THE CLASS (2006-07) Comedy kings David Crane (Friends) & Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You)bring you the tale of an overeager romantic (Jason Ritter) who hosts the ultimate surprise party for his fiancée: a reunion of their third-grade classmates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they met. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned as we are plunged into the dark comic world of this ahead-of-its-time sitcom serial that plays like the mutant spawn of Friendsand Melrose Place. Extra-marital affairs, suicidal tendencies, friendship and other lies all provide ample fodder. Classmates of note include The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mr. Sunshine’s Andrea Anders, Once Upon a Time’s Sean Maguire and Party Down’s Lizzy Caplan. Notable guest stints from David Keith, Sara Gilbert, and Sam Harris. Directed by James Burrows (Frasier). 19-Episode, 2-Disc Collection.
THE LAST OF MRS. CHEYNEY (1929) This first film adaptation of the stage play — and Norma Shearer’s second sound film — embodies the same froth and frill as the later Joan Crawford/William Powell version while providing a fascinating glimpse at how the story must have played on-stage. Shearer plays the eponymous Mrs. Cheyney, an Australian arriviste to the socialite circle who employs a valet of most particular resources (George Barraud) who is more than what she seems. Basil Rathbone plays Lord Dilling, the aristocrat who gets a lesson in morals from the criminal class.
HER CARDBOARD LOVER (1942) George Sanders plays the romantic rogue that Norma Shearer’s socialite can’t say no to, driving her to the desperate play of hiring Robert Taylor’s muse-blocked songsmith to play her faux amor. Unfortunately for the socialite, this is one song and dance man that isn’t playing around. Norma Shearer’s cinema swan-song finds her in fine form ably supported by the dashing pair of Taylor and Sanders. Sanders’ depiction of romantic conceit flummoxed is a particular delight. Co-starring Frank McHugh and keep your eyes out for western mainstay Chill Wills in a judicial turn. Directed by George Cukor.
LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM (2014) This official selection in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival explores the remarkable world of Sam Berns and the relentless pursuit of a treatment and cure by his parents (both doctors) to save him from the fatal and extremely rare progressive aging disorder, progeria. Directed by Sean and Andrea Fine, this incredibly moving film chronicles three years of the family’s inspiring efforts which lead to the first clinical drug trials and the discovery that progeria is linked to the human aging process. As Sam’s resilient parents race against the clock (average life expectancy: 13 years), he embraces his circumstances with admirable courage. He becomes empowered to enjoy his childhood while his parents seek to make the most of their time together.
It’s madmen and monsters-a-go-go on Warner Archive Instant! Among the films we just added include House of Dark Shadows (1970), The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The Return of Doctor X (1939) and Return of the Living Dead: Part II (1988) — all streaming in 1080p HD! Don’t be afraid of the dark, try it free!
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"It really could have gone in a number of terrible directions, but we became very close, very quickly. He was intimidating at first, but now there’s lots of picking on one another, and we hold each other up. The schedule is brutal, so you spend a lot of time together. I like hanging out with Michael." - Lizzy Caplan
"It could go either way — this kind of work could push you apart — but actually it has very much drawn us together. We are very supportive and open with each other. At the same time, there are aspects we don’t talk about because it needs to be uncharted territory [for the characters], in a way. Some things need to be mysterious and unknowable, even about what’s going on between us." - Michael Sheen