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National Link Registry

19 December 2012 6:24 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Hollywood Reporter  A former sitcom writer "kvells and kvetches" about The Guilt Trip and Parental Guidance starring Babs and Bette

PopWatch Mark Harris on Hollywood's love of gun violence. I highly recommend reading this but I highly caution Not reading the comments because as per usual the gun crazies come out. They'd have us all packing and I so don't want to live in their preferred world.

Cinema Blend Katey & Eric on 12 Unfairly Overlooked Movies of 2012 from Hello I Must Be Going (Yay, Melanie!) through Cosmopolis

Awards Daily Whoa. Ann Dowd is footing the bill for her own Oscar campaign.

The Hollywood Reporter talks to Emayatzy Corinealdi on her breakthrough in Middle of Nowhere. You know. I've been trying not to talk about this because I can't figure out a way to say it that doesn't sound indelicate but in some ways I really hate falling in love with »

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25 Films Added to National Film Registry, Including 'Matrix,' 'Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'A League of Their Own'

19 December 2012 11:53 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Twenty-five films are selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry was established in 1989 to highlight the need for Us film heritage preservation. The librarian names 25 films each year (each must be a minimum of ten years old) that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” The films will be preserved at the Library of Congress or through collaborations with other archives, studios and filmmakers. This year, librarian James M. Billington states, “These films are not selected as the best American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.”

 Among the 2012 selections, listed below, are “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (1914), “A Christmas Story” (1983), “A League of Their Own” (1992), “The Matrix” (1999) and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” »

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Library Of Congress Honors 'A Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast At Tiffany's,' And More (Photos)

19 December 2012 9:50 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A whole new crop of movie classics have been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The honored 25 include "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "A League of Their Own" and the seasonally-appropriate "A Christmas Story." The 1983 film has become an instant Yuletide classic, which follows the bespectacled boy, Ralphie, through his 1940s-Christmas. (Soap-in-the-mouth, tongue-freezing-to-polls ensues.) The rest of the list run the gauntlet from "The Matrix" to "Dirty Harry" to 1897's “The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight." “These films are not selected as the best American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture,” Librarian of Congress James M. Billington said in an official statement. “They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.” Take a look at the full list of movies selected for 2012 and check out the gallery below. Photos: [via AP] »

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Dirty Harry, The Matrix, Slacker, Two-lane Blacktop, and More Added to National Film Registry

19 December 2012 7:34 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Every year, The National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry.  These movies will be housed in the Library of Congress, and will be carefully preserved as part of American history.  This year, the Board's selections included Dirty Harry, The Matrix, Two-Lane Blacktop, Slacker, The Spook Who Sat By the Door, A Christmas Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and A League of Their Own.  Personally, I'm surprised The Big Lebowski and Die Hard still haven't made it in, especially when a movie like A League of Their Own can make it in.  I love A League of Their Own, but it hasn't had anywhere near the cultural impact as Lebowski or Die Hard. Hit the jump for the full list of films.  If you want to know more about the National Film Registry, you should check out the documentary These Amazing Shadows.  Click here to read my review. »

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National Film Registry: Now With More The Matrix and A League of Their Own

19 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A League of Their Own and The Matrix: together at last and forever. (There's no crying in the Matrix, because it's all just a mental projection.) The two films were among the 25 chosen to be included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Other notable additions include: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Dirty Harry, Slacker, Laurel and Hardy's Son of the Desert, the 1914 adaption of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Born Yesterday, the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk, the original 3:10 to Yuma, and Kodachrome's 1922 revolutionary color film test. Also, it appears the Library of Congress is in the holiday spirit, as A Christmas Story also made the cut. It's good to know there's a backup just in case TBS goes under. »

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'Dirty Harry' and 'The Matrix' among films added to National Film Registry

19 December 2012 6:50 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

It's time to brush up on your film history, because the Librarian of Congress has added 25 more films to the National Film Registry. Among them are movies like "A Christmas Story" (and just in time for the holiday), "Dirty Harry" and "The Matrix," with movies like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "A League of Their Own" also making the cut.

The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of the films. Once a movie is added to the Registry, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation then makes sure that it is preserved for generations to come. This new batch of movies brings up the total number of films in the Library of Congress registry to 600.

"Established by Congress in 1989, the National Film Registry spotlights the importance of preserving America's unparalleled film heritage," Librarian of Congress James Billington says in a statement. "These films are not selected as the »

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‘The Matrix,’ ‘Dirty Harry,’ and More Added to National Film Registry

19 December 2012 6:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We’ve lost something close to 3/4 of black and white films. It’s easy to imagine that we have all of them at our fingertips, and that they’ll be there forever, but that’s simply not the reality, and it’s a good reminder of what can happen if we’re not careful. That’s part of why the work of the National Film Registry is so vital. They ensure that a large number of time-tested films survive to test even more time. This year, as usual, they’ve selected 25 flicks to preserve including The Matrix, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Dirty Harry, and A Christmas Story (which will also be preserved 24-hours a day as long as TBS still exists). The Library of Congress has also saved Delmer Daves’ 3:10 to Yuma (1957); Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a MurderGeorge Cukor’s Born Yesterday; Penny Marshall’s A League of Their Own; Richard Linklater’s Slacker »

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National Film Registry adds 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' 'Dirty Harry,' 'The Matrix'

19 December 2012 5:36 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Dirty Harry, and A League of Their Own will be preserved for their enduring significance in American culture at by the Library of Congress, along with A Christmas Story and some pioneering sports movies.

They are among 25 selections the library is inducting Wednesday into the National Film Registry. Congress created the program in 1989 to preserve films for their cultural or historical significance. The latest additions bring the registry to 600 films that include Hollywood features, documentaries, independent films and early experimental flicks.

The newest film chosen for preservation is 1999′s The Matrix, noted for its state-of-the-art special »

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Dirty Harry, The Matrix Added to National Film Registry, Kristen Stewart Apologizes and Other Must-Read News

19 December 2012 5:19 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Somebody just made Clint Eastwood's day. The Hollywood legend's cop classic Dirty Harry is one of 25 films being added to the National Film Registry, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Library of Congress' venerable list singles out significant films that will be preserved for their indelible impact on American cinema and culture.   Clint's in good company: This year's roster also includes classics such a Breakfast at Tiffany's, Anatomy of a Murder and Born Yesterday, along with more recent popcorn fare like A League of Their Own and The Matrix. Clint's Harry on the same list as Keanu Reeves' Neo? Whoa, indeed! Here's what else went »

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'Dirty Harry' Among Films Enshrined in National Film Registry

19 December 2012 12:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Just in time for the holidays -- and sure to make Clint Eastwood’s day -- the Librarian of Congress has selected A Christmas Story (1983) and Dirty Harry (1971) to be among the next batch of 25 motion pictures to be included in the National Film Registry. Also in the Class of 2012 are such great Hollywood films as Born Yesterday (1950), featuring Judy Holliday’s Oscar-winning performance; Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), starring the luminous Audrey Hepburn; Penny Marshall’s baseball period piece A League of Their Own(1992); and the Wachowskis’ cyberpunk science-fiction epic The Matrix (1999), the most recent work

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Watch/Discuss Last Night's "Modern Family:" Farmbo

13 December 2012 5:26 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Cam and Claire want to flip a house, but first they have to flip Mitch and Phil.

Favorite Moments:

"What did we learn from A League Of Their Own?" "There's no crying in baseball." "No, that Madonna is a lousy actress, and so are you." Gloria trying to control her rage in front of the baby. "I'm going to be the designer because I know about colors and shapes.". "So does Lily." Farmbo.

"There's mustard here from Reuben's reuben. That's what happens when you put a narcissist in charge of snack day." Mitch is amazed at the job Claire and Cam did with the baseball field. Except for "the little bump in the middle."

What were your favorite moments?

Need to catch up? You can find recent past episodes of Modern Family here.

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Modern Family Review: Field of Dreams

13 December 2012 12:49 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

This week's Modern Family actually reminded me a bit of the episode on Modern Family Season 3 called "Punkin Chunkin." It was all about the dreamers versus the realists.

"Diamond In The Rough" presented the same kind of look at the relationships between the characters in the Dunphy-Pritchitt families. Except this time instead of dreamers and realists, it was gas pedals and brakes. It also switched up the roles a little. 

As you can see above, it's our four main culprits in the photo above that are the gas pedals and the brakes. We all know that there must be balance in every relationship in order for it to work. Usually it's Cam and Phil who are the upbeat positive dreamers and Claire and Mitchell who are more pessimistic and realistic. After all, they are Jay's children - and have you met Jay? 

Sure, he makes good jokes and has a lot of wisdom to offer, »

- leigh.raines@gmail.com (Leigh Raines)

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AfterElton Briefs: "Southern Knights," Another "Doctor Who" Tease, and the Spice Girls Musical Opens to ... Reviews

12 December 2012 2:50 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Parker Young on the set of Suburgatory.

Birthday shoutouts go to Jennifer Connelly, who is 42, Mayim Bialik is 37, and Sheila E. is 55. Everyone knows her Top Ten hit "The Glamorous Life," but I want to give a shoutout to her other big hit, "A Love Bizarre," which peaked at #11 in 1986.

In ratings news, Happy Endings was steady, while Don't Trust The B fell another 17%. The SAG Award nominations were announced today, with Modern Family, Homeland and Downton Abbey leading the way. Daniel Hernandez, the gay intern who helped save the life of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, talks about his new memoir.27 of the gayest Christmas songs?Ricky Martin to United Nations: "I Lived In Fear"Below you can see the teaser trailer for Southern Knights, about the 1973 arson attack on the gay bar Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans.

Below you can see a fresh peek at the Doctor Who Christmas special, »

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A League of His Own: Tom Hanks, American Icon

10 December 2012 8:30 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Tom Hanks has a problem with his dressing room.

The two-time Oscar winner and generally agreed-upon national treasure has just arrived backstage at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, dragging a duffel bag in each hand with his wife, Rita Wilson, trailing behind. (Wilson's wearing a neck brace, for some reason.) It's been 35 years since Hanks made a living in a place like the Freud – a 567-seat theater whose last big show was a student production of A Chorus Line – and though he has a reputation as a down-to-earth, easygoing guy, he's also, »

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The Office's Ellie Kemper on Erin and Pete, a Very Dwight Christmas and Mindy Project

5 December 2012 5:47 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Die Hard made $137 million at the worldwide box office, turned Bruce Willis a bona fide movie star and earned legions of adoring fans. But you won't catch The Office's Ellie Kemper screaming "Yippee-ki-yay!" anytime soon.

"I saw the clips and I saw enough," she tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "I could say for The Sound of Music and A League of Their Own — like, 'How have you not seen those movies?!' But I don't feel that connection to Die Hard. No offense to Bruce Willis."

That won't stop Kemper's Office alter-ego from at least trying to get into the 1988 action classic on the NBC comedy's Christmas episode (Thursday at 9/8c). "Pete learns that Erin hasn't seen Die Hard and this is one of his favorite movies," she says. "Pete can recite all the lines. When we were on set, all the guys knew...

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Which Movie Scenes Piss You Off?

5 December 2012 12:51 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

You know how some scenes just really get to you and make you inexplicably mad? Whether it's a moral choice a character makes and you don't agree with or an old cliche that bugs you every time, there's no getting over these sequences.

Inspired by a recent Reddit thread, we asked some of our writers to voice their opinions and share the scenes that irk them to no end.

Harvey's Miraculous Car Crash in "The Dark Knight"

I believe in Harvey Dent. I don't believe in Harvey Dent being able to shoot the driver of a car he's riding in without getting completely destroyed in the ensuing crash. For a film series so firmly "grounded in reality," that scene (among others) makes absolutely zero effing sense. -Josh Wigler, MTV Splash Page Editor

Nuking the Fridge

If the idea of doing a fourth Indiana Jones weren't enough to dissuade viewers, then »

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It's Carole King Week in Hollywood: Shout Out Her Best Non-"Tapestry" Tracks!

4 December 2012 5:45 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Carole King is having a pretty terrific week: The legendary 70-year-old singer/songwriter was finally awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just yesterday, and tonight she'll be honored at a Hollywood fundraiser called "A Celebration of Carole King and Her Music" (for Paul Newman's Painted Turtle Camp) where talents like Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jack Nicholson (?!), and Katy Perry will toast her.

My God, I could not love Carole King more. If you don't Tapestry, her 1971 blockbuster that I just crowned the greatest female solo album ever to sell 10 million records, you're a traitor to the human race. But it's less likely that you own Carole's other albums, which feature so, so many fabulous songs. Here a bunch that I think you'll love. (Some are more familiar than others.)

"Sweet Seasons"

Already weeping! "Sweet Seasons" is a classic example of Carole's charm and sincerity paired with a winning melody. »

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Interviews: Red-Carpet Premiere of New Christmas Film ‘Scrooge & Marley’

2 December 2012 8:43 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Bring up the immortal classic “A Christmas Carol,” by author Charles Dickens, then bring up how many film and TV versions have been done using its basic story. After a half hour of listing every conceivable production, a gay version won’t be found. “Scrooge & Marley” is the new film that takes care of that category. The premiere was last week in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre.

The Cast and Production Crew of ‘Scrooge & Marley’ at The Music Box Theater, Chicago

Photo credit: Patrick McDonald for HollywoodChicago.com

Featuring an essential array of talent – including David Pevsner (Scrooge), Tim Kazurinsky (Marley), Bruce Vilanch (Fezziwig), Megan Cavanagh (Ghost of Christmas Present) and Richard Ganoung (Charity Solicitor) – “Scrooge & Marley” updates the story to present day, places its characters in the gay community and contains flashbacks to the disco era and the go-go 1980s. With a combination of camp and the »

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Watch: Rare Footage of Tom Hanks Performing Stand-up While Preparing for 1988's 'Punchline'

25 October 2012 4:03 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

You don't hear many people talk about Punchline. The 1987 dramedy about stand-up comedians hoping for their big break stars Tom Hanks at the height of his early career (it hit theaters only a few months after Big). This was a Tom Hanks that was beginning to change, though, moving away from the more overt comedies like Splash, Bachelor Party and The Money Pit in order to attempt material with more emotional weight. And Punchline gave him that, though it also brought Hanks into a sort of darker period in his career. He followed Punchline with The Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Bonfore of the Vanities and Radio Flyer before reigniting his career with a turn in 1992's A League of Their Own. That lead to Sleepless in Seattle, which brought him...

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Watch: Rare Footage of Tom Hanks Performing Standup While Preparing for 1988's 'Punchline'

25 October 2012 4:03 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

You don't hear many people talk about Punchline. The 1987 dramedy about standup comedians hoping for their big break starred Tom Hanks at the height of his early career (it hit theaters only a few months after Big). This was a Tom Hanks that was beginning to change, though, moving away from the more overt comedies like Splash, Bachelor Party and The Money Pit in order to attempt material with more emotional weight. And Punchline gave him that, though it also brought Hanks into a sort of darker period in his career. He followed Punchline with The Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Bonfore of the Vanities and Radio Flyer before reigniting his career with a turn in 1992's A League of Their Own. That lead to Sleepless in Seattle, which brought him...

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