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Must-See Holiday Movies

November 4th, 2009 9:35am EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The holidays are approaching, and if people are not busy running around thinking of Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, they're considering what to do with their family when they actually have to entertain everyone.

Every year there are big blockbuster films that come out around Thanksgiving and Christmas purposely devoted to people looking to enjoy time with their families, or to escape from them for a few blissful hours.

Here's a look at some of the movies coming out for the holiday season:

November 6 - Disney's A Christmas Carol

Disney is no stranger to taking beloved tales and ma...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'A Christmas Carol,' 'The Box' & More

November 2nd, 2009 11:17am EST
Evan Crean
Sadly Boondock Saints II was an utter disappointment. While it had occasional bright moments, the film was marred by a number of problems.

Largely referential to the first film, it felt at many moments as if should be parodying itself, but it sadly wasn't. The overarching story tried to be overly complex in the web of manipulation it sought to weave.

Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz) was a terrible replacement for Agent Smecker (Willem Dafoe), embodying every annoying Southern stereotype.

My biggest criticism of the film was that it was just too wacky; it had too many o...
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Funny Pic Of The Day: Jim Carrey Running With Scissors

October 30th, 2009 6:34pm EDT
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey runs with a pair of scissors before cutting a ribbon during an event opening the final stop on "Disney's A Christmas Carol" train tour today in New York. See more photos after the jump.

Writer/director Robert Zemeckis adapts Charles Dickens'classic holiday tale in a performance capture/Disney Digital 3-D animated film for all ages.

Carrey takes on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge as well as all three ghosts who come to haunt him.

The filmmaking process is similar to the director's other animated outings, The Polar Express and the adult-themed Beowulf adaptation.

Imag...
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The Best & Worst Children's Books Made Into Films

October 16th, 2009 11:59am EDT
Where The Wild Things
Where The Wild Things Are based on the beloved children's book opens in theaters today. Although some critics say the visuals are spectacular while the script is a little thin, it should draw in massive crowds due to its iconic standing in the children's publishing world.

Children's books made into movies go over much better when viewed in two age brackets: when the audience is comprised of children who have recently read the book, or when the audience is comprised of adults so far removed from childhood that anything resembling their favorite book is romanticized and judged in a less se...
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No Scrooge Here: Zemeckis Offers Early Peek At 'Christmas Carol'

July 27th, 2009 12:42pm EDT
Disney
One hundred sixty six years after Charles Dickens published his classic "A Christmas Carol," what could possibly be brought to the Christmas dinner table that hasn't already been done by Alastair Sim, The Muppets, and just about every community theater in the country? Incredible 3D animation, duh! Or at least that's what Disney is hoping pulls audiences in for "Disney's A Christmas Carol" come November 6.

To promote the film, the "Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour" is currently traveling across the country with stops in over 20 cities. Director Robert Zemeckis and Walt Disney Studios...
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12 Days Of Christmas Films

December 14th, 2008 9:15am EST
Scrooged
Most people have heard of The 12 Days of Christmas and most no nothing more about them than the strange song with geese a-laying and five golden rings somewhere in the middle section. For some they mean a religious celebration beginning on Christmas day and ending with Epiphany on January 6th, the day the three Wise Men delivered their presents to baby Jesus. For those of us who worship movies as a religion we can present some gifts to ourselves, and our fellow movie lovers, by celebrating the 12 Films of Christmas. Whether you choose to lead up to Christmas with these classics or flip the ...
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Danny Elfman's Original Score For Charlotte's Web Hits Stores Dec. 5; Features Sarah McLachlan; Win It!

December 6th, 2006 4:37pm EST
Charlotte’s Web
Three-time Oscar nominee and Grammy Award-winning composer Danny Elfman’s inspiring score for the motion picture Charlotte’s Web will be released December 5 on Sony Classical’s original soundtrack recording, which will also introduce the original song “Ordinary Miracle,” performed by Sarah McLachlan and written by acclaimed songwriter/record producer Glen Ballard and music legend Dave Stewart.

In the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web from writer E.B. White, someone very small finds that the most powerful force in the world is friendship. In the big-screen adaptation, the characters embar...
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Starpulse Christmas Movie Guide

December 5th, 2006 11:12am EST
Santa Clause 3
Having difficulty getting in the holiday spirit? Maybe you need a little Clark Griswold or Charlie Brown to get you in the mood. Check out the Starpulse list of can’t-miss Christmas movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face (or even Ebenezer Scrooge’s angry mug). Full list below:

Starpulse Top 10:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

A Christmas Story

A Charlie Brown Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Home Alone

Elf

Scrooged

It's a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Carol

Animated Favorites:

The Polar Express

Frosty the ...
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'Polar Express' & 'Home Alone' Among Holiday Films Reaching New Classic Status

October 19th, 2006 10:46am EDT
Polar Express
Every holiday season, movie fans watch old favorites like It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story to get in the spirit. But according to a holiday movie survey from Blockbuster, there are a small handful of films, including Polar Express and Home Alone, that are winning hearts as all-time holiday favorites.

Most survey participants named older films like "It's A Wonderful Life" or Miracle on 34th Street as their favorites. In fact the majority of the top movies were made more than 20 years ago. But, while most go traditional with their holiday films, some named a handful of relativ...
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'The Ant Bully' Videogame Ships Today

July 24th, 2006 12:21pm EDT
The Ant Bully Game
Midway Games Inc., a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that it has shipped The Ant Bully videogame, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and personal computers. A Nintendo Wii version of The Ant Bully videogame is scheduled to be released in November.

Backed by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign complementing the feature film release, The Ant Bully videogame follows the general storyline of the film, in which a young boy named ...
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Tom Hanks Sets Guinness World Record

May 10th, 2006 2:09pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Guinness World Records just announced Tom Hanks' entry into the record books for Actor With Most Consecutive $100 Million Grossing Movies. The world-renowned actor was recognized for this achievement after an impressive run from 1998 to 2002 with seven films in a row reaching the milestone mark.

As his latest film Da Vinci Code nears release May 19, Hanks looks to chalk up another $100 million maker and start a new streak picking up from his last film, Polar Express.

According to Guinness World Records, Hanks has appeared in 14 movies with a domestic gross of over $100 million, s...
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New Movies on DVD, Feb. 14

February 14th, 2006 7:59am EST
Proof
This week's new releases include the mathematical drama Proof with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal, the action-adventure Zathura from the writer of The Polar Express and Jumanji, the sickly twisted horror film Saw II, and the mystical sci-fi fantasy Mirrormask.

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Tom Cruise Generated Most Box Office Dollars in 2005, Followed by Johnny Depp

January 27th, 2006 2:45pm EST
Tom Cruise
War of the Worlds star Tom Cruise has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2005 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 74th Annual Top Ten Money-Making Stars Poll. Cruise has won the poll seven times, the most of any actor since 1932, and has placed in the Top Ten 18 times. This was his first top finish since 2001 when he starred with Penelope Cruz in Vanilla Sky.

The Quigley Poll, conducted every year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture exhibitors, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that generated the most box-office revenue in the preceding year for their theatres. L...
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New Movies on DVD, Nov. 22

November 22nd, 2005 8:00am EST
The Polar Express
New releases this week are The Polar Express and War of the Worlds. The Polar Express revolves around Billy, who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so because his family insists that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa.

In War of the Worlds, Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jers...
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