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Where to Watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ During the 2023 Holidays

Frank Capra’s 1946 classic led by James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore will again air on NBC and some of its sister cable channels in 2023.

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Enjoy a Thanksgiving Marathon of ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast’

Catchy Comedy network’s 24-hour marathon features 21 of Dean Martin’s classic comedy specials that featured a who’s-who of celebrities from the era roasting, and getting roasted by, each other in a good-natured way.

image from the 1983 TV movie 'The Day After.' It depicts a boy running toward the camera along a deserted country highway. In the background, looming over the horizon, is a mushroom cloud following a nuclear strike.

Who Else Is Still Traumatized 40 Years After ‘The Day After’?

ABC’s frighteningly realistic film depicted the leadup to, and aftermath of, a nuclear strike on the United States, and it left plenty of people shaken long afterward.

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Is Getting a 25th Anniversary Theatrical Release

Fathom Events is bringing Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1998 epic war film to theaters for a limited two-day re-release in late November 2023.

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ABC’s ‘The Sound of Music’ Christmas Tradition Continues in 2023

As it has done since 2002, the network will broadcast the beloved 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer (and a whole mountain full of classic Rodgers and Hammerstein songs) just ahead of Christmas.

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Catchy Comedy Remembers Richard Moll With ‘Night Court’ Marathon

The classic sitcom channel will air 88 back-to-back episodes of the 1984-92 sitcom, including a special block of the Top 10 episodes that feature Moll as his fan-favorite character, bailiff Bull Shannon, prominently in their stories.

promotional image for the 1978 Godzilla cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera. Standing on a beach in front of a cliff, on the left of this illustration, is the animated figure of Godzilla; his body is light green, scales running down his back are darker green. He is facing the right of the image and his holding a ship in his left hand. Just below him and to his right, and much smaller, is the character Godzooky, who looks similar to Godzilla but has flaps beneath each arm that are lifting him aloft a few feet off the beach. Godzooky looks smiling and happy, while Godzilla has a serious look on his face.

Godzilla’s Best Non-Movie ’70s Appearances

In the late 1970s, after the first wave of Godzilla movies ended, there were still plenty of other fun outlets where fans could enjoy the King of the Monsters: toys, models, cartoons, records and even a Marvel Comics series.

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Remembering the Weird ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ & ‘Halloween’ Atari 2600 Game Adaptations

These rare video games, based on the classic horror films of their titles, were published by Wizard in 1983 and among the more adult-oriented Atari 2600 (VCS) titles kept quietly behind counters at the few stores that carried them.

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Remembering the 1981 Broadcast TV Premiere of ‘Halloween’

John Carpenter’s classic 1978 thriller premiered on NBC’s ‘Friday Night at the Movies’ on Oct. 30, 1981, and featured added scenes that Carpenter filmed to help fill out the movie’s two-hour television slot.

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Pick Up Some Halloween Safety Tips in This 1977 Educational Film

Produced by Centron Corporation, purveyors of many of the educational films folks of a certain age may have watched in school, ‘Halloween Safety’ also has a wonderful and creepy — almost ‘grindhouse’-like — vibe about it.

THE MUMMY, Boris Karloff, 1932

The Mummy: Awakening The Famous Monster’s Most Notable Appearances

The legendary monster has been a cinematic staple for nearly a century.

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Where to Watch Classic Universal Monsters

Find out where you can watch and/or stream movies featuring Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Gill-man and other classic Universal Monsters.

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Which Classic Creature Feature Had the Catchiest Theme Song?

The Blob, The Tingler or The Green Slime — when it comes to old-school monster movie title tunes, who ya got?


The Creature (Still) Walks Among Us: A Look Back at ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’

Universal’s Gill-Man has had a monstrous Influence on pop culture for over 60 years.

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TCM Celebrates Charlton Heston’s Centennial Birthday All October Long

He is the networks ‘Star of the Month’

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TCM Offers ‘Creepy Cinema’ Tuesday Nights in October 2023

Each evening will feature a variety of horror films/thrillers divided into two themes, ranging from “Women in Horror” and “’70s Horror” to “Terror’s on the Phone,” “Vincent Price” and more.

picture of the 12 finalists for 2023 induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Pictured are the board game Connect Four; the Ken doll; a Cabbage Patch Kid; a Little Tykes Cozy Coupe; a Nerf ball; slime; Bop It; Battleship game; a box containing a bingo game; a Choose Your Own Adventure book; decks of baseball cards; and two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures.

The 12 Finalists for 2023 Induction Into the National Toy Hall of Fame

Nerf, the Ken doll, Cabbage Patch Kids, Battleship, Connect Four and slime are the classic toys and games that are among the potential inductees — which will be announced in November — and you have a limited time to cast vote for your favorites!

promo image for the 14 arcade games that are built into Arcade1Up's Atari 50th Anniversary Deluxe Arcade Machine cabinet. To the left of the vertical image is a picture of the arcade cabinet itself, with the list of games on the right. From top to bottom, the listed games (using their title logos from their original arcade cabinets) are: Centipede, Tempest, Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Millipede, Crystal Castles, Space Duel, Major Havoc, Missile Command, Gravitar, Akka Arrh, Liberator, Super Breakout and Lunar Lander.

Atari Deluxe Arcade Machine Re-Creates Retro Video-Gaming Experience

The reproduction of a classic arcade cabinet features 64 Atari games — 14 arcade favorites and 50 from the Atari 2600 home console.

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‘The Exorcist’ Is Coming to Theaters Ahead of Its 50th Anniversary

The limited screening of William Friedkin’s extended director’s cut of the classic 1973 chiller features a new 4K restoration and is also airing in remembrance of the filmmaker, who passed away recently.

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‘Rain Man’ Will Be Back in Theaters Ahead of Its 35th Anniversary

The Best Picture Oscar-winning comedy/drama road movie led by Best Actor winner Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise will be seen on the big screen once again in a limited September 2023 re-release.

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An Episode Guide to Antenna TV’s Labor Day 2023 ‘Three’s Company’ Marathon

Enjoy 60 hours of classic episodes featuring the wacky shenanigans of those iconic roommates from the beloved ’70s/early ’80s series ‘Three’s Company.’ The lineup includes the series premiere and finale, and many notable installments in between.

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The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough to Return in a Theatrical Re-Release

Producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner’s beloved 1985 kids’ pirate adventure movie is hitting the big screen again for a very limited release in September 2023.

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Kim Novak & Elliott Gould Among the Attendees on the 2023 TCM Classic Cruise

George Chakiris and Ernest Dickerson, among others, will also be aboard the ultimate experience for classic movie fans, which sets sail for its latest trip this November.

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MeTV Is Airing a Marathon of School-Themed Episodes From Classic Sitcoms

You’ll find class clowns aplenty with this nine-and-a-half marathon featuring ‘Saved by the Bell,’ ‘The Flintstones,’ ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ and more.

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Paramount+ Announces Its Fourth Annual ‘Star Trek’ Day

On Sept. 8, 2023 — the 57th anniversary of ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ and the 50th anniversary of ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ — Paramount is taking a day to celebrate the legacy of this iconic sci-fi franchise launched by Gene Roddenberry.

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Woody Woodpecker Is Coming to MeTV’s ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons’

Classic animated shorts starring the mischievous cartoon bird with the iconic laugh — as well as his colorful cast of pals from Walter Lantz Productions, including Andy Panda and penguin Chilly Willy — will be spotlighted in the hourlong block ‘Woody Woodpecker and Friends.’

an image of the Atari 2600+ video game console, a smaller version of the original Atari 2600 Video Computer System console of the 1970s that is backfitted to play original games as well as new ones.

A Modernized Atari 2600 Is Coming in November 2023

The Atari 2600+ will be a faithful re-creation of the four-switch Atari 2600 console released in 1980 (albeit smaller), complete with joystick and a cartridge containing 10 games, including Adventure, Missile Command and Yars’ Revenge. You can also play your old 2600 and 7800 cartridges on it!

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Pro Tip From Mario Bava’s ‘Black Sabbath’: Never Steal a Ring Off a Corpse

Italian horror maestro Bava’s 1963 anthology film ‘Black Sabbath’ featured three chilling stories, including ‘The Drop of Water,’ which seared itself into the nightmares of anyone who saw it as a kid.

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‘They Live’ & ‘Christine’ Will Be Back in Theaters for Their Anniversaries

The two John Carpenter ’80s classics are respectively celebrating their 35th and 40th anniversaries in 2023, and each will have a two-day theatrical re-release in September.

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New MGM+ Docuseries Explores ’60s & ’70s San Francisco Music Scene

Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Journey, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence and other legendary groups are chronicled in the two-part ‘San Francisco Sounds: A Place in Time,’ from the filmmakers who created 2020’s Emmy-nominated ‘Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time.’