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    New 'Toy Story 3' news and trailer arrive online

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

    Casting surprises and familiar images a'plenty
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    Hitfix's New Year's Eve musical guide featuring Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and more

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Dec 30, 2011

    Plus, where can you find Coldplay, Drake, and Blake Shelton?
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    Garth Brooks and George Strait to perform together for first time at ACM Awards

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

    Country legends will hit the stage for Dick Clark tribute
  • The Phantom of the Opera - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    This Technicolor retelling of the Gaston Leroux "grand guignol" classic The Phantom of the Opera has a little more opera than phantom, but that's because the stars are soprano Susannah Foster and tenor Nelson Eddy. Claude Rains carries the acting honors on his shoulders, playing a pathetic orchestra violinist who worships aspiring opera-singer Foster from afar. The girl is unaware that Rains has secretly been financing her music lessons with instructor Leo Carrillo. When he runs out of money, Rains attempts to sell the concerto that he's been working on all his life. Mistakenly believing that his precious concerto has been stolen from him, Rains attacks and kills the music publisher he holds responsible. Terrified, the publisher's mistress throws a pan full of acid into Rains' face. Rains runs screaming into the night, and is not heard from for the next reel or so. Soon afterward, the Paris Opera house is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents. The managers are informed via letter that the "accidents" will continue if Foster is not immediately promoted to leading roles. Only after reigning diva Jane Farrar is drugged into incapacitation is Foster given her big break. Farrar accuses Foster's boyfriend, police inspector Nelson Eddy, of doping her in order to advance Foster's career. Farrar is later strangled, and Eddy is accused of the crime. The culprit is, of course, Rains, who now poses as the masked-and-caped "phantom". Maniacally determined that no one will impede Foster's success, Rains causes a huge chandelier to crash down on the opera audience when Foster fails to appear onstage (she'd been kept from performing by police-chief Edgar Barrier, who hoped in this manner to flush The Phantom out of hiding). A chase through the catacombs below the opera house ensues, with Rains holding Foster prisoner. When Rains briefly lets down his guard, the tremulous Foster removes his mask. It's "yecccch," all right, but nowhere near as frightening as the unmasking scene in the silent Lon Chaney version of Phantom of the Opera. The same can be said for the rest of this 1943 remake, though in fairness it appears as though the film wasn't really designed to scare anyone, but instead to serve as a suspense yarn with musical interludes. Hume Cronyn makes his second film appearance in Phantom in a microscopic role. The huge sets designed for this picture were hastily reused for the 1944 Universal melodrama The Climax, starring Boris Karloff and (again) Susannah Foster. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    ACM producers spill secrets about the April 7 country awards show

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Apr 1, 2013

    What will Taylor Swift perform? Blake Shelton? Brad Paisley?
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    Mystic River - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    Clint Eastwood directs the all star cast based on a novel by Dennis Lehane
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    2014 Grammy Awards winners and nominees - complete list

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Jan 26, 2014

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, to Robin Thicke, to Taylor Swift and more...
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    Comic-Con: 'Avengers' assemble and 'Captain America' and 'Thor' give first looks

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010

    A full run-down of what was shown in Hall H
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    2009 Grammy Awards - Complete Winners and Nominees

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Feb 8, 2009

    Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, Jennifer Hudson, Radiohead, Metallica, Duffy, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Mary J Blige, Justice, George Carlin already winners