Movies

New to On Demand and DVD: Top Gun 4K

I feel the need, the need for speed. I really do. Sure, I know Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards utter the phrase in Top Gun, but I feel it. So quote me as saying it now, too, long after that pair. Top Gun was require viewing for those of us who grew up in the 1980s. With a sequel on the flight deck now scheduled for December and a new 4K Blu-ray transfer headed to your homes May 19, I put on my aviator sunglasses and sat back in the home theater to take another peek at this classic gem. […]

Drama

Dark Drama “Hightown” Looks At What Lies Under the Surface

Starz’s new show Hightown has all of the trappings of an intense prestige drama — murder, addiction, sex. It follows hard-partying National Marine Fisheries Service agent Jackie Quiñones (played by Chicago Fire’s Monica Raymund) as her discovery of a dead body in the bay propels her into sobriety and a compulsion to figure out what happened. The setting is Provincetown in Cape Cod, rife with tourists, but the people who live there have their own secrets. This kind of project is new to Raymund, who after graduating from Juilliard cut her teeth on shows like Lie to Me and The […]

Movies

On Demand and DVD New Releases: May 17-23

Emma (Pictured above) Emma seems to have it all. She has money, is beautiful and amazingly clever, and works through her days growing up providing advice to all. But what about her own journey through misguided matches? Can she find her own romance? Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy (PG, 2:04) 5/19 The Warrior Queen of Jhansi The true story of the legendary Rani (Queen) of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless freedom fighter. Jodhi May, Rupert Everett (R, 1:30) 5/19   Availability dates, titles and schedule subject to change and may vary by system. Check with […]

Interview

‘Survivor’ Ethan Zohn Reflects on His Life And Two Runs On The Show

A lot has happened in the last 20 years since we were first introduced to the likes of Richard Hatch, Kelly Wiglesworth, Rudy Boesch, Susan Hawk and 12 other contestants in the premiere season of Survivor, which began in May 2000. Just think about it. iPhones didn’t exist. There was no Facebook or Twitter or YouTube. What we had was this new reality show about an eclectic group of individuals trying to outwit, outplay and outlast one another to win a million dollars. Fans of the series will never forget that first season finale when a scorned Hawk delivered to […]

Food TV

Six Newbie Bakers Get The Opportunity Of A Lifetime On Bakeaway Camp With Martha Stewart

The domestic diva is a camp director now? Looks like the tireless business titan continues to surprise as she joins Food Network’s new four-part series Bakeaway Camp With Martha Stewart. The show follows six amateur bakers who compete in outdoor camp-inspired food and game challenges for their shot at $25,000 worth of kitchen appliances and the priceless prize of being mentored by and baking with the queen herself in her home kitchen. Stewart will guide competing bakers through various challenges along with camp counselors and baking experts Carla Hall and Dan Langan, and host Jesse Palmer. In the premiere episode, […]

Movies

On Demand DVD New Releases May 10-16

On Demand DVD New Releases May 10-16 The Photograph The discovery of a hidden family photograph sends Mae Morton on a quest for answers regarding her estranged mother’s past and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance. Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield (PG-13, 1:46) 5/12 Fantasy Island A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.Michael Pena, Maggie Q (PG-13, 1:49) 5/12 Ordinary Love A moving portrait of one couple’s triumph over adversity through humor, grace, and devotion. Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville (R, 1:32) 5/12 Availability dates, titles and schedule subject to change and may vary by system. […]