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Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary - Trailer and Clips


It's been 25 years since Disney released one of their most popular masterpieces, Beauty and The Beast. The 1991 animation picture was a retelling of a 1700's French fairytale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and featured one of Disney's most loved musical accompaniments. The story follows the story of a beautiful yet rebellious girl named Belle and a beast who has been enchanted by a sorceress and lives in a large castle in the middle of the woods.

Belle lives with her father in a small village, most of the townsfolk dislike Belle as she doesn't conform to their usual traditions but Belle doesn't care about what they think; her father loves her and that's good enough for her. Belle's other admirer is Gaston, the town's most popular citizen. Women adore him and men admire and want to be him but the only woman he can't woo is the one he wants.

Belle becomes worried for her father when he fails to return from market, she sets off on her own to find him. Belle traces his footsteps and finally sees the enchanted castle where her father is being held by the Beast. Wishing for nothing more than her father's safety, Belle makes a deal with the Beast which sees her father leave and Belle take his place.

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Angela Lansbury Will NOT Be Starring In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7


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There was disappointment for TV fans today as representatives for the legendary British actress Angela Lansbury denied widely reported rumours that she was set to make a cameo appearance in the next series of ‘Game of Thrones’.

Speaking on behalf of the 90 year old former ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, a team of representatives told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday (September 7th) that the reports, started by an article in German tabloid newspaper Bild last week, were not true.

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury will NOT be participating in 'Game of Thrones'

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Angela Lansbury - Angela Lansbury leaves the Gielgud Theatre after a performance of 'Blithe Spirit' - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd May 2014

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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin & Angela Lansbury Earn Honorary Recognition From The Academy’s Governors Awards


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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were honoured on Saturday, 16 November, night at the Academy’s Governors Awards, in a night where emotions ran high and the awards circuit got off to a start. Jolie was perhaps the biggest celebrity name on the awards sheet, but it was Martin and Lansbury who stole the show with their heartfelt gratitude towards being honoured by the Academy for a career in front of the camera.

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Angelina Jolie was honoured for her humanitarian work

Jolie received the first standing ovation of the night though, picking up the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her continued, dedicated service to aid work across the globe. Attending the event with her hubby Brad Pitt and their son Maddox, Jolie accepted the award from George Lucas after being toasted in a video presentation featuring clips from her in the movies and in refuge camps and care-giving scenarios found across the globe. Receiving thank you's from four stars of her upcoming Bosnian war film In the Land of Blood and Honey, Gena Rowlands then toasted the star before she took to the stage, asking, “How does she have the time to do all this? She acts and directs, she has a large family… and she has to keep that smile on Brad’s face.”

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NBC Producing Pilot For The Revival Of "Murder. She Wrote" Starring Octavia Spencer


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CBS’s Murder, She Wrote, might be getting a much needed revival to NBC, according to the network’s announcement. NBC has ordered a pilot of the long-running series, Deadline reports. The series will benefit from the talents of writer Alexandra Cunningham and producer David Janollari. Cunningham’s previous work includes the series Desperate housewives. She will write and executive produce the series alongside Janollari.

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Octavia Spencer has been selected as Angela Lansbury's successor.

In addition, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is set to succeed Angela Lansbury in the lead role of a cunning amateur detective. Despite Spencer’s Oscar win for The Help, this will be the actress’ first series regular contract. She previously worked with NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt and Janollari on the 2001 Sci Fi Channel series The Chronicle, which the two exec produced and she recurred on. This might be an exciting opportunity for Spencer to make a name in television, as her predecessor, Angela Lansbury, earned herself twelve Emmy nominations for the part.

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Angelina Jolie To Receive Oscars' Humanitarian Award For Philanthropic Dedication


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Angeline Jolie will be honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her extraordinary charity work over the years.

The award is given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences every year as part of their honorary special category accolades which also include the Academy Honorary Award and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Changeling star Angelina is without doubt the most deserving movie star of the award this year with her philanthropic exploits far exceeding just donating large sums of money. This year, she travelled to DR Congo with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to campaign against sexual violence towards women as a weapon of war in the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.

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Honorary Oscars Coming Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin And Piero Tosi's Way


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Angelina Jolie – alongside Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi – will be awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the star with the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Governors Awards on November 16.

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie will recieve her award for all of her humanitarian work

"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields. We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees," reads a statement by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, which was released on Thursday.

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Angelina Jolie To Be Awarded Humanitarian Oscar


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Angelina Jolie will be presented with an Oscar for her humanitarian work. The 38-year-old actress will receive be awarded the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is presented "to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry", according to a press release from the Academy.

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Angelina Jolie at the London premiere of World War Z.

In a press release, on 5th September, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Jolie was highly praised for being "an impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organizations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative. The release went on to reference Jolie's philanthropic exploits relating to her work with the Council of Foreign Relations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Academy also commended her appointment to her position as "Special Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres in 2012 after twelve years of service" to the UNHCR.  The Academy also commented on her film projects which highlight humanitarian issues, including A Mighty Heart and In the Land of Blood and Honey.

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Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Angela Lansbury Sunday 21st October 2012 Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Angela Lansbury

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Angela Lansbury, Angelica Page and Elizabeth Ashley - Angela Lansbury, Angelica Page and Elizabeth Ashley Sunday 14th October 2012 Opening night of the new play 'Turning Page' at the Cherry Lane Theatre

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Angela Lansbury Thursday 19th July 2012 arrive for Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man' at Schoenfeld Theatre

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Angela Lansbury Monday 16th April 2012 The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 12th Annual Monte Cristo Award Gala held at the Edison Ballroom – Arrivals.

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Angela Lansbury Sunday 1st April 2012 Broadway opening night of Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre - Departures

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John Larroquette, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Donna Hanover and Michael McKean - John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, Michael McKean, Corey Brill, Donna Hanover and cast Sunday 1st April 2012 Broadway opening night of Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre - Curtain Call.

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Dakin Matthews, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Donna Hanover, Eric Mccormack, James Earl Jones, Jefferson Mays, John Larroquette and Michael Mckean
Dakin Matthews, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric Mccormack, James Earl Jones, Jefferson Mays, John Larroquette and Michael Mckean
Dakin Matthews, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric Mccormack, James Earl Jones, Jefferson Mays, John Larroquette and Michael Mckean
Dakin Matthews, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric Mccormack, James Earl Jones, Jefferson Mays, John Larroquette and Michael Mckean
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Angela Lansbury Wednesday 1st February 2012 Press conference for the Broadway play 'Gore Vidal's The Best Man' held at the New 42nd St Studios.

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Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones
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Angela Lansbury Thursday 27th October 2011 Opening night of the Broadway production of 'Chinglish' at the Longacre Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Angela Lansbury - Angela Lansbury, Culver City, California - at the 6th Annual 'A Fine Romance' Event held at Sony Pictures Studios. Saturday 15th October 2011

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Review


Good
Yes, this movie is just as silly as it looks, with Jim Carrey pratfalling all over the screen alongside a bunch of adorable (sometimes animated) critters.

Fortunately, it's also rather good fun.

Tom Popper (Carrey) is a high-powered Manhattan developer trying to earn a partnership in his firm by buying the iconic Tavern on the Green from its elderly owner (Lansbury). Like his intrepid explorer dad, he barely keeps up with his kids (Carroll and Cotton) from his marriage to Amanda (Gugino), whom he clearly still cares for. Then his father dies and leaves him six mischievous penguins, and all of Tom's careful plans fall apart. First, the birds make a mess of his immaculately minimalist bachelor pad, then they teach him Important Life Lessons.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Trailer


Tom Popper is a sales man, it's all he knows and is great at his job, however, this also means his family life is suffering, his kids live with their mom whilst Mr Popper lives in the centre in a luxury apartment. After the death of his father, Tom inherits something that's set to change his life forever. When he receives a large wooden box, he doesn't know what to expect, apprehensively Tom opens the box and a small black and white bird to walk out.

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Anastasia (1997) Review


Good
20th Century Fox tried to break the Disney stranglehold on kiddie animation with a retelling of the tragic story of Anastasia, the lost daughter of the Russian czar who some believed survived the family's assassination. I'm not sure there was this much singing in Mother Russia, but the film isn't overly wretched. Still, the Disney formula is aped to perfection here, even spawning a solo career for singing bat Bartok, in Bartok the Magnificent. Protect your children.

The Court Jester Review


Very Good
Pleasant, though not particularly challenging, The Court Jester deconstructs and spoofs the swashbuckler movie with Danny Kaye as a hapless Robin Hood wannabe who stumbles his way into the court of the usurper of the crown. The film has a few classic moments, namely the famous, slapstick bit which begins, "The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle." Ah, what a knave...

Fantasia/2000 Review


Very Good
Little known fact: When Walt Disney released Fantasia in 1940, it was intended to be a permanent work in progress. Each time you saw it, you would see something new combined with something old and familiar.

It didn't quite happen that way. The original Fantasia became a classic, although a static one. 60 years later, that's about to change. With the release of Fantasia/2000 we get eight animations set to music: seven new pieces and one classic. Oh, and this time it's presented on IMAX -- the first ever animated feature for the large format.

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Anastasia (1997) Review


Good
20th Century Fox tried to break the Disney stranglehold on kiddie animation with a retelling of the tragic story of Anastasia, the lost daughter of the Russian czar who some believed survived the family's assassination. I'm not sure there was this much singing in Mother Russia, but the film isn't overly wretched. Still, the Disney formula is aped to perfection here, even spawning a solo career for singing bat Bartok, in Bartok the Magnificent. Protect your children.

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Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There Review


Good
Self-indulgent to a fault and brusquely shoved together without much of a sense of rhythm, Broadway: The Golden Age is on the surface the five-year-long quest by filmmaker Rick McKay (Elaine Stritch at Liberty) to interview pretty much every Broadway luminary he could get his hands on, all for the purposes of limning the glory that was Broadway's "Golden Age." Now it's no surprise that you interview a bunch of aging actors/actresses who are in this particular demographic they're going to tell you that things today are rather awful, and in their day, were much, much better. What makes Broadway as engaging as it is would be the fact that McKay's interviewees are able to back up those claims with some rather illuminating anecdotes - and not just all of the "you could go to the automat and get a muffin and coffee for 15 cents" variety, though there's plenty of that as well.

Although McKay - whose irritating narration, the usual guff about moving to New York from Indiana and just how exciting it all was, brackets the film - never really posits what exactly he's on about with "The Golden Age," two things quickly become clear: The time period he and his subjects want to talk about is Broadway theater from the 1930s to the 1950s, and that period really would have been something to behold. The cavalcade of interviewees all point to not just the embarrassment of riches that were around then in terms of both the material (Lerner & Lowe and Rodgers & Hammerstein were like musical hit factories, not to mention the new dramatic work being produced by the likes of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller) and the talent, but another very simple factor: It was cheap. In a time of $480 The Producers tickets, it's partially nice but mostly infuriating to know that not so long ago it could cost less to go to a Broadway show than the movies.

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Review


Extraordinary
Possibly John Frankenheimer's finest film, The Manchurian Candidate speaks to the Red Scare, the horrors of war, paranoid fears of brainwashing -- all tied in with the game of Solitaire. Frankenheimer owes a lot to George Axelrod's script and Richard Condon's gripping novel, which tells the story of a perfectly brainwashed soldier (during the Korean War), played by Laurence Harvey, who becomes a no-remorse assassin after capture and brianwashing by the enemy. His target and handler are both kept as mysteries until the end, but it's Frank Sinatra as an old war buddy who's suffering terrible nightmares that brings it all to light.

The film, as compelling as it is, is almost undone by Sinatra's performance, which is capable but unequal to his co-stars. Sinatra, of course, had so much power during the making of the film, that he's never really pushed for a good take. As a result, weaker scenes have been left in, presumably due to Sinatra's notorious unwillingness to do retakes. Too bad, because they're needed here badly. It's little matter, though: The Manchurian Candidate's classic structure and breakneck pacing are a perfect match for the movie's incredible story punch to the gut. George Axelrod's script turns Richard Condon's novel into classic cinema. Its suspense is gripping, and its biting political statement (lambasting McCarthyism deeply) is unparalleled in cinema this side of a Michael Moore movie.

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National Velvet Review


Very Good
A young Liz Taylor, standing eye to eye with an adult Mickey Rooney, stars in this classic children's fable at a girl and her horse, named The Pi. Rooney is a down-on-his-luck ex-jockey who encounters the Brown family, working as a general servant but taking to young Velvet (Taylor) when she comes into the ownership of a wild gelding. On sheer determination, she enters The Pi into the Grand National steeplechase, a grueling horse race in which she eventually rides herself (scandal!). Great fun for the youngsters among you, but I don't know how much "sheer determination" us adults can stand at once.

Gaslight Review


OK
It would be mean to say that Ingrid Bergman played confused all too well, but it would nevertheless be true. Director George Cukor (My Fair Lady) likely didn't have to look too far when he was casting about for his female lead in this 1944 adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's old warhorse of a play, as he needed somebody with an imperious grace and a trusting demeanor that could easily be read as a lack of intelligence. Bergman fits the bill perfectly, playing Paula Alquist, a traumatized young British woman whose family sent her away from her London home after her aunt (an internationally famous singer whom she was living with) was found murdered. Years later, after a long stay convalescing in Italy, where she takes singing lessons in a desultory fashion, trying to emulate her dead aunt, Paula falls in love with the piano player, Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer), whom she marries after a whirlwind romance.

The seed of an idea that something is not quite right gets planted during their honeymoon, when Gregory convinces Paula - even though she's obviously still traumatized by her aunt's horrible murder - that they should move into the old London house together; he's just a little too insistent about it, in a way that would set any sane person's alarm off. But Paula goes blithely along, and they return to the house. It isn't long before Gregory is chipping away at Paula's self-confidence, convincing her that she's forgetful ("But, dear, I already told you, don't you remember?") and insinuating in a not-too-subtle manner that she's going crazy. At the same time, he's always finding excuses for them not to leave the house, Paula keeps hearing noises and wonders why the gaslight keeps inexplicably getting turned down low. All you need are hints of the dead aunt's jewelry and the longing way that Gregory stares at the Crown Jewels in a rare trip out of the house to the Tower of London, to figure out that there's a financial reward at the end of his chicanery.

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Angela Lansbury

Date of birth

16th October, 1925

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.73


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Angela Lansbury Movies

Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Trailer and Clips Trailer

Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Trailer and Clips Trailer

It's been 25 years since Disney released one of their most popular masterpieces, Beauty and...

Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Review

Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Review

Yes, this movie is just as silly as it looks, with Jim Carrey pratfalling all...

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Trailer

Mr. Popper's Penguins Trailer

Tom Popper is a sales man, it's all he knows and is great at his...

Nanny McPhee Movie Review

Nanny McPhee Movie Review

Once upon a time, there was a young, dashing movie critic who ventured to see...

Fantasia/2000 Movie Review

Fantasia/2000 Movie Review

Little known fact: When Walt Disney released Fantasia in 1940, it was intended to be...

Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There Movie Review

Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There Movie Review

Self-indulgent to a fault and brusquely shoved together without much of a sense of rhythm,...

Beauty And The Beast (1991) Movie Review

Beauty And The Beast (1991) Movie Review

Often considered the best animated film ever -- and the only one to ever be...

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