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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Television is arguably the saving grace for all successful Thanksgiving celebrations. After getting stuffed to the brim with cheese and feeling tipsy in the early evening, it’s natural to yearn for a nap, a television marathon, or both.

Gear up for the occasion by scouting out the best movies available during Thanksgiving day and all through the weekend. Whether it’s a favorite movie from childhood or a marathon of your favorite show, here’s the complete list of all the best Thanksgiving programming for 2017.

Throwback Thanksgiving Marathon, VH1

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26

What: Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, VH1 will be showing classic throwbacks like “Dazed and Confused” and “Coming to America,” and “Space Jam.” The network will be playing the nostalgia game hard, so you’re bound to catch one of your favorites. Save room in your schedule for “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Pretty Woman.
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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

  • Indiewire
The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Television is arguably the saving grace for all successful Thanksgiving celebrations. After getting stuffed to the brim with cheese and feeling tipsy in the early evening, it’s natural to yearn for a nap, a television marathon, or both.

Gear up for the occasion by scouting out the best movies available during Thanksgiving day and all through the weekend. Whether it’s a favorite movie from childhood or a marathon of your favorite show, here’s the complete list of all the best Thanksgiving programming for 2017.

Throwback Thanksgiving Marathon, VH1

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26

What: Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, VH1 will be showing classic throwbacks like “Dazed and Confused” and “Coming to America,” and “Space Jam.” The network will be playing the nostalgia game hard, so you’re bound to catch one of your favorites. Save room in your schedule for “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Pretty Woman.
See full article at Indiewire »

5 Reasons You Should Venture to Universal Orlando’s Holidays Celebration

  • Collider.com
While one may not immediately equate Universal Studios with “Christmas vacation,” Universal Orlando Resort—which includes the theme parks Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay as well as various on-site hotels and the shopping district CityWalk—is pulling out all the stops this year, and it’s well worth the trip. While celebrating the holidays has been a part of Universal Orlando’s programming for years, 2017 marks the debut of not only Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but also an all-new, downright magical Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s. For …
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‘Daddy’s Home 2′ Review

Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini | Written by Sean Anders, John Morris | Directed by Sean Anders

There’s a scene at the end of Daddy’s Home 2, Sean Anders’ sequel to his mediocre 2015 hit, which has all the hallmarks of a classic Christmas movie climax: the characters, previously at odds, coming together for a joyous singalong. Except the song they choose is Feed the World. The Band Aid anthem – once a call for the Western world to mobilise to relieve the vast suffering in Africa – is malignly appropriated as a campy joke, hollered against a backdrop of a shamelessly product-placed cinema chain handing out free snacks to gorging Americans. It’s not even the worst scene in the film, but it does epitomise a so-called comedy which is thoughtless on multiple levels, and frequently tasteless.

Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are now entrenched
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All the New Shows, Specials, and Movies Airing on Thanksgiving Day

  • BuzzSugar
Thanksgiving is a serious contender for the best holiday for two important reasons: delicious food and excellent TV. (Ok, hanging out with your loved ones is pretty awesome too.) Thanksgiving TV is a treat that's almost on par with pumpkin pie, and the 2017 Thanksgiving Day lineup is no exception. After you've devoured the turkey and cranberries, you and your family can gather around the TV for football, Christmas classics, and, of course, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Once you've polished off your meal on Nov. 23, these Thanksgiving specials, shows, and movies will be ready to keep you and the rest of your family occupied . . . until everyone's ready for seconds. CBS 9:00 a.m. - Thanksgiving Day Parade 4:30 p.m. - Chargers vs. Cowboys 8:30 p.m. - Young Sheldon (new) 9:00 p.m. - Mom (new) 9:30 p.m. - Life in Pieces (new) The CW 8:00 p.m.
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Grey Jason Wu x Diane Kruger: Every Piece From the Collection

Grey Jason Wu x Diane Kruger: Every Piece From the Collection
The moment style savants have been waiting for is finally here: to not just look like Diane Kruger…but live in Diane Kruger. The actress' eight-piece capsule collection with longtime friend and designer Jason Wu was first announced in March, when Diane debuted a few pieces from the collaboration at the Cannes Film Festival. "Diane is a dear friend and someone I've collaborated with for many years. We came up with the idea of creating the capsule together during Christmas vacation in Tulum over drinks on the beach—it just felt so right!" Wu told Vogue. "It has been thrilling watching this capsule collection come together in the most effortless way." Fast forward to November...
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Third & Hopefully Final Trailer for Comedy Sequel 'Daddy's Home 2'

"We're back, with more daddies." Paramount has unwrapped one more trailer for comedy sequel Daddy's Home 2, from director Sean Anders. This is hopefully the final trailer for this movie, because I want to move on and forget about it as soon as possible. Daddy's Home 2 brings back stars Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, and Linda Cardellini, and introduces the fathers of the fathers, including John Lithgow and Mel Gibson, with an appearance by John Cena. I don't know who actually wanted a sequel to Daddy's Home, and while I'm sure many will say they did, I don't recall the first movie getting so much acclaim that this was necessary. But that's me, not my kind of funny. It looks like an awful Christmas Vacation wannabe. Here's the third trailer (+ poster) for Sean Anders' sequel Daddy's Home 2, direct from YouTube: You can still watch the first official trailer for Daddy's Home 2 here,
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Here’s the Full Schedule for Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas

  • Collider.com
Freeform is getting an early jump on their 25 Days of Christmas this year, and the full schedule is already upon is. With Halloween officially in the rearview mirror, it's full steam ahead toward Christmastime, and while it might not be quite time to break out the yule log just yet, it's never too early to start planning your holiday movie marathoning. In that regard, Freeform's always go you covered with Christmas movies running round the clock. The 2017 lineup features 25 days of pure, uninterrupted holiday spirit, including old standbys like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, …
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Mom Wins $10,000 Lottery While Evacuating From Hurricane Irma: ‘We All Started Screaming’

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Mom Wins $10,000 Lottery While Evacuating From Hurricane Irma: ‘We All Started Screaming’
During a time of worry and confusion, one Florida woman happened to find a stroke of sweet, sweet luck.

As Hurricane Irma approached her home in Ocoee, Tiffany Hatfield and her three young daughters prepared to make a 700-mile drive to Virginia to stay with a family friend. Hatfield drove all night through heavy traffic on Sept. 8 until she reached Rocky Mount, N.C., where she pulled over at a convenience store early the next morning for a bathroom break.

“We were rushing because it took us awhile to find a store,” Hatfield, 28, tells People. “But while my daughter was in the bathroom,
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Seven: extra nerdy facts about David Fincher's classic

Simon Brew Sep 18, 2017

Go a little bit deeper behind the scenes of David Fincher's iconic thriller, Seven...

Kicking off a new video series, we’re going to be looking at well-known movies, and just quickly digging up some nerdy facts about them that you may or may not know. But hopefully, you didn’t know. We’ll soon find out.

We’re starting with one of our favourite films: Seven.

By the time the movie arrived in UK cinemas at the start of 1996, it was already earning itself outstanding word of mouth, courtesy of its

Us

release. Still, I was one of many who went about watching it the wrong way. I walked into the cinema armed with a mountain of pick and mix, and too much drink (I’ve learned my lesson since), and was expecting a standard

Hollywood

thriller.

I didn’t get one. This was something much more special.
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BBC Culture Names the Top 100 Comedies of All Time, From ‘Some Like It Hot’ to ‘Airplane!’

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BBC Culture Names the Top 100 Comedies of All Time, From ‘Some Like It Hot’ to ‘Airplane!’
“Well, nobody’s perfect,” may be the last line of “Some Like It Hot,” but BBC Culture’s newest list of the 100 greatest comedies of all time comes pretty darn close. Billy Wilder’s cross-dressing buddy comedy earned the most votes, but the rest of the list is as robust and varied as one would hope, containing slam dunk smash hits as well as lesser known hidden gems.

Read More:The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

The survey included responses from 253 film critics internationally, with freelancers writing in from Syria, Azerbaijan, and Montenegro. For a deeper dive into your favorite critics’ comedic tastes, each individual top ten list is also available for perusal. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, and Kate Erbland participated; their number one picks were “City Lights,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” respectively.

Read More:Jerry Lewis, King of Comedy, Dies at 91

Dr. Strangelove,
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First trailer for ‘Puppet Killer’

The much anticipated trailer for Lisa Ovies’ film Puppet Killer has arrived! And it comes on the heels of some amazing additions to the team. Joining Lisa is producer Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther, who is working on several exclusive songs for the film. Says Leader: “I jumped at the chance to work with Lisa. She is incredibly talented and she just knows how to make a killer movie! Puppet Killer is a great homage to the movies I grew up on and it is an honor to be a part of it. “

The film, which features a ensemble cast including Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante,
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Horror Highlights: Dynamite Entertainment to Develop Elvira Comics & Collectibles, Puppet Killer Trailer, Haunted Towns

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Dynamite Entertainment will honor the Queen of Halloween with new comic books and collectibles, and we have all of the details in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes a look at the trailer for Puppet Killer (produced by Jessica Cameron) and information on the new Destination America series, Haunted Towns.

Dynamite Entertainment Teams Up with Elvira: Press Release: "July 17, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Elvira, Mistress of the Dark - the beloved horror icon brought to (after)life by actress Cassandra Peterson - will join their line of licensed pop culture properties courtesy of a new licensing agreement with Queen "B" Productions and DevlinAgency. The publisher will develop and manufacture a wide variety of product categories including comic books, trading cards, posters, lithographs, card games, and board games.

With her signature blend of sex appeal, fearlessness, sarcasm, and smarts, Elvira rose to stardom in 1981 as
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Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability

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Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability
And so we’ve arrived at an ultra-rare Tuesday national holiday in the States. For some, that means an extra-long holiday weekend. Others might be taking advantage of the day off by watching the Coney Island hot dog-eating contest and then departing from the living room for the remainder of the day.

But for those who will remain glued to the couch on this July 4th, the world of TV has once again provided a treasure trove of non-stop programming. By our count, 36 networks are devoting significant amounts of their Independence Day airtime to a single series. In the spirit of comprehensiveness and giving everyone an equal chance to join in on the fun, here’s a list of this year’s TV marathons, arranged by how well they’ll add to the quality of your holiday.

36. Discovery Life – “Body Bizarre”

Starting at 3 p.m.

There is an episode called
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Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability

Every 2017 4th of July TV Marathon, Ranked by Watchability
And so we’ve arrived at an ultra-rare Tuesday national holiday in the States. For some, that means an extra-long holiday weekend. Others might be taking advantage of the day off by watching the Coney Island hot dog-eating contest and then departing from the living room for the remainder of the day.

But for those who will remain glued to the couch on this July 4th, the world of TV has once again provided a treasure trove of non-stop programming. By our count, 36 networks are devoting significant amounts of their Independence Day airtime to a single series. In the spirit of comprehensiveness and giving everyone an equal chance to join in on the fun, here’s a list of this year’s TV marathons, arranged by how well they’ll add to the quality of your holiday.

36. Discovery Life – “Body Bizarre”

Starting at 3 p.m.

There is an episode called
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Johnny Galecki’s House Burns Down in Massive Fire; Actor Unharmed

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Johnny Galecki’s House Burns Down in Massive Fire; Actor Unharmed
The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki’s large ranch burned down on Monday night in a massive fire, Variety has confirmed with the actor’s reps.

Galecki was not at the property at the time of the fire and is unharmed.

The hideway home was in San Luis Obispo, located in between Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to the TMZ, who first broke the news, the 1,200 acre fire burned down the ranch and other property on the estate. As of press time, 40% of the fire had been contained.

The actor’s rep confirms the report that states Galecki has not yet seen the property, but plans to check out the scene once the fire is completely contained.

According to a statement from Galecki, no one was harmed in the fire.
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Film Review: ‘Better Watch Out’

Film Review: ‘Better Watch Out’
Home Alone” meets “The Bad Seed” in “Better Watch Out,” a clever black comedy-cum-horror pic in which the apparent home invasion that traps a babysitter and her charges turns out to be something else entirely. This macabre Christmas movie, a co-production shot in Australia but set in Anytown USA, seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible. It’s already sold to numerous territories (including Well Go for North America) with an eye toward a seasonally appropriate late-2017 release.

Squabbling as usual before leaving for a dinner party, the Lerners (expert comic turns by Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton, seen again just briefly at the end) leave only-child Lukas (Levi Miller) in the care of Ashley (Olivia DeJonge). At age 12, you might expect Luke to chafe at still requiring a sitter. But in fact he has high
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Neca unveils Chainsaw Clark collectible figure from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Neca has revealed its eight inch Chainsaw Clark figure which is based on the likeness of Chevy Chase in the classic festive comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The collectible figure comes with a range of accessories including a Marty Moose mug, a removable hockey mask and a chainsaw and is set to go on sale in July; take a look below…

This Christmas, in Clark’s quest for the perfect family gathering, he’ll short out Chicago’s power grid, electrocute a cat, battle a tree-loving squirrel, hold his boss hostage and spend some quality time with the local police department… maybe it’ll be a Merry Christmas after all!

Celebrate more than 25 years of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with this clothed action figure from the hilarious holiday classic movie.

Chainsaw Clark stands 8” tall and has fabric clothing. The figure features the authorized likeness of Chevy Chase and
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The Films of Frank Capra III, Ranked

As The Fate of The Furious enters theaters, a ranking of its 1st Assistant Director’s oeuvre.

Friday brings us the release of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in The Fast & The Furious series. Thus, there could be no better time to look back and rank the previous works of one of the films most notable craftsmen, a man whose name is legendary. I speak of course of First Assistant Director Frank Capra III.

Capra III is the grandson of director Frank Capra, a Hollywood legend whose work includes It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and It’s a Wonderful Life. How did that pedigree fare two generations removed? This exhaustive look at Mr. Capra III’s 1st Ad career will tell the tale.

While the film’s director often gets the lion’s share of the credit, the First Ad is one of the most critical positions on set. In
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Seven: the brilliance of David Fincher’s chase scene

Ryan Lambie Apr 3, 2017

At the centre Seven lies a nerve-jangling chase sequence - one that sums up David Fincher’s brilliance as a filmmaker...

Spoilers for Seven lie ahead.

See related The quiet brilliance of Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists

There are occasions where we have sheer luck to thank for the existence of a movie. Take Seven, David Fincher’s atmospheric thriller from 1995; had the studio behind its making, New Line, not sent Fincher the wrong draft of the script, the film may never have been made - at least, not by Fincher, who at that time was still smarting from the experience of making his debut, Alien 3.

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker had initially written Seven as a spec script - the kind of high-concept thriller that would get him noticed, get him out of his day job at Tower Records and into a career as a writer. About
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