Charles welcomes El Paso Times entertainment writer Kyle Alvarado and Marina Monsisvais, host of KTEP's State of the Arts, to talk about what's on their holiday wish list. Here's what they recommend:
For the sports fan: Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008 Film)
For Those interested in Foreign Films with few subtitles: Criterion Collection’s Jacques Tati set and the Zatoichi set. www.Criterion.com
For the Deep Connoisseur of international cinema: Shout Factory’s Werner Herzog Box Set. www.shoutfactory.com
For the Comedy Lover: Paramount’s anniversary Blu-ray box of Jerry Lewis’ The Nutty Professor (and his Martin & Lewis films).
For the movie hipster with everything: Mondo posters, LPs, sweaters and t-shirts Gremlins sweater!
Original limited edition screenprint posters from some of the world’s important graphic designers. Created a thriving niche market. Gravity soundtrack LP, vinyl, www.mondotees.com
Classics lover: subscription to the Warner Archive streaming service. www.warnerarchive.com
Romantic Comedy: Frank Capra’s 1934 screwball comedy It Happened One Night; Lake Bell’s 2013 film In A World.
Books: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War (2014), Mark Harris; Taschen’s film books. Monographs on Directors and Actors; For the animation inclined, The Art of Pixar.
Scores / Soundtracks: Classical Connoisseur: John Adams I Am Love.
Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection Warner Home Video.
The Drive Jacket-worn by Ryan Gosling in 2011's Drive. Available at various online retailers, including Amazon, with prices starting around $130.
The Princess Bride Playing Cards.
Book for Star Wars geek: Star Wars The Costumes.
Netflix Membership. Access to Netflix's catalog with a gift card subscription ranging anywhere between one month ($7.99) to a year ($95.88).
Joss Whedon: The Biography ($21.20); Harry Potter: The Creature Vault ($26.16) . Other interesting concept art books: Godzilla: The Art of Destruction ($32.64) and The Art of Film Magic: 20 Years of Weta ($64.49); The Science of Interstellar ($19.81)
Horror Collections: Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection ($91.99, amazon.com); Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition ($113.99, amazon.com)
Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe Vinyl Edition - $24.86 (amazon.com)
Steelbook Re-releases (Best Buy exclusives) Steelbook re-releases of 16 cult films. (14.99 each, bestbuy.com)
Purchase a poster from movieposter.com and pair the poster with a copy of a DVD/Blu-ray of the selected film.
Aired Dec. 13, 2014.