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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Extended Edition

December 21, 2006

 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Extended Edition

Taking a page out of Peter Jackson’s book, the filmmakers behind the hugely successful Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) have revisited their film with an extended edition that beefs up the film’s running time to 150... 

Little Miss Sunshine

December 20, 2006

 Little Miss Sunshine

This star-studded independent film (isn’t that an oxymoron?) was the toast of this year’s Sundance Film Festival with its distribution rights being bought for $10 million – one of the biggest deals ever made in the festival’s history. The film... 

The Best of the Electric Company, Volume 2

December 19, 2006

 The Best of the Electric Company, Volume 2

The folks at the Shout Factory continue to tap into Generation X nostalgia with a new volume of memorable episodes from the much beloved children’s educational program, The Electric Company. It was a rare show that attempted to teach kids the fundamentals... 

Godzilla Raids Again

December 18, 2006

 Godzilla Raids Again

You just can’t keep a good monster down. After the success of Gojira (1954), Toho quickly put a sequel into production and Godzilla Raids Again (1955) pitted a newly resurrected Godzilla (hey, didn’t he die in the first film?) against another monster... 

Alias: Season 5

December 14, 2006

 Alias: Season 5

Some fans questioned J.J. Abrams’ decision to incorporate Jennifer Garner’s pregnancy into the Alias television series. It is not known for sure if there was any connection but the show struggled ratings-wise and this was not helped by the lack of... 

The Devil Wears Prada

December 12, 2006

 The Devil Wears Prada

The fashion world has rarely been depicted accurately on film. Case in point: Robert Altman’s well-intentioned mess Pret-a-Porter (1994). The problem most adaptations have is accurately depicting such a specific world with its own lingo and rules. Reality... 

Inside the Actors Studio: Icons

December 11, 2006

 Inside the Actors Studio: Icons

Since 1994, Bravo has aired Inside the Actors Studio, a program that explores, in depth, the art of acting and directing. The Actors Studio was created in 1947 based on the acting principles of Constantin Stanislavski and guided by its leader Lee Strasberg... 

Bones: Season 1

December 8, 2006

 Bones: Season 1

CSI and its various offspring continue to garner strong ratings on television as people are fascinated with how the authorities use state-of-the-art technology to solve crimes. The latest incarnation is Bones, a T.V. show that takes the CSI template and... 

The Fallen Idol

December 7, 2006

 The Fallen Idol

Based on the Graham Greene short story “The Basement Room” (he also wrote the screenplay), The Fallen Idol (1948) is a taut thriller seen through the eyes of child. Phillipe (Henrey) is the son of a foreign diplomat in London, England. His parents... 

Love Actually

December 7, 2006

 Love Actually

Richard Curtis is a terrific writer of comedy – no question. He has had unmitigated success ranging from TV’s Blackadder through to global blockbuster hits like Four Weddings, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary. It’s not surprising... 

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