Inside Pulse A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse Interview with Matt Reeves – Just Seen It Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:50:33 +0000

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, and Gary Oldman. Directed by Matt Reeves. Written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Mark Bomback. Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver. Genre: Action Zorianna discusses the challenges of the making of Dawn of Planet of The Apes with its director, Matt Reeves. Starring Zorianna Kitt. Directed by Edited by Sound Design by Andrew Grossman. Produced by David Freedman, Cooper Griggs, Aaron Fink, Kevin Taft, Pedro Raposo, Amy Taylor, Liz Manashil and Hannah Wade.

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Big Brother 16 Live Feed Spoilers: Jocasta Calls Christine A Liar, Zach Refuses To Nominate Donny, Zach & Frankie Agree Caleb Is Target Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:41:16 +0000 After Zach and Frankie became the co-HOHs on Thursday night, the fallout after the competition was fast and furious.

Shockingly, Jocasta went on the offensive as she talked to Donny and Amber immediately after the live show. She said that Christine was a liar because the barista pretended that she didn’t know whose names she would say during the competition (to compete against each other), but did a bad job of making it look like she was actually putting someone other than her and Donny up. Jocasta seemed resigned to the fact that she would be nominated alongside Amber and Donny.

Meanwhile, Zach and Frankie chatted about their nominations. They agreed that one of them should nominate Jocasta while the other should nominate Victoria.

Caleb, Zach and Derrick had a mini-celebration that the Bomb Squad was in control for another week.

After that, Zach and Frankie had a longer strategy session where they both agreed that Caleb should be the next to go (!) Frankie said his ideal scenario is to have Zach stay HOH and backdoor Caleb out of the house. In this regard, he said that he liked the idea of nominating Hayden and Donny so that they could win the Battle of the Block comp and keep Zach’s nominations the same.

Hayden then arrived to make a pitch for Amber to be nominated and this is where Zach’s zany strategy started to take over. He said that he would not put up Donny for any reason, much to Derrick and Frankie’s chagrin. Derrick said that he would talk to Cody and try and get him to convince Zach that putting Donny up is the best move for their crew. Hayden continued to push for Amber to be nominated and said that the four that should go up are Amber/Victoria/Jocasta/Donny.

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Big Brother 16 Live Feed Spoilers: Frankie & Zach Win HOH, Amber/Jocasta/Victoria/Donny Nominations Appear Imminent Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:01:11 +0000 On tonight’s episode of Big Brother 16, Brittany Martinez was sent home by a vote of 10-0.

In the trivia knockout HOH competition, it appeared as though the house was throwing the competition to Frankie so that he could receive more news about his grandfather who recently passed away. Derrick admitted it to Julie immediately after the competition. In the final round, Zach shockingly beat Christine to become the second HOH.

America voted for Team America to play the role of puppetmaster and to force two houseguests to have an argument at the nomination or veto ceremony. It should be a relatively easy task with Frankie as the HOH.

With Zankie in power, it appears that Amber/Jocasta/Victoria/Donny are in the most trouble this week.

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Zack Snyder Releases Detailed Image of Ben Affleck As Batman Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:17:22 +0000 Zack Snyder, director of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, released an image of Ben Affleck as Batman today on Twitter.

There is expected to be more information on the movie released this week at Comic Con.

Check it out here:

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Big Brother 16 Live Feed Spoilers: Zach Gets Himself In Hot Water, Tells Brittany To Hold House Meeting, Detonators Tell Him To Fix Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:20:23 +0000 On Tuesday, Zach tried to stir the pot before Thursday’s live eviction episode.

When Brittany continued her campaigning and approached him to vote for her, Zach told her that his concern would be her targetting him. Brittany continued to push the idea that she would nominate people who don’t deserve to be there. She explained that Victoria would be one of her nominees and that she cannot accept being sent home before her. Zach attempted to play on Brittany’s paranoia and advised her to call a house meeting in order to tell them all at the same time to reveal their votes instead of always basing their decisions on what others are doing. He told her that she had ‘nothing to lose,’ and Brittany said she would consider it if Zach told the house that he was voting for Brittany to stay. Zach said he would, but only if Caleb was asked first.

Immediately after talking to Brittany, Zach met with Cody and joked that he was such awful to Brittany and gave her the terrible advice of calling a house meeting. From nowhere Amber interrupted their convo and asked Cody to be her date for the night. Cody decided not to take the bait and said he didn’t want to risk the wrath of Caleb. Cody then went back to telling Zach that his idea about telling Brittany to call a house meeting was ‘stupid’ and would result in Donny revealing things that should stay hidden.

Zach’s copping to his bad advice to Brittany continued to haunt him as Cody complained to Caleb about it (although this was done in front of Zach). Cody told his nemesis that it wasn’t funny for Zach to play on Brittany’s emotions and offer her false hope.

Frankie was next to find out about the ‘house meeting affair’ and told Zach to tell Brittany that the others who have watched Big Brother before told him that all house meetings are a bad idea. Frankie pushed the idea of doing damage control.

Cody also seemed quite affected by Zach’s fooling around and said that he was hurting their respective games. Zach apologized and blamed it on his boredom. He said that he was aware that everyone was carrying him to the Final 5 and that he should take the free ride instead of making their lives difficult. Cody later filled Derrick in on Zach’s tomfoolery and told him that “Zach needs to go.”

Zach then told Brittany not to hold a house meeting and Brittany said she appreciated his sincerity.

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Big Brother 16 News: Check Out Donny’s Yearbook Photo… Without The Beard Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:42:36 +0000 Big Brother 16 house this season.]]> There is no doubt that Donny is one of the most popular contestants in the Big Brother 16 house this season.

Up for eviction tonight against Brittany Martinez, the groundskeeper is known for his Duck Dynasty-esque beard and positive attitude and a newly discovered photo now shows him without his trademark scruff.

Check out this yearbook photo of Donny, years before he moved into the BB16 pad.


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Big Bang Theory News: Contract Negotations With Most Of The Cast Stalled, Top-Rated Comedy Could Be Delayed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:18:22 +0000 Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, & Kunal Nayyar.]]> Deadline is reporting that “no significant progress” has been made in contract renegotiations for Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, & Kunal Nayyar.

With production slated to begin on July 30, it seems that production of the series could be delayed but assuming deals are struck, it isn’t expected to delay the September 22 premiere.

The lead trio (Parsons, Galecki & Cuoco-Sweeting) are believed to be asking to up their per-episode pay from $300K to $1 million.×120.jpg

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Blu-ray Reviews: Stranger on the Prowl & Sleep, My Love Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:00:12 +0000 Stranger on the Prowl and Sleep, My Love are both films that can easily be appreciated by modern fans. ]]> The auteur theory is best explored when you have the ability to get ahold of the movies made by a director. This can be a very easy task for a director with a limited output who worked primarily for a few studios. There’s plenty of boxsets celebrating Tarantino, Scorsese, Hitchcock and Kubrick. This bounty of releases isn’t so true for directors who have a major following with academics and cinephiles. Their hits might be readily available, but their lesser films can be extremely difficult to locate. Even when found, the only copy might be a multi-generational VHS dupe from a UHF station. Even with crummy resolution, there’s a sense of relief in getting to see the film instead of merely imagining it based on a film critic’s recollection. There can be several reasons for the lack of a proper release that includes studio apathy to lost in an unmarked can deep inside a vault. So there must be rejoicing when these films finally find their way to a proper home video release. Both directors Joseph Losey and Douglas Sirk have had two of their lesser films get the Blu-ray treatment thanks to Olive Films. Now fans may appreciate Stranger on the Prowl and Sleep, My Love in shimmering black and white transfers worthy of a revival house gala screening.

Stranger on the Prowl (1953 – 82 minutes) wasn’t known as a film by Joseph Losey (The Boy with Green Hair) for quite a few years. The director had fled to Europe after being blacklisted. In order to get this Italian production released in America, he was credited as Andrea Forzano. Losey does a fine job as an Italian woman since the film fit naturally with the neorealism movement. This is about those at the bottom of life and fearing what’s beneath them. Paul Muni (the original Scarface) is a drifter who gets into a fight with a businessman. During a fight, the guy is killed. Complicating his plight is a small boy who is also fearing the law. The kid swears the cops want him from stealing milk from the dead businessmen. The duo roam the ravaged streets searching for some sort of freedom.

Sleep, My Love (1948 – 97 minutes) is a bit of a Hitchockian thriller from director Douglas Sirk. The German director was best known for his melodramas including All that Heaven Allows and Magnificent Obsession. He was namechecked as a dinner item in Pulp Fiction. Sleep, My Love opens with Claudette Colbert waking up on a train heading to Boston. While this shouldn’t be an out of the ordinary experience for a commuter, she has no idea how she got on the train or why she’s going to Boston. Don Ameche (Cocoon), her husband, has already gone to the cops to look for his missing wife. He’s really concerned. Sgt. Strake (Perry Mason’s Raymond Burr) isn’t quite sure what to make of the case especially when the wife is found swiftly. On her flight home, Colbert strikes up a strange romance with Robert Cummings (Beach Party). The mystery of why she took the train gets completely complicated by an out of control psychiatrist who doesn’t seem to be wanting to sort her out. Will she find herself wandering away again to avoid the nonsense or is this all a plot against her? Sirk does a fine job with putting his actress into an emotional whirlwind where everyone is supposedly looking out for her. Even with such a noted cast, it doesn’t appear that Sleep, My Love had a decent home video release until now. The Hitchcock nature of the film is helped by the fact that cinematographer Joseph A. Valentine shot Shadow of a Doubt and Saboteur.

Stranger on the Prowl and Sleep, My Love are both films that can easily be appreciated by modern fans. It’s strange to think that two directors who have noted followings have had such fine films trapped away in the homevideo era. While the two Blu-rays are being sold separately, they make for a fine rainy afternoon double feature.

The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The 1080p black and white transfers look fine for two films that haven’t been the most visible over the decades. Stranger on the Prowl rough moments fit with the desolate Italian urban jungle. The audio is Dolby Digital mono. Since Stranger was shot in Italy, the audio track is dubbed.

Neither film has bonus features.

Stranger on the Prowl and Sleep, My Love are two releases from Olive Films that needed to be properly released from the vault. Both movies should appeal to auteurists and those just wanting to enjoy classic cinema.

Olive Films present Stranger on the Prowl. Directed by: Paul Muni. Screenplay by: Ben Barzman. Starring: Paul Muni. Rated: Unrated. Released: April 22, 2014.

Olive Films present Sleep, My Love. Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Screenplay by: St. Clair McKelway & Leo Rosten. Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Raymond Burr and Robert Cummings. Rated: Unrated. Released: April 15, 2014.

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Whiplash Trailer Shows A Physically Tested Miles Teller On Drums Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:05 +0000 While a movie about an aspiring jazz drummer doesn’t sound all that interesting – unless you are a drummer or into jazz – writer/director Damien Chazelle looks to have made something truly incredible with Whiplash. The film, which created a small fervor at Sundance, then followed that buzz into the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, will have one more showcase showing at the Toronto International Film Festival where it will likely again be embraced by numerous critics.

Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons as the pupil and teacher in this drama about a drummer who aspires to be the best (so it’s like Top Gun only with drums instead of fighter jets), Whiplash, we will likely have another strong performance from rising star Miles Teller (of The Spectacular Now). And for those who only know J.K. Simmons from his Farmer’s Insurance ads and as J. Jonah Jameson in the original Spider-Man trilogy he will surely amaze in what looks to be the equivalent of Full Metal Jacket‘s R. Lee Ermey if he were a bandleader instead of a drill instructor.

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Does ABC’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Have To Wait For Avengers Sequel Before Airing New Episodes? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:27:42 +0000 While Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivered a smashing end to its first season, the truth is that the ABC series was forced to operate under a status quo until the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier where the team was destroyed.

When we last tuned into the S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale, Nick Fury named Phil Coulson the new director of the then-defunct team, but this has led to speculation that the show has to move the storyline forward at an accelerated pace so that it is ready for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron to be released on May 1, 2015.

TVLine caught up with executive producer Jed Wheon, who unsurprisingly said that he couldn’t reveal much about the show’s plans and specifically couldn’t comment on moving S.H.I.E.L.D. from “point B to point C” in its second season.

“Everything is connected, sometimes more so than other times. Obviously Coulson was born out of the films, and we can only hope to have that sort of impact in the other direction,” he said. “Right now,” he added, “we’re just trying to make everybody as cool and interesting as we can.”×120.jpg

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