"The epitome of this year’s Christmas offerings. Will catch at your heart and loosen your tear ducts. If you loved ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ or ‘The Homecoming’ you will spend a four-handkerchief night with ‘The Gift of Love.’ The entire project is a joy." - Newark Star-Ledger
The classic Christmas movie, originally broadcast on CBS as an annual tradition, starring Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury & Polly Holliday. From its original producer, never before officially offered on dvd or video. “Like” the official facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheGiftofLoveAChristmasStory
"It’s a tale of love, joy, memory and disappointment, put together in a way that will touch your heart." -Albany News
With her world in turmoil, Janet (Lee Remick) feels she is losing so much that’s important… her beloved mother (Angela Lansbury), the family business, maybe even her husband. Janet dreams of simpler times, of Christmas in the idyllic Vermont of her younger days, and of taking her children back to the family home where her parents and spinster aunt (Polly Holliday) would be waiting for them. And they are, in all the warmth of the holiday. But only when even more seems lost, as one her children is in jeopardy, does Janet search for that ‘secret place’ where we all may find what really matters, at Christmas and always.
"Lovely performances by Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury… luminous presence of Polly Holliday… make this a special that merits repeating in seasons to come." -Los Angeles Times
Two Belgian university professors decided to apply their knowledge of toxicology screenings to the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library. Each book underwent bacteriology and toxicology tests, and the findings reveal that library books are even more germ-covered than you expected.
While the experts found that all 10 books contained traces of cocaine–enough so that people who touched the books wouldn’t feel the effects, but might test positive for the drug–they also found something pretty gross: Fifty Shades of Grey, your weird aunt’s favorite mainstream erotic series, tested positive for traces of the herpes virus.
The professors assured everyone that concentrations of the virus were so minimal that there is no public health risk and it would be impossible for people to contract it by touching the book. Still, something to keep in mind next time you consider taking trashy erotica out of the public library.
Ralph Fiennes on ‘The Invisible Woman,’ a Dickensian Tale
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From left, Toby Irvine and Ralph Fiennes in “Great Expectations,” directed by Mike Newell; and Mr. Fiennes as Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones as Nelly Ternan in “The Invisible Woman,” directed by Mr. Fiennes.
By TERRENCE RAFFERTY
“He still preoccupies me, Dickens, as a person,” Ralph Fiennes said recently, between bites of grilled salmon in the back room of a quiet restaurant on a bright, breezy October day in New York. His film “The Invisible Woman,” which he directed and in which he stars as Charles Dickens, had just been screened for the news media at the Walter Reade Theater a few blocks away, and he’d spent half an hour afterward fielding questions about the strange, painful love story the movie tells. So you would think he might, at this point, be rather Dickensed out. He was not. “The psychology of him fascinates me, still,” he said, softly, sounding a little surprised himself. “Who was he, really?”