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New to Blu-ray: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Ride Along, Reality Bites: 20th Anniversary Edition, and More

15 April 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include two directorial projects from Ben Stiller (one from 1994 and one from 2013), a recent Best Picture Oscar nominee, a surprise comedy hit, a directorial effort from Sam Rockwell, and more.  Briefly: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) Ride Along (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $19.99 (43% off) Reality Bites - 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $15.78 (21% off) Philomena [Blu-ray] - $16.99 (51% off) The Nut Job (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $29.96 (40% off) The Nut Job (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $22.96 (34% off) Better Living Through Chemistry (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $21.98 (19% off) Invisible Woman, the (Spc) [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (31% off) Great Expectations [Blu-ray] - $25.49 (15% off) Mallrats (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $9.99 (50% off) Breaking the Waves (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD) - $24.99 (37% off) Ripper Street: Season 2 (Blu-ray) - $24.96 (29% off)

The post New to Blu-ray: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, »

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Philomena,' 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job'

15 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Philomena"

What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey.

Why We're In: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet drama with moments of levity, thanks to the chemistry between Coogan and Dench.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Breaking the Waves"

What's It About? Ah, yes. Another tale by Lars von Trier about tormented love, sex, and religion! Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson play newlyweds who are forced into some rather extreme circumstances after he's paralyzed while working on an oil rig.

Why We're In: This tragic tale gets the full Criterion treatment, including select »

- Jenni Miller

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what’s on Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Curzon on Demand (from Apr 14)

14 April 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: far from perfect, but its humor is nearly Monty Python-esque, much more deliciously absurd and creatively bizarre than its predecessor [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to streaming

G.B.F.: sharp satire cutting through the sweet silliness makes this a refreshing change of pace for teen comedies [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Fill the Void: underplayed drama about love and marriage in an orthodox Jewish community never quite catches fire, but does offer a peek into a usually hidden world [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to Amazon Instant

Nothing But the Truth: flawed but earnest and honest journalism drama, with a great performance by Kate Beckinsale [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Now You See Me: most of it makes no sense at all, but who cares? this is cheerful ridiculousness pulled off with panache [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Adventureland: »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Apr 08)

8 April 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

The Unknown Known: documentary interview with Bush-era insider Don Rumsfeld is like a horror movie with a calm sociopath at its center [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Philomena: a cry-till-you-laugh-dramedy about seeking lost family and finding new purpose; Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are fantastic; seriously, though: bring Kleenex [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

The Machine: the bleak chic of this Sf drama is intriguing, but the script that starts out smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and familiar [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan: Khaaaaaaaaaaaannnn!!!!!! [at Amazon Instant Video] Valkyrie: Tom Cruise versus Nazis! [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to stream

Crouching Tiger, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Watch: Alternate 'Gravity' Opening Would Have Changed Everything

2 April 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the release of Gravity, we've seen plenty of cool glimpses behind the scenes, including this impressive visual effects breakdown, and also some cool alternate poster designs for the marketing campaign leading up to the film's theatrical release. The film has been out on Blu-Ray and DVD for over a month now, but there's still some cool stuff to be seen. For example, how about an alternate opening to the Alfonso Cuaron film starring Sandra Bullock that would have changed the film completely? It adds another character into the mix that would effectively change how the entirety of the story unfolds. Watch it! Here's the mind-blowing alternate opening to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity from Reddit: All right, we're just having a bit of a laugh. But that's some pretty funny editing right there. Gravity is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón (watch our interview here), of Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Time's 'Mad Men' cover story: What we learned

27 March 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The story of Mad Men is as much about the transformation of its characters as the changes that took place in 1960s America — not to mention the storytelling revolution of modern television. As the iconic AMC drama prepares to enter its seventh and final season, Time TV critic James Poniewozik examined the broad significance of Mad Men for the magazine’s latest cover story. Here’s his take on why we’re mad about the show.

The characters

It’s easy to envy a guy like Don Draper (Jon Hamm) — on the surface, at least. But the tailored suits and »

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Disney India Greenlights ‘Mahabharata’ Movie

24 March 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Disney India has revealed plans for a two-part live-action film version of the Indian mythological epic “The Mahabharata.”

Abhishek Kapoor, director of hits “Rock On” and “Kai po che,” will begin work on the film once he has completed “Fitoor,” a Hindi-language adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations,” also for Disney India. The screenplay is by author Ashok Banker, best known for his eight-part novelization of India’s other great epic “The Ramayana.”

Though a budget was not disclosed, Kapoor is planning to make the films on a scale similar to Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” series.

“The Mahabharata,” a grand tale of two warring clans of cousins dating back to 400 B.C., has been adapted numerous times for the stage, television and film. The 1988-90 television adaptation by B.R. Films for Indian television was the highest-rated program of that time. Recent adaptations have not fared as well. »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Watch: Oscar Winner Alfonso Cuarón Discusses 'Gravity' & His Career In 1-Hour Talk

18 March 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For the rest of his career, the words "Oscar winner" will precede the name of Alfonso Cuarón, and it's certainly been a journey to get there. The director's latest, "Gravity," was a labor of love, technology and the faith it would turn out, with the years-in-the-making film turning out to be not only a box office hit, but an awards season favorite, ultimately walking away with two of the three major trophies it was nominated for. But before he had the golden statue to put on his mantle, he was still another flimmaker with an excellent body of work hoping to get to the next level. Back in January, Cuarón sat down with BAFTA for an hour-long talk about his career, and for any fans, it's well worth a watch. The director discusses how films like "The Bicycle Thief" and "Doctor Zhivago" first stirred his interested in moviemaking, his opinion »

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Controversial film 'John Doe: Vigilante' releasing in select cities

17 March 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Main Street Films’ suspense thriller John Doe: Vigilante opens on March 21, 2014 in select cities. The controversial film addresses the themes of justice, vengeance and a failing legal system and begs the question, “is violence ever justified?” The film stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) as a man who takes the law into his own hands after becoming frustrated with a failing legal system. During test screenings the film received positive reviews with one audience member calling it, “riveting and very compelling.” Additionally, Bamber has spoken out about the film’s controversial subject matter calling it a “social commentary about what’s right and wrong.”

“When 67% of former prisoners are rearrested within three years of their release you know there’s something wrong with the legal system,” said Kelly Dolen, director. “John Doe: Vigilante is intended to create a debate and put a mirror up to society. We aren’t glamorizing violence, »

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Alfonso Cuaron Reflects on Entire Career in One-Hour BAFTA Chat

17 March 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For those who didn't pay attention to the BAFTA winners (the United Kingdom's equivalent of the Academy Awards), you might have missed that Gravity was considered a British film because it was produced by David Heyman and shot largely in studios across the pond. So it makes sense than director Alfonso Cuaron took one hour to sit down with the Los Angeles branch of BAFTA to talk about his whole career, including his influential childhood in Mexico, his time spent in film school and more. This took place in January before he won Best Director, so there's no talk about that, but he certainly dives into the making of Gravity, his previous films, and his tastes and influences in cinema. It's an incredible discussion. Watch! Here's the whole one-hour BAFTA La chat with Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron (via SlashFilm): Gravity is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón (watch »

- Ethan Anderton

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Win a Friends Night in Package with A Long Way Down

14 March 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of A Long Way Down (in cinemas 21st March) Hey U Guys are giving three lucky readers the chance to win the perfect night in with friends package including a bottle of champagne, chocolates as well as a DVD bundle and copy of the bestselling novel by Nick Hornby.

In A Long Way Down Four lost souls – a disgraced TV presenter, a foul-mouthed teen, an isolated single mother and a solipsistic muso – decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year’s Eve.

When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper’s Tower, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family, becoming media sensations as the Topper House Four and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.

With an all-star cast including Pierce Brosnan (Mamma Mia! »

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The CW Announces Season Finale Dates and May Event Series Labyrinth

27 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

One of the most Our Kind of Shows-friendly networks, The CW, has done us a few more favors, bless ‘em. They’ve given us not only the dates for the season finales of all Our Kind of Shows that they broadcast – that’s Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Star-Crossed, and The 100 – but tacked on a new one as a bonus!

Well, it’s not a new series, but Labyrinth is a four-hour miniseries, and it stars so many familiar faces. The War Doctor! The Winter Soldier! Draco Malfoy! Defiance‘s Datak Tarr! Winter’s Tale‘s Beverly! More info about that below, along with the season finale dates and times. The SciFi Mafia Calendar (see the Calendar tab above) has also been updated.

The CW Sets Season Finale Dates And Kicks Off Summer With Four-hour Event Series “LabyrinthLabyrinth Makes Its Broadcast Television Premiere Across Two Nights on Thursday, »

- Erin Willard

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40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include The Conjuring, The Walking Dead

26 February 2014 8:17 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This year’s Saturn Award nominations have been announced and include a number of horror movie and TV releases, such as The Conjuring and The Walking Dead:

“Los Angeles – February, 2014 – Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug both received 8 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented in June.

Other major contenders that packed a real punch were The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness, The Book Thief, Her, Oz The Great and Powerful and Ron Howard’s Rush. Also making a strong showing was the folk musical fable Inside Llewyn Davis, which proves that the Coen Brothers are a genre onto their own. And Scarlett Johansson was the first Best Supporting Actress to be nominated for her captivating »

- Jonathan James

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‘Gravity,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

25 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was not far behind with seven noms, including best science-fiction film. “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek into Darkness” and “Thor: The Dark World” got five nominations apiece.

The Saturns are known for their eccentric fields of nominees. This year “The Hobbit” is up against “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Her” for best fantasy film.  The best actress category pits “Stoker’s” Mia Wasikowska and “The Wall’s” Martina Gedeck against Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” and Jennifer Lawrence for “Catching Fire.”

Two new categories have been added to reflect the changing times. Best comic-to-film motion picture will see Warner’s “Man of Steel” duking it out »

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‘Gravity,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

25 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was not far behind with seven noms, including best science-fiction film. “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek into Darkness” and “Thor: The Dark World” got five nominations apiece.

The Saturns are known for their eccentric fields of nominees. This year “The Hobbit” is up against “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Her” for best fantasy film.  The best actress category pits “Stoker’s” Mia Wasikowska and “The Wall’s” Martina Gedeck against Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” and Jennifer Lawrence for “Catching Fire.”

Two new categories have been added to reflect the changing times. Best comic-to-film motion picture will see Warner’s “Man of Steel” duking it out »

- Nikara Johns

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Must Watch: VFX Breakdown Shows Mind-Blowing Work on 'Gravity'

21 February 2014 9:01 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

By now we hope you've seen the Best Picture nominee Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. If not, you'll have another chance when the film hits Blu-Ray and DVD on February 25th. But for those of us who have already seen the amazing sci-fi flick, we know how mesmerizing of a visual feast director Alfonso Cuaron put together, especially with how the film was shot. Some average moviegoers may not know this, but pretty much every single shot in the film is a special effects shot, and most of what you see isn't real. Now a visual effects reel breaks down how some of the big sequences were put together. Here's the VFX Show & Tell reel for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity (via The Playlist): Gravity is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón (watch our interview here), of Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban »

- Ethan Anderton

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10 Things About... Alfonso Cuarón

21 February 2014 8:42 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alfonso Cuarón, the man behind sci-fi blockbuster Gravity, continued his domination of this year's awards season by winning six prestigious BAFTAs at Sunday's ceremony.

With the director's winning streak expected to continue at next month's Oscars, we thought it was about time we did a little digging around to bring you 10 exciting facts about Hollywood's man of the moment.

From his work on Harry Potter to offering to give Sandra Bullock herpes, read on to find out everything there is to know about Alfonso Cuarón.

1. Some other directorial credits Cuarón holds to his name include the likes of Great Expectations, Children of Men, and 1990s children's classic A Little Princess. However, his most famous (until Gravity, that is) was probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Despite being one of the biggest franchises in the world, the director hadn't actually read any of the Harry Potter books or seen »

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Cuaron, Lubezki Talk Mistakes, Long Takes and How Peter Gabriel Made ‘Gravity’ Possible

13 February 2014 5:41 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron and his longtime director of photography Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki appeared before a sold-out crowd at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Saturday night, as part of the American Cinematheque program.

The pair appeared following a screening of “Gravity,” for which both are nominated for Academy Awards (Cuaron for producing, directing and editing, Lubezki for cinematography) to discussion their longtime collaboration. Following the Q&A, the theater screened their 2001 hit “Y Tu Mama Tambien.”

Cuaron and Lubezki have known each other since they were teenagers, and went on to attend film school together at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Revealed Cuaron, “I wanted to be a director, but also a Dp. But when I saw the first film Chivo shot, I was like, ‘That’s a Dp.’”

Lubezki, in return, joked about how eloquent Cuaron was about film even then. “I remember going to a theater »

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How Alfonso Cuaron Found His 'Gravity' Mojo (Exclusive Video)

11 February 2014 5:14 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Alfonso Cuaron is a great example of a director who has navigated the Hollywood system--encountering pitfalls and setbacks along the way (see "Great Expectations")-- and emerged a stronger artist. "Gravity" would not have turned out as well if the Mexican filmmaker weren't a mature and confident artist.  Yes, he had black days and anxiety and wasn't sure it would all turn out well in the end. But he honored the script --co-written by his son Jonas--and put one foot ahead of the other every day for four years, with trusted collaborators, some old, some new, at his side, and delivered the goods. "Gravity," which shared the PGA award with "12 Years a Slave," is likely to take home multiple Oscars in many tech categories as well as Best Director for Cuaron.  Will it win Big Picture? Don't trust anyone who tells you they know that answer. With the Olympics extending the Oscar voting period, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Ultimate "You Can't Sit With Us"

10 February 2014 11:31 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jose here. True story, in ealy 1998 I was obsessed with the two women to the right. Julia was the star of the first non-animated movie I owned on VHS (My Best Friend's Wedding) and Gwynnie was my straight-crush du jour having stolen my heart in Great Expectations. That year I deemed them both as my favorite actresses (I was 12) and had forgotten all about how giddy they made me until I saw them together in this picture (taken at some gala celebrating Sean Penn). Of course, I started fantasizing/thinking about all of my favorite random celebrity couplings pictures (this one of Madonna making Pé drink champagne is a very close second), not to mention thinking about how Goldie would fare as Violet in August... but before I go down an endless pit of actressing, let us know:

What are some of your favorite random celebrity pictures? Which celebrities you'd »

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