Farewell, Carrie Fisher

Book cover for The Princess Diarist

Beloved actress and author Carrie Fisher has died at age 60. She will be greatly missed by her legions of fans and admirers. Let's take a brief look back at her career highlights for those still catching up with her or wanting to revisit her work. Fame came to this daughter of Hollywood legend Debbie […]

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Star Wars?

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The latest installment of the Star Wars adventure, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opens Friday. Before you go, brush up on Star Wars trivia with this quiz from bloggers Michelle and Stephen. Good luck, and may the Force be with you.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Horror Movies

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer It's the most wonderful time of the year! If the lyrics of Edward Pola and George Wyle's ubiquitous Christmas single are more apt to fill you with dread than cheer, you've come to the right […]

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Top Picks: Retail Therapy at the Movies

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The holiday season and shopping go hand in hand: a visit to Santa at the department store, finding that perfect gift, or, if you’re working retail, contending with frenzied shoppers. So it’s no surprise that many of our favorite holiday movies have retail settings or memorable retail scenes. Whether you’re gearing up to go shopping […]

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#TBT: Rocky and Other Iconic Movies of 1976

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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

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"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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