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We bet some real estate in this movie involved Stribling, and we'll ask Mover and Shaker Elizabeth Ann Kivlan after she sees it!


Iconic New York can mean so many things to so many different people, but we can assure you that in the opening images of New Year's Eve you'll agree that each and every one resonates with you, if you've been here, and all are spot-on.  The horse and carriage (though not our pal Max-Max, we were looking for you!), the big lights on Sixth Avenue -do you notice the theme-great minds think alike, right Warner Brothers?! We've featured all of these aspects of course-, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, FAO is all what you know and love about New York, every spot. They set the scene for this winner by Warner Brothers that boasts one splendid blockbuster cast that is up to the performance and ready to delight you in this feel-good movie of the springtime, ready for Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and for download TOMORROW, May 1st! And we hope we're the very first to tell you.

If you have seen Valentine's Day, we think this movie is similar to a degree but even better because it celebrates the holiday of Manhattan: New Year's Eve!  This movie is the celebration of hope in live that can be applied to any time of the year-so don't get bogged down in the fact that it is not January right now.  

2011 is the New Year that is celebrated, and Ryan Seacrest does make an appearance.  Sadly, we all know Dick Clark recently passed and no one can think about anything having to do with New Year's Eve and not think about Dick Clark.  Surely he is monitoring this huge release from heaven...

The characters in this movie really make it stand out, and as you are drawn into each relationship and each vignette with its own twists and turns, you'll be wondering how each will conclude as you keep each straight in your head...and who knows, maybe some of them will even interact!  Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (two remember we enjoyed seeing him at this New York Women's Foundation event with his wife Grace Hightower De Niro) and Hilary Swank (two times too) Halle Berry, are joined by Academy Award Nominees Michelle Pfiffer Abigail Breslin and a winning cast that also includes 
Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Til Schweiger.  

Naturally, another big star of the show is Times Square itself, which evokes the Times Square Alliance, and Hilary Swank plays the role of Vice President of this esteemed Manhattan organization.  She's got the biggest job in town: making sure the ball drops properly.  We don't know that this has ever gone wrong in this history...and if it was your responsibility, you wouldn't want to be the first to have a mishap either!  Hopefully she does not...but be sure to watch starting tomorrow!

With New Year's comes new lives and the passing of loved ones...these are relevant themes that are introduced from scene to scene.  And not that we'd know, but we'd hate to think some of the suggested methods would start labor-but for such a cash sum we can see why some would be convincing to try!  Want to see pregnant women battle!?! Wouldn't everyone want a nurse like Halle Berry?  And want to wait on someone like Robert De Niro!

If you are old enough to remember the New Kids on the Block and you know Peachy, you know that Joe McIntrye is her favorite of the bunch and he made an appearance in the great state of Connecticut too!

Our favorite character is that of Ingrid, played by Michelle Pfieffer.  You almost won't recognize her as a brunette!  The dynamic between Ingrid and Paul, played by Zac Efron is the most unique and most convincing, and embodies the true spirit of New Year's the best among the contrasting scenes in this movie.  Let us just start by saying he is not your typical messenger.  Their electric interaction is most surprising and follow them along if you want to sign up for fun.  We particularly loved their breakfast scene, which should surprise no one.  And the Bali scene is terribly Spa we want to know where she went!  Though she is "a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic" (by Efron on Pfieffer) she comes out of her shell and you have to see it.

You never would see Carrie Bradshaw in clogs, but you see Sarah Jessica Parker in this one, playing single mom to Abigail Breslin.  This strained relationship with a lot of love gives you new respect for parenting in Manhattan...we looked up Myrtle Avenue and to be exact, it's another borough.  But Sarah Jesssica's character is a trooper to brave the crowds of Times Square in their most crazy time.

Rockettes in Reindeer Costumes, throwing eggs at a poster of a past man that deserves it, galas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, our favorite, what's not to love!
And Sam (Josh Duhamel) concludes:
"Sometimes it feels like there are so many things we can't control, earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it's important to remember the things we can, like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts. Because the one thing that turns the world from a lonely place to a beautiful place, is love. Love in any of its forms. Love gives up hope, hope for the New Year. That's New Year's Eve to me. Hope, and a great party."

Celebrate the hope of a New Year and bring some magic to your life this spring!  
Whom You Know Highly Recommends New Year's Eve!  Make watching it your May 2012 resolution!  Bravo Warner Brothers!


Relive the most romantic night of the year with "New Year's Eve," arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on May 1st from Warner Home Entertainment Group. "New Year's Eve" celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

Director and producer Garry Marshall ("Valentine's Day,""Pretty Woman") is joined by an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award® winner Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"); Jessica Biel ("Valentine's Day"); Jon Bon Jovi ("Pay It Forward"); Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"); Chris "Ludacris" Bridges ("Fast Five"); two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro ("The Godfather: Part II"); Josh Duhamel ("Transformers"); Zac Efron ("High School Musical"); Hector Elizondo ("The Princess Diaries"); Katherine Heigl ("Knocked Up"); Ashton Kutcher ("No Strings Attached"); Seth Meyers (TV's "Saturday Night Live"); Lea Michele (TV's "Glee"); Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City"); Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer ("Dangerous Liasions");Til Schweiger ("The Three Musketeers"); two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby") and Sofia Vergara (TV's "Modern Family").

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it from a digital cloud to many computers, tablets or smartphones. 


Ingrid (Pfeiffer) is a woman looking for her purpose in life, helped along the way by Paul (Efron). Tess (Biel) and Griffin (Meyers) are in a race against the clock to have the first baby of the New Year. Randy (Kutcher) and Elise (Michele) are trapped in an elevator, one desperate to get out and one not eager to leave. Claire (Swank) is the in charge of making sure the Times Square ball drops at midnight but she runs into a major problem.

Following the converging stories of dozens of characters, "New Year's Eve" tells these stories and more, showcasing love, hope, excitement, sadness, joy, laughter and sorrow on the most exciting night of the year.

"New Year's Eve" will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98. 



· Dual-Format Disc

o Blu-ray Side

§ Theatrical film

§ Special Features:

§ Commentary by director Garry Marshall

§ Gag Reel

§ Magic of Times Square

§ New Year's Eve Secrets of the Stars

§ Jon Bon Jovi & Lea Michele Rock New Year's Eve

§ Deleted Scenes with Garry Marshall

o DVD Side

§ Theatrical Film

UltraViolet Digital Copy


· Theatrical Film

· Special Features:

o Commentary by director Garry Marshall

o Gag Reel

· UltraViolet Digital Copy


On May 8, "New Year's Eve" will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

The film is also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.


UltraViolet Digital Copy allows you to collect, watch and share movies in a whole new way. Available for free with specially marked Blu-ray discs and DVDs, UltraViolet lets you access digital copies of movies from a cloud to enjoy on many different devices. UltraViolet Digital Copies can be downloaded for offline viewing and streamed to computers and compatible Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. Some devices require Wi-Fi for streaming. Does not include iTunes file. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to for details.



Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99

Single disc Amaray (WS) $28.98

Standard Street Date: May 1, 2012

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, French (Dubbed in Quebec)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

Running Time: 118 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for language including some sexual references



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