Elden Henson: From ‘Mighty Ducks’ Bruiser to ‘Hunger Games’ Rebel

“The Hunger Games” saga finally comes to end this weekend with the release of the fourth and final installment of the billion-dollar film franchise, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” With the nation of Panem engulfed in a full-scale revolutionary war between district rebels and the country’s crooked president, Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland), rebel […]

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Phyllis Smith Dishes on Unexpected Journey to ‘Inside Out’ Leading Lady

“Inside Out” may be Disney and Pixar’s smartest and most narratively complex film to date, but that hasn’t stopped the animated journey to the center of the brain from becoming one of the biggest hits of the year. Now available to rent with XFINITY On Demand or own on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD, “Inside […]

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History Repeats Itself for ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Full House’ Star Scott Weinger

Luke Perry. Will Smith. Jared Leto. Rider Strong. Joey Lawrence. Kirk Cameron. Jason Priestley. Joshua Jackson. Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Yeah, television in the 1990s had more than enough heartthrobs to keep the walls of every teenage girl’s bedroom thickly plastered in Tiger Beat posters. And while actor Scott Weinger didn’t quite serve up […]

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‘Aladdin’ Star Linda Larkin Praises Jasmine’s ‘Spirit of Activism’

When actress Linda Larkin first read the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 1992 animated movie “Aladdin,” it was both the similarities and contrasts to the studio’s previous damsels that attracted her to the part. “When I was a little girl, Cinderella was one of my princesses,” Larkin told me during a recent interview. “Cinderella […]

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Director Ted Melfi Turns Tragedy into Triumphant ‘St. Vincent’

Eight years ago, filmmaker Ted Melfi’s brother died tragically at the age of 38, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter named Taylor. Melfi and his wife adopted Taylor and moved her from Tennessee to Sherman Oaks, California, where she was later enrolled in Notre Dame High School. During her sophomore year at the Catholic institution, Taylor […]

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