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Monday, October 30, 2017

The 20 Best Halloween Movies to Watch This Year

Mental Floss
The 20 Best Halloween Movies to Watch This Year
BY MENTALFLOSS.COM
OCTOBER 24, 2017

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Though most people associate the Halloween season with horror movies, there are movies in every genre—from cartoons to comedies—that take their inspiration from the spookiest time of year, either in a pivotal scene or as an overall theme. Here are 20 of our favorites.

1. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

One of the most iconic scenes in this adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel is the night Scout (Mary Badham) walks home in a clumsy ham costume after a Halloween party: She and brother Jem are saved by Boo Radley (Robert Duvall) after being attacked by a man looking for revenge on their father, attorney Atticus Finch. Trapped in the awkward ham costume, Scout is both defenseless and defended—the heavy exterior thwarts the man’s attack and saves her from serious injury. —Jake Rossen Read More

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Monday, October 23, 2017

NPR: So You’ve Never Seen Hocus Pocus Before

NPR
Movies You Missed: ‘Hocus Pocus’
October 14, 20177:57 AM ET
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday

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Movies You Missed gets into the Halloween spirit this week. A colleague we found in the elevator was wearing a Hocus Pocus pin but had never seen the movie. We decided to fix that.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, “HOCUS POCUS“)

BETTE MIDLER: (As Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson) Oh, look. Another glorious morning – makes me sick.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Oh, but I love mornings. They can only mean one thing. Read More

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bette Midler’s Party Planner Has Great Advice on Throwing a Grown-Up Halloween Bash

Vogue
Bette Midler’s Party Planner Has Great Advice on Throwing a Grown-Up Halloween Bash
OCTOBER 13, 2017 3:32 PM
by ELISE TAYLOR

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Despite its ghoulish origins, Halloween is often considered a children’s holiday. After all, dressing up as a superhero and begging strangers for candy works when you’re 8. When you’re 30? Yeah, pretty sure that’s illegal.

But lately, there’s been a shift in the cultural stigma. Maybe it’s this generation’s fondness for nostalgia or a Peter Pan symptom of delayed adulthood, but more people in their twenties, thirties, and even forties are celebrating Halloween. But forget cheap costumes and chocolate—these celebrations are chic ones. Read More

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

13 Nights Of Halloween 2017 schedule: FreeForm brings back ‘Hocus Pocus’ & more

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13 Nights Of Halloween 2017 schedule: FreeForm brings back ‘Hocus Pocus’ & more
Amanda Lynne Expert in Showbiz & Tv
Published on:12 September 2017

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Halloween lovers around the nation tune in each October to watch FreeForm‘s “#13 Nights Of Halloween.” The 13-night event is beloved by many, as the network plays fan favorite, and family friendly, Halloween #Movies each night during the 13 days. This week, FreeForm has officially announced the 2017 schedule, which includes movies like “Sleepy Hollow,” “Men In Black,” “Monster’s Inc.,” and everyone’s favorite, “#Hocus Pocus.” Read More

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BetteBack January 30, 2000: Susann’s success a great filmgoing treat

The Boston Herald
January 30, 2000 | Schaefer, Stephen

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It’s easy to be dismissive of the writing of Jacqueline Susann. Easy and, well, probably called for.

But the “Valley of the Dolls” author’s impact on the entertainment industry is not so easily dismissed. In some ways, she changed the way entertainment product – from books to films – is sold to the public.

Isn’t She Great,” a new film featuring Bette Midler as Susann, initially presents her as glamorous but unfulfilled. As the film begins, she is a woman undaunted by her life of continual failure – as a playwright, actress, quiz-show panelist and product demonstrator. She remains determined, despite the odds, to become famous. Read More

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Performances Save ‘Great’

The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH)
January 28, 2000

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Early on in ”Isn’t She Great,” the perpetually struggling Jacqueline Susann – apparently the most incurable showbiz wannabe since Lucy Ricardo – gets a pep talk from her best girlfriend.

Keep at it, the woman advises. Send out those headshots, go out for those auditions, and one day you’re bound to make it. After all, she points out, ”Talent isn’t everything.”

She’s right about that. Just look at ”Isn’t She Great.” Read More

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Friday, June 23, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Great? Not by a Long Shot

The Washington Post
January 28, 2000 | Desson Howe

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I SLOGGED my way through a blizzard to watch this?

Isn’t She Great,” a woefully ungreat biopic about trash-writing queen Jacqueline Susann, is definitely not worth braving any weather for.

Although Bette Midler, who plays “Valley of the Dolls” author Jackie-S, proves to be an amusing live wire at times, and although screenwriter Paul Rudnick (who co-wrote “AddamsFamily Values”) has a wicked talent for drag-queen-culture one-liners, this movie slumps endlessly through the Valley of the Dulls. Read More

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: “Isn’t She Great,” played in steamroller-diva style by Bette Midler

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
January 28, 2000 | Covert, Colin

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Didn’t she grate? What the midi skirt was to fashion, what the Village People were to music, what Rod McKuen was to verse, Jacqueline Susann‘s trashy potboilers were to the American novel: inexplicable relics of the 1970s whose main entertainment value today is provoking a chuckle at garage sales.

Susann chronicled the lives of pill-popping, bed-hopping, scenery-gnawing actresses and models in such classics as “Valley of the Dolls,” “The Love Machine” and “Once is Not Enough.” Now she’s back as the heroine of a camp biopic, “Isn’t She Great,” played in steamroller-diva style by Bette Midler. Read More

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

‘Isn’t She Great’ January 28, 2000: More Fat, Less Filling

The Washington Post
January 28, 2000 | Rita Kempley

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Isn’t She Great” asks one question too many, the answer to which is “No she ain’t.”

The truth is, this ludicrously hagiographic tribute to Jacqueline Susann–failed actress turned pulp novelist and poodle owner–has very little to do with the best-selling writer. The movie may be inspired by a New Yorker article by Susann’s former editor, Michael Korda, but Paul Rudnick‘s screenplay was tailored to fit the star, brassy Bette Midler. Read More

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: THE ART OF THE SALE | MIDLER AS SUSANN

Sun Publications (IL)
January 28, 2000

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At a time when we’ve got celebrities coming out of our ears — whether they’re showing up at omnipresent awards ceremonies or on E’s latest “True Hollywood Story” — do we need a movie that glorifies the pursuit of fame for fame’s sake? You wouldn’t think so, but that movie has arrived.

Isn’t She Great,” based on the life of “Valley of the Dolls” author Jacqueline Susann, blows a big kiss to a woman who helped turn stardom into the new American dream.

Unlike Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” Gus Van Sant‘s “To Die For” or a sunnier picture such as “The Truman Show,” “Isn’t She Great” has no room for satire. Indeed, when one character tells Susann that “talent isn’t everything,” there’s not a trace of irony in her voice. Read More

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