|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$35,162,885||$21,827,283||$56,990,168|
By Liberty Publications (page 51 Screenland) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $269,749,929 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11,957)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Marcia Sindell (Misery), Hannah Morgan (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Margaret Kramer (My Fellow Americans), Mrs. Hubbard (Murder on the Orient Express), Lillian Brooks (All I Want For Christmas)|
|Born: September 16th, 1924|
|Died: August 12th, 2014|
December 14th, 2016
After dealing with first-run releases and TV on DVD releases, we come to the instalment of our Holiday Gift Guide that deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports. This list should be longer than last week, but hopefully I won’t go overboard.
July 18th, 2016
This week, the home market is led by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, at least in terms of box office dollars. It is far from the best in terms of reviews. That’s not to say there are no high quality releases this week. In fact, there are five Pick of the Week contenders, six if you include Belladonna Of Sadness, which came out last week, but the screener arrived late, so the review didn’t get published till the weekend. In the end, I went with To Have and Have Not on Blu-ray as Pick of the Week. However, Orphan Black: Season Four earns the seldom awarded Puck of the Week, as the best Canadian release.
May 17th, 2016
The Deadpool Blu-ray arrived last Tuesday, which is par for course for Fox, as their screeners always seem to arrive as late as possible while still technically not being late. There are updates below with the extras. On a side note, the film is so good, I was tempted to make it the Pick of the Week for the second week in a row. However, in the end I went with Dark Passage, a classic Film Noir with a famous hook. The Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week.
February 23rd, 2016
It's not a great week on the home market. The Good Dinosaur is the biggest release this week, but it is the only wide release of note. Spotlight started out in limited release, but while it expanded significantly, it never expanded truly wide. As for the Pick of the Week, I'm going with the Bogart / Bacall Blu-ray Double-Shot: The Big Sleep and Key Largo.
On a side note, it is another short list this week, because Amazon continues to be run by morons. I tried to get help from chat, but that wasn't very successful. I "talked" to four people without getting an answer. Two of which logged in and then logged out without saying a thing. One logged in, introduced themselves, then logged out when I asked a question. I tried through e-mail, but a week later and no reply. I have a phone number for press and I will try that once the Oscars are over and I'm not overwhelmed with work.
June 15th, 2014
Pretty much every year, the Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature includes one surprise nomination. I don't mean one film that didn't earn strong enough reviews to be an Oscar-contender (although that also happens a lot) but a film that most mainstream moviegoers haven't heard of before the nominations are announced. Last year, that film was Ernest and Celestine. The film only got a token release in theaters, but it is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack this week. Did it earn the nomination? And is the Blu-ray Combo Pack worth picking up?
June 19th, 2013
Hayao Miyazaki is one of the best animators working today, if not they best. He's created a number of masterpieces and even his weaker efforts are worth watching again and again. Recently two of his films were released on Blu-ray, Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro. The screeners arrived a little late, but I finally got to the reviews this week. Where do they fit in Hayao Miyazaki's filmography? And are they worth picking up?
|5/17/2016||Dark Passage||Irene Jansen||$0||$0||$0|
|3/1/2013||Ernest et Celestine||$292,562||$9,083,882||$9,376,444|
|5/13/2011||Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack …||Herself||$20,840||$0||$20,840|
|12/7/2007||The Walker||Natalie Van Miter||$79,698||$428,505||$508,203|
|12/20/1996||My Fellow Americans||Margaret Kramer||$22,331,846||$0||$22,331,846|
|11/15/1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Hannah Morgan||$41,267,469||$0||$41,267,469|
|11/8/1991||All I Want For Christmas||Lillian Brooks||$14,812,144||$0||$14,812,144|
|1/1/1988||Appointment with Death||Lady Westholme||$960,040||$0||$960,040|
|1/1/1975||The Shootist||Bond Rogers||$6,000,000||$0||$6,000,000|
|11/22/1974||Murder on the Orient Express||Mrs. Hubbard||$35,733,867||$0||$35,733,867|
|11/5/1953||How to Marry a Millionaire||Schatze Page||$7,300,000||$0||$7,300,000|
|1/1/1948||Key Largo||Nora Temple||$8,125,000||$3,986||$8,128,986|
|12/31/1946||The Big Sleep||Vivian Rutledge||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/1944||To Have and Have Not||$0||$0||$0|