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Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.
Andre Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning Writer-Director John Ridley. The film covers a year in Hendrix's life from 1966-1967. He was unknown backup guitarist playing New York's Cheetah Club. He made his mark in London's music scene and eventually captured the respect of audiences during his Monterey Pop triumph. Also with Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots and Ruth Negga.
Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Crosby's estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted American Masters unprecedented access to the entertainer's personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more.
HEART's Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits. Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined HEART for this unique concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle.
Follows the family's story for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th president of the United States, and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry Franklin, a fifth cousin of theirs from a different branch of the family, who became the 32nd president. Together, they redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, and redefined, as well, the role of the United States within the wider world
A remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three, the film is directed by Academy Award Nominated Director Atom Egoyan and stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon as well as Amy Ryan, Mireille Enos and Stephen Moyer.
Featuring interviews with Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne—revealing how the young men have matured and evolved since their very first explosive 2010 appearance on the X Factor.
In the first film biography about Hamlisch, award-winning filmmaker and four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein (Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Gotta Dance, ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway) presents a deeply personal, insider portrait of one of the greatest artists of our time. The film includes candid new interviews with Hamlisch's family, friends and A-list collaborators like wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice.
Beginning Cyber Monday (December 2) and running through January 7, sports fans everywhere will have access to every Official World Series Film from 1943 to 2012 at a special price, exclusively on iTunes. These films are part of a tradition that dates back to 1943 when the U.S. State Department commissioned Major League Baseball to create a highlight reel of the World Series for troops overseas.
British art critic Waldemar Januszczak hosts this four-part documentary covering early Christian iconography to the emergence of Islamic art, demonstrating that the 'Dark Ages' produced masterpieces around the world. Broadcast on BBC4 in Nov. 2012, the DVD 2-disc set features four episodes available to U.S. audiences for the first time
Created and written by BAFTA winner and Emmy nominee Lynda La Plante are 22-feature-length mysteries of the long-running British series follow each case from the scene of the crime to the courtroom verdict. Boasting innovative storytelling and uncompromising realism
June Carter Cash wrote Johnny Cash's most famous song, 'Ring of Fire,' while she was falling in love with the fascinating yet difficult musician. The film explores that volatile relationship, as seen through the eyes of their son, John, as well as profiles the woman who patiently supported one of country music's biggest stars as she found her own idiosyncratic path to stardom. A born performer, June was country music royalty, as part of the Carter Family, whose music was heard all over America. Later, she and Cash performed onstage together and lived an exalted yet turbulent life, maintaining their lifelong bond and a semblance of a home life for their son, largely due to the strength and perseverance of June's great love.
DVD Review LIZ & DICK
Exploitive much? Lindsey Lohan brings her tabloid gravitas to a movie picking over the bones of the woman, whose life was the material of tabloid legend. Not very good as a biography, not very good as a movie, this film careens from cringeworthy to boring. For Lohan completists only (or maybe Grant Bowler fans).
When Ronald Reagan entered office in 1981, unemployment was high, interest rates were skyrocketing, and the nation was plunging into a recession. Meanwhile, the Cold War was escalating as both Soviet and American leaders fired heated rhetoric from behind their podiums of power. Now a new three-part series, offers an in-depth study of Reagan's work in the White House as he dealt with these tumultuous circumstances.
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