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Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Wednesday, November 27, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and they are starting early. The deals throughout the day begin just after midnight today and there are a few titles worthy of your attention. If I had to select one title from the batch of deals going live today it would certainly be the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray collection, beyond that the Schindler's List Blu-ray is worth considering and, if you're looking for a nice little quadruple feature you can't really go wrong with picking up the Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Elizabeth bundle, the price isn't yet available, but I have to assume it won't break the bank. Finally, that Best of Warner Bros. Romance Collection at 12:20 Pm might be worth a look as it includes some greats such »
- Brad Brevet
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" just broke box-office records with its highest opening for a November release, including the "Twilight" saga's own second movie, "New Moon." Speaking of "New Moon," there's one way that "Catching Fire" is like its fellow Ya sequel: both second installments firmly establish the importance of the love triangle in its protagonist's life. And while everyone knows that Bella is eternally devoted to her dazzling Edward, for a long time the fans were divided into Team Edward and Team Jacob - to the bitter end. Fans of the "Hunger Games" also tend to favor Peeta or Gale, especially in "Catching Fire," when it's obvious poor Katniss can't figure out her conflicted feelings for hunky best friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) or adorable fellow victor Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).
You have to wait for the next two "Mockingjay" films (or, um, read the books!) to see who ends up capturing Katniss' heart, »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Stewart Alexander is a Canadian actor and writer based in London, England. He was born and raised in Lachine, Quebec, and moved to the UK shortly after graduating from McGill University. Having made a number of short films on Super-8 in college, he embarked on a self-appointed apprenticeship assisting in the lighting, sound and editorial departments for a number of production companies in the UK. He also wrote and directed a short film called, “The Leather Jacket,” which was shot on 16mm, and edited, in a pre-digital age, on a Steenbeck. After meeting Kerry Skinner while studying to be an actor, he wrote the stage-play “Body Checks,” which they co-produced to considerable critical acclaim, and then adapted into a screenplay.
Now Alexander and Skinner have co-directed their first feature, the comedy-drama Common People. The film weaves together six stories and over thirty characters to present a dramatic, humorous and sometimes magical tale of romance, »
- Tom Stockman
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:
What's It About? James Wan's "The Conjuring" follows the paranormal hauntings of a Rhode Island farmhouse, based on the real life events documented by investigators of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga). When the Perron family moves into a new home they begin experiencing loud pounding noises and eerie occurrences that force them to contact the Warren's to help rid them of their home's evil essence.
Why We're In: "The Conjuring" wasn't just one of the best scary movies in years for its hefty amount of solid jumps and scares, but it also took full advantage of the horror genre. Wan's film paid homage to old-school scary movies by implementing the horror tactics we love, bringing a refreshing creativity to exhausted cliches.
Watch: Go behind-the-scenes on "The Conjuring" (Video)
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week:
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- Erin Whitney
Marrying slapstick with sophistication, Cary Grant was as good at physical screwball as Chaplin or Keaton, writes Xan Brooks
• More from Why I Love …
Cary Grant, the perma-tanned paragon of Hollywood glamour, was born Archibald Leach in the backstreets of Bristol. He fled home at the age of 15 to join the Bob Pender stage troupe, where he worked as an acrobat and a stilt walker, a juggler and a mime. This slapstick apprenticeship shaped the performer he became. I like Cary Grant in his polished middle years, chaperoning Grace Kelly around the Riviera or lighting Eva Marie Saint's cigarette on a Chicago-bound train. But I love him best when he's tripping on a rug or slipping on an olive. The prince is at his most charming when he's looking like a clown.
If this does not quite make Grant unique, it definitely makes him an oddity – particularly within an »
- Xan Brooks
A beautiful and historic cinema with a commitement to film education
• Cine-files: Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton
• Cine-files: The Savoy Cinema, Heaton Moor
• Cine-files: Cine Paris, Athens
Each week a reader tells us about a place where they love to watch films. If there's a cinema you'd like to tell Guardian readers about for a future Cine-files, email email@example.com.
Situated in a leafy enclave west of Philadelphia in the heart of the main line suburbs (where Tracy Lord swanned around in The Philadelphia Story), the Bryn Mawr Film Institute is close by the college where President Woodrow Wilson taught and Katharine Hepburn (Tracy Lord's alter ego) took her degree.
Born as the Seville in 1926, the Beaux-Artsy structure with accents of brick (most probably fired at Kelly Brickworks, owned by the father of actress Grace Kelly) was designed by architect William Harold Lee, a protégé of Frank Furness, »
- Guardian readers
It started with (500) Days of Summer.
Kids dispensing advice beyond their years had never bothered me before. In fact, I was kind of drawn to it. I loved Natalie Portman’s Lou Reed-quoting Marty in Beautiful Girls and Virginia Weilder’s conniving Dinah Lord in The Philadelphia Story. And then came Chloe Moretz’s fast-talking, bike-riding 40-year-old in soccer cleats and an 11-year-old’s body, and my world crumbled.
It was too dumb to bear. Just to seal the deal, in 2011, Crazy, Stupid, Love. introduced us to a crazy, stupid romantic with a crush on his babysitter, and I »
- Lindsey Bahr
Looks like you can own a piece of the property owned by the family who inspired "The Philadelphia Story."
The famed Ardrossan Estate, located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, was originally owned by financier Colonel Robert L. Montgomery and his wife, needlepoint artist Charlotte Hope Binney Tyler. (Such a match of titles could only happen in the early 1900s...or present-day Brooklyn.) Their daughter, the fabulous socialite Helen Hope Montgomery Scott was famous for her parties, horsewomanship and for once inspiring four proposals on the night of her official debut into Philadelphia society. Her husband's college classmate, playwright Philip Barry, would immortalize her in 1939 as Tracy Lord in"The Philadelphia Story." Katharine Hepburn would make that character timeless in her performance on stage and on screen.
But back to the property, which is now in the midst of a real estate drama.
According to the Daily Mail, Ardrossan was put up »
- The Huffington Post
Be careful no one puts soap in your mouth while you watch this mashup of kids cursing in movies.
Movies Included (Click to Buy)
A Christmas Story | The Sandlot | National Lampoon's Vacation | The Bad News Bears | Heavyweights | Russkies | Sleepaway Camp | Explorers | Space Camp | Kick-Ass | Role Models | 3000 Miles to Graceland | Stand By Me | Son of Rambow | Big | About a Boy | The Great Outdoors | Little Miss Sunshine | National Lampoon's European Vacation | E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial | Hardball | The Philadelphia Story | The Goonies | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead | The Lost Boys | South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut | The Princess Bride | The Exorcist | The Good Son | Orphan | Terminator 2: Judgment Day | The Karate Kid | Meatballs | Jerry Maguire | Moonrise Kingdom | Super 8 | Adventures in Babysitting | Uncle Buck | Wet Hot American Summer »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 22, 2013
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95
A pair of siblings (Ministry of Fear’s Ray Milland and The Philadelphia Story’s Ruth Hussey) from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price. It doesn’t take too long before the two are caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave.
Rich in atmosphere and such genre staples as a tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, and bumps in the night, the gothic-flavored Uninvited remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by Victor Young (Written on the Wind »
Chicago – The “Best of Warner Bros.” series of DVD box sets increased by one last week with the 4th edition (following Best Pictures, Musicals, and Romance) of the 20 Film Collection versions of this series (one can also buy a massive 100 Film Collection set on DVD and a 50 Film Collection on Blu-ray). The new release centers on comedies released by the legendary studio from 1935 (“A Night at the Opera”) to 2009 (“The Hangover”).
Sold at most for $100 (and some outlets mark it down significantly from that), these 20 Film Collection releases work out to less than $5 a film. So, yes, they’re little more than repackagings given that they literally contain just the DVDs from the standalone releases of each of these films (with all special features intact) but they’re remarkably cheap repackagings, thematically arranged, and space-saving. Few studios have the history to produce box sets like this, ones that really »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Best of WB: 20 Film Collection – Comedy A Night at the Opera, Stage Door, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Long Long Trailer, The Great Race, Blazing Saddles, The In-Laws, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Risky Business, The Goonies, Spies Like Us, Beetlejuice, Grumpy Old Men, Ace Venture: Pet Detective, Analyze This, Wedding Crashers, The Hangover Warner Bros. has been releasing various box sets to celebrate various anniversaries, genres and talents (including musicals, gangsters and Clint Eastwood), and as is often the case with collections there’s inevitably a mix of good and bad. Their comedy collection manages a coup of sorts though by featuring almost nothing but fantastically funny films. (Sorry Analyze This.) The discs are in sleeved pages along with brief info on each movie, and »
- Rob Hunter
By Erik Butka, Meagan Calnon & Kathryn Anthony
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In recent years, high profile news outlets like The New York Times and CNN have featured architects’ struggles by citing the dire unemployment statistic of 13.9% for recent graduates, the highest of any college major. Many architecture firms are still reluctant to hire new full-time members to their team, and all too often students and recent graduates remain without work. Since approximately 40% of architecture graduates pursue work outside of the architectural profession, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (Ncarb) currently reports 26,850 students enrolled in accredited architecture programs, we can assume that over the following years 10,000 students trained as architects will forge their own path in a variety of other occupations.
One of the most creative, high profile fields that can offer an architect a wide range of positions is the film industry. »
Joss Whedon's California-set Much Ado, filmed in black and white over 12 days, is a charming and witty triumph
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There was a great fear in the 1960s and 70s that various respected directors who'd moved into making epics and blockbusters would be unable to return, even occasionally, to more modest productions. Some of them didn't, most notably David Lean. Some of them did, most impressively John Huston with Fat City, Wise Blood and The Dead. The same query was raised over Francis Ford Coppola and, more recently, hangs over Christopher Nolan. But the 49-year-old Joss Whedon has triumphantly answered the question.
After scripting Buffy the Vampire Slayer for TV and the first Toy Story for the cinema, Whedon rose fairly rapidly to direct The Avengers with a budget of $220m. His producers apparently insisted that between the long shooting schedule on »
- Philip French
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Price: DVD $24.99, Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Cohen Film Collection/Entertainment One
Judy (Swanson) and Nicholas (Olivier) are a young society couple who marry based on the “perfect understanding” that they will be allowed to enjoy extramarital adventures and never let jealousy come between them.
That arrangement is soon put to the test when a drunk Nicholas sleeps with a former lover (Nora Swinburne, TV’s The Forsythe Saga). When he returns to Judy, he is guilt-ridden and confesses his indiscretion. Judy forgives him, but Nicholas is soon battling his own feelings of jealousy when he comes to believe that Judy has slept with an old friend of hers (John Halliday, »
Brief Encounter has beaten Casablanca to the title of 'Best Romantic Film' in a new list for Time Out London.
> Read the full top 100 on the 'Time Out' website
Time Out London's film editor Dave Calhoun said: "What makes the Time Out list so exciting and unusual is that it's not just the opinion of three sun-starved film critics sitting in a darkened room and writing a list.
"Instead, we got off our sofas and asked 101 real experts in movies and romance for their personal take on the matter - and our top 100 romantic films reflects their very personal choices."
Time Out has put its heart on its sleeve and shouted its Brief Encounter infatuation from the rooftops. Will you join them in their lovebombing of the 68-year-old classic? Or have your tastes in romantic movies moved on?
Sam played it again, now it's our turn to plug in the turntable and petition you once more for your top romance films of all time. The peg? Time Out's 100 Most Romantic Films of all Time poll, which has been announced today, and which names Brief Encounter as the title most likely to get your heart a-flutter.
But by our reckoning, the Time Out folk are cruising for a bruising; when we came to the same conclusion three years ago, the readers felt we'd done them wrong, and suggested Casablanca was Mr Right when it came to romantic movies.
Do you feel the same? Has your taste for gin joints endured over the past three years? »
Chicago – With Mother’s Day around the corner, Warner Bros. has released another one of their stellar DVD box sets built around their 100th anniversary — “Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Romance.” It may not be the best gift set for everyone but it does offer a strong package for those who like a little emotional manipulation with their popcorn. There are some undeniable classics in this set (along with some questionable choices) but it’s the sheer “something for everyone” quality of the release that makes it memorable.
DVD Rating: 4.0/5.0
Seventy years of romance from 1938’s “Jezebel” to 2008’s “Nights in Rodanthe” are included in this set that includes a book with plot descriptions for each of the films and all of the special features from previous releases. That’s essentially what this is — previous releases compiled into one box set. Literally. The DVDs are the same - transfers, »
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The collection includes Casablanca (1942), one of our favorite movies of all time as well as Jezebel (1938), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Now, Voyager (1942), Annie Get Your Gun (1950), A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director’s Version (1951), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Touch of Class (1973), A Star Is Born (1976), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Bodyguard (1992), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008).
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Warner Bros. celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013, and to mark the occasion is releasing five box sets throughout the year, with 20 films each highlighting the best of the studio's output. First up: the Comedy Collection, including such unbeatable classics as Howard Hawks' "Bringing Up Baby," George Cukor's "The Philadelphia Story" and Frank Capra's "Arsenic and Old Lace." Alas, it also includes "The Hangover," but nothing's perfect. Full list of titles below. Warner Bros. was founded and formally incorporated on April 4, 1923, by brothers Albert, Harry, Sam and Jack Warner. The collection will be divided into two chapters across 20 discs: "Class Acts" (1935-1980) and "Class Clowns" (1983-2009). The set releases on July 2, 2013.Films included are: 1. A Night at the Opera (1935)2. Stage Door (1937)3. Bringing Up Baby (1938)4. The Philadelphia »
- Beth Hanna
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