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    Review: 'Escape From Tomorrow' is a surrealist treat that will give Disney's lawyers nightmares

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Jan 19, 2013

    One-of-a-kind film screens as part of the Sundance NEXT category
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    Farewell, Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan dies at 96

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011

    Reliable, dignified "M*A*S*H" veteran also was Joe Friday's partner on "Dragnet"
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    Kathryn Bigelow reteams with 'Hurt Locker' screenwriter for new action-thriller

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Aug 10, 2009

    Mark Boal set to write 'Triple Frontier,' a drug-trade movie set in South America
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    How ‘The Bridge’ rebuilt itself into the best show you’re not watching

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

    Some frank talk from producer Elwood Reid about the bumps of season 1 and the highs of season 2
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    Comic-Con 2013: 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary live-blog

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Jul 21, 2013

    Matt Smith says goodbye as the Doctor; will Steven Moffat name his replacement?
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    'Parenthood' - 'I Hear You, I See You': The right click

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010

    The season two premiere starts broad, then gets deeper
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    HitFix First Look: 'Shameless' star Emmy Rossum on Fiona's day in court

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

    An exclusive video and a chat with the Showtime drama's leading lady
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    Review: Stylish, strutting 'Killing Them Softly' too tough for subtext

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Andrew Dominik's latest brings latter-day capitalist concerns to 1970s homage
  • TCM Spotlight - Esther Williams, Vol. 2

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

    Includes - Thrill of a Romance (1945) Fiesta (1947) This Time for Keeps (1947) Pagan Love Song (1950) Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) Easy to Love (1953) Thrill of a Romance This aquatic musical is set at a mountain resort in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas where a heroic Army Air Corpsman has come for a vacation. There he falls in love with the lovely swimming instructor, who is unfortunately newly married to a rather stodgy businessman. The mayhem begins when her new husband is called to Washington on urgent business. Songs include: "Please Don't Say No, Say Maybe," "I Should Care," "Lonely Night," "Vive L'Amour," "Schubert's Serenade" and "The Thrill Of A Romance." ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Fiesta Esther Williams moves from the swimming pool to the bull ring in this musical drama. Antonio Morales (Fortunio Bonanova) was once a champion bullfighter; now in retirement, Antonio and his wife (Mary Astor) have high hopes that their son Mario (Ricardo Montalban) will follow in his father's footsteps as a matador. However, Mario's great passion is music, and he longs to pursue a career as a composer. But there is a budding toreador in the family: Mario's sister Maria (Esther Williams), who has learned the basics of bullfighting from her sibling. Not wanting to be thought a coward, but with no desire to enter the ring, Mario allows Maria to disguise herself as him and take his place in the bullring, allowing her to compete in a traditionally male sport while Mario devotes his time to his music. Fiesta gave Ricardo Montalban his first English-speaking role, with Cyd Charisse appearing as Conchita, his love interest and dancing partner. Classical music buffs might notice that Mario's composition "Fantasia Mexican" is actually Aaron Copland's "El Salon Mexico." ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide This Time for Keeps In this aqueous musical comedy, an opera singer brings his son to Michigan's Mackinac Island where the son falls in love with the star of the "aquacaper." It is difficult to woo her as she is constantly surrounded by her piano-playing bodyguard and her ever-present grandmother. It's musical and comedic chaos as the son attempts to overcome these and other obstacles while trying to win her heart. Highlights include Jimmy Durante singing his trademark tune "Inka Dinka Do." Other songs include: "M'Appari" from "Martha," "La Donna E Mobile" from "Rigoletto," Cole Porter's "You Are So Easy to Love," "A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That," "Chiquita Banana," and "When It's Lilac Time on Mackinac Island." ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Pagan Love Song Pagan Love Song derives its title from a 1929 tune written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. The plot is cut from the same cloth as MGM's previous Esther Williams musicals. Sporting a black wig and deep tan, Williams plays American lass Mimi Bennett, who while on vacation in the South Seas is mistaken for a native girl by visiting schoolteacher Hazard Endicott (Howard Keel). Instantly falling in love with Mimi, Hazard attempts to court her according to Tahitian traditions. And that's about it for the plot; the rest of the film consists of Esther Williams swimming and Howard Keel singing. Based on the novel Tahiti Landfall by William S. Stone, Pagan Love Song was to have been directed by Stanley Donen, but Williams vetoed Donen in favor of Robert Alton. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Million Dollar Mermaid Who else but Esther Williams could star in a romantic drama (with musical numbers) bearing a title like this? In Million Dollar Mermaid, Williams plays Annette Kellerman, a real-life Australian swimming star who took up the sport as a child to strengthen her legs, which were severely weakened by a birth defect. The treatment proves effective, and as she grows to adulthood, Annette shows that she has the talent to be a champion swimmer, though she prefers to follow her dream of becoming a ballet dancer. When Annette's father Frederick (Walter Pidgeon) accepts
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    Indiana Film Journalists Association announces longlists of nominees, 'The Master' leads the way

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Dec 15, 2012

    'Beasts of the Southern Wild' not far behind with seven