Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: The Modern Era

Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: The Modern Era

Paperback Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide

By (author) Leonard Maltin

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 1644 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 178mm x 58mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 21 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451418107
  • ISBN 13: 9780451418104
  • Edition statement: 2014 ed.
  • Sales rank: 45,900

Product description

Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This 2014 edition covers the modern era, from 1965 to the present, while including all the great older films you can't afford to miss--and those you can--from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for. NEW Nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with more than 300 new entries NEW More than 25,000 DVD and video listings NEW Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos NEW Completely updated index of leading performers MORE Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 MORE Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB MORE Exact running times--an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited MORE Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics AND Leonard's all-new personal recommendations for movie lovers - Date of release, running time, director, stars, MPAA ratings, color or black-and-white - Concise summary, capsule review, and four-star-to-BOMB rating system - Precise information on films shot in widescreen format - Symbols for DVDs, videos, and laserdiscs - Completely updated index of leading actors - Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos

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Recognized as one of the leading authorities on movies and movie makers, Leonard Maltin has become a household name and media personality due to his regular appearances on the highly successful syndicated TV program "Entertainment Tonight;" his daily radio feature, "Leonard Maltin's Video View;" his monthly reviews in "Playboy" magazine; and his popular weekend TV show, "Hot Ticket."

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"HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST."--"The New York Times" "INCH FOR INCH, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, MALTIN'S BOOK GIVES YOU THE MOST."--"Boston Sunday Herald" "EASILY THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK OF ITS KIND ANYWHERE. IT BELONGS NEXT TO EVERY TV...IN EVERY HOME." --"USA TODAY" "A BOOK YOU MUST BUY."--"Esquire" "THE BEST of the bunch."--"San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle" "THE BEST all-purpose video guide.""--New York Daily News" "THE BEST organized...the most complete"--"Newsday" "INDISPENSABLE."--"The New York Post" "The mother of all video guides and THE FIRST TO BUY."--"The Louisville Courier-Journal" "The DEFINITIVE source of information."--"The Cleveland Plain Dealer" "I RECOMMEND LEONARD MALTIN'S GUIDE, WHICH HAS BECOME STANDARD."--"Roger Ebert's Video Companion"