66 search results for public domain

  • Super-karate-monkey-death-car_home_top_story

    Summer sitcom rewind: 'NewsRadio' - 'The Public Domain/Super Karate Monkey Death Car'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014

    Our summer series begins with an under-appreciated NBC comedy from the '90s
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    Could 'Lord of the Rings' have been public domain today?

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 2, 2012

    The shifting landscape of copyright law makes for some interesting close calls
  • Sherlock_home_top_story

    Judge says Sherlock Holmes Estate's licensing fee is ‘a form of extortion’

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Aug 4, 2014

    Author Leslie Klinger refused to pay $5,000 to get new collection released
  • Pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-teaser_home_top_story

    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' teaser extols all the virtues of a proper young slayer

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Oct 9, 2015

    This ain't your high school's required reading.
  • The-league-of-extraordinary-gentlemen_home_top_story

    ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ is getting a reboot because the time is nigh for steampunk Victoriana

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Also, I bet the comic rights are about to expire.
  • Jon_home_top_story

    Roundup: Spike Jonze's awkward TV moment

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 17, 2014

    Also: BAFTA ratings down, and Patton Oswalt's Spirits plan
  • Rdj_pta_pinocchio_home_top_story

    Paul Thomas Anderson plus Robert Downey Jr equals kid's film, obviously

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 2, 2015

    The edgy writer/director may be making his first family friendly film
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    The second of Universal's "modernized" Sherlock Holmes films pits the Great Detective (Basil Rathbone, of course) against that "Napoleon of Crime," Professor Moriarty (Lionel Atwill). Surpassing his previous skullduggery, Moriarty has now aligned himself with the Nazis and has dedicated himself to stealing a top-secret bomb sight developed by expatriate European scientist Dr. Franz Tobel (William Post Jr.). Before being kidnapped by Moriarty's minions, Tobel was enterprising enough to disassemble his invention and distribute its components among several other patriotic scientists. Racing against the clock, Holmes and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) try to stem the murders of Tobel's colleagues and prevent Moriarty from getting his mitts on the precious secret weapon. The now-famous climax finds Holmes playing for time by allowing Moriarty to drain all the blood from his body, drop by drop ("The needle to the last, eh Holmes?" gloats the villain). Dennis Hoey makes his first appearance as the dull-witted, conclusion-jumping Inspector Lestrade. Constructed more like a serial than a feature film, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (based loosely on Conan Doyle's The Dancing Men) is one of the fastest-moving entries in the series; it is also one of the most readily accessible, having lapsed into public domain in 1969. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
  • Itsawonderfullifejamesstewartdonnareedlsapphotorkopicturesinc_home_top_story

    Paramount: We will fight 'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013

    Studio says no follow-up can move forward without their permission
  • It's a Wonderful Life - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. As the film opens, it's Christmas Eve, 1946, and George, who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and arrest and is seriously contemplating suicide. High above Bedford Falls, two celestial voices discuss Bailey's dilemma and decide to send down eternally bumbling angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers), who after 200 years has yet to earn his wings, to help George out. But first, Clarence is given a crash course on George's life, and the multitude of selfless acts he has performed: rescuing his younger brother from drowning, losing the hearing in his left ear in the process; enduring a beating rather than allow a grieving druggist (H.B. Warner) to deliver poison by mistake to an ailing child; foregoing college and a long-planned trip to Europe to keep the Bailey Building and Loan from letting its Depression-era customers down; and, most important, preventing town despot Potter (Lionel Barrymore) from taking over Bedford Mills and reducing its inhabitants to penury. Along the way, George has married his childhood sweetheart Mary (Donna Reed), who has stuck by him through thick and thin. But even the love of Mary and his children are insufficient when George, faced with an $8000 shortage in his books, becomes a likely candidate for prison thanks to the vengeful Potter. Bitterly, George declares that he wishes that he had never been born, and Clarence, hoping to teach George a lesson, shows him how different life would have been had he in fact never been born. After a nightmarish odyssey through a George Bailey-less Bedford Falls (now a glorified slum called Potterville), wherein none of his friends or family recognize him, George is made to realize how many lives he has touched, and helped, through his existence; and, just as Clarence had planned, George awakens to the fact that, despite all its deprivations, he has truly had a wonderful life. Capra's first production through his newly-formed Liberty Films, It's a Wonderful Life lost money in its original run, when it was percieved as a fairly downbeat view of small-town life. Only after it lapsed into the public domain in 1973 and became a Christmastime TV perennial did it don the mantle of a holiday classic. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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