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Why Does William H. Macy Call His Wife, Felicity Huffman, Flicka?

Why Does William H. Macy Call His Wife, Felicity Huffman, Flicka?
No, William H. Macy isn't referring to his wife in any equine way! Anyone who watched the Shameless star, 64, take home his first SAG Awards trophy on Sunday, for male actor in a comedy series, was probably puzzled when he gave a shout-out to his wife, actress Felicity Huffman - aka "Flicka." Was that a reference to the 1943 film My Friend Flicka, about a boy and his horse named, well, Flicka? No, actually - it's much better than that. Backstage, the actor told reporters that she was nicknamed after a saint. The moniker has been there since childhood! "You have
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Your Vote Counts! 20th Century Fox Brings Classic Films to Blu-ray

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is letting you decide what classic films they will release on Blu-ray for the first time.

That’s right, your vote counts. Fans vote for their favorite classic titles through the “Voice Your Choice” campaign.

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Here is an portion the news release:

Los Angeles (January 15, 2013) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today its partnership with the ultimate film discussion website, Home Theater Forum, for a one-of-a-kind campaign, Voice Your Choice, allowing film enthusiasts to decide which classic films they would like to see digitally restored and transferred to Blu-ray for the very first time. The program celebrates Fox’s most notable films from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s featuring performances by famous actors such as Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne and more. Throughout the campaign, fans will also have the opportunity to write in and submit additional titles.
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I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont -- six triumphant horse stories to balance the universe

I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont -- six triumphant horse stories to balance the universe
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another was expected to compete for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on June 9. But his trainer pulled the horse from the race after an early-morning exercise at the track on June 8.

Without I’ll Have Another, many casual horse-racing fans won’t have a reason to watch the Belmont this weekend. Luckily, we’re here to suggest alternative programming, now that you’ll need your feel-good horse story fix.


Even though I’ll Have Another won’t win the Triple Crown, you can watch the journey of a horse that did.
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Friday updates: previews, new projects and interviews

The usual Friday round, with more updates coming later this weekend.

Mary McDonnell has joined both Twitter and Facebook this week. Hit the links to follow her.

If IMDb is anything to go by, Hiro Kanagawa makes an appearance in tonight's episode of Fairly Legal, "Ripple of Hope." He will also be appearing in Robert Redford's upcoming thriller The Company You Keep, as "FBI Agent Kanagawa."

Deadline reported this week that Grimm writers are already working on the show's second season, which might be premiering sooner than expected, in August. Here is the synopsis for tonight's episode:

Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy matriarch, after her stepdaughter loses everything in a Ponzi scheme. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) does some digging into the mysterious death of Nick’s parents in an effort to help him find closure. Silas Weir Mitchell,
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Dolphin Tale - Blu-ray Review

.Well imagine my delight.. A Dolphin Tale of a dolphin.s tail that is largely fictionalized, although the dolphin in question is played by the real life survivor that inspired the film. Never go looking for history in movies, but even this imagined tale has the power to uplift and inspire. Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble, looking much like Roddy McDowall in My Friend Flicka) is a quiet boy being raised by his single mom Lorraine (Ashley Judd). He seems to most communicate with his cousin Kyle (Austin Stowell), but Kyle has enlisted in the military and is going away. One day Sawyer is bicycling and is flagged down by a fisherman (Richard Libertini) who asks him for his
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Blu Monday: May 10, 2011

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Alien (1979)

Synopsis: Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic stars Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, a tough-as-nails warrant officer who stares down one of the most terrifying movie monsters of all time: a bloodthirsty alien that stalks and eviscerates its prey. As the deadly creature winds its way through the air shafts of the spacecraft Nostramo, the crew members consider deploying the ship’s escape shuttle… but there’s only room for four people.

Aliens (1986)

Synopsis: In this acclaimed sequel, the only survivor from the first film, Lt. Ripley, finds her horrific account of her crew’s fate is met with skepticism — until the disappearance of colonists on Lv-426 prompts a team of high-tech Marines to investigate. Ripley travels with the team as an advisor, only to find that her biggest fear has come true. Weaver was Oscar nominated for Best Actress.
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Horses in film: Why the long face?

It's because Hollywood has put horses out to pasture, and the days of the great equine role seem to have passed. Joe Queenan mourns the disappearance of Hollywood's mane players

At a certain age, actors – both men and women– start to complain that they are no longer offered the roles they once were, that the scripts they are sent by their agents are not equal to their talents. But isn't that even more true of horses? Horses used to be prominent figures in films, rearing their glorious heads and shaking their magnificent manes in everything from Fort Apache to Ben-Hur, not to mention idolatrously horse-centred motion pictures such as The Man from Snowy River and National Velvet. But the arrival of a new movie such as Secretariat drives home the point that horses no longer occupy the position of power in Hollywood that they once did, that a movie featuring
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George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead Review | That's My Mother You're Pissing On

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Which is the greatest desecration of the dead? To piss all over the memory of their achievements by foisting forth a terribly crappy rehashing of their genius entries into the genre? Or to allow them to continue on, shambling forward, sloughing off shoddy shades of their former glory? George Romero has the distinct honor of having not just one of his movies remade but the entire trilogy. I feel like it's disrespectful to trash Romero since he's essentially the granddaddy of the zombie film, if not the founder, or at the very least the one who made them into what they are today. I will always prefer the shambler to the sprinting zombies. Romero was one of the first to recognize that you could slip subtle social commentary into a horror film. Legions of filmmakers followed in his wake, offering commentary on wars and religion and economy as a clever subtext to the splattersploitation.
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