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    Bye, Bye, ‘Movie Guide’ App—For Now

    I’m sorry to announce that the "Leonard Maltin Movie Guide" app is no longer available.The company that licensed the content of my book from my publisher, Penguin, was unable or unwilling to broker a new deal. What happens now?

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    Happy Valentine’s Day from The Oomph Girl

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Ann Sheridan (circa 1937) ...

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    Meeting Shirley Temple

    Shirley Temple didn’t think of herself as a living legend. By the time I met her she was happy being a wife, mother, grandmother…and author, with the publication of her fascinating autobiography Child Star in 1988.

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    Revealing Robert Redford

    Who knew Robert Redford was funny? That was just one of the happy discoveries I made—along with a sold-out audience—at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday evening.

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    Remembering Marvin Paige

    A large crowd filled the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood a week ago Sunday to pay tribute to a man who touched many lives, including mine. Marvin Paige died in November, following a car accident and a short hospital stay, at the age of 86.

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Turning Point

    I’ve been reading the transcript of an interview I did with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006, right after he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Capote," and there are some passages I want to share with you today.

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    Confessions Of A Sundance Juror

    I got to experience this year’s Sundance Film Festival in a way few others did: as a member of the U.S. Dramatic Competition jury. It was a great experience, challenging at times but definitely worthwhile.

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    Reasons To Be Happy

    My wife knows how to make me smile: she just gave me some shoeshine cloths featuring Edward Everett Horton on the package!

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    Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

    Once again, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have sprung a number of surprises on us with this year’s nominations.

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    Starry Days And Nights

    Having exorcised my annoyance at Hollywood’s endless awards season, I must admit it has at least one benefit: getting to rub elbows with people I admire at events like Friday’s AFI luncheon and Saturday night’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association dinner.

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