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Olive Kitteridge is must see viewing; Star 80 also new on DVD

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor You just might say we are living in a second golden age of television. Almost everyone is producing quality programming, from AMC’s Breaking Bad to Netflix’ House of Cards, networks big and small have gotten into series and made-for-TV movies, an area that was once completely dominated by the likes of HBO and Showtime. With so many choices, how

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  • Redmayne will win Oscar, in theory, also reviewed, Alexander’s terrible day

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

                  By Peter Covino A&E Editor It looks as though Eddie Redmayne is probably the favorite now in the Oscar race over the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, even if that other Brit is more convincing. I saw The Imitation Game, also a Best Picture nominee several weeks ago, and found it considerably more satisfying than The Theory of Everything, another Best Picture nominee. It

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  • Some real American Graffiti. A 1,000 mile walk to save America’s drive-in theaters

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor Walking to New Jersey may not seem like a great idea, even in the springtime, but Rick Cohen is doing just that in the dead of winter. Cohen left Kissimmee about ten days ago, on a one-man mission to help save the American drive-in theater. The drive-in theater has been in decline for the past few decades, said Cohen, who owns and operates

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  • Disney’s Dalmatians Diamond Edition and The Judge on Blu-ray

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s a great week for Blu-ray/DVDS. Just out is one of the Disney animated greats of all time in a long-awaited Diamond Edition, 101 Dalmatians, and,  The Judge, featuring the one-two punch of actors Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. It is always nice to see Duvall in a motion picture, especially when the role is so good, he gets nominated

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  • Who died in your house? Watch the new Poltergeist trailer and find out

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor On the creepy fun factor, I just might rate this a 10. Poltergeist the Movie (the new one) is in partnership with Diedinhouse.com to uncover the secrets buried in homes across the US.  This is a relatively-new website, I am guessing,  that helps you find out if anyone has died at any valid US address. Creepy, yes, but it is practical

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  • Nightcrawler is definitely top 10 “creepy”

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Jake Gyllen­haal was robbed. With an already impressive film resume under his belt, the actor reached out even further with his portrayal of Lou Bloom, a small-time thief who finds his calling, becoming a freelancer for exploitation video journalism, in Nightcrawler (Universal Home Entertainment). But he did not receive an Academy Award nomination. His character, Bloom, is subtly reprehensible. Actually, it

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  • KUA to host Movie in the Park featuring ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the City of Kissimmee, will host a free Movie in the Park event on Friday, Feb. 6 on the civic lawn of Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park. The event will feature the 1982 sci-fi family film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” shown on a giant 14-foot LED screen. The movie will feature closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Attendees will enjoy free admission, free popcorn, themed activities, trivia

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