The holidays are finally over, but that doesn't mean the gift giving has to stop. Especially if the receiver of said gift is you! Since not even Santa Claus could have gotten everything on your endless list of movies, music, books and gadgets, why not treat yourself to one final spin through the Movieline Gift Guide. Because buying your very own Darth Vader alarm clock on Jan. 3 is what the holiday season is all about. [Gift Guide]
From Movieline's 2010 Gift Guide
The final push of the holiday season -- a time for last-minute shopping, family squabbles, exhausting travel and Fox News' annual update on the War on Christmas. In honor of this precious slot on the calendar, 826LA is auctioning off ten different children's books signed by individual cast members from Glee to raise money for their free writing programs. Great and good, but what everyone really want to know is which Glee stars are soldiers-in-arms against Christmas-hating Progressives.
Stars, they're just like us! They even exchange gifts with their co-workers at the holidays, no matter what differences they may have had over the course of the year. (Louis will still be getting a tasty bit of salt water taffy even though he knows what he did.) What kind of gifts did comedy icon Chevy Chase get his friends on the cast of Community? Tweets Movieline friend Gillian Jacobs: "Chevy gave us all cat urine detectors for the Holidays. No joke." Cat urine isn't a joke, Gillian; now the next time you get a used carpet, you'll be protected. [@GillianJacobs]
If you weren't too freaked out by John Lithgow's performance on Dexter last year, Movieline's got a treat for you! Starting next year, the Emmy winner will appear on stage in Los Angeles for a one-man show titled Stories by Heart, and we've got your tickets. Don't worry: The titular stories don't include anything about Trinity.
From Movieline's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide
In 1968, filmmaking giants Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Roger Vadim all contributed an Edgar Allen Poe adaptation to a mostly-forgotten horror omnibus called Spirits of the Dead. It's been unavailable in the U.S. for a long time, but Arrow Films has finally released a new region-free Blu-ray of the film. And while Malle and Vadim's entries are a bit underwhelming, Fellini's psychedelic, totally insane take on Never Bet the Devil Your Head starring Terence Stamp makes this Blu-ray an essential for cinephiles and horror buffs alike.
From Movieline's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, ABC has a whole lot to say to fans of its three hottest drama series.
Just because Santa Claus cannot bring you a third season of Party Down this year does not mean that you have to suffer the holiday season without your fill of Adam Scott. As part of their Ninth Annual Xmas Nativity Pageant, Comedy Death-Ray is auctioning off an afternoon of grocery shopping with the Parks & Recreation star, during which Scott will embarrass you by wearing a custom-printed t-shirt with your picture on it. Yes, all of that for just the low, low price of...
The autobiographies of Samuel Fuller and Nicholas Ray are two of the most passionate, heartbreaking and instructive books about filmmaking ever written. Ray is best known for directing James Dean's iconic performance in Rebel Without a Cause. Fuller made some of the greatest genre movies of the '50s and '60s including The Naked Kiss and Shock Corridor. Both novels are compulsively readable, with enough filmmaking advice to replace an entire year of film school and enough insight into both filmmakers' lives and struggles to captivate even the most casual cinephile.