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Amazon Studios Signs First Look Deal With Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films

Amazon Studios Signs First Look Deal With Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films

Here’s the official Press Release: Amazon Studios today announced it has signed a first look deal with Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and her production company Blossom Films for theatrical, television series, and digital content. The companies will work together to develop original series that will be available exclusively…

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ATTACK OF THE RETRO SCI-Fi FUTURIST — The MUST SEE Show of the Century

The true story of the birth of James Mandell as the Retro Sci-Fi Futurist, and how you can tickets to this amazing show No other show in the history of entertainment has hit home quite like Attack of the Retro Sci-Fi Futurist, partially because it was born and raised right here in my living room.…

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Fashions — Don't Turn Away

A Series of Unfortunate Events Fashions — Eye-popping Gothic Ensembles by Staci Layne Wilson “I would advise all our viewers to turn away immediately and watch something more pleasant instead,” says the eponymous author and narrator (Patrick Warburton) in a delightful deadpan as he recounts A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. But if you…

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Go Inside the 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards

23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards — Everyone knows we’re among the best predictors of the Oscars While I didn’t personally pick all the winners, I certainly had a great time schmoozing with them at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, Thursday, January 11, broadcast live on the CW from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. As…

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Critics Choice TV Awards — Help Me Vote

Watch the Critics Choice TV Awards (movie awards too!) on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 8 pm on the CW network I admit I’ve got a lot more invested this year in the Critics Choice TV awards than I do in the Critics Choice movie awards. Mostly because I believe more of you, my dear readers,…

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Property Brothers — The Real Scoop on Drew's Honeymoon House

Drew’s Honeymoon House — Where it is, what it cost, and what they’ll do to it   Admit it. Even if you HATE reality TV, you recognize the Property Brothers when you see them. Especially if you’re a female. Who doesn’t love a guy who’s tall, dark, handsome and knows how to swing a hammer—times…

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TV Swag, Movie Swag — Sharing the Love and Keeping You Up on the Latest

One of the best parts of my job is answering the door every day and carting in an armload of super fun TV swag and movie swag. You see, as a film and TV critic, and as a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association, networks and studios are…

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Hubert Geza Wells' 'Lights, Camera, Lions' — The Truth About Animal Movies

The pleasure, the pain, the love: One of the world’s most esteemed trainers takes you inside the making of beloved animal movies I appreciate so many diverse types of movies these days that I can’t pick a favorite genre, but when I was young (a good dozen years ago…or so) there was only one type…

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Lady Gaga Five Foot Two: A Look at the New Lady Gaga Documentary

Lady Gaga Five Foot Two: James Mandell’s take on the new Netflix Lady Gaga documentary Born this Way, Bad Romance… I know these tunes by cultural osmosis more than having listened to them in rotation. As a Baby Boomer, I’ve moved from pop to denser electronic and experimental genres, but I listen to all manner…

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The Ever-Gracious Nancy O'Dell Parts With Her Pasadena Mansion

Nancy O’Dell moves on from her lovely Wallace Neff estate I’ll always have a special place in my heart for “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell. I’ve interviewed her for an article or two, bumped into her on the junket circuit, and watched her exude graciousness and poise at some rather awkward moments. It stands to…

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