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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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“And The Oscar Goes To…” Features Great Moments from the Academy’s Archives

“And The Oscar Goes To…” Features Great Moments from the Academy’s Archives

The countdown to the 2015 Academy Awards is almost over with the announcements scheduled for Sunday, February 22. In the meantime, the excitement over this year’s anticipated winners it growing with oscar.go.com being one of the sites that lets viewers pick guess who the winners will be. But if ...

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Home Video Releases for February 17

Home Video Releases for February 17

Families won’t have a lot to bring home on DVD this week unless they like the silly and often crude comedy in Dumb and Dumber To. This continuing story of two less than sharp friends finds the aging pair on a road trip to discover the whereabouts of a ...

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Cinemas Offer Screenings for Families with Children with Autism

Cinemas Offer Screenings for Families with Children with Autism

In recent years, movies like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Adam have addressed Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the big screen. But for many families dealing with this neurodevelopment disorder, a simple afternoon at the movies is not an option. The bright lights on the screen, the loud noises, ...

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Bryce Dallas Howard Takes Over Helen Reddy’s Role in Remake of Pete’s Dragon

Bryce Dallas Howard Takes Over Helen Reddy’s Role in Remake of Pete’s Dragon

Walt Disney Studios has announced it is reimaging the 1977 classic Pete’s Dragon. Principal photography for the movie that will include a mix of live-action and CGI has begun in New Zealand. WETA DIGITAL, the visual effects company founded by Peter Jackson, has been employed to bring the animated dragon, ...

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