#TBT: Rocky and Other Iconic Movies of 1976

Statue of Rocky Balboa

Yo Adrian, I can't believe it's been 40 years! Rocky hit theaters in December 1976, and he's been the heavyweight champ of our hearts ever since. For this Throwback Thursday, let's look at Rocky and other iconic movies of 1976. Over four decades and seven films, we've followed Rocky's ups and downs: from trying to woo […]

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Around the Worlds

Around the Worlds

There's a neat subgenre of history that wants to tell the entire story of human civilization. A lot of the older ones are very much focused on Europe, with a chapter or two devoted to those vague people somewhere else who were doing whatever. For some reason, I find this combination of bias and ambition strangely charming, and […]

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#TBT: Happy Birthday, Sally Field!

Sally Field

For this Throwback Thursday, we celebrate the one and only Sally Field, who turns 70 on Sunday. This Scorpio first captured hearts in popular sitcoms Gidget and The Flying Nun. I, however, had the joy of being introduced to her on the big screen with Murphy's Romance and later Steel Magnolias. One of the great things about […]

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Quiz: Test Your Horror Movie IQ

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Are you a fan of frightening flicks? Our bloggers Maria, Victoria, Paul and Joanna scared up some trivia for you to test your knowledge of horror movies. Try it, if you dare.

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Love the Muppets? Try These Movies

The Muppet Show DVD cover

"It's time to play the music It's time to light the lights It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight..." This month the beloved TV series The Muppet Show turns 40. To celebrate, you can watch Season One, Two and Three on DVD. The show appealed to all ages by combining slapstick jokes for kids with sophisticated adult humor. […]

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Pirates in the Movies

Skull and Cross Bones Pirate Flag

Ahoy, mateys! Talk Like a Pirate Day is here. What better way to brush up on your pirate-speak than to watch some pirates in action? Younger children will enjoy an introduction to Peter Pan and his pirate nemesis, Captain Hook. The war between the Lost Boys and the pirates of Neverland is swashbuckling and suspenseful. Watching Captain […]

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#TBT: Happy Birthday, Michael Keaton!

Acotr Michael Keaton at a microphone

Michael Keaton turned 65 this past Monday, so for this Throwback Thursday we're going to take a look at some films from his early career. Before Christian Bale or Ben Affleck sneered their way into the Batcave, Tim Burton's Batman reestablished the world's greatest detective as the dark and brooding character we know now, instead of the […]

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Star Trek?

The Fifty-Year Mission book cover

It was 50 years ago this month that we first heard the now famous monologue, “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…” Few would have guessed that Star Trek would become the juggernaut it is today. It’s spawned multiple TV shows, 13 movies, numerous books, comic books, board and video […]

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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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