Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

by Tiffany Gustanski

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

In the previous episode of Hulu’s Catch-22, Nately died before he could propose to Clara. In Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 5, YoYo wanted to go to Rome to tell Clara.

Permission Denied

Cathcart and Korn admonished YoYo for needing to turn back during the mission. However, Korn pointed out that punishing him would send the wrong message about the mission’s success. Cathcart agreed to give YoYo a medal for his courage. However, when YoYo asked for leave to see Clara in Rome, Cathcart denied permission. Yossarian went looking for Milo, who was away in Spain. Two of the Italian boys working for M&M flew YoYo to Rome.

At the house in Rome, Aarfy was there on leave. YoYo dropped off his things and headed for the brothel. The place was dark and empty. YoYo found Clara’s sister, Ines, on the street, and she didn’t know where Clara was. YoYo gave Ines the ring meant for Clara. Ines thought he wanted a sexual favor for it, but he told her to keep it.

On the way back, after running into a group of men beating a dog, YoYo saw a crowd surrounding Michaela dead on the cobblestones. Yossarian quickly realized that Aarfy had raped her and thrown her out of the window. When the MPs came, YoYo thought they were there to arrest Aarfy, but they arrested him instead for going on leave without permission.

Balancing the Books

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

The MPs had locked Yossarian up in a bunker. Cathcart and Korn came to see him to impress on him how bad the things he was saying about Aarfy would reflect on the US Army. They offered to discharge YoYo if he kept his mouth shut.

The two Italian boys found YoYo and brought Milo. They were in a “Green Zone”, and they all had to get out of there. Cathcart realized what Milo meant, and as they frantically drove away, the Germans bombed the airfield. Milo explained it was part of a deal for the syndicate, and they would be attacking them in return soon. He reminded YoYo that he too was part of the syndicate and wanted him to be a partner now and after they went home.

The Mediterranean Theater

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

As the men were cleaning up the airfield, General Scheisskopf landed. He was now in charge of the entire Mediterranean theater and would be based on Pianosa. Upon hearing that Scheisskopf was there, Yossarian found Korn, whose office was being cleaned out around him. Korn had YoYo’s discharge papers ready, and they only needed Cathcart’s signature. Unfortunately, he asked for it in front of Scheisskopf. Since YoYo hadn’t flown the current mission quota of 55, he ripped up YoYo’s discharge papers, despite whatever deal they had in place. He hinted that he knew YoYo was sleeping with his wife.

While YoYo was on his next mission, he got hit and believed he lost his testicles. Both engines were failing, and YoYo and Aarfy abandoned the plane. Orr, who was piloting, didn’t jump.

What did you think of this episode of Catch-22? Let us know in the comment section below!

Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3 Recap

by Joey Mills

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Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3 Recap

Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3 sees Fitz and Enoch as wanted men. A hunter receives an alert regarding the two. Armed with weapons and a teleportation device, the hunter searches for his quarry.

Fitz & Enoch

Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3 Recap

Fitz lands the hijacked ship on Kitson, where he is considered a hero by local workers at the spaceport for saving the crew over the Controller. However, the workers are still going to steal the snails and the ship from Fitz. Proving that they’re not terrible people, the workers leave Fitz and Enoch with a single casino chip, giving the two a chance to make the fortune they need to get another ship and get off planet.

The casino has a strict no robots nor synthetics rule. Enoch gets past their scanners. Feeling optimistic, Enoch orders himself and Fitz drinks. Enoch has studied — but never played — games of chance like those played in the casino. Enoch states that he is having fun out with Fitz, who Enoch considers his best friend.

Enoch wins a large amount of chips before losing them at a poker-like game. While Enoch is great at playing mathematical odds, he is incapable of reading people, including when Fitz says that Enoch is his best friend, too. Enoch knows of one final game they can play, but the stakes are high. Enoch will count the cards in a blackjack-like game and signal to Fitz playing the game. If Fitz loses, he will be sold into slavery.. or worse.

All is going well until Enoch is remotely shut down. The hunter is a chronicom like Enoch, and he has alerted others that Fitz and Enoch are here. Enoch says that being remotely shut down means that he has been decommissioned. He no longer has a purpose. Fitz says that they are best friends and that their purpose is to look out for one another.

Simmons & Daisy

Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3 Recap

Daisy, Simmons, and the rest of their team arrive in Naro-Atzia space, where they are docked and boarded for customs inspection. The hunter teleports onto their ship on the information that Fitz and Enoch would be aboard the next ship that docked there. The hunter explains that Fitz is a man out of time, and his presence threatens the timeline of the universe.

Realizing that Fitz and Enoch are alive and close by, Daisy and Simmons travel to Kitson to find them. Unfortunately, they are under the psychedelic effects of a treat that they ingested, causing them to lose track of their mission in the casino. The hunter gets free and contacts others who shut down Enoch. Daisy fights off the hunters while Simmons searches for Fitz. Fitz and Enoch escape from their cell in front of Simmons, but the hunter telelports in, grabs Fitz, and teleports away, leaving Simmons and Enoch alone in the hallway.

Back on earth, Sarge and Jaco survey the planet and get ready to do some damage.

What did you think of Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 3? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

POLL RESULTS: The Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

by Max Evry

POLL: The Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

POLL RESULTS: The Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

Now that this bloody (and bloody controversial!) final season of Game of Thrones is complete, ComingSoon.net asked our readers to tell us what the Most Shocking Moment of Game of Thrones Season 8 was. Over 2200 of you responded, and you can check out the official results of the poll below, and of course SPOILERS BEWARE!!!!

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What Was the Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

Arya slays the Night King. (29%, 643 votes)

Daenerys burns King’s Landing. (23%, 509 votes)

Bran gets the Throne. (15%, 337 votes)

Rhaegal is killed by Euron’s fleet. (8%, 171 votes)

Jon murders Daenerys. (7%, 146 votes)

Jon is sentenced to the Night’s Watch (again). (4%, 87 votes)

Arya seduces Gendry. (3%, 64 votes)

Ned Umber’s dead body left by the Night King. (2%, 40 votes)

Missandei is executed by Cersei. (2%, 39 votes)

Drogon melts the Iron Throne. (2%, 53% votes)

Lyanna Mormont is killed by an Ice Giant. (2%, 35 votes)

Cersei and Jaime die together in the Red Keep’s collapse. (1%, 22 votes)

Jamie leaves Brienne for Cersei. (1%, 19 votes)

Varys is burned to death by Drogon. (1%, 13 votes)

Theon Greyjoy is killed by the Night King. (0%, 3 votes)

Sandor and the Mountain kill each other. (0%, 8 votes)

Melisandre dies from old age. (0%, 7 votes)

Eddison Tollett is killed. (0%, 6 votes)

Jorah Mormont is killed. (0%, 6 votes)

Beric Dondarrion is killed. (0%, 2 votes)

Euron is killed by Jamie. (0%, 0 votes)

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Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

Executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 8 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Martin, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence, and Lisa McAtackney.

The final season of Game of Thrones likely won’t be our last trip to Westeros, as HBO has greenlit a pilot set 1,000 years before the events of the wildly popular sword and sorcery epic. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast in the as-yet-untitled prequel series. S.J. Clarkson (The DefendersJessica Jones) will direct the pilot.

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

by Joey Mills

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

Doom Patrol Episode 15 deals with the fallout from Niles revealing that he was behind the tragedies that befell each of the members of the team. Niles explains that he experimented on each of them, trying to find the secret of immortality. Niles begs Nobody to let them go, which he does. Nobody says that this was never about them and sends them back to their lives outside the White Space. Nobody tells Niles that the world is his oyster and that it’s Niles’s turn to be a noboy before sending Niles back to the manor alone.


Larry & Rita

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

Six months later, Larry and Rita have moved into an apartment together. Larry keeps working at staying conscious for longer periods of time while the negative spirit is out of his body. Rita is teaching drama to teenagers at the local school. While Larry is having success, Rita’s situation is made real for her by a group of bullies who point out how pathetic she is.

The two hear disembodied music that no one else in their apartment complex seems to hear. Though they are the ones who refuse to get involved, they decide to follow the sound.

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap


Jane & Cliff

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

Jane returns to the Doom Patrol’s academy. There she learns that Niles developed an opiate serum to dull metahuman abilities. Jane steals the serum. Back at the bus, which Jane is living out of in a seedy part of town, she injects herself and all of her personalities get high and drift to sleep. Cliff continues to keep watch over Jane from afar, bringing her takeout and leaving it outside the bus for Jane to find each morning.

Like Larry and Rita, Jane and Cliff can hear the music and decide to find it and put a stop to it.

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap


Vic

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

Vic is haunted by nightmares that twist his own experience of being put back together after the explosion with hum being responsible for the deaths of the team members. Silas checks in on Vic, but Vic brushes him aside with a lame excuse about searching for cybercriminals being more important than being on the street. Like the rest of the team, Vic follows the music to its source at the manor.


Nobody’s Revenge

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

Nobody’s thrill of victory has long since disappeared. Ezekiel the roach convinces Nobody to hatch a new plan, one that will result in the apocalypse. Along with Admiral Whiskers, the trio find Danny and imprison them in a painting along with the one person Niles still cares about and who still cares about Niles — his daughter. When Niles explains the situation to the team, they agree to help for Danny’s sake and for Niles’s daughter, not for Niles.

The music they all heard is the Beard Hunter in the cabaret, the last one left keeping Danny alive. Nobody found Niles’s daughter, and she promptly defeated Nobody and enlarged Ezekiel and Whiskers to the size of kaiju. While the team goes to rescue Niles’s daughter and find a way to free them all from the painting, Rita consoles Nobody. She knows what it is like to be beaten by a kid. She convinces Nobody to reassert control of the situation by taking up narrating the rest of the story.

While Jane and Niles save Niles’s daughter, Dorothy, the rest get eaten by Ezekiel. With them all safely shielded from radiation inside the cockroach, the negative spirit tears a hole in the dimensions, freeing Danny and everyone who was inside the roach, leaving only Nobody and the Beard Hunter still trapped inside the painting.

What did you think of the Doom Patrol season finale? Let us know in the comments below!

Doom Patrol Episode 15 Recap

5 TV Episodes That Never Aired

by Nate Williams

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5 TV episodes that never aired

ComingSoon.net is taking a look at five episodes of popular television series that proved to be too controversial. Check out our choices in the gallery below!

While many television shows have gone in the direction of shorter seasons and shorter runs, there are plenty of past and present ones who embrace the traditional 20+ episode season structure with hopes of remaining on-air for as long as possible. Naturally, with such a high demand for plots and stories, there are bound to be a few duds in the mix.

What many show runners and television writers can’t anticipate, though, is their episode facing bad timing or being accused of bad taste. Unfortunately for them, this sort of thing happens quite often. Whether the episode happens to contain subject matter that reflects real-life tragedies or it simply takes its plot too far, there are a handful of TV shows with episodes that were either pulled from the release schedule or removed from recirculation after the fact.

CS Swag Bag With Keanu Reeves & the John Wick 3 Cast!

by Max Evry

CS Swag Bag With Keanu Reeves & the John Wick 3 Cast!

CS Swag Bag With Keanu Reeves & the John Wick 3 Cast!

Welcome to a special John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum edition of ComingSoon.net’s video feature CS Swag Bag, where we chat on camera with our favorite actors and directors about the strangest or most interesting piece of swag they’ve ever been given. This installment features Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick and Ian McShane, and you can check out the hilarious answers of the John Wick 3 cast in the video below!

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What is swag? For our purposes, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “Swag” as “promotional goods or items” or “goods given to people who attend or participate in an event.” For years we have been inundated with stories of awesome swag celebs get, like bags with designer jewelry or expensive electronics. CS Swag Bag hopes to explore the WEIRDER side of Hollywood swag, and hopefully get some fun stories in the process!

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John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum is now playing in theaters everywhere!

Which of these celebrity swag stories was your favorite? Who are some other Hollywood personalities you’d like us to ask about their craziest swag? Let us know in the comments below!

Carmen Ejogo’s Five Best Roles

by Nate Williams

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Carmen Ejogo’s Five Best Roles

ComingSoon.net is counting down our five favorite movies and TV shows starring Carmen Ejogo, who has just begun to receive recognition as an actress but has actually been around for a while now. Check out our choices in the gallery below!

Born in London but known for playing mostly American characters, Carmen Ejogo has found success on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. From prestige TV to big-budget franchises to gripping dramas and indie horror films, Ejogo has diversified herself across all kinds of different roles in such a short amount of time. She’s still relatively new to such large success in the entertainment industry, but shows no signs of stopping her ascent.

In fact, 2017 saw the actress pick up five different roles—all notable in one way or another. For someone who has been acting since 1986 but has only found great roles in the past decade or so, it’s impressive just how hard Ejogo has worked herself in recent years. As she continues to grow more and more successful, let’s look at her best acting credits so far.

Cloak & Dagger Season 2 Episode 9 Recap

by Joey Mills

Cloak & Dagger Season 2 Episode 8 Recap

Cloak and Dagger Season 2 Episode 9 revels the past eight years of Andre’s life. A jazz trumpeter striving for immortality  through fame, his love of music was taken away from him by his migraines. Andre was considering suicide the night the Roxxon rig exploded, causing him to fall from the bridge. Waking in the hospital with Lia as his nurse, Andre discovered the then-empty record shop and its ability to heal his pain. Andre filled the record shop with the songs of the women who came to group therapy over the years.

Now, understanding the meaning of the veve on the record shop door, Andre plans to ascending to godhood by playing his trumpet once again and using it to drain the hopes from everyone in the city.

Tandy

Tandy and Mayhem report to the crime scene where the NOPD found Lia’s  dumped, unconscious body. Like the other female victims that Tandy rescued who are still in police custody, Lia is humming a piece of a song. The victims who the NOPD released have all disappeared. Rather than take Lia to a hospital, Tandy and Mayhem take her back to the church, where Tandy says that once they know where Andre is from Lia, then Tandy’s going to kill her.

Tandy touches Lia’s hand to search her hopes, but finds Lia devoid of any. Inside Lia’s mind is a door. With Ty alongside, the two search through Lia’s memories, finding how Andre manipulaed Lia into helping him by claiming her as his first victim. Andre is in Lia’s head as well. He tells Ty and Tandy that they can’t stop him from ascending to godhood now.

Mayhem is ready to kill Lia, since they can’t get anything of use from her head, but Tandy has a change of heart. She sees Lia as a victim, too, and protects her from Mayhem. After a struggle, Mayhem tells Tandy that whatever happens with Lia from this point on is Tandy’s responsibility. Tandy abandons Lia at the hospital while she and Ty go to face Andre.

Ty

Ty hits the streets in search of Andre. After checking in on his mother, who Ty catches lying about Connors, Ty hits up the young gang member Solomon and tells him to call a meeting of the city’s gang leaders. Ty ambushes the gang members and brings the leaders to the top of a building. Ty sets an ultimatum — no more selling drugs to the pimps and human traffickers who use the drugs to control women.

Ty learns from the gang leaders that Andre is headed back to the club where his career ended and his ascension began. He and Tandy arrive, but Andre isn’t there. The original club was destroyed. The two follow the sound of Andre’s trumpet, where a group of victims including Tandy’s mom stand rapt while Andre plays. Unable to reach Andre in time, Tandy throws a dagger at Ty, who sends it through to Andre as he hits the blue note.

Andre and the crowd disappear. In the record store, the veve-locked door is open. Andre steps through.

What did you think of Cloak and Dagger Season 2 Episode 9? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

by Tiffany Gustanski

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

In the previous episode of Hulu’s Catch-22, McWatt crashed his plane purposefully after accidentally killing Kid Sampson. Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 opened with YoYo answering questions about the incident.

Eleven Missions

The officers interviewed YoYo about McWatt’s state of mind. They were trying to absolve the US Army of responsibility for their deaths. YoYo made a point to say that the Army was responsible for McWatt’s insanity. Afterwards, he was asked to identify McWatt and Kid Sampson from their remains.

YoYo sought out Nurse Duckett to tell her, the other sane person in camp, about his plan. He would fly the eleven missions he had left quickly and turn the log sheets in all at once before the quotas could be raised again. Yossarian went from mission to mission and even asked other bombardiers if he could fly their missions for them. When he had eleven, he took them to Col. Korn for his discharge papers. Korn put them at the bottom of a pile and told him to come back later.

Like a Vacation

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

On his way back from swimming, YoYo ran into a jovial Orr and caught a ride with him. He had been on a training run in a new bomber, but the valve on the carburetor was different. Orr had landed in the water. Milo sought YoYo out to go with him on his business runs, and Orr asked to tag along.

Milo had run M&M Enterprises so lucratively that, from Sicily to Palermo to Malta to Oran, he was collecting honorary titles and powerful positions. He had asked YoYo to come along to pose as Nelson Rockefeller for the Caliph of Oran. The Caliph asked him about drilling prospects in the Sahara, and Orr successfully covered by talking about the valves.

Getting Out

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

On the way back to base, YoYo and Minderbinder talked about going home. Milo wanted YoYo to go into business with him. He had a quota, just like everyone else, but Milo had been so busy that he knew wouldn’t get out of the war the normal way.

When Yossarian got back, Col. Korn still hadn’t stamped his papers. The quota had been raised while they were gone to 55. YoYo was still in active duty, which meant he still had to fly. YoYo saw Nurse Duckett, who told him that instead of hoping the war would end, he should fly the missions to help end it.

Nately

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

Nately told YoYo that he decided to propose to the prostitute, Clara. YoYo wasn’t happy about the news, but Nately showed him the ring and asked him to be his best man. He apologized to Nately and agreed.

During the latest mission, YoYo could see Orr’s plane going down. It distracted him enough that he didn’t release his bombs. All the other bombers released late and missed the target. YoYo convinced the pilot to turn around because he didn’t want to come back the next day. He successfully bombed the bridge, but the tailgun and Nately dislodged from the plane and fell to the ground.

What did you think of this episode of Catch-22? Let us know in the comment section below!

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

by Tiffany Gustanski

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

In the previous episode of Hulu’s Catch-22, Clevinger went missing in action, and Minderbinder roped Cathcart into his schemes. In Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3, YoYo tried to stop the Bologna mission.

Lux Laundry Flakes

The upcoming Bologna mission worried YoYo. He convinced Minderbinder to put laundry flakes in the tomato soup and instructed his friends not to eat it. He successfully postponed the mission since the whole infantry became ill. Unfortunately, instead of getting ground support for the mission like he had hoped, the troops were rerouted because the infantry had to postpone.

McWatt pointed out the futility of YoYo’s actions, since he was only delaying the inevitable. McWatt had accepted that he was going to die, so he would be happy until he eventually did die. Since YoYo hadn’t accepted it yet, he would be stressed until he died.

The Bomb Line

 

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

YoYo went to Major to see what he learned from reading the manual. After Towser denied him entrance, he came in through the office window. YoYo believed that Major had the power sign whatever form that kept him from flying. He explained how the bomb line terrified him and pointed out that it was just a piece of string on a map. In the middle of the night, YoYo snuck into the briefing tent and moved the bomb line so that Bologna appeared to have been captured.

The officers believed that because the bomb line had been moved, the US had somehow captured Bologna in the night. Major de Coverley went to Bologna to requisition a building that had a Nazi banner hanging on it. He stumbled upon a group of Nazis in the middle of a briefing and was captured. Cathcart berated the entire infantry for moving the bomb line and increased the quota from 40 to 50.

M&M Enterprises

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

Milo arrived on the base with German pilots flying German cargo planes. The Germans were part of the syndicate that he was putting together as much as Cathcart and the base. Unfortunately, the soldiers on the runway weren’t told and pointed guns at him, despite Minderbinder’s paperwork. Cathcart arrived to tell them to stand down. Milo’s young Italian employees arrived to paint the M&M Enterprises logo on the sides of the planes.

Baked Alaska

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

During the Bologna mission, the intercom in the plane stopped working. YoYo insisted that they had to turn back and abort mission since he couldn’t do his job. McWatt resisted at first but turned back. At dinner, Cathcart celebrated a job well done by having Milo serve Baked Alaska to everyone except YoYo’s table. Cathcart harangued them for their cowardice as McWatt explained why they turned back.

While the guys were relaxing on a platform in the water, McWatt playfully flew low toward them. With the rest of the guys in the water, Kid Sampson jokingly challenged McWatt, who flew towards him. Unfortunately, he couldn’t pull up fast enough and flew right into Kid Sampson. With blood and guts all over the front of his plane, McWatt turned off his engine and glided his plane into the side of a cliff.

What did you think of this episode of Catch-22? Let us know in the comment section below!

Russell Brand’s Five Best Films

by Nate Williams

Russell Brand's Five Best Films

Russell Brand’s Five Best Films

ComingSoon.net is counting down our five favorite movies starring Russell Brand, a stand-up comedian who has managed to carve out a space for himself in the world of feature films. Check out our choices in the gallery below!

Really more of a stand-up than an actor, British comedian Russell Brand has plenty of notoriety across both North America and Europe. An author and an activist on the side, Brand has proved himself to be a man of many different talents. He’s a big supporter of Transcendental Meditation, the technique founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and popularized by filmmaker David Lynch, but stands for many different causes on top of that. With all this going on, Brand is far from uninteresting.

His characters almost always embody this truth. Eccentric rockers, mad scientists, weird dolls, clueless sidekicks—no matter what kind of role he’s playing, Brand is never boring. Since 1994, Brand has done his best to establish a filmography as eclectic as his personality. For the most part, he’s been hugely successful.

The Cast and Creative Team Behind Aladdin Celebrate A New Take On A Disney Classic

by Sabina Graves

The Cast and Creative Team Behind Aladdin Celebrate A New Take On Disney Classic

The cast and creative team behind Aladdin celebrate a new take on a Disney Classic

Aladdin, directed by Guy Richie (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Sherlock Holmes) starring Mena Massoud as the diamond in the rough, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine and Will Smith as The Genie.

We all know how beloved the animated film is to its deep fan base, however, this Aladdin adds layers to its supporting cast through endearing arcs and vibrant new characters which enrich the world of the original 1992 film in unexpected and delightful ways.

Before the cast took the stage at the Aladdin Press Conference, eight time Academy Award winner Alan Menken took the stage to perform a medley of his past Disney collaborations that garnered such acclaim. This was especially moving to all in attendance as these songs have informed and shaped our childhood soundtracks and will always be forever fondly engrained in our hearts. With Aladdin, you’ll hear a new piece that you will add to that tapestry, but more on that later.

(Via The Pop Culture Geek Channel on YouTube)

Following that performance, the creative team and talent talked to press about what it was like on set living as these new versions of some of our fave characters to how Will Smith approached his Genie, along with, Jasmine’s character progression in leadership and the importance of representing the shared folklore of Aladdin to the world with an inclusive cast. 

Naomi Scott on Jasmine aspiring to more than being a Princess. 

NAOMI SCOTT: First of all, I think it’s a wonderful thing when you have a vision for a character or you think ‘Oh, I would love to see Disney do this with this character’ and it aligns with the people involved. It aligns with Guy [Richie] and our producers. For me, I really think it was a natural progression. Talking about equality of challenge–the idea that Jasmine needed even more of a challenge in this movie as well. It’s a natural progression. The fact that she wants to become the leader. I kind of just want people to walk out and go, oh yeah, that makes sense, right? She should be the leader. It’s not this thing that’s been shoehorned in. It just makes sense. And she’s a human. For me as an actor, my main thing is, how do I humanize her, how do I give her depth. So those things just came naturally.

Speaking of this new female energy, one of the new characters introduced in Guy Richie’s Aladdin is Dalia portrayed by Nasim Pedrad, who you may recognize for her stint on Saturday Night Live.

NASIM PEDRAD:  It was so fun, because I think all the joy of creating something from scratch, but then watching that intersect with this story we all know and love. Which I had so much respect for coming into it. I’m a 90s kid. So for me, Aladdin was like golden age Disney. I’m so proud to be part of the most diversely cast Disney movie of all time I think. And it really is that that film resonated with me as a child because it was the first time I saw a Middle Eastern protagonist in a major motion picture. So to get to be a part of that and play a little fun role in being Jasmine’s friend and handmaiden and especially under the guidance of Guy who is so collaborative and fun and every day, you’re like ‘Oh my gosh,’ he puts the scene up on its feet, and it turns into a whole fun new thing that you wouldn’t have necessarily even seen on the page. It was just such a blast. A lot of my scenes were with Naomi And we got to spend [a lot of] time together before and during filming. There was such an instant camaraderie and friendship that I think, hopefully, translates into the dynamic of the characters on screen.

NAOMI SCOTT:  She won’t say, but she kills it in this movie. I think also she does so much improv because she’s such an amazing writer as well. She was just coming out with like I was just laughing the whole time. I couldn’t keep it together. But I think she brought more to the character than I think anyone could have ever imagined for this role. And literally, she just annihilates it.

With the cast coming together and bringing a sense of family to it, it’s no wonder Will Smith signed on. Even though he was apprehensive at first, due to the respect he had to Robin William’s original take on the character of the Genie. 

WILL SMITH:  This is my first Disney movie… ‘there’s something that Walt Disney did in the design of these stories that at the core is something that shocks the inner child within you and forces it to come alive and smile and appreciate the moment. So for me, coming into this, first starting with fear, it definitely started with fear. What Robin Williams did with his character was, he just didn’t leave a lot of room to add to the genie. So I started off fearful. But then when I got with the music, it just started waking up that fun childlike silly part of me. This was the most joyful experience of my career.

Ultimately reimagining the music helped him find his take on Genie and guided him to explore what he wanted to share as an artist with the world.

WILL SMITH:  The song that got me over the hump of ‘Yes, I can play Genie”  was “Friend Like Me.” I went into the studio the first day and I really wanted to play with it and see if I could add something to it. And literally 30 minutes in the studio, I started to find that in the 94- 96 Beats Per Minute range, we were playing around in there thinking ultimately that range is right old school hip-hop. So I grabbed the Honey Drippers – “Impeach The President” which is a really classic old school hip hop breakbeat. And I had them throw that breakbeat under there.  And I was like ‘Oh my God. I’m home, I’m home.’ And then I started playing with the hip hop flavor and then the Genie was really born in my mind from the music.

Aladdin was really my first sort of coming back in and seeing if my heart was even still in this kind of performing. And what I discovered is everything starts with what am I saying to the world? How does this piece contribute to the human family? Can I go around the world with the ideas that the movie represents and can I teach and preach these ideas in good conscience? And Aladdin checks all of those boxes. I love the idea of Genie and one of the things that I related to in Genie is that he has shackles. The Genie has these spectacular powers, but he’s shackled. Like he is a prisoner of his spiritual fate. And that is sort of how I felt with Will Smith. I was sort of shackled by Will Smith. And in these last couple of years, I’ve just started finding my freedom, were getting free of Will Smith and I’m getting more comfortable being me. So Aladdin was that first step back out. 

Mena Massoud brings the titular character Aladdin to life in this new film and you’ll see by his performance that he was made to play this role. Mena exudes the right fun-loving charisma needed to pull off Aladdin for this 2019 update and authentically represents the character.

MENA MASSOUD:  You know, I’m especially proud of the representation and the ethnically diverse casting that was put together for this. It’s not often you can go to a movie theater and see all people of color represented like this. It’s certainly something that I was missing in my childhood. So I’m proud of the cast and the casting that Guy and Disney put together. So I’m excited for little boys and girls to go see people that look like them on screen, man. That’s what I’m proud of.

WILL SMITH:  Right. I think it is critically important to be able to pull stories and colors and textures and tastes from around the world. I think that in this particular time in the world, that kind of inclusion and diversity will be a critical part of turning our connectivity because we have more connectivity than ever, but transitioning that connectivity into harmony is going to be really critical. And I think these kinds of interactions in these types of movies are a powerful global service. It was critical and important to me.

You’ll also be glad to know that Alan Menken gave Jasmine a new song. He was very delighted by the opportunity to work on the film and even more excited to add to the character of Jasmine.

ALAN MENKEN: I’m happy to come back to these films and continue to add to them. Writing ‘Speechless’ was a surprising benefit, It was one of those songs that wouldn’t have existed otherwise.

NAOMI SCOTT:  The fact that they wrote a song and I get to sing it, first of all, I was like wow. That’s already surreal. But also then when I heard it and just the words and the lyrics and how timely it was, the message behind the song and the idea of not going speechless, that everyone has a voice, doesn’t matter who you are, doesn’t matter what you look like, doesn’t matter what your gender, your voice matters. And speaking out against injustice matters. Not just standing by and being a spectator. It was really emotional because I wanted it to feel raw. And I wanted it to feel like it’s what she’s going through in that moment. And we did some of it live as well which was a different type of challenge. And yeah, you know, it’s out there, it’s the world’s song. Like whatever it will be, it will be. And then whatever people take from it, they will take. I’m just obviously very blessed to be the person to kind of embody it in the movie.

Aladdin opens this Friday so grab your tickets now!

This Is Us Season 3 Recap

by Tiffany Gustanski

This Is Us Season 3 Recap

This Is Us Season 3 Recap

NBC’s This Is Us left Season 2 with a mystery flash forward with Tess and Randall going to see someone who was dying. This Is Us Season 3 answered that question and threw its characters into some trying situations. To close out the season and to celebrate the show’s recent renewal, we’re recapping the major storylines of the season for the Pearsons.

Kevin and Zoe

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 7 Recap

We saw Kevin and Zoe go from a blossoming flirtation to a serious relationship this season. Kevin asked Zoe to go to Vietnam with him to research Jack’s time there during the war. Initial conflict came from Kevin not understanding why Zoe would need a silk pillowcase, illustrating cultural differences between them based on their interracial relationship. But things got more serious when Zoe opened up to Kevin about sexual abuse she suffered as a girl. When Kevin fell off the wagon after finding Uncle Nicky, it was Kevin’s lying that made Zoe question their relationship.

Unfortunately, it was Zoe’s assertion that she never wanted children that ended their relationship. After secretly being hopeful she would change her mind, Kevin admitted that he did want kids. During the flash forward in the finale, we saw that Kevin did eventually have a son.

Kate and Toby

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 5 Recap

Without telling Kate, Toby went off his antidepressants to increase their chances of getting pregnant. This sent Toby into a depressive spiral. However, Toby eventually came out of it after reestablishing his medication, and Kate became pregnant. Kate went into labor very early, and the family spent a long, tense time, arguing in the waiting room. Kate came out of it fine, and baby Jack was born premature. Toby struggled with his son’s fragile state until he was finally able to hold him. In the flash forward, though we don’t see him, Jack is alive and well.

Randall and Beth

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 9 Recap

There was a big question mark hanging over Randall and Beth’s relationship this season. Randall ran for city councilman in Philadelphia and won. At the same time, Beth was laid off from her job, and the job hunt felt defeating for her. We saw Beth as a young girl work diligently as a ballet dancer and gave it up before meeting Randall in college. Beth wanted to pursue a dance career again, this time as an instructor. Unfortunately, this caused significant strain on her relationship with Randall as he took office. After a nasty fight between them, Randall decided to resign, but Beth told them they would be moving to Philadelphia. She would be opening her own dance studio there.

Rebecca and Jack

This Is Us Season 3 Episode 16 Recap

In the past, we saw the beginning of Rebecca and Jack’s relationship. They went on a road trip to California soon after meeting. Jack didn’t discuss his time in Vietnam, but eventually we learned that his brother Nicky didn’t die in the war. A horrible accident caused a rift in Jack and Nicky’s relationship. Nicky hadn’t known that Jack died. The Big Three went to see him, and it didn’t go as Kevin had hoped.

We learned that it was Rebecca, whose health was failing in the flash forward.

If you’ve missed a recap or want to revisit the entire This Is Us Season 3, check out our full list of recaps below.

Olivia Munn’s Five Best Roles

by Nate Williams

5 best Olivia Munn movies

Olivia Munn’s Five Best Roles

ComingSoon.net is counting down our five favorite movies and TV shows starring Olivia Munn, who has managed to secure plenty of great roles since transitioning from journalism to acting. Check out our choices in the gallery below!

After originally starting out her career as a television journalist on the former video game-centric television network G4, Olivia Munn transitioned into television and feature film work early in the 2010s. Her big break came in the form of a Daily Show correspondent, where she remained for just one year before moving onto bigger and better things.

Now known for her roles in multiple superhero films across two different cinematic universes, her various appearances in big-budget studio comedies, and her dramatic work on television, Munn is practically a household name at this point. She’s only been in the acting game since 2010 or so, but she has nowhere to go but up at this point. As she continues to rack up credits, it’s worth looking at her best performances so far.

POLL: The Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

by Max Evry

POLL: The Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

POLL: The Most Shocking Game of Thrones Season 8 Moment?

Sunday’s Game of Thrones series finale was watched by an HBO record of 19.3 million viewers, with many stunned by the twists and turns the plot took to see who wound up on the Iron Throne. Now that this bloody (and bloody controversial!) final season of the show is complete, ComingSoon.net is asking our readers to tell us what the Most Shocking Moment of Game of Thrones Season 8 was. Place your vote in the poll below, and of course SPOILERS BEWARE!!!!

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Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

Executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 8 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Martin, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence, and Lisa McAtackney.

The final season of Game of Thrones likely won’t be our last trip to Westeros, as HBO has greenlit a pilot set 1,000 years before the events of the wildly popular sword and sorcery epic. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast in the as-yet-untitled prequel series. S.J. Clarkson (The DefendersJessica Jones) will direct the pilot.

Mandatory Streamers: Game of Thrones’ Last Watch Explores Final Season

by Kylie Hemmert

Mandatory Streamers: Game of Thrones' Last Watch Explores Making of Final Season

Mandatory Streamers: Game of Thrones’ Last Watch explores making of final season

Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of May 20, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch documentary delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields, and car-parks of Northern Ireland. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!

HBO

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Documentary Premiere: For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series and chronicled the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season. Made with unprecedented access, the two-hour documentary about the making of the final season offers an up-close and personal report from the trenches of production, following the crew and the cast as they content with extreme weather, punishing deadlines, and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers. This is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world and then have to say goodbye to it. The documentary will premiere on Sunday, May 26.

Netflix

She’s Gotta Have It, Season 2 Premiere: The Netflix original series starring DeWanda Wise based on Spike Lee’s feature film is returning for a new season. The second season of Lee’s series continues the story of Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job, and her three lovers. Season 2 offers a timely and topical portrait of rising talents as Nola must decide if she will remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world. Set against a backdrop of black art and culture, Nola’s journey of self-discovery helps transform the lives of those around her. The second season will launch on Friday, May 24.

What/If, Series Premiere: Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger stars in the streamer’s new social thriller anthology, which explores the difficult sacrifices the characters must be willing to take in exchange for the achievement of their personal desires. What/If will center on the effects of acceptable people committing deplorable acts, with Zellweger starring in the lead role as a powerful woman named Anne, shrouded in mystery. The series will be available to stream on May 14.

Starz

Vida, Season 2 Premiere: The critically-acclaimed drama series is returning for a second season on Starz, featuring Emma and Lyn trying to revive their mother’s bar as they navigate a new life in a familiar city. The first season of the series introduced the two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. After being forced to return to their old neighborhood, Emma and Lyn are confronted by the past and the surprising truth about their mother’s identity. Their journey continues when the second season premieres on May 23.

Renewals

Snowpiercer, Season 2: Ahead of the series debut of the dystopian thriller based on the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer has been renewed for a second season and will be airing on TBS. The movie centered on the desolate future where the earth has become a nearly-uninhabitable tundra and much of the human population has been relegated to a perpetually-moving locomotive. The first season of the series will premiere in spring 2020.

Miracle Workers, Season 2: Daniel Radcliffe’s half-hour comedy, based on Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name, has been renewed for a second season at TBS! Season 2 will follow a medieval story about friendship, family and trying not to be murdered. Set to return for the new season, Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni will portray new characters that will center on the story of a group of villagers in the dark ages trying to stay positive in an age of inequality and fake news.

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

by Tiffany Gustanski

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

In the previous episode of Hulu’s Catch-22, Doc Daneeka denied YoYo’s request to be grounded based on “Catch-22”, and Minderbinder convinced Major de Coverly to appoint him mess officer. In Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2, the mission quotas increased even more, and Major Major received a promotion.

Major Major Major Major

Col. Cathcart and Lt. Col. Korn drove up to the guys’ basketball game to take Major Major to an officers’ meeting. Major explained that he was a sergeant. His first, middle, and last names were all “Major” because his father played a joke on his mother with the birth certificate. Korn pointed out to Cathcart that Major was scheduled for all the officers’ meetings, which Major shouldn’t be attending as a sergeant. Cathcart promoted Major to major.

Major now had an office and an assistant, Sgt. Towser. Towser went over Major’s appointments with him. Major told him to cancel all the appointments. If anyone came to see him, they would have to wait. Towser could only let them in to see him when Major was no longer there.

Tomato Profits

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

Now that Minderbinder was mess hall officer, his ambition grew. He arrived at the runway with a truck full of tomatoes for Col. Cathcart. Minderbinder tried convincing Cathcart to let him use a plane to move food all over Europe. He wanted Cathcart to invest in his “enterprise” and buy food from him. As an investor, Minderbinder reasoned, Cathcart would essentially be buying food for nothing. Cathcart reminded Minderbinder that the point of war was to win, not to increase profits.

The Texan

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

YoYo tried again to get out of flying missions. Now that Major was a major, YoYo wanted him to find a loophole for him. He’d had 2 missions left, until the quota increased again to 35, and now he had 7 missions left. YoYo talked the nurse into letting him stay in the hospital for a bit. Unfortunately, a talkative Texan irritated him enough to start a fight. The nurse kicked him out, and he was back to flying missions.

De Coverley secured a building in town. While the guys stayed there, they visited Marcello’s brothel. Nately was in love with a prostitute there and was out of money. Marcello gave him two hours free. He spoke to YoYo about how, though his allegiances changed easily depending on who is in power, he is still loyal. Marcello told YoYo that he did what he needed to survive. On his way out of the brothel, YoYo met a young girl, Ines, selling small items on the street. He bought a magnifying glass and told her to go home to her parents.

Yankee Doodle

Catch-22 Season 1 Episode 2 Recap

Cathcart raised the quota yet again to 40. YoYo argued with Clevinger. He wanted to do everything he could to win the war and survive. YoYo felt that Clevinger acted out of principle without any real regard to his life. Clevinger agreed; he would hold to his principles until his dying day.

From his plane, Clevinger saw YoYo and remarked that he was helping after all. He sang Yankee Doodle to him, but after going through a cloud, the singing cut off and the plane was nowhere to be seen. Clevinger was officially missing in action after 36 hours.

What did you think of this episode of Catch-22? Let us know in the comment section below!

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Finale Recap

by Joey Mills

Legends of Tomorrow season 4 finale recap

Legends of Tomorrow season 4 finale recap

The Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 finale sees the Legends scrambling to stop Neron from unleashing Hell on earth. Tabitha forces Charlie to shapeshift into a senator. When Neron speaks to a senate subcommittee on the monster appearances, Tabitha forces Charlie-as-senator to transform into an octopus-like monster and attack the senate. Neron reiterates that monsters can be anyone, anywhere, and that all people should download his Eyes app so the Bureau can capture those monsters.

At a park in D.C., Nate and Zari search for 9 year old Zari in order to get the dragon egg back. They find young Zari entertaining a bunch of kinds who formerly bullied her by making the hatched dragon dance. A mother sees the dragon and uses the app to contact the Bureau. Agents teleport in and snatch the dragon.

In Hell

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 16 Recap

Nora finds Constantine and rescues him from his torturer in Hell. In order to save Ray, they need to recover his soul coin, which resides in Neron’s vault. Constantine taps Astra to help them access the vault, where they take Ray’s coin with them. Astra pockets a handful of additional coins before leaving the vault.

Fear Itself

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 16 Recap

With Charlie rescued and Constantine and Nora back, the team compares notes. Neron isn’t looking to collect souls so he can take over Hell, as suspected. He is using fear as a power source to open a portal to Hell and allow its denizens to come through, making the earth Neron and Tabitha’s hellish kingdom. In order to counter the fear, people need to realize that magical creatures are nothing to fear. Aboard the Waverider, the creatures grow cramped and restless.

Heyworld

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 16 Recap

Using Brigid’s diary, Nate creates Heyworld as a park where people can interact with magical creatures and not fear them. Gideon warns Zari that if this plan works, then her family will be saved, with the result being that Zari will have never taken her brother’s totem nor joined the Legends. As long as Zari stays aboard the Waverider in the temporal zone, she should be safe from the timeline altering effects.

In order to get people to attend Heyworld’s opening, the team poses as Supergirl, Green Arrow, and The Flash, using their personas to draw a crowd. The team pulls a bait-and-switch, hoping to show the crowd that the creatures are nothing to fear. That’s when Tabitha and Neron unleash the fully grown dragon to terrorize the crowd. Their fear powers Tabitha’s staff, allowing Neron to open a portal to Hell.

Young Zari stands up to the dragon, ordering it to dance, which takes out Tabitha and returns the dragon to its smaller size. Knowing that his death will render Neron’s deal with Ray null and void, Nate is charmed to look like Constantine. Neron lashes out at Nate-as-Constantine, killing Nate. That forces Neron from Ray’s body, allowing Ray’s soul to return and Constantine to kill Neron.

Zari exits the Waverider and cradles Nate’s body. In the rafters, Nate’s soul sits and watches the scene below alongside Hank’s soul. The two are at peace with one another, but Hank says there’s one thing missing from the superhero show below. Hank sings, possessing Mick. The Legends and all gathered take up the song, using their love as a power source to resurrect Nate. Nate wakes and hugs Zari, who turns into her brother, the effects of the timeline change taking hold. The team forgets Zari and the past two years she spent on the team.

In Hell, Astra cashes in the soul coins of some of history’s most notorious villains, including Genghis Khan, Caligula, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Gregor Rasputin, Lizzie Borden, Mary Tudor, Joseph Stalin, and more.

Let us know what you thought of Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 finale in the comments below!

Anjelica Huston’s Ten Best Roles

by Nate Williams

10 best anjelica huston roles

Anjelica Huston’s Ten Best Roles

ComingSoon.net is counting down our ten favorite movies and TV shows starring Anjelica Huston, who has managed to secure countless notable roles throughout her career. Check out our choices in the gallery below!

Initially a fashion model, Anjelica Huston’s height and overall demeanor made her the perfect candidate for the feature film industry. Eventually getting involved in plenty of gothic comedies and dramas, Huston found the perfect niche for her talents. Now, all these decades later, Huston remains a prominent figure in the worlds of Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, and countless others.

Anjelica Huston might take home the trophy for embodying the most characters who would go on to become popular Halloween costumes. Witches, fairies, eccentric matriarchs—she’s practically undefeated. The best thing is that, after acting since 1967, she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. As she continues to power forward, let’s pay our respects to her greatest credits yet.

May 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

by Max Evry

May 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s May 21 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (exclusive deleted scene)
When the appearance of a Light Fury dragon coincides with the darkest threat they have faced, Hiccup and Toothless must journey to a hidden world and discover their destinies.

The Upside (exclusive deleted scene)
Director Neil Burger’s heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston).

Never Look Away
When Kurt and Ellie fall in love neither knows that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime committed years ago.

Saint Bernard
Writer/producer/director Gabe Bartalos brings his years-in-the-making vision to the screen, as an unhinged orchestra conductor named Bernard graphically descends into a surreal odyssey of chaos and psychosis. Warwick Davis and notorious Andy Kaufman cohort Bob Zmuda co-star – with a performance by punk legends The Damned.

Big Brother
Martial arts legend Donnie Yen stars as a former soldier recruited for his toughest mission yet – teaching a class of teen delinquents. As he kicks his way into their school and home lives, it becomes clear that his unconventional teaching style might be just what they need.

A Dark Place
When a local young boy is found dead in the woods near sleepy backwoods town, a sanitation truck driver, Donald (Andrew Scott), plays detective, embarking on a dangerous and obsessive investigation to find the killer.

Iceman (DVD)
In the Ötztal Alps, more than 5,300 years ago, Kelab protects his small clan and their holy shrine, Tineka. While Kelab is away hunting, the settlement is savagely attacked by a band of raiders.

Reissues

The Seduction
L.A. anchorwoman Jamie Douglas (the stunning Morgan Fairchild in her big screen debut) has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek (Andrew Stevens). But when Jamie rebuffs his romantic advances, Derek becomes an obsessed stalker who plays out an increasingly psychotic courtship with the frightened newswoman.

Earthquake
Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in an epic film about ordinary citizens who must come together in the face of an unstoppable natural disaster! When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there.

Von Richthofen and Brown
The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his truggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.

RKO Classic Adventures
The Painted Desert is a pistol-packing Western about feudin families starring Bill Boyd and Helen Twelvetrees (and featuring Clark Gable in his talkie film debut). The Pay-Off is a cool-minded gangster movie directed by (and starring!) Lowell Sherman as an honorable mobster in a dishonorable racket. The Silver Horde drops Joel McCrea into the midst of a dreaded rivalry between two fishing groups led by Evelyn Brent on one side and Gavin Gordon on the other.

New on Digital HD

Avengement (exclusive clip) (in theaters and Digital HD on May 24)
While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
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