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5 items from 2012

"Elf-Man": A New Kind Of Hero

29 November 2012 11:34 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Now available on DVD, from Anchor Bay is director/co-writer Ethan Wiley's 2012 family comedy feature "Elf-Man", starring Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Mirelly Taylor, Jeffrey Combs, Mackenzie Astin, Mirelly Taylor, Carly Robell and Blake Kaiser :

"...it's Christmas Eve at the 'Harper' house and young 'Ryan' and 'Casey' are excited that their scientist father has finally perfected his new invention! But when dad is kidnapped by a bumbling gang of thieves, Casey’s wish on a magic doll causes Santa to leave behind a mischievous 'elf' to save the day.

"Will Santa’s little helper lose all faith in his elf self, or can he discover his true powers to become a real superhero?..."

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- M. Stevens

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What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Wednesday

2 May 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Wednesday: Whoopi Goldberg is in The Middle, President Obama relives the Osama Bin Laden raid, Criminal Minds‘ Prentiss ponders a move, a double helping of The Beek and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), we’ve singled out nine other programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The final five perform British tunes. (Check out Michael Slezak’s song suggestions, vote in our leaderboard poll and watch the most recent episodes of Idology.)

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Whoopi Goldberg guest-stars as a guidance counselor who inspires Sue to reinvent herself. »

- Alyse Whitney

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The Films Of Whit Stillman: A Retrospective

6 April 2012 9:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Charlie: Do you know the film, "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise?" When I first saw that title, I though, "Finally, someone is going to tell the truth about the bourgeoisie." What a disappointment. It would be hard to imagine a less fair or accurate portrait.

Cynthia: Well of course, Bunuel is a surrealist. Despising the bourgeoisie is part of their credo.

Nick: (disgusted) Where do they get off?

Charlie: The truth is the bourgeoisie does have a lot of charm.

Nick: Of course it does, the surrealists were just a bunch of social climbers.

- Whit Stillman, "Metropolitan"

Famously dubbed the “the Wasp Woody Allen” and the “Dickens of people with too much inner life” by reviewers and critics when his comedy-of-manners indie pictures arrived in the early 1990s, Whit Stillman’s ironic, clever and urbane examinations of upward and downward social mobility and the shallow concerns and preoccupations of the young, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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AfterElton Briefs: "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars," Adam Gets Remixed, and the Return of the Garbage Pail Kids!

12 March 2012 3:39 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Neil Patrick Harris hosts the opening night of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Vegas

Happy Birthday to Aaron Eckhart, who is 44, and James Taylor is 64. Time to name your top five James songs! Here are my picks: 5. "You've Got A Friend" 4. "Fire & Rain," 3. "Mockingbird," 2. "Her Town Too," 1. "Everyday". Stockard Channing will play Mandy Moore's mother in Mandy's upcoming ABC sitcom pilot.Nicollette Vs. Marc Cherry: "Insider Alleges ABC Cover-Up To Delete Emails About Nicollette Sheridan’s Ouster"In ratings news, Oprah's interview with Whitney's daughter gave Own the highest ratings in its history.Good news for Gcb fans. After a mediocre debut, this week's episode was up slightly, which bucks the usual second-week slump.iCarly's Jerry Trainor is moving up ... to Nick at Nite. He's starring in the pilot Wendell & Vinnie as "an irresponsible goofball who becomes the guardian to his conservative genius 12-year old nephew. »

- snicks

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Garbage Pail Kids May Be Headed Back To The Big Screen

12 March 2012 1:27 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you were a kid in the .80.s, you may have owned at least one Cabbage Patch Kid, and if your parents and school allowed it, you may have have had a lunch box covered with Garbage Pail Kids stickers. The gross-funny trading card/sticker fad, which parodied Cabbage Patch Kids, was also the source material for a movie starring Mackenzie Astin (younger brother to Sean). My memory of the 1987 film is rusty, but disappointment is the the automatic associated emotion. At the very least, despite recalling the .Smelly Kelly. Garbage Pail Kid with nostalgic fondness, unlike many other movies of my youth, I.ve felt no urge to revisit the film in my adult years. Perhaps I.m in the minority there, or else Hollywood thinks the world needs another attempt at a feature take on the fad. According to Deadline, Michael Eisner.s The Tornante Company is set »

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