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Cult Films ‘UHF’ & ‘Matinee’ Are Coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray

The 1989 “Weird Al” Yankovic-led comedy “UHF,” and director Joe Dante’s 1993 early ’60s-set comedy “Matinee,” are getting new releases on 4K UHD and Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Studios.

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Hitchcock’s Classic ‘North by Northwest’ Is Getting a Limited 65th Anniversary Theatrical Re-Release

Fathom Events is bringing Hitchcock’s classic, Cary Grant/Eva Marie Saint-led 1959 cross-country thriller North by Northwest to the big screen for a special two-day engagement ahead of its 65th anniversary.

See Some Very Good Dogs From Past Westminster Shows

Check out newsreel and TV footage from roughly the past 70 years of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Kathy Bates Is Leading a New ‘Matlock’ Series

In the legal drama inspired by the classic Andy Griffith-led series of the same name, Bates plays brilliant septuagenarian Madeline Matlock, who rejoins the workforce at a prestigious law firm and uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases.

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We Are Still Melting With ‘Valley Girl’ & Its Totally Awesome Soundtrack

The charming and funny Nicolas Cage/Deborah Foreman-led 1983 romantic comedy manages to remain both a product of its punk/New Wave era and still relatable to generations old and new.

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TCM Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary & Original Host Robert Osborne

On April 14, 2024, 30 years to the day since its launch, Turner Classic Movies will air a daylong marathon of movies featuring their original intros from first host Robert Osborne.

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TCM’s Celebrates Marlon Brando as Its April 2024 Star of the Month

Each Monday in April 2024, the classic movie network airs lineups of films starring the legendary actor. It kicks off April 3, on what would have been Brando’s 100th birthday.

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TCM Celebrates MGM’s 100th Anniversary in April 2024

The legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio was founded a century ago, on April 17, 1924. Turner Classic Movies is celebrating each Monday in April 2024 with daylong lineups of legendary MGM films from across the various decades of its existence.

screenshot from the 1983 Bally Midway arcade video game Journey. It depicts video game versions of members of the rock band Journey with black-and-white digitized photos of their actual faces on top of their computer graphic-created bodies. The band is performing onstage in front of a wild audience, with a bouncer attempting to keep them from reaching the stage.

Remember Those Early ’80s Video Games Featuring Journey?

Journey Escape, a 1982 cartridge for the Atari 2600, and Journey, Bally Midway’s 1983 arcade game, both starred classic rock group Journey and featured synthesized versions of some of their songs.

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‘It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!’ Premiered 50 Years Ago

Originally debuting April 9, 1974, on CBS, this ‘Peanuts’ holiday special hasn’t been as widely remembered or talked about as ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ or ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.’

image from a 1981 commercial for the Shake-an-Egg Easter egg dye coloring kit. A mother is seated at a table in between her daughter, on the viewer's left, and son, on the right. They have the Shake-an-Egg kit open and spread out on the table, and they are placing eggs in bags filled with coloring crystals to shake them.

When It Came to Coloring Easter Eggs, Were You a Shake-an-Egg or PAAS Person?

No matter which Easter egg dye kit you might have used back in the day, did it ever seem like you ended up coloring your table more than the eggs?

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‘The Phantom Menace’ Is Returning to Theaters for Its 25th Anniversary

Episode I of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy, which originally premiered in May 1999, is getting a weeklong big-screen re-release around Star Wars Day 2024.

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Celebrating 50 Years of ‘Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla’

The 1974 Toho production introduced not only one of Godzilla’s greatest foes — his robotic double, Mechagodzilla — but also one of his cutest (and briefest) allies, the lion- and dog-like god kaiju King Caesar.

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A Free Streaming Channel Devoted to Westerns Is Launching on Roku

At launch, Shout! TV’s Wild West TV FAST channel will feature 16 TV Western series, including “Lonesome Dove” and “Bonanza,” along with more than 150 Western movies, like John Ford’s classic “Stagecoach.”

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Syfy’s St. Patrick’s Day Marathon Celebrates Cult Classic ‘Leprechaun’

See the killer Leprechaun face off with Jennifer Aniston in the 1993 original, visit the hood (twice) and even go to space during a 24-hour lineup featuring all eight darkly comic horror movies, the first six with Warwick Davis in the title role.

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Remembering ‘Starcrash,’ One of the Best Late ’70s ‘Star Wars’ Ripoffs

Led by Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff and Christopher Plummer, this low-budget 1979 space opera from Roger Corman’s New World Pictures is delightfully weird and fun.

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Horror Movies at the Oscars

Historically, horror movies may not have gotten a lot of love from the Academy Awards, but there have been notable occasions when entries in this genre have at least been nominated and even had major wins.

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Watch Some Irish-Themed Movie Classics on St. Patrick’s Day 2024

“The Quiet Man,” “The Luck of the Irish,” “Far and Away” and more will help classic movie fans get into the spirit of the holiday.

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Andy Gibb Certainly Did Not Live in the Bee Gees’ Shadow During His Short Life

Remembering the Bee-Gees younger brother that wanted to be our everything.

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Disney Will Reenter the ‘Tron’ Universe With ‘Tron: Ares’

The third film in the sci-fi franchise follows 1982’s “Tron” and 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” is led by Jared Leto and is slated for release in 2025.

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5 Early Scene-Stealing Comedy Movie Performances From John Candy

“1941,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Splash” and more supporting roles that helped the legendary John Candy become the comedy icon he remains today.

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Jodie Foster’s Hand/Footprint Ceremony Will Take Place at TCM’s Classic Film Festival

The actress/filmmaker will join the ranks of other Hollywood icons when her handprints and footprints get immortalized in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre (aka Grauman’s Chinese Theatre).

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MeTV’s ‘Collector’s Call’ Returns for Season 5

The popular series that follows host Lisa Whelchel as she visits pop-culture collectors around the country returns with 26 episodes, including its 100th installment in August.

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‘A Different World’ Cast Members Reuniting for a 10-City HBCU Tour

Several stars of the 1987-93 ‘Cosby Show’ spinoff, which was set at a fictional Historically Black College, will be touring real-life HBCUs for not only nostalgia reasons, but also to raise awareness of, and enrollment in, HBCUs.

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Falling Back Into the Dreamy Sound of ‘Twin Peaks’

How the dreamlike music and songs created by David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti and Julee Cruise helped make Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ so memorable.

screenshot from a 1975 commercial for Purina Chuck Wagon dog food. It shows the famous little chuck wagon coming out of the TV in front of a dog, who is leaping up from a lying position on a carpet in front of the television to pursue the wagon.

Did Anyone’s Dog Ever Catch That Purina Chuck Wagon?

Look back at several classic ’70s and ’80s commercials for Purina Chuck Wagon dog food, featuring a variety of pooches chasing that wagon in a marketing campaign so popular it even inspired an Atari 2600 video game!

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Did ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Have Two Different Endings?

For a long time, many people believed that the 1962 monster match-up had Godzilla winning in the Japanese version, and Kong in the American one. But was that really the case?

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A ‘Happy Days’-Inspired Cookbook Is Coming in April 2024

Happy Days: The Official Cookbook by Christina Ward will feature more than 90 recipes inspired by the classic sitcom and its ’50s setting, like “Blueberry Hill Pancakes,” “Mrs. C.’s Meatloaf” and more.

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2024 TCM Classic Film Festival Will Open With 30th Anniversary ‘Pulp Fiction’ Screening

Star John Travolta will be on hand to help celebrate Quentin Tarantino’s classic crime thriller on opening night for the 15th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April 2024.

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Disney+ Drops Trailer & Teaser Poster for ‘X-Men ’97’

The new Marvel animated series is a revival of the fan-favorite 1992-97 show ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ and picks up where that one ended.