|As an Actor||Documentary Subject||2||$1,026,098||$11,317||$1,037,415|
|Best known as a Documentary Subject Actor based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $1,037,415 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #115)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Best of Enemies), Himself (Salinger), Himself (The Celluloid Closet), (Shrink), Himself (Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia)|
|Born: October 3rd, 1925|
|Died: July 31st, 2012|
2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films
December 13th, 2015
The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release...
November 3rd, 2015
It's a short list of new releases this week for two reasons. The first reason is the previously mentioned technical problems. I need to get three days of work done today so that I can get my computer off to the shop for an upgrade. Meanwhile, I've been battling an only mostly functional computer for a week. The second reason is Inside Out is coming out and that scared away the competition. The Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack are clearly the Pick of the Week this week. However, it is far from the only new release worth picking up. It's just that the rest of the contenders are much smaller releases.
July 30th, 2015
It is a bad time of the year to release a limited release. It is too late into summer to think a limited release can expand wide enough to gain mainstream success before summer ends. At the same time, it is far too early for Awards Season buzz to have an effect at the box office. This partially explains why there are so few films on this week's list and fewer still have any chance at box office success. There are only two films on this week's list with strong buzz and overwhelmingly positive reviews. Best of Enemies and The End of the Tour. Both could do well on the Per Theater Chart this weekend, but The End of the Tour is the only film with a shot at expanding significantly.
|7/31/2015||Best of Enemies||Himself||$892,802||$11,317||$904,119|
|5/23/2014||Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia||Himself||$133,296||$0||$133,296|
|3/15/1996||The Celluloid Closet||Himself||$1,310,167||$0||$1,310,167|