Katharine Hepburn

“The Lion in Winter” Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

In The Lion in Winter, Katharine Hepburn shines as strong-willed Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, fighting a battle of wills for England’s future against King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) in this classic historical opus. The aging king gathers his family on…

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“The Shape of Water,” “Justice League,” “I, Tonya” and More Winning New Releases

Every now and again, there comes a week when it seems like an avalanche of incredible DVDs and Blu-rays are released. This is most definitely one of those weeks. We’ve got last year’s Best Picture (along with some runners up),…

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A New 10-Movie Collection Celebrates the Legacy of John Wayne

John Wayne is one of those actors whose appeal is eternal. Realizing this, Universal Studios will release a new 10-movie collection that celebrates some of the Duke’s best-loved films, including: Seven Sinners (1940) Marlene Dietrich is a sexy singer named…

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“Cars 3” and More Turbocharged DVD/Blu-ray New Releases

Cars 3 Though the competitive fires still burned in his engine, veteran race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) knew time was passing him by…as were new-school opponents like the arrogant Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). After a disastrous crash,…

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“The Philadelphia Story” Gets the Criterion Collection Treatment This November

The Philadelphia Story is George Cukor’s sophisticated screwball gem, adapted from Philip Barry’s play set in Philadelphia’s tony Main Line suburbs, Katharine Hepburn re-creates her stage role as society girl Tracy Lord, whose upcoming second marriage is imperiled by the…

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and More DVD/Blu-ray New Releases

Throw an Awesome Mix in your Walkman and prepare yourself for this week’s far out flicks hitting DVD and Blu-ray. We’ve got the latest cosmic adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some vintage film favorites featuring Hollywood talents like Katharine…

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Six Pix: Rivers

It is a scenic Six Pix as we look at movie posters featuring rivers. From the churning rapids of The River Wild to the meandering waterway of Apocalypse Now each one is a delight to behold. Time for you to navigate through the selections and choose your favorite.

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The Golden Age of Screwball Comedies

Wild plots, crazy characters and rapid-fire dialogue marked the screwball comedies of the 1930s and ’40s. For his MovieFanFare debut, writer Nathaniel Cerf examines the genre where such stars as Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and others showed off their funny bones.

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