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Mellow Announcement Teaser: Disjointed!

Disjointed – Ruth (Kathy Bates), operator of Ruth’s Alternative Caring – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

A longtime advocate for legalizing marijuana finds her vocation after it’s legalized in California.

Kathy Bates stars in Disjointed, a new series from Netflix. The premiere date announcement video is classic.

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Angela Bassett Returns To American Horror Story!

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW -- Pictured: Angela Bassett as Deiree Dupree. CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW — Pictured: Angela Bassett as Deiree Dupree. CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

Angela Bassett is going for the natural horror hat trick. Bassett has signed up for her third straight stint on American Horror Story – joining Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny on American Horror Story: Hotel.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Siamese Twins and Killer Clowns!

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American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) is built around a once proud freak show that has settled into the community of Jupiter, Florida in hopes of building a destination attraction that can survive the inroads being made by television. Things are complicated by a series of gruesome murders that may, or may not, be connected with the show.

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Peek Behind The Curtain–The First Trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show!

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW -- Pictured: Cast Art. CR: FX

While it certainly doesn’t give anything away plot-wise, the first official extended trailer for FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show certainly gives us a good look at many of the show’s characters. Does it look a wee bit freaky? Yes, yes it does.

Check it out after the jump. American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on October 8th.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Premiere Date Announced!

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The latest iteration of American Horror Story – American Horror Story: Freak Show – will premiere on Wednesday, October 8th (10/9C).

The new season is set in a sleepy Florida  hamlet called Jupiter, in 1952. A traveling freak show has arrived in town – just as a strange, dark entity emerges that will threaten townsfolk and freaks alike. American Horror Story: Freak Show is the tale of the struggle for survival ‘amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.’

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American Horror Story: Coven – Bewitching, Over-the-Top Fun!

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Bitchcraft - Episode 301 (Airs Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 PM e/p) --Pictured: (L-R): Jessica Lange as Fiona, Emma Roberts as Madison, Jamie Brewer as Nan, Taissa Farmiga as Zoe, Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie -- CR. Michele K. Short/FX

The Ryan Murphy Repertory Horror Theater Players – regulars Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Dennis O’Hare, Lily Rabe and Jamie Brewer, along with newcomers Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts and Angela Bassett – have once again convened to dazzle, delight and horrify in equal measure in American Horror story: coven (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C).

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TELEVISION: Sci Fi Channel Casts Bates, Scorsone as ‘Alice’ Leads!

The Sci Fi Channel today announced the casting of the leads for its four-hour movie event that is scheduled for a December, 2009, premiere. This updating of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will star Kathy Bates [Charlotte’s Web, Revolutionary road] as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone [1-800-Missing, the upcoming Edge of Darkness – pictured] as Alice.

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In this take on Carroll’s classic, Alice is a fiercely independent twenty-something who finds herself on the wrong side of a mirror. As the press release pits it, “She is a stranger in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, all under the rule of a deliciously devilish Queen who’s not very happy about Alice’s arrival.”

Rounding out the cast of the mini-series, which has just begun shooting in Vancouver, B.C., are: Tim Curry [Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Colour of Magic] as Dodo, Colm Meany [The Commitments, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] as the King of Hearts, Matt Frewer [Watchmen, Eureka] as the White Knight, Philip Winchester [Crusoe] as Jack of Hearts, Andrew Lee Potts [Primeval] as Hatter, Alessandro Juliani [Battlestar Galactica], as 9 of Clubs, Timothy Webber [Men in Trees, Taken] as Carpenter, Alex Diakun [Sanctuary, The X-Files: I Want to Believe], Zak Santiago [Driven to Kill, Young Blades], and Eugene Lipinski [Animorphs, Intelligence] as Doctors Dee and Dum.

The writer/director is Nick Willing, director of Sci Fi’s Emmy-winning Tin Man. Executive Producers for Alice are: Matthew O’Connor and Lisa Richardson from Reunion Pictures, Jamie Brown from Studio Eight and RHI Entertainment’s Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Day The Earth Stood Still: Well Mounted But Empty

The Robert Wise film, The Day The Earth Stood Still, was a metaphor for a cold war that was threatening to go hot. The remake is an ecological horror tale – if we can’t take care of the earth, we – and everything we’ve created – will be removed.

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It seems that we are at the edge of a great precipice – not unlike the civilizations that grew on a handful of other planets out there in the universe. Klaatu [Keanu Reeves] has been sent to carry out the removal of the one major blight on the planet – us. Where the precipice comes in is when a beautiful scientist, Dr. Helen Benson [Jennifer Connelly], asks him if the other civilizations Out There had come to such a precipice and what happened.

So, despite the governments and people of Earth behaving like paranoid imbeciles – and even Helen’s stepson, Jacob [Jaden Christopher Smith] says we should kill Klaatu – even though all that violence and paranoid is only offset by a bit of Bach and the love Helen has for Jacob, Klaatu has had the answer he needed all along. It just takes one beautiful lady scientist to ask the question that shakes the answer loose. That’s drama, folks!

For the third time in three weeks, I’ve seen a film that held a certain amount of promise and discovered that promise is wonderful for trailers, but films need a bit more than that. The Day The Earth Stood Still is well made. It moves at an appropriate pace; most of the effects are quite effective; most of the cast give solid performances [Reeves is his usual Tabula Rasa self – you see what you want to see in his transparent performance… or not…], and there’s even a moral to the story.

Too bad that that the whole thing just so damned silly.

Final Grade: D