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TCM Big Screen Classics 2016 Lineup Announced

8 December 2015 4:47 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Discover the stuff that dreams are made of. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three. Take a day off with Ferris Bueller. Survive a winter in the Overlook Hotel. Movie lovers will be able to do all of this and more in 2016 as Fathom Events partners with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for the biggest-ever “TCM Big Screen Classics” series.

The not-to-miss lineup begins in January and continues monthly throughout the year as Fathom Events and TCM bring some of the greatest titles ever back into movie theaters, each for just four showings. These classics will each be accompanied by specially produced commentary from TCM hosts Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz.

The series will include “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Planet of the Apes” and “The King and I” from Twentieth Century Fox; “The Maltese Falcon,” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “The Shining” from Warner Bros.; “The Ten Commandments, »

- Michelle McCue

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TCM Expands Classic Film Screening Series with Fathom Events

7 December 2015 6:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Turner Classic Movies is expanding its partnership with Fathom Events to screen classic films in theaters nationwide.

The partnership began in 2012 with a handful of screenings spread throughout the year. In 2016, titles will be offered on a monthly basis in about 500 theaters, starting in January with 1969’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

“The series allows us to bring fans another opportunity to engage with classic movies on the big screen from a variety of studios and eras allowing TCM to be the ultimate movie lover destination,” said TCM general manager Jennifer Dorian.

The screenings include specially produced commentary tracks from TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz.

Here’s the full lineup:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Sunday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 20Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the buddy film with this western classic. Sundance (Redford) is a mighty quick draw, and his partner »

- Variety Staff

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

29 November 2015 1:16 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Remakes have been a big part of the film industry ever since the silent era. As part of our ongoing series, Cinelinx looks at the remake of a beloved classic kid’s film to see how it compares to the original. This week, we look at Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) on its tenth anniversary.

In the last article, we talked about how the choice of actors can improve a remake. Sometimes it’s not even a question of a good actor or a bad actor. It’s about the right actor, and the choices he/she makes in the role. In this week’s article, we focus on how the wrong actor can spoil a remake.

Ronald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is the tale of a poor boy named Charlie who is one of several kids to win a golden »

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See the Cast of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' Reunited For Some Bubble-bursting Truth

12 November 2015 4:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

This year marked the 10th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton's take on the classic Raold Dahl children's book of the same name, but there wasn't much commemoration of the occasion. Meanwhile, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the much earlier adaptation directed by Mel Stuart, is still so beloved that it's being celebrated this week for no real reason at all.  Except for yet another instance where we get to see what the kids look like today, all grown up. The five former child actors who played Golden Ticket winners Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teevee and Augustus Gloop reunited over Halloween weekend, along with one of the Oompa Loompas, for Orlando's Spooky Empire horror...

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“That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff”: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People

25 January 2015 9:56 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Quick…name a favorable film where the landscape is run by (or at least partially include) the demographic of little people as part of the instrumental storyline? C’mon…it should not be that difficult, okay? If you want to mention say Darby O’Gill and the Little People then that would fine. How about Bad Santa or Poltergeist for that matter?

In That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People we will take a look at some of the mini megastars that inhabited these movies and contributed their fair share of entertainment value to the on-screen proceedings. The debate as to whether some of these selected films featuring these pint-sized performers are considered positive, exploitative or dismissive are not up for discussion (although one of these considerations could apply in the minds of a few folks). Instead, we want to celebrate the inclusion of »

- Frank Ochieng

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