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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.
When Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) arrives at the sumptuous Parisian apartment he inherited from his father, he's surprised that the property comes with two stubborn live-in tenants who are not required to leave according to an ancient French real estate law. Unable to sell the place, Mathias moves in with the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter, Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas).
Professor Henry Louis Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, continues his journey into the past to illuminate the familial histories of 29 of today's most recognizable names in sports, music, film, television, theatre, and literature. Each episode takes viewers on a journey through layers of ancestral history, uncovering familial secrets and sharing life-altering discoveries that ultimately reveal an intimate bond that links each individual's story together.
In 1942, Fritz Lang decided to make a film that would face the Nazi terror head-on. Working with the famous playwright Bertolt Brecht and the Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe, Lang devised a fact-based thriller that would shock and stir audiences.
The series returns with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, along with Robin Wright, this year's Golden Globe winner for her role as his wife, Claire Underwood. This series continues to sizzle with intensity as the ruthless Underwoods stop at nothing to climb the political food chain.
Six Films From Olympic Figure Skater Sonja Henie Highlight The Latest Collection of Films on DVD for the First Time Ever. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing their latest selection of vintage films on DVD from their popular Fox Cinema Archives collection.
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
Winona Ryder and James Franco star in the mind-bending thriller about a playwright who begins to mentally unravel and cannot decide if she is the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
In the 1970s, Steve Martin exploded onto the national scene with a brand of comedy that was so anti-hip it was ueber hip. But before he turned into a movie star, he'd cemented his legend as a television star and stand-up comedian. Now, for the first time, Martin's long in-demand television specials and stand-up comedy performances -- along with a 24-page booklet and bonus features -- will have you laughing all over again!
In one of his few screen appearances, reclusive actor Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (Gunn), endowing him with the blessing of immortality, and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant's beautiful and outspoken wife Ganja (Marlene Clark in an unforgettable performance) comes searching for her vanished husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership. Together, they explore just how much power there is in the blood.
Singer-songwriter James Lee Springer (Carradine - who actually performs a number of his own songs in the film) has an uncompromising style which has held him back for the past 20 years. He's now getting his shot thanks to the efforts of his best friend/manager (Maloney). While Springer would prefer to let his musical vision and talents lead the way now that he's made it to the top, his manager has a whole other idea of what it takes to stay there.
When a resourceful international terrorist group plots an attack, a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop them in the ten-episode action series STRIKE BACK, debuting FRIDAY, AUG. 12 (10:00- 10:45 p.m. ET/PT) on CINEMAX. The show marks the first time HBO/CINEMAX has worked with UK broadcaster Sky to produce an original series
Portman gives an utterly fearless performance (Rob Nelson, Variety) in this sensitive and compelling modern drama adapted by writer-director Don Roos from Ayelet Waldman's novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. She plays Emilia, a law-school graduate who falls in love with her married boss, Jack (Scott Cohen, Love and Other Drugs, The Understudy), senior partner at the law firm where she is an associate.
The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show sets capture material never before released from some of the shows greatest episodes during its nine-year run on television from 1965 to 1974. Hosted by Dean Martin, the acclaimed variety and comedy show was one of the highest-rated in television history, garnering 12 Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award (Dean Martin "Best Actor in a Comedy Television Series" 1967), frequented by hundreds of guests from across the world of entertainment including legendary actors and actresses from the stage and screen, pop and jazz singers, dancers and comedians.
A prefect addition to any cinephileís collection, both films include audio commentaries, documentaries and rare photos from the Fox archives found within Limited Edition Blu-ray book packaging.
DVD Review THE EDGE OF LOVE
The Edge of Love: Or, The Edge of Sleep.
DVD Review MY DINNER WITH ANDR…
Criterion goes whole hog for this landmark two-hander.
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