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Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Doesn't Need Any Saving - It's Perfect!

December 12th, 2013 8:45pm EST
Saving Mr. Banks
 

How a person feels about a particular film has nothing to do with whether it's good or bad; whether the critics love it or hate it or what your friends say about it. It's your own personal experience that counts. Some films just work for you and others don't. It's the same with art, music, and theatre - no matter how much you argue with someone over the merits of a certain film - it's not going to change the kind of experience you have.

That being said, I absolutely loved every second of 'Saving Mr. Banks' directed by John Lee Hancock ('The Blindside'). From the brilliant performances o...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Peter Pan - Diamond Edition'

February 8th, 2013 8:30am EST
Peter Pan
Here we go!  We’re flying off to check out another release of the famed Disney classic "Peter Pan", out in a Diamond Edition now from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.  The review of Neverland awaits below!

 

   Title: "Peter Pan - Diamond Edition

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Voices of Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried

   Director: Various

   Rating: G

   Runtime: 77 minutes

   Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

   Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

 

The Flick: Anyone who doesn’t get a pinch of youthful energy out of "Peter Pan" is someone I don't want to meet.  Th...
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Tom Hanks In Talks To Play Walt Disney

April 10th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is slated to play beloved moviemaker Walt Disney is a new film about the making of Mary Poppins.

The Forrest Gump actor is set to star opposite Emma Thompson in the movie, which chronicles Disney's battle to secure the rights to Mary Poppins. Author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's efforts to convince her a big screen version of her books would be a good idea.

Rumors suggest it took Disney two decades to be given the green light and he had to surrender script approval rights to the stubborn author. When filming got underway in the early 1960s, Disney and Travers clashed over...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Lady and the Tramp' (Diamond Edition)

February 10th, 2012 9:27am EST
Lady and the Tramp photo
Two dogs. One spaghetti strand. A kiss. So goes the iconic scene of two hounds from opposite sides of the tracks in the Disney classic "Lady and the Tramp", hitting Diamond Edition Blu-ray this week from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Follow the furry paw prints below.

Title: "Lady and the Tramp" (Diamond Edition)

Grade: 5

Cast: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Rating: G

Runtime: 76 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: By far my favorite of...
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DVD Review: 'Lemonade Mouth'

May 25th, 2011 11:41am EDT
Lemonade Mouth photo
With teen kids and their bands all the rage these days, leave it to the folks over at the mouse-eared Walt Disney company to infuse a little modern song and dance of their own. The result is the music driven flick "Lemonade Mouth" (on shelves May 24 from Disney DVD) about five very different kids who form an unlikely musical connection. Check out the review and extras below.

Title: "Lemonade Mouth"

Grade: 3

Cast: Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko

Director: Patricia Riggen

Rating: G

Runtime: 107 minutes

Release Company: Disney

Website: http://disneydvd.disney.go....
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Happy 60th Birthday, Kurt Russell!

March 17th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Kurt Russell
It's a big day for Kurt Russell - the Hollywood star turns 60 today. The birthday boy was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1951, and by the tender age of 10 he had landed his first acting job, making his big screen debut in "The Absent-Minded Professor."

One of the few child stars to carve out a lasting and successful career, Russell has been in over 40 movies in the past four decades.

And there'll be another milestone for Kurt in May - his partner Goldie Hawn's daughter Kate Hudson is due to welcome her second child!

To kick off the celebrations, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts abou...
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Walt Disney Records Releases New 'Imagination Movers' CD

July 10th, 2009 4:15pm EDT
Imagination Movers For Those About To Hop
Have you ever seen a field filled with parents and their kids -- all hopping? That was the scene at the Imagination Movers' triumphant hometown show at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and it's similar to the scene that plays out in living rooms across the country when viewers tune into the "Imagination Movers'" hit Disney Channel series. Fans of the "Imagination Movers" have one more reason to bounce, pogo and hop, now that the smart kid-pop quartet has released its newest CD "For Those About to Hop" nationwide on July 7.

The Movers -- Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave ...
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Say What? Most Bizarre Celebrity Rumors & Myths

August 12th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Richard Gere
Who hasn't heard the infamous rumor about Richard Gere and the gerbil? Is it true that Michael Jackson sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber? Did Tom Cruise really use sperm specimens of late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to father Suri?

These are simply a taste of some of the wacky, tacky and downright bizarre celebrity rumors that have circulated the mill at some point. So which of these celebrity myths can be debunked and which hold a grain of truth?

DEBUNKED

Intriguingly salacious though it was, the mid 1980's rumor that Gere, the handsome young star of An Officer and a ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 5

December 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Frankie Muniz
Happy Birthday to "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz (1985), comedienne Margaret Cho (1968), country singer Gary Allan (1967), Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik (1965), actress and 80s hottie Morgan Brittany (1951), singer/songwriter Jim Messina (1947), Spanish tenor Jose Carreras (1946), American singer Little Richard (1932), film director Otto Preminger (1906; d. 1986), animator Walt Disney (1901; cryogenically frozen, 1966), Metropolis director Fritz Lang (1890; d. 1976), American general George Armstrong Custer (1839; d. 1876), and 8th President of the United States Martin Van Buren (17...
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Starpulse's Christmas Music Guide

November 23rd, 2007 11:00am EST
Mannheim Steamroller
Okay, as of today the holiday season is officially upon us. Traditionally known as 'Black Friday' to shoppers across the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving marks the biggest shopping day of the year in the country. There will be sales galore and alarm clocks will be ringing in the wee hours of the night to get the masses ready to hit their local Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Target, etc., to hunt for those earlybird specials-- rewards for those who line up early to catch those 5-9am one-time-only superdeals while the rest of us are having breakfast.

As the hustle and bustle of the seaso...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 5

December 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Frankie Muniz
Happy Birthday to "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz (1985), comedienne Margaret Cho (1968), country singer Gary Allan (1967), Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik (1965), actress and 80s hottie Morgan Brittany (1951), singer/songwriter Jim Messina (1947), Spanish tenor Jose Carreras (1946), American singer Little Richard (1932), film director Otto Preminger (1906; d. 1986), animator Walt Disney (1901; cryogenically frozen, 1966), Metropolis director Fritz Lang (1890; d. 1976), American general George Armstrong Custer (1839; d. 1876), and 8th President of the United States Martin Van Buren (17...
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Disney Records' Cheetah Girls Launch Fall Concert Tour

August 10th, 2006 11:17am EDT
The Cheetah Girls
Walt Disney Records' multi-platinum recording group The Cheetah Girls (Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams) will embark on a 40-city concert tour beginning September 15th in Seattle, Washington. The tour comes in support of their new album, The Cheetah Girls 2, soundtrack to the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie. The CD features 13 hip-hop, R&B, Latin and tango-influenced tracks performed by the tween superstars. The movie's anthem song and the soundtrack's lead single, "The Party's Just Begun," will be featured in The Cheetah Girls' ...
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Film and TV Stars Give Extraordinary Performances on Lullabye Compilation

April 24th, 2006 10:00pm EDT
Elton John
Who wouldn't want Hollywood's biggest stars to sing them to sleep? Some of the most surprising voices in Hollywood, accompanied by musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, lend their talents to a new album, "Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars," to be released by Rhino Records on April 25. It's the perfect soundtrack for quiet evenings at home, with your children…or without them.

The CD features 14 spellbinding tunes by composers including Elton John, Billy Joel, Sade, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney, beautifully sung and lushly orchestrated. A portion of the proceeds will be...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 5

December 5th, 2005 3:00am EST
Frankie Muniz
Happy Birthday to "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz (1985), comedienne Margaret Cho (1968), country singer Gary Allan (1967), Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik (1965), actress and 80s hottie Morgan Brittany (1951), singer/songwriter Jim Messina (1947), Spanish tenor Jose Carreras (1946), guitarist JJ Cale (1938), American singer Little Richard (1932), film director Otto Preminger (1906; d. 1986), animator Walt Disney (1901; d. 1966), Metropolis director Fritz Lang (1890; d. 1976), American general George Armstrong Custer (1839; d. 1876), and 8th President of the United States Martin Van Bu...
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