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Disney Plans to Revisit Indiana Jones

Disney Plans to Revisit Indiana Jones

Move over Harrison Ford. After successfully portraying the adventurous archeologist Indiana Jones in four movies, Ford may be handing over his fedora and bullwhip to a younger actor waiting in the wings.  

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Three Films to Help Teach Children About the Holocaust

Three Films to Help Teach Children About the Holocaust

January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place on the anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation.  

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Wicked Rumored to be Coming to Theaters in 2016

Wicked Rumored to be Coming to Theaters in 2016

Wicked fans may have reason to rejoice. Rumors are circulating the Broadway hit will make its silver screen debut in 2016.

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Emma Watson and Lily James Take Live Action Roles in Disney Classics

Emma Watson and Lily James Take Live Action Roles in Disney Classics

Disney is bringing a live-action version of the Cinderella story to the big screen this March. The film stars Lily James in the title role and Richard Madden as the handsome prince. The film is the first of several animated Disney classics being remade with live characters.

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Home Video Releases for January 27

Home Video Releases for January 27

The animated movie The Book of Life comes to home video this week. In this lively and colorful film based in Mexico, two suitors vie for the hand of the lovely Maria. But this story about balancing respect for family heritage with your own dreams includes some intervention by those ...

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Aging on the Big Screen Sees Older Actors in the Spotlight

Aging on the Big Screen Sees Older Actors in the Spotlight

Once actors of a certain age couldn’t get work in Hollywood. Female actors especially had few roles to choose from unless they were typecasts as “mums, sexless crones or cougars.” And the definition of “older” was often relative. In a study published in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, ...

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Bikinis Banned at Miss World Competition

Bikinis Banned at Miss World Competition

Regardless of how people feel about beauty pageants, they have a way of getting attention. At the recent Miss Universe contest, Miss Canada’s national costume—complete with hockey sticks and a mini Stanley Cup—went viral with both positive and negative reaction.

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DreamWorks Animation to Cut 500 Jobs

DreamWorks Animation to Cut 500 Jobs

How to Train Your Dragon 2 recently won a Golden Globe for Best Animation. And now is a frontrunner in the 2015 Oscar race for Best Animation. But despite the accolades the studio behind the production is receiving, there’s not a lot of celebration at Dream Works Animation.

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Get Ready to Host Your Own Oscar-Inspired Party

Get Ready to Host Your Own Oscar-Inspired Party

The 2015 Academy Awards Ceremony is a month away. That can seem like a long time if you are one of the nominees waiting to hear who wins. But if you want to host an Oscar Night event, it’s time to start planning your big gala. So what does it ...

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Netflix Says Bye-Bye to Nacho Libre and Others on February 1

Netflix Says Bye-Bye to Nacho Libre and Others on February 1

If you’re like me, you have a long list of things you want to do when you get around to it. Well if that list includes things you want to watch on Netflix, you better hurry. The company recently announced what shows and movies will be leaving in February. ...

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What’s New For Families on Netflix - January 2015

What’s New For Families on Netflix - January 2015

Procrastinators take note. If you snooze you’ll likely lose your chance to watch that movie that you’ve been meaning to take in on Netflix. Contracts with film and television distributors are for a limited time. Of course the good news is that Netflix is continually adding content with ...

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Home Video Releases for January 20

Home Video Releases for January 20

It’s awards season in Hollywood. And that means movie news is everywhere right now. But if you are looking for something new to watch at home this week, you’re options are still a little slim.

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2015 Critics Choice Awards

2015 Critics Choice Awards

On January 15, 2015, the members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (which includes our Rod Gustafson) had their say about the best movies released in 2014. The winners were announced at the Critics Choice Movie Awards (CCMAs). These awards are decided by over 300 broadcast film critics in the US and Canada. Unlike ...

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Generous Donors Continue To Help Students See “Selma”

Generous Donors Continue To Help Students See “Selma”

The movie Selma may have been snubbed by the Academy, with only two Oscar nominations, but many students across the country will have a chance to see the film at no cost. This opportunity is due to the generosity of many local and national donors who want young people to ...

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2015 Oscar Nominations

2015 Oscar Nominations

It’s Oscar season and the nominations were announced earlier today. As usual, the big news is just as much about the movies not included as it is about the movies that are. Personally, the big miss for me was The Lego Movie in the animation category. Another notable absentee ...

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