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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A Less Hostile View of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

Having just seen Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass on opening night, with a paying audience at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, I am late in filing my review. I had a mixed reaction to the film, but I am somewhat surprised by the hostility expressed by my fellow critics. I took it as a given that this sequel to the 2010 Disney mega-hit would have little to do with Lewis Carroll. I also Read more of this blog post »
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Of Mice and Magic: A Histor...

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Leonard Maltin's 151 Best M...

3.48 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Leonard Maltin's Classic Mo...

4.39 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Little Rascals: The Lif...

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4.42 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie...

4.23 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Disney Films

3.93 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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The Real Stars: Profiles an...

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3.65 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2014 Movie...

4.20 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Great American Broadcast

3.95 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie...

4.30 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2011 — 7 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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“Woody Allen has said, "If I wanted to have a weekend of pure pleasure, it would be to have a half-dozen Bob Hope films and watch them, films like Monsieur Beaucaire and My Favorite Brunette. It's not for nothing that he's such a greatly accepted comedian. He is a great, great talent." Despite this praise from a celebrated contemporary funnyman, there is a tendency to take Bob Hope's films for granted.”
Leonard Maltin, Great Movie Comedians: From Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen

“Jerry thought of Dean as a brother, but in time, tempers and egos flared in the partnership, leading to their headline-making breakup in 1956, exactly ten years after they had joined forces. People worried what would become of Dean Martin, but Jerry Lewis flourished in his first solo films: The Delicate Delinquent, The Sad Sack, Rock-a-Bye Baby, and Don't Give Up the Ship. His directors include such comedy pros as Taurog and Frank Tashlin. Eventually, Lewis decided that he wanted to write and direct his own films. As a steady and stellar money-maker for Paramount, no one at the studio was prepared to stand in his way. His first effort was his most daring: The Bellboy,”
Leonard Maltin, Great Movie Comedians: From Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen

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