Roots & the Works of Alex Haley

Author Alex Haley

Author Alex Haley died in 1992, but people everywhere are still inspired by his work. Let's take a closer look at some of his contributions today. Stories that Haley heard as a child inspired Roots, the book that sold millions of copies, was published in over 35 languages, won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award, and became […]

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Top Picks: 5 Robert Redford Movies

All the President's Men DVD cover

Happy birthday to a true star, Robert Redford, who turns 80 on August 18 with a film career going stronger than ever. In fact, he's starred in more movies in the past few years than he had in the whole previous decade. It's a challenge to select just five key films for a star like Redford, so […]

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#TBT: The Bourne Identity and Blockbusters of 2002

Cover of Bourne Identity

The latest entry in the popular movie series that began in 2002 with The Bourne Identity opens in theaters Friday. Based on the character from Robert Ludlum’s series of the same name, the franchise has produced multiple sequels: The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, both starring Matt Damon, as well as 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, which […]

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#TBT: Happy Birthday, Tom Hanks

Big movie cover

On July 9, the wonderful, versatile actor, filmmaker and producer Tom Hanks will turn a fabulous 60! For this Throwback Thursday, let's look back at this amazing talent and touch on some of his extensive filmography that began in the 1980s. Over the years, I've enjoyed several of his movies and characters, and am truly thankful for […]

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Shark Week: “Fin”-tastic Films

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It's time to celebrate the most "fin"-tastic week of the year…Shark Week! The Discovery Channel's week of special programming celebrating these majestic creatures begins Sunday, June 26. Can't get enough sharks? Here are a few "jaw"-some DVD picks. In Shark Week: Jawsome Encounters and Shark Week: the 25th Anniversary, the Discovery Channel presents footage from around […]

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Quiz: Hollywood Fathers and Sons

Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas

In honor of Father’s Day, we're paying homage to some of our favorite Hollywood fathers and sons. Find out how well you know these actors and their movies in this quiz by bloggers Ellen and Brooks.

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#TBT: Singer, Actress, Icon: Cher at 70

The First Time book cover

Cher may be the ultimate entertainer. She's such a force that it's hard to say what she's best known for: singer, TV personality, movie star, fashion icon, maybe even Twitter user! So, what do you think of when you think of her? Do you hear her singing "I Got You Babe" with Sonny, or maybe […]

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Quiz: Hollywood Mothers and Daughters

Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland

Take a closer look at some of our favorite mothers and daughters who have lit up Hollywood with this quiz from bloggers Anne Miskewitch, Ashley, Brooks, Ellen, Kate, Michelle and Wsumner.

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#TBT: Happy Birthday, John Waters!

John Waters at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Filmmaker, writer and photographer John Waters turns 70 this Friday, April 22, so for this Throwback Thursday, let's take a look at his long career. Waters got his start making wild transgressive camp movies in the 1970s. Using a cast of regulars and a Baltimore setting, his black comedies featured desperate people doing outrageous things. In Pink […]

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The Legacy of Ebertfest

Filmstrip created by the author Bart from Louisiana.

Roger Ebert's passing left a hole in the world of film criticism, but his legacy will never die. "Roger, you would love Ebertfest 2016," his widow, Chaz Ebert, wrote in her blog. The festival's programmers have stayed true to his vision, curating a diverse and interesting lineup in his honor. If you can't attend Ebertfest […]

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