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New York Comic Con 2017 took place from October 5 through October 8 in, of course, New York City.

Rueben’s Ramblings is pleased to say that our very own Dominick Dusseault was on hand to snap as many pictures as he could during numerous panels as well as in the interview space on the convention floor during three of the four days of the convention.

What is to follow below are just some of the fantastic photos he took during the annual event on Friday:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Panel

The Orville Con Floor Interview

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Con Floor Interview

The Man in the High Castle Con Floor Interview

More pictures will follow from New York Comic Con for Saturday and Sunday of the event over the course of the next week or two. Stay tuned!

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Outlander fans!

We aren’t even at the half-way point for the show’s third season, and already we are getting casting news for season four, which – by the way – just started production this week in Scotland.

Orphan Black alum Maria Doyle Kennedy will take on the role of Jamie’s Aunt Jocasta and actor Ed Speelers (Eragon and Downton Abbey) will play Irishman Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler.

In the meantime, Outlander season 3 will return with an new, extended episode (74 minutes long) on Starz on Sunday, October 22 at 8/7c.

Not that most fans need to be reminded, but this is the big reunion episode of Claire and Jamie that fans have been waiting a VERRA long time to see.

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As any Outlander fans is well aware, the much anticipated reunion of Jamie and Claire is upon us, but we have to wait two weeks for that episode to air. The special, extended 74-minute episode – the sixth episode of the third season – will air on Sunday, October 22 at 8/7c.

In anticipation of that episode, the show’s home network Starz released a sizzling new photo of Claire and Jamie [check it out directly below] and just below that is the link for the new episode too.

Episode 6 Teaser Trailer: A. Malcolm

The official description of the reunion episode is as follows:

“After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie’s new business dealings jeopardize the couples’ hopes for a simple life together.”

Once you’ve picked your mouth up off the floor, make sure to mark your calendars for a marathon of the first five episodes of season three, which will air this Sunday, October 15 starting at 5 PM (ET/PT) and do not miss the extended sixth episode on October 22.

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Most TV viewers will recognize actress Sarah Lancaster from her roles in the acclaimed TV series Everwood as well as the fan favorite dramedy Chuck, but she actually got her start in television via the youth-oriented series Saved by the Bell: The New Class for which she appeared in from 1993 to 1996.

Since then she has appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies such as Fir Crazy, Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Looking for Mr. Right, Along Came a Nanny, Christmas in the Smokies and ‘Tis the Season for Love.

Tomorrow, October 6, her latest movie – The Stray – will be hitting the big screen. The inspirational film tells the true story of a stray dog who saves a struggling family in more ways than one.

Pluto comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who are on the brink of falling apart. Dad, Mitch Davis, (Michael Cassidy from The O.C. and People of Earth) is a career-driven workaholic who is neglecting his marriage and family. Mom, Michelle Davis (Sarah Lancaster) is at her wit’s end raising three young kids. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed.

In just a short time with the Davis family, Pluto the wonder dog manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy (Connor Corum from Heaven is for Real), help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he’s a guardian angel.

The film is written and directed by the real life Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven).

In an exclusive interview with me through NiceGirlsTV, Sarah had this to share with her fans:

Question: What was it about Michelle Davis and the theme of the movie The Stray that drew you to the role?

Sarah: I’ve never played a real life person before, that came with its own set of responsibilities and I hope I do her justice. She’s no wallflower. She’s the driving force behind the family. I love that.

Question: It is said that working with kids and animals can be a little difficult. Did you find that to be the case with this film?

Sarah: There are, of course, certain challenges; but you also always stumble upon magic with kids. It can be trying, but really special at the same time. I think I found it difficult before I had children, now that I’m a mom … bring it on.

Question: Can you share a sneak peek at one particular scene from The Stray that moved you the most or was the most challenging to film?

Sarah: Without giving anything away… there is one particularly emotional scene for my character and the real life Michelle was there that day while we we’re shooting. I tried to sort of stay in my own space until I was done with the scene so I didn’t get in my head about getting it right for her. Afterward I went by the monitor and saw that Michelle was crying too. It was a special moment.

Question: How much research did you do for your role in The Stray or did you have the opportunity to spend time with the real Michelle Davis to prepare for filming?

Sarah: Michelle opened up her home and we got to spend a bit of time together before filming. The Davis’ in general we’re always around set, it was really a family affair. They are a remarkable family and it was a treat getting to know them. I was quite homesick… and sick sick during filming since I was 10 weeks pregnant. I didn’t tell anyone on set at the time that I was expecting. But the way the Davis’ took us in, it was really special and helped ease that ache I had to be home with my boys.

Question: What message do you hope viewers of The Stray will take away after seeing the film?

Sarah: I love the idea of a fresh start. Second chances. This film speaks to that… it’s never too late the lead the life you want to live. And family, of course is everything.

Question: What is the one thing your fans would be surprised to learn about you: a hidden talent? a favorite charity you support/believe in? or something else?

Sarah: If I listed my current interests I’d sound like a little old lady. Actually some of my friends call me “Betty” that’s the grandma in me. Betty Lancaster at home baking, reading and going to bed at 9.

The Stray will open in select theatres throughout the country tomorrow. You can check the movie’s official website for tickets.

Here is a trailer for the upcoming movie The Stray:

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

Blade Runner 2049
Opens: October 6

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. The cast includes Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Lennie James and Edward James Olmos [among others].

The Mountain Between Us
Opens: October 6

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers (Idris Elba and Kate Winslet) must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. The film also stars Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.

The Stray
Opens: October 6

Members of the Davis family are going through a hard time when a stray dog, Pluto, comes into their life and, in just a short time, saves a toddler, brings comfort to a 9-year-old boy, restores a marriage and repairs a broken father-son relationship. The cast includes Sarah Lancaster (Chuck) and Michael Cassidy (People of Earth).

Breathe
Opens: October 13

Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who after being given only three months to live after being paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28, becomes a pioneering advocate for the disabled. He and his devoted wife, Diana (Claire Foy), travel the world with the hopes of transforming the lives of others like him. The film also stars Tom Hollander and Hugh Bonneville.

Goodbye Christopher Robin
Opens: October 13

A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) finds inspiration for his Winnie-the-Pooh tales through his interactions with his young son Christopher Robin Milne. (newcomer Alex Lawther). The cast also features Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald.

Marshall
Opens: October 13

As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad), a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. The film also stars Dan Stevens, Sophia Bush, Kate Hudson, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown and Jussie Smollett.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Opens: October 13

The unconventional life story of Dr. William Marston (Luke Evans), Harvard psychologist and inventor, and the relationship between his wife and his lover, who became her lover after his death, that inspired the iconic super heroine Wonder Woman. The cast includes Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Field, Oliver Platt and Connie Britton.

Geostorm
Opens: October 20

In the near future, when climate-controlling satellites malfunction and release disaster-creating small pods all over the world, Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) and his other fellow astronauts head into space to prevent the satellites from programming the small pods into creating a storm of epic proportions. They soon discover that the disasters weren’t caused by a malfunction, but were done with intention and the only person who has the kill codes to shut down the satellites is President Andrew Palma (Andy Garcia). The cast includes Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris.

Only the Brave
Opens: October 20

A drama based on the elite crew of firefighters who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 members of their team. The film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Andie MacDowell and Geoff Stults.

Same Kind of Different As Me
Opens: October 20

International art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) to save his struggling marriage to Deborah (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. The cast includes Jon Voight and Olivia Holt.

The Snowman
Opens: October 20

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. The film also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Chloe Sevigny, James D’Arcy, Toby Jones and Val Kilmer.

Wonderstruck
Opens: October 20

The film takes place in both 1927 and 1977. In the earlier time period, Rose (Millicent Simmonds) runs away from her New Jersey home to find her idol Lillian Mayhew (Julianne Moore). In the later time frame, Ben (Oakes Fegley) also runs away to New York after his mother’s death in search of his missing father. The cast also includes Michelle Williams.

All I See Is You
Opens: October 27

The plot tells the story of a blind woman (Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her sight unexpectedly returns, she begins to discover the previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives. The film also stars Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston and Wes Chatham.

Thank You For Your Service
Opens: October 27

The film follows three American soldiers returning from Iraq as they reintegrate with their families, adjust to civilian life and work to handle their memories of war. The cast includes Miles Teller, Haley Bennett and Keisha Castle-Hughes.

Movies coming out in November will be posted at the end of October.

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The TV One original movie Downsized with debut on September 16 at 9 PM.

Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker from Time After Time and Rosewood) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe from Code Black and Soul Food) were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenaged parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves.

However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and the trust that first brought them together.

Here is a trailer for Downsized.

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On September 14, the 10-part thriller Riviera will debut on the streaming service Sundance Now today.

Set in the south of France, Georgina (Julia Stiles from 10 Things I Hate About You and the Bourne franchise) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios (Anthony LaPaglia from Without a Trace) when he is killed in a yacht explosion.

She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder. Helped by Constantine’s first wife, Georgina will undergo an education in lying, double-dealing, outright theft and shocking criminality.

She has to learn fast to maintain the Clios mansion and save the family from its enemies and from itself. Hiding her bloodstained fingers inside Chanel gloves, she soon reveals herself to be an A-plus student in the brutal art of survival.

The cast includes Lena Olin (Alias), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Adrian Lester (Undercover and The Day After Tomorrow) and Phil Davis (Poldark).

Here is a trailer for Riviera:

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