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ABC Family's countdown to 25 Days of Christmas just kicked off, but after that, it's time for the real deal! ABC Family's holiday-themed marathon (which follows the equally addictive 13 Nights of Halloween) kicks off on Dec. 1 and goes until Christmas Day, of course, and this year's offerings are all nostalgic and fun. It's exactly what you need to get you in the mood. Get a look at the schedule now to get excited! Related: The Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas Lineup Is Here 11 Holiday Movies You Can Stream on Netflix The 17 Holiday Movies You Have to Watch at Least Once Dec. 1 7:00 a.m. - The Preacher's Wife 11:00 a.m. - Disney's A Christmas Carol 1:00 p.m. - Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 2:30 p.m. - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 3:30 p.m. - Frosty's Winter Wonderland 4:00 p.m. - Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
61 years ago today, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” continued with the release of its second volume, “The Two Towers.” That November release followed that summer’s debut of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” which came nearly two decades after “The Hobbit” hit shelves in 1937. Tolkien’s epic tale of Middle-earth continued in this second volume, introducing readers to Treebeard and his fellow Ents, to the realm of Rohan and to Gríma Wormtongue. The third “Lord of the Rings” volume, “The Return of the King” was released in October 1955, so fans had to wait nearly 12 months to find out what happened after the cliffhanger of “Two Towers,” which ends with Samwise realizing that Frodo had not been killed by Shelob’s venomous sting, as it had appeared, but merely drugged. “Frodo was alive but taken by the Enemy,” the book ends. Rayner Unwin, the books’ publisher, later said, “For »
- Emily Rome
From title changes to the addition of rubber demons, here's a selection of some rather strange movie alterations from cinema history...
The course of film production seldom runs smooth, and even the greatest films can suffer from all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems. For a very recent example, just look at Fantastic Four, a film with which suffered the kind of difficult production that will no doubt inspire books on the subject in the near future.
At any rate, the movies on this list are all examples of strange (and sometimes last-minute) changes, often imposed by producers or executives. In some unfortunate cases, the changes haven't been particularly beneficial, but one alteration turned out to be a pioneering moment in cinema history.
In every instance, the changes are unusual, surprising, or sometimes downright baffling ...
The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (1921)
A classic of German cinema, Robert Weine's silent horror film is widely »
The film is a remake of the 1979 caper starring George Burns and Art Carney, and stars Arkin alongside Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me) and Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) as a group of lifetime friends who plan to rob a bank who stiffed them for their pensions.
In addition, Deadline has reported that Matt Dillon (Crash) has also joined the cast of the film as an FBI agent on the trail of three guys. Braff’s Wish I Was Here co-star Joey King has also joined the cast as Caine’s granddaughter.
- Scott J. Davis
Does everyone know what time it is? Time for a Home Improvement reunion!
It's been 16 years since the comedy classic graced the air, but now fans of the Taylor family are getting a small-screen treat. Patricia Richardson will be guest starring on tonight's all-new episode of Last Man Standing and reuniting with her former on-screen husband Tim Allen.
"I thought it was kind of forward of us to ask [Patricia] to do this," Allen confessed exclusively to Et on the set of Last Man Standing. "This business is promotional so it seemed kind of cheesy."
But we think Richardson hit the nail on the head when she guessed why the Last Man Standing star was hesitant to bring her on. "For him it's probably weird because he has two wives," she said with a smile, referring to Allen's new TV wife Nancy Travis.
"It's not like »
5 items from 2015
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