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Season 5 of Outlander will air on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

Until then, check out the new behind the scenes video that Starz released:

Also, here is a great new Fraser family promo picture:

You can also enjoy the following photos from TV Guide and Starz:

Mark your calendars for February 16!

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Outlander is a little over a month away, and with that there is a new promo picture from the upcoming 5th season as well as a trailer.

Check them out below:

Here is the official trailer for season 5:

Here are a few other promo pictures from the upcoming season:

Outlander premieres on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are a few of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in January:

Just Mercy
Opens: January 10

Attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) takes the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of a white woman. The cast includes Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall and O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

The Informer
Opens: January 10

Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman), a reformed criminal and former special operations soldier, is working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step toward freedom, Koslow must return to the one place he has fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole. On discovering one of his handlers, Montgomery (Clive Owen) intends to let him and his family die in order to use their homicides as hard evidence to ensure convictions, Koslow must turn to Grens (Common), a member of NYPD’s Organized Crime Division, to ensure his loved ones safety as he looks for a way to escape when his cover eventually gets conveniently blown. The film also stars Rosamund Pike and Ana de Armas.

Opens: January 10

This sci-fi/horror flick focuses on a crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. The cast includes Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, T.J. Miller and Jessica Henwick.

Bad Boys for Life
Opens: January 17

The once inseparable duo of Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Michael “Mike” Lowery (Will Smith) is coming apart: an aging Burnett has become a police inspector while Lowery, suffering a midlife crisis, is assigned to head up AMMO, a “young guns” group of millennial cops with whom he has nothing in common. Both of them reunite once again when a fierce Romanian mob boss, whose brother they defeated years earlier, makes a retaliation effort on Mike just as both he and Marcus are about to officially retire. The film also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Kate del Castillo and DJ Khaled.

Opens: January 17

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.), famed doctor and veterinarian of Victoria, England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of animals for company. But when Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and encounters wondrous creatures. The cast includes Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent and Harry Collett as well as voices provided by Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo and Frances de la Tour.

The Gentlemen
Opens: January 24

The film follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who has created a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he is looking to cash out his business, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. The film also stars Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.

The Last Full Measure
Opens: January 24

The true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) who personally saved over sixty men. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of soldiers of the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division, before making the ultimate sacrifice in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) on a career fast-track is tasked with investigating a Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and PJ partner on the mission (William Hurt, played by Ethan Russell as a young man) and his parents (Christopher Plummer and Diane Ladd). Huffman seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger’s extraordinary valor, including Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson play by Ser’Darius Blain as a younger man), Burr (Peter Fonda played by James Jagger as a young man) and Mott (Ed Harris play by Zach Roerig as a young man). But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman. The film also stars LisaGay Hamilton, Michael Imperioli, Amy Madigan, Linus Roache, Bradley Whitford, Alison Sudol and John Savage.

Movies coming out in February will be posted at the end of January.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, Outlander Fans!!

The folks over at TV Line posted two new pictures from season 5 of Outlander, which will return for its fifth season premiere on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

You can check out the new pictures below:

[Photo Credit:  Starz/TV Line]

AND, the new opening credits for season 5 were just released as well.

You can see that video below:

Mark your calendars for February 16!!

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TV viewers never know what to expect each season from their favorite shows because the powers that be behind those shows are sneaky, they like to freak us out, make us laugh, make us cheer and sigh in relief.

Every season there is a lot going on that sometimes it’s hard to point out all of the good (and the bad) that TV provides the viewers, but the following list, which is featured in no particular order, is what really stood out:

[Photo Credit: CBS]

Highest Rated New Drama – All Rise (CBS)

Out of the 9 new one-hour dramas that debuted on the major networks since the 2019-2020 TV season got underway in September, the CBS legal drama All Rise came out on top in terms of overnight ratings. The show averaged 5.3 million viewers from September to December.

[Photo Credit: The CW]

Best Actress in a Drama – Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Gina received rave reviews for her 7-minute monologue, where Jane talked on and on about her dead husband Michael’s very unexpected reappearance, in the season premiere of Jane the Virgin; an episode that she also directed.

[Photo Credit: Amazon Prime]

Best Actors in a Drama – Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Good Omens (Amazon)

The third episode of the debut season found Aziraphale (Sheen) and Crowley’s (Tennant) friendship over the centuries played out. The entire episode was quite the montage of how this angel and demon grew and changed over the millenia, hiding their friendship from their superiors.

[Photo Credit: AP Images]

That Really Wasn’t A Surprise – Mateo was the narrator on Jane the Virgin (The CW)

For much of the series’ run, viewers of Jane the Virgin contemplated the identity of the narrator with the reveal being made in the show’s final episode; and while it may have come as a surprise that the narrator was a grown-up Mateo (voiced by Anthony Mendez), I was pleased to learn that I was correct in my belief since season two that it was Mateo.

Best Reality Star – Kodi Lee, America’s Got Talent (NBC)

I am the first person to state loud and clear how much I detest reality programming. I honestly think it’s the bane of existence and should be wiped off the TV landscape fully and completely, but every once in awhile there are a few good things that come out of that genre of programming. Kodi Lee is one of those unicorns. He is the blind and autistic singing phenom who won season 14 of the reality competition show.

Check out Kodi’s audtion for America’s Got Talent:

[Photo Credit: Netflix]

Talk of the Streaming World – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

The Japanese organizing consultant and author debuted her new show on the streaming service at the beginning of the year, becoming quite the talk of the internet especially with her “sparks joy” method of organizing.

[Photo Credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo-Getty Images]

What Were You Thinking? – Jussie Smollett

The Empire actor-singer claimed to be the victim of a homophobic-racist assault, but after receiving endless amounts of support, it was revealed to have been a hoax; although the actor never confirmed that was the case. He was indicted on 16 counts, but eventually charges were dropped and his record was wiped clean. However, he essentially lost his role on the FOX drama and has become a bit of a society pariah.

[Photo Credit: The CW]

Best Villainess – Rachel Skarsten as Alice on Batwoman (The CW)

From the pilot episode it was clear that Alice was a complicated character. Her backstory is heartbreaking but also very telling in why she became who she is now. She has been so set on revenge that she doesn’t even she how vile and villainous she has become. [SPOILER ALERT!] Taking the life of her stepmother and setting up her father as the killer took that villainy to an all-new low.

[Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff-NBC]

Hunky Newcomer – Blake Stadnik as Jack on This Is Us (NBC)

The fourth season premiere of This Is Us gave us a look at a young man, who was revealed to a successful blind musician and was also revealed to be Jack, the grown son of Kate and Toby. His mom’s scary premature birth caused Jack to be blind. Being from the Pearson line he is just as charming and lovable as the Pearson men and he inherited his singing genes from the Pearson women.

[Photo Credit: Kharen Hill-The CW]

Prettiest Newcomer – Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew (The CW)

While the show itself hasn’t been performing well in the ratings, and for those of us who aren’t sold on this more modern take on the teenage sleuth, this new incarnation of Nancy Drew may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Kennedy is the prettiest of the newcomers this TV season.

[Photo Credit; Clipart Library]

Where’s the Viewers – Ratings decline

TV viewership has been on the decline, but this fall as existing series returned and new ones debuted, the overnight ratings have seen a noticeable drop – even popular shows. In some instances, returning shows have lost at least a million, if not more, viewers weekly.

[Photo Credit: Dean Buscher-The CW]

Best Comeback From Death – John Winchester on Supernatural (The CW)

It may have only been temporary, but getting to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester on Supernatural was so terrific. Sam and Dean inadvertently summoned their dad from the year 2003, allowing the family – including Mama Winchester – a chance to have one somewhat “normal” night together before bidding an emotional goodbye to him yet again.

[Photo Credit: Syfy]

[Photo Credit: Hulu]

Most Upsetting TV Deaths – Quentin on The Magicians (Syfy) and Logan Echolls in Veronica Mars (Hulu)

Quentin shockingly sacrificed himself in order to save his friends and officially vanquish The Monster.

Logan was unnecessarily killed by a bomb inadvertently left inside Veronica’s car not too long after they finally married.

[Photo Credit: TV Land]

It’s About Damn Time – Diana (Miriam Shor) finally learned the truth about Liza (Sutton Foster) on Younger (TV Land)

It only took SIX seasons for the truth to finally be revealed to everyone, but seeing Diana deal with that truth was quite something to behold.

[Photo Credit: HBO]

The Girl with No Name, Takes Down the King – Arya Defeated the Night King on Game of Thrones (HBO)

Say what you will about the final season of Game of Thrones, but one of the best scenes from that last run was watching mighty but mini Arya take out the big bad Night King, using the best subterfuge possible.

[Photo: ABC-Mitch Haaseth]

We Are One – “Silent All These Years” episode of Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

In this episode, every single woman on the show lined the hall to usher Abby, a sexual assault survivor, into surgery. When the episode aired, Christine Blasey Ford has just testified about her sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh, who – despite Ford’s meticulously detailed testimony – was confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

[Photo Credit: HBO]

Getting What She Justly Deserved – Brienne of Tarth Knighed on Game of Thrones (HBO)

It was a long time in coming, given all that the warrior woman had done, in the war for the Iron Throne, but Brienne was finally knighted by Jamie Lannister before the final battle ensued.

[Photo Credit: Diyah Pera-Netflix]

That Was Quite a Twist – The identity of the Dark Lord in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)

The big reveal was made in the finale of the second season with Sabrina Spellman learning that the Dark Lord was one other than her own dad (how Star Wars-like, right?).

[Photo Credit: Netflix]

How Could You? – Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) was the hit and run driver, who killed the husband of Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) in Dead to Me (Netflix)

The two women met through a therapy group made of bereft spouses. They became quick friends, but in the final moments of the finale, Judy admitted the truth; but then it was shown that the body of Steve, Judy’s ex-fiance was floating in Jen’s pool

[Photo Credit: HBO]

The Most Mind-Blowing Show – Watchmen (HBO)

This series, based on the acclaimed graphic novel, was mind-boggling for those not well-versed in the canon, but visual stunning in its directorial vision, expertly acted by its ensemble cast, led by the amazing Regina King, and incredibly complex in its storytelling.

Young Inspirations – Teenage Climate Activists

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old girl from Sweden with Asperger’s Syndrome may be the face of the young climate activists – especially after being named as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year – but she is not the only one.

Just take a look at this article to see that she is not the only one nor should she be seen by the world as the only one.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on what you liked the most and the least on television throughout 2019. Please share.


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Are you an Outlander fan?

What better way to survive Droughtlander than for Starz to provide a season five clip reveal during the network’s upcoming “Page to Screen” weekend on December 14 and 15.

You can learn the details about the weekend special here, but if you want to know specifically about that special clip of the upcoming 5th season, you will want to check out Starz on December 15 at 8 PM (ET/PT).

You’ll get to see the first FOUR minutes of the season premiere.

Then it’ll be back to waiting for Sunday, February 16 to roll around so we can all watch the full season premiere of Outlander.

And unless you’ve been living under a rock since Thanksgiving, you’ve probably already seen the following fantastic season five promo picture of Jamie and Claire (Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe), but here it is for you to enjoy!

[Photo Credit: Starz]

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are a few of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in December:

Playmobil: The Movie
Opens: December 6

A young woman travels to the animated world of Playmobil to find her missing younger brother, Charlie. In order to bring him back home, she must embark on a thrilling adventure. Voices will be provided by Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor and Daniel Radcliffe.

The Aeronauts
Opens: December 6

Daredevil pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and weather scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon. The cast includes Himesh Patel and Tom Courtenay.

Opens: December 13

A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. The film stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Malcolm McDowell, Allison Janney, Alice Eve, Alanna Ubach, Elisabeth Rohm, Ashley Greene, Stephen Root, Robin Weigert, Holland Taylor, D’Arcy Corden, Tricia Helfer and Jennifer Morrison.

Jumanji: The Next Level
Opens: December 13

Unknown to his friends, Spencer (Alex Wolff) kept the pieces of the Jumanji video game and one day repaired the system in the basement of his grandfather’s (Danny DeVito) house. When Spencer’s friends Bethany, Fridge, and Martha (Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain and Morgan Turner respectively) arrive, they find Spencer missing and the game running and decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him. Spencer’s grandfather Eddie and his friend Milo Walker (Danny Glover) hear the commotion and inadvertently get sucked into the game too before any of Spencer’s friends can select their avatars. With a new quest offered to them by Nigel Billingsley (Rhys Darby), the teenaged friends must help Eddie and Milo get used to their in-game avatars, get them to help find Spencer and Bethany, and escape Jumanji once again and for all. The cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Awkwafina.

Richard Jewell
Opens: December 13

The film is based on an article published by Vanity Fair in 1997, chronicling the life of Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) during the events that led to an attack at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked as a security guard at AT&T when he discovered the plot that resulted in the Centennial Park bombing. He then heroically saved lives after a bomb was detonated during the games, however, the FBI identified him as one of many suspects, which led to his unjust vilification by journalists and the press. The FBI cleared him after 88 days. The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Ian Gomez.

Opens: December 13

The FBI’s surveillance program COINTELPRO begins to target actress Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart) due to her association with Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie). The cast includes Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Colm Meaney, Zazie Beetz, Vince Vaughn, Stephen Root and Ser’Darius Blain.

Opens: December 20

Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. The ensemble cast includes Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Francesca Hayward.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Opens: December 20

A year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again—while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax, bringing the Skywalker sage to a definitive end. The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, the late Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Keri Russell, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Billy Dee Williams, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackle, Kelly Marie Tran, Dominic Monaghan, Billie Lourd, Joonas Suotamol and Greg Grunberg.

Opens: December 25

At the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission to deliver a message which will warn of an ambush during one of the skirmishes soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich. The two recruits race against time, crossing enemy territory to deliver the warning and keep a British battalion of 1,600 men, which includes Blake’s own brother, from walking into a deadly trap. The pair must give their all to accomplish their mission by surviving the war to end all wars. The cast includes Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Just Mercy
Opens: December 25

Attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) takes the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of a white woman. The film stars Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall and O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

Little Women
Opens: December 25

The film explores the lives of the March sisters in 1860s New England, in the aftermath of the American Civil War, focusing on the sisters’ young adult lives, particularly after Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), and Amy (Florence Pugh) leave their family home. The film jumps back and forth in time and focuses more on themes than narrative. The cast includes Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton and Chris Cooper.

Spies in Disguise
Opens: December 25

The world is counting on the highly famous super spy Lance Sterling (voice by Will Smith) to protect it from grave threats, who in turn often counts on the technical smarts of young scientist Walter Beckett (voice by Tom Holland) to fashion great gadgets to accomplish his missions in spite of himself. However, when Beckett attempts to introduce his newest invention of “biodynamic concealment”, Sterling accidentally ingests Beckett’s experimental work and turns into a pigeon. He must now find out how he can save the world from cybernetic madman Tristan McFord while being such a small animal. Other voices provided by Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka.

Opens: December 27

Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard), a Death Row prison warden whose job has taken a psychological toll on her, must confront her demons when she has to execute another inmate. The film also stars Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff and LaMonica Garrett.

Movies coming out in January will be posted at the end of December.

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