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TV on DVD: May 11, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday: Daria (Complete Series) Deadliest Warrior (Season 1) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Season 5) Hell’s Kitchen (Season 2) Larry McMurtry’s Dead Man’s Walk (TV Miniseries) Larry McMurtry’s Streets Of Laredo (TV Miniseries) My Wife & Kids (Season 2) Raising the Bar (Season 2) Samurai Harem (Complete Collection) Shin Chan (Seasons 1 & 2) thirysomething (Season 3) Xenosaga (Complete Series) Make sure to also check …

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Katie Holmes to Play Jackie Kennedy in TV Miniseries

The Gift‘s Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear will soon be reuniting for an entirely different project. It’s just been announced that the former costars will be headlining an upcoming miniseries about The Kennedys. History Channel’s eight-hour event, which is reportedly “being annotated and vetted by History’s resident historians,” will focus on the personal relationships within the famous family. The television project is not to be confused with Jackie, the big screen biopic Darren Aronofsky has …

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TV on DVD: April 27, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday: The Buddha (TV Documentary) Georgia O’Keeffe (TV Movie) Ghost Hunters (Season 5, Part 2) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Season 2) The Hills (Season 5, Part 2) It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (Season 1) Last of the Summer Wine (Vintage 1982-1983) Mega Piranha (TV Movie) Murphy’s Law (Series 2) Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition) (BBC Miniseries) Rita Rocks (Season 1) Sex and the City …

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Getting Into Character: Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
Categories: Drama, Mini Series, Prime Time, Cable, HBO,

Oscar winner Kate Winslet could choose just about any role she wants on film, but she’ll soon be taking her talent to the small screen. In this picture, The Reader actress was snapped on the New York set of Mildred Pierce, an upcoming miniseries based on the 1941 novel from James Cain. (Joan Crawford won an Oscar for playing the same role in 1945.) The story follows a single mother during the Great Depression who …

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TV on DVD: March 23, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday: 7th Heaven (Season 10) Case Closed (Seasons 3-5) Father Knows Best (Season 4) The Judy Garland Show (Season 3) The Lair (Season 3) Life with Derek (Season 3) Mad Men (Season 3) The Prisoner (Miniseries) Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Season 6) Trinity Blood (Complete Series)  **Blu-ray** Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week. ...

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Casting Corner: Mildred Pierce, My Boys and More

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently: Mildred Pierce: HBO has rounded up a few more key players for its upcoming adaptation of the 1941 novel. The miniseries - which already boasts Kate Winslet as the title character - will also feature Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker) as Monty Beragon, Mildred’s love interest. Filming on the five-parter will begin next …

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to Be Mini-Series

The best-selling parody of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has been given the greenlight by Deadline Productions to make a 6-part television series. Although talks have circulated around a feature film, it looks as if the mini-series may win the race to adapt Seth Grahame-Smith’s eccentric, fan boy-pleasing novel. Along with announcing the production news, the book’s Twitter also released possible concept art for the series (seen after the break). No word yet …

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Ken Burns Tackles National Parks in 2009 Offering

Mark out some time in 2009. PBS says it will air Ken Burns new documentary on America’s national parks sometime in the fall of that year. The 12-hour, six-part documentary is called “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”. According to the Associated Press the series traces the origins and growth of the national park system over 150 years. The series will highlight both the lofty idealism that lead to their creation and the opportunism of some …

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Kill Bill Stars Reunite for Kung Fu Killer

Five years after making Uma Thurman‘s life a living hell, two of the actors from Kill Bill have reunited for another martial-arts project. This time around, David Carradine and Daryl Hannah are starring in Kung Fu Killer, a two-part revenge movie (sound familiar?) being produced for Spike TV. In Killer, Carradine (White Crane) plays a monk whose mentor is killed by mercenaries. During his attempt to find the suspects, Crane eventually crosses paths with a …

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The Opposite of the Grammy Awards: ‘Masterpiece Theater’s Pride and Prejudice’

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Posted by Jacci Lewis
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If you are looking for an alternative to the Grammy Awards tonight (live at 8 p.m. ET on CBS) here is one, no actually here is the absolute opposite of the Grammy Awards: Masterpiece Theater. Okay before you frantically click to close this story consider this: one of the best adaptations of a Jane Austen book begins tonight on the venerable PBS series. BBC’s 1995 version of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice begins it’s three part run …

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