13 search results for John Gielgud

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    Chariots of Fire [Blu-ray]

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012

    The inspiring true story of British athletes competing in the 1924 Olympics
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    Russell Brand is... Batman?

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jul 19, 2010

    But just wait till you see who's playing Robin
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    Elizabeth - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010

    Cate Blanchett stars in this historical drama about the rise of Elizabeth Tudor to Queen of England
  • Alice in Wonderland - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010

    You've seen the Disney classic, now experience the tale of Alice in Wonderland as never before in this live-action adaptation of the timeless tale from the BBC and director Jonathan Miller. Capturing all of the menace and wonder of Lewis Carroll's age-old classic while injecting the story with a pinch of subversive Victorian gothic satire, this surreal updating of the children's fantasy classic features an all-star cast including Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud, Leo McKern, Peter Cook, Peter Sellers, and Alan Bennett. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
  • Murder by Decree - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

    The murders by the infamous British criminal, Jack the Ripper, catch the attention of Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer), but he does not receive the expected call from Scotland Yard because he is being purposefully excluded from the investigation. Instead, Robert Lees (Donald Sutherland), a psychic who volunteered information to the police about the murders, provides the Great Detective with the necessary incitement to action. As the murders proceed, it becomes clear to all concerned that it is more important to stop them than to announce their solution, and Holmes enters the fray with the help of his trusty aide, Dr. Watson (James Mason). The former mistress of a "prominent personage," Annie Crook (Genevieve Bujold), provides crucial information leading to a final confrontation on London's docks. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
  • Frankenstein - The True Story - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    Per its title, Jack Smight's Frankenstein - The True Story, strives for greater faithfulness to Mary Shelley's novel than prior versions. Thus, as in the book, Dr. Frankenstein's (Leonard Whiting) creation is no monster, but a handsome young man of high intelligence (Michael Sarrazin). In fact, the doctor and his creature are the best of friends until the latter's body begins to deteriorate. This sends the creature over the bend into insanity, prompting Frankenstein -- with the help of his evil mentor, Dr. Polidori (James Mason), a character not in the Shelley novel -- to try, try again to create a viable synthetic human. The film ends more or less as the novel does, with the outcast Frankenstein and his creature expiring in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Adapted for television by Christopher Isherwood, Frankenstein: The True Story was originally telecast in two parts on November 30 and December 1, 1973. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    Review: BNAT vintage line-up offers Richard Pryor, 'Hunchback', rare Welles and Ronald Reagan

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010

    A front-loaded vintage line-up was every bit as exciting as this year's sneaks
  • Murder on the Orient Express - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    Like many of Agatha Christie's mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express is predicated on an actual event, in this case the Lindbergh kidnapping. In the movie, everyone on board the Orient Express seems to have concluded that hateful financier Ratchett (Richard Widmark) was behind the abduction and murder of the infant daughter of a famed aviatrix. Thus, when Ratchett is himself found murdered, everyone is suspect. Normally, the police would handle the investigation, but the train has been stalled by a snowslide halfway between Istanbul and Paris. Thus, it's up to the insufferable but brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (an unrecognizable Albert Finney) to activate his "little grey cells" and determine who's guilty. Among the suspects are colorful characters played by Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Ingrid Bergman, whose performance won her a third Academy Award. (In her acceptance speech, Bergman apologized for her win, insisting that Day for Night's Valentina Cortese deserved the prize.) The first and best in a long line of contemporary Christie adaptations, the film scores on atmosphere, period detail, and richness of characterization. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    Listen: Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg pay homage to 420 Day

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Apr 20, 2012

    Asher Roth also weighs in
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    On the passing of Alain Resnais, the auteur who stayed playful to the end

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Mar 2, 2014

    The 'Last Year at Marienbad' director has passed away at 92
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