Leonard Maltin





Leonard Maltin

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December 18, 1950

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Leonard Maltin, is an American film and animated-film critic and historian.

Maltin began his writing career at age fifteen, writing for Classic Images and editing and publishing his own fanzine, Film Fan Monthly, dedicated to films from the golden age of Hollywood. After receiving a journalism degree at New York University, Maltin went on to publish articles in a variety of film journals, national news-papers, and magazines, including Variety and TV Guide.
Maltin in 1990

As an author, Maltin is best known for Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, (some editions titled as his ...Movie and Video Guide), a compendium of synopses and reviews that first appeared in September 1969 and has been annually updated since October 1987. (It was published under th
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If you’re not excited about the return of The Americans tonight on FX, then you haven’t been watching. It’s time to start. The Season 3 premiere begins at 10pm EST.

The back story for those playing catch-up: Welsh born thesp Matthew Rhys with co-star Keri Russell portray Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, an attractive couple and parents to one boy and one girl. It’s early 1980s. They own a travel... Read more of this blog post »
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Of Mice and Magic: A Histor...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 151 Best M...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Little Rascals: The Lif...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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Leonard Maltin's Classic Mo...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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The Disney Films
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Great American Broadcast
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2011 Movie...
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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“When it comes to the selections, I heard several observers claim that the Academy was embracing “nostalgia” by honoring The Artist and Hugo. Give me a break! Hugo represents cutting-edge storytelling by a world-class director—in 3-D, no less. The Artist dares to revisit a form of cinema that was abandoned in the late 1920s. The Academy members admired these films for making the past seem immediate and relevant. That has nothing to do with nostalgia; it has everything to do with great moviemaking, which is what the Academy Awards are all about.”
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“Brave (2012) C-94m. 1⁄2 D: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman. Voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Julie Walters, Craig Ferguson, John Ratzenberger. In ancient times, a Scottish princess named Merida resists her mother’s constant training to become a future queen, preferring a boisterous existence roaming the forest with her trusty bow and arrow. When it comes time for her to choose a suitor, she runs away and stumbles onto a witch who agrees to change her fate through a magical dark spell. Typically handsome Pixar animated feature has robust characters but a formulaic feel—until the story takes a very strange turn. A final burst of emotion almost redeems it. Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature. 3-D Digital Widescreen. [PG] Braveheart (1995) C-177m. 1⁄2 D: Mel Gibson. Mel”
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