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Bianca Belair Ready to Become Queen B of WWE NXT on USA Network

When Bianca Belair found out NXT was going live Wednesday nights on USA Network, it was hard for the superstar to contain her excitement. The blood, sweat and tears poured into WWE’s yellow brand has created a buzz among fans. Although the “EST of NXT” a proud member of the locker room for three-and-half years, she is grateful to those who came before her to lay the foundation. “I’m reaping the benefits of what they did,” Belair said. “Combine that with all the work we put in, and it’s all paying off now. I’m very anxious. We just want to […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Sept: 16-22

On Demand DVD New Releases Sept: 16-22 X-Men: Dark Phoenix As she evolves, Jean Grey begins to develop her powers. These powers corrupt and lead her down the path to becoming Dark Phoenix, forcing the X-Men to make a decision on their team member and friend. Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy (PG-13, 1:53) 9/17 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am This artful meditation on legendary writer Toni Morrison examines her life, her work and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her career. Oprah, Toni Morrison (PG-13, 1:59) 9/17 Running With the Devil A tenacious federal agent traces the […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Aladdin

In 1992, Walt Disney Pictures gave us the animated film Aladdin. That film took viewers on a magic carpet ride, soaring above its competition, and introduced us to a fabulous big blue genie with a spectacularly irreverent voice brought to life by the late Robin Williams. Fast-forward nearly 27 years later, and we get a live-action Aladdin for today’s generation. Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is a thief who steals to eat and simply survive. In the markets of Agrabah, he is referred to as a street rat and finds himself constantly chased through the streets. When he stumbles upon a young […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 09-16

On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 09-16   John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum John Wick broke the rules. Now every bounty hunter and professional is gunning to take him out. Can he survive? Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane (R, 2:11) Make It A Movie Night: Uber-violent with insane amounts of Keanu, Parabellum is nonstop action. Just think — all this mayhem started because of a dog. 9/10 Aladdin (pictured above) A live-action take on the classic Disney tale. As a young man tries to impress a princess, he steals a lamp that releases a genie who leads him to a […]

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7 Questions With Edward James Olmos of FX’s “Mayans M.C.”

Edward James Olmos has the air of an elder statesman, one accustomed to having to explain matters to people, especially important basics of Latinos’ contributions, culture and history. Long an activist, from doing simple acts of volunteerism — such as picking up a broom to clean up Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots — to consistently working with youth over the decades, Olmos, 71, founded the Youth Cinema Project, which has taught thousands of kids how to create films. That elder statesman vibe is partially because Olmos has been at this for so long, trying to bridge gaps in […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Men in Black International

New to On Demand and DVD: Men in Black International They are mysterious. They are secretive. They blend in with their surroundings. “They” are the Men in Black, and they never leave a trail of evidence that would lead people back to them — at least, not until now, in the film Men in Black: International. In this new effort, director F. Gary Gray introduces us to the story of Molly (Tessa Thompson), who, as a child, had her first alien encounter and witnessed mysterious men in black erasing her parents’ memories. But the agents didn’t wipe Molly’s brain, and […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8

On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8 Booksmart (pictured above) Amy and Molly have always been the good girls in school. They studied hard in an effort to get into the best colleges, and now that they have been accepted, it’s time to let their hair down and break a few rules. Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Lourd (R, 1:42) 9/3 Critic’s Choice:  Be warned: You’ve never seen young ladies quite like this before. Director Olivia Wilde explores what happens when the good girls let their hair down in this raw film that has a true sweetness to it as […]