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Make room on the DVR. Hallmark's “Countdown to Christmas” is here and even the biggest holiday movie fan will have trouble keeping up with the bounty of festive programming. The record 37 new original holiday movies from Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are packed into a 10-week span, often with the sister stations premiering movies on the same night. The…

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“A Prince for Christmas,” the holiday movie filmed in East Aurora in February, lists actors Viva Vianca and Kirk Barker as its stars.Another talent who deserves top billing is veteran Buffalo actress Mary Kate O’Connell, who has a featured role as the friendly and wise B&B owner Nancy.O’Connell’s strong performance is one of the many reasons you shouldn’t miss the encore p…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas past. Like the 1980s, to be specific.At 7 p.m. Dec. 12, the Center For the Arts on UB’s North Campus plays host to an event called “Molly Ringwald Revisits ‘The Breakfast Club’.” The “quintessential 1980s movie,” as UB justifiably describes it, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Ringwald, the movie’s star, will be present for a…

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Christmas may be eight weeks away on the calendar, but it’s already in full swing on your television.Whether you like it or not.At least three cable networks are sharing the holiday spirit with Christmas-inspired films this weekend and more will join in the party in November. Included in this holiday bounty is the premiere of a locally made film, “A Prince for Christmas.” …

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“Inherent Vice” makes me smile every time I think about it – and I first saw it more than a month ago. But I know jolly well that won’t be the universal reaction. That is likely to be the reaction mostly of those of us who have been waiting literally for half a century to see if the world would ever see a movie adaptation of a work by the great and hugely influential Amer…

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Jay Ruof is much too young to have seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” on the big screen when it was in theatrical release in 1946. But Ruof doesn’t have to wonder what it would be like to see George Bailey and Old Man Potter and Uncle Billy and Zuzu’s petals and that broken-down old building and loan the way they were meant to be seen. Ruof’s Hamburg Palace theater will show t…