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Show Business At Its Brightest

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 2, 2014 3:07 PM
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Any event that reunites Broadway’s "Bye Bye Birdie" stars Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera, then brings together Astaire (Fred’s daughter Ava) and Kelly (Gene’s widow Patricia) is top-shelf as far as I’m concerned.
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Movie Talk With Doug Benson And Samm Levine

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 31, 2014 6:49 PM
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What better way to reboot my dormant YouTube channel than by having a freewheeling chat with Doug Benson, host of "Doug Loves Movies," and actor Samm Levine, the most prodigious player of Doug’s “Leonard Maltin Game?”

Breathe In

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 30, 2014 2:49 PM
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As a fan of Drake Doremus’ earlier films, "Douchebag" and "Like Crazy," I must admit to being disappointed with "Breathe In."

Noah

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 28, 2014 12:01 AM
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"Noah" is a long road from Darren Aronofsky’s audacious debut feature "pi" to this $130 million dollar epic, but the filmmaker is still an original thinker and visualist.

Talking Movies With Doug Benson And Samm Levine

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 27, 2014 3:59 PM
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What better way to reboot my dormant YouTube channel than by having a freewheeling chat with Doug Benson, host of Doug Loves Movies, and actor Samm Levine, the most prodigious player of Doug’s “Leonard Maltin Game?”

Rekindling Early TV Memories

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 27, 2014 12:29 PM
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Some recent DVD releases, Burr Tillstrom’s long-running "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" and "Here’s Edie" starring the memorable Edie Adams’, have enabled me to revisit my childhood and it’s been a blissful time trip.

My Favorite Hollywood Saga—Reinvented

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 24, 2014 1:45 PM
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"Mabel and Me" may be a work of fiction but it is impressively detailed in its portrayal of early 20th century Los Angeles, along with the birth and development of moviemaking in Hollywood.

Divergent

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 21, 2014 12:02 AM
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"Divergent" has an empathetic heroine, an intriguing premise to keep it afloat, and enough twists to sustain it...

Muppets Most Wanted

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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Is "Muppets Most Wanted" a likable picture? Of course; we’re talking about Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy after all.

Rare Films Get New Life At Cinefest

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 19, 2014 2:42 PM
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Through the final day of Cinefest there were pleasant surprises but a little-known 1932 comedy gem starring Adolphe Menjou was the audience favorite at this year’s Cinefest in Syracuse, New York.

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