Movie Postmortems: THE HOLIDAY

by John S.

Movie Postmortems is a series that reviews certain films which showed promise but misfired, critically and/or commercially, upon release. Join us in our attempt to find out exactly what the hell happened.

THE CASUALTY: The Holiday

THE CASE HISTORY: December 2000. What Women Want, the Mel Gibson-Helen Hunt romantic comedy, opens big and rakes in over $33 million (about $55 million today) in its first weekend. It ultimately grosses $182 million (almost $300 million now) domestically, and $374 million (almost $600 million today) globally. This massive sucess makes What Women Want the most financially successful romantic comedy up until that point in time, taking the title away from Pretty Woman which scored the crown ten years prior in 1990

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Scarecrow’s End-of-Year Fundraiser is Underway!

As Seattle has fast-forwarded, many of our defining institutions have been lost, and those remaining face a myriad of difficult challenges. Scarecrow is no exception. It has been a cultural gathering place for thousands since its inception in 1988, and as we enter our third year as a non-profit, our commitment to the community we serve has only increased. Through our passion for the Scarecrow collection – which now holds over 130,000 titles – it is not only one of the largest publicly accessible media archives in the country, but also one of the most unique.
Though Scarecrow’s needs are modest for an organization that serves so many, we still need to grow the resources to not only build sustainability but to continue to remain vital to the community through projects like our Children’s Hour, our Silver Screeners program, and our many Screening Room clubs.
All the funds we raise during this campaign will go towards operating essentials as well as providing resources for those community programs.

Join us in supporting one of Seattle’s beloved institutions. Keep Watching! Give Today!

Today is GIVING TUESDAY!

Today’s the day! It’s GIVING TUESDAY! A day to show support for organizations that have a special place in your community, We’re also using it to kick off our End-of-Year Fundraiser!

Even better, if you donate through Facebook (just click the donate button on our page), FB and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 Million in donations raised, and Facebook is waiving its fees today as well!

So don’t hesitate! Every penny counts! Hit that button or visit
http://blog.scarecrow.com/donations
Thank you all so much!

New Releases for November 21!

It’s another Glorious New Release Tuesday!

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Movie Postmortems: INFERNO

by John S.

Movie Postmortems is a series that reviews certain films which showed promise but misfired, critically and/or commercially, upon release. Join us in our attempt to find out exactly what the hell happened.

THE CASUALTY: Inferno

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