|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$173,721,949||$273,948,447||$447,670,396|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$2,280,148||$0||$2,280,148|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $579,693,357 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,303)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Sourpuss Jane Kangaroo (Horton Hears a Who), Hara (The Secret World of Arietty), Miss Hannigan (Annie), Kate Burroughs (The Four Seasons), Mollie Malloy (The Front Page)|
|Most productive collaborators: Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Jimmy Hayward, Steve Carell|
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.
December 20th, 2015
September 16th, 2015
This week's home market releases are insane, so I'm going to have to be a lot more judicious in pruning the list. If I were to include all releases that are big enough to include, if they were released during a slow week, there would be more than 100 releases on this week's list (including secondary Blu-rays, but not VOD releases). I have to pare that back to a more reasonable number. Why are there so many releases? Firstly, it is the beginning of the Christmas Shopping season and we have two monster hits on this week's list. Secondly, it is the last week before the fall season begins in earnest, so it is the last week for a lot of shows to come out on DVD before they are running into competition from the new season. It should come as no surprise that the best releases on this week's list are in the TV on DVD categories, including Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2. Both of which are co-winners of the Pick of the Week.
April 6th, 2014
I previously reviewed several seasons from The Lucy Show, which ended for business rather than ratings reasons. Here's Lucy is a very similar show in tone, if not in terms of characters. It too lasted six seasons before ending its run. (This time ratings did play a significant part in that happening.) All six seasons have been released on DVD in the past, but a couple weeks ago, a full series Megaset was also released. Is the show worth picking up for fans of the Lucille Ball? Is the box set worth the asking price?
December 6th, 2012
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, there are still plenty of shopping days from now till Christmas. Like every year, we have a Holiday Gift Guide, starting with Part I, which focused on first run releases and franchise box sets. Part II focuses on TV on DVD releases. Like years past, we will be focusing on TV on DVD releases for shows making their debut on the home market, or for full season sets. That's not to say those are the only shows worth buying as gifts, but if you know someone who loved Futurama, then you don't need me to tell you Volume 7 would make a good gift or not. The number of really good TV series that made their debut this year is bigger than last year, including some that were so good they dominated Awards Season. The best of these was...
October 7th, 2012
Halfway through The Lucy Show, there were major changes to the show and it could have been renamed Stunt Casting starring Lucille Ball. However, while stunt casting is usually a sign of a show outliving its initial premise, watching Lucille Ball interacting with famous celebrities, many times playing themselves, was worth checking out every week. The sixth season was also the show's final season. Did it go out on top? Or should it have ended one season earlier?
|2/17/2012||The Secret World of Arietty||Hara||$19,192,510||$129,000,000||$148,192,510|
|3/14/2008||Horton Hears a Who||Sourpuss Jane Kangaroo||$154,529,439||$144,948,447||$299,477,886|
|5/11/2001||The Trumpet of the Swan||Mrs. Hammerbotham||$152,525||$0||$152,525|
|3/20/1992||Noises Off...||Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett||$2,280,148||$0||$2,280,148|
|5/22/1981||The Four Seasons||Kate Burroughs||$42,488,161||$0||$42,488,161|
|12/17/1974||The Front Page||Mollie Malloy||$15,000,000||$0||$15,000,000|
|12/15/1972||Pete 'n' Tillie||Tillie Schlaine||$14,999,969||$0||$14,999,969|