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Sequel To 'It's A Wonderful Life' In The Works

November 18th, 2013 11:03pm EST
CELEBNAME
Frank Capra's classic Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life is getting a sequel.

"It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story" is slated for a 2015 holiday release, and producers of the movie are hoping to start filming early next year in Louisiana. They have yet to hire a director.

Variety.com reports that several cast members of the original are either confirmed or in talks to reprise their roles.

The whole premise is similar to the original. Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's (James Stewart) daughter Zuzu in the 1946 film, is set to return as an angel who will show George's g...
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10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...
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Kim Novak Criticized By Rape Groups Over 'The Artist' Comments

January 11th, 2012 8:51am EST
The Artist
Veteran actress Kim Novak has come under fire from charity bosses after she compared The Artist's film score to "rape".

The new silent movie features music used in 1958 Alfred Hitchcock classic Vertigo, in which Novak appeared opposite James Stewart, and she released a statement to insist her "body of work" has been "violated".

She wrote, "I want to report a rape. My body of work has been violated by The Artist. This film took the Love Theme music from Vertigo and used the emotions it engenders as its own."

Novak's comments have now drawn fierce criticism from workers at rape support ...
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'It's A Wonderful Life' Tops Best Christmas Movie Poll

December 25th, 2011 9:00am EST
It's A Wonderful Life
Classic movie It's A Wonderful Life has topped a poll to find the best Christmas film of all time.

The 1946 drama, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, picked up 18 per cent of the 3,000 votes cast in the survey by Britain's Radio Times.

The Muppet Christmas Carol came second with 10 per cent, while Love Actually, starring Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, placed in third.

A surprising entry on the list was Die Hard, which came in eighth place with four per cent of the vote.

Radio Times film editor Andrew Collins says, "As it is the season to be jolly, I won't disguise my rosy-cheeked joy t...
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Ring In The Holidays With A Stunning 'It's A Wonderful Life' Gift Set, Featuring The Beloved Family Classic On Blu-ray

November 20th, 2011 8:30am EST
It's A Wonderful Life
Take a trip to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra's enduringly popular classic all over again when It's A Wonderful Life gets its wings in a new two-disc Blu-ray Shadow Box Gift Set on November 1, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers, the film has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a beloved part of many families' holiday tradition.

An ideal holiday gift for everyone on your list, the It's A Wonderful Life Gift Set comes pack...
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'It's A Wonderful Life' Arrives On A Two-Disc Blu-ray Collector's Set Nov. 1st

August 21st, 2011 9:30am EDT
It's A wonderful Life
Take a trip to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra’s enduringly popular classic all over again when IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE gets its wings in a new two-disc Blu-ray™ Shadow Box Gift Set on November 1, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring James Stewart (Mr. Smith Goes To Washington), Donna Reed (From Here to Eternity), Lionel Barrymore (Key Largo), Thomas Mitchell (Three Wise Fools) and Henry Travers (The Bells of St. Mary’s), the film has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a beloved part of many families’ ho...
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What Are Your Favorite 'Dog Days Of Summer' Movies?

July 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dog Days Of Summer' Movies
With the heat wave simmering across the country, we got to thinking… what are the best movies that describe the “dog days of summer”? What are the movies that tell the best summer stories? What made the biggest impression when you downed the lemonade and chased the ice cream truck? Here are our Top 10.

10. ‘Dirty Dancing’ – 1987

Okay, so this is clearly a guilty pleasure, but how can it not define ‘summer’? Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze create the perfect coming of age story with lots of cute oldies and 80s dance moves. And no one puts Baby in the corner, just so you know.

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Hitchcock Star Farley Granger Dead At 85

March 30th, 2011 10:32am EDT
Farley Granger
Actor Farley Granger, discovered by a talent scout in a local theater in the early 1940s and thrust into stardom thanks to directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, died at his Manhattan home Sunday at age 85, reportedly of natural causes.

Granger, who considered himself an inexperienced actor at the time, made his film debut in ‘The North Star’ in 1943. After serving in the Army, he took on the role of an intellectual murderer opposite Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock’s ‘Rope’ in 1948. The 80-minute movie was well-known because it took place in real time in what appeared to be one long take.

Hitch...
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30 Days of Christmas: Week Five - Modern Classics

December 26th, 2009 5:30pm EST
The Nightmare Before Christmas
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers ready? Go!

Day Twenty-Five: December 20, 2009 - Love Actually

"Love Actually" is a long one, as far as holiday movies go. Some would assume it is too long for a genre that is notoriously known for cheesy carols and over-the-top design. However, what is at the core here are some very sweet (and often intertwining) stories about young love. From the racy movie stand-ins who come together (no pun intended), bonding even in awkward situations, to the elementary aged boy who is convinced he has found his true love, to the...
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Best Space Movies

June 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Moon
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...
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Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

March 3rd, 2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.

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Celebrity Offspring: Five Worth Watching

September 30th, 2008 10:27am EDT
Will & Jaden Smith
Not all relatives should show up at the same office everyday, and not everyone wants to get into the family business. Yet when the perks include fame, big paychecks, and glamorous premieres, the choice seems a little easier to make.

And since nepotism in Hollywood is as classic a tale as Citizen Kane, it’s no surprise that lots of Tinseltown legacies are following in the footsteps of such other celebrity offspring as Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, and Liza Minnelli.

Here are five we think are worth watching...

1. JADEN SMITH

The son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden, 1...
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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time'

December 1st, 2007 11:00am EST
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I'm sitting with my family at the Thanksgiving table. At the focus is the bird carcass, a bulging centerpiece surrounded by newly stuffed bodies. The cranberry jello, still quivering in the shape of the can, is the only untouched side dish. There is a settling quiet as the full-stomached groans subside and give way to satisfied smiles, until finally somebody strikes up a conversation. Like the feeding frenzy that preceded it, it starts out slow and steadily grows more frantic.

"Oh you can't put that on there!"

"Says who? You... oh yeah.. Mr. Expert."

"I like Love Actually."...
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George Clooney & Renee Zellweger Talk About Work, Prostitutes & More

November 10th, 2007 7:00am EST
George & Renee
In the December issue of W magazine, on newsstands November 23, George Clooney says he didn't know what prostitutes were until he cruised around in a Porsche with his cousin, actor Miguel Ferrer, when he first moved to California: "I didn't know what hookers were. We pulled up at the stoplight, and all of these girls came over, and they were like, 'Hey, do you want to party?' I looked at Miguel and I said, 'Chicks love me, man! I'm on fire here!'"

Following are other comments from George Clooney and Renée Zellweger's interview:

George Clooney

ON BACKING BARACK OBAMA IN THE NE...
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AFI To Count Down The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time

January 19th, 2007 11:17am EST
Casablanca
American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the 10th annual installment of its Emmy Award-winning "AFI's 100 Years..." series. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition" will count down the 100 greatest movies of all time in a three-hour television event on CBS in June.

The program will consider classic favorites and newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006. AFI will undertake this program every 10 years to mark changing cultural perspectives.

"AFI has created the most comprehensive and credible examination of excellence in American film with the AFI's 10...
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TCM Celebrates Legendary Hollywood Stars This August

June 28th, 2006 2:32pm EDT
John Wayne
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) struts its stuff in August with the annual Summer Under the Stars festival, a month-long celebration during which each day is dedicated to one of Hollywood’s most enduring personalities. This year’s festival is bigger than ever, with more than 400 movies and specials featuring 31 top stars.

It kicks off Monday, August 1, with a tribute to legendary actress Angela Lansbury, who sits down with TCM host Robert Osborne to discuss her life and career in a one-hour Private Screenings interview. Though perhaps best known today as author and sleuth Jessica Fletch...
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'Christmas Vacaction' Is Favorite Holiday Movie

December 16th, 2005 11:19am EST
National Lampoon
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is the top pick among holiday movie renters. When Americans watch holiday movies, they love to laugh and be jolly. Comedies are overwhelmingly the top rental choice among holiday-themed films by Blockbuster members.

According to a Blockbuster survey, 80 percent of respondents said movies are a great way to relax from the stress of the holidays. Sixty-eight percent said movies get their family in the holiday mood. The only non-comedy choice was It's A Wonderful Life, the uplifting 1946 Frank Capra classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

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