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A fond look back at the bizarre beauty of The Mystery of the Third Planet

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Thanks to the Internet, finding obscure childhood favorites is now easier than ever before. Join me as I take a look at ‘The Mystery of the Third Planet,’ a rare animated gem that comes from Cold War-era Russia with love in this week’s Throwback Thursday installment!

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once observed, “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” Have you ever tried to look for a needle in a haystack for the one you love? Maybe you have, but I’m betting most of you out there haven’t. We go about our daily routines toiling our lives away to achieve a piece of that poetic greatness Longfellow described, only maybe occasionally taking time out to make those we love smile.

Several months back, I was blogging about a space cartoon (Hanna Barbera’s Space Stars) and reminiscing about a title whose name had escaped me. I erroneously thought it was titled The Third Planet from the Sun and was frustrated that I couldn’t find ANY evidence of it on the Internet. I hadn’t seen this cartoon since I was maybe 12. I knew I wasn’t crazy or making it up. I’m happy to report that my boyfriend finally found it for me on the Internet – its correct title is The Mystery of the Third Planet and the entire cartoon can be found on YouTube (in English and Russian, but we’ll get to that later).

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Sep
10

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Once brilliantly brings music and love to life on stage

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Movie musical-turned-stage musical ‘Once’ is touring North America with charming performances and great music that will have audiences falling in love from coast to coast.

 

In 2006, a small Irish movie made some big waves, becoming a sleeper hit and earning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. That movie was Once, the tale of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who meet, discover a common ground with music and begin writing songs together that express their growing relationship. While the plot may have been a bit thin, the movie succeeded on the back of the music by film’s stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, including the Oscar winning “Falling Slowly.”

The film seemed an unlikely choice to be transformed into a Broadway musical, but writer Enda Walsh and director John Carney (who also directed the film) found something magical about the music and created a show that went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. Now Once is touring the North America and has made its second stop (of thirty-three engagements) at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre.

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Sep
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Relive 1980-something with The Goldbergs – The Complete First Season on DVD

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ABC’s blast from the past hit comedy ‘The Goldbergs’ comes to DVD just in time to get caught up before the second season premieres.

 

One of the best, funniest new comedies to launch last season was ABC’s The Goldbergs, about a suburban family and their day-to-day adventures (or misadventures) in the 1980s. The show is based on the real life family of show creator Adam S. Goldberg who videotaped almost every waking moment of his family’s lives. Many of the show’s storylines come directly from those recordings, brought to life by a brilliant cast – Jeff Garlin as dad Murray, Sean Giambrone as Adam, Troy Gentile as older brother Barry, Hayley Orrantia as sister Erica, George Segal as grandfather Albert (aka Pops), and the brilliant Wendi McLendon-Covey as mom Beverly.

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Sep
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Attend an advance screening of This Is Where I Leave You in Boston or Plainville

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Be among the first to see the new comedic drama ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ in Boston or Plainville. Read on to learn how to get a pair of passes.

 

ALL BOSTON PASSES HAVE BEEN CLAIMED.

CliqueClack has partnered with Warner Brothers Pictures to offer readers in Boston and Hartford an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new comedy drama This Is Where I Leave You starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Cory Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, and Connie Britton.

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

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Sep
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Attend an advance screening of A Walk Among the Tombstones in Chicago or Indianapolis

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Liam Neeson is back in action in the film adaptation of ‘A Walk Among the Tombstone’ and you can be the first to see the film. Read on to learn how you can get passes to the advance screening.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer readers in Chicago and Indianapolis an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Sebastian Roché and Mark Consuelos.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

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Sep
7

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Agents of SHIELD, The Goldbergs, The Vampire Diaries and more come to home video

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TV on DVD and Blu-ray September 9 includes ‘Marvels Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Amish Mafia,’ ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’ ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘Dynasty,’ ‘Betas,’ ‘The Midnight Special,’ and much more!

 

As the new fall season approaches, the networks and studios are giving viewers a chance to catch up on the past season before the fall premieres begin to roll out. Heading up the home video releases for September 9 are Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Goldbergs, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Blue Bloods and Homeland. Classic TV shows coming to DVD this week include The Midnight Special, Dynasty, Little House on the Prairie and a collection of Perry Mason movies. Reality TV fans can enjoy the Honey Boo Boo Halloween special and PBS’ Sex in the Wild, and the kids (and Bronies) can look for a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Halloween “spooktacular.”

To see this week’s home video highlights, have a look at our alphabetical listing and click on a link to make a purchase or to get more information. Any purchase made through our Amazon links helps support our efforts here at CliqueClack, and we thank you for that!

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Sep
7

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier and more come to home video

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Movies on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital September 9 include ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Brick Mansions,’ ‘God’s Pocket,’ ‘The Hornet’s Nest,’ ‘A Long Way Down,’ ‘Palo Alto,’ ‘Willow Creek,’ ‘Cotton Comes to Harlem,’ ‘Godzilla 2000,’ ‘Prom Night,’ ‘Graduation Day,’ ‘Pumpkinhead,’ ‘The Great Race,’ and much more!

 

There are a lot of great titles coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on September 9 including one of Marvel’s biggest hits (pre-Guardians of the Galaxy), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and two films that feature some of the last performances of Paul Walker (Brick Mansions) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (God’s Pocket). Films getting early Digital releases include an unrated version of Seth McFarlane’s A Million Way To Die in the West, the under-appreciated Edge of Tomorrow, and Think Like a Man Too. Older films getting spiffed up for Blu-ray this week include a 15th anniversary edition of Any Given Sunday, the original Flowers in the Attic, classic comedy The Great Race, classic horror films Pumpkinhead and Prom Night, and a collection of Godzilla and Mothra films.

To see all of the week’s highlights, have a look at our alphabetical listing and click on a link to get more information or to make a purchase. Making any purchase through our Amazon links helps support our efforts here at CliqueClack, and for that we thank you!

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Sep
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Attend an advance screening of The Maze Runner in Baltimore or DC

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The popular YA novel ‘The Maze Runner’ comes to the big screen and you could see it first. Read on to find out how to enter the drawing to win a pair of passes to the advance screening.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox to offer readers in Baltimore and DC an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new action drama The Maze Runner starring Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson.

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

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Sep
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Win free passes to a Los Angeles screening of This Is Where I Leave You

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Be among the first to see ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ in Los Angeles. Read on to find out how you can get a pair of tickets.

 

ALL PASSES HAVE BEEN CLAIMED. COMMENTS ARE CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.

CliqueClack has partnered with Warner Brothers Pictures to offer readers in Los Angeles an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new comedy drama This Is Where I Leave You starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Cory Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, and Connie Britton.

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

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Sep
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Win passes to see A Walk Among the Tombstones in Boston or Hartford

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Liam Neeson gets embroiled in a mystery in ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ and you can be the first to see the movie in Boston or Hartford. Find out how to get your free passes.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer readers in Boston and Hartford (Plainville) an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Sebastian Roché and Mark Consuelos.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

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