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    Here Comes the Devil

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Dec 13, 2013

    Two children go missing while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. When they mysteriously reappear... they are not who they used to be. Something terrifying has changed them.
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    The Ides of March (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012

    An up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal
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    Sons of Anarchy

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010

    Season three is starting this evening.
  • Rome: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Includes:Rome: The Stolen Eagle (2005) Rome: Stealing From Saturn (2005) Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic (2005) Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall (2005) Rome: The Kalends of February (2005) Rome: The Spoils (2005) Rome: Triumph (2005) Rome: Utica (2005) Rome: Caesarion (2005) Rome: Pharsalus (2005) Rome: Egeria (2005) Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush (2005) Rome: Passover (2007) Rome: Son of Hades (2007) Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (2007) Rome: Death Mask (2007) Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (2007) Rome: De Patre Vostro (2007) Rome: A Necessary Fiction (2007) Rome: Philippi (2007) Rome: Heroes of the Republic (2007) Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (2007) Rome: The Stolen Eagle As HBO's Rome opens, Gaius Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is reaching the end of his war against Gaul, and his popularity in the republic has reached a new high, arousing the concern of Pompey Magnus (Kenneth Cranham) and others in the senate that he will attempt to seize power. During the ultimate battle, a Centurion, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), upbraids one of his men, Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), for breaking ranks. Pullo is later flogged and jailed for his disobedience, and misses out on some sacking. Caesar gets word that his daughter, married to Pompey, has died during childbirth. Both Pompey and Caesar see this as a further threat to their longstanding alliance. Caesar sends word to his conniving niece, Atia (Polly Walker) to offer Pompey a new bride on Caesar's behalf. Atia chooses her own daughter, Octavia (Kerry Condon), despite the fact that Octavia is already happily married. Atia convinces her to divorce, and offer herself to Pompey. Meanwhile, in Gaul, Caesar's standard, a golden eagle, is stolen, and he tasks Mark Antony (James Purefoy) with its recovery. Caesar also manipulates his young friend, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), the son of Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), his erstwhile lover, to report back to Rome that the eagle's been stolen, so that his enemies there will think Caesar is weak. Atia sends her son, young Octavian (Max Pirkis), to Gaul to deliver a white horse to Caesar, before the great man arrives back in Rome and everyone is giving him gifts. Octavian's party is assaulted, the horse stolen, and the boy abducted. Vorenus, assigned by Antony to the seemingly futile task of tracking down Caesar's standard, selects Pullo to assist him. The two have a stroke of amazing luck when they come across the party that captured Octavian. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Stealing From Saturn Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators who fled Rome get dreadful news about their war chest, and Pompey sends his son Quintus (Rick Warden) out to find the scouts who found the gold. Back in Rome, Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is short on funds, and has instituted martial law in order to keep the peace. Atia (Polly Walker) is holding a dinner in his honor, and is unhappy to see Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) on Caesar's guest list. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) prepares an expensive feast in honor of the god Janus to inaugurate his merchant business. He rejects Mark Antony's (James Purefoy) generous offer to make him a prefect, preferring civilian life to participation in Caesar's campaign, which Vorenus sees as blasphemous. But things get rocky at the feast when his sister-in-law, Lyde (Esther Hall), arrives with her husband, Evander (Enzo Cilenti). Lyde, jealous over her husband's apparent continued passion for Niobe (Indira Varma), gets drunk and makes an embarrassing scene. At Atia's dinner, Caesar, who has asked for an augury at Jupiter's temple, to show Rome's citizen's that the gods favor his actions, takes the opportunity to offer the chief augur (Roger Hammond) a bribe in the guise of a late birthday gift for his wife. Back at Vorenus' home, things get worse after the party when Quintus shows up with some men, threatening Vorenus and Niobe and demanding to know where the stolen gold is. Vorenus has no idea what he's talking about until Pullo (Ray Stevenson) arrives, throwing money around, and the two get the better of Quintus. Vorenus finds out about the cart full of gold and orders Pullo to deliver it to Caesar. Caesar, meanwhile, sends Pompey and the Senate an offer of truce. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) sends the gruff Mark Antony (James Purefoy), back to Rome to serve as People's Tribune. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) accompany him, and are charged with returning Octavian (Max Pirkis) to his mother, Atia (Polly Walker). Invited to dine at Atia's home, Vorenus expresses his strong belief in the divinity of the Republic, while, prompted by Octavian's astute appraisal of Caesar's mindset and the state of the empire, Titus proclaims that he would follow Caesar if he rebelled against the Republic. Vorenus returns home to his wife, Niobe (Indira Varma), whom he has not seen in more than eight years. He finds her cradling an infant, and immediately assumes the worst. She tells him that the baby is his grandson by his eldest daughter, who is now 13. Pullo spends his first day in Rome whoring and gambling, and runs into some trouble deep in Pompeian territory. Pullo murders a man who cheats him at dice and is critically injured in the ensuing melee. He makes his way to Vorenus' home, and Vorenus brings in a doctor who performs a gruesome operation on Pullo's skull. As he recovers, Niobe confides in Pullo, telling him how much she's missed her husband, but bemoaning the lack of affection Vorenus has shown his family since his return. Antony meets with Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and members of the Senate at Atia's house, and insults them with Caesar's demands, according to the general's plans. Pompey decides to issue an ultimatum to Caesar in the Senate, and enlists the reluctant Cicero (David Bamber) in his cause. Caesar is ordered to surrender or be declared an enemy of the Republic. The senators are counting on Antony's veto, but pandemonium erupts before Antony can say his piece. Caesar decides to march on Rome. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators send word to Caesar (Ciarán Hinds), disappointing him by accepting his offer of truce. But Caesar decides that Pompey's vain refusal to meet with him face-to-face is excuse enough to reject the truce. Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is pleased, and ready to go after Pompey, but he soon realizes that Caesar is biding his time. Antony suggests to his lover, Atia (Polly Walker), that Caesar won't go after Pompey because he refuses to leave Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again. This spurs the jealous Atia to find an anonymous way to humiliate Caesar into breaking off his affair. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), meanwhile, learns that nearly all of his slaves have fallen ill and died on the way from Gaul. With his nascent merchant business already in ruins, Vorenus is forced to work as a bodyguard, which he quickly learns is not for him. Desperate, he turns to Antony, hoping to rejoin the 13th Legion as a prefect and a member of the Evocati. Meanwhile, Atia has hired Pullo (Ray Stevenson) to teach Octavian (Max Pirkis) the "masculine arts," but Octavian admits that he was not cut out for fighting. "It's not the killing," he explains. "It's the waving about of swords I find tedious." Impressed with Octavian's intellect, Pullo asks him for advice. He suspects that Niobe (Indira Varma) has been unfaithful to his comrade Vorenus, but he has no proof. Octavian recommends that Pullo hold his tongue until he's certain, and the two kidnap Evander (Enzo Cilenti) in hopes of forcing him to confess. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Kalends of February As the first season of Rome draws to a close, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) learn that they are heroes on the streets of the city, "symbols of brotherly love and redemption." On a trip to consecrate the land he and his wife have been given, Vorenus tells Niobe (Indira Varma) that Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) might exile him for disobeying his orders by helping Pullo. But Caesar later explains that it's politically unfeasible to punish the heroes, and if he does nothing, he'll appear weak, so, as part of a larger plan to incorporate (loyal) "plebs" and foreign citizens into the Senate, he makes Vorenus a senator. Of course, Caesar's ulterior motive is to have the "ferocious" Vorenus at his side so that no one will try to kill him. Pullo, near death, still manages to make his way from his sick bed, eager to reap the bounty of his newfound celebrity. Instead, he ends up collapsing at Vorenus' home, where Niobe assigns his care to Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), who contemplates murder. With Vorenus joined to Caesar on the Senate floor, the growing group of conspirators fears they will not have the opportunity to kill Caesar. While some would be content to poison him, or murder him in his bed, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) insists that the deed "must be done honorably." Then Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) realizes where she's heard Vorenus' name before, and sets a plot in motion to separate the hero from the dictator at the pivotal moment. While the plot is unfolding, Servilia invites Atia (Polly Walker) and Octavian (Max Pirkis) to her home, and tells them of her further plans for vengeance. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Spoils A fellow veteran, Mascius (Michael Nardone) approaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), now a magistrate, about severance for the 13th Legion. They are supposed to be receiving land. Vorenus asks Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to act. Caesar, unwilling to give the veterans land in Italy, offers land in Pelonia. Told that this won't be acceptable, and eager to keep the former soldiers on his side, Caesar discreetly suggests that Vorenus bribe Mascius to persuade his comrades to accept the offer. Mascius reluctantly agrees. Caesar also invites Vorenus and Niobe (Indira Varma) to a dinner at Atia's (Polly Walker) home. When Vorenus responds nervously, Caesar tells him, "You shall get used to good society." The walls of Rome are filled with graffiti depicting Brutus (Tobias Menzies) murdering Caesar, and Cassius (Guy Henry) tries to convince Brutus to claim his family's legacy of fighting tyranny. Brutus initially refuses to betray his friend, but has second thoughts when Caesar, well aware of whispers and the power of Brutus' family name, suggests that Brutus rule over far-off Macedonia. Pullo (Ray Stevenson), now miserable and friendless, has found work as an assassin, but his lack of discretion gets him arrested for murder. At Atia's dinner, Octavian (Max Pirkis) suggests that Vorenus or Caesar himself do something to save Pullo, but Caesar points out the political implications such action would cause. Octavian acts on his own, sending Timon (Lee Boardman) to find Pullo a lawyer, but at Pullo's public trial, the crowd demands the brazen killer's head, and Pullo is sentenced to death in the arena. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Triumph In the Senate, Cicero (David Bamber), feeling that he has no choice, calls for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to be made emperor. Brutus (Tobias Menzies), also under tremendous pressure, speaks passionately in favor of the motion, and it passes unanimously. Caesar exhorts the senators, "Join with me in building a new Rome, that offers justice, peace, and land to all its citizens." Posca (Nicholas Woodeson), Caesar's slave, coaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) as he campaigns to be magistrate of the Aventine district. When Vorenus grows weary of studying laws and such, and wonders if they should wait and see if he's elected first, Posca lets him know that his opponents in the election are "straw men." Pullo (Ray Stevenson) wants to march in Caesar's Triumph, but is told that he can't because he's no longer a soldier. At a loss, he impulsively decides to free Eirene (Chiara Mastalli) so that he can marry her and move to the country. Vorenus agrees to help him, but his plans go badly off-course. An innocent man is murdered in a moment of passion, and a severe rift develops between Pullo and Vorenus. Octavia (Kerry Condon) has run away and sought shelter with a religious order, but Octavian (Max Pirkis) goes to retrieve her in time for the Triumph. Octavia still believes (and rightly) that Atia (Polly Walker) was responsible for Glabius' death. Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) gains a new ally against Caesar when Quintus (Rick Warden) arrives on her doorstep, looking for Brutus. With help from Quintus and Cassius (Guy Henry), Servilia composes a screed against Caesar's tyranny, to which she puts Brutus' name. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Utica Cato (Karl Johnson) and Scipio (Paul Jesson) have just suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Thapsus in Africa. They retreat to Utica, where Cato quietly commits suicide. After the funeral ceremony, Scipio has a soldier take his life as well. Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) returns home and begins preparing a celebration of his triumph. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) retire from soldiering. On his return, Pullo is delighted to find that the slave girl he rescued, Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), now speaks his language. Soon, at a loss for how to earn a living, the two former soldiers join Niobe (Indira Varma) and her sister in the butcher business. Vorenus breaks up a confrontation in the street, and a ruffian mocks his military service to Rome, for which he gets slapped. The thug makes it known that he works for Erastes (Lorcan Cranitch), who runs the neighborhood, and makes quick work of his enemies. (Erastes is the man for whom Vorenus briefly and unhappily worked as a bodyguard.) Erastes later goes to Vorenus' home and threatens to rape and kill his wife and daughters if Vorenus does not publicly apologize and kiss his feet. Vorenus and Pullo send the children away and prepare for a fight, but Caesar arrives before Erastes can get there, and asks Vorenus to run for the local magistrate position. Meanwhile, bent on revenge against Atia (Polly Walker) and Caesar, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) tells Octavia (Kerry Condon) that Atia had Glabius killed, and convinces her to seduce her own brother, Octavian (Max Pirkis), in order to get information about Caesar's mysterious affliction. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Caesarion Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) goes to Egypt, and goes to the court of the boy king, Ptolemy XIII (Shaka Bunsie), to demand that he turn over Pompey. Instead, Pompey's head is produced, and Caesar is not grateful, but enraged. He in turn demands that Ptolemy turn over the man who killed Pompey. The Egyptians have their own political strife, with Ptolemy's sister, Cleopatra (Lyndsey Marshal), having claimed the throne. Caesar decides to stay in Egypt and mediate the dispute in order to insure Egypt's grain supply to Rome isn't affected. But he sends Mark Antony (James Purefoy) and most of his men back to Rome. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent to find Cleopatra, before Ptolemy's advisors have her killed. They rescue her, and she immediately plans to seduce Caesar, but on the road back to Alexandria, Cleopatra decides that since she is "between the tides" she must conceive a child immediately, before she reaches Caesar, and pass the child off as Caesar's own. She makes a surprising choice for the father. Upon returning to Alexandria, Cleopatra and Caesar have Ptolemy's advisors executed, which causes a massive public uproar, and Caesar ends up under siege in Alexandria for many months. Back in Rome, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) receives a cold welcome from Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) due to his capitulation. Antony keeps a sharp eye on Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) while Caesar is away. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Pharsalus This episode of Rome examines the events surrounding the historic battle of Pharsalus. Things look grim for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) by the time Mark Antony (James Purefoy) joins him in Greece, and to make matters worse, he's lost thousands of men at sea in the journey over. Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) is prepared to wait Caesar out, but Cato (Karl Johnson) and the other senators urge him to crush Caesar, once and for all. He masses his troops for battle. Caesar is massively outnumbered, but he knows his men will put up a fight. "We must fight or die," he tells Antony. "Pompey's men have other options." Back in Rome, a worried Atia (Polly Walker) sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again, this time to request some men to guard her home. Servilia graciously agrees, but later gets word of Caesar's startling victory on the battlefield. Uncertain as to the fate of her son, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), Servilia breaks down, and is comforted by Octavia, but the two soon find themselves in a more intimate embrace. The disgraced Pompey suggests his confederates flee to Egypt, where he has friends. Cato and Scipio (Paul Jesson) decide to leave on their own, while Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) decide to surrender to Caesar. Pompey is left alone with his family, a few slaves and soldiers, and some Greek mercenaries. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) survive a shipwreck, and find themselves alone on a desert island with no food or water. Eventually, Vorenus gets the idea to make a raft from the corpses that washed up on the island with them. They make their way to the mainland, and happen to wash up onshore just as Pompey's party reaches the coast. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Egeria Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is running things in Rome while Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) chases down Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and his allies in Greece. But soon, word reaches Antony that the battle has turned against Caesar, who orders Antony and whatever troops he can muster to join him in Greece in what seems a hopeless cause. Pompey sends a messenger to Antony (living in Pompey's house) to let him know that Pompey will reward him if he sits out the battle, while Atia (Polly Walker) tries to convince Antony to marry her and seize power in Rome. Antony bides his time reaching a decision. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) is having problems at home. Lyde (Esther Hall), Niobe's (Indira Varma) sister, is worried over her missing husband, and has moved in with the couple. Niobe seems more concerned about her well-being than the state of her marriage. After listening to the frustrated, lovelorn, drunken Vorenus complaining through the night, Pullo (Ray Stevenson) tells Lyde that he's heard that her husband was murdered, and pointedly tells her, in front of Niobe, to get on with her life. Pullo, assigned with schooling Octavian (Max Pirkis) in the "manly arts," takes the young man to an upscale brothel. Atia, concerned that she'll be on the losing side of the battles in Greece, gets Ocatvian out of town, and sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) with some "gifts" as a gesture of friendship. Servilia sees through the ploy, but treats Octavia kindly, telling the girl she's blameless for what her mother has done. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) crosses the Rubicon into Italy with a single legion, which the overconfident Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) sees as a suicidal act. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent ahead to Rome, to post Caesar's proclamation on the Senate door, but are told to return if they meet resistance. While the distraught Vorenus asks Pullo for marital advice, the father of Niobe's (Indira Varma) child, her brother-in-law, Evander (Enzo Cilenti), goes to see his son, and Niobe tearfully throws him out. Vorenus and Pullo surprise some of Pompey's troops, who run away. Pompey and his allies are panicked when they realize how quickly Caesar is advancing on the city. Pompey needs four days to amass enough men to fight him off, and Caesar is only two days away. Pompey tells Cato (Karl Johnson) and the rest of the senators that they'll have to retreat, gather strength, and then take the city back from Caesar. A proclamation is made that any noblemen staying in the city are allying themselves with Caesar and will be considered enemies of Rome. This causes a conflict for some. Brutus (Tobias Menzies) and his mother, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), hide out in Atia's (Polly Walker) home while mobs loyal to Pompey run rampant in the streets. But Brutus decides that despite his friendship with Caesar, he must obey the proclamation and leave the city, while Servilia chooses to wait for her erstwhile lover. Atia, irritated by Octavia's (Kerry Condon) continuing relationship with her ex-husband, Glabius (Roberto Purvis), decides to take drastic action. Vorenus and Pullo intercept a group of Roman soldiers dressed in civilian garb who are fleeing the city with a very important wagon. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Passover The first episode of Rome's second season begins exactly where Season One left off, with the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the year 44 BCE. The power struggle that follows is set in motion when, thanks largely to the machinations of Caesar's scheming niece Atia (Polly Walker), her young and callow son Octavian is announced as heir to the throne--infuriating Caesar's closest ally Marc Antony (James Purefoy). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rome: Son of Hades Tensions grow between Antony and Octavian in the wake of Caesar's death. Meanwhile, having lost everything, Vorenus takes a job keeping local gangs in line. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero As the split between Antony and Octavian worsens, Cicero aligns with the latter. Meanwhile, Vorenus attempts to quell a burgeoning gang-war. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Death Mask With Brutus dead and his army defeated, Octavian and Antony discuss dividing the empire. Meanwhile, Levi contemplates assassinating Prince Herod. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus In Egypt with Cleopatra, Antony attempts to use their grain supplies to provoke war with Octavian. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: De Patre Vostro The series finale finds Antony and Cleopatra's armies defeated by Rome's forces under Octavian. Fearing a threat to his position, Octavian orders Pullo to assassinate young Caesarion. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: A Necessary Fiction Eirene is secretly poisoned by Gaia. Meanwhile, Octavian takes a wife and forces Antony to leave Rome for Egypt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Philippi With their forces combined, Octavian and Antony plan an attack against Brutus and Cassius' army. Back in Rome, Pullo and Vorenus are tasked with killing Brutus' supporters. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Heroes of the Republic The return of his children leaves Vorenus a changed man, leading him to broker peace among the local gangs. Meanwhile, Atia encourages Octavian and Antony to unite against Brutus. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) Pullo informs Vorenus that his children are still alive. Meanwhile, Atia survives a murder attempt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide
  • Rome: The Complete Series

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Includes:Rome: The Stolen Eagle (2005) Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic (2005) Rome: The Kalends of February (2005) Rome: The Spoils (2005) Rome: Triumph (2005) Rome: Utica (2005) Rome: Caesarion (2005) Rome: Pharsalus (2005) Rome: Egeria (2005) Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush (2005) Rome: Stealing From Saturn (2005) Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall (2005) Rome: Passover (2007) Rome: Son of Hades (2007) Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (2007) Rome: Philippi (2007) Rome: A Necessary Fiction (2007) Rome: De Patre Vostro (2007) Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (2007) Rome: Death Mask (2007) Rome: Heroes of the Republic (2007) Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (2007) Rome: The Stolen Eagle As HBO's Rome opens, Gaius Julius Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is reaching the end of his war against Gaul, and his popularity in the republic has reached a new high, arousing the concern of Pompey Magnus (Kenneth Cranham) and others in the senate that he will attempt to seize power. During the ultimate battle, a Centurion, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), upbraids one of his men, Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), for breaking ranks. Pullo is later flogged and jailed for his disobedience, and misses out on some sacking. Caesar gets word that his daughter, married to Pompey, has died during childbirth. Both Pompey and Caesar see this as a further threat to their longstanding alliance. Caesar sends word to his conniving niece, Atia (Polly Walker) to offer Pompey a new bride on Caesar's behalf. Atia chooses her own daughter, Octavia (Kerry Condon), despite the fact that Octavia is already happily married. Atia convinces her to divorce, and offer herself to Pompey. Meanwhile, in Gaul, Caesar's standard, a golden eagle, is stolen, and he tasks Mark Antony (James Purefoy) with its recovery. Caesar also manipulates his young friend, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), the son of Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), his erstwhile lover, to report back to Rome that the eagle's been stolen, so that his enemies there will think Caesar is weak. Atia sends her son, young Octavian (Max Pirkis), to Gaul to deliver a white horse to Caesar, before the great man arrives back in Rome and everyone is giving him gifts. Octavian's party is assaulted, the horse stolen, and the boy abducted. Vorenus, assigned by Antony to the seemingly futile task of tracking down Caesar's standard, selects Pullo to assist him. The two have a stroke of amazing luck when they come across the party that captured Octavian. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) sends the gruff Mark Antony (James Purefoy), back to Rome to serve as People's Tribune. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) accompany him, and are charged with returning Octavian (Max Pirkis) to his mother, Atia (Polly Walker). Invited to dine at Atia's home, Vorenus expresses his strong belief in the divinity of the Republic, while, prompted by Octavian's astute appraisal of Caesar's mindset and the state of the empire, Titus proclaims that he would follow Caesar if he rebelled against the Republic. Vorenus returns home to his wife, Niobe (Indira Varma), whom he has not seen in more than eight years. He finds her cradling an infant, and immediately assumes the worst. She tells him that the baby is his grandson by his eldest daughter, who is now 13. Pullo spends his first day in Rome whoring and gambling, and runs into some trouble deep in Pompeian territory. Pullo murders a man who cheats him at dice and is critically injured in the ensuing melee. He makes his way to Vorenus' home, and Vorenus brings in a doctor who performs a gruesome operation on Pullo's skull. As he recovers, Niobe confides in Pullo, telling him how much she's missed her husband, but bemoaning the lack of affection Vorenus has shown his family since his return. Antony meets with Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and members of the Senate at Atia's house, and insults them with Caesar's demands, according to the general's plans. Pompey decides to issue an ultimatum to Caesar in the Senate, and enlists the reluctant Cicero (David Bamber) in his cause. Caesar is ordered to surrender or be declared an enemy of the Republic. The senators are counting on Antony's veto, but pandemonium erupts before Antony can say his piece. Caesar decides to march on Rome. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Kalends of February As the first season of Rome draws to a close, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) learn that they are heroes on the streets of the city, "symbols of brotherly love and redemption." On a trip to consecrate the land he and his wife have been given, Vorenus tells Niobe (Indira Varma) that Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) might exile him for disobeying his orders by helping Pullo. But Caesar later explains that it's politically unfeasible to punish the heroes, and if he does nothing, he'll appear weak, so, as part of a larger plan to incorporate (loyal) "plebs" and foreign citizens into the Senate, he makes Vorenus a senator. Of course, Caesar's ulterior motive is to have the "ferocious" Vorenus at his side so that no one will try to kill him. Pullo, near death, still manages to make his way from his sick bed, eager to reap the bounty of his newfound celebrity. Instead, he ends up collapsing at Vorenus' home, where Niobe assigns his care to Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), who contemplates murder. With Vorenus joined to Caesar on the Senate floor, the growing group of conspirators fears they will not have the opportunity to kill Caesar. While some would be content to poison him, or murder him in his bed, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) insists that the deed "must be done honorably." Then Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) realizes where she's heard Vorenus' name before, and sets a plot in motion to separate the hero from the dictator at the pivotal moment. While the plot is unfolding, Servilia invites Atia (Polly Walker) and Octavian (Max Pirkis) to her home, and tells them of her further plans for vengeance. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Spoils A fellow veteran, Mascius (Michael Nardone) approaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), now a magistrate, about severance for the 13th Legion. They are supposed to be receiving land. Vorenus asks Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to act. Caesar, unwilling to give the veterans land in Italy, offers land in Pelonia. Told that this won't be acceptable, and eager to keep the former soldiers on his side, Caesar discreetly suggests that Vorenus bribe Mascius to persuade his comrades to accept the offer. Mascius reluctantly agrees. Caesar also invites Vorenus and Niobe (Indira Varma) to a dinner at Atia's (Polly Walker) home. When Vorenus responds nervously, Caesar tells him, "You shall get used to good society." The walls of Rome are filled with graffiti depicting Brutus (Tobias Menzies) murdering Caesar, and Cassius (Guy Henry) tries to convince Brutus to claim his family's legacy of fighting tyranny. Brutus initially refuses to betray his friend, but has second thoughts when Caesar, well aware of whispers and the power of Brutus' family name, suggests that Brutus rule over far-off Macedonia. Pullo (Ray Stevenson), now miserable and friendless, has found work as an assassin, but his lack of discretion gets him arrested for murder. At Atia's dinner, Octavian (Max Pirkis) suggests that Vorenus or Caesar himself do something to save Pullo, but Caesar points out the political implications such action would cause. Octavian acts on his own, sending Timon (Lee Boardman) to find Pullo a lawyer, but at Pullo's public trial, the crowd demands the brazen killer's head, and Pullo is sentenced to death in the arena. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Triumph In the Senate, Cicero (David Bamber), feeling that he has no choice, calls for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) to be made emperor. Brutus (Tobias Menzies), also under tremendous pressure, speaks passionately in favor of the motion, and it passes unanimously. Caesar exhorts the senators, "Join with me in building a new Rome, that offers justice, peace, and land to all its citizens." Posca (Nicholas Woodeson), Caesar's slave, coaches Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) as he campaigns to be magistrate of the Aventine district. When Vorenus grows weary of studying laws and such, and wonders if they should wait and see if he's elected first, Posca lets him know that his opponents in the election are "straw men." Pullo (Ray Stevenson) wants to march in Caesar's Triumph, but is told that he can't because he's no longer a soldier. At a loss, he impulsively decides to free Eirene (Chiara Mastalli) so that he can marry her and move to the country. Vorenus agrees to help him, but his plans go badly off-course. An innocent man is murdered in a moment of passion, and a severe rift develops between Pullo and Vorenus. Octavia (Kerry Condon) has run away and sought shelter with a religious order, but Octavian (Max Pirkis) goes to retrieve her in time for the Triumph. Octavia still believes (and rightly) that Atia (Polly Walker) was responsible for Glabius' death. Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) gains a new ally against Caesar when Quintus (Rick Warden) arrives on her doorstep, looking for Brutus. With help from Quintus and Cassius (Guy Henry), Servilia composes a screed against Caesar's tyranny, to which she puts Brutus' name. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Utica Cato (Karl Johnson) and Scipio (Paul Jesson) have just suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Thapsus in Africa. They retreat to Utica, where Cato quietly commits suicide. After the funeral ceremony, Scipio has a soldier take his life as well. Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) returns home and begins preparing a celebration of his triumph. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) retire from soldiering. On his return, Pullo is delighted to find that the slave girl he rescued, Eirene (Chiara Mastalli), now speaks his language. Soon, at a loss for how to earn a living, the two former soldiers join Niobe (Indira Varma) and her sister in the butcher business. Vorenus breaks up a confrontation in the street, and a ruffian mocks his military service to Rome, for which he gets slapped. The thug makes it known that he works for Erastes (Lorcan Cranitch), who runs the neighborhood, and makes quick work of his enemies. (Erastes is the man for whom Vorenus briefly and unhappily worked as a bodyguard.) Erastes later goes to Vorenus' home and threatens to rape and kill his wife and daughters if Vorenus does not publicly apologize and kiss his feet. Vorenus and Pullo send the children away and prepare for a fight, but Caesar arrives before Erastes can get there, and asks Vorenus to run for the local magistrate position. Meanwhile, bent on revenge against Atia (Polly Walker) and Caesar, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) tells Octavia (Kerry Condon) that Atia had Glabius killed, and convinces her to seduce her own brother, Octavian (Max Pirkis), in order to get information about Caesar's mysterious affliction. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Caesarion Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) goes to Egypt, and goes to the court of the boy king, Ptolemy XIII (Shaka Bunsie), to demand that he turn over Pompey. Instead, Pompey's head is produced, and Caesar is not grateful, but enraged. He in turn demands that Ptolemy turn over the man who killed Pompey. The Egyptians have their own political strife, with Ptolemy's sister, Cleopatra (Lyndsey Marshal), having claimed the throne. Caesar decides to stay in Egypt and mediate the dispute in order to insure Egypt's grain supply to Rome isn't affected. But he sends Mark Antony (James Purefoy) and most of his men back to Rome. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent to find Cleopatra, before Ptolemy's advisors have her killed. They rescue her, and she immediately plans to seduce Caesar, but on the road back to Alexandria, Cleopatra decides that since she is "between the tides" she must conceive a child immediately, before she reaches Caesar, and pass the child off as Caesar's own. She makes a surprising choice for the father. Upon returning to Alexandria, Cleopatra and Caesar have Ptolemy's advisors executed, which causes a massive public uproar, and Caesar ends up under siege in Alexandria for many months. Back in Rome, Brutus (Tobias Menzies) receives a cold welcome from Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) due to his capitulation. Antony keeps a sharp eye on Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) while Caesar is away. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Pharsalus This episode of Rome examines the events surrounding the historic battle of Pharsalus. Things look grim for Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) by the time Mark Antony (James Purefoy) joins him in Greece, and to make matters worse, he's lost thousands of men at sea in the journey over. Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) is prepared to wait Caesar out, but Cato (Karl Johnson) and the other senators urge him to crush Caesar, once and for all. He masses his troops for battle. Caesar is massively outnumbered, but he knows his men will put up a fight. "We must fight or die," he tells Antony. "Pompey's men have other options." Back in Rome, a worried Atia (Polly Walker) sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again, this time to request some men to guard her home. Servilia graciously agrees, but later gets word of Caesar's startling victory on the battlefield. Uncertain as to the fate of her son, Brutus (Tobias Menzies), Servilia breaks down, and is comforted by Octavia, but the two soon find themselves in a more intimate embrace. The disgraced Pompey suggests his confederates flee to Egypt, where he has friends. Cato and Scipio (Paul Jesson) decide to leave on their own, while Brutus and Cicero (David Bamber) decide to surrender to Caesar. Pompey is left alone with his family, a few slaves and soldiers, and some Greek mercenaries. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) survive a shipwreck, and find themselves alone on a desert island with no food or water. Eventually, Vorenus gets the idea to make a raft from the corpses that washed up on the island with them. They make their way to the mainland, and happen to wash up onshore just as Pompey's party reaches the coast. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Egeria Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is running things in Rome while Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) chases down Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and his allies in Greece. But soon, word reaches Antony that the battle has turned against Caesar, who orders Antony and whatever troops he can muster to join him in Greece in what seems a hopeless cause. Pompey sends a messenger to Antony (living in Pompey's house) to let him know that Pompey will reward him if he sits out the battle, while Atia (Polly Walker) tries to convince Antony to marry her and seize power in Rome. Antony bides his time reaching a decision. Meanwhile, Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) is having problems at home. Lyde (Esther Hall), Niobe's (Indira Varma) sister, is worried over her missing husband, and has moved in with the couple. Niobe seems more concerned about her well-being than the state of her marriage. After listening to the frustrated, lovelorn, drunken Vorenus complaining through the night, Pullo (Ray Stevenson) tells Lyde that he's heard that her husband was murdered, and pointedly tells her, in front of Niobe, to get on with her life. Pullo, assigned with schooling Octavian (Max Pirkis) in the "manly arts," takes the young man to an upscale brothel. Atia, concerned that she'll be on the losing side of the battles in Greece, gets Ocatvian out of town, and sends Octavia (Kerry Condon) to Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) with some "gifts" as a gesture of friendship. Servilia sees through the ploy, but treats Octavia kindly, telling the girl she's blameless for what her mother has done. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: An Owl in a Thornbush Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) crosses the Rubicon into Italy with a single legion, which the overconfident Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) sees as a suicidal act. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Pullo (Ray Stevenson) are sent ahead to Rome, to post Caesar's proclamation on the Senate door, but are told to return if they meet resistance. While the distraught Vorenus asks Pullo for marital advice, the father of Niobe's (Indira Varma) child, her brother-in-law, Evander (Enzo Cilenti), goes to see his son, and Niobe tearfully throws him out. Vorenus and Pullo surprise some of Pompey's troops, who run away. Pompey and his allies are panicked when they realize how quickly Caesar is advancing on the city. Pompey needs four days to amass enough men to fight him off, and Caesar is only two days away. Pompey tells Cato (Karl Johnson) and the rest of the senators that they'll have to retreat, gather strength, and then take the city back from Caesar. A proclamation is made that any noblemen staying in the city are allying themselves with Caesar and will be considered enemies of Rome. This causes a conflict for some. Brutus (Tobias Menzies) and his mother, Servilia (Lindsay Duncan), hide out in Atia's (Polly Walker) home while mobs loyal to Pompey run rampant in the streets. But Brutus decides that despite his friendship with Caesar, he must obey the proclamation and leave the city, while Servilia chooses to wait for her erstwhile lover. Atia, irritated by Octavia's (Kerry Condon) continuing relationship with her ex-husband, Glabius (Roberto Purvis), decides to take drastic action. Vorenus and Pullo intercept a group of Roman soldiers dressed in civilian garb who are fleeing the city with a very important wagon. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Stealing From Saturn Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators who fled Rome get dreadful news about their war chest, and Pompey sends his son Quintus (Rick Warden) out to find the scouts who found the gold. Back in Rome, Caesar (Ciarán Hinds) is short on funds, and has instituted martial law in order to keep the peace. Atia (Polly Walker) is holding a dinner in his honor, and is unhappy to see Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) on Caesar's guest list. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) prepares an expensive feast in honor of the god Janus to inaugurate his merchant business. He rejects Mark Antony's (James Purefoy) generous offer to make him a prefect, preferring civilian life to participation in Caesar's campaign, which Vorenus sees as blasphemous. But things get rocky at the feast when his sister-in-law, Lyde (Esther Hall), arrives with her husband, Evander (Enzo Cilenti). Lyde, jealous over her husband's apparent continued passion for Niobe (Indira Varma), gets drunk and makes an embarrassing scene. At Atia's dinner, Caesar, who has asked for an augury at Jupiter's temple, to show Rome's citizen's that the gods favor his actions, takes the opportunity to offer the chief augur (Roger Hammond) a bribe in the guise of a late birthday gift for his wife. Back at Vorenus' home, things get worse after the party when Quintus shows up with some men, threatening Vorenus and Niobe and demanding to know where the stolen gold is. Vorenus has no idea what he's talking about until Pullo (Ray Stevenson) arrives, throwing money around, and the two get the better of Quintus. Vorenus finds out about the cart full of gold and orders Pullo to deliver it to Caesar. Caesar, meanwhile, sends Pompey and the Senate an offer of truce. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: The Ram Has Touched the Wall Pompey (Kenneth Cranham) and the senators send word to Caesar (Ciarán Hinds), disappointing him by accepting his offer of truce. But Caesar decides that Pompey's vain refusal to meet with him face-to-face is excuse enough to reject the truce. Mark Antony (James Purefoy) is pleased, and ready to go after Pompey, but he soon realizes that Caesar is biding his time. Antony suggests to his lover, Atia (Polly Walker), that Caesar won't go after Pompey because he refuses to leave Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) again. This spurs the jealous Atia to find an anonymous way to humiliate Caesar into breaking off his affair. Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), meanwhile, learns that nearly all of his slaves have fallen ill and died on the way from Gaul. With his nascent merchant business already in ruins, Vorenus is forced to work as a bodyguard, which he quickly learns is not for him. Desperate, he turns to Antony, hoping to rejoin the 13th Legion as a prefect and a member of the Evocati. Meanwhile, Atia has hired Pullo (Ray Stevenson) to teach Octavian (Max Pirkis) the "masculine arts," but Octavian admits that he was not cut out for fighting. "It's not the killing," he explains. "It's the waving about of swords I find tedious." Impressed with Octavian's intellect, Pullo asks him for advice. He suspects that Niobe (Indira Varma) has been unfaithful to his comrade Vorenus, but he has no proof. Octavian recommends that Pullo hold his tongue until he's certain, and the two kidnap Evander (Enzo Cilenti) in hopes of forcing him to confess. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide Rome: Passover The first episode of Rome's second season begins exactly where Season One left off, with the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the year 44 BCE. The power struggle that follows is set in motion when, thanks largely to the machinations of Caesar's scheming niece Atia (Polly Walker), her young and callow son Octavian is announced as heir to the throne--infuriating Caesar's closest ally Marc Antony (James Purefoy). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rome: Son of Hades Tensions grow between Antony and Octavian in the wake of Caesar's death. Meanwhile, having lost everything, Vorenus takes a job keeping local gangs in line. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) Pullo informs Vorenus that his children are still alive. Meanwhile, Atia survives a murder attempt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Philippi With their forces combined, Octavian and Antony plan an attack against Brutus and Cassius' army. Back in Rome, Pullo and Vorenus are tasked with killing Brutus' supporters. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: A Necessary Fiction Eirene is secretly poisoned by Gaia. Meanwhile, Octavian takes a wife and forces Antony to leave Rome for Egypt. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: De Patre Vostro The series finale finds Antony and Cleopatra's armies defeated by Rome's forces under Octavian. Fearing a threat to his position, Octavian orders Pullo to assassinate young Caesarion. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus In Egypt with Cleopatra, Antony attempts to use their grain supplies to provoke war with Octavian. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Death Mask With Brutus dead and his army defeated, Octavian and Antony discuss dividing the empire. Meanwhile, Levi contemplates assassinating Prince Herod. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: Heroes of the Republic The return of his children leaves Vorenus a changed man, leading him to broker peace among the local gangs. Meanwhile, Atia encourages Octavian and Antony to unite against Brutus. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide Rome: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero As the split between Antony and Octavian worsens, Cicero aligns with the latter. Meanwhile, Vorenus attempts to quell a burgeoning gang-war. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide
  • Becker: Season 1-3

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010

    Includes:Becker: Pilot (1998) Becker: Take These Pills and Shove 'Em (1998) Becker: Sex in the Inner City (1998) Becker: My Dinner With Becker (1998) Becker: City Lights (1998) Becker: Man Plans, God Laughs (1998) Becker: Tell Me Lies (1998) Becker: Saving Henry Cohen (1999) Becker: Lucky Day (1999) Becker: Regarding Reggie (1999) Becker: Drive, They Said (1999) Becker: Cyrano De-Beckerac (1999) Becker: Linda Quits (1999) Becker: He Said, She Said (1999) Becker: Stumble in the Bronx (1999) Becker: Hate Thy Neighbor (1999) Becker: Pain in the Aspirin (1999) Becker: Blind Curve (1999) Becker: Santa on Ice (1999) Becker: Scriptus Interruptus (1999) Becker: Choose Me (1999) Becker: Physician, Heal Thyself (1999) Becker: Partial Law (1999) Becker: Activate Your Choices (1999) Becker: Limits and Boundaries (1999) Becker: Larry Spoke (1999) Becker: Becker the Elder (1999) Becker: P.C. World (1999) Becker: My Boyfriend's Back (1999) Becker: Shovel Off to Buffalo (1999) Becker: Point of Contact (1999) Becker: Imm-oral Fixations (1999) Becker: Love! Lies! Bleeding! (1999) Becker: Truth and Consequences (1999) Becker: The Roast That Ruined Them (2000) Becker: Old Yeller (2000) Becker: All the Rage (2000) Becker: The Film Critic (2000) Becker: SuperBob (2000) Becker: Panic on the 86th Floor (2000) Becker: For Whom the Toll Calls (2000) Becker: The Bearer of Bad Tidings (2000) Becker: One Angry Man (2000) Becker: Sight Unseen (2000) Becker: Crosstalk (2000) Becker: Cooked (2000) Becker: The Rumor (2000) Becker: Beckerethics (2000) Becker: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (2000) Becker: Dr. Angry Head (2000) Becker: Margaret's Dream (2000) Becker: One Wong Move (2000) Becker: What Indifference a Day Makes (2000) Becker: The Usual Suspects (2000) Becker: The Wrong Man (2000) Becker: The Hypocritic Oath (2000) Becker: 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey (2001) Becker: The More You Know (2001) Becker: The Ugly Truth (2001) Becker: Elder Hostile (2001) Becker: You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson (2001) Becker: Nocturnal Omissions (2001) Becker: The Tor-Mentor (2001) Becker: Sue You (2001) Becker: Heart Breaker (2001) Becker: The Trouble with Harry (2001) Becker: The Princess Cruise (2001) Becker: Pretty Poison (2001) Becker: Small Wonder (2001) Becker: Trials and Defibrillations (2001) Becker: Pilot Cheers star Ted Danson returns to the small screen to portray an extremely gifted but outwardly gruff Bronx physician who frequently alienates those around him yet possesses an enormous passion to help his ailing patients. As the series gets underway, Becker does his best to treat an HIV-positive child and learns that his favorite diner has a new owner. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Take These Pills and Shove 'Em Becker's harsh bedside manner has caused a critical patient, Mr. Marino, to leave the hospital and return home. Now, in order to save Mr. Marino's life, Becker must make a rare house call and convince the ailing man that his diabetes has triggered a minor heart attack. But Mr. Marino is skeptical of the diagnosis, and suspects that the combative medico is operating by a secret set of ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Becker's friend Jake - the blind owner of the local newsstand - has enrolled in a sculpting class in hopes of meeting women. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Sex in the Inner City Sex seems to be the running thread throughout the day as Becker is drawn into a steamy conversation between Reggie and Jake during breakfast at the diner, and becomes acutely aware of his lackluster sex life when his patients and coworkers repeatedly bring up the topic. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: My Dinner With Becker Becker has been approached with the prospect of a blind date, and while he hesitates to accept after discovering that the woman in question loves line-dancing, aroma therapy, and karaoke, he ultimately agrees to give it a shot. But by the time he realizes that he should have trusted his instincts, it's already too late. Meanwhile, Reggie has had enough of nice guys, and drops her latest love interest after he proves much to accepting and accommodating. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: City Lights A flickering streetlight is shining directly into Becker's window, preventing the crabby medico from getting a good night's sleep. But the city has refused to address the issue in a timely manner, leaving a sleepless Becker to resolve the issue personally. Meanwhile, Margaret begins to regret her decision to permit Linda one personal item in the office after discovering that Linda's item has a life of its own. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Man Plans, God Laughs As the terminally abrasive Becker discovers that he just might not be cut out for friendship, Linda has taken charge of the office due to the fact that Margaret is hold up at home with the flu. Meanwhile, Reggie experiences an unwanted reunion with a former high-school classmate. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Tell Me Lies Reggie is obviously upset about something, but refuses to tell Jake and Becker what's bothering her. When Becker persists in his efforts to discover the source of Reggie's malaise, she constructs an impenetrable wall of lies before ultimately breaking down and telling the truth. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Saving Henry Cohen An ally cat has taken up residence in Becker's office and refuses to budge. Despite being determined to do everything within his power to rid himself of the pesky feline, however, the contentious doctor soon discovers that his newfound friend has some rather serious health issues. Begrudgingly opening his wallet to help the animal make a recovery, Becker enlists Margaret's assistance in planning a trip that he'll likely never take. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Lucky Day Today seems to be Becker's lucky day: Not only does he find a prime parking spot, but he receives a surprise tax refund and has an unusually quick trip to the post-office as well. But with each new stoke of luck comes the unmistakable suspicion that something wretched is about to befall him. Later, after finally allowing himself to appreciate his good fortune, Becker takes a serious tumble. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Regarding Reggie The medical fundraiser is fast approaching and Becker still hasn't found a date for the big night - but who to ask? Fearing that Reggie will mistake a friendly invitation for a romantic overture, Becker does his best to find someone else to take to the fundraiser. Despite his best efforts at finding another date, however, it always comes back to Reggie. As the pressure mounts for Becker to get over his unfounded fear and simply ask Reggie to join him, the stressed-out doctor finds his memories drifting back to the time when, as a ten year-old boy eager to find a date to the dance, he experienced his first bout with rejection. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Drive, They Said Becker becomes obligated to play taxi driver when Reggie, Margaret, Jake, and Linda realize that he's headed for Queens, and ask if he can drop them off at various locations along the way. Had any of these people ever actually ridden in a car that Becker was driving, however, odds are good that they would have simply taken the subway. After Becker causes an accident with his hyper-aggressive driving skills, he returns to his office to discover that his waiting room is overflowing with patients. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Cyrano De-Beckerac Reggie tells Becker he doesn't know anything about women, but unbeknownst to her, Becker is giving dating tips to her new beau (Robert Gant). Meanwhile, Linda becomes a big sister to an obnoxious teen (Molly Morgan). ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Linda Quits Linda quits her job after she makes a mistake on a patient's prescription, and Becker hires what seems like an ideal replacement. Meanwhile, Reggie, Jake and Bob wonder why a nicely dressed man keeps pacing back and forth outside the diner. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: He Said, She Said John isn't too pleased when a friend (Julie Caitlin Brown) of a friend looks him up, but he changes his tune when he sees her and he realizes that she accepts him just as he is. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Stumble in the Bronx John gets a taste of his own medicine when he is accidentally shot and has to put up with obnoxious doctors and nurses at a hospital. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Hate Thy Neighbor Becker is released from the hospital and is surprised---and pleased---when his attractive doctor (Frances Fisher) makes a house call that is strictly personal. Meanwhile, Margaret tries to find a suitable physician to temporarily replace Becker. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Pain in the Aspirin John thinks Liz (Frances Fisher) is lying when she claims she doesn't have any aspirin, even though he knows she has some---because he went through her purse. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Blind Curve Jake's old friend (Cress Williams), who was responsible for the car accident in which Jake lost his sight, pays him a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Margaret tries to get out of an annual road trip with some nursing school friends. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Santa on Ice Becker is his usual bitter self as Christmas rolls around, until a department-store Santa drops dead in his waiting room. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Scriptus Interruptus Having recently agreed to peen an article for a colleague's medical journal, Becker is disturbed to discover that he seems to be suffering from writer's block. The deadline is fast approaching, and he can't seem to find a place to write in peace. If Becker could only find five minutes to sit down and think through the article, perhaps he could summon the inspiration needed to finish it. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Choose Me Reggie has an extra ticket to the upcoming hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. Upon announcing this to the crew, Jake and Becker enter into a heated competition to become the chosen recipient of the coveted ticket. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Physician, Heal Thyself The irascible Becker receives a taste of his own bitter medicine when his back suddenly gives out and he is forced to reach out to Reggie for help. Having recently entered into a heated debate with the outspoken restaurateur, the prospect of asking for her assistance proves especially humbling for the arrogant Bronx medico. Incensed at Reggie's recommendation that he visit an acupuncturist, Becker begins to reconsider when he is left lying on his apartment floor. Later, Margaret discovers that she has a not-so-secret admirer in the form of her love-struck postman. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Partial Law Becker's computer has been stolen from his apartment, and upon learning that his insurance payout won't even cover the cost of a new keyboard he decides to procure a new machine on the cheap. But, as the frustrated medico is about to find out, there are some things that are worth doing right - even if it does mean spending a little extra cash. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Activate Your Choices Becker's ex-wife Sandra is in town for a stop on her book-signing tour, and while the temperamental medico does his best to appear disinterested in the announcement, his attention is peaked upon discovering that a few chapters in Sandra's best-selling self-help book deal with a man she refers to as "Angry Man." As a couple, Becker and Sandra always possessed an explosive chemistry, and when he confronts her over the similarities between himself and "Angry Man" is becomes readily apparent that chemistry is still well in tact. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Limits and Boundaries A patient's mother is in desperate need of someone to look after her two children for the day, and try as he might Becker just can't turn the woman down. Though he reluctantly agrees to play babysitter for the day, he swiftly pawns the children off to Margaret and Linda. Later, when a few hours of watching the kids turns into an all-night sleepover, Becker discovers just how difficult it can be to establish rules with such willful youngsters. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Larry Spoke As Becker attempts to contend with a patient who claims he can speak directly to God, Linda wrestles with whether or not to return a rather spiffy jacket that was mistakenly given to her by her drycleaner. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Becker the Elder Becker's estranged father Fred has dropped in for an unannounced visit, charming the hospital staff and irritating his tempestuous son. In contrast to his uptight son, Fred is a laid-back and jovial old man who gets along quite easily with others. And though Becker seems to want nothing to do with his outwardly amicable dad, Fred is determined to put aside their differences and reconnect. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: P.C. World When a local reporter eavesdrops on an argument between Dr. Becker and a man at the diner, he seems the outspoken medico's comments politically incorrect and pens a scathing article condemning such outbursts. Though Dr. Becker does his best to let the situation simply play itself out, the self-serving reporter crosses the line when he appears on a local talk-radio show and continues his tirade. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: My Boyfriend's Back Reggie goes out with an old flame (Larry Poindexter) who is building a hospital in the area. Meanwhile, John fumes over his former research partner's patent for anti-wrinkle cream ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Shovel Off to Buffalo John accidentally receives two plane tickets to Chicago when he agrees to speak at a conference, so he takes Reggie with him. Meanwhile, Bob takes over as cook at the diner in Reggie's absence. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Point of Contact Becker saves a woman (Kim Darby) from choking and then fears for his life when he takes her continual gratitude for stalking. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Imm-oral Fixations Becker is grumpier than usual after he decides to quit smoking, but he gets a lift from Reggie's friend (Marjorie Monaghan), an ex-smoker who tells him the only substitute that worked for her was sex. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Love! Lies! Bleeding! Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Becker's doubts about the existence of true love only seem to be confirmed when he treats a man whose wife has stabbed him with a fork, contends with a teen intent on getting a vasectomy, attempts to treat a woman with severe allergies to roses, and witnesses Linda terminate a relationship all within the span of one day. Later that night, a surprising hospital visit causes the cynical doctor to soften his stance on the issue and begin to understand what Valentine's Day means to couples who are truly, deeply in love. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: Truth and Consequences Accepting an invitation to his cousin Barry's house for dinner, Becker quickly realizes that Barry and his wife are experiencing some serious marital problems. When Becker accidentally lets it slip that Barry once had an affair, an already awkward dinner becomes downright tense. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide Becker: The Roast That Ruined Them Liz wants to throw a party and John reluctantly agrees to host it, but they have trouble finding anyone who wants to attend a party at John's place. Meanwhile, Reggie fears that her new boyfriend from college is too young for her. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Old Yeller John buys a motorcycle in a vain attempt to recapture his youth, after some people make comments suggesting that he's getting old. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: All the Rage A judge sentences John to attend an anger-management class after he insults two police officers. Meanwhile, Linda invites Bob to move in with her---much to everyone else's dismay. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: The Film Critic No synopsis available. Becker: SuperBob No synopsis available. Becker: Panic on the 86th Floor Reggie's celebration after earning an A in her psychology class turns to panic when she considers her uncertain future; and John entertains one of his neighbors, who turns out to be a hooker. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: For Whom the Toll Calls John is determined to have the phone company remove a long-distance charge on his bill that he claims shouldn't be there; Reggie is upset when she isn't invited to a friend's wedding; Bob listens to motivational tapes in order to land a job. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: The Bearer of Bad Tidings John agrees to take on a vacationing doctor's patients and one of them dies. Meanwhile, Linda tries to comfort a friend (M. Darlene Hunt) who won't leave the office, and Reggie and Jake trade barbs during a slow time in the diner. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: One Angry Man John fumes when he can't get out of jury duty and then can't get picked to actually serve on a jury; Jake gets a dog. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Sight Unseen Jake asks out a friendly young woman (Heidi Mokrycki), only to break up with her after he learns that she's also blind; Margaret tries to discover why a grouchy patient likes everyone but her. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Crosstalk John gets into an argument with a priest (John Mahoney) over whose hands a patient is really in---God's or the doctor's; Reggie, Jake and Bob take a gamble on the stock market. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Cooked Liz is offered a job in Chicago, which prompts John to tell her how he feels about her. He quickly regrets doing it, fearing he'll lose his freedom. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: The Rumor A rumor starts that John is dying when he suddenly begins eating healthy food and tries to control his temper. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: Beckerethics No synopsis available. Becker: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em No synopsis available. Becker: Dr. Angry Head No synopsis available. Becker: Margaret's Dream No synopsis available. Becker: One Wong Move No synopsis available. Becker: What Indifference a Day Makes No synopsis available. Becker: The Usual Suspects No synopsis available. Becker: The Wrong Man No synopsis available. Becker: The Hypocritic Oath John's waiting room turns into a maze of boxes when Linda orders too many supplies; Reggie becomes attracted to a much younger student and Margaret learns that a former patient died and has included her in her will. ~ Tim Holland, All Movie Guide Becker: 2001 1/2: A Graduation Odyssey No synopsis available. Becker: The More You Know No synopsis available. Becker: The Ugly Truth No synopsis available. Becker: Elder Hostile No synopsis available. Becker: You Say Gay Son, I Say Godson No synopsis available. Becker: Nocturnal Omissions No synopsis available. Becker: The Tor-Mentor No synopsis available. Becker: Sue You No synopsis available. Becker: Heart Breaker No synopsis available. Becker: The Trouble with Harry No synopsis available. Becker: The Princess Cruise No synopsis available. Becker: Pretty Poison No synopsis available. Becker: Small Wonder No synopsis available. Becker: Trials and Defibrillations No synopsis available.
  • ER: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

    Includes:ER: Hit and Run (1994) ER: Into That Good Night (1994) ER: ER Confidential (1994) ER: Pilot (1994) ER: Day One (1994) ER: Going Home (1994) ER: Chicago Heat (1994) ER: Another Perfect Day (1994) ER: 9 1/2 Hours (1994) ER: Blizzard (1994) ER: The Gift (1994) ER: Happy New Year (1995) ER: Love's Labor Lost (1995) ER: Make of Two Hearts (1995) ER: Men Plan, God Laughs (1995) ER: And Baby Makes Two (1995) ER: Hell and High Water (1995) ER: Days Like This (1995) ER: Summer Run (1995) ER: Love Among the Ruins (1995) ER: Motherhood (1995) ER: Everything Old is New Again (1995) ER: Welcome Back, Carter! (1995) ER: Do One, Teach One, Kill One (1995) ER: What Life? (1995) ER: The Secret Sharer (1995) ER: Home (1995) ER: A Miracle Happens Here (1995) ER: Luck of the Draw (1995) ER: Long Day's Journey (1995) ER: February Fifth, 1995 (1995) ER: The Birthday Party (1995) ER: Sleepless in Chicago (1995) ER: Full Moon, Saturday Night (1995) ER: House of Cards (1995) ER: True Lies (1996) ER: Fevers of Unknown Origin (1996) ER: The Healers (1996) ER: Take These Broken Wings (1996) ER: Fire in the Belly (1996) ER: The Match Game (1996) ER: The Right Thing (1996) ER: Dead of Winter (1996) ER: It's Not Easy Being Greene (1996) ER: Baby Shower (1996) ER: A Shift in the Night (1996) ER: John Carter, M.D. (1996) ER: Hit and Run Carter (Noah Wyle) pulls off his first major blunder when he tells the wrong family that their teenaged son died in a car accident. Resident Romeo Ross (George Clooney) steps up his campaign to win Carol (Julianna Margulies) away from her current beau, Dr. Taglieri (Rick Rossovich). And the volatile Benton (Eriq La Salle) attacks his brother-in-law, Walt (Ving Rhames), for neglecting his family, then turns his wrath upon Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) for a misdiagnosis. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide ER: Into That Good Night Greene (Anthony Edwards) tries to find a heart transplant for a seriously ill business contractor (Alan Rosenberg) who has already resigned himself to his impending death. Ross (George Clooney) comes to the aid of an asthmatic teenager whose parents can't afford the necessary medication. Greene's wife, Jenn (Christine Harnos), moves out of their home. And Carter (Noah Wyle) worries that his fling with Liz (Liz Vassey) may have exposed him to a sexually transmitted disease. This episode was originally slated to air on October 6, 1994. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide ER: ER Confidential Cvetic (John Terry) is growing more and more contemptuous of his patients, leading to some bizarre behavior on his part. Carol (Julianna Margulies) is caught on the horns of a dilemma when she is bound by ethics not to reveal details of an accident imparted in confidence by a patient. Ross (George Clooney) grows restless in his relationship with Linda (Andrea Parker). And Carter (Noah Wyle) learns a few more valuable life lessons as he treats transvestite patient Henry (Vondie Curtis-Hall). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide ER: Pilot Originally telecast as a two-hour special, the first episode of ER has since been divided into a two-parter for syndication. In part one, young and inexperienced third-year med student John Carter (Noah Wyle) reports for work at the emergency room of Chicago's County General Hospital. During a hectic 24-hour shift, Carter is brusquely introduced to his future co-workers: his arrogant trainer, Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle); workaholic chief resident Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards); the equally hardworking Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield); the womanizing Dr. Douglas Ross (George Clooney); and troubled head nurse Carol Hathaway (Julianna Margulies). All in all, it is a typical shift at the ER, with cases ranging from gunshot wounds, ruptured aneurysms, burns, and even hangnails -- but a few surprises are in store for both the staff and the viewers at home. In part two, inexperienced three-year med student John Carter continues to cope as best he can with his hectic first day in
  • Go - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009

    Director/cinematographer Doug Liman's third feature links together three edgy stories, all beginning in the same Los Angeles supermarket with an interconnected group of characters. Ronna (Sarah Polley) is a down-on-her-luck checkout girl who is sweet talked into taking an extra shift from her friend Simon (Desmond Askew) so he can go to Las Vegas. Ronna is then approached by two good-looking actors, Adam (Scott Wolf) and Zack (Jay Mohr), who want to buy drugs. Ronna, who needs money, plans to act as a go-between between the actors and a dealer friend of Simon's, Todd (Timothy Olyphant), until a cop named Burke (William Fichtner) enters the picture. Meanwhile, Simon is living it up in Vegas; in the course of a very wild night on the town, he manages to bed two women, accidentally steal a car with his good friend Marcus (Taye Diggs), and get thrown out of the best strip club in town, with more than a few people after him, especially when he leaves behind a credit card he borrowed from Todd. Once again back at the supermarket, Adam and Zack turn out to not be quite what they seemed, and their relationship with Burke and his wife Irene (Jane Krakowski) takes an unexpected turn as their evening becomes very, very complicated. Go, Liman's long-awaited follow-up to his indie hit Swingers, received its World Premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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    The Unusuals

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009

    ABC gives "The Unusuals" a special Tuesday showcase
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    Recap: 'Survivor: Cagayan' - 'Head of the Snake'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 3, 2014

    After the Merge, a straight-forward vote leads to a shocking Tribal Council
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