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Apple Scores the Most Movie Product Placements Thanks to The Lego Movie

Apple Scores the Most Movie Product Placements Thanks to The Lego Movie

Product placement in movies has become a big business as advertisers look for another way to get their merchandise in front of consumers. For 15 years Brandchannel has listed the products that show up in the top movies. Some are obvious, like Apple computers in everything from G.I. Joe: Retaliation ...

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Dan Stevens to Take on the Role of the Beast in New Live Action Disney Film

Dan Stevens to Take on the Role of the Beast in New Live Action Disney Film

Downton Abbey fans will see a familiar face in Disney’s new live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Dan Stevens (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Fifth Estate) is in negotiations to play the Beast opposite Emma Watson (Harry Potter franchise, The Perks of Being ...

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Home Video Releases for March 3

Home Video Releases for March 3

Home video shelves are bulging with new releases this week, including a little something for almost everyone.

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The Sound of Music Stars Celebrate Long Careers in the Movie Business

The Sound of Music Stars Celebrate Long Careers in the Movie Business

Today marks not only the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music but also a full and varied career for both Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Fifty years ago, Andrews starred as a young and somewhat free spirited young postulant preparing to take her vows. However the other nuns question ...

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Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at Age 83

Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at Age 83

Star Trek fans around the world are mourning the loss of American actor Leonard Nimoy who passed away today at age 83. He made famous the line “live long and prosper” and had a lengthy career in television and movies. But his most well-known role was as the logical Vulcan Spock ...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2

5 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2

If you love reading The Cat in the Hat or any of the other whimsical, rhyming stories by Dr. Seuss then get ready to mark Dr. Seuss Day on March 2. The National Education Association is sponsoring the annual Read Across America Day to celebrate literacy on the author’s birthday.

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Nine Movies and Their Remakes that are Worth a Second Look

Nine Movies and Their Remakes that are Worth a Second Look

Remakes aren’t a new idea in Hollywood. The industry has been recycling good stories—and some not so good stories—since the film business began. The entertainment website imdb.com lists 175 television and film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novella The Christmas Carol. While not every story deserves a second ...

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Could 2015 Be Another Year of Remakes and Sequels at the Cinema?

Could 2015 Be Another Year of Remakes and Sequels at the Cinema?

The live action movie Cinderella opens in theaters on March 13, indicating once again that fresh ideas appear to be a sparse commodity in theaters where sequels and remakes already dominate the big screens.

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Disney Releases Trailer for New Frozen Fever Short

Disney Releases Trailer for New Frozen Fever Short

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and the adorable snowman Olaf are all back in a new Disney short entitled Frozen Fever. And now the studio has released a trailer for the highly anticipated story about two sisters from the Kingdom of Arendelle. In this movie Elsa and Kristoff are planning a spectacular ...

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Do The Oscars Deliberately Snub Families?

Do The Oscars Deliberately Snub Families?

Having reviewed films from a family perspective for over two decades it is obvious that family entertainment doesn’t receive much love from the voters who determine the biggest awards in Hollywood. This year was no exception. The crowning glory (the Best Picture award) at the 2015 Oscars went to an ...

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Johnny Depp Hopes for Success as Filming Begins on Fifth Pirate Movie

Johnny Depp Hopes for Success as Filming Begins on Fifth Pirate Movie

After a string of disappointing outings at the box office, Johnny Depp may be trying to revive his career by revisiting one of his most popular characters—Captain Jack Sparrow.  

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Home Video Releases for February 24

Home Video Releases for February 24

If you didn’t get a chance to see all the Oscar-nominated movies before the big ceremony on the weekend, you can bring home a couple of the winners this week on home video.

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4 Movies to Celebrate Chinese New Year

4 Movies to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important event on the Chinese calendar as family members return to their homes to celebrate the arrival of the new year. It is also the longest national holiday in the country lasting for the first fifteen days of the lunar calendar. The Chinese New ...

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8 Kevin Costner Movies You Won’t Want to Miss

8 Kevin Costner Movies You Won’t Want to Miss

Kevin Costner takes on the role of high school cross country coach Jim White in the movie McFarland USA. In this inspirational movie that opens this weekend, White takes a team of impoverished immigrant boys all the way to the California state championship. It’s a role that will likely ...

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New Host Set to Take the Reins at the Oscars

New Host Set to Take the Reins at the Oscars

What could be more nerve-wracking than hoping to hear your name read as a winner at the Academy Awards?

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