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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry
Die Hard, Titanic, The Goonies and Field of Dreams are among the 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

Classic films like 1960's Spartacus, 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and 1951's Ace in the Hole were also named to the registry, which "recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage."

"Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals
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National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress
As is annual tradition, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced this year’s 25 film set to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” the films picked range from such beloved actioners as “Die Hard,” childhood classic “The Goonies,” the seminal “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and the mind-bending “Memento,” with plenty of other genres and styles represented among the list.

The additions span 1905 to 2000, and includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, independent, and even home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725.

“The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” Hayden said in an official statement. “Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and
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‘Titanic,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Ace in the Hole,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Added to National Film Registry

Since 1989, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has been accomplishing the important task of preserving films that “represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.” From films way back in 1897 all the way up to 2004, they’ve now reached 725 films that celebrate our heritage and encapsulate our film history.

Today they’ve unveiled their 2017 list, which includes such Hollywood classics as Die Hard, Titanic, and Superman along with groundbreaking independent features like Yvonne Rainer’s Lives of Performers, Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, and Barbara Loden’s Wanda. Also making this list are a pair of Kirk Douglas-led features, Ace in the Hole and Spartacus, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Memento and more. Check out the full list below and you can watch some films on the registry for free here.

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)

Based on the infamous
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‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry

‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry
James Cameron’s disaster epic “Titanic,” the beloved fantasy “The Goonies,” Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and 1989’s “Field of Dreams” are among the 25 films selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

The 2017 selections range from obscure documentaries to a Mexican-American family’s home movies from 1920s Texas to Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo” to the 1979 Luis Valdez-directed drama “Boulevard Nights” to 1960’s “Spartacus,” the Kirk Douglas-Stanley Kubrick sword-and-sandal drama that helped end the era of the blacklist.

The titles will be added to the Library’s collection of films designated as having cultural, social or aesthetic significance.

“Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole,” said Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. “Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor
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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Superman' Enter the National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Superman' Enter the National Film Registry
Yippee ki-yay and Merry Christmas! Die Hard is among the 25 motion pictures selected this year by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress to be preserved for future generations, it was announced Wednesday.

The latest round of films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant also includes the James Cameron blockbuster Titanic (1997); Superman (1978) and The Goonies (1985), both directed by Richard Donner; the Phil Alden Robinson baseball fable Field of Dreams (1989), starring Kevin Costner; and Spencer Tracy's final film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967).

Two films starring Kirk Douglas, who just had his 101st...
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The Furniture: Matte Paintings at the End of an Era

"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

Over the course of the past year, I’ve done an informal retrospective series on the Best Production Design nominees of 1967. It isn’t an especially “New Hollywood” lineup, despite being the year of “Pictures at a Revolution.” Four of the nominees are lush period pieces, three of them lengthy musicals. They often feel like extravagantly-designed chaos, whirlwinds of sets and props that spin out of control. This is true of both the hilarious brawls of The Taming of the Shrew and the dated, stereotype-laden adventures of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Camelot, the winner, manages to split the difference between Old Hollywood excess and New Hollywood sexuality.

The final two films, both Best Picture nominees, are a bit less of a thrill. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Doctor Dolittle are,
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Howards End Trailer: Hayley Atwell Unearths a Secret in Starz Miniseries — Plus: Find Out When It'll Premiere

Howards End Trailer: Hayley Atwell Unearths a Secret in Starz Miniseries — Plus: Find Out When It'll Premiere
Even though Agent Carter’s no longer on the case, Hayley Atwell is still getting to the bottom of things.

Take the newly released trailer for Starz’s adaptation of Howards End, E.M. Forster’s 1910 novel about three families in turn-of-the-century England. Marvel’s Agent Carter alum Atwell plays Margaret Schlegel, an intelligent and independent sort who lives with her sister Helen (played by The Catch‘s Philippa Coulthard) and brother Tibby (Black Mirror‘s Alex Lawther) and who — among other intrigues — becomes involved in drama surrounding the widowed Henry Wilcox (Ripper Street‘s Matthew Macfadyen).

PhotosHowards End First
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Outlander Finale: Jamie and Claire Race to Thwart Geillis' Plan in New Photos

Outlander Finale: Jamie and Claire Race to Thwart Geillis' Plan in New Photos
Know what’s scarier than a mad witch with a mission? A mad witch with a mission… and a deadline.

In these newly released photos from Outlander‘s upcoming season finale (Sunday, 8/7c), Geillis Duncan Abernathy looks nonplussed as Young Ian struggles with his captor and seems to curse her very name. And why should the time traveler worry? As we saw in the previous episode, she’s unlocked the Brahan Seer prophecy — thanks to Margaret — and the events of the finale will help the crazy murderess clarify her plan.

So it’s no wonder, then, that Jamie and Claire
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Snooki Discusses Why Sammi Sweetheart Won’t Be On ‘Jersey Shore’ Revival

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Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi revealed why one member of the “Jersey Shore” cast won’t be back for the upcoming revival of the series. Sammi (Sweetheart) Giancola was missing from the cast lineup for “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” last week and fans were quick to discuss that on social media. Guess who’s back?!! Jersey Shore is coming back to […]
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Ratings: Carol Burnett Anniversary Special Draws 15.2 Million Viewers

Ratings: Carol Burnett Anniversary Special Draws 15.2 Million Viewers
CBS’ Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special on Sunday night drew 15.2 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, commanding broadcast TV’s second-largest audience for the night while placing third in the demo.

The star-studded trip down memory lane delivered the largest audience for an entertainment/non-sports special since the Academy Awards on Feb. 26.

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NBC Sunday Night Football (16.2 mil/5.2) led the night in both measures, matching last week’s fast nationals.

Over on ABC, Afv (4.5 mil/0.8) slipepd 15 and 33 percent from last week’s season highs, while Shark Tank (3.7 mil/0.9) dipped 10 percent.

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Get Out Producer Jason Blum Says He'd Pay Money for President Trump to See Provocative Movie

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Get Out Producer Jason Blum Says He'd Pay Money for President Trump to See Provocative Movie
If President Donald Trump is interested in a movie night, Jason Blum has a suggestion.

The producer of Get Out, this year’s smash horror written and directed by Jordan Peele, told People at Monday’s Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City that he would happily open his wallet for Trump to see the film.

“I would bet any amount of money he had not seen it, but I’d pay any amount of money for him to see it,” Blum says, before adding, “Well, not any amount.”

The film follows Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a young black
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Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race

Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race
Typically, the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture comedy/musical has been a mixed bag. Only once in the last decade has the victor — 2012’s “The Artist” — gone on to win the best picture Oscar. And, in 2015, “Birdman” lost to “The Grand Budapest Hotel” only to conquer the Golden Globe best pic drama winner “Boyhood” for top Oscar honors. Last year’s Oscar nail-biter pitted Globes comedy/musical winner “La La Land” against drama winner “Moonlight” — and the outcome of that contest produced an infamous finale to the night.

However, this year has flipped that script. The ugly duckling genre has transformed into a glorious swan with a juicy competition in the works. Front-runners include: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “The Big Sick” and “I, Tonya.” With other potential nominees “Downsizing,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Baby Driver” and “Beauty and the Beast,” a vibrant category rises, frequently reflecting
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The 23 Best New Books of Winter Will Have You Hibernating Over the Holidays

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Brenda Janowitz is the Popsugar books correspondent. She is the author of five novels, including The Dinner Party. Brrr, it's getting cold out there. The holiday season is upon us and the snow will be falling soon, but don't fret. I've got just the thing for your Winter blues. I'm ready to tell you what to read after you hit the slopes and settle in to relax by that warm fire. So grab a hot chocolate, and get ready - I've got the best new books of Winter! RelatedThe 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge Is Here!
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Outlander Recap: Taking the Plunge

Outlander Recap: Taking the Plunge
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Outlander recap here.

Stop! Help! She’s going over!

After spending a considerable amount of time held against her will on a plague ship, Claire makes two getaway attempts in this week’s Outlander. One is unsuccessful. And the other involves goats, a German woman and a couple of barrels.

Meanwhile, Jamie spends the hour yelling at Fergus in a really unbecoming manner. Read on as we review the highlights of “Heaven & Earth.”

Desperate Times | The episode starts with a brief rewind: Fergus makes potpourri for Marsali’s stinky cabin when they realize that the Porpoise,
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‘Get Out’ Awards Category Dilemma: Film Defies Easy Labels, Cast Says

‘Get Out’ Awards Category Dilemma: Film Defies Easy Labels, Cast Says
Despite the eruption of controversy over the nomination of “Get Out” in the Golden Globe’s best musical or comedy category, the picture’s cast and producers appeared to have taken the social media furor in stride Friday night.

At a celebration for “Get Out” at Hollywood’s Lombardi house, producer Jason Blum said the film defies a neat category or label – and that’s a strength.

“It is all things: satire. It’s an action movie. It’s a comedy. It’s a drama. It’s a thriller. It’s a horror movie,” Blum told Variety. “That’s what makes it great, is that you can’t put it in a box.”

The critical response to the genre film has been very inspiring, Blum said, in part because it has brought an ongoing conversation about structural racism to the fore.

“The movie is making people think that you can really use genre to tell very, very
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Doctor, Roseanne, Chicago Fire, Supernatural, Walking Dead, The Flash and More

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m loving The Good Doctor. Given that it is a David Shore show, is there any chance any House characters might at some point pop in for a cameo? —Matt

Ausiello: I doubt we’ll see any characters from House, since Universal owns those, but I would not be surprised at all if an actor from the original show were to check in at some point. (Robert Sean Leonard would fit in nicely at San Jose St.
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Project Runway's Kentaro Kameyama Explains Why He Buried That Dead Cat

Project Runway's Kentaro Kameyama Explains Why He Buried That Dead Cat
Friendly warning: This article mentions the winner of Project Runway Season 16. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, turn back now!

Kentaro Kameyama is giving “brother” Brandon Kee a run for his money as the most laid-back contestant of Project Runway‘s 16th season.

Speaking with TVLine just hours after being crowned this season’s winner, the designer said he was fully prepared to not emerge victorious — and he would have been fine with that outcome.

“I wasn’t sure if the judges were going to understand my art and my point of view, so I was Ok not
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Project Runway Finale Recap: Did the Right Designer Win Season 16?

Project Runway Finale Recap: Did the Right Designer Win Season 16?
The time has come, Project Runway fans. Every challenge, every sacrifice, every impromptu funeral for a dead cat found on the street has led to this, the Season 16 finale.

With the sting of Kenya’s elimination still thick in the air, the remaining four designers — Ayana, Brandon, Kentaro and Margarita — presented their final collections at New York Fashion Week. Last week’s episode gave us the gist of the designers’ collections (I haven’t stopped thinking about Brandon’s damn flamingo print all week), but the finale allowed us to see them in action. And they looked damn good.

Even
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Guess Who? Arjun Kapoor shares a photo from childhood on Children’s Day who are now Bollywood stars

Guess Who? Arjun Kapoor shares a photo from childhood on Children’s Day who are now Bollywood stars
It is no secret that the Kapoors are one of the reigning families in the film industry. They are close to each other and sort of give Hum Saath Saath Hain vibes. Although not everyone in the clan shares the same surname, they are now in the film industry enjoying their stardom. On the occasionRead More

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Guess Who’S Coming To Dinner Back on the Big Screen December 10th & 13th

Oscar-winning screen legends Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy — in his final film role — star in the classic comedy-drama Guess Who’S Coming To Dinner, which shattered on-screen taboos exactly 50 years ago, and returns to movie theaters nationwide for two days only on December 10 and 13 to celebrate its golden anniversary.

It’s the final film in Fathom Events’ 2017 TCM Big Screen Classics Series. (Look for details on the 2018 series to be announced soon!) Tickets are available now.

Guess Who’S Coming To Dinner will play in more than 750 theaters nationwide on Sunday, December 10, and Wednesday, December 13 only, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Before and after the film, TCM host Tiffany Vazquez will present commentary about this groundbreaking classic, which is filled with dazzling dialogue, perfect performances and a remarkable mid-century style. Still as riveting, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining as the day it was released (exactly 50 years ago,
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