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    Saturday Night At The Movies: What the heck was 'The Saturday Night Live Movie'?

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Jul 18, 2010

    A look at a long-lost might-have-been from some pretty surprising names
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    Paths of Glory - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010

    A fiery French colonel serving in World War I goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission
  • 'The Wire' creator teams with Oprah on a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries on HBO

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014

    'The Wire' creator teams with Oprah on a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries on HBO
  • Casablanca - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide
  • Casablanca - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide
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    Heroes

    Type: Event | Date: Monday, Dec 8, 2008

    Traveling back in time lets George Takei return to "Heroes"
  • The Palm Beach Story - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Jan 3, 2010

    As for the opening reels, the principal motivating factor is money. After a deliberately confusing pre-credit sequence (not explained until the film's punch line), Tom Jeffers (Joel McCrea) and Gerry Jeffers (Claudette Colbert) are married. "And so they lived happily ever after," exults a title card, "...or did they?" Well, they didn't. After five years of marriage, Tom hasn't raised a dime with his pie-in-the-sky inventions. Using the sort of logic common to Sturges heroines, Gerry decides that the only way to help her husband is to divorce him, marry a wealthy man, and use the second husband's money to finance Tom's schemes. Borrowing money from a generous self-made business mogul known only as the Wienie King (Robert Dudley), Gerry boards a train to Palm Beach, FL, where all the rich folk go. En route, she is "adopted" by the Ale & Quail Club, a group of perpetually drunken millionaires whose idea of a good time is to shoot their rifles at everything that moves (among the club members are such Sturges regulars as William Demarest, Robert Warwick, Jimmy Conlin, Robert Greig, Jack Norton, and Dewey Robinson). Taking refuge from this rowdy crew, Gerry makes the acquaintance of likeable stuffed shirt John D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee), who happens to be one of the wealthiest men in the Western Hemisphere. While Gerry spoons with Hackensacker in Palm Beach, the confused Tom (remember him?) dallies with Hackensacker's man-crazy sister, Princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). How all this straightens itself out is better seen than described, which is pretty much the case whenever one discusses Sturges' singular work, and The Palm Beach Story is vintage Sturges with one side-splitting sequence after another. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    The M/C Interview: Adam McKay on 'The Other Guys'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Aug 9, 2010

    Plus learn which film he feels should have won Mark Wahlberg an Oscar
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” return up from the fall

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2014

    “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” return up from the fall CW unveils “The Flash” Seth Meyers numbers fall below Fallon’s “Late Night” premiere week, Kimmel pulls closer to “Tonight”
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    'Gatsby' release rescheduled for summer 2013

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Aug 6, 2012

    Baz Luhrmann's lavish 3D pic is out of the 2012 Oscar frame
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