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Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
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No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0
 

Darla with a Z


Oklahoma crooner carries the torch for a live TV special.

By Rod Lott September 13th, 2011

Oklahoma City’s own female Frank Sinatra, Darla Zuhdi, is preparing for a huge television special, “Darla Z Live from Las Vegas.”

To be shot at her 4 p.m. performance Sept. 22 at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, the special will air multiple times on the syndicated AMGTV network, Dish Online and other national and international broadcast outlets. All told, at least more than 54.2 million viewers will have a shot at seeing the 405’s Wayne Newton-approved crooner in action. Despite the “Live” in the title, it won’t begin airing until November.

Zuhdi started her singing career in 2005, opening for none other than Willie Nelson. Her latest CD is “Live in Concert,” recorded with Bob Rozario, her musical director and conductor. A famed jazz pianist in his own right, Rozario’s previous clients include Dick Clark, Bobby Darin  and Tony Orlando.

For more information, visit darlaz.com. —Rod Lott

 
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