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What to watch with Mom on Mother's Day

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What to watch with Mom on Mother's DayWhat to watch with Mom on Mother's DayJenny Bullough5/12/2017 10:04:00 Am This weekend is, of course, Mother's Day! All moms love flowers, brunch, and homemade macaroni-themed cards, so we're sure no matter what you have planned for mom she'll be happy you're marking her special day. But if you were to ask her what she really, truly wants, we'll bet she'd say that time spent with you is at the top of her list. And what better way to spend time with Mom than with a movie! Here's our quick list of what you might want to see with mom this weekend! If your mom has a good sense of humour: Snatched If your mom doesn't mind a few naughty giggles, why not treat her to a showing of this mother-daughter comedy? Amy Schumer stars as a recently dumped
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I am Heath Ledger, Obsession and Singin' in the Rain top our May Events Guide!

I am Heath Ledger, Obsession and Singin' in the Rain top our May Events Guide!I am Heath Ledger, Obsession and Singin' in the Rain top our May Events Guide!Scott Goodyer5/1/2017 10:17:00 Am

With the month of May now upon us, we flip over to a new and diverse list of movies and special features screening in our Events calendar. Whether you are a fan of the movie classics or a fan of Mozart - we have something for everybody!

So check out the list below highlighting some of our showings and for the full list of events - click here!

May 4th: I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs
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Singin’ with Mom and She Does the City’s Jen McNeely

Singin’ with Mom and She Does the City’s Jen McNeelySingin’ with Mom and She Does the City’s Jen McNeelyJen McNeely4/25/2017 9:25:00 Am

Make Mom smile this Mother’s Day with an all-time favourite musical Singin’ in the Rain. Enchanting, uplifting, charismatic and fun: this feel-good flick is escapism in its most cheerful and joyous form.

Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and the late Debbie Reynolds, this beloved musical is what many critics believe to be the inspiration behind Academy Award-winning La La Land. Whether or not that's true, it's undeniable that Singin’ in the Rain is the quintessential definition of true "movie magic."

Singin’ gives us fluttery feelings as we watch characters Don Lockwood (Kelly) and Kathy Seldon (Reynolds) court each other through song and dance. Though we may not all take our relationship delights to the street, skipping around hydrants and bus stops in a harmonious chorus,
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Singin’ with Mom and She Does the City’s Jen McNeely

Singin’ with Mom and She Does the City’s Jen McNeelySingin’ with Mom and She Does the City’s Jen McNeelyJen McNeely4/25/2017 9:25:00 Am

Make Mom smile this Mother’s Day with an all-time favourite musical Singin’ in the Rain. Enchanting, uplifting, charismatic and fun: this feel-good flick is escapism in its most cheerful and joyous form.

Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and the late Debbie Reynolds, this beloved musical is what many critics believe to be the inspiration behind Academy Award-winning La La Land. Whether or not that's true, it's undeniable that Singin’ in the Rain is the quintessential definition of true "movie magic."

Singin’ gives us fluttery feelings as we watch characters Don Lockwood (Kelly) and Kathy Seldon (Reynolds) court each other through song and dance. Though we may not all take our relationship delights to the street, skipping around hydrants and bus stops in a harmonious chorus,
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"Singin' In The Rain" Returns To U.S. Theaters January 15, 18

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Turner Classic Movies, in association with Warner Home Entertainment, will present the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain" in select U.S. theaters nationwide on January 15 and 18. The film, directed by Stanley Donen and starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, will be shown with a special filmed introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Click here for more info. 
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Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Tributes: TCM’s 24-Hour Reynolds Marathon Joins Plans At HBO, Own & More

Update with Own and TCM plans: Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a 24-hour film tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds for Friday, January 27, starting at 6 Am Et. Reynolds, who died Wednesday, one day after the death of daughter Carrie Fisher, became a sensation starring with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in the MGM musical Singin' In The Rain (1952) and received her only Oscar nomination for the title role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). Those films will air at 6…
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The Legendary Debbie Reynolds Has Passed Away

Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds has died, according to multiple media reports, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher unexpectedly passed away. She was 84. Her son, Todd Fisher, told Variety: "She wanted to be with Carrie." Born in El Paso, Texas, Reynolds and her family moved to California when she was 8 years old. After she became an actress and landed a few supporting roles, her big break came in the immortal musical Singin' in the Rain. She displayed a bright comic touch and held her own as a singer and dancer against Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. Reynolds soon soared into movie stardom, proving especially popular in light comedies like Susan Slept Here and Tammy and the Bachelor. But she could also handle roles with greater depth, as in the...

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Celebrating Debbie Reynolds: A Look Back at the Film Legend's Most Iconic Roles

Celebrating Debbie Reynolds: A Look Back at the Film Legend's Most Iconic Roles
Screen icon Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke. Her death came one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died at age 60 after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles last week.

The celebrated song and dance legend's storied career was defined by her entertaining, energetic and thoughtful performances that gave the world some of the most enjoyable and enduring films ever.

In celebration of Reynolds' incomparable life and legacy, Et is taking a look back at some of the star's greatest roles.

Watch: Celebrities React to Debbie Reynolds' Death

1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Reynolds got her first leading role when she was 19 years old and she was cast opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in the beloved musical Singin' in the Rain. Reynolds stars as aspiring Hollywood starlet Kathy Sheldon who meets and falls in love with silent movie star Don Lockwood (Kelly
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Debbie Reynolds, Entertainment Icon, Dead at 84

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Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart.

While nothing is official yet, sources report that Reynolds suffered a stroke, one of many she's suffered during 2016, the most recent of which came on the heels of the death of her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, just days ago.

According to reports, Reynolds admitted she missed her daughter so much she wished she could be with her just 15 minutes prior to the stroke that ended her life.

It's difficult to imagine a more tragic ending to a live that otherwise appeared to joyous.

Reynolds first burst into the movies with an uncredited role in a movie titled June Bride in 1948.

Stardom, though, was only a dance step away, because she got the role of a lifetime when she appeared in Singin' In the Rain with Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly in 1952.

By 1969, Reynolds had her own television show, The Debbie Reynolds Show, on
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Judy by the Numbers: "Vaudeville Medley"

Anne Marie has been chronicling Judy Garland's career chronologically through musical numbers...

On September 29th, 1963, The Judy Garland Show finally premiered. With a backlog of several episodes already in the can, CBS chose to start the show with the seventh filmed episode, which guest-starred Donald O'Connor. Reviews of Judy were favorable, though reviewers were less enamored of Jerry Van Dyke and the variety show format. But unfortunately the network's fears about Bonanza were realized: The Judy Garland Show garnered a miserable (for the time) 18 rating, compared to Bonanza's juggernaut 35 rating. As always, the network and the production team was left scrambling to make new changes.

The Show: The Judy Garland Show Episode 7

The Songwriters: Various, arranged by Mel Torme

The Cast: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald O'Connor, directed by Bill Hobin

The Story: Despite some dismal Nielson ratings, the Donald O'Connor episode would prove to be a sweet
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When Loki and Doctor Strange interview each other, we all win

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When Loki and Doctor Strange interview each other, we all win
Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston have starred together in War Horse, but now they're both part of Marvel's cinematic universe as Doctor Strange approaches. Hiddleston recently took time off from reprising his role as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok to speak to Cumberbatch about life, the universe, and many things. Interview Magazine had the brilliant idea of having Cumberbatch interview Hiddleston, two of today's hottest actors. And I don't mean in terms of attractiveness though many would say that as well. What started out as a one-way interview quickly turned into just a conversation between two friends. If you ever wanted to know about the actors' personal film interests, you're in luck! Cumberbatch: I was wondering if there was an era of film—if you had a time machine—that you could go back and be a part of? Whether it's musicals or neorealism in Italy post World War II or
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Judy by the Numbers: "Be A Clown"

Just as there are films that shine bright in a star's history, there are also films whose histories are controversial at best. The Pirate is an odd contradiction of a movie. As one of Judy Garland's most expensive films, it was also her first MGM bust. Released two years after childrearing had put Judy on hiatus, it was nonetheless stuck in preproduction for five years before that. While it landed Judy another hit song, the knockoff written four years later would become a classic. Though The Pirate was the loudest, brightest movie Judy had made to date, its most interesting sequences were left on the cutting room floor. What to do with The Pirate?

The Movie: The Pirate (1948, MGM) 

The Songwriter: Cole Porter

The Players: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers, directed by Vincente Minnelli

The Story: The Pirate must have seemed cursed from the start. By the time Vincente Minnelli started filming,
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Susan Slept Here

All hail Frank Tashlin! America's subversive secret weapon of the 1950s made incredible adult live-action cartoon movies that satirized all the sex and vulgarity denied by the mainstream. In Technicolor! Political incorrectness meets lollypop-sweet sentimentality in a farce that transcends good taste. Susan Slept Here Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1954 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 98 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Alvy Moore, Glenda Farrell, Horace McMahon, Herb Vigran, Les Tremayne, Mara Lane, Maidie Norman, Rita Johnson, Ellen Corby, Red Skelton. Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca Film Editor Harry Marker Original Music Leigh Harline Choreographer Robert Sidney Written by Alex Gottlieb from a play by Gottlieb and Steve Fisher Produced by Harriet Parsons Directed by Frank Tashlin

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Director Frank Tashlin has finally found an appreciative audience with adventurous film fans, but the charms of his glorious style of filmmaking are unknown to
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Video: Andy Grammer Wows with Straight 10s on DWTS

Video: Andy Grammer Wows with Straight 10s on DWTS
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker made an old classic new again on Monday's Dancing with the Stars.

The couple earned a standing ovation from the crowd with their take on "Good Morning" from Singin' in the Rain – and were awarded straight 10s from the judges.

The dance was made popular by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in the 1952 film.

"I actually danced with Gene Kelly, and I'd be happy to dance with you any time," said guest judge Olivia Newton-John, who worked with the legendary dancer in 1980's Xanadu.

An emotional Grammer ran up to the judge's table to embrace Newton-John,
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Former Child Actor Moore Dead at 89: Kissed Temple, Was Married to MGM Musical Star Powell

Child actor Dickie Moore: 'Our Gang' member. Former child actor Dickie Moore dead at 89: Film career ranged from 'Our Gang' shorts to features opposite Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper 1930s child actor Dickie Moore, whose 100+ movie career ranged from Our Gang shorts to playing opposite the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gary Cooper, died in Connecticut on Sept. 7, '15 – five days before his 90th birthday. So far, news reports haven't specified the cause of death. According to a 2013 Boston Phoenix article about Moore's wife, MGM musical star Jane Powell, he had been “suffering from arthritis and bouts of dementia.” Dickie Moore movies At the behest of a persistent family friend, combined with the fact that his father was out of a job, Dickie Moore (born on Sept. 12, 1925, in Los Angeles) made his film debut as an infant in Alan Crosland's 1927 costume drama The Beloved Rogue,
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Fiery Red-Head Hayward Is TCM's Star of the Month

Susan Hayward. Susan Hayward movies: TCM Star of the Month Fiery redhead Susan Hayward it Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in Sept. 2015. The five-time Best Actress Oscar nominee – like Ida Lupino, a would-be Bette Davis that only sporadically landed roles to match the verve of her thespian prowess – was initially a minor Warner Bros. contract player who went on to become a Paramount second lead in the early '40s, a Universal leading lady in the late '40s, and a 20th Century Fox star in the early '50s. TCM will be presenting only three Susan Hayward premieres, all from her Fox era. Unfortunately, her Paramount and Universal work – e.g., Among the Living, Sis Hopkins, And Now Tomorrow, The Saxon Charm – which remains mostly unavailable (in quality prints), will remain unavailable this month. Highlights of the evening include: Adam Had Four Sons (1941), a sentimental but surprisingly
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More Than 'Star Wars' Actress Mom: Reynolds Shines Even in Mawkish 'Nun' Based on Tragic Real-Life (Ex-)Nun

Debbie Reynolds ca. early 1950s. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' sweetness and light in phony 'The Singing Nun' Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 23, '15. An MGM contract player from 1950 to 1959, Reynolds' movies can be seen just about every week on TCM. The only premiere on Debbie Reynolds Day is Jerry Paris' lively marital comedy How Sweet It Is (1968), costarring James Garner. This evening, TCM is showing Divorce American Style, The Catered Affair, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Singing Nun. 'Divorce American Style,' 'The Catered Affair' Directed by the recently deceased Bud Yorkin, Divorce American Style (1967) is notable for its cast – Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards, Van Johnson, Lee Grant – and for the fact that it earned Norman Lear (screenplay) and Robert Kaufman (story) a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination.
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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best
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An Evening With Mitzi Gaynor, December 9, Regent Theatre, L.A.

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By Todd Garbarini

The 60th anniversary of Walter Lang’s 1954 film There’s No Business Like Show Business, which stars Ethel Merman, Donald O’Connor, Marilyn Monroe, and Mitzi Gaynor, will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles at 7:00 pm. Scheduled to appear at the screening in person is actress Mitzi Gaynor who played Katy Donahue in the film. From the press release:

There's No Business Like Show Business. This Cinemascope musical hit from 1954 (nominated for 3 Oscars®) chronicles the ups and downs of an Irish showbiz family over the course of many years. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe and Johnnie Ray. The music by Irving Berlin includes the title song performed by Ethel Merman, "Heat Wave" performed by Marilyn Monroe, "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," and many other standards.
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Actress Martha Stewart May Still Be Alive Despite Two-Year-Old Reports to the Contrary

Martha Stewart: Actress / Singer in Fox movies apparently not dead despite two-year-old reports to the contrary (Photo: Martha Stewart and Perry Como in 'Doll Face') According to various online reports, including Variety's, actress and singer Martha Stewart, a pretty blonde featured in supporting roles in a handful of 20th Century Fox movies of the '40s, died at age 89 of "natural causes" in Northeast Harbor, Maine, on February 25, 2012. Needless to say, that was not the same Martha Stewart hawking "delicious foods" and whatever else on American television. But quite possibly, the Martha Stewart who died in February 2012 -- if any -- was not the Martha Stewart of old Fox movies either. And that's why I'm republishing this (former) obit, originally posted more than two and a half years ago: March 11, 2012. Earlier today, a commenter wrote to Alt Film Guide, claiming that the Martha Stewart featured in Doll Face, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now,
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