Iconic film director Wes Craven passed away on Sunday at his Los Angeles home after a battle with brain cancer. Craven was a mainstay on the Hollywood scene for 34 years. He cut his teeth on the Hollywood scene working in the Adult Film industry in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. In his first notable film, Craven was the Executive Producer of “Together”, a racy drama featuring legendary adult movie star Marilyn Chambers.
After 20 years of marriage, Greg Lawrence’s world is rocked when he learns the sad truth about his sex life—that his wife, Kathy, has never had an orgasm with him during intercourse. In this brutally honest and hilarious one-hour special, HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO MY WIFE follows the sexual misadventures of Greg as he attempts to turn himself into a world-class lover. A light-hearted and self-deprecating examination of Greg’s ineptitude in bed, the hour follows the intrepid husband as he seeks out ways to expand his sexual arsenal and spice up his love life. From toy tutorials to a crash course in understanding the female anatomy and even soliciting advice from unsuspecting female counterparts, Greg checks his ego at the door in an oftentimes humiliating – but always endearing – mission to please his wife. Through the laughs, viewers will be charmed and may even receive some quality advice on how to bring a spark back into the bedroom. HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO MY WIFE premieres on Discovery Life Channel on Monday, September 7 at 10/9c.
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin Engage In Pugilistic Funny Business With “The Knockout” – Movie Review
By Chris Benedict
Of the countless films which Roscoe Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin would plow through during their tenures at Mack Sennett’s Keystone Studios (Chaplin’s being of a mere 10-month duration), in only seven of them-between March 2 and September 7, 1914-would they appear together. Only the last, their hilarious drunken carousal in “The Rounders”, can be considered an equitable collaboration. Begrudgingly billed and still remembered as “Fatty” as well as overshadowed by the enduring legacy of Chaplin’s Little Tramp, it is sadly lost on many contemporary movie lovers what a pioneering comedic genius Roscoe Arbuckle was, not to mention one of cinema’s first truly beloved superstars. He mentored both Chaplin and Buster Keaton and it should go without saying that Chris Farley, John Belushi, and Jackie Gleason are a few who owed tremendous debts of gratitude to Roscoe.
By Ian Murphy
To say this tune by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin was innovative is an understatement. Much press is given to the guitar prowess of Jimmy Page, but in reality, he was just as pioneering as a producer. Page was in the forefront with tones, layering and getting better sounds out of relatively primitive (by today’s standards) equipment in the studio. The opening riff to “Heartbreaker” is absolutely massive.
Indie Film Actor Dave Vescio Offers His Thoughts to NewzBreaker about Acting, Personal Challenges and the Value of Facing One’s Fears
“I only do things that force me to face my fears, otherwise what’s the point of doing it………………Life is just way too short, so, why not face your fears and live outside of your comfort zone”— Dave Vescio
Dave Vescio revels in playing roles that indie films fans love to hate. He’s horrified moviegoers with dark portrayals of villains such as “The Stranger” in “Hick” and “The Salesman” in “The Odd Way Home”. Dave has found a way to channel his personal experiences as an ex-convict to create dark characters that are believable and compelling to watch on screen. Vescio has acted in numerous award winning films over the past five years. Now, he takes a few minutes to share his thoughts about his acting career and personal journey with our readers here at NewzBreaker.
Most Monday mornings during autumn and winter I find myself up in Human Resources. No, not to discuss my attendance or job performance, and certainly not any inappropriate workplace comments, but to talk The Walking Dead with our HR director. A married mother of two little boys in her early 30s, it may not sound like she would fall comfortably into the show’s targeted demographic. Which is the unique aspect of The Walking Dead-its ability to cast an impressively wide net in terms of diverse viewership for such a genre-specific program and drag so many seemingly unlikely people in, managing to somehow please both the blood-and-guts fanatics and ordinary folks who just enjoy intense, well scripted and acted drama.
Courtesy: Clark County District Attorney’s Office
Delivering audiences a real-life Law & Order experience, Investigation Discovery has given the greenlight to MY Entertainment to begin production on LAS VEGAS D.A. (working title). With exclusive access to the Clark County District Attorney’s office, LAS VEGAS D.A. follows District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his powerhouse team in real time, from assessing the scene of the crime to chasing the conviction in the courtroom. Shot in cinéma vérité, the series provides access to the D.A.’s office while immersing viewers in the visuals and the vibe distinctive to Vegas. With a six-episode order, LAS VEGAS D.A. will begin shooting this fall and will premiere on Investigation Discovery in 2016.
We’re Back! The Return of Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry Means Halloween Comes Early to Cereal Shelves
General Mills has announced that they will once again be resurrecting from the cobwebbed breakfast cereal vaults their beloved sugar-coated, marshmallow-loving monsters Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry. This is music to the ears (think creaking doors, screeching cats, an ungodly boom of thunder, Lon Chaney’s Phantom playing his pipe organ deep in the Opera’s catacombs) of people like me who grew up, as children of the 1970s, not only devouring them at the kitchen table on weekend mornings, but sneaking bowl after bowl-overflowing with milk slowly turning brown, pink, or blue-into the living room while watching horror movies on late night TV.
Sadly, Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as “Batgirl” on the 1960’s TV series version of “Batman”, passed away on Monday at her Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles home, after a long two year battle with breast cancer.
Whoever invented the saying: “Men don’t make passes who girls who don’t wear glasses” apparently never got a glimpse of Yvonne Craig in the Batman series. Yvonne played role of conservative librarian Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Gordon. However, her alter ego was the sexy Batgirl, ally to Batman and Robin in their Gotham City crime fighting crusades.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can kill in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) all-new series, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS. Featuring original ‘gossip girl’ Wendy Williams as host and executive producer, the series uncovers crimes fueled by rumors and sordid half-truths that lead to betrayal and even murder. Now premiering Friday, September 4 at 9/8c, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS kicks off with six stories of harmless whispers turned deadly acts, showing that dishing the dirt can be a dangerous offense.
Although the eminently reclusive author did not participate in the staged reading of excerpts from The Passenger, what will be his first novel in ten years, Cormac McCarthy did appear onstage at the conclusion of the event to thank the audience assembled at Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Lannan Foundation. Actress Caitlin McShea and evolutionary biologist David Krakauer performed passages of the book rumored to be thirty years in the making. The Passenger will reportedly be published at a still unspecified time in 2016, which will also mark the 50th anniversary of McCarthy’s literary debut The Orchard Keeper, and evidently involve a heavily scientific plotline.