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The Beatles' music continues to live on, and the work of one of the Fab Four is about to get some special attention. Conan O'Brien is planning a weeklong tribute to honor the late George Harrison that will air the week of Sept. 22-25. During the tribute, Beck and Norah Jones, along with Harrison's only child, Dhani Harrison, will perform live versions of songs from The Apple Years 1968-75, a reissue of the singer's first six solo albums. Other performers are set to perform daily during the week. The Apple Years collects all of Harrison's albums from 1968's Wonderwall Music, which was the first solo record made by a Beatle, up through 1975's Extra Texture: Read All About »
George Harrison created the soundtrack and Oasis cemented it in popular culture. Now Wonderwall is to be released on DVD and for the first time on Blu-Ray on April 14th with extensive hi-definition restoration. This all-new print has been the subject of extensive work by the Pinewood Studios film restoration team and features the original theatrical version of the film as well as the more recent director’s cut that features music from the original Wonderwall Abbey Road session never included in the original release. To celebrate its arrival, we’ve got 3 copies to give away courtesy of the lovely people at Fabulous Films and Fremantle Media Enterprises. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter
It’s London in the swinging 60s, a reclusive professor (Jack MacGowran) becomes infatuated with beautiful model Penny Lane (Jane Birkin), the girlfriend of a Svengali-like photographer (Iain Quarrier). The professor »
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
"The Great Beauty" (Criterion)
What's It About? A blast from the past sends man-about-town Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) reeling and reminiscing about his life and loves in Rome. The 65-year-old writer (of a sort) has had quite a life so far, but has he grown to take the richness of life and Rome for granted?
Why We're In: Even if you're not hip to Italian cinema and Sorrentino's influences, you'll still enjoy this Oscar-winning film.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"The King of Comedy" (30th Anniversary Edition)
What's It About? Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is desperate to become famous. Once he meets talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he's sure his dreams of fame and fortune are coming true. All he has to do is convince Langford to have him on his show, and then Rupert will be the real king of comedy. »
- Jenni Miller
3 items from 2014