Burbank, Calif. -- The inspirational story about one of the most remarkable feats in sports history, SECRETARIAT, comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-rayTM + DVD), DVD and Movie Download on January 25, 2011 by Walt Disney Studios. This powerful and thrilling journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner and its owner Penny Chenery, played by Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Diane Lane, brings hope, heart and courage to audiences of all ages making SECRETARIAT a perfect film to add to the home library.

"This is one of the year's best films," states Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times. "Has received great critical acclaim and receiving Oscar buzz! ‘4 stars'."

The home entertainment debut of the critically acclaimed SECRETARIAT will keep audiences engaged for hours on end with never-before-shared in-depth interviews with Penny Chenery, exclusive behind-the- scenes footage, deleted scenes and more on the story of one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history.

"'Secretariat' belongs in The Winner's Circle. It's one of the Best Family Films of the Year!" said CBS News, and Pete Hammond of Boxoffice Magazine called the film, "A truly exciting, beautifully made movie that makes a run for the heart and will have you standing up and cheering. ‘Secretariat' is thrilling and inspiring entertainment for everyone. Diane Lane is wonderful. John Malkovich is terrific. It's this year's ‘Blind Side."

SECRETARIAT will be available in stores nationwide as a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD in a single package) for the suggested price of $39.99 U.S./$44.99 Canada and a 1- Disc DVD for the suggested price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada.

"A remarkable story that lifts our spirits, ‘Secretariat' is a winner! ...and the luminous Diane Lane's tour de force performance is unforgettable!" writes Jeff Craig of Sixty Second Preview.From the Producers of Miracle, Invincible and The Rookie, SECRETARIAT features critically acclaimed performances by an all-star cast that includes Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under The Tuscan Sun, Nights in Rodanthe), John Malkovich (Con Air, Burn After Reading, Being John Malkovich), Dylan Walsh (Congo, The Lake House, The Stepfather), James Cromwell (L.A. Confidential, The Green Mile, The Queen), Kevin Connolly ("Entourage," He Is Just Not Into You, John Q), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood, The Soloist, The Express, Warm Springs), Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby, Orphan, Dead Man Walking), Fred Thompson (Die Hard 2, In the Line of Fire, Cape Fear) and AJ Michalka (The Lovely Bones, Cow Belles, Haversham Hall).

FILM SYNOPSIS
Disney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of Miracle, Invincible and The Rookie.

Behind every legend, lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, Secretariat is hours of pulse- pounding entertainment for the whole family!

DISC BONUS FEATURES:

BLU-RAY:
The same as the DVD, plus...

• Choreographing The Races - This piece looks at how director Randall Wallace and the filmmakers used innovative tools and technology to accurately and excitingly recreate the Triple Crown races that make the viewer feel like they are standing on the backstretch themselves.

• A Director's Inspiration: A Conversation With The Real Penny Chenery - Director Randall Wallace sits down with Secretariat owner Penny Chenery to review the movie and some of the key scenes. Penny reflects on what it was like to have been a woman in a male dominated sport and to have been part of horse racing's most exciting moments in history.

• Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace - View the film with optional audio commentary from Director Randall Wallace.

• Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace - The same deleted scenes as the DVD, plus four more...
o Alternate Opening
o Introduction
o "Are You A Golfer?"
o No Time To Rest

• Secretariat Multi-Angle Simulation - Relive Secretariats triumphant 1973 Preakness race by viewing the race from a number of perspectives as well as listening to commentaries from fans, announcers and even the jockey who rode Secretariat to their record finish.

DVD:

• Heart Of A Champion - This feature takes a look at one of the most famous thoroughbred horses ever known. Secretariat was a horse with style as well as amazing speed and an unsurpassed racing record. We interview all the key players from the day as well as today's filmmakers to learn more about the horse affectionately called "Red."

• Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace
o Director Introduction
o Memories
o Seth Joins The Team
o Too Soon T o Celebrate
• Music Video - AJ Michalka "It's Who You Are"

EST :
The same as the DVD, plus...
• Choreographing The Races

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
Street Date: January 25, 2011
Direct Prebook: November 30, 2010
Distributors Prebook: December 14, 2010
Suggested Retail Price: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99US/ $44.99 Canada 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 US/$35.99 Canada
Rated: US: PG - for brief mild language Canada: G
Feature Run Time: Approximately 123 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Blu-ray Sound:English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD Sound: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: Subtitles: English, French & Spanish English SDH, French & Spanish

 

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Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, announces that guests in New Jersey will soon have a third location to watch the latest movies while enjoying their favorite food and beverages when AMC Menlo Park 12 in Edison, N.J. opens on Dec. 15.

Just weeks after the debut of AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Essex Green 9 in West Orange, N.J. on Nov. 17 and AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 in Bridgewater, N.J. on Nov. 22, AMC Menlo Park 12 combines restaurant cuisine and cocktails with AMC's noted immersive movie theatre experience and hit movies.

"We are excited to open AMC Menlo Park 12, one of three AMC Dine-In Theatres in New Jersey," said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer and president, AMC. "The positive feedback continues to roll in from guests at our first two locations in New Jersey and we expect the same from guests at AMC Menlo Park 12, where we will continue to demonstrate AMC's proprietary approach to food and beverage service."

AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Menlo Park 12 offers two meal-and-a-movie options inside 12 newly renovated auditoriums as well as a bar and lounge:

Cinema Suites® - Three auditoriums at AMC Menlo Park 12 will feature:
• Premium, upscale in-theatre dining
• Reserved seating in luxury recliners
• Up to nine feet of row spacing
• Extensive menu including Cinema Suites specialties such as Bleu Cheese Chips, Blackened Salmon and Lobster Ravioli served on unique swivel tables via seat-side service
• Cinema Suites guests must be at least 21 years old

Fork & Screen® - Nine auditoriums at AMC Menlo Park 12 will offer:
• Casual, in-theatre dining
• Upgraded, comfortable reserved seating
• An extensive menu including Crab Rangoon Dip, Thai Coconut Chicken Tenders and Chocolate Loving Spoon Cake served via seat-side service
• Fork & Screen guests must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by a parent or guardian (at least 21)
MacGuffins®
• A full-service bar and lounge area inside the theatre
• Named after a term coined by famed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock
• Features a variety of beer, wine, cocktails and a selection of appetizers and desserts
• MacGuffins guests must be at least 18 years old; minors accompanied by a parent or guardian (at least 21) are welcome
AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Menlo Park 12 pricing:
• $10 for an adult movie ticket plus a $15 experience charge for Cinema Suites
• $10 for an adult ticket plus a $10 experience charge for Fork & Screen
• The $15/$10 experience charge is deducted from meal purchases in the auditorium

Guests can experience AMC Dine-In Theatres at seven locations:
• AMC Menlo Park, N.J. - Edison, N.J.
• AMC Bridgewater Commons 7 - Bridgewater, N.J.
• AMC Essex Green 9 - West Orange, N.J.
• AMC Grapevine Mills 30 - Grapevine, Texas
• AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead - Atlanta
• AMC Studio 30 - Olathe, Kan.
• AMC Mainstreet 6 - Kansas City, Mo.

For more information about AMC Dine-In Theatres, please visit: www.amctheatres.com/dinein.

 

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blackswan.pngNOMINATIONS FOR THE 16th ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

BEST PICTURE

127 Hours

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The King's Speech

The Social Network

The Town

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges - "True Grit"

Robert Duvall - "Get Low"

Jesse Eisenberg - "The Social Network"

Colin Firth - "The King's Speech"

James Franco - "127 Hours"

Ryan Gosling - "Blue Valentine"

BEST ACTRESS

Annette Bening - "The Kids Are All Right"

Nicole Kidman - "Rabbit Hole"

Jennifer Lawrence - "Winter's Bone"

Natalie Portman - "Black Swan"

Noomi Rapace - "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Michelle Williams - "Blue Valentine"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale - "The Fighter"

Andrew Garfield - "The Social Network"

Jeremy Renner - "The Town"

Sam Rockwell - "Conviction"

Mark Ruffalo - "The Kids Are All Right"

Geoffrey Rush - "The King's Speech"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams - "The Fighter"

Helena Bonham Carter - "The King's Speech"

Mila Kunis - "Black Swan"

Melissa Leo - "The Fighter"

Hailee Steinfeld - "True Grit"

Jacki Weaver - "Animal Kingdom"

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Elle Fanning - "Somewhere"

Jennifer Lawrence - "Winter's Bone"

Chloe Grace Moretz - "Let Me In"

Chloe Grace Moretz - "Kick-Ass"

Kodi Smit-McPhee - "Let Me In"

Hailee Steinfeld - "True Grit"

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

The Fighter

The Kids Are All Right

The King's Speech

The Social Network

The Town

BEST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky - "Black Swan"

Danny Boyle - "127 Hours"

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - "True Grit"

David Fincher - "The Social Network"

Tom Hooper - "The King's Speech"

Christopher Nolan - "Inception"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

"Another Year" - Mike Leigh

"Black Swan" - Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin

"The Fighter" - Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)

"Inception" - Christopher Nolan

"The Kids Are All Right" - Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

"The King's Speech" - David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

"127 Hours" - Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle

"The Social Network" - Aaron Sorkin

"The Town" - Ben Affleck, Peter Craig and Sheldon Turner

"Toy Story 3" - Michael Arndt (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)

"True Grit" - Joel & Ethan Coen

"Winter's Bone" - Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

"127 Hours" - Anthony Dod Mantle

"Black Swan" - Matthew Libatique

"Inception" - Wally Pfister

"The King's Speech" - Danny Cohen

"True Grit" - Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

"Alice in Wonderland" - Stefan Dechant

"Black Swan" - Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson

"Inception" - Guy Hendrix Dyas

"The King's Speech" - Netty Chapman

"True Grit" - Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING

"127 Hours" - Jon Harris

"Black Swan" - Andrew Weisblum

"Inception" - Lee Smith

"The Social Network" - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

"Alice in Wonderland" - Colleen Atwood

"Black Swan" - Amy Westcott

"The King's Speech" - Jenny Beavan

"True Grit" - Mary Zophres

BEST MAKEUP

Alice in Wonderland

Black Swan

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

True Grit

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Inception

Tron: Legacy

BEST SOUND
127 Hours

Black Swan

Inception

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Tangled

Toy Story 3

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Inception

Kick-Ass

Red

The Town

Unstoppable

BEST COMEDY

Cyrus

Date Night

Easy A

Get Him to the Greek

I Love You Phillip Morris

The Other Guys

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

The Pacific

Temple Grandin

You Don't Know Jack

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Biutiful

I Am Love

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Inside Job

Restrepo

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

The Tillman Story

Waiting for Superman

BEST SONG

"I See the Light" - performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater - Tangled

"If I Rise" - performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong - 127 Hours

"Shine" - performed and written by John Legend - Waiting for Superman

"We Belong Together" - performed and written by Randy Newman - Toy Story 3

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet" - performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren - Burlesque

BEST SCORE

"Black Swan" - Clint Mansell

"Inception" - Hans Zimmer

"The King's Speech" - Alexandre Desplat

"The Social Network" - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

"True Grit" - Carter Burwell

 

 

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LOS ANGELES – “The Social Network” was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Brent Simon, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was “Carlos”.

The 36th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 15 at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Paul Mazursky will receive the 2010 Career Achievement Award.

Award winners are:

PICTURE: "The Social Network"

Runner-up: "Carlos"

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas, "Carlos," and David Fincher, "The Social Network" (tie)

ACTOR: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos"

ACTRESS: Kim Hye-ja, "Mother"

Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Niels Arestrup, "A Prophet"

Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"

Runner-up: Olivia Williams, "The Ghost Writer"

SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"

Runner-up: David Seidler, "The King's Speech"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Carlos"

Runner-up: "Mother"

ANIMATION: "Toy Story 3"

Runner-up: "The Illusionist"

DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: "Last Train Home"

Runner-up: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"

Runner-up: Roger Deakins, "True Grit"

MUSIC/SCORE: Alexandre Desplat, "The Ghost Writer," and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network" (tie)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Guy Hendrix Dyas, "Inception"

Runner-up: Eve Stewart, "The King's Speech"

NEW GENERATION: Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: "Film Socialism"

LEGACY OF CINEMA AWARDS: Serge Bromberg, "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno," and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of "Metropolis"

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Paul Mazursky

Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Each December, LAFCA members vote on the year’s Achievement Awards, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera. Plaques of recognition are then presented to winners during LAFCA’s annual awards ceremony, held in mid-January. Please also find the winners via Twitter @lafilmcritics (http://twitter.com/LAFilmCritics) or visit www.lafca.net.

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AFI Names 10 Best Films

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LOS ANGELES – American Film Institute (AFI) today announcedthe official selections of AFI AWARDS 2010, AFI’s almanac that records the year’smost outstanding achievements in film, television, and other forms of the moving image arts. AFI AWARDS is the only recognition that honors the community’s creative ensembles as a whole, acknowledging the collaborative nature of the art form. Honorees areselected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance therich cultural heritage of America's art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/ormake a mark on American society: AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR BLACK SWAN THE FIGHTER INCEPTION THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT 127 HOURS THE SOCIAL NETWORK THE TOWN TOY STORY 3 TRUE GRIT WINTER'S BONE AFI SPECIAL AWARDS THE KING'S SPEECH WAITING FOR SUPERMAN AFI AWARDS 2010 selections are made through AFI’s unique jury process in which scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees determine the most outstanding achievements of the year, as well as provide a detailed rationale foreach selection. AFI SPECIAL AWARDS are given to outstanding achievements in themoving image that do not fit into AFI’s criteria for the other honorees: Feature-Length Motion Picture Narrative fiction format, over 60 minutes in length; American Motion picture with significant creative and/or production elements from theUnited States. The motion picture need not be presented in the Englishlanguage if it is incontrovertibly American; Theatrically-ReleasedMotion pictures originally released between January 1 and December 31,2010, which have been publicly exhibited in a commercial theater in Los Angeles for paid admission and screened for at least seven consecutive days. AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of the selections at a luncheon sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotelin Los Angeles.
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