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Includes:Three-Cornered Moon (1933) I Met Him in Paris (1937) Maid of Salem (1937) Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) No Time for Love (1943) The Egg and I (1947) Three-Cornered Moon Three-Cornered Moon is regarded by many film buffs as the first of the genuine "screwball comedies." Claudette Colbert stars as the only level-headed member of a wacky Brooklyn family. Her mother (Mary Boland) loses the family fortune in the stock market, forcing Colbert's knuckleheaded brothers to look for work. Unfortunately the boys seem interested only in jobs for which they're uniquely unsuited. Even Colbert has her weak moments, especially when she falls for a callow writer (Hardie Albright), but she eventually finds happiness with sensible doctor Richard Arlen. Three-Cornered Moon was written by the gloriously named Gertrude Tonkonogy. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide I Met Him in Paris After a year-long period of starring in such heavy fare as Maid of Salem, Claudette Colbert returned to comedy with I Met Him in Paris. Colbert plays a successful American fashion designer, squired by three suitors: playwright Melvyn Douglas, playboy Robert Young and hometown lad Lee Bowman. Bowman is fourth-billed, so that lets him out. Young is already married: Strike Two. That leaves Melvyn Douglas, who is indeed the winner of this three-way race. Most of the film takes place at a vacation resort in Switzerland (actually Sun Valley, Idaho), where several minutes of humor is extracted from the three suitors' clumsiness on skis. I Met Him in Paris charmed the critics in 1937; today it seems like just another pleasant diversion, served up by experts in the comedy field. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Maid of Salem Claudette Colbert is a young freethinking woman living in Salem, Massachusetts during the notorious 17th century "witch trials". Colbert falls in love with adventurer Fred MacMurray, causing no end of scandal with the Puritan townsfolk. A hateful little girl (Bonita Granville) pretends to be "possessed", thereby convincing the Salemites that Claudette is a witch. Tried and convicted of sorcery, the poor girl is sent to be burned at the stake, but is rescued in the nick of time by MacMurray, who convinces the townsfolk that they've been the victim of a hoax. Maid of Salem earned a footnote in entertainment history in 1937 when it was booed off the screen of New York's Paramount theatre by fans who wanted to see the evening's real attraction--a performance by Benny Goodman and his orchestra. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Bluebeard's Eighth Wife The great Ernst Lubitsch directed this farce (written by Charles M. Brackett and Billy Wilder) about a free-wheeling millionaire, Michael Brandon (Gary Cooper), who enjoys getting married but has a hard time staying married: he's had seven wives and is looking for number eight. He thinks he may have found her in the person of Nicole de Loiselle (Claudette Colbert), whom he meets in a shop on the French Riviera. Unfortunately for Michael, Nicole doesn't like him very much and keeps rebuffing his advances, even though most women would be only too happy to marry him for his money. For just that reason, Nicole's father (Edward Everett Horton), a financially embarrassed French nobleman, strongly suggests that matrimony with Michael would be a good idea, especially since Michael doesn't want to take no for an answer. Nicole eventually relents and weds Michael, but when she tries to get him to change a few of his habits during the honeymoon, he makes plans to divorce her. But Nicole has finally decided that she loves Michael after all, and, as he tries to flee from her, she gives chase, determined to win his heart once and for all. The same story was previously filmed as a silent picture in 1923. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide No Time for Love Mitchell Leisen utilizes his stylistic pizzazz to enliven this romantic comedy that proves the old adage "opposites attract" -- but only after three or four reels. Clau
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Includes:The Wedding Singer (1998), MPAA Rating: PG-13 The Bachelor (1999), MPAA Rating: PG-13 The In-Laws (2003), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Monster-in-Law (2005), MPAA Rating: PG-13 The Wedding Singer Mousse up your hair and pull your Missing Persons records out of mothballs for this romantic comedy set in that era of questionable fashion decisions, the '80s. In 1985, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is a vocalist whose rock band stubbornly refuses to get off the ground. In the meantime, he makes a living playing wedding receptions, where his easy charm and ability to schmooze brings him a steady income. Robbie meets Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore) when she's working as a waitress at one of his wedding gigs; he immediately takes a shine to her, but since he's engaged, he keeps his distance. Robbie learns that Julia is also engaged; unfortunately, her fiancÃ©e Glen Gulia (Matthew Glave) is an obnoxious, self-obsessed yuppie who is chronically unfaithful to her. When Robbie gets stood up at the altar by his fiancÃ©e, it's a crushing blow to his ego, and he moves from working weddings to bar mitzvahs to avoid the humiliating issue of matrimony, and he considers giving up on music altogether. In time, Robbie realizes that he needs to step in and stop Julia from marrying Glen before the woman he's come to love ruins her life. Adam Sandler's former Saturday Night Live co-stars Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz make cameo appearances, as do Steve Buscemi and Billy Idol -- as himself. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide The Bachelor In this romantic comedy, Chris O'Donnell plays Jimmie, the grandson of an eccentric millionaire. At the reading of his grandfather's will, Jimmie learns that he stands to inherit $100 million on his 30th birthday. There's only one stipulation: Jimmie has to be married to get the money. And he is going to turn 30 in 24 hours. Jimmie and his sweetheart (Renee Zellweger) have already been talking about marriage, but she thinks it's wrong to marry for the money. The Bachelor co-stars James Cromwell, Brooke Shields, and singer Mariah Carey in her acting debut. This story was filmed before in Buster Keaton's silent classic, Seven Chances. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide The In-Laws Lots of people have misgiving about their in-laws, but in this offbeat comedy, a man discovers that his new son-in-law's father is significantly stranger than he's able to deal with. Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks) is a well-meaning but slightly anal-retentive podiatrist who doesn't much care for surprises in his life. When his daughter Melissa (Lindsay Sloane) announces she's going to marry her boyfriend, Mark Tobias (Ryan Reynolds), Jerry figures that helping his wife plan the wedding and getting through the ceremony is as much excitement as he needs or wants. However, when Jerry and his wife, Katherine (Maria Ricossa), meet Mark's father for the first time, Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) ends up taking Jerry on the ride of his life. Both Mark and Steve's ex-wife, Judy (Candice Bergen), seem to have a decidedly ambivalent attitude about Steve, and Jerry finds out why -- Steve is actually an undercover agent for the CIA. In the guise of doing Steve a favor, Jerry gets dragged into a strange and dangerous episode involving international arms dealers, French super-villains, heavily armed men's room attendants, and a stolen private jet belonging to Barbra Streisand, as well as several less-than-pleasant encounters with Angela (Robin Tunney), Steve's colleague in espionage who doesn't trust Jerry. The In-Laws was adapted from the memorable 1979 comedy of the same name, in which Alan Arkin and Peter Falk played the mismatched fathers. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Monster-in-Law It's not unusual to see two women fighting over the same man in a movie, only this time it's his mother and his fiancÃ©e vying for his attention in this broad comedy. While Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez), known to her friends as Charlie, has never had much luck in her love life, one day her ship arrives in a big way when she meets Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan), a doctor who is charming, handsome, and wealthy. Kevin also has a famous mother, Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), who has enjoyed a long and successful career as a news broadcaster. When Kevin and Charlie fall head over heels for one another, he opts to propose marriage to her as he's introducing Charlie to Viola over lunch. However, as far as Viola is concerned, this could not come at a worse time -- Viola has just been fired from the anchor desk, and regards her son as the only anchor left in her life. Not willing to share Kevin with anyone, Viola sets out to sabotage his relationship with Charlie in any way she can, often with the wary assistance of her secretary Ruby (Wanda Sykes). But once Charlie gets wind of Viola's schemes, she decides two can play this game. Monster-in-Law marked Jane Fonda's return to the screen after a long leave of absence; it was her first film after co-starring with Robert De Niro in 1990's Stanley & Iris. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Includes:Burn Notice: Dead Drop (2007) Burn Notice: False Flag (2007) Burn Notice: Broken Rules (2007) Burn Notice: Fight or Flight (2007) Burn Notice: Pilot (2007) Burn Notice: Identity (2007) Burn Notice: Loose Ends (2007) Burn Notice: Hard Bargain (2007) Burn Notice: Wanted Man (2007) Burn Notice: Family Business (2007) Burn Notice: Old Friends (2007) Burn Notice: Unpaid Debts (2007) Burn Notice: Sins of Omission (2008) Burn Notice: Trust Me (2008) Burn Notice: Truth and Reconciliation (2008) Burn Notice: Bad Breaks (2008) Burn Notice: Good Soldier (2008) Burn Notice: Double Booked (2008) Burn Notice: Rough Seas (2008) Burn Notice: Bad Blood (2008) Burn Notice: Scatter Point (2008) Burn Notice: Comrades (2008) Burn Notice: Turn and Burn (2008) Burn Notice: Lesser Evil (2008) Burn Notice: Breaking and Entering (2008) Burn Notice: Do No Harm (2009) Burn Notice: Seek and Destroy (2009) Burn Notice: Hot Spot (2009) Burn Notice: Dead Drop Sam is kidnapped and Michael must use his underworld contacts to free his friend. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: False Flag Michael becomes emotionally vested in a case involving a woman (Lucy Lawless) trying to track down her son, whom she accuses her estranged husband of kidnapping. Elsewhere, Michael learns the man behind the burn notice intends to visit him in Miami. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Broken Rules Michael poses as a thief to infiltrate a criminal gang that has been terrorizing a local merchant. Elsewhere, Michael blackmails an agent into handing over information about the burn notice. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Fight or Flight A woman who witnessed a brutal beating receives threats from the drug dealer who carried out the crime. Michael tries to get her out of Miami to safety, but the woman's teenage daughter refuses to leave the city, forcing him to try a risky plan to alienate the dealer from his cartel. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Pilot A spy kicked out of the agency is stuck in Miami, where he helps locals who can't rely on the police. In the opener, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) finds himself cut off from his contacts and his cash, so he agrees to help a man clear his name in a high-priced art theft. Along the way he gets help from his ex-girlfriend and a retired agent (Bruce Campbell), and grief from his mother (Sharon Gless), who is unaware of his career. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Identity Getting away from it all causes more problems than it solves in this comedy from the French writing-directing team of Jean-Marie Larrieu and Arnaud Larrieu. Alexandre Darou (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) and his wife Aurore Lalu (Sabine Azema) are a pair of well-known actors who need a break from the tension and fast pace of their lives in show biz. Adopting the names "Mr. and Mrs. Go," Alexandre and Aurore head for a village high in the mountains of Southwest France, where they hope to enjoy some relaxing downtime and they won't be bothered. However, Alexandre and Aurore underestimated their own fame, and it isn't long before everyone in the town knows that a pair of movie stars are in their midst. As the couple head into the hills, Alexandre and Aurore discover they don't have much of a talent for roughing it, and while she believed that getting away from the city would help her deal with a recent bout with nymphomania, getting back to nature only increases her appetite for other men. Le Voyage Aux Pyrenees (aka Journey To The Pyrenees) was shown as part of the Directors Fortnight series at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Loose Ends Michael tracks down the location of Sam's kidnappers and launches a rescue mission with Fiona's help. Elsewhere, Michael moves his family to safety after the agent who burned him is killed just as he was about to hand over information. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Hard Bargain A house sitter for a millionaire is living the high life until his fiancÃ©e is kidnapped and held for a hefty ransom. Meanwhile, a bureaucrat offers Michael information on how to clear the burn notice, but he's suspicious of the man's motives. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Wanted Man Fiona hunts down an alleged jewel thief she believes is innocent. So Michael investigates to find the real culprit. Elsewhere, Michael plots against the man who had him fired. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Family Business A family of gunrunners threaten an airport supervisor, so Michael infiltrates their organization in an attempt to scare them away. Elsewhere, Sam is pressured by the FBI to gather more info on Michael. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Old Friends Michael helps a friend's daughter escape a prostitution ring while protecting himself from assassination attempts. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Unpaid Debts Michael is hired to take a boat from Jamaican gangsters and discovers $10 million stashed onboard. Elsewhere, a CSS agent tries to make Michael back off his investigation into the burn notice. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Sins of Omission A woman from Michael's past resurfaces to ask for his help locating her kidnapped son. Elsewhere, Michael extends an olive branch to a fellow rogue burned agent. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Trust Me It's a pro against a con when Michael, going all out to save his client, tangles with a con artist by posing as the perfect victim. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Truth and Reconciliation Michael helps a Haitian man locate his daughter's killer, a corrupt government official from Haiti who's hiding out in Miami. Elsewhere, Michael makes progress while investigating who tried to kill him. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Bad Breaks Michael and the troublesome Jason Bly are trapped together during a bank robbery. Despite Bly's original intentions to force Michael to forfeit blackmail materials, the pair must work together to survive the robbery. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Good Soldier Michael poses as an alcoholic security guard to thwart a kidnapping plot with ties to a foreign oil company. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Double Booked Michael is asked by a fellow former spy to perform a contract killing, but he opts instead to protect the female target. Tim Matheson guest stars. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Rough Seas Michael fools a group of modern-day pirates into pulling a heist so he can locate some stolen cargo. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Bad Blood Michael attempts to catch an embezzler inside a hip-hop artist's charity by tricking the thief into swiping a higher amount. Michael Shanks guest stars. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Scatter Point Michael takes part in coordinating a jewelry heist to help a client who is unable to break free of the crime ring planning the job. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Comrades Michael befriends a human smuggler in hopes of locating a client's captured sister. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Turn and Burn A woman seeks Michael's help with a cartel soldier who is stalking her. Michael works to turn the organization against the man so he will leave her alone. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Lesser Evil Michael discovers secrets from Victor's past and prepares for a showdown with Carla in the second-season finale. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Breaking and Entering The second season begins with Michael trying to retrieve information that's heavily guarded by cutthroat mercenaries, in order to help his client free his kidnapped family. ~ Jeanette Martin, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Do No Harm Michael helps a father who was swindled by a medical scam artist while also searching for the person who tried to kill him. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Seek and Destroy Michael tracks a hacker for a wealthy art dealer and poses as a corporate-security specialist. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide Burn Notice: Hot Spot Michael, Fiona and Sam pose as car thieves to prevent a thug from going after a high-school football star. Elsewhere, Michael and Fiona look for the person who exploded Michael's loft. ~ Brie Hearn, All Movie Guide
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