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25 Years After Playing Young Tom Hanks in 'Big,' David Moscow Looks Back on Child Stardom, Penny Marshall's Direction, and The Making of a Classic

The second audition of David Moscow's career involved Penny Marshall, Robert De Niro, and a script about a 12-year-old Jersey boy who wishes "to be big."
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • December 19, 2013 12:58 PM
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National Film Registry Selects 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' and More for Preservation

The National Film Registry has selected 25 films to be added to its catalog of titles to be preserved by the Library of Congress. The films selected certainly run the gamut -- Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" was chosen alongside Disney live-action classic "Mary Poppins."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2013 12:21 PM
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CINE-LIST: Five Great Collaborations Between Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann

This week, to coincide with the release of documentary “Liv & Ingmar,” as well as the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s program on the Swedish auteur and his muse (and one-time girlfriend), Cine-List presents some of the great titles directed by Bergman, and starring Ullmann.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 12, 2013 3:34 PM
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TCM Remembers 'Sound of Music' Actress Eleanor Parker with Marathon Programming December 17 (OBIT ROUNDUP)

Most people probably know versatile character actress Eleanor Parker, who died on December 9 at age 91, from classic big-screen musical "The Sound of Music." She played the platinum blonde Baroness, who isn't slow to pick up on Christopher Plummer's Captain Von Trapp's true feelings for governess Maria (Julie Andrews). TCM is rolling out an entire Parker retrospective to celebrate her career on December 17, so viewers can become better acquainted, or reacquainted, with her body of work. Check out the lineup, below, plus an obit roundup.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2013 12:26 PM
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CINE-LIST: Six Great Films About Down and Out Artists

This week, to coincide with the release of the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis," Cine-List looks at the world of underpaid and over-passionate artists in film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2013 4:08 PM
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Robert Altman's 'Nashville': The First Modern TV Musical (VIDEO)

"Treme" embarked on its final season Sunday. "Smash" is gone. "Glee" and "Nashville" soldier on, but the bloom of pop-cultural significance is off their respective roses. With this age of the hour-long musical television series fast coming to a close, I set out searching for its origins, and I found it at the movies. Robert Altman's "Nashville" (1975) may be the finest American film of the 1970s -- and the first modern TV musical, too.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • December 4, 2013 1:17 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving! Ten Dysfunctional Family Films to Bring You All Together -- Or Not

The holidays are nigh, so here are ten dysfunctional family films to bring you all together (or drive you apart). The dysfunctional family film can run the gamut from depressing ("Capturing the Friedmans" or "Cries and Whispers," anyone?) to surprisingly warm ("Hannah and Her Sisters"). Below, we've categorized our ten titles into the Dark Meat and the Light(er) Meat -- because everyone has their own preference.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 28, 2013 12:49 PM
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On Landing My First Job in the Business on Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets'

Ex-literary agent and writing consultant Nancy Nigrosh looks back at landing her first job in the film business, on Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets."
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • November 26, 2013 6:55 PM
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WATCH: Smart and Hilarious Video Mashup of 'It's A Wonderful Life' Cut Like 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer

Check out this spot-on video mashup of Frank Capra's holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Life" as cut to the beats of the trailer for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street." Never thought you'd see Jimmy Stewart edited to Kanye West? Well, here's your chance. Owen Weber, who put together the smart and funny mashup, has titled it "The Wolf of Bedford Falls." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2013 12:43 PM
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CINE-LIST: Five Must-See Survival Films

Clearly, the survival film is enjoying a renaissance. We as viewers have our pick of current survival films (think "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave" or this weekend's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"), but what are some classics of the genre worth revisiting? Cine-List has a few ideas.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 21, 2013 2:31 PM
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