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Actor Bill Paxton Passes Away at 61

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sad news today as the family of Bill Paxton has confirmed that the actor died yesterday following complications from heart surgery. His family released the following statement: “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless [...]

TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Some sad news today as television icon from the 1960’s and 1970’s, Mary Tyler Moore, has passed away at the age of 80. “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.” Moore died [...]

TCM Movie of the Week (#2): Cleopatra (1963)

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week's TCM Movie of the Week is the 1963 historical epic "Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor in the titular role. The film, written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, will air this Friday, January 13th on TCM at 9 pm CT. If you haven't seen this epic, I highly suggest you tune in this Friday night. [...]

New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of January 8th

January 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

A much better week than the abysmal last week. There's several easy things to recommend here. Our pick of the week is Deepwater Horizon, but His Girl Friday is a classic Cary Grant comedy that should be in your collection, and I'll also give a recommendation for The Accountant. You also can't go wrong with XXX: 15th Anniversary Edition or the second season of Mr. Robot. [...]

TCM Movie of the Week (#1): Citizen Kane (1941)

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

The first TCM Movie of the Week for 2017 is huge classic that is widely considered to be "the greatest movie ever made." It's Orson Welles' 1941 hit "Citizen Kane." The film, starring and written and directed by Orson Welles, airs tonight, Wednesday, January 4th on TCM. It's a late showing at 12:30am CT, so you may want to set your DVR. If you haven't seen it, you absolutely need to. [...]

New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of January 1st

January 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

The first week of 2017 sees a measly six new Blu-ray releases. The pick of the week goes to "Blair Witch," but this week is so bad that a pick of the week isn't really saying much. With that said, you'd be well served to stay away from this week's big release, "Fifty Shades of Grey Unrated Edition." [...]

Cinema Vortex: New In Theaters for the Week of November 6th

November 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

Looking to hit up the theaters this week? Vortex Effect has you covered. Here’s a look at the movies releasing the week of November 6th: November 11th: Arrival – When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Almost Christmas – A new comedy from [...]

TCM Movie of the Week: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Airing on TCM: Saturday, November 5th @ 1:00 pm CT. Director: Sergio Leone Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Mickey Knox Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach Studio: United Artists Release Date: December 15, 1966 Runtime: 177 minutes Trailer: Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War. Smith’s Sentiment: Released in 1966, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is arguably the best “Spaghetti Western” ever made, and I’d certainly say the best film starring Clint Eastwood (who has starred in many great films). Coming in at right around three [...]

The Walking Dead: “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” Preview

October 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight is the night; we’re just a few short hours away from finding out whose brains Negan smashed in at the end of the season six finale. That’s right, The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season tonight with the premiere episode “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,” airing tonight at 8pm CT on AMC. Below is the official synopsis that tells us absolutely nothing we didn’t already know: “Last season ended with Rick and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan and his group. What Negan does will haunt those who survive [...]

New on Blu: Blu-ray Releases for October 25th

October 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Here’s the rundown of what’s coming to Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 25th: Nerve The Exorcist III (Collector’s Edition) Mr. Church Manhattan Baby (3-disc Limited Edition) The ID The Executioner (Criterion Collection) Skiptrace The Killing of America Captain Fantastic (Combo Pack) The Quite Man (Olive Signature) Fathom (1967) The Night of the Grizzly (Olive Signature) Boy on a Dolphin (1957) [...]