Transformers DVD: Review

Paramount Home Video In shops now You probably don’t need me to tell you that “Transformers” is out on DVD. Numerous billboards, commercials, and even transition graphics between baseball plays made up the first wave of the promotional frenzy, and as a result,...

“Viva Laughlin” craps out

CBS canceled “Viva Laughlin” as everyone expected. The only surprise is that the network let it air twice. The Las Vegas “murder-mystery with music” bombed in its post-“CSI” debut, then continued its crash in its regular Sunday...

The Invisible DVD: Review

Buena Vista Home Entertainment In shops now Let me begin by saying that “The Invisible” stars Justin Chatwin, certainly one to watch after catching him in “The Chumscrubber,” “War of the Worlds,” and, of course, ‘Weeds’ on Showtime. As for “The Invisible,” the answer...

Kristen Bell Sounds Off on ‘Heroes’ Debut

“Heroes” fans can’t wait for Monday night (Oct. 22). That’s when Kristen Bell joins the show as Elle, a mysterious woman with a connection to The Company and a key to Peter’s past. In a media conference call, Bell, who gained fame playing...

George Lucas plans ‘Star Wars’ TV series

Can you get excited about a “Star Wars” TV series that does not include Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader? Creator George Lucas hopes so. He told the “Los Angeles Times” that he has begun work on the series which has been the subject of rumors for...

63 Countries Throw Their Films in the Ring for Best Foreign Film

Photo caption: “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” (Romania) The 80th Academy Awards® have announced today that a record 63 countries are sending their top films in to be considered as Best Foreign Language Film nominees. On the list are: “The Year My Parents Went on...

Fox pairs ‘Sarah Connor’ with Jack Bauer

“The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” the eagerly-awaited Fox TV series which continues the “Terminator” movie franchise, will be paired with “24” on Monday nights. Series creator Josh Friedman told online sites that the series, which...

Spice Girls Have a ‘Secret’ Plan

Would you like some sexy music to go with that Miracle Bra? The Spice Girls — who else? — will sell their “Greatest Hits” album at Victoria’s Secret. The CD, which will be available for download at various outlets, is due Nov. 13. Along...