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Every Sunday Amazon rotates a number of their DVD/Blu-ray deals and I've grabbed the highlights and linked them below. Some of these deals won't last, so if you see something you like, don't wait too long to pick it up. Up to 70% Off Seasons of True Blood on DVD and Blu-ray which makes it $19.99 per season on DVD and $23.99 per season on Blu-ray Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection - $50.99 (58% off) MGM Best of Romance Blu-ray Collection (9 Films) - $40.99 (66% off). Includes West Side Story, Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Overboard, Legally Blonde, Benny & Joon, Moonstruck, Cutting Edge, Four Weddings and a Funeral MGM Best of Family Blu-ray Collection (9 Films) - $43.99 (66% off) includes All Dogs Go to Heaven, Secret of Nimh, Igor, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fiddler on the Roof, Pebble and the Penguin, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, Greatest Story Ever Told, Black Stallion Man of Steel »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Eight years later, Reiner’s “And So It Goes” is up for sale at Berlin. Produced by Foresight Unlimited in association with Reiner’s Castle Rock, it marks the first time Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton have appeared onscreen together.
Douglas portrays a self-centered real estate agent whose life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter, played by Sterling Jerins, whom he never knew. Keaton plays the neighbor of Douglas’ character. The cast is rounded out by Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd and Frances Sternhagen.
“We really thought about getting Jack (Nicholson) in the film but he really does not want to act any more,” Reiner said.
Reiner notes that recent films »
- Dave McNary
Today romantic comedies are known for being repetative and full of cliches, but the genre didn't always have that reputation. The 1980's required film makers to reinvent the long-running genre for a new generation.
Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film. We’ll even submit reviews of the films we discuss so that you can get a better idea of what we’re talking about. This month, with Valentines Day right around the corner, we look at romatic comedies. What do romantic comedies mean to you? Feel free to add your own comments or reviews of movies that you find personally influential.
Ah yes. The 80’s. Decade of overindulgence, leg warmers, and the birth of MTV. This was a decade »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
The movie might take its name from a popular video game, but Waugh never saw it as a cynical cash grab — instead, he saw an “adaptation” as an opportunity to create an homage to classic ’60s and ’70s car flicks. Also, as Paul pointed out late last year in Los Angeles, they couldn’t have stuck to the video game even if they wanted to. “There’s no narrative there,” he said. “It was a blank canvas. All we »
- Lindsey Bahr
Sales are starting to go down because of the Berlin Film Festival, so be prepared for on onslaught of press releases. For the most part, these press releases are boilerplate about how happy everyone is to be working with each other, acquiring projects, etc. However, these press releases also tend to include the first synopsis for the film in question. Today, The Exchange announced they had acquired Meg Ryan's directorial debut, Ithaca, which will star Ryan, Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith, and Jack Quaid, with more casting to be announced as the summer start date approaches. There's also a release for Jason Lew's thriller, The Free World. Cillian Murphy stars as a recently released convict whose freedom is put in jeopardy when he meets a tragic, mysterious woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) with a violent past. Hit the jump for the press releases. I've put the synopses in bold. The »
- Matt Goldberg
Marking her first turn directing a movie, Meg Ryan is teaming with Tom Hanks to make Ithaca, the film adaptation of William Saroyan's classic 1943 novel The Human Comedy. In addition to directing, she'll star opposite Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and Jack Quaid. Photos: From 'When Harry Met Sally' to 'Sleepless in Seattle': 11 Movies From Nora Ephron's Celebrated Career Hanks and his partner at Playtone, Gary Goetzman, are executive producing the Word War II coming-of-age saga about life on the home front. Brian O'Shea's The Exchange has acquired worldwide rights to the project and will shop Ithaca
- Pamela McClintock
A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly sweet blood. It knows how to mock cliché big things, like jokes about set-dressing and music video montages; it’s also wise about small matters, right down to the font and the framing device. Molly (Amy Poehler) is a lovable klutz who owns a small candy shop in New York; Joel (Paul Rudd) is a good, non-threateningly handsome man who happens to work for the candy mega-corporation that’s about to knock Molly’s tiny shop out of business. Any similarities to “You’ve Got Mail”—or “When Harry Met Sally,” or “Jerry Maguire,” or “Along Came Polly” or any one of »
- James Rocchi
He has tickled the ivories to fame and acclaim. Now the 46-year-old jazz crooner/actor will tickle your funny bone as he plays along with Stupid Questions — and helps find the next singing champ as the new (and enthusiastically received) judge on Fox’s American Idol.
Entertainment Weekly: Sing me a song about how Idol is going to have a big comeback year. And make it something that really swings.
Harry Connick Jr.: I think I could do more of a hip-hop thing: I don’t drink/but if I had a beer/I’d tell you what/Idol »
- Dan Snierson
MGM has released a video celebrating its 90th anniversary.
The two-minute video features clips from some of the studio's most famous films.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was founded in 1924 with the merging of Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B Mayer Pictures. »
As trailers go this is one of the very best you’ll ever see. MGM celebrate their 90th birthday this year and will be re-releasing some of their best known titles after giving them the remastering treatment.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM is probably most famous for (nicknamed Leo) is probably the most famous part of the historic film company which was created in 1924 after a merger between Samuel Goldwyn’s studio with Marcus Loew’s Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer. According to Wikipedia, 7 differnt lions have been used since the studio was created and the one you’ll see in this trailer is the most recent.
If you like uplifting trailers, get ready for this one because you’re going to love it. We’ll no doubt be celebrating with MGM this year for their 90th and invite you along for the ride. Now, have a watch of the trailer »
- David Sztypuljak
Tenth edition of the Glasgow Film Festival to host a record 60 UK premieres; Under the Skin to receive Scottish premiere as closing film.
With the festival celebrating its tenth edition this year, its opening gala recalls their first-ever closing gala, Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which will also receive a screening during the festival on Glasgow’s Tall Ship.
This year’s edition (supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland and Creative Scotland) will feature a record 60 UK premieres, including Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo; Sandra Nettelbeck’s Mr. Morgan’s [link »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
At an intimate press launch earlier this evening, the programme for the 2014 Glasgow Film Festival – which boasts a vast array of UK, European and World premieres and runs February 20 – March 2 – was announced.
The festival, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, will open on February 20 with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, before closing on March 2 with the Scottish premiere of Under the Skin, which was partly shot in and around the city itself.
Over the course of the festival’s ten day run, films old and new will screen at various venues across the city, while unique, once-in-a-lifetime events, such as a mysterious descent into the unexplored depths of Glasgow Central Station, will award film fans the opportunity to make some everlasting memories.
New films scheduled to screen include 20 Feet from Stardom, The Double, A Long Way Down, Mood Indigo and Starred Up, while classics »
- Jamie Neish
When Turner Classic Movies (TCM) kicks off 31 Days of Oscar®, the network’s annual celebration of the Academy Awards® in February, it will be embarking on one of the most ambitious and comprehensive editions of the month-long festival yet.
Each night’s primetime lineup from Feb. 1 through March 3 will be devoted to showcasing all the movies nominated in a particular category in a given year. Meanwhile, daytime programming will focus on specific categories, with winners and nominees from multiple years.
TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar is one of several events celebrating the network’s 20th year as a leading authority in classic film. Making the 2014 edition of 31 Days of Oscar even more spectacular will be the world premiere of And the Oscar® Goes To…, a brand-new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards, slated to premiere Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. (Et/Pt). CNN Films will encore the documentary onThursday, »
- Michelle McCue
While those film titles may sound foreign to some, Canadian cult moviegoers have really come to embrace the work of Michael Dowse. While he branched off into American cinema with the little seen Topher Grace vehicle Take Me Home Tonight, his work remains very much Canadian. And that is why it is so odd to see him directing a romantic comedy like The F Word. It sounded interesting enough, but could the guy who gave us Fubar really deliver something that needs to be sweet and cheerful? Especially after the casual brutality of Goon? Well, the answer may surprise you.
Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) is a bit of a shut-in. He broke up with his girlfriend over a year ago, he dropped out of med school, and now he lives in the attic of his sister’s home in suburban Toronto. »
- David Baldwin
Not enough has been said about the title of Spike Jonze’s “Her” — not its e.e.-cutesy tendency not to capitalize (which fits right in line with the film’s benign hipster aesthetic), but rather, the choice of a female pronoun to describe the object of Joaquin Phoenix’s affections in the film.
Meanwhile, much has been said about said object: Samantha, a self-aware, rapidly evolving computer operating system fashioned in the image of Siri — the love-or-hate, hard-of-hearing personal assistant that pops up whenever you accidentally punch the iPhone home button — or those coolly elegant female Gps personalities who threaten the male tendency to reject directions with their yard-by-yard updates on when and where to turn. I don’t know about you, but my experience with both has brought nothing but frustration (I dare you to ask Siri about “Her”).
In its own hypothetical, ever-so-slightly-sci-fi way, “Her” appears to be asking the question, »
- Peter Debruge
Welcome to 2014! It’s freezing in most of the United States. It’s almost the weekend. You Need a full Netflix queue! This is one of our favorite “New to Netflix” columns to date with an even 5x5 — 5 new films that you may have missed and 5 old films that you might not have seen yet. Add all ten. Now with previews!
Seemingly meek Pinky gets a job at a nursing home and befriends the loquacious Millie. Their unusual friendship turns strangely eerie when they decide to be roommates and begin to change in surprising and unexpected ways.
Because Robert Altman. You’ve probably seen the most well-known works of one of the best directors of all time — “Nashville,” “The Player,” “Gosford Park” — but this little gem from 1977 might have slipped under your radar. Moody, atmospheric, strange, and with two of my favorite performances from Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Review Juliette Harrisson 3 Jan 2014 - 13:43
Is The Big Bang Theory stuck on repeat? Here's Juliette's review of its first episode of the year...
This review contains spoilers.
7.12 The Hesitation Ramification
Stop me if this sounds familiar: in this week’s The Big Bang Theory, Raj and Stuart try and fail to talk to attractive girls, Sheldon misses the point of something in trying to analyse it scientifically, and Penny and Leonard’s relationship is in trouble because Leonard can’t stop himself from saying brutally honest, utterly tactless things. He’s a lot more like Sheldon than he realises.
As the above summary implies, this episode has the distinct feeling of a show stuck on repeat. We’ve said before that it’s in the nature of a sitcom to change slowly if at all, to maintain a status quo for as long as possible because without the ‘situation’ that defines it, »
Last year I listed ten New Year's movie scenes, this year I give you a selection of scenes compiled by Bernhard Fasenfest that I've been holding onto for just over a year so I could post it today. The list of films featured is directly below the video. Happy New Year! Blackboard Jungle (1955) Boogie Nights (1997) Holiday Inn (1942) Last Night (2010) Little Caesar (1931) Money Train (1995) New Years Eve (2011) Oceans Eleven (1960) Poseidon (2006) Radio Days (1987) Rosemary's Baby (1968) Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Strange Days (1995) Sunset Boulevard (1950) Tabu (2012) The Apartment (1960) The Gold Rush (1925) The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Trading Places (1983) When Harry Met Sally (1989) While You Were Sleeping (1995) »
- Brad Brevet
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