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Its a Wonderful Life

Ant-Man Director Peyton Reed Recalls Working With Disney Legend Dean Jones

Jim Hill | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

20 year ago, Peyton wasn't who Studios hired to helm their effects-filled franchise films. He was the guy you hired to create the Special Features that then got tacked on to the VHS version of these sorts of movies.

15 Films Every Entrepreneur Must See!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Mariotti

Movies are magical. The good ones hold you captive in a great story, to a different time and place, and then bring you back home. In two hours, they leave you changed, having learned new things and lived a different life.

It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Wouldn't it be great, especially in the privileged position you're in, to make a point of spending the rest of your life purposefully and positively impacting as many people as possible?

'It's A Wonderful Life' Was Almost Too Racy For Theaters

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment

"It's A Wonderful Life" is considered one of the most beloved, family friendly Christmas movies of all time. But back in 1946 it was also a tad contro...

It's a Wonderful Life, Comrade

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.

What If My Child Weren't Transgender?

Mary J. Moss | Posted 02.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Mary J. Moss

I've been asked many times before if I fear that my son will "change his mind." What if he "decides he wants to be a girl again"? What if I made a mistake by allowing him to transition at such a young age? I know that without walking a mile in my shoes, it's hard to understand. So let's pretend my child wasn't born to be transgender.

Its a Wonderful Life!

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Chances are you've seen the movie It's A Wonderful Life. It touches most of us, not because it's a true story but because it contains a monumental truth:

The Lego Movie and the Science of Storytelling

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

The success of The Lego Movie is science first and foremost, masterfully brought to life with artistic flair. How do we know this? Because Aristotle told us so over two thousand years ago.

If George Bailey Was The 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.31.2013 | Comedy

Everyone thinks of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a Christmas movie, but it's easy to forget that only the last half hour or so of the movie takes place a...

George Bailey and a St. Luke Haiti Christmas

Wynn Walent | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Wynn Walent

As the ball drops in New York City, and as we sing "Auld Lang Syne" again, our friends in Haiti will be at the hospital treating patients, and grateful as always, for the chance to do so.

5 Reasons Why My Life Is Awesome

Julia Schemmer | Posted 02.24.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

While life gives us many reasons to be sad, it gives even more to dance. This season, celebrate your wonderful life and all the uniqueness that it brings.

Clarence Had No Need to Earn His Wings

Lorna Byrne | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Angels are an everyday part of my life. Strange as it may sound to you I have been seeing angels since I was a baby. I see them physically just as I would see you if you were sitting in front of me.

Films for Understanding Family Over the Holidays

Tara Fass | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Intended to pique your interest without giving away too much of the plot, let's take a look into the cinematic mirror for portrayals of family togetherness for guidance on how to take vulnerable times in stride.

Santa's Divorce "Claus"

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.22.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When a story sounds too good to be true, it usually is -- especially around this time of year. But when Christmas carols fill the air and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, even the hardest-bitten reporters can let their guards down for a real whopper.

The Battle of Bedford Falls

Terri Barnes | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

Without those who fight the wars, there would be no homefront. Without a homefront, there would be no reason to fight. The story of George Bailey reveals that his mundane duties at home were essential during the war years and beyond.

Best Holiday Film: It's a Wonderful Life

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

If you haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life, I'm sure you've seen at least one holiday TV episode mimicking it's storyline (however poorly). You want to know why it's copied so much? It's because it is the greatest (holiday?) film ever made. Here's why.

The Holiday Traditions We Absolutely Refuse To Let Go Of

Shelley Emling | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Every year before Christmas, I spend hours stringing popcorn and cranberries with the goal of producing three long strands to drape around our Christmas tree. I do it every single year without fail even though my kids no longer relish the idea of pricked fingers or too-crumbly popcorn. Why do I do it? Because my mother always did it -- and her mother as well.

The Facebook Birthday Fix: Evidence for Defending Your Life

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.16.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

December 15th is my wife's birthday and, like a true Facebook lurker, I can't help but drift into her page and see the many greetings coming from all walks of her life.

Jason Linkins

Christmas Movies Are Getting Worse. Like, A Sequel To 'It's A Wonderful Life' Worse. | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Jason and Katla love Christmas -- they watch "Elf" every year and still crack up at Amy Sedaris' throw-away line about declawing cats. But they've not...

Did It's a Wonderful Life Get It Wrong?

Todd Klick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?

24 Movies You Absolutely Need To Watch This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holidays are fast approaching. In between the fantastic parties and cozy family gatherings, why not ...

'Wonderful Life' Sequel Hits A Major Snag

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount...

Rare 'It's A Wonderful Life' Photos Will Make Your Day

Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

One day after it was revealed that plans are in motion for a sequel to "It's A Wonderful Life," LIFE Magazine has revealed 13 rare behind-the-scenes p...

'It's A Wonderful Life' Is Getting A Sequel

Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Teacher says, "Every time a bell rings, a studio tries to milk an old classic for new life." Or something. According to Variety, "It's A Wonderful Lif...

The Difference Between What's Hot and What Lasts

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.