Jimmy Stewart

Hitchcock's Rear Window returns to theaters

Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller about an injured and restless photojournalist-turned-voyeur who suspects one of his neighbors of murder, will return to movie theaters for two days in March. 

Turner Classic Movies, Universal, and Fathom Events will re-introduce a digitally re-mastered version of the film in nearly 600 movie theaters on March 22 and March 25. TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz will host a special introduction that will precede 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. screenings of the film, which famously stars Jimmy Stewart as the wheelchair-bound L.B. Jeffries who spends his recovery staring at his apartment-courtyard neighbors through a pair of binoculars. Thelma Ritter and Grace Kelly co-star as his nurse and girlfriend, respectively, and Raymond Burr is the surly neighbor who Jeff becomes convinced has murdered his wife in cold blood. The 1954 film, which won exactly zero Oscars and was not nominated for Best Picture nor Best Actor, is now considered one of the all-time classics and is ranked No. 48 on AFI’s most recent Top-100 movies list.  

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'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel: Planned for Christmas 2015... or April Fools' Day?

Its A Wonderful Life

Image Credit: Everett Collection

Sixty-seven years after Clarence got his wings, a sequel has been announced for It’s a Wonderful Life. Frank Capra’s 1946 movie, in which an idealistic but desperate family man (Jimmy Stewart) imagines his town if he’d never been born, is a beloved holiday classic. Generations have grown up watching George Bailey spend his life helping others, only to find himself suicidal and wanted by the police after a financial calamity at the family’s ol’ savings and loan.

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Old Girl -- A 'New Girl' parody

Well, New Girl, meet pointed satire. Paulilu, a New York sketch comedy group, has released Old Girl, their own spin on FOX’s runaway hit. This time, the new roommate isn’t Jessica Day, an odd but attractive young teacher who’s 90% bangs, but Muriel Rosenberg, a cranky octogenarian played by Helen Slayton-Hughes. She’s quick with age-appropriate pop references – silent film hunk Rudolph Valentino, the ’80s procedural Murder She Wrote – and has trouble with pesky amenities like TiVo.

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