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Disney’s enchanting live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” features a magnificent cast. Here’s where you’ve seen or heard them before: Emma Watson (Belle): We watched her grow up as Hermione in the Harry Potter films, but she has also […]

I don’t know why “What a Way to Go!” is not considered a classic.  It is smart, colorful, and very funny, written by the people behind “Bells are Ringing” and with a once-in-a-lifetime all-star cast: Shirley MacLaine, Dick van Dyke, […]

This week’s big release is Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The animated Disney version is a classic, but there are some other versions worth watching as well. The classic fairy […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with movies starring some of the greatest stars in movie history.  If you haven’t seen all of these, you deserve a pinch! 1. Maureen O’Hara — her fiery red hair was made for technicolor and she […]

Vanity Fair pays tribute to MAD’s Al Jaffe, creator of the iconic “fold-in” and the snarky “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions,” noting that he is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest-running cartoonist. I was happy to […]

Far from scientific, but still fun to read about: A survey, conducted just after the Oscars, collected responses to a single, fill-in-the-blank question from more than 10,500 movie watchers spanning five different languages in the UK, Europe, Japan, and the […]

Emma Watson, Josh Gad, and Luke Evans talk about singing in the new live action version of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” has a sharp season ender as Mindy, applying for a job, gets to see how her life would be different if she were white and male.  The white male version of Mindy is played by […]

Coming this fall from Disney-Pixar, “Coco” is the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, leading to an extraordinary family reunion. The voices include Benjamin Bratt and Gael […]

It has been 50 years since S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was just 16 years old. The book has become a classic for generations of teenagers ever since. Its gritty depiction of the world of the Greasers and […]