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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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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