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Disney Is Back…With A Bang…On TCM

Just in time for July 4th weekend, TCM is presenting another selection of goodies from the Disney Vault, and I am pleased to be your host. Tomorrow, July 2nd, the evening kicks off at 8pm Est/5pm Pst with three vintage all-star cartoons set in and around the seashore: Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Beach Picnic (1939), and The Simple Things (1953). All the top Disney cartoon stars are represented here : Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto. Then, in observance of Independence Day, comes Johnny Tremain, the 1957 feature with young Hal Stalmaster as a reluctant hero of the Colonial Era who takes part in the Boston Tea Party. Originally planned (and shot) as a two-part episode of...

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Tell Dan Bucatinsky not to sell his 'I Dream of Jeannie' collectibles

Tell Dan Bucatinsky not to sell his 'I Dream of Jeannie' collectibles
You know Dan Bucatinsky from Scandal, The Comeback, and, starting Tuesday, NBC's hilarious new comedy Marry Me in which he plays one of Casey Wilson's characters dads. But thanks to our EW Pop Culture Personality Test, you will also know him as a man contemplating selling his prized pop culture possessions. Watch the video and read the transcript below for that story and more. Viewers marathoning Scandal who do not know Bucatinsky's character's fate, proceed with caution: He spoils it when naming the TV character he'd date in real life. Marry Me airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Et on NBC.
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Tiger Eyes Movie Review

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Tiger Eyes Movie Review
Title: Tiger Eyes Freestyle Releasing Director: Lawrence Blume Screenwriter: Judy Blume, Lawrence Blume from Judy Blume’s novel Cast: Willa Holland, Army Jo Johnson, Tatanka means, Elise Eberle, Cynthia Stevenson, Lucien Dale, Forrest Fyre, Russell Means Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 5/20/13 Opens: June 7, 2013 When I was in junior high school, our English teachers would hand out lists of recommended summer reading, warning that some of these books would appear after vacation for our pleasure. The lists were divided in half: one half for boys and the other for girls. Maybe “Little Women” for the fair sex and “Johnny Tremain” for the guys. The assumption was that the twain of [ Read More ]

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Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dies at 70 of complications from Ms

Former child star was hand-picked by Walt Disney and spoke openly about the degenerative effects of multiple sclerosis

Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a perky, cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon on a string of 1960s fun-in-the-sun movies with names like Beach Blanket Bingo and Bikini Beach, died Monday. She was 70.

She died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California, of complications from multiple sclerosis, the Walt Disney Co said.

Funicello stunned fans and friends in 1992 with the announcement about her ailment. Yet she was cheerful and upbeat, grappling with the disease with a courage that contrasted with her lightweight teen image of old.

"She will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of Walt Disney's brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent," said Bob Iger,
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'Assassin's Creed III' review: Firing muskets and hunting rabbits has never been so much fun

Muskets. If you want to grasp the uncanny genius of setting a videogame during the Revolutionary War era, look no ­further than the muskets. There’s a moment early in Assassin’s Creed III when you’re combating a squad of redcoats, both sides with period firearms in hand. You fire. They fire. And then you both have to stand there, reloading, for 15 interminable seconds — and it’s hilarious.

It’s a prime example of the fabulous sport this game makes of such a musty period in ­history. You play ­Connor Kenway, a half-Mohawk, half-English assassin whose quest to protect
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The 50 greatest matte paintings of all time

The art of the glass shot or matte painting is one which originated very much in the early ‘teens’ of the silent era. Pioneer film maker, director, cameraman and visual effects inventor Norman Dawn is generally acknowledged as the father of the painted matte composite, with other visionary film makers such as Ferdinand Pinney Earle, Walter Hall and Walter Percy Day being heralded as making vast contributions to the trick process in the early 1920’s.

Boiled down, the matte process is one whereby a limited film set may be extended to whatever, or wherever the director’s imagination dictates with the employment of a matte artist. In it’s most pure form, the artist would set up a large plate of clear glass in front of the motion picture camera upon which he would carefully paint in new scenery an ornate period ceiling, snow capped mountains, a Gothic castle or even an alien world.
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Mindy Newell: Books, Banned and Burned

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This one’s for Martha …

Nothing like a good book to get the rabble-rousers going.

In Field Of Dreams, Ray Kinsella’s wife, played by Amy Madigan, successfully shuts down the effort to ban Terence Mann’s books from the local Iowa school system. Terence Mann – played by James Earl Jones – was based on J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of Catcher In The Rye.

Catcher was published in 1951, and has pretty much stayed on “attempts to ban it” lists since its publication. In fact, it was the most censored book in America from 1961 to 1982, even though, according to Wikipedia, it was the “second most taught book in United States public schools.” It most recently reappeared on the “most challenged books” list, published by American Library Association, in 2009.

These are some of the books I remember being on the curriculum when I was in school, along some that I missed because
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Independence Day Top 10: a totally biased list of the best films for the 4th

Monday Rewind is on hiatus today. Sure, I could tell you that Larry Crowne got his ass handed to him by Transformers, Cars 2 and Bad Teacher this weekend, barely getting one over on Monte Carlo. But that’s just depressing. (Why the hatin’ on Larry? Look up “character based story”, people. Then get back to me.) Instead? Since it’s one of my favorite holidays — the day when you can blow up stuff and be called a True American — I’ve decided to whip out a top ten list. This is a list of all things good, fine and true, movies that you can point to and say yep, that right there? America. Speaking of whipping things out, let’s get started:

10) Blazing Saddles: More schnitzengruben? Yes, please! If you haven’t seen this movie yet, unhook yourself from your internet IV and watch it Right Now. Don’t worry,
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