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    Infographic: The chronic Emmy Awards losers - comedy

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011

    Stars like Jane Kaczmarek, Jerry Seinfeld couldn't bring home the gold for their biggest roles
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    CBS orders script for new TV take on 'Bewitched'

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011

    Show would be from the producers of the 2005 Nicole Kidman version
  • Chinatown - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

    "You may think you know what you're dealing with, but believe me, you don't," warns water baron Noah Cross (John Huston), when smooth cop-turned-private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) starts nosing around Cross's water diversion scheme. That proves to be the ominous lesson of Chinatown, Roman Polanski's critically lauded 1974 revision of 1940s film noir detective movies. In 1930s Los Angeles, "matrimonial work" specialist Gittes is hired by Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) to tail her husband, Water Department engineer Hollis Mulwray (Darrell Zwerling). Gittes photographs him in the company of a young blonde and figures the case is closed, only to discover that the real Mrs. Mulwray had nothing to do with hiring Gittes in the first place. When Hollis turns up dead, Gittes decides to investigate further, encountering a shady old-age home, corrupt bureaucrats, angry orange farmers, and a nostril-slicing thug (Polanski) along the way. By the time he confronts Cross, Evelyn's father and Mulwray's former business partner, Jake thinks he knows everything, but an even more sordid truth awaits him. When circumstances force Jake to return to his old beat in Chinatown, he realizes just how impotent he is against the wealthy, depraved Cross. "Forget it, Jake," his old partner tells him. "It's Chinatown." Reworking the somber underpinnings of detective noir along more pessimistic lines, Polanski and screenwriter Robert Towne convey a '70s-inflected critique of capitalist and bureaucratic malevolence in a carefully detailed period piece harkening back to the genre's roots in the 1930s and '40s. Gittes always has a smart comeback like Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, but the corruption Gittes finds is too deep for one man to stop. Other noir revisions, such as Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973) and Arthur Penn's Night Moves (1975), also centered on the detective's inefficacy in an uncertain '70s world, but Chinatown's period sheen renders this dilemma at once contemporary and timeless, pointing to larger implications about the effects of corporate rapaciousness on individuals. Polanski and Towne clashed over Chinatown's ending; Polanski won the fight, but Towne won the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Chinatown was nominated for ten other Oscars, including Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes, and Score. ~ Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide
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    The Princess and the Frog - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010

    The story of what really happened once the princess kissed the frog
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    Can Sony Classics land two Best Actor nominations for 'Foxcatcher?'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Both Steve Carell and Channing Tatum are drawing Cannes raves for their work
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    Turner Classic Movies sets a 24-hour Elizabeth Taylor tribute

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011

    Marathon will cover everything from 'Lassie' to 'Giant' to 'Butterfield 8'
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    'Homeland' joins 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Breaking Bad' in the Writers Guild nomination field

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011

    'Game of Thrones,' 'Louie' and 'Parks & Rec' are also fresh series nominees