jimmy stewart, donna reed, it's a wonderful life
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Jimmy Stewart, center, is reunited with his wife, Donna Reed, left, and children during the
last scene of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

5 Holiday Movies to Warm Your Heart

December 13, 2010
by Colleen Brondou
After the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, cooking, decorating and card-writing, nothing spells relaxation quite like a good movie. And there’s nothing like a good holiday movie to get you back in the spirit of things.
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October 13, 2010
These five horror classics offer real chills, high-octane suspense but very little gore. We promise: the very suggestion of what might happen will keep you on the edge of your seat.
October 07, 2008
There’s probably no other place on earth that’s inspired and produced as many cinematic pleasures as New York City. In the last 75 years, three giant apes have been shot down from the Empire State Building, while three lovers waited for their soulmates atop the same tower. It’s a helluva town and we’ve got it on film.
September 24, 2008
Experience Paris without ever leaving your sofa: watch these five films set in the City of Light. Pass the freedom fries, s'il vous plaît! Ooh la la!
September 10, 2008
Most sports films feature a plucky underdog team/player/coach who is battling poverty/his sordid past/the bottle and perseveres against the odds and makes it to the final game/match/championship. At the last possible second, in painstakingly slow motion, our hero makes the winning basket/homerun/touchdown to the amazement of his family/girlfriend/opposing team. Tears/kisses/fireworks ensue. Here are a few great sports films that break from that formula/genre/cliché.
August 23, 2008
“Grease II,” “Alien vs. Predator,” “Police Academy VI.” These three films are only a few of the many sequels nobody expected or deserved to see, yet somehow, they all ended up in your local cineplex. Given that, is “Hamlet 2” really that ridiculous a concept? Sure, most of the cast has died by the end of the play. But Ripley died in “Alien 3,” and that didn’t stop her from coming back for another flick; why should the Prince of Denmark be any different?
August 14, 2008
We all have black holes in our movie-going history, and we’re usually reminded of that at the worst possible moments. You couldn’t join in the dinner party conversation because you hadn’t seen a single film that everyone else was quoting from by heart. While viewing these five films won’t completely fill in your cinematic void, at least you’ll have something interesting to add the next time the conversation turns to quality film.
August 03, 2008
In 1982, PBS suddenly became a very cool place to be. That was the year that the miniseries “Brideshead Revisited” premiered to much fanfare on oft-neglected public television, and launched the craze of adapting English novels for the large and small screen. Miramax is releasing its feature-length film version of the novel on July 25. Can this 100-minute film capture all of the beauty and decadence of Waugh’s novel or the beloved 11-hour miniseries?
July 20, 2008
The mystery behind “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” rivals that of the alleged UFO landings at Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico. The filmmakers have done as much as possible to keep the storyline of this second “X-Files” film under wraps. The studio didn’t even release the title until April. When it opens on July 25, the audience will have the novel experience of seeing a movie without having been previously subjected to endless, plot-spoiling trailers.