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PAGE 8 POST-GAZE'rrE, DECEMBER 30, 2016 THE TWILIGHT ZONE (24-Blu-ray) CBS DVD + Paramount The Twilight Zone has enthralled, captivated, and mesmerized millions of television viewers with its five seasons of provocative stories, unforgettable characters, and star-studded roster of talent. Now you can enjoy all 156 episodes of Rod Serling's ac- claimed series, plus hours of new and exclusive bonus features, in one comprehensive collection on Blu-ray in high definition. That's the signpost up ahead -- your next stop: The Twilight Zone! The impressive list of guest appearances include Art Carney, Burgess Meredith, Cliff Robertson, Dennis Hopper, Bill Bixby, Leonard Nimoy, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Jack Klugman, Robert Redford, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Telly Savalas, and William Shatner. MECHANIC: RESURRECTION (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) retums as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action-thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop's life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR (3-DVD) TIME LIFE Red Skelton was a brilliant performer, a passionate patriot, and a master of simple, hilarious, and classic comedy. Truly one of America's greatest comedians, Skelton kept television audiences in stitches for 20 seasons on The Red Skelton Show. The son of a circus clown, Skelton created an unforgettable array of zany characters, including Sheriff Deadeye, the country bumpkin Clem Kadiddlehopper, seagull commentators Gertrude and Heathcliffe, and the lovable hobo Freddie the Freeloader. Skelton always had a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step -- often accompanied by a cowbell sound effect. Fans roared with laughter then, and you will too! This collection also includes 12 never-before-released episodes in color, some not seen in 50 years. MORRIS FROM AMERICA (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris, a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish out of water -- a budding, hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris falls hard for his cool, rebellious 15-year-old classmate, Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm, and win the girl of his dreams. IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE (DVD) Magnolia Home Ent. When a father uncovers his son's murderer, he begins to un- ravel. Once an upstandingcitizen, Ntis embarks on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge that escalates into a full-blown international gang war. With darkly funny humor reminiscent of Tarantino and The Coen Brothers, Nils finds himseK caught up in a world not his own -- surrounded by drug traffickers, con artists and kingpins, in order to bring his son's murderers to justice. TEXAS R/SING + SONS OF LIBERTY (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Two HISTORY Channel miniseries have now been released for the first time as an epic double feature. Texas Rising brings to life the thrilling and inspiring true story of how the state of Texas fought for its freedom from the rule of Mexican General Santa Ann, and the formation of America's most legendary law enforcement agency, the Texas Rangers. The all-star cast includes Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Kris Kristofferson, and Jake Busey. With Sons of Liberty, viewers can follow the-stirring drama of the infamous Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, and~ the Battle of Lexing- ton, as the colonies join forces as a single, united eountry in the most epic revolution of our~time. The outstanding cast fea- tures Ben Barnes (Sam Adams), Henry Thomas (John Adams), Dean Norris (Ben Franklin), Michael Raymond-James (Paul Revere), Jason OWIara (George Washington), and Ryan Eggold (Dr. Joseph Warren). AMERICAN GOTHIC: SEASON ONE (4-DVD) CBS DVD + Paramount I American Gothic is the thrilling thirteen-part murder mystery based on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an in- famous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart. Special features include: "Extended/Deleted Scenes," "American Gothic First Look," "American Gothic at Comic-Con," and "Gag Reel." HELL OR HIGH WATER (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster lead this acclaimed action-drama. When a desperate father (Pine) learns the bank is going to take his family's landl he and his ex-con brother (Foster) are left with no choice. They decide to rob the bank's branches, putting themselves in the crosshairs of an aging Texas Ranger (Bridges) in a riveting story of crime, punishment, and brotherly love. New Year's Awards, Promises, and Predictions ... Bye-Bye Award: Barack and Michelle Obama. Instigator of Racial Ten- sions Award: the Community Organizer from Chicago, Barack Obama ... Prediction: East Bos- ton will be named the number one place to live ... Prediction: Boston Police will keep crime down in East Boston... Promise: Gov. Charlie Baker will work with President-elect Donald Trump to bring federal money into Massachusetts ... Predic- tion: Welfare fraud recipients will be caught and prosecuted ... Prediction: Eastie building boom will end ... Promise: Star- bucks will reduce their pricey cups of coffee ... Promise: E.B. Health Center will stop expand- ing ... Outstanding Community Service Award: Buddy Mangini ... Promise: Illegal immigrants will pay their fair share in taxes ... Promise: Mayor of Revere Brian Arrigo will stop running the city under a cloud of secrecy Prediction: Revere Incumbent Ward 6 City Councilor will lose Murphy... As I See It his next election ... Prediction: Revere City Councilor George Rotondo will be next Mayor of Revere ... Prediction: Protesters will find work under Donald Trump and stop disrupting the country with stupid protests ... Promise: Hollywood will stay silent on political issues and stick to acting ... Most Inter- esting Newspaper Columnist Award: Sal Giarratani ... Friend- liest Real Estate Agents: Cen- tury 21 Joe Mario and Venture Realties John LaPlaca ... Best Realtor to Rent from: Carol at Venture Realty ~.. Promise: Ecco's Restaurant will open an- other upscale establishment ... Biggest Supporter of East Boston Award: "Lombardo Family" ... Promise: Paul DiCiccio will bake his scrumptious homemade pies for Eastie fundraisers ... Building Award: The new state- of-the-art Seville on Boston Harbor Condos at 250 Meridian Street ... Prediction: Spinelli's Pastry will open pastry shops in other cities ... Best Personal- ity Award: Rosemarie "Cassy" Martorano ... Most Active Senior Award: Judge Joe Ferrino ... Mother of the Year Award: Lisa Capogreco=Cappucchio ... Pre- diction: President-elect Trump will work a deal with illegals to get legitimate social security numbers and pay taxes or get deported ... Promise: Single morns will get off the system, marry the fathers, and stop the welfare schemes ... Promise: Mayor Brian Arrigo will not make Revere a sanctuary city... Promise; President-elect Trump will withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities ... Predic- tion: Flag burners will be prose- cuted... Most Disliked Politician Award: Mitt Romney ... Biggest Turncoat Award: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan ... Family Restaurant Award: Kelley's Pub ... Best Deals in Banking Award: First Priority Credit Union ... Prediction: Mayor of Revere will only serve one term ... Predic- tion: Mayor of Boston will come up with egg on his face after fighting for illegal immigrants' righl~ to stay ... Last but not Least Promise: President-elect Donald Trump promises to keep his campaign promises ... Wishing Everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. NEMPAC Concert Series Presents Portraits of a Power Couple. An Evening of Schubert and Beethoven The North End Music and Performing Arts soprano, and Artistic Director Christina Wright- Center (NEMPAC) presents our second 2016- Ivanova, piano. 17 Concert Series event, Portraits of a Power This performance will take place in the Bijou Couple - An Evening of Beethoven and Schubert, de la Vida Art Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, on Wednesday, January 11th, from 7:00-9:00 North End, Boston, MA. A wine and cheese recep- pm. This concert will feature passionate songs tion will follow the performance, catered by Dare by Beethoven and Schubert with Andrei Bau- to Taste. For more information or to purchase mann, piano, and John Nevergall, tenor, andtickets, visit: or call with NEMPAC's Executive Director Sherri Snow, 617-227-2270. ACROSS 1. *Fate of many "Game of Thrones" characters 6. Death for Cutie" 9. Back talk 13. *America's funniest? 14. Spermatozoa counterparts 15. Salk's conquest 16. 1/16ounce, pl. 17. For every 18. Donor's bequest 19. *Cookie's drama 21. *"The Theory" 23. "High" drink 24. "Back in the ," The Beatles 25. Not square 28. * Grimes of"The Walking Dead" 30. Web connectors 35. Bagnold or Blyton 37. Urban myth 39. Mara, Kenya 40. Stalactite site 41. *Celebdty dancers 43. River of Hades 44. Door openers 46. Sad sound 47. Owl's cry 48. English or Irish canine 50. Type of word 52. Be nosy 53. Bridge site 55. Do this with hot drink 57. *Gordon Ramsay's turf 61. *Investors on "Shark Tank" 64. Gem State 65. East Coast time 67. Lumps of fuel 69. Andrea BocellL. e.g. 70. Day before 71. Small island 72. Door fastener 73. Cuba Libre ingredient 74. Down and out DOWN 1. Blu-ray precursor 2, De Valera's Ireland 3. *"The Goldbergs" narrator 4. Do like sirens 5. Legwear monger 6. Deal with it 7. Park or Fifth, e.g. 8. Wire prickles 9. Acid gritty-textured fruit 10. One algae representative 11. a.k.a. Xi'an 12. *Frequently belted out in "The Voice" 15. Organized persecution of ethnic group 20. 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