Robert Newton (Writer & Editor, Worcester Movies Weekly) RNewton@PagioInc.com David Simone (Advertising Manager, Pagio, Inc.) DSimone@PagioInc.com Michael McMenemy (Designer, Worcester Movies Weekly) McMenemy@PagioInc.com

“Most Extreme Challenge” is a “game show,” hosted by Vic Romano and Kenny Blankenship, in which two or three teams of contestants compete in several turn-based and head-to-head challenges. While some matchups, such as Democrats vs. Republicans vs. Third Party, have a real life meaning, most of them, such as Inventors vs. Ex-Child Actors, and … Read more

Revisit one of television’s most deliciously daring hit series in its critically-acclaimed sophomore season, when The Tudors: The Complete Second Season ascends onto its DVD throne as a four-disc set on January 6 from Showtime, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (”Match Point,” TV’s “Elvis”) returns to his “boisterously, enjoyably inappropriate” … Read more

Always thoughtful and kind, Elmo is making a surprise card for someone special in Elmo Loves You!, debuting on DVD January 6th from Genius Products and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street. Everyone’s favorite furry red monster is joined by Rosita and heroic helper Super Grover on an important quest to save … Read more

Check out the third and final season of Gene Roddenberry’s pioneering sci-fi series as it soars to DVD in this nifty collector’s set, with remastered picture, sound and new FX, not to mention the slew of extras. Get caught up before “Alias” and “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams’s 2009 movie reboot, or give it to the … Read more

10. LEMORA: A CHILD’S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL (1973) One of many misplaced independent classics recently rescued from thorough obscurity for DVD release, writer/director Richard Blackburn’s only feature concerns a Lolitaesque runaway whose search for her missing father leads to a town populated by vampires. Like the slicker but less lovable Company Of Wolves, Blackburn’s … Read more

Once there was an Elvis impersonator who wanted to be a part of the original “Star Trek” universe. Seriously. You can’t make this up. Using the original series blueprints (acquired via his role as a costumer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), James “Kirk” Cawley and his friends rented a studio flat to construct their … Read more

Dear Reader, Welcome to a little piece of history. Wait, that’s way too vainglorious of an introduction. When I was eight years old… Yeah, like you want to hear another one of my dorky ‘How Star Wars Turned Me On To Movies’ stories… How’s ’bout I cut to the quick, then — Worcester needs more … Read more

At 28, Claire Danes would seem far too young to have two dozen films in her filmography already, but it is true, statistical tables be damned. From her debut as Beth March in Gillian Armstrong’s 1994 adaptation of Little Women to her dreamy turn as the fair Capulet in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet … Read more

NOT LOST IN TRANSLATION A 10 Best Anime List By Shamus Mahan Ten years ago, a list of ten classic must-see anime would have been preceded by a long introduction to a clannish niche market. Nowadays, though, everybody from insurance companies to fast-food chains is taking advantage of the explosive popularity of this former subculture. … Read more