|As an Actor||Leading||9||$10,462,500||$0||$10,462,500|
By WCCO (AM), a CBS affiliate--the network where the program originated. This local affiliate intended to use the photo in its local ads for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area it serves. (eBay itemfrontback) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $10,462,500 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,007)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg (The Caine Mutiny), Charlie Allnut (The African Queen), Rick Blaine (Casablanca), Frank McCloud (Key Largo)|
|Born: December 25th, 1899|
|Died: January 14th, 1957|
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 27th, 2016
It’s a rather shallow week on the home market with the biggest release being Batman: The Killing Joke, which is a hot mess. More on that below. As for the best new release of the week, there are a handful of releases that were contenders for Pick of the Week, including Barbershop: The Next Cut, Deadline U.S.A., and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVI. In the end, I picked Sing Street on Blu-ray for that title.
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.
May 9th, 2016
It is officially the summer blockbuster season, which is historically the worst time of year for the home market. We are usually flooded with duds from January and February. However, this year we have the biggest hit of the year so far, Deadpool, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 4K. Unless your eyesight is better than 20/20, 4k is not worth the upgrade, but the Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. It isn't the only contender for that title. Mustang (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (Blu-ray) are also must haves.
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.
January 26th, 2014
Carrie is a remake of of the 1976 film of the same name. The original Carrie is considered a classic horror film and the movie that brought Stephen King immense fame. Horror remakes have done poorly recently and this film was no different. However, was it a bad remake? Or has the public perception of horror remakes unfairly hurt this film at the box office? Does it do enough new to make it worth watching? Or is it yet another unnecessary remake?
|7/26/2016||Deadline U.S.A.||Ed Hutcheson||$0||$0||$0|
|5/17/2016||Dark Passage||Vincent Parry||$0||$0||$0|
|5/10/2016||In a Lonely Place||Dixon Steele||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/1954||The Barefoot Contessa||Harry Dawes||$0||$0||$0|
|6/24/1954||The Caine Mutiny||Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg||$21,800,000||$0||$21,800,000|
|1/1/1951||The African Queen||Charlie Allnut||$10,750,000||$0||$10,750,000|
|1/1/1948||Key Largo||Frank McCloud||$8,125,000||$4,920||$8,129,920|
|12/31/1946||The Big Sleep||Philip Marlowe||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/1944||Passage to Marseille||Jean Matrac||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/1944||To Have and Have Not||$0||$0||$0|
|10/18/1941||The Maltese Falcon||Samuel Spade||$0||$0||$0|