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On This Day: Glenn Close Born, Ben Kingsley Knighted, Sean Connery Bonded

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On this day in showbiz history...

Here are a few cinematic things to think about today March 19th. Which will you feel most festive about?

1859 Charles Gounod's Opera Faust premieres in Paris. There are multiple Faust operas just as there are multiple film versions of the 

1897 Betty Compson (The Barker, 1928), the only Best Actress nominee born in Beaver, Utah (I mean, she'd have to be, right?) enters the world. 

1915 Happy 102nd birthday today to 40s star Patricia Morrison (Dressed to Kill, Song of the Thin Man). Yes, she's still alive!

1947 Glenn Close is born in Connecticutt. 70 years later she still hasn't won her Oscar! She's back on Broadway in Sunset Blvd at the moment...
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Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times

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With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.

Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.

You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it,
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Sherlock Holmes And Batman At The Loew's Jersey City This Friday And Saturday

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The landmark Loew's Jersey City movie palace will present a double feature of Sherlock Holmes films this Friday, November 22: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce starring in Terror by Night and Dressed to Kill. On Saturday night, there will be a rare big screen showing of Tim Burton's 1989 version of Batman starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

The magnificent and historic Loew's is only minutes from mid-town Manhattan.  

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This Week in Film History: Rocky, The Matrix, and More!

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First published in serial form in 1901, The Hound of Baskervilles had been adapted into a number of silent films. But it wasn’t until March 31, 1939 when 20th Century Fox released the version starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson that audiences at last got to hear the character speak.

Fox had only intended the film to be a single production, but it proved so popular that the studio began pumping out two Sherlock Holmes films a year, with Rathbone and Bruce appearing in 14 films between 1939 and 1946, as well as in a number of radio plays, “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” The first two films were set in Victorian England, where Holmes originated. The other films were modernized to serve as propaganda for the Allied war effort. The Hound of Baskervilles was Rathbone’s favorite of the films he would forever be linked to (and
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[Now Streaming] Your ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks,’ & ‘Corman’s World’ Alternatives

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Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, and Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel.

This weekend a trio of song-singing chipmunks will do box office battle with a charming super sleuth and the ultimate Hollywood rebel. But if the weather outside’s too frightful for you to venture out, enjoy these selected streaming adventures that feature beguiling gumshoes, screwball siblings and brilliant and bizarre showbiz docs — all from the comfort of your couch!

The to sequel Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes has the dapper detective (Robert Downey Jr.) and his devoted Watson (Jude Law) chasing down Holmes’ malevolent nemesis Moriarty (Jared Harris). Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams co-star.

Screen Sherlocks through the ages:

Sherlock Holmes: Dressed to Kill (1946) Basil Rathbone,
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