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Merry Christmas, everybody! With things slowing down for the holidays, I’m reviewing what’s coming up for Christmas week.
In his eulogy for Cory Monteith, Ryan Murphy explained his original plan for ending Glee, which EW has printed. Rachel will have become a Broadway star while Finn is happily teaching in Lima. “The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn’s glee club. ‘What are you doing here?’ he would ask. ‘I’m home,’ she would reply. Fade out. The end.”
Tina Fey has been busy selling comedy series, and Deadline reports she sold another pilot. »
- Lyle Masaki
Your shows may be in reruns now, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to watch this Christmas week. If you look around, you’ll find marathons of TV shows past (Breaking Bad), classic holiday movies (A Christmas Story), new installments of (a few!) current faves and, lest we not forget, Nikita‘s very final mission. So while those chestnuts roast on the fire, relax on the couch with these Christmas picks.
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Monday, December 23
8 pm The Sing-Off (NBC »
Director: Adam McKay.
Running Time: 119 minutes.
Synopsis: With the Channel 4 news team disbanded, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) have become co-anchors in New York. But when Ron is fired and leaves his wife, he must reassemble his team for another chance at glory.
Hmm, the difficult second album. Will it live up to the hype? Will it appease the rabid fan-base? Will it be accessible to newcomers? Ever since the sequel was announced, we’ve been stuck in a glass case of emotion, wanting, needing Anchorman 2 to be worthy of its legendary predecessor. Luckily, it is. Mostly.
The return of Ron Burgundy and his compatriots makes for a darn funny film. A little shallow, sure, but sometimes that’s okay. There is certainly a lack of depth, »
- John Sharp
Cinema has always liked telling a good life story, and all kinds of biography – from the humblest to the starriest – have been given a filmic going-over. The Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best in a very crowded field
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This is the most radical of all biopics. It does exactly what it promises, breaking the Canadian pianist's intense and troubled life into concentrated fragments. Reassembly is left to the viewer. When he began working on the screenplay with Don McKellar, the writer-director François Girard recognised the pitfalls of the genre. "There are many traps," he said. "The main temptation is to try to cram everything about a life into one film. What you need is a radical idea »
Bela Lugosi as Ygor
The character of Igor has become part of horror movie lore, thanks to horror film legend Bela Lugosi who played him in the Son of Frankenstein and the Ghost of Frankenstein (See picture above) as well as Marty Feldman who played the hilarious parody character Eye-Gore from Young Frankenstein. The first image that comes to mind of Igor is of a crazed, misshapen guy, dressed in peasant clothes. However, we’ll be getting a new interpretation of the character in director Paul McGuigan’s currently-filming Frankenstein.
Daniel Radcliff continues to distance himself from Harry Potter-type roles, and is taking on the part of Igor. However, he will be playing a more attractive and well-dressed version of the character. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Producers are touting “The Fifth Beatle” as the first-ever film about the Beatles to secure music rights to the Lennon/McCartney music catalog.
“From the moment I read Vivek’s graphic novel, I knew I wanted to be the person to bring Brian’s story to the bigscreen,” Reed said. “I’m a lifelong Beatles fan, obviously, but it’s Brian’s fascinating life that really blew me away and drew me to this project. He’s the ultimate outsider who, against all odds, »
- Dave McNary
Well folks, the last chance to get major deals during Amazon's 2013 Black Friday deals week has led to this, today is Cyber Monday 2013 and I have the schedule of DVD and Blu-ray deals that will be going live throughout the day below along with the other deals that have been featured throughout the week. The deals today include some James Bond Blu-rays in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, a Blu-ray of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the deals close out with the Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set Blu-ray collection. Other than that there are some television items, such as "The Tudors" complete series set, "Sherlock Holmes" complete collection, "Twin Peaks", "The Good Wife" and "Rome". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. »
- Brad Brevet
The last day of what I guess we're calling 2013's Black Friday deals week is upon us and yet, tomorrow is Cyber Monday and Amazon is still offering deals throughout the day and today offers several Criterion titles and more. On the Criterion side we have Carlos, Quadrophenia, Shallow Grave, 12 Angry Men, The Samurai Trilogy, Fanny and Alexander and Weekend while you can also pick up complete series sets of "Fringe", "Chuck", "Frasier" and "Millennium". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Sunday, December 1 Deals starting at 8:20 pm Pt John Wayne Film Collection ($17.99) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land ($19.69) Pixar Short Films Collection 2 ($15.89) Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: The Complete Collection ($20.49) Fanny and Alexander (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray ($24.99) Weekend (Criterion »
- Brad Brevet
The actual 2013 Black Friday is over, but the deals aren't as Amazon is continuing the deals up through Cyber Monday and today's new schedule of sale items includes one of the best deals yet, $200 off the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection Blu-ray, which includes Skyfall, but that's not it. Beyond that we have deals on A Good Day to Die Hard. The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Blu-ray Collection, Friday Night Lights and "Girls". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Bond! Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall Blu-ray ($99.99) Check Out These Deals Midnight in Paris Blu-ray ($6.49) Pacific Rim Blu-ray ($7.99) Epic Blu-ray ($9.96) Heat Blu-ray ($8.49) Man of Steel Blu-ray ($19.96) Moneyball Blu-ray ($3.99) 21 Jump Street Blu-ray »
- Brad Brevet
After a week of early deals, the actual 2013 Black Friday is finally here and Amazon's deals continue and are only getting better. I have included the new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and if yesterday is any indication, you are going to want to get in on them quick as the Django Unchained Blu-ray sold out in a matter of minutes yesterday. Today's deals include several you may be interested in including Monsters University, Planes, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brave, three seasons of "The Walking Dead", Fight Club, The Croods, Bridesmaids, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 and much more. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Brand New Blu-ray Deals! »
- Brad Brevet
Happy Thanksgiving! Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Thursday, November 28, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale and it's another 20-after-midnight start and it looks like the deals are getting better as the week goes on. Today we begin with a discount on the fifth season of "True Blood" and Les Miserables on Blu-ray and later in the day Blu-rays of Warm Bodies, Prometheus, Django Unchained, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Heat, Zero Dark Thirty, Pacific Rim and Oblivion go on sale. Just check out the schedule below so you know when to start clicking. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Thursday, November 28 Deals starting at »
- Brad Brevet
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
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Tuesday, November 26, with not only a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today, but I've added several new titles that will be on sale all throughout the week with more being added all the time. As of now I have a few deals outside the scheduled events you may be interested in, but other than that pay attention to the deal start times so you don't miss out. Today's deals include great prices on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray, Out of Africa, The Polar Express, and a DVD two-pack including The Way, Way Back and Cedar Rapids and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page for the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. »
- Brad Brevet
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
Iconic underground filmmaker, and the founder of the underground filmmaking movement in San Francisco in the early 1960s, Bruce Baillie made an appearance at a two-night retrospective of his work at Los Angeles’s Redcat Theater on November 3 & 4. The Underground Film Journal attended the second night of screenings, from which the photograph above and the ones in the gallery below were taken.
The November 3 screening, which the Journal missed, included Baillie’s films Here I Am (1962), Tung (1966), All My Life (1966), Castro Street (1966), Valentin de las Sierras (1968), Little Girl (1966).
The November 4 screening was of Baillie’s feature-length epic, Quick Billy (1970), plus the short film Roslyn Romance (1977) and some unedited 16mm camera rolls taken around the time of the production of Quick Billy.
While Quick Billy is an astounding piece of film art, the real highlight of the Nov. 4 screening was the appearance of Baillie himself, who spoke for what seemed about an hour before the film. »
- Mike Everleth
Yesterday we got our first look at footage from DreamWorks' upcoming Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie and now the very first English language trailer for the animated feature has arrived online, which you can check out right here after the official synopsis...
Based on Jay Ward’s classic cartoon, Mr. Peabody is the world’s smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his “pet” boy Sherman uses their time traveling Wabac machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control. It’s up to this most unexpected of “father-son” teams to somehow put things back on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.
Lending their voices to Mr. Peabody and Sherman are Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man), while the rest of the voice cast includes Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Leslie Mann (This Is 40), Stanley Tucci (The Fifth Estate »
- Gary Collinson
Last week, the first official batch of images from DreamWorks' latest animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman and now the studio has revealed the first trailer (sort of) for the big screen version of the much loved children's series, which we have for you below....
The movie centres on a hyper-intelligent genius dog called Mr. Peabody and his adopted son/friend/companion as they travel time and space in their Wabac machine. The film has an impressive voicecast of Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Leslie Mann (This Is 40), Stanley Tucci (The Fifth Estate), Alison Janney (The Way Way Back) and Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein).
The first trailer is in Spanish but you get a good idea as to what the plot entails and the relationship between Mr. Peabody and Sherman can translate into any language. For those that speak Spanish, this may be funny but hopefully »
- Gary Collinson
Though there is no true "real story" behind the tale of Frankenstein and his monster, in the sense that a dude never stitched together other dudes and brought the creation to life, The History Channel will be exploring the classic story from all angles next year with a 178-minute disc dubbed Frankenstein: The Real Story.
From the Press Release
History® presents all the raw details and facts on the most famous science fiction character of all time in Frankenstein: The Real Story arriving on DVD January 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The story has both haunted and entertained the world for close to two centuries. Timed to the highly anticipated release of I, Frankenstein, this fascinating collection tells of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses. Featuring three engrossing documentaries that explore the story from various angles, the Frankenstein: The Real Story »
- John Squires
By Søren Hough
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Few things have aided the rise of horror on television more than the decline of horror at the movies.
There is a rich history of great horror at the movies. Consider the early Universal monster flicks of the 30s and Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary, contemplative re-imagining of the thriller sub-genre. Think about the classic slasher films in the ’70s and ’80s and the Oscar-sweeping The Silence of the Lambs in 1991. These movies left a permanent imprint on the industry; James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) alone has influenced masterworks ranging from Victor Erice’s political-drama The Spirit of the Beehive (1976) to Mel Brooks’ parody Young Frankenstein (1974).
In recent years, however, moviegoers looking for great horror films have been left wanting. The genre has fallen from its lofty heights at the expense of gory, unsubtle shock films. Higher budgets and improved special effects have paved the way for endless remakes of older films, »
- Søren Hough
Mel Brooks’ fingerprints are all over Conan O’Brien’s absurd brand of comedy — can’t you see Richard Pryor loving Triumph the Insult Comic Dog? — and the famous funnymen’s mutual respect is evident in a recent sit-down for Conan’s Serious Jibber-Jabber web series. (The full chat hits TeamCoco.com on Monday.)
EW got Conan on the phone to talk about his admiration for Brooks and what he learned during their hour-plus talk. (The Serious Jibber-Jabber tagline: “Conan O’Brien talks for a long time with interesting people.”) We also nabbed an exclusive preview clip below, in which »
- Katie Atkinson
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