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  • Tonight: 25 Days of Christmas; ‘A Bride for Christmas’; ‘Sullivan’s Travels’

     
    Yes, “It's a Wonderful Life” is a tradition on NBC, and it's airing at 8 tonight. But Jimmy Stewart has a lot of competition, some of it very worthy, Saturday night. A sampling: ***ABC Family starts its 25 Days of Christmas festival with a...
  • 'Red 2' looks to an older audience for box-office action

     'Red 2' looks to an older audience for box-office action
    The conventional wisdom holds that summer is for teens — hence so many superheroes, fart jokes and massive pieces of machinery — and that adults better wait until fall if they want to visit the multiplex. "Red 2" is set to turn the...
  • American Cinematheque celebrates comic genius Preston Sturges

    American Cinematheque celebrates comic genius Preston Sturges
    For several years in the 1940s, Preston Sturges wrote and directed a series of flawless social comedies that were an intoxicating mix of sophisticated dialog and freewheeling slapstick. The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is...
  • DVD Review: Cannes winner 'Reality' is a bitter pill

    DVD Review: Cannes winner 'Reality' is a bitter pill
    Young Italian director Matteo Garrone became known in the U.S. when "Gomorrah" — his sprawling 2008 look at contemporary organized crime in Naples — won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and was selected as Italy's official Oscar entry. He won...
  • Long-lost early Orson Welles film 'Too Much Johnson' recovered

    Long-lost early Orson Welles film 'Too Much Johnson' recovered
    Orson Welles' long-lost film "Too Much Johnson," which the seminal filmmaker directed two years before coming to Hollywood to make his landmark 1941 drama "Citizen Kane," has been recovered. The announcement was made by the National Film Preservation...
  • A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots

    A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots
    On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say: OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
  • Top TV of 2012: Poehler's Leslie Knope shines on 'Parks and Rec'

    Top TV of 2012: Poehler's Leslie Knope shines on 'Parks and Rec'
    Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...
  • Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity

    Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity
    Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
  • 'The Social Network': Great TV comes to the big screen

     
    There are a million things you can say about "The Social Network," which has easily been one of the most talked-about movies in Hollywood this year. But what has struck me the most about the film is that it is......
  • The new docs: Do they change our minds or just preach to the converted?

     
    Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up for a few brief moments in "The Expendables" this year, but the only movie in which the California governor has played a major role since he took office in 2003 is not an action film but......
  • Zagat Survey ranks ‘The Lady Eve’ with ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Casablanca’

     
    Another greatest-movies-of-all-time list is coming at you. This one from Zagat Survey reveals the choices of 20,773 moviegoers that fill the new guide “The World's Best Movies.” It's another example of round up the usual suspects, with “...
  • ‘Moguls & Movie Stars’ studies Hollywood dreams and nightmares

     
    Walt Disney had it easy. Mickey Mouse wasn't a difficult star. But Jack Warner battled James Cagney, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland, among others. TCM's epic “Moguls & Movie Stars” is beautifully arranged scrapbook of Hollywood history...