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Ratings: Football, Wonderful Life Most Popular over Christmas Weekend

On Christmas Eve and Christmas, people who squeezed in some television amidst all the opening of presents, eating and visiting the folks went with an old holiday standby and — what else? — football.

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The Guide to Weekend TV: Syfy's Neverland, Michael J. Fox on The Good Wife and More!

First, a few words about fairy tales, one of the more unexpectedly hot trends of this TV season ...
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Columbo Star Peter Falk Dies at 83

Columbo star Peter Falk, who won four Emmys for playing the absent-minded detective, has died. He was 83.

Falk died at his Beverly Hills home Thursday evening, his family said in a statement. Falk had suffered from dementia, a result of a series of dental operations in 2007.

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A New York City native, Falk was 3 when he underwent an operation to remove a malignant tumor in his right eye that left him with a glass eye. Rejected from the armed forces because of his glass eye, he joined the United States Merchant Marines before becoming ...
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Meet John Doe
State Of The Union
Arsenic And Old Lace
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

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Pocketful of Miracles
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A Hole In the Head

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Year Title Description
2009 Another Romance of Celluloid TV Show Series, Appearing
1984 George Stevens Movie, Actor
1961 Pocketful Of Miracles Movie, Director
1961 Pocketful Of Miracles Movie, Producer
1959 A Hole In The Head Movie, Producer

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Roush Review: Ms. Griffin Goes to Washington

One of the most unlikely—on paper, anyway—regulars at the Emmy party the last few years has been the infamously outspoken Kathy Griffin and her cheeky Bravo docu-reality series My Life on the D-List. Including this year, it has been nominated five times for Outstanding Reality Program and won twice. This year, her hefty and relatively high-minded competition includes... read more

Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson and More News Briefs

Stephen Colbert has been named the Associated Press' Celebrity of the Year, for "exceed[ing] the influence of most real pundits, orchestrating an ill-fated run for president and topping best-seller lists with I Am America (And So Can You!)".... The Office's Rainn Wilson has the blessing of the WGA to host the 2008 Spirit Awards on Feb. 23, 2008.... Gossip Girl's Chuck, aka Ed Westwick, and his band The Filthy Youth lend two songs, "Orange" and "Come Flash All You Ladies," to the Jan. 2 episode.... Frank Capra Jr., president of EUE/Screen Gems Studios (where over the years he shepherded such fare as Dawson's Creek and 28 Days) and the son of It's a Wonderful Life's director, died Wednesday at the age of 73. read more

All About It's a Wonderful Life

Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestions Whats the name of the movie theater in Its a Wonderful Life WilliamWhats the name of the house where George Bailey throws a rock SueWhat book is Clarence reading when he falls into the river Ed Is Bedford Falls a real place BarryFlickChick Im a huge fan of Its a Wonderful Life 1946 which is not the sentimental piece of Capra-corn so many people imagine it to be So before the holiday season is definitively over Im taking this opportunity to answer some queries about the classic holiday film that have trickled into my Ask FlickChick mailbox The movie theater is called The Bijou and though you didnt ask its playing 1945s The Bells of St Marys The deserted house which George Bailey James Stewart and his wife Mary Donna Reed eventually move into is the Old Granville place Clarence Henry Travers the apprentice angel is reading Mark Twains The Adventures of Tom SawyerAnd n read more

When did directors start ...

Question: When did directors start getting credits like “Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho," where their names are given as "owners" of their films?


Answer: That’s called a possessory credit, and popular belief is that it’s a product of the '50s, when directors began thinking of themselves as solo auteurs rather than parts of a collaborative team. This struck many other behind-the-scenes personnel, especially screenwriters, as a world-class case of too-big-for-their-britches syndrome. Otto Preminger lobbied hard for and got the especially lofty “A film by Otto Preminger” credit, which prompted a legendary exchange between director Billy Wilder and screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond. “That’s Otto Preminger’s house,” Wilder is supposed to have observed as they were driving, to which Diamond replied, “No, that’s ‘A House by Ot read more

I desperately need to find ...

Question: I desperately need to find out the name of Clarence the Angel's book in It's a Wonderful Life — it's driving me crazy and no one can tell me.   I've heard that James Stewart wasn't the first choice to play George Bailey — is this true? I can't imagine anyone else in the role.Is it true that the Sesame Street Muppets Bert and Ernie are named after the policeman and cabdriver from It's a Wonderful Life?Answer: The It's a Wonderful Life (1946) questions always come thick and heavy at this time of year, and why not? It's a wonderful movie, and it's not nearly as sappy as you might think if you've only seen the snippets used ad nauseum in TV spots. Clarence's book is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain. Director read more

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