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With Christmas around the bend, there's not nearly as much specialty programming from now until the end of the year, but there's still some great screenings worth mentioning. The Austin Film Society will be closing out 2014 with Cracking Up, a 1983 comedy from Jerry Lewis in 35mm. Bryan Connolly will be on hand for a post-film discussion for the showings tonight and again on Sunday evening.
In terms of the rest of the week in specialty screenings, they are pretty exclusively Christmas-themed. The Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter has free daily screenings of Arthur Christmas for Alamo Kids Club and Home Alone pizza parties on Sunday and Tuesday (which also will happen at the Alamo Lakeline). The Alamo Ritz has a digital restoration of Meet Me In St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday for Broadway Brunch, Gremlins on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, Die Hard in 35mm from Sunday through Wednesday for daily shows, »
- Matt Shiverdecker
This week, the world's most popular podcast came to an end, and so did The Colbert Report. Angelina Jolie skipped the premiere of her own movie due to insulting emails about her being leaked a nasty case of chicken pox, and Justin Timberlake returned to The Tonight Show to sing Third Eye Blind with Jimmy Fallon. Also, The Voice crowned a winner, and Clickhole taught us all the proper way to watch holiday classic Love Actually. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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- TV Guide News
Most know Alan Rickman as the mysterious potions master Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise or Hans Gruber in Die Hard, but did you know that he occasionally directs movies? Well, until now, he had only directed one film, but now he's delivered his sophomore effort with A Little Chaos, a period romance that is about as British as any film can be. Fancy costumes, eloquent language, and the riveting clash between an architect (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a landscape designer (Kate Winslet) who work together in building one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s palace at Versailles in 17th Century France. But there's romance on the horizon! Doesn't sound all that compelling, but maybe it's good? Watch below! Here's the Us trailer for Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, originally from Apple: And here's the UK trailer for the period romance from Lionsgate Films UK: A Little Chaos »
- Ethan Anderton
Love Actually 1. Love Actually didn't start out as a holiday movie, but director Richard Curtis loves Christmas films and really wanted to make one of his own. 2. Laura Linney has said that she wishes her character never picked up the phone to talk to her brother when she was in her bedroom with Karl. 3. Love Actually came out of two different films, written separately for Hugh Grant and Colin Firth's characters. 4. Emma Thompson had to wear a fat suit during filming to appear fuller. 5. Hugh Grant was fiercely against his dancing scene in the film and had to be convinced to do it. 6. Kris Marshall had such a good time playing the scene where three American »
The holiday season just doesn't feel right until you've watched some of the classic Christmas movies. Turns out, the stars agree!
Watch: Flashback: Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Turns 20!
We rounded up a few of our favorite stars, who shared their favorite holiday films with Et.
When Netflix adds, it must also delete.
While Netflix is adding a ton of movies and TV shows to its streaming library in January 2015, periodically, the streaming service has to do a little housecleaning. A number of titles are due to expire at the end of the year, which means the its the end for some '80s and '90s favorites ("Batman," Beverly Hills Cop," "Happy Gilmore," "Spaceballs"), a handful of Oscar winners ("Gladiator," "Braveheart," "Kramer vs. Kramer"), and a few modern classics ("The Usual Suspects," "Love Actually," "The Breakfast Club").
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Watch 'em while you can!
Netflix Titles Expiring on January 1, 2015
"12 Angry Men" (1957)
"A Mighty Heart" (2007)
"A River Runs Through It" (1992)
"Bad Boys" (1995)
"Beethoven's 2nd" (1993)
"Beverly Hills Cop" (1984)
"Big Trouble in Little China" (1986)
"Boyz n the Hood" (1991)
"Can't Buy Me Love" (1987)
- Tim Hayne
Valentine's Day. New Year's Eve. Christmas, via Love Actually. Plenty of cold-weather holidays have inspired lighthearted ensemble rom-coms featuring intertwining stories and scads of celebrities. So why not the Jewish Festival of Lights? That's where we come in. This year, EW decided to celebrate Hanukkah (which begins tonight at sundown) by imagining our ideal Hanukkah movie—starring a boatload of Jewish celebrities (appearing under their real names!) and directed, of course, by Garry Marshall. Click below to see our movie's im-poster, designed as always by Jef Castro—and to learn which boldface names Hillary Busis and Esther Zuckerman decided to pair up in the film. »
- EW staff
While you're making your way through the new movies streaming on Netflix in December, you may need to reprioritize that watching list. The service has just released the list of titles that will be expiring from streaming on Jan. 1, 2015, and there are some good ones in here, like Titanic, Love Actually, The Wedding Planner, and You've Got Mail. There's no telling when or if these movies might come back, so take a look at the list and figure out what you need to see now! 12 Angry Men (1957) A Mighty Heart (2007) A River Runs Through It (1992) Backdraft (1991) Bad Boys (1995) Batman (1989) Beethoven (1992) Beethoven's 2nd (1993) Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Boyz n the Hood (1991) Braveheart (1995) Can't Buy Me Love (1987) Carrie (1976) D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) Duck Soup (1933) Far and Away (1992) G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero; Seasons 1-2 (1983 and 1986) Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) Gladiator (2000) Good Burger (1997) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner »
Having come to the conclusion that it's genuinely useful to tell its users what movies will soon be expiring from its service, Netflix has released a list of the movies that will disappear from its coffers (some presumably only for a few months) on January 1. Start watching!12 Angry Men (1957)A Mighty Heart (2007)A River Runs Through It (1992)Backdraft (1991)Bad Boys (1995)Batman (1989)Beethoven (1992)Beethoven's 2nd (1993)Beverly Hills Cop (1984)Big Trouble in Little China (1986)Boyz n the Hood (1991)Braveheart (1995)Can't Buy Me Love (1987)Carrie (1976)D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)Duck Soup (1933)Far and Away (1992)G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Seasons 1–2 (1983–1986)Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)Gladiator (2000)Good Burger (1997)Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)Happy Gilmore (1996)Hitch (2005)Hotel Rwanda (2004)Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)Kiss the Girls (1997)Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)Love Actually (2003)Manhattan (1979)Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)My Girl (1991)My Girl »
- Vulture Editors
What's worse than the total agony of being in love? Turning on Netflix to stream Love Actually and realizing it's no longer available. Luckily, Netflix is giving its users a heads-up by releasing a list of films expiring on New Year's Day. Fans can get their fill of a dancing, presidential Hugh Grant by watching the holiday movie on repeat before Jan. 1. Read more Here Are the Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in January Take a look at the list below to pick which films to watch as you sit on the couch recovering from holiday parties.
- Lorena O'Neil
Anyone's who's logged into Netflix lately has no doubt noted the presence of Love Actually in the "Popular on Netflix" category. That's because the British comedy has become something of a modern classic for the holiday season. But not everyone sees it that way.
The ensemble film with nine different plots set around Christmas hit theaters in 2003 to high anticipation. Not only was this filmmaker Richard Curtis' follow-up to the popular Four Weddings and Funeral and Notting Hill, but it also boasted so many popular British stars that there was no way it could fail, right? Well... while some fans are still devoted to the film, they're the first to admit that it's an imperfect movie. But while TVGuide.com editor Joyce Eng embraces the film's range of stories and strong performances, fellow editor Hanh Nguyen is put off by the often depressing plots and creepy, male-centric take on so-called romance. »
- Joyce Eng and Hanh Nguyen
Best known to American audiences as the star of Peter Jackson's Hobbit franchise and as "hey, that one guy!" from Love Actually, British actor Martin Freeman definitely had something to prove on last night's Saturday Night Live – mainly, of course, that he's funny. Freeman's background in comedy might not come across while he's traipsing around Middle-earth, but there was no arguing with his comedic chops once he took the stage for a funny and exceedingly well-timed monologue. If Freeman had the first-time jitters, they weren't apparent here, and the »
Most of the specialty screenings around town this week are related in some form or another to Christmas. The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is giving you multiple ways to enjoy Home Alone on the big screen, including all-you-can-eat pizza parties along with standard showings and quote-along versions. There are also standard and quote along screenings to choose from of Elf and Love Actually, while Tough Guy Cinema has 35mm showings of Die Hard on Sunday and Tuesday. Music Monday is showing a brand new documentary called Jingle Bell Rocks about people who are obsessed with Christmas music and even Terror Tuesday is getting into the spirit with Silent Night, Deadly Night.
Alamo Lakeline and Alamo Slaughter are screening a digital restoration of It's A Wonderful Life on Saturday and Sunday and A Christmas Story will be featured as a quote-along screening that comes with a Chinese dinner at Alamo Slaughter on »
- Matt Shiverdecker
Love Actually is a really fun movie that’s just absolutely full of lies. The most obvious lie, of course, is that it’s cute and romantic to try to steal your best friend’s wife away from him, but by far the most blatant lie is that there is anything even a little bit pleasant about the airport around the holidays. Airports are always miserable places, but around the holidays, they reach Dmv levels of soul-suckery. It would take some kind of whip-smart, prickly, freshly crowned Prince of TV Comedy to fully embody all of tha— Oh Hey, it’s Billy Eichner!In true holiday spirit, this stretch of New Girl episodes has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, we got Nadia’s present-stomping; this week, we have Billy Eichner as a snide airport employee whose fuse is getting shorter by the minute. His »
- Jenny Jaffe
Universal Pictures has announced that filming has wrapped on Dad’s Army, the upcoming feature remake of the beloved British comedy series, and the film has been given a UK release date of February 5th, 2016.
“We are proud to bring Dad’s Army to cinema audiences early 2016. This feature film re-imagining of the characters from the original comedy series, which remains a cultural heritage, is sure to please all audiences. We cannot wait to see sold-out cinemas enjoy the antics of timeless creations like Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and their platoon and discover other characters both familiar and new.”
Here’s the official synopsis…
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great »
- Gary Collinson
‘Twas some time before Christmas, and all through the ‘port, New Girl roomies were waiting, some at the food court.”
As its title suggests, this year’s holiday episode/fall finale of the Fox comedy, “LAXmas,” takes place at the bustling transportation hub as Jess, her pals and the rest of the California try to get to their destinations before Santa does. But are they successful? Read on to find out!
Life’S Rich Pageant | Jess and Ryan sneak away from their school’s inexplicably dark Christmas pageant (think an elf bemoaning a gingerbread man’s ripped-off arm) to make out in the closet. »
The festive period is now well and truly upon us. And to get into the spirit of the season, the good people of Great Britain have decided to figure out the greatest Christmas movies of all time. But what came out on top in their poll? Well none other than Will Ferrell.s delightful romp, Elf. According to Back to the Movies, those crazy Brits managed to compile a list that embraced Christmas movies from a variety of generations. Elf just beat It.s A Wonderful Life to the top spot, while the rest of the list was rounded off by Miracle On 34th Street, Home Alone, White Christmas, The Grinch, Love Actually, The Muppets Christmas Carol, The Snowman and Polar Express. In fact, just looking at those films has already got me making a list and checking it twice in order to find out who.s naughty and nice. »
Christmas means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but to Pop Up Screens Christmas means doing something special and unique to get some of that awesome spirit and into swing of things.
This Christmas Pop Up Screens will once be turning the beautiful 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill into a snow-filled winter wonderland to create London’s only cinema in the snow and its only got one way in: through their own magic wardrobe. That’s right you’re going to enter through a wardrobe and find a snow filled winter wonderland of a cinema inside. Pop Up Screens have taken it upon themselves to ensure that you’ll see at least one white Christmas this year bursting with sparkle, Christmas cheer, all your favorite festive movies… and of course… boozy hot chocolate, mulled wine and other treats!
Pop Up Screens’ snow starts falling »
- Dan Bullock
This week, Mariah Carey performed "All I Want for Christmas Is You" live at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, making a strong case that the producers should probably just hire the girl from Love Actually for next year's ceremony. In other festive news, Reese Witherspoon sang random Christmas carols with Jimmy Fallon. Also, the cast of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman reunited for a Breaking Bad-esque reboot, and a pug experienced the unbeatable bliss of getting a bath in the sink. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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- TV Guide News
One of the most heartwarming moments in Love Actually comes when Sam runs after Joanna at the airport, but in the movie's original version, that scene had a totally different spin. The first draft of the film highlighted Sam's gymnastic skills, and in the airport scene, he is seen flipping and cartwheeling his way past the gates and over rows of people. The most impressive feat, though, comes when he treats a pole at the gate as if it's a gymnastics high bar. As entertaining as the deleted scene may be, we have to say, we're happy with the more realistic final edit. Watch the full clip above, then check out 33 Love Actually moments that fill your heart, plus the hilariously true Love Actually honest trailer! »
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