Candace Cameron Bure Stars in Christmas Under Wraps

Candace Cameron-Bure

This weekend, Candace Cameron Bure returns to her favorite genre of film. “I am a huge Christmas fan and Christmas movie fan,” she admits. “This is my fifth Christmas movie and I just love them because Christmas is such a heartwarming time of year. And there’s magic in it.” Cameron Bure stars in Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Under Wraps, the charming tale of Dr. Lauren Brunell, an uptight big city doctor who learns to slow down and find holiday joy in a quaint — and possibly magical — town in Alaska. “There’s something that’s really peculiar about this place and she can’t … Continue reading

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Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

Grumpy Cat

America’s favorite sourpuss is leaping from the world of Internet memes to the small screen in her first movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. Grumpy Cat found stardom when a picture of the kitty with the permanent scowl first appeared online. And when owner Tabatha Bundesen posted a YouTube video, she reveals, “Within 36 hours we had over a million views, and within three days, we were getting media requests.” But Grumpy the cat is actually not grumpy. “She’s actually very calm and sweet,” says Bundesen. “Grumpy is actually only a reputation.” In the Lifetime holiday film, Grumpy Cat lives … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: How to Train Your Dragon 2

VOD Spotlight: How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2 picks up five years after the first movie, and the film acquired some new characters for the second chapter. For the dragon trapper Eret, son of Eret, the filmmakers chose Kit Harington (Game of Thrones). “Kit showed up on a short list of possible actors to voice Eret,” says director Dean DeBlois. “I knew him from Game of Thrones and I can safely say he’s my favorite character on that series. I thought he was perfect for the role.” Producer Bonnie Arnold adds, “Eret is supposed to be about 20, the same age as … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: Let’s Be Cops

VOD Spotlight: Let's Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops: Did You Know … ? Here’s some fun trivia about Let’s Be Cops, starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr. and Rob Riggle. In the film, when Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans) make the decision to dress up as cops for a costume party, they take it to another level. As people start to mistake them for genuine cops, things get real, and they find themselves in the middle of an actual case. • Director and cowriter for Let’s Be Cops Luke Greenfield got the idea for the film when a costume designer gave him an authentic Los Angeles Police Department … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 24-30

On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 24-30

On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 24-30 The Expendables 3 Barney leaves his team behind to assemble a new and younger group of Expendables. Although he tries to keep his old friends out of harm’s way, they won’t let Barney go it alone against a nemesis from their past. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas (PG-13, 2:06) 11/25 The Giver Children in this seemingly perfect world are assigned jobs as adults. Jonas was last to be assigned, and it was he who was set to receive the knowledge of the things that no one talked about. His sessions with The Giver will … Continue reading

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TCM to remember Mike Nichols with film tribute

TCM to remember Mike Nichols with film tribute

Famed director Mike Nichols passed away yesterday at the age of 83. One of the few artists to have earned Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy accolades, Nichols will be remembered by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) with a three-film tribute on Dec. 6, featuring Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The Graduate (1967) and Carnal Knowledge (1971). TCM Remembers Mike Nichols — Saturday, Dec. 6 (All Times ET) 8pm: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sandy Dennis and George Segal 10:30pm: The Graduate – starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels and … Continue reading

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Animal Planet’s “The Whale” explores real-life event that inspired “Moby-Dick”

Animal Planet's "The Whale" explores real-life event that inspired "Moby-Dick"

“From the network that brought you Mermaids,” read the title card ahead of the trailer for Animal Planet’s self-described “scripted event” The Whale: Revenge From the Deep. That may be enough to either intrigue or dissuade any number of people who either liked or disliked Animal Planet’s previous forays into scripted fare like Mermaids, but the trailer does look promising. Add to that the fact that Martin Sheen headlines the film based on a gripping true-life tale, and that’s enough to get us to dive in. The two-hour production is a retelling of the sinking of the Nantucket whaling ship … Continue reading

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When is “It’s a Wonderful Life” on TV 2014?

When is "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV 2014?

When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2014? You might recall the days of being able to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on TV a LOT. The 1946 Frank Capra classic was in the public domain at that time, about 20 or 30 years ago, and it seemed to air nearly nonstop in syndication between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the past several years, rights to It’s a Wonderful Life have belonged to NBC, so airings of the film have become more of a special viewing occasion, with the network usually airing it twice during the Christmas season. And they … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 17-23

On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 17-23

On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 17-23 20,000 Days On Earth Drama and reality collide in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of iconic musician Nick Cave. Come celebrate the transformative power of the creative spirit. Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Kylie Minogue (Documentary, 1:37) 11/18 22 Jump Street (pictured below) Schmidt and Jenko are back, and Capt. Dickson is sending them to college. It’s the same plot as in 21 Jump Street — find the drug dealers to get to the suppliers. But we get a bigger budget in this film, so expect louder explosions and a keg full of collegiate … Continue reading

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Hollywood Film Awards bring out the stars on CBS

Hollywood Film Awards

The Hollywood Film Awards, which honors excellence in filmmaking, makes its television debut with this ceremony from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 14, on CBS. Winners are chosen by a committee of film industry insiders and executives. Coverage begins with a red-carpet preshow (7:30pm ET/delayed PT) and concludes with a wrap-up show hosted by CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. Queen Latifah hosts the ceremony, and Janelle Monáe is scheduled to perform. Other luminaries expected to appear are: Amy Adams Gerard Butler Steve Carell Benedict Cumberbatch Johnny Depp Laura Dern Robert Downey … Continue reading

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