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Review: Big 25th Anniversary Edition

14 December 2013 1:02 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Heart and soul.

It’s what Josh Baskin and MacMillan play during the memorable dance scene in 1988’s Big but it’s also what the film is infused with, making it stand up to the test of time. Yeah, its look is dated thanks to bad hair and big shoulder pads, but the story of a 13 year old’s wish to become an adult endures.

20th Century Home Entertainment has released Big 25th Anniversary Edition this week, in time for last minute stocking stuffers. It belongs under every tree because it’s just so well crafted, explaining how Tom Hanks earned an Oscar nomination for his performance. His work stems from the Academy Award nominated script by Gary Ross and Annie Spielberg.

Frustrated at being small for his age and unable to achieve his modest goals, Josh (David Moscow) makes a wish at the local carnival. The unplugged Zoltar fortune »

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Marvin Paige, Casting Director on ‘Star Trek,’ ‘General Hospital’ Dies

13 November 2013 2:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marvin Paige, who cast movies including “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” two Woody Allen films and shows including “General Hospital,” worked as a celebrity handler and owned an extensive Hollywood archive, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of injuries sustained in a car crash in Laurel Canyon last month. He was in his 80s.

For his work on nearly 100 episodes of “General Hospital,” he received two Artios nominations from the Casting Society of America and cast thesps such as Demi Moore and Tia Carrere.

Paige spent several decades as a casting director, then reinvented himself in later years as a keeper of Hollywood history who could always find the right person to appear at a tribute or showbiz celebration, such as a recent Cinecon event for Shirley Jones and Pat Boone. “He was essential in targeting the right celebrities for the right event,” said publicist Edward Lozzi, who confirmed his death. »

- Pat Saperstein

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Marvin Paige, Casting Director on ‘Star Trek,’ ‘General Hospital,’ Dies

13 November 2013 2:58 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Marvin Paige, who cast movies including “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” two Woody Allen films and shows including “General Hospital,” worked as a celebrity handler and owned an extensive Hollywood archive, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of injuries sustained in a car crash in Laurel Canyon last month. He was in his 80s.

For his work on nearly 100 episodes of “General Hospital,” he received two Artios nominations from the Casting Society of America. He cast thesps such as Demi Moore and Tia Carrere in the soap.

Paige spent several decades as a casting director, then reinvented himself in later years as a keeper of Hollywood history who could always find the right person to appear at a tribute or showbiz celebration, such as a recent Cinecon event for Shirley Jones and Pat Boone. “He was essential in targeting the right celebrities for the right event,” said publicist Edward Lozzi, who confirmed his death. »

- Pat Saperstein

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