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FringeEpisode Title: "Olivia"

Story: Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) is trapped "over there," and nobody believes that she's actually from an alternate universe — nobody, that is, except for the shadowy Walternate (John Noble), who has plans of his own for the reality displaced operative. Olivia's situation takes a turn for the worse after she takes matters into her own hands, only to find that she's starting to doubt her own story.

Meanwhile, "over here," Bolivia has infiltrated the Fringe team, though her motives and mission remain unclear. Read More...

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Hawaii Five-0Episode Title: "Pilot"

Written By: Peter M. Lenkov

Story: When Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) returns to Hawaii to investigate the murder of his father (William Sadler), he's hired by Governor Pat Jameson (Jean Smart) to head up a task force charged with busting high profile criminals — criminals like Victor Hesse (James Marsters), the man who killed McGarrett's dad.

McGarrett fills out the rest of his team with New Jersey transplant Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan), disgraced ex-cop Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) and rookie detective Kona "Kono" Kalakaua (Grace Park). Read More...

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EntourageEpisode Title: "Lose Yourself"

Written By: Doug Ellin

Story: Vince (Adrien Grenier) has hit an all time low thanks to his cocaine addiction and his girlfriend Sasha Grey's imminent return to the porn industry. Vince's behavior causes his friends to stage an intervention. Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) does his best to repair the tequila business, Eric (Kevin Connolly) considers a new venture of his own, and Ari (Jeremy Piven) fights to save his marriage. Read More...

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I saw "I'm Still Here" earlier this week, Casey Affleck's documentary(?) covering a period of roughly a year in the life of (former?) actor Joaquin Phoenix. As many of us know, Phoenix seemed to go a little batty starting in late-2008 when he announced his retirement from the world of Hollywood in order to pursue a career as a rapper. The hair grew long and unkempt, the beard became an unmanageable bird's nest and the drug use, at least from what Affleck's doc shows, ran rampant.

In short, we were led to believe that Phoenix had some sort of meltdown.

I'm speaking in uncertain terms because the debate that's raging around the movie is whether or not what we see on screen is a hoax or in some way staged. I'll address my thoughts on that at the end of this write-up, but first let's talk about "I'm Still Here" as what it is: a work of film. Read More...

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The premiere home video release this week is, without question, the Blu-ray for Sam Raimi's cult classic, "Evil Dead." To put it simply: the movie has never looked better in its shiny, new high-def ensemble. It can be viewed with one of two aspect ratios-- a widescreen 1.85:1 or a fullscreen 1.33:1. Most will automatically opt for the widescreen view, but it's worth noting that the 1.33:1 is the film's original format, as is noted in the all-new audio commentary (more on that in a moment). The fullscreen option looks slightly better overall, but the difference isn't a huge one-- viewer's preference can reign here, and be equally pleased in either case.

Then there's the new commentary. Raimi, star (and living legend) Bruce Campbell and producer Robert Tapert gather for an informative chat about the making of the film. They don't break it down scene by scene, but rather discuss the entire, harrowing four-year process of getting "Evil Dead" made, beginning to end. It nearly killed a few people, quite literally. Especially during the actual shoot, which went down at a backwoods cabin in Tennessee. With no town close by and lots of expensive equipment lying around, one member of the crew had to stay there each night to protect everything. Then there's the cabin, which has a history all its own. They don't get into in during the commentary, so I asked Campbell about it when I spoke to him recently... Read More...

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Lost

Although "Lost" left the airwaves three months ago, the saga isn't over if you picked up a copy of "Lost: The Complete Collection," the epic Blu-ray set that just arrived in stores today.

"Lost: The Complete Collection" is almost better described as a mysterious artifact of the Island than a mere Blu-ray set. Much like the series itself, the set contains several hidden secrets that require no small amount of patience and ingenuity to puzzle out. It's not all a laborious effort, of course, as the casual fan can simply enjoy the set as it is without rolling their sleeves up too far — but where's the fun in that? After the jump, check out some of my favorite features from one of the final pieces of "Lost" merchandise, and certainly the most extensive one yet. Read More...

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EntourageEpisode Title: "Sniff Sniff Gang Bang"

Written By: Doug Ellin & Ally Musika

Story: Plans for an animated series starring the voice of Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) catch a network's interest, but Drama himself isn't sold on the pitch. Following the public revelation of his infamously vulgar rants, Ari (Jeremy Piven) attempts an attitude makeover. Meanwhile, Vince (Adrien Grenier) has to convince his girlfriend Sasha Grey to turn down an alluring porn gig all while convincing studio executives — and Eric (Kevin Connolly) — that he's not on drugs. Read More...

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EntourageEpisode Title: "Tequila and Coke"

Written By: Doug Ellin & Ally Musika

Story: Vince (Adrien Grenier) is clearly on a punch drunk in love (and a real drunk on tequila) downward spiral that has him fighting for the highest paid role of his career. Speaking of tequila, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) deals with a business setback. Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Drama (Kevin Dillon) deal with some business issues of their own, while Ari (Jeremy Piven) attempts to cool Lizzie (Autumn Reeser) off of her revenge kick. Read More...

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EntourageEpisode Title: "Hair"

Written By: Doug Ellin

Story: Vince's (Adrien Grenier) relationship with pornography actress Sasha Grey takes a public turn of events, causing some trouble for his professional life. Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) faces an unexpected challenge with Alex (Dania Ramirez). Now that he knows the faces of his enemies, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) goes head-to-head-to-head against the power duo of Lizzie Grant (Autumn Reeser) and Amanda Daniels (Carla Gugino). A newly sober Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) resurfaces looking to return to the film industry. Read More...

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EntourageEpisode Title: "Bottoms Up"

Written By: Ally Musika

Story: While partying, Vince (Adrien Grenier) finds a new romantic interest in the form of retired pornography actress Sasha Gray, playing herself. Thanks to Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), Vince and Sasha embark on a tequila-filled day, possibly ruining one job opportunity and launching another in the process. Meanwhile, Drama (Kevin Dillon) finds his John Stamos dreams are close to an end, while Ari (Jeremy Piven) struggles to hold onto some high profile clients and Eric (Kevin Connolly)... tries... well, something. Read More...

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