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Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 16, 2014 1:21 PM
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Once again, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have sprung a number of surprises on us with this year’s nominations.

Are You Sherlocked? Preparing for the Resurrection

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • January 14, 2014 12:00 AM
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Because I spend so much time watching and writing about movies, I don’t get to follow as many TV series as I’d like. That’s why I’m happy to turn over the site today to my colleague Darwyn Carson, who (like many of you, I suspect) can’t wait for Sherlock to return to television this coming weekend.

Starry Days And Nights

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 13, 2014 8:01 PM
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Having exorcised my annoyance at Hollywood’s endless awards season, I must admit it has at least one benefit: getting to rub elbows with people I admire at events like Friday’s AFI luncheon and Saturday night’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association dinner.

Hustling for Oscars; Enough Already

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 10, 2014 4:13 PM
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  • 15 Comments
With a new year comes my newest YouTube rant, about the absurdity of awards season here in Hollywood...

The Lion Roars—For Short Subjects

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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("Gypsy Night"—1935) Warner Archive has made my life a bit easier by collecting 36 MGM one- and two-reelers in a three-disc DVD set called "Classic Shorts from the Dream Factory Volume 2 (1929-1946)."

New Year, New Discoveries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 3, 2014 9:43 AM
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  • 3 Comments
For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a series called Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations.

From Hollywood—Happy New Year!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 31, 2013 4:50 PM
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Let's continue our holiday tradition by having a beauty from Hollywood's golden age usher in the new year.

The 'Other' Wolf of Wall Street

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 30, 2013 2:12 PM
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  • 4 Comments
"Money there is, also madness, women, and swindling,” wrote The New York Times about "The Wolf of Wall Street"—in January of 1929...

Lone Survivor

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 27, 2013 2:20 AM
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There are no false heroics here, only the bravery of men under fire who trust each other with their very lives.

August: Osage County

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 27, 2013 1:49 AM
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As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

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