After the agreeable Troy (Colin Hanks) quits law school to pursue writing, he instead, for the sake of a paycheck, becomes the personal assistant to washed-up mentalist Buck Howard (John Malkovich, pictured). During this charming comedy, Troy learns how to juggle the demands of the eccentric performer--and avoid explaining his career turn to his father (appropriately played by real-life dad Tom Hanks). (In theaters March 20; rated PG.)
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Watch "To Catch a Thief"
Take a trip to the French Riviera with this digitally remastered version of Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic thriller, where a cat burglar (Cary Grant) tries to prove his innocence of a string of burglaries while also sparking a romance with a beautiful debutante (Grace Kelly). Special features include the making and casting of the film and the do’s and don’ts of filmmaking in the 1950s.
Head here to spare yourself the frustration of trying to guess what obscure song was playing during a scene in a TV series (such as Cold Case, Grey’s Anatomy, and House) or movie (like He’s Just Not That Into You). TuneFind.com posts the playlists and gives you a direct link to iTunes to purchase it.
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Tune in to “In the Motherhood” on ABC
On March 26 at 8 P.M. EDT, Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines, aka the funny ladies of Will & Grace and Curb Your Enthusiasm, respectively, team up in this snarky new comedy about juggling children, work, and life. The show is based on a web series of hilarious real-life motherhood stories―you can submit your own at itm.abc.go.com.
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Write to Yourself on FutureMe.org
Want to send yourself a message a year from now? Compose an e-mail on FutureMe.org and choose the date you want to receive it. The site, which has had more than 700,000 letters saved, takes care of the rest. If you need a little inspiration, read a few of the public-but-anonymous entries (one woman asked if she still had her teeth!). Just make sure you’re still using the same e-mail account―otherwise it may go the way of your New Kids on the Block sleeping bag (where is that thing anyway?).
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Listen to Leona Naess
In her fourth album, Thirteens, the former stepdaughter of Diana Ross belts out pop-folk songs suited for any mood. When you’re feeling mellow, listen to “On My Mind” (“Don’t you go away too long/You’re on my mind”). Then for a mood lifter, tune in to the upbeat girls’ anthem “Leave Your Boyfriends Behind” (“Let’s go out late/Drink a lot/Stay out past eight and then dance/Dance all night”).