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Among the new movies that were released Friday, May 13 are a hostage thriller starring George Clooney and a pair of action-packed comedies set on the other side of the border. ‘Being Charlie’ Nick Robinson plays a young man whose … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Mother’s Day Segment 2 – Review: “Mothers and Daughters” Segment 3 – Interview: Director Paul Duddridge (“Mothers and Daughters”) Segment 4 – Interview: Ryan Goldsher (“First Impressions”) Segment 5 – Review: “Captain America: Civil War” Segment 6 – Interview: Camila Nakagawa (“The Challenge”) Segment … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, May 6 is the latest sequel in the Marvel superhero universe and an ensemble drama arriving just in time for Mother’s Day. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Chris Evans reprises his role as … Read More

Segment 1 – Show Preview/Review: “Sing Street” Segment 2 – Review: “The Meddler”/Interview: Matchmaker Carmelia Ray (“Mom vs. Matchmaker”) Segment 3 – Interview: Comic Book Illustrator Mitch Gerads (“Sheriff of Babylon”) – Part 1 Segment 4 – Interview: Comic Book Illustrator Mitch Gerads (“Sheriff of Babylon”) … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 29 is a dramedy in which Susan Sarandon plays a “s’mother” and a musical drama from “Once” and “Begin Again” filmmaker John Carney. ‘The Meddler’ Susan Sarandon plays an aging widow … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Show Preview, Live with Kelly and Michael Drama and Prince’s Passing Segment 2 – Review: “Holidays” Segment 3 – Interview: Producer John Hegeman (“Holidays”) Segment 4 – Reviews: “The Boss,” “Hush,” “Midnight Special” and “Precious Cargo” Segment 5 – Host … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 22 is a horror anthology comprised of eight freaky fairy tales, each centered around a different holiday. ‘Holidays’ An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on … Read More

Full Show   Segment 1 – Host Chat: Disney Magic Segment 2 – Review: “The Jungle Book” Segment 3 – Interview: Jacquie Whitt (Adios Adventure Travel) Segment 4 – Interview: Actor Neville Archambault (“13 Cameras”) Segment 5 – Interview: Co-Writer/Director Florian Gallenberger … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 15 are a voyeurism chiller, an historical thriller and a live-action adaptation of an animated classic. ‘13 Cameras’ PJ McCabe and Brianne Moncrief play newlyweds who move into a new home … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 8 are a dance flick that marries hip-hop and classical ballet, a romantic comedy in which the lead character is a professional assassin and a dramedy in which Christopher Walken croons … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: April Fools’ Day Segment 2 – Interview: Bill Broadbent (EntoMarket) Segment 3 – Interview: Writer/Director Keith Arem (“The Phoenix Incident“) Segment 4 – Interview: Prankster TPS (Funny Public Interactions) Segment 5 – Interview: Civil Rights Attorney Dorris Markovic (April Fools’ Litigation) Segment … Read More

Segment 1 – Interview: Actress Chelsey Crisp (“Bleed”) Segment 2 – Interview: Aaron Koch (Treehouse Chocolate) Segment 3 – Interview: Amy Trout-Hughes (MarshmallowMBA) Segment 4 – Interview: Angela LeBrun (Original Gourmet Lollipops) Segment 5 – Interview: Kate Coffey (Chocolate Twist) Segment 6 – Listener Call: … Read More

Segment 1 – Review: “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” / Breakthrough Flashback: Artist Wayne White (“Pee-wee’s Playhouse”) Segment 2 -Reviews: “Hello, My Name is Doris” and “The Program” Segment 3 – Interview: Author Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars”) Segment … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, March 18 are a dramedy in which Clive Owen plays a down-on-his-luck father, a faith-based drama in which Jennifer Garner plays a resilient mother and a comedy in which Paul Reubens plays … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: St. Patrick’s Day Segment 2 – Interview: Seanchai Juilene Osborne-McKnight (DeSales University) Segment 3 – Interview: Singer Keith Harkin (Celtic Thunder) Segment 4 – Interview: Pub Historian Tim Herlihy (Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey) Segment 5 – Breakthrough Flashback: Writer/Director Mark Jones (“Leprechaun”) … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, March 11 are a dark comedy starring Robert Carlyle and an ensemble drama directed by Terrence Malick. ‘Barney Thomson’ Robert Carlyle plays a hapless barber whose mediocre, mundane life suddenly transforms when … Read More

Segment 1 – Show Intro / Sedona International Film Festival Recap / Taste Test: iWon Nutrition Protein Chips Segment 2 – Review: “Zootopia” Segment 3 – Interview: Jennifer Verdolin, Ph.D. (Animal Behaviorist) Segment 4 – Interview: Kristy Morcom (Wildlife World Zoo) Segment 5 – Interview: Cris Rankin … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, March 4 are a biographical war dramedy starring Tina Fey and a new animal-themed animated adventure from Disney. ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Tina Fey portrays journalist Kim Barker who takes an assignment in … Read More

Segment 1 – Show Intro Segment 2 – Live from the Sedona International Film Festival: Part 1 Segment 3 – Review: “Eddie the Eagle” / Interview: Alan Alborn and Tom Kelly (Ski Jumping) Segment 4 – Interview: J.R. Murray (Arizona Snowbowl) Segment 5 – … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 26 are a psychological thriller starring Adrien Brody, a biographical sports dramedy starring Hugh Jackman and a drama starring AnnaSophia Robb. ‘Backtrack’ Adrien Brody plays a psychologist whose life is thrown … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Love Means Frequently Having to Say You’re Sorry Segment 2 – Interview: Arianna Torman and Erik Kausin (ASU Pitchforks and Priority Male) – Part 1 Segment 3 – Interview: Arianna Torman and Erik Kausin (ASU Pitchforks and Priority Male) … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 19 are a western starring real-life father and son Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland and a horror anthology that takes place on a desolate stretch of desert highway. ‘Forsaken’ Kiefer Sutherland … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: Valentine’s Day / Taste Test: Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies Segment 2 – Interview: Actress Judi Evans (“Days of Our Lives”) Segment 3 – Taste Test: Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies Segment 4 – Review: “Tumbledown” / Interview: Director Sean Mewshaw (“Tumbledown”)* *Available … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 12 are a romantic dramedy starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, a documentary from Michael Moore and a comedy sequel starring Ben Stiller. ‘Standoff’ Thomas Jane plays a troubled veteran who … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat: A Graffiti Crawl Recap, a Havasupai Hangover and a Big Caucus Segment 2 – Interview: Filmmaker Rhett Grametbauer (“25,000 Miles to Glory”) Segment 3 – Super Bowl Commercials Preview and Death Wish Coffee Taste Test Segment 4 – Interview: … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Feb. 5 are a star-studded comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, a legal thriller in which Josh Duhamel finds himself caught in between Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino and a thriller that … Read More

Segment 1 – Host Chat Segment 2 – Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Segment 3 – Interview: Marc Brody (Panda Mountain) Segment 4 – Review: “The Finest Hours” Segment 5 – Interview: Wayne Spivak (Association for Rescue at Sea) Segment 6 – Interview: Cast of “Cooper Barrett’s … Read More

The cast of “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl and Charlie Saxton) will be outside the ASU bookstore at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 handing out hangover shots and then inside AMC Centerpoint 11 at 4:30 … Read More

Segment 1 – Opening Host Chat Segment 2 – Review: “Caged No More” Segment 3 – Interview: Actor Alan Powell (“Caged No More”) Segment 4 – Interview: Actress Aliza Vellani (“The X-Files”) Segment 5 – Interview: Artist Niki Woehler (Part 1) Segment 6 – Interview: Artist Niki … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Jan. 22 is a drama aiming to stop human trafficking. ‘Caged No More’ Loretta Devine plays a grandmother who discovers that her two granddaughters have been kidnapped by their sinister father (Kevin … Read More

Segment 1 – Opening Host Chat Segment 2 – Review: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” Segment 3 – Interview: Actor Demetrius Grosse (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”) Segment 4 – In Memorium: David Bowie and Alan Rickman Segment 5 … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Jan. 15 are an actioner from director Michael Bay, a character study starring Richard Gere and a drama that features a potentially controversial relationship. ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ John … Read More

Segment 1 – Post-Holiday Host Chat Segment 2 – Review: “Anomalisa” Segment 3 – Review: “The Revenant” (Part 1) Segment 4 – Interview: Actress Shalita Grant (“Mercy Street”) Segment 5 – Interview: Jacqueline Piñol (“Bordertown”) Segment 6 – Interview: Actor Nick Swardson (“Hell and Back”) Segment … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Jan. 8 are an animated project from writer/director Charlie Kaufman and a wilderness drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio. ‘Anomalisa’ David Thewlis voices a man who, crippled by the mundanity of his life, experiences … Read More

Breakthrough Entertainment counts down world famous film critic Joseph J. Airdo’s Top Ten Movies of 2015 and re-vists their conversations with some of their greatest guests from over the past year.

Among the movies that are the best of 2015 are the long-awaited new installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, a sequel that re-visits the Griswold family for a new generation and a family flick featuring one of the most famous … Read More

Breakthrough Entertainment gets you ready to ring in the new year with World Almanac senior editor Sarah Janssen, comedian Paul Rodriguez, Tournament of Roses president Mike Matthiessen, kissing expert Andrea Demirjian, champagne expert Ruth Frantz and – live from Times … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Dec. 25 are a comedy that combines the skills of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Quentin Tarantino’s latest cinematic masterpiece and a dramedy that re-teams the talents of David O. Russell, Jennifer … Read More

“When I was ready to call it quits with catering, I decided my next business would celebrate the one food I love most: cookies! Cookies are all love. A little sweet bite to make you feel better – even if … Read More

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, minced 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 egg 1/2 … Read More

Breakthrough Entertainment celebrates Christmas – and the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” “The Chew’s” Carla Hall bakes up a batch of her favorite Christmas cookies, “Home and Family’s” Mark Steines imparts his holiday entertaining expertise, … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Dec. 18 are a drama in which Eddie Redmayne plays a transgender pioneer, the highly anticipated new entry in the “Star Wars” franchise and a drama in which Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel … Read More

Breakthrough Entertainment celebrates Santarchy, featuring some of the craziest Christmas carols this side of the North Pole. Guests include acclaimed food artisan Robert Lambert, “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants JJ, Megz and Hailee and “America’s Got Talent” comedian … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Dec. 11 are a comedy from “Napoleon Dynamite” writer/director Jared Hess, a true adventure from director Ron Howard and a western starring none other than Adam Sandler. ‘Don Verdean’ Sam Rockwell plays … Read More

Coinciding with the release of “Krampus,” Breakthrough Entertainment presents Songs Made Scary by Horror Movies: Christmas Edition. Writer/director Mitch Davis and composer Christian Davis discuss their festive new film “Christmas Eve” while actress Jen Lilley previews her new holiday album … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Dec. 4 are three Christmas movies – an ensemble dramedy, a horror comedy and a star-studded special. ‘Christmas Eve’ When a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators … Read More

Breakthrough Entertainment highlights this holiday season’s hottest gifts. (Download MP3) Segment 1 – Seasonal Souvenirs New Mexico Pinon Coffee, Rold Gold Holiday Dipped Pretzels, Teleflora, Tipsy Elves Sweaters and Topperfino Segment 2 – Spectacular Spirits Bacon Jam, Bulldog Gin, LEAF Organic Vodka, Ludlows Cocktails … Read More

Breakthrough Entertainment celebrates Thanksgiving. A Butterball Turkey Talk-Line representative bastes the bird as chef Eric Reinart serves some scrumptious mashed potatoes and gravy without breaking the bank. Dinner guests include director Jackie Earle Haley (“Criminal Activities”) and actor Simon Pegg … Read More

Among the new movies that were released Friday, Nov. 20 is a crime thriller starring John Travolta and Jackie Earle Haley, a romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell and a Christmas comedy starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt … Read More

Ahead of the lighting of the tallest Christmas tree in the nation at the Outlets at Anthem, Breakthrough Entertainment speaks with the event’s performers ASU Pitchforks, Just Seconds Apart and Maggie Rose. Films featured include “Brooklyn,” “Heist,” “I Smile Back,” … Read More