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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty DVD Review

18 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine, Adrian Matinez, Patton Oswalt

Running Time: 114 minutes

Certificate: PG

Ben Stiller’s latest directorial outing starts magnificently. A simple scene involving lead character Walter Mitty (Stiller) checking his eHormony account is portrayed in silence but captures all the miniscule subtleties you may not expect from the director of Tropic Thunder and Zoolander. It’s an enchanting moment which captures the comedy and bittersweet heart warming moments of the entire film in just a few minutes of footage. This scene also demonstrates the spectacular cinematography on display courtesy of Stuart Dryburgh. It may not be striking in comparison to the most meticulously crafted arthouse efforts, but if one is expecting the traditional broad comedy antics of Stiller and Wiig, you can’t help but be surprised.

If it sounds as though there’s a ‘but’ coming on, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Will 'X-Men's' Jennifer Lawrence get her own film?

11 April 2014 11:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Will Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique be the next "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star to go solo? Also: "Man of Steel" producer David S. Goyer says it's "too early" for Warner Bros. to build a Marvel-style DC universe, James Gunn says "Guardians of the Galaxy" ties into "Avengers 3," Drake will host the 2014 ESPYs, Shirley MacLaine is coming to "Glee," Frank Ocean close to finishing new album, Madonna hits the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum, and more. Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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Link, Don't Kill My Vibe

9 April 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

AVClub Ingmar Bergman's Persona (1966) finally comes to Criterion

/Film who is Holly Hunter playing in Batman vs. Superman. Speculation continues

Empire Wither Cate Blanchett post Blue Jasmine. After Carol it looks like The Dig is it, an archeological period piece true story based on the novel by John Preston. Directed by Oscar-winning Susanne Bier (Brothers). Yay!

THR nasty legal battle between an actress who felt coerced into nudity and Cinemax. Wasn't she aware of their nickname "Skinemax"?

Film School Rejects on Drew Goddard and Sinister Six (which groups all of Spider-Man's greatest villains together). Fsr are predicting the inevitable collapse of the superhero genre and it certainly does seem like oversaturation is arriving by 2016 or 2017 at the latest with no less three studios fast-tracking multi-film super universes to attempt to compete with Disney/Marvel's gazillion dollar franchise

The Guardian Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reuniting on the bigscreen for The Nest. »


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Meme: Miley Cyrus Touts Her Ally Status, Starlord Flies In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Tom Ford Announces His Marriage

9 April 2014 5:06 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Pat Robertson admits god almighty is a hater, Mississippi teaches students homosexuality is illegal, Kate McKinnon can’t save Intramural from stereotypes

Shirley MacLaine is set to guest star on Glee as a wealthy New York socialite who is determined to make Blaine a star, which will no doubt cause grief in all his interpersonal relationships.

San Marino, a tiny nation surrounded by Italy, is considering recognizing marriages performed abroad. Having just decriminalized homosexuality in 2004, they’re making fast progress.

The University of Kentucky’s medical center sent out a survey to students with great questions like “If it were possible, I would choose to be straight” and “Male homosexuality is a perversion.” The university says the survey, which wasn’t confidential “Was to understand better the utilization of university health services on the part Lgbt students.”

Did you hear about Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana? He campaigned on God and Family Values, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Shirley MacLaine Joins Glee—Get the Details on Her New Character and Who She'll Be Spending Time With!

8 April 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Shirley MacLaine is adding a dose of Glee to her life. The Oscar winner will appear in several episodes as a New York socialite intent on making Blaine (Darren Criss) into a star, E! News has confirmed. MacLaine, who won an Oscar for Terms of Endearment, multiple Golden Globes and an Emmy, will make her Glee debut later in April 2014. MacLaine currently recurs on Downton Abbey as Martha Levinson, the mother to Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) and sassy sparring partner to the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith). Her other TV credits include several TV movies and Shirley's World, a short-lived comedy in the early 1970s. Watch: Darren Criss hilariously quizzes Lea Michele and Chris Colfer on Broadway »

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'Glee': Shirley MacLaine to guest

8 April 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Shirley MacLaine is headed to Ryan Murphy-ville — but, sadly, it’s not American Horror Story.

Instead, the Oscar-winner (who was most recently seen on television strutting around Downton Abbey) will have a multi-episode arc on Glee, EW has confirmed. TVLine, which first reported the news, says she’ll portray a New York socialite intent on turning Blaine (Darren Criss) into a superstar. (I mean, someone has to go up against Rachel for Broadway supremacy…)

Her first episode is slated to air later this month. Glee recently saw its episode order this season cut from 22 to 20, but the show will return for a final, »

- Erin Strecker

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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

8 April 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just about to hit in stores, and I’ve got a copy of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack for you. The Ben Stiller vehicle didn’t have quite as much impact on theaters as I expected, but I’m hoping it gets a new lease on life with the home release.

That might be a little surprising (catch our podcast review, and my Answers.com review) considering that I haven’t exactly championed the film whole-heartedly, but I wasn’t exactly opposed to it either. It’s a fun ride, that had a few rough spots, and didn’t exactly play out the way I’d have liked. In the end, I think it’s a lot better than most are probably giving it credit for, and it has a few scenes that really shouldn’t be missed.

Also, to help celebrate the film, »

- Marc Eastman

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Sweet Charity

2 April 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Shirley MacLaine is the tart with the heart of gold who falls in love with a naive young man (John McMartin) who doesn't know about her 'profession' in this lively adaptation of the successful stage musical. A huge flop when it was released, the years have been kind to Sweet Charity so consider it a worthy donation of your time. »

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Anchorman 2,' 'The Pirate Fairy,' 'Once'

1 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"

What's It About? Can Ron Burgundy and his team up their game to take on the 24-hour news cycle? Will they take a bite out of the Big Apple or choke? Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate return for more unclassy antics.

Why We're In: Anyone who's watched a Will Ferrell/Adam McKay film knows that the alternate and extended scenes are endlessly watchable. That goes double for "Anchorman 2," which was initially released as a PG-13 film and later upgraded to a "super-sized R."

Exclusive: Watch a scene from "Super-Sized R-Rated" Version of "Anchorman 2" (Video)

Rt 2 win #Anchorman2 on BluRay + NewsTeam mustache & autographed Sex Panther cologne! Rules: http://t.co/9EW8jlbjZe pic.twitter.com/N2YxpZygZT

- moviefone (@moviefone) March 31, 2014

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week


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- Jenni Miller

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Artists and Models

22 March 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

1955′s Artists and Models, directed by Frank Tashlin, neatly satirizes the cold-war paranoia of the fifties (and the McCarthy hearings in particular) by focusing on a similar witch hunt, the war against comic books.

Tashlin’s film, starring Dean Martin as a failed “fine” artist reduced to drawing for comic books and Jerry Lewis as the fella who reads them, has its basis in fact (more or less): future Mad publisher William Gaines actually appeared before a 1954 Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency where he defended his comics line including the politico’s favorite easy target, Tales from the Crypt.

Tashlin cut his teeth directing some of the more transgressive cartoons for Columbia and Warner Bros. so it’s no surprise he’s on the side of the angels (in this case Gaines),  blasting anything in sight with a pretentious bone in its body. In Artists and Models, fine art »

- TFH Team

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‘A Wolf at the Door,’ ‘Aurora’ Top Miami Festival

15 March 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miami – Sold by Mundial, a joint venture of Im Global and Mexico’s Canana, Brazilian Fernando Coimbra’s “A Wolf at the Door” topped the 31st Miami Film Festival Saturday, along with Chilean Rodrigo Sepulveda’s “Aurora.”

Adding to major kudos at the San Sebastian and Rio de Janeiro fests, “A Wolf” scooped the Knight Grand Jury Prize and best director award in Miami’s main Knight Competition, which features first-time feature filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and Portugal such as Coimbra and Matias Luchessi, along with more experienced directors making a step up in scale – Patxi Amezcua, with “7th Floor,” starring Ricardo Darin, and Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, with “To Kill a Man,” a Sundance grand jury prize winner.

Awarded by a jury of “The Impossible” producer Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Juan of the Dead” helmer Alejandro Brugues and “So Much Water” producer Agustina Chiarino, the double Miami plaudits confirm “Wolf, »

- John Hopewell

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Miami Film Festival Diary: 'Club Sandwich' charms as the sun shines

11 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Miami - Let it never be said that the Miami Film Festival doesn't know its competition. I'm not talking about South By Southwest, running concurrently in Texas at a pace so comparatively frantic that they scarcely seem like equivalent events, but the glorious spring sunshine, currently bathing the city's Art Deco-staggered skyline in honey-clear warmth too delicious to ditch for even the comfiest movie theater. Fully aware of this, Miami is the festival that comes out at night, concentrating its screenings in the evenings and following them up with parties that shoot for Cannes levels of razzle -- all without the shadow of a 7am wake-up call.  If there's a more coolly considerate festival on the circuit, I haven't been to it. Activity intensifies over the fest's opening and closing weekends. Arriving late on Sunday, I missed much of the former, including a glittery kickoff bash attended by Anne Hathaway, »

- Guy Lodge

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Miami Film Fest: Plummer & MacLaine Star in 'Elsa & Fred'

8 March 2014 8:52 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine were charming the hell out of each other -- and everyone else in Miami – during Friday night’s gala opening of the Miami International Film Festival, which hosted the world premiere of “Elsa & Fred,” Michael Radford’s remake of the 2005 Argentine crowd-pleaser “Elsa y Fred.” But don’t tell Plummer it’s a remake. “I don’t like that word,” said 84-year-old Plummer, who did agree that working with his old pal Shirley was a joy, and seemed ready to take his one-man show “A Word or Two” on the road, or at least to Broadway (which he implied was a possibility). “For one thing, we’re in it, Shirley and I, and Michael totally rewrote it. So I prefer to think of it as the English-language version. “Some of the Argentine crew came and watched while we were filming,” he said, including director Marcos Carnevale. »

- John Anderson

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Interview: Paul Giamatti talks about Parkland

7 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paul Giamatti talks about Parkland...

Director Peter Landesman credits Paul Giamatti’s involvement in Parkland as one of the key reasons that Abraham Zapruder’s family – consistently silent until now – agreed to collaborate with his film.

Landesman had reached out persistently to the relatives of Zapruder, the man who had witnessed the shooting of JFK through the lens of his little 8mm camera, but was turned away on numerous occasions.

“I’d go back to them and say, ‘no, really we want to tell his inner story.’ And there’d be silence. So I’d go back again because I just didn’t want to take ‘no’ for an answer,” says the director.

“I was starting to think that it would never happen, but then, when Paul Giamatti agreed to play Abraham Zapruder, we were able to present them with one of the finest actors of our generation – or of any generation for that matter. »

- Gary Collinson

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Dressing for the Oscars, 1959 - a picture from the past

28 February 2014 5:44 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this image by an unknown photographer, Shirley MacLaine tries on the gown that she will wear to the Academy Awards ceremony in 1959. But the real star of the shot is renowned costume designer Edith Head, who is holding a preliminary sketch of the dress. Over her career, Head won a record-breaking total of eight Academy Awards and was nominated for 35

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- Karin Andreasson

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Where My Girls At? Chastain, Farmiga, Kidman, Bening

27 February 2014 8:52 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

And now another edition of "Where My Girls At?" which occurs whenever Nathaniel is longing for actresses who have temporarily gone missing. I'm focusing this one on the beauties we won't even be seeing at the Oscars this year. 

Jessica Chastain

Did you see this photo Jessica Chastain posted to her Facebook account?

She wrote:

That's a wrap for me on A Most Violent Year. Working with talent like Jc Chandor and Oscar Isaac are the reason I love my job. I'm a very lucky girl. xxjes

Somehow I hadn't clocked this new project but it's an 1980s NY set thriller (so that explains the look) about an immigrant (one presumes that's Isaac, who seems to symbolize any "foreign" element these days to Hollywood) trying to capitalize on business opportunities but beware of Violence! Decay! Corruption! I miss Jes, don't you? I know that's insane since I saw her live »


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Old Hollywood Turns Out for Richard D. Zanuck Building Dedication at Fox

26 February 2014 3:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In a fitting tribute to the late producer Richard D. Zanuck, a state-of-the art production facility on the 20th Century Fox lot has been named in his honor. The building isn't far from the theater named after Zanuck's late father and longtime Fox studio chief, Darryl F. Zanuck. Old Hollywood turned out in force for Tuesday's dedication ceremony of the Richard D. Zanuck Building, including Shirley MacLaine, legendary agent Fred Specktor, Bob Daly and Barbara Davis, widow of former Fox owner Marvin Davis. Photos: 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies "Richard was a true giant of our industry

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- Pamela McClintock

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

26 February 2014 12:54 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Digital Release Date: April 1, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Ben Stiller (Tower Heist) returns to directing in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, to mixed love from critics.

Based on the classic short story by James Thurber, the movie follows Walter Mitty (Stiller), a timid magazine photo manager whose only adventure comes in his constant daydreamers. But when a negative goes missing, he embarks on a real-life adventure that proves much bigger than anything he could have imagined.

The PG film also stars Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) as Walter’s love interest, Adam Scott (Friends With Kids) as the work bully, Kathryn Hahn (Wanderlust) as his sister and Shirley MacLaine (Bernie) as his mother.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty grossed a moderate $58 million in theaters, perhaps because of the mixed reviews the movie got from critics. Richard Roeper called »

- Sam

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20th Century Fox Dedicates Production Building to Richard D. Zanuck

26 February 2014 8:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox honored the late Richard D. Zanuck with a building dedication ceremony on Tuesday.

“For those of us that work at Fox — he was family,” said Fox topper Jim Gianopulos. “He was an integral part of our legacy, he was like a pater familias to us.”

Zanuck was known in the industry for producing hits like “Jaws,” Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” He won the Academy Award for “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1989 and was nominated for two other Oscars.

Zanuck was made president of 20th Century Fox at the age of 28, making him the youngest studio chief in Hollywood history. During his eight years as head of studio, Fox amassed 159 Oscar nominations.

“We waited to try and find a building worthy of Dick. We couldn’t, so we built one,” Gianopulos said.

The 15,000 square foot building is the most state-of-the-art movie »

- Nikara Johns

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'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Comes to Blu-ray and DVD April 15th

25 February 2014 11:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dare to live your dreams! Get Ready To Let Life In. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will take movie-lovers on an uplifting adventure when The Secret Life of Walter Mitty debuts on Blu-ray and DVD April 15 and Digital HD April 1- perfectly timed for Easter gifting! Led by director Ben Stiller and an all-star cast, the film has been hailed by critics worldwide - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a must-own for every collection.

With sweeping cinematography and stellar performances The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, tells the story of a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and when a negative goes missing must embark on an incredible true-life adventure.

Those who purchase The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on Blu-ray or DVD can own a special gift with purchase redeemable until August 31, 2014: a Shutterfly 20-page 8x8 hard cover photo book valued at »

- MovieWeb

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