The stigma of a film going "straight to video" is beginning to fade. Movie studios are increasingly experimenting with showing their films on iTunes, Amazon.com, cable and satellite TV. Some movies are being released digitally the same day or even before they're shown on the big screen.
Host Rachel Martin talks with director Nikolaj Arcel about his new film, A Royal Affair. The movie focuses on an affair between the 18th-century queen of Denmark and her German physician, which led to a revolution. Arcel also wrote the screenplay of the Danish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Two of the year's most highly anticipated movies arrive this week. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Skyfall, the third film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, directed by American Beauty Oscar-winner Sam Mendes. Film critic David Edelstein has this review of both.
Daniel Day Lewis is a two-time Oscar winning actor, but he surpasses himself and makes us see a celebrated figure in unanticipated ways in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. The movie unfolds during the final four months of the president's life as he focuses on getting Congress to pass the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery despite fierce opposition.
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