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The Pretty One

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:04 AM
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The premise of "The Pretty One" may be far-fetched, but it’s carried out with sincerity and the results are amusing, ironic, and thoughtful. Here's a small-scale movie that offers a gleam of satisfaction.

The Wind Rises

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:02 AM
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Certainly no one else would render such a story in old-school, hand-drawn animation instead of surrendering to modern CGI. But that’s what makes Miyazaki unique.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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You’d have to be inept not to get good material when you turn a camera on the irrepressible Elaine Stritch. Fortunately, first-time director Chiemi Karasawa earned the actress’ complete trust...

Talking Oscar Movies On DVD With Grae Drake

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 19, 2014 12:00 AM
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ReelzChannel is airing a new special featuring me and my moviegoing pal Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a link to one segment in which we debate...

Confessions Of An Anglophile: Downton Abbey – Season 4 On DVD

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • February 18, 2014 12:00 AM
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GUEST COLUMN by Alice Maltin — When I was young, I dreamed of living in a castle. You do that sort of thing when you grow up in a small, one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Well, I did, anyway. I escaped through my imagination into “The Queen Game.”

Bye, Bye, ‘Movie Guide’ App—For Now

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 17, 2014 12:00 AM
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I’m sorry to announce that the "Leonard Maltin Movie Guide" app is no longer available.The company that licensed the content of my book from my publisher, Penguin, was unable or unwilling to broker a new deal. What happens now?

Winter’s Tale

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 14, 2014 12:02 AM
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Jessica Brown-Findlay is the winsome heroine in the 1916 portion of the story, and it’s nice to see Eva Marie Saint in a lovely cameo, but I shudder to think what Valentine’s date night will be like for couples who choose to see "Winter’s Tale."

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Oomph Girl

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 14, 2014 12:00 AM
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Ann Sheridan (circa 1937) ...
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Robocop

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 12, 2014 1:17 PM
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"Robocop" marks Brazilian documentarian-turned action director José Padilha’s American debut, but it doesn’t reveal anything other than an ability to execute high-octane action scenes.

Meeting Shirley Temple

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 11, 2014 4:00 PM
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Shirley Temple didn’t think of herself as a living legend. By the time I met her she was happy being a wife, mother, grandmother…and author, with the publication of her fascinating autobiography Child Star in 1988.

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