Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Desperate Housewifes DVD!


On September 25th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the final season and complete series of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!

Don’t kiss them goodbye. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON Experience The Guilty Pleasure DVD will be available for purchase September 25, 2012.

Among the great and diverse cast of memorable characters is the beautiful Eva Longoria (Over Her Dead Body) and the gorgeous hunk, Ricardo Chavira (Piranha 3D), who alongside Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Marcia Cross (Melrose Place), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Brenda Strong (Seinfeld), James Denton (Face/Off), Doug Savant (Melrose Place), Shawn Pyfrom (8 Simple Rules), Mark Moses (Mad Men).

It does have subtitles in Spanish, among other languages, for varied audiences to enjoy!

Save the date, September 25th, to run and get your copy!




What a treat for Desperate Housewife fans!! There are options to keep memories of the ladies of Wisteria Lane available to those who miss the weekly series.

It does not have to be time to say goodbye after the final climactic season of Desperate Housewives. The stakes are at an all-time high as each of the women cope with their guilt in the aftermath of last season’s shocking murder and cover-up.

To complete your collection, add Desperate Housewives: The Eighth and Final Season. The popular series’ final season is released in a five-disc DVD set featuring bonus material that includes the final goodbye from the original four housewives, bloopers, deleted scenes and more.

Even if not a faithful fan who knows all the talent/cast on the show, here is a refresher:

Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Marcia Cross (Melrose Place), Eva Longoria (Over Her Dead Body), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Ricardo Chavira (Piranha 3D), Brenda Strong (Seinfeld), James Denton (Face/Off), Doug Savant (Melrose Place), Shawn Pyfrom (8 Simple Rules), Mark Moses (Mad Men).

Just see what bonus features to enjoy:

I Guess This Is Goodbye – Stroll down Wisteria’s memory lane with in- depth cast interviews, as they reflect on the eight seasons of the sexy hit show.

Episode 823 Finishing The Hat Commentary with Marc Cherry – fans will hear from the series’ creator Marc Cherry in an audio commentary for this popular season eight episode.

Deleted Scenes – Through these deleted scenes, fans will uncover even more steamy secrets from the hit series’ final season.

Bloopers – Laugh out loud as many times as you wish at the most hilarious moments of filming on-set during the hit series’ celebrated eighth and final season.

Release Format & SRP on September 25, 2012:  5-Disc DVD = $45.99

Rating: TV14 DLSV, Bonus features not rated.

Feature Run Time:  Approximately 989 minutes (23 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:  1.78:1

Languages/Subtitles: English/English, French, Spanish


See these bonus features:

The End of the Lane: Last Days on Set” – Take the opportunity to say goodbye as this bonus feature captures the action throughout the last days of the series finale episode. Follow along with cast and crew as they wrap up their lives on Wisteria Lane.

Curtain Call: The Desperate Housewives Family – Up close and personal with the hard working and talented crew behind the cameras. Join the cast of the hit series as they introduce and say goodbye to their extended Desperate Housewives family.

Cherry Cameo – In this exclusive, feature, fans get the chance to follow producer Marc Cherry as he makes a cameo on the series finale.

Desperately Dead – Martha Huber, Rex Van De Kamp, George Williams are just a few of the over 50 characters introduced and killed off in the eight years of the hit series. Enjoy this fun video highlighting these memorable television souls in this nostalgic look back through the tragedies on Wisteria Lane.

Desperately DangerousDesperate Housewives brought audiences some of the seediest characters ever to appear on television. This featurette examines some of the “darker” additions to Wisteria Lane.

Wisteria Lane Mystery Club – Neal McDonough hosts this featurette where viewer will meet the actors who portrayed some of the mysterious characters at the center of the drama on the hit series.

Karen & Roberta Show – In this special feature, Kathryn Joosten and Lily Tomlin discuss playing sisters, life lessons learned on the show and joke about the idea of a Karen and Roberta spinoff series.

Release Format & SRP:  46-Disc DVD (179 episodes) = $149.00

Rating:  TV14 DLSV, Bonus features not rated.

Aspect Ratio:  1.78:1

Languages/Subtitles: English/English, Spanish, French


Austin Film Festival Featured Flight, the new Denzel film in theaters this weekend

The Austin Film Festival this year had several films on their schedule that are feature films and will have a theatrical release either later this year or in 2013. The opening night film started off with Not Fade Away that I wrote about earlier here, followed by The Sessions the same evening and it is opening nationwide next month. Saturday and Sunday had at least four more feature films that are coming soon and I also suggest viewing when in theaters.

If anyone had any doubts about film fans not returning on Monday for more films if they were too tired, guess again because the new Denzel Washington film, Flight, had throngs of fans in line.

This film features Washington as Whip Whitaker, a former Navy pilot who as an experienced airline pilot saves many lives after the flight he is helming crashes. As with all crashes, there is an investigation into the malfunctions. The story is one I will not mention yet and to get to the details, read the reviews on Friday in time to plan to go see it on opening weekend.

Among the extensive list of cast members is Nadine Velasquez who stars as an airline stewardess, Katerina Marquez. She is in an opening scene that I gather many will not forget soon. It has been almost ten years since I recall first seeing Velasquez in what was probably her feature debut, Chasing Papi in 2003. Television fans may recognize her from The Bold and the Beautiful (2003), Entourage (2004) and My Name is Earl from 2005-2009.

These are but a few of the cast members who join Washington and Velasquez in this 138 minute drama: Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo. Unfortunately, there was not a red carpet opportunity during the Austin Film Festival for this feature film with any of the cast or crew, so I have no pictures to share for this film.

If you did not get to the Paramount Theater on October 22nd, then you will soon have your opportunity in early November.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: John Gatins

Frankenweenie sends a Howl-Oween Greeting!

FRANKENWEENIE is currently in theaters everywhere!

Austin hosted the World Premiere of Frankenweenie during the Fantastic Fest film festival in September, with director Tim Burton and many other cast members present.

Director Tim Burton signs autographs for fans during Fantastic Fest in Austin, September 2012 [photo- Fantastic Fest]

Cast and crew of Frankenweenie on the red carpet for Fantastic Fest opening night film. [photo- Fantastic Fest]

This is a great film and one not to miss!

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Bill Cosby at Bass Concert Hall; Still Wowing Audiences

I had the opportunity to see and hear the comedic legend on October 28th at Bass Concert Hall during one of his two performances in Austin and I won’t forget the time. He sported a UT athletics uniform which the crowd was happy to see and sat through his performance. For a man in his 70s, he looked spry as he walked out, but certainly deserves to sit if he wants to as he delivers his comedy, oftentimes with just a look on his face.

I had not seen one of his stand up acts, nor had his books or CDs, but seeing him on television and film certainly had me laughing many a time.

Although he has a book on fatherhood, Cosby talked about motherhood and pain, how women make the house a home of their own and other fun stuff men endure.

Bill Cosby is one of America’s most beloved entertainers. Over the past century, few performers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby, Jr. He is one of America’s most beloved entertainers with successes that span five decades and virtually all media.

In the 1960s, Cosby’s stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to garner eight Gold records, five Platinum records, and five Grammy Awards.

His role on TV’s I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards.

In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world withThe Cosby Show, a hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom and NBC ratings.

With hit movies like Uptown Saturday Night and best-selling books like Fatherhood, Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts.

Halloween Party at Millinneum Youth Entertainment Complex in Austin

Activities for minors [under 21] from 5-7pm

Activities for adults [21 and over] from 9pm to midnight

1156 Hargrave in Austin Texas 78702

For complete details, visit www.myec.net



Award Winning Gilberto Gil Tour with Concert at Bass Concert Hall October 30th

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:00 p.m. –Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin presents Gilberto Gil at Bass Concert Hall (2350 Robert Dedman Dr.;E. 23rd St. and Robert Dedman Dr)

A map of the campus: texasperformingarts.org/visit/maps_directions.

Tickets ($50-$60 / Limited $10 student tickets / discounted tickets available for UT faculty & staff, seniors and Military) are on sale now at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at www.TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.