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Best Blu-rays (And One DVD) from 2010

30 December 2010 1:34 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have basically resigned myself to reviewing, watching and recommending Blu-rays whenever possible. I love the format and wish everyone could just magically adopt it so the prices would become more reasonable (a dream scenario I'm sure). I am always waiting and looking for deals when it comes to Blu-rays since most often the prices are simply too outrageous. As a matter of fact, while putting this piece together I only now bought myself copies of The African Queen and The Bridge on the River Kwai at Barnes and Noble as both were on sale and I had a 10% off coupon. The way I see it $39 isn't bad for the those two titles, especially when suggested retail is $75 before shipping.

So understand, I know when recommending this many titles at once I realize the possibility of you purchasing all of them is slim to none, but hopefully I may be »

- Brad Brevet

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Five All-Time Worst Awards Nominations

27 December 2010 3:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Think Burlesque is a joke of a Golden Globes contender? Ha!  In honor of Oscar nominations ballots going out today, we thought you might want a good laugh (or cry) by taking a look at these wrong-headed award nominations:  1. Ellen Burstyn for 14 Seconds of Screen Time in Mrs. Harris: Lucky for the Emmys, the classy actress had  a sense of humor about her senseless 2006 Emmy nod. "My ambition is to get nominated for seven seconds," she said at the time.  2. Pierre Boulle for Not Writing The Bridge on the River Kwai: Yes, Boulle wrote the novel upon which the 1957 Academy Award winner was based, but, sorry, the author didn't author the screenplay adaptation (itself a winner). »

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The Best Blu-ray Discs of 2010

25 December 2010 7:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best Contemporary Titles

Winner: "Avatar: Extended Edition"

Runner-up: "Inception"

Doesn't matter what you thought of the film, I enjoyed it but didn't particularly love it, James Cameron fully delivers on his promise to make the 'Extended Edition' Blu-ray release worth the double-dip as it has to be one the single deepest and richest releases for a single film on the market.

The transfer is pure reference quality, the inserted new footage in the three alternate cuts available is exactly the same quality as the rest of the cut, and the sound design is awe-inspiring. Extras are disgustingly rich - three near feature-length docos, nearly an hour of cut footage, countless featurettes, artwork and a beautiful looking if a tiny bit awkwardly designed packaged set.

Picking a runner-up wasn't that difficult. Christopher Nolan's puzzle box of a film "Inception" is a trippy but whip smart and bold heist film »

- Garth Franklin

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The Best Blu-ray Discs of 2010

25 December 2010 7:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best Contemporary Titles

Winner: "Avatar: Extended Edition"

Runner-up: "Inception"

Doesn't matter what you thought of the film, I enjoyed it but didn't particularly love it, James Cameron fully delivers on his promise to make the 'Extended Edition' Blu-ray release worth the double-dip as it has to be one the single deepest and richest releases for a single film on the market.

The transfer is pure reference quality, the inserted new footage in the three alternate cuts available is exactly the same quality as the rest of the cut, and the sound design is awe-inspiring. Extras are disgustingly rich - three near feature-length docos, nearly an hour of cut footage, countless featurettes, artwork and a beautiful looking if a tiny bit awkwardly designed packaged set.

Picking a runner-up wasn't that difficult. Christopher Nolan's puzzle box of a film "Inception" is a trippy but whip smart and bold heist film »

- Garth Franklin

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Mondo Tees Black Friday: ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ and ‘Dr. Strangelove’

26 November 2010 10:17 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Mondo Tees released their latest Star Wars print today [1] but that's not all. They also have new posters based on two of the best films ever made: The Bridge on the River Kwai and Dr. Strangelove. See the full images after the jump along with all the details. They're on sale now at Mondo [2]. Dr. Strangelove Poster by Jason Munn. 18"x 24" screen print. Signed, numbered and printed by the artist. Edition of 175. $30.00 The Bridge on the River Kwai Poster by Jeff Kleinsmith. 24"x 36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. $30.00 [1] http://www.slashfilm.com/cool-stuff-kevin-tongs-r2d2-star-wars-poster-mondo-tees/ [2] http://www.mondotees.com »

- Germain Lussier

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Exclusive Interview with Writer/Director William Monahan for London Boulevard

17 November 2010 10:41 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

March, 2009. That’s the first time I started talking with William Monahan about doing an interview for his directorial debut London Boulevard.  At the time, he was in prep in London, and we talked about why he wanted to adapt Ken Bruen’s novel and what the experience was like for him.  But for many reasons, the interview fell apart, and we decided to continue talking at a later point.  Of course later became a few months, and then we started and stopped a few more times.  Until last week.  That’s because about a week ago, at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, I finally sat down with the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Departed to talk about his directorial debut, which stars Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Anna Friel, Jamie Bower, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone, Stephen Graham, Eddie Marsan, and Ben Chaplin. The film is about a man just »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Shelf Life: The Bridge on the River Kwai

16 November 2010 1:00 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: DVDs, Columns, New Releases, Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

My father is not a big moviegoer, but there are a few films that he considers seminal viewing experiences for everyone. 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' is one of them, and when I was much younger, he repeatedly recommended the film to me as "the best he'd ever seen" until I finally watched it some time during high school. Whether I was influenced by him or not, I did really enjoy the film, but it was several years (and several more viewings) before I ever began to see or understand what it was that struck a chord so deeply with him, much less moviegoers and critics the world over.

Of course, tons of awards, huge box office numbers and of course my adolescent approval are not always accurate measures of a film's actual quality. And in the meantime, »

- Todd Gilchrist

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Shelf Life: The Bridge on the River Kwai

16 November 2010 1:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: DVDs, Columns, New Releases, Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

My father is not a big moviegoer, but there are a few films that he considers seminal viewing experiences for everyone. 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' is one of them, and when I was much younger, he repeatedly recommended the film to me as "the best he'd ever seen" until I finally watched it some time during high school. Whether I was influenced by him or not, I did really enjoy the film, but it was several years (and several more viewings) before I ever began to see or understand what it was that struck a chord so deeply with him, much less moviegoers and critics the world over.

Of course, tons of awards, huge box office numbers and of course my adolescent approval are not always accurate measures of a film's actual quality. And in the meantime, »

- Todd Gilchrist

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DVD and Blu-ray Christmas Gifts 2010

16 November 2010 5:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: DVDs, Blu-ray DVDs, Holiday Movies

If you don't already own a Blu-ray player, you better put that at the top of your Christmas wish list for Santa. Why? Because this year's home DVD releases includes dozens of must-own gems on Blu-ray, including box sets like 'Alien Anthology' and 'Back to the Future,' remastered Oscar winners like 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai,' and recent hits like 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Disney's A Christmas Carol' and 'The Blind Side.'

Moviefone suggests a few (dozen) products that you might want to shop for -- at the big retailers on Black Friday, or online on Cyber Monday-- for yourself as well as for those on your gift list!

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- Kim Potts

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai: Collector’s Edition’

9 November 2010 2:40 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – David Lean’s “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is one of the most beloved epics of all time and not only has the film been restored for a massive Blu-ray Collector’s Edition release but a new print will roll at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago starting Friday, November 12th, 2010. If you’ve never seen the 1957 Best Picture winner, there’s never been a better time.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

The Bridge on the River Kwai” was a massive hit when it was released in 1957, winning seven Oscars, including Director (David Lean), Actor (Alec Guiness), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Score, Cinematography, and Picture. It beat “12 Angry Men” and “Witness For the Prosecution” for the big prize and has made multiple lists of the best films of all time. When the American Film Institute did their first list of the best 100 films ever made in 1998, “The Bridge on the River Kwai »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Bridge On The River Kwai on TCM

5 November 2010 3:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa in David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai David Lean's 1957 blockbuster and multiple Oscar winner The Bridge on the River Kwai will be presented tonight at 5 p.m. Pt on Turner Classic Movies. Many consider The Bridge on the River Kwai one of the greatest war movies ever made. Whether or not you agree with that assessment, Lean's war epic is surely one of the longest, clocking in at 162 minutes. Alec Guinness deservedly won a Best Actor Oscar for his stiff-upper-lip British officer, while silent-screen veteran Sessue Hayakawa should have taken home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar as well — but lost to Red Buttons in another East Asian-set movie, Sayonara. William Holden (as box-office bait) and Jack Hawkins are the other two top members of the extensive (nearly all-male) cast. One of the major controversies regarding The Bridge on the River Kwai is »

- Andre Soares

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Movies This Week: Fair Colored Megamind Lions Due Inside Hill

5 November 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

Looking for something to see in theaters this weekend? Here are the new movies opening in Austin today or within the week.

Movies We've Seen:

The Bridge on the River Kwai -- As part of their Digital Classics series, the Alamo is showing a digitally restored version of the WWII classic with the famous whistle. If you don't get the reference, get your ass over there to see (and hear). (Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar)

Fair Game --  When a CIA agent's cover is blown by White House official, it's big news and it was bound to get turned into a political thriller.  With Sean Penn and Naomi Watts in the cast, it's no surprise it's out in time for awards season. Read Elizabeth's review for more details. (Arbor)

Four Lions --  The first of the Alamo Drafthouse distribution comany films is out in limited release and -- no surprise »

- Jenn Brown

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New this Week: ‘Due Date,’ ‘Megamind’ and ‘The Goonies (Bd)’

3 November 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

Due Date - Robert Downey Jr.Zach GalifianakisMichelle MonaghanJamie Foxx

For Colored GirlsThandie NewtonJanet JacksonMariah CareyWhoopi Goldberg

MegamindWill Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

Movie of the Week

Due Date

The Stars: Robert Downey Jr.Zach GalifianakisMichelle MonaghanJamie Foxx

The Plot: An expectant dad and his unlikely travel companion race cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child.

The Buzz: Like many wines and cheeses before him, writer/director Todd Phillips has aged well. With Road Trip, his directorial debut, he made a film just funny enough to facilitate the production of his 2nd film, the far superior, Old School. From there Phillips helmed Starsky and Hutch, which was respected well enough, for what it was, before taking a major misstep with School for Scoundrels. Phillips bounced back big-time from his first flop, »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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This Week on DVD: Toy Story 3, Winnebago Man, The Pacific

2 November 2010 11:23 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Considering that Toy Story 3 is now one of the highest grossing movies of all time (#4 to be exact), I think we can safely say that it is by far the biggest DVD / Blu-ray release of the week. But that doesn't mean there aren't some other things worth checking out. The hilarious and touching documentary Winnebago Man is finally out on DVD this week, along with Neil Marshall's gory period epic Centurion and HBO's The Pacific mini-series. On Blu-ray, we've also got the massive 25th Anniversary Edition release of The Goonies, Highlander 1 and 2, The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Bridge on the River Kwai. All this plus complete series sets of The Larry Sanders Show and Beverly Hills 90210! What will you be buying or renting this week? Toy Story 3 [1] (+ Blu-ray [2]) Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales [3] (+ Blu-ray [4]) Centurion [5] (+ Blu-ray [6]) The Hungry Ghosts [7] Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, »

- Sean

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Best in Blu-ray: 'Highlander,' 'The Sound of Music,' 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' 'The Wiz'

2 November 2010 2:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that will run on Tuesdays and examine the week's new Blu-ray releases while focusing on recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'Highlander' (Director's Cut)

Twitter Tag Line: Sean Connery! Christopher Lambert! Sword fighting in NYC! Decapitations! Immortals! The quickening! Soundtrack by Queen! Play it again, Sean!

New Special Features: Six minutes of deleted scenes; alas, without sound. Carries over the audio commentary from the DVD; director's cut includes about 10 extra minutes, compared to the theatrical release version.

Transfer/Audio: "A pretty healthy leap in video quality ... It's not a perfect transfer but it is certainly a big improvement" over the previously-issued standard definition DVD releases. (DVD Beaver) "Transfer is at times shockingly uneven." (Blu-ray.com)

Replay Value: Distributor Lionsgate has set the list price at $19.99, a bargain for fans who »

- Peter Martin

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Best in Blu-ray: 'Highlander,' 'The Sound of Music,' 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' 'The Wiz'

2 November 2010 2:30 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that will run on Tuesdays and examine the week's new Blu-ray releases while focusing on recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'Highlander' (Director's Cut)

Twitter Tag Line: Sean Connery! Christopher Lambert! Sword fighting in NYC! Decapitations! Immortals! The quickening! Soundtrack by Queen! Play it again, Sean!

New Special Features: Six minutes of deleted scenes; alas, without sound. Carries over the audio commentary from the DVD; director's cut includes about 10 extra minutes, compared to the theatrical release version.

Transfer/Audio: "A pretty healthy leap in video quality ... It's not a perfect transfer but it is certainly a big improvement" over the previously-issued standard definition DVD releases. (DVD Beaver) "Transfer is at times shockingly uneven." (Blu-ray.com)

Replay Value: Distributor Lionsgate has set the list price at $19.99, a bargain for fans who »

- Peter Martin

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: November 2, 2010

2 November 2010 2:18 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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Toy Story 3 It was hard deciding which film to lead this week's round-up with, but considering I haven't yet received my review copy of the film I designated #2 it became an easier decision.

I just posted my review of the Toy Story 3 four-disc edition and unless you are one of the few people that didn't see this film in theaters I have to assume you already know if you are going to be buying this one or not. Personally, it's an absolute must own, one of the best films of the year and Disney has put together a spectacular release.

In the image to the left, not only do you see the box art for the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film, but the image on the bottom is the Blu-ray/DVD complete Toy Story collection. »

- Brad Brevet

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

21 October 2010 10:08 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Event and The Clone Wars arrive on UK telly, Matt Smith turns up in The Sarah Jane Adventures, and there are some great films to look forward to as well...

We'll start the week with the least exciting bit and, hopefully, work up to more tantalising tidbits on telly as we go through the next seven days.

Despite the hype, the arrival of The Event tonight, Friday, October 22nd at 9:00pm on Channel 4 may be a non-you-know-what. The Us show's been accused of trading on the styles and tricks of popular predecessors in trying to fill the island-sized hole left by Lost. From reports and our own reviews, it's only so much blown sand and wind, but the curious may want to see how much of that is true and if it's the wreckage some deem it to be that's now washed up on our shores.

Saturday, »

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Peter Mullan's Neds heads London film festival's most-awaited list

21 October 2010 9:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Scottish virtuoso makes a welcome return after eight years but a remastered David Lean classic is stealing the spotlight

This year's London film festival saw the most keenly anticipated comeback in British cinema – perhaps only the next movie by Lynne Ramsay is as impatiently awaited. Peter Mullan is the Scottish film-maker and actor whose 1997 debut picture, Orphans, was a film of intestine-tangling emotional power. Following that, The Magdalene Sisters – about the institutionalised abuse in Ireland's notorious Magdalene laundries – was a tremendous triumph, winning the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival and confirming Mullan as a directorial heavyweight.

That was back in 2002. Since then, his admirers have been left wondering when his next film would arrive, with Mullan reportedly experienced some frustration getting backing for the films he wanted to make. In the meantime, he gave some great acting performances in works such as 2006's Children Of Men and the Red Riding TV trilogy, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Bridge on the River Kwai rebuilt digitally

15 October 2010 2:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

David Lean's anti-war epic may be about to spark another battle as a digitally restored version screens at the London film festival

Two movies at this year's London film festival are emerging as strong contenders for Oscars, if the persistent whispers in the opening week are to be believed.

But Danny Boyle's 127 Hours and The King's Speech are still expected on Oscar night to fall well short of another Lff film, made over half a century ago, which premieres in a newly restored version and was awarded no less than seven Oscars in 1957, including best picture, director and actor.

David Lean's controversial anti-war epic The Bridge on the River Kwai has been the site of numerous battles since its release, but the festival's archive section consultant, Clyde Jeavons, is in no doubt about the significance to the film industry of both Sunday's screening and the latest skirmish to surround the movie. »

- Tony Paley

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