Search

15721 search results for finale

Photos

  • Jeopardy-champ-misses-final-jeopardy-question-about-her-own-earrings_home_top_story
  • Best-aronofsky-finally-got-a-1-opening-weekend_home_top_story
  • Poster-art-for-the-final-member_home_top_story
  • A-moment-from-the-final-member_home_top_story
  • Paris 1919 - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

    World War One was a long and brutal conflict that left more than sixteen million people dead, and two months after the war finally came to a halt in November 1918, leaders from the world's major nations came together in Paris, France to draft a treaty that would determine the shape of the post-war world. American president Woodrow Wilson stated his belief that vengeance would not produce justice or prevent another war; instead, he proposed a League of Nations that would give the world's major powers a venue for settling their differences without violence. However, Wilson's vision had little appeal to many European leaders, especially the French and the British, who were foremost in the belief that Germany had ultimately caused the war and deserved a punishment greater than their defeat. A demand for reparations from Germany led to months of angry negotiations that left the Germans in financial ruin, while at the same time other officials were literally redrawing the maps of the world as they determined new boundaries and juggled the placement of refugees amidst shifting allegiances. Historian Margaret MacMillan told the story of the Paris Peace Conference and the drafting of the Treaty of Versailles in her best-selling book Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed The World, and filmmaker Paul Cowan has brought the book to the screen in this film adaptation, which uses both rare newsreel footage and vintage photographs along with staged re-enactments to tell the story of a bid for lasting peace and justice that in time helped launch another world war. Paris 1919 received its world premiere at the 2009 Hot Docs International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
  • Wild West

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

    Includes:The Real West: Buffalo Bill & His Wild West (1992) The Real West: Wild Bill Hickock (1992) The Real West: Legendary Cowboys (1992) The Real West: The Law From Behind the Tin Star (1992) The Real West: The James Gang (1992) The Real West: The Texas Rangers (1992) The Real West: Guns That Tamed the West (1992) The Real West: Outlaws - The Ten Most Wanted (1992) The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo (1992) Carson and Cody: The Hunter Heroes (2003) Remember the Alamo (2003) Jesse James: Outlaw Hero (2006) Biography: The James Gang - Outlaw Brothers The Real West: Buffalo Bill & His Wild West Though brief, the period of exploration and expansion known as the Wild West has long had a strong grip on the psyche of the American nation. From the lonely cowboy to the sinister and romantic vision of the outlaw and gunslinger, the iconography of the American West is inextricably bound to our consideration of who we are as Americans. Each episode of The Real West examines an aspect of this legendary phase of American history and attempts to divide myth from fact to present a more historical view of this mythical era. In this particular tape, viewers examine the life and legacy of Buffalo Bill, a man perhaps more responsible than any other for ideas about the Wild West. The program is narrated by Kenny Rogers. ~ Rob Ferrier, All Movie Guide The Real West: Wild Bill Hickock Though brief, the period of exploration and expansion known as the Wild West has long had a strong grip on the psyche of the American nation. From the lonely cowboy to the sinister and romantic vision of the outlaw and gunslinger, the iconography of the American West is inextricably bound to Americans' ideas about who they are. Each episode of The Real West examines an aspect of this legendary phase of American history and attempts to divide myth from fact to present a more historical view of this near mythical era. In this particular entry, viewers take a look at a legendary figure of the Wild West, Wild Bill Hickock, a man whose murder gave the name "dead man's hand" to a combination of aces and eights held by the victim at the time of his death. The program is narrated by Kenny Rogers. ~ Rob Ferrier, All Movie Guide The Real West: Legendary Cowboys No synopsis available. The Real West: The Law From Behind the Tin Star No synopsis available. The Real West: The James Gang No synopsis available. The Real West: The Texas Rangers Though brief, the period of exploration and expansion known as the Wild West has long had a strong grip on the psyche of the American nation. From the lonely cowboy to the sinister and romantic vision of the outlaw and gunslinger, the iconography of the American West is inextricably bound to our consideration of who we are as Americans. Each episode of The Real West examines an aspect of this legendary phase of American history and attempts to divide myth from fact to present a more historical view of this near-mythical era. In this particular entry, viewers investigate the legendary origins of a legendary group of Texas lawmen. Kenny Rogers narrates. ~ Rob Ferrier, All Movie Guide The Real West: Guns That Tamed the West Though brief, the period of exploration and expansion known as the Wild West has long had a strong grip on the psyche of the American nation. From the lonely cowboy to the sinister and romantic vision of the outlaw and gunslinger, the iconography of the American West is inextricably bound to our consideration of who we are as Americans. Each episode of The Real West examines an aspect of this legendary phase of American history and attempts to divide myth from fact to present a more historical view of this near-mythical era. In this particular entry, viewers take a look at some of the famous lawmen that finally brought a semblance of order to the frontier. The program is narrated by Kenny Rogers. ~ Rob Ferrier, All Movie Guide The Real West: Outlaws - The Ten Most Wanted Though brief, the period of expl
  • Golden Age of Television

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009

    Includes:Goodyear TV Playhouse: Marty (1953) No Time for Sergeants (1955) A Wind from the South (1955) Kraft Television Theatre: Patterns (1955) Bang the Drum Slowly (1956) Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) Playhouse 90: The Comedian (1957) Playhouse 90: Days of Wine and Roses (1958) Goodyear TV Playhouse: Marty Not the 1955 film, but a television version filmed two years earlier, Marty is the story of a lonely New York man (Rod Steiger) who finds solace with an equally introverted woman. ~ John Bush, All Movie Guide No Time for Sergeants This slapstick comedy was originally performed on live television and chronicles the exploits of Georgia hayseed Will Stockdale, after he is inducted into the army. Mayhem ensues as he tries to adjust to the sophisticated ways of military life. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide A Wind from the South No synopsis available. Kraft Television Theatre: Patterns No synopsis available. Bang the Drum Slowly First published in early 1956, Mark Harris's baseball novel Bang the Drum Slowly was swiftly adapted for television; on September 24, 1956, a streamlined 60-minute version of the Harris novel was telecast live on The US Steel Hour. Paul Newman plays Henry Wiggen, a slang-happy, unabashedly self-promotional pitcher for the fictional New York Mammoths. Wiggen spends a great deal of his free time protecting his dimwitted roomate, catcher Bruce Pearson (Albert Salmi), from being dropped from the team. It's not that Henry is overly fond of Bruce; it's simply that he knows (but the rest of the team doesn't) that Bruce is dying of Hodgkin's disease. This TV adaptation remains faithful to the first-person singular style of the novel by having Henry periodically step "out" of the drama to address the audience: this device is most effective at the finale when, after tearfully recalling the "ragging" he often gave his now-deceased teammate, Henry sobs "From here on, I rag nobody." A very young George Peppard appears as Piney Woods, the country-boy ballplayer who sings the ballad from which the drama's title is derived. A kinescoped version of Bang the Drum Slowly was included in the 1981 PBS anthology The Golden Age of Television. Harris' novel was later adapted into a 1973 theatrical feature, starring Michael Moriarty as Henry and Robert De Niro as the "doom-ded" Bruce. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Requiem for a Heavyweight Harlan "Mountain" McClintock (Jack Palance) has been a professional boxer for 14 years. He's been in the ring for over 110 bouts and was once ranked number five among the world's heavyweight fighters, but age and the physical punishment of his sport have taken their toll. Now McClintock is growing too old to fight but he lacks the money to retire gracefully, as his manager Maish (Keenan Wynn) suggests he start fighting crooked or switch to professional wrestling. Ed Wynn co-stars as McClintock's corner man, and Kim Hunter plays a sweet but naïve social worker. Requiem for a Heavyweight was a television drama written by Rod Serling and originally broadcast in 1956; the story was later remade as a feature film starring Anthony Quinn. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Playhouse 90: The Comedian Rod Serling wasn't telling whom he based the leading character of his TV play The Comedian upon, but sharp-eyed viewers could detect traces of everyone from Milton Berle to Red Buttons. Mickey Rooney stars as a top-rated television comedian who is all love-and-kisses when before the cameras but a flaming mass of vitriol towards his coworkers. Rooney's beleaguered head writer Edmond O'Brien worries that he's on the verge of being fired, so he steals an old piece of material from a long-dead comic for Rooney's opening monologue. Meanwhile, Rooney's brother Mel Torme, fed up with being the public butt of the comedian's jokes, is goaded into an on-camera revenge. Throwing out his original intention of having the vicious Rooney get his comeuppance, Serling ends The Comedian with Rooney stil
  • Sopranos: The Complete First Season

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009

    Includes:The Sopranos: Pilot (1999) The Sopranos: I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano (1999) The Sopranos: Isabella (1999) The Sopranos: Nobody Knows Anything (1999) The Sopranos: A Hit Is a Hit (1999) The Sopranos: Boca (1999) The Sopranos: The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti (1999) The Sopranos: 46 Long (1999) The Sopranos: Denial, Anger, Acceptance (1999) The Sopranos: College (1999) The Sopranos: Down Neck (1999) The Sopranos: Pax Soprana (1999) The Sopranos: Meadowlands (1999) The Sopranos: Pilot In the pilot episode of this HBO television series from executive producer David Chase, a New Jersey mob boss named Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) suffers a series of anxiety attacks. Convinced by his physician that he needs to seek therapy, Tony consults psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), who begins exploring her patient's attachment to a family of ducks that have been living in his pool, but have recently departed. As signs of weakness and disclosures made to a "shrink" could have violent repercussions in Tony's secretive world of organized crime, he keeps his visits with Melfi a secret. Those in the dark at first include his wife Carmela (Edie Falco), his manipulative mother Livia (Nancy Marchand), and his scheming uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese), a member of the same crime family. In the meantime, Carmela's relationship with her and Tony's high-school age daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) is becoming strained, and their son Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) is clueless about his dad's real profession. Tony's stress increases when he learns that the restaurant of his best friend, Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia), is to be the site of a mob murder on the orders of Junior, and that his cousin Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), one of Tony's soldiers, is making waves with his heavy-handed tactics. Tony orders Artie's restaurant blown up to trump Junior's plans, assuming that insurance will build his friend a new establishment. A hit with audiences and television critics alike, The Sopranos was the creation of executive producer Chase, whose resumé includes stints on such lauded television programs as The Rockford Files (1974-1980), I'll Fly Away (1991-1993), and Northern Exposure (1990-1995). The Sopranos' pilot episode aired on January 10, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano The final episode of the HBO crime series' first season contains several startling plot twists. After she suffers a disorienting episode, Livia Soprano (Nancy Marchand), the manipulative mother of a powerful New Jersey crime boss, is moved to the nursing wing of her retirement home. Her son Tony (James Gandolfini) doesn't want to face the possibility, raised by his therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), that his own mother may have been in on an assassination attempt that nearly took his life. Later, however, the FBI plays tapes of Livia's conversations with Tony's uncle and family rival, Junior (Dominic Chianese), which proves she knew about the attempt and that Junior ordered it. Visiting with Livia, Tony's friend Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia) discovers Tony's role in the destruction of his restaurant and confronts Tony with a shotgun, but Tony is able to convince his friend that Livia is losing her mind. Tony's cousin and muscle man Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) and Soprano family lieutenant Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) murder Junior's top soldier, Mikey (Al Sapienza), while he's out jogging. Before Tony can also rub out his uncle, Junior and his men are arrested by the Feds on racketeering charges. Tony informs Dr. Melfi that a gang war could be brewing, putting her life in danger, and that she should leave town for a while. Livia has a stroke, and an incensed Tony confronts her about her role in the attempt on his life as she is wheeled away. "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano" first aired on April 4, 1999. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide The Sopranos: Isabella A fantasy woman
  • A Christmas Tale - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009

    The devastating reverberations of a profound tragedy echo through generations of a long-suffering French family in this emotional family drama from director Arnaud Desplechin. When Abel and his wife, Junon, started a family, it seemed like the seeds of true happiness had been planted. But while their daughter, Elizabeth, was healthy from the day she was born, things quickly turned dark when her brother Joseph was diagnosed with a rare and deadly genetic condition. Joseph's only hope for survival was a bone marrow transplant, but Abel, Junon, and Elizabeth were all incompatible. In one last, desperate chance to save their son's life, Abel and Junon conceived a third child. But not even little Henri could save his ailing brother's life. Joseph died at the age of seven, and neither his siblings nor his parents have ever found the strength to recover. Years later, family relations have deteriorated beyond the point of repair; the tensions between family matriarch Elizabeth and her cynical brother Henri finally culminating in a violent confrontation in which Elizabeth banishes her alcoholic brother and refuses him further contact with his troubled adolescent nephew, Paul. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
  • Perry Mason: Season 4, Vol. 2

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009

    Includes:Perry Mason: The Case of the Wintry Wife (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Dead Man (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Difficult Detour (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Misguided Missile (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Guilty Clients (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Barefaced Witness (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Cowardly Lion (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Violent Vest (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Duplicate Daughter (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Torrid Tapestry (1961) Perry Mason: The Case of the Wintry Wife Inventor Walter Randall (Jerome Thor) is saddled with a nasty wife named Laura (June Vincent), who is insanely jealous of her husband's romance with Phyllis Hudson (Marianne Stewart). Setting a time bomb to destroy Walter's newest invention, an underwater sounding device, Phyllis decides to literally kill two birds with one stone by knocking out Phyllis and leaving her to die in the explosion. Fortunately, Phyllis escapes in the nick of time; unfortunately, she is subsequently charged with Laura's murder. Attorney Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) relies upon an elaborate (and expensive) courtroom demonstration to save Phyllis from the gas chamber. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Dead Man Eve Nesbitt (Gloria Talbott) contacts Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) to determine the progress of the insurance settlement related to the drowning death of her husband Willard (Les Tremayne). As it happens, however, Willard is only pretending to be dead so that Eve can collect on the policy's "double-indemnity" clause. But when his business partner Lloyd Castle (Edward Binns) cheats Eve out of her share of a gold mine, Willard emerges from hiding--only to be bumped off for real. Accused of murdering her husband, Eve once again puts her fate in Perry's hands. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff A man wearing dark glasses steals a valuable necklace from the showroom window of a jewelry store--then returns the item and walks away. It turns out that this is a mere "dress rehearsal" for an actual robbery planned by store employee Karl Addison (John Conte), who intends to use the fact that an upcoming operation will render him temporarily blind as his alibi. Alas, things go terribly wrong, and Addison is killed. Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) enters the scene when his client James Kincannon (Jack Ging) is charged with Addison's murder. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Difficult Detour Constuction engineer Pete Mallory (Jeff York) is surprised when work on a new road is suddenly halted by a restraining order. It seems that Mallory's crew has unwittingly set up shop on private property, and that blame for this "error" falls upon the shoulders of dishonest developer Stuart Benton (Jason Evers), who plans to build a vacation resort where the road should be. Not long after confronting Benton, Mallory is charged with the man's murder--and it is up to Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) to burrow to the bottom of the situation and dig up the real killer. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Misguided Missile Once again, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) is called upon to defend an old war buddy on a murder charge. This time around, his client is Major Jerry Reynolds (Robert Rockwell), who is also the target of an investigation at Vandenberg Air Force Base concerning the mysterious crashes of several guided missiles. The murder victim was Captain Caldwell (Simon Oakland), who as chief investigator seemed to have a personal vendetta against Maj. Reynolds. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Perry Mason: The Case of the Guilty Clients Accompanied by her tempestuous cousin Concepcion (Faith Domergue), Lola Bronson (Lisa Gaye) breezes into LA from Argentina to finalize her divorce from her
  • Nobody Loves Alice - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

    A young girl who has always craved love finally finds what she's been searching for her entire life, but it may already be too late in this twisted tale of death and depravity. Alice is an innocent beauty with an open heart, but her co-worker Abigail is an untrusting schemer. When Abigail begins to suspect that her soon-to-be fiancée isn't being faithful, she pulls Alice into a plot to test the man's fidelity. In the process, Alice begins to wonder if she's finally met the man who can give her the love she's always wanted. By the time Abigail realizes what she's about to lose, the damage has already been done one woman's psyche has been hopelessly twisted. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
  • Still Green - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

    Director Jon Artigo plumbs the emotional traumas of entering adulthood in this dramatic teen thriller. When a group of recently graduated high-school friends rent a summer beach house on the Florida coast for one final fling before college, the idyllic vacation is shattered by a tragic accident that forces them to face the end of their salad days sooner rather than later. The film's young cast includes Sarah Jones, Ryan Kelley, Douglas Spain, and Noah Segan. ~ All Movie Guide
  • Ax Men: The Complete Season One

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

    Includes:Ax Men: Storm Season Strikes (2008) Ax Men: A Logger's Thanksgiving (2008) Ax Men: Reversal of Fortune (2008) Ax Men: The Final Haul (2008) Ax Men: Picking Up the Pieces (2008) Ax Men: The Toughest Season (2008) Ax Men: Storm of the Century (2008) Ax Men: Black Friday (2008) Ax Men: The Close Call (2008) Ax Men: Market Meltdown (2008) Ax Men: Loggers Under Fire (2008) Ax Men: The Big Hit (2008) Ax Men: Risk and Reward (2008) Ax Men: Man vs. Mountain (2008) Ax Men: Storm Season Strikes A storm hits the coast, and the crews suffer setbacks, including muddy roads that trap trucks. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: A Logger's Thanksgiving Thanksgiving arrives and the cold weather takes its toll on some of the crews as men succumb to illness, and one crew faces the first snowstorm of the season; a boss is forced to layoff workers. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Reversal of Fortune News of big logging companies folding forces some of the crews to make tough decisions to ensure their survival, while others are successful thanks to their young managers. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: The Final Haul The logging season ends and the crews assess the year, changes, and their future. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Picking Up the Pieces Crews deal with the aftermath of a storm. One crew is left without phone service. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: The Toughest Season A recap of the first season. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Storm of the Century A storm hits the coast, forcing crew members to leave their homes due to flooding; and one logger tries to save his home from falling trees. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Black Friday The men return from the Thanksgiving holiday and face problems, including an unrealistic deadline for one crew; mistakes that threaten lives in another work site; and a worker shortage in another crew. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: The Close Call The season is halfway over, and one company tests a new logging strategy that could be dangerous; another group relaxes while the boss is away; and a logger makes a mistake that could end his career. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Market Meltdown News oF impending layoffs has the men worried, which adds to deadline pressures, and one of the crews loses one of its most important machines. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Loggers Under Fire The logging market drops and the crews are feeling the crunch. Bosses on one crew take over the work of laid-off loggers; a former hook tender returns to another crew; and a crucial logger leaves another team. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: The Big Hit A slump in the housing market affects the lumber business and the crews face hard times. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Risk and Reward The fall season begins and the pressure to meet deadlines has the men taking risks already. One company jury-rigs its equipment; while another builds a road into its logging site. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide Ax Men: Man vs. Mountain A reality series following a season among the loggers who work in the forests of northwest Oregon. The opener introduces the team, many of whom come from families that have been in the business for several generations. ~ Bill Ecklund, All Movie Guide
  • Optimusprime2_home_top_story

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011

    Everything you need to know about the July 4th blockbuster