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Recognised as one of America's leading film historians and critics, Leonard Maltin has become a household name and media personality due to his regular appearances on the highly successful syndicated TV program Entertainment Tonight and the Encore cable-TV service, his syndicated radio program, Leonard Maltin's Video View, his monthly reviews in Playboy magazine, and the featuring of Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide on the World Wide Web, via the popular Amazon.com website. He lives in Toluca Lake, California.
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Product Details

  • Series: Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide
  • Paperback: 1664 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; 1 edition (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452296269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452296268
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.3 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,683,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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(NOTE: The following review is an updated and expanded reworking of my previously posted "Leonard Maltin's 2010 Movie Guide" review. Also, although Mr. Maltin has a team of film critics and editors that help him shape his guide annually, for the sake of expediency I choose to single out Mr. Maltin alone in my critique, as he is the chief reviewer/editor of this book and obviously has final approval over the finished product.)

As anyone familiar with Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide series can tell you, Leonard Maltin's preference for traditionalism in film has always meant that "golden age" films (films produced circa silent era-1965) tend to be somewhat overpraised; the same can be said of his reviews for standard Hollywood "Oscar-bait" dramas, self-consciously quirky "indies" and certain types of foreign films. As a result, it is not unexpected that well-made but problematic films such as "The Reader", "Troy" and "The Blind Side" receive an overly-enthusiastic response by Mr. Maltin.

In spite of this, Mr. Maltin's Movie guide has always been a perennial must-own for me, as it is a true standard bearer for film reference guides, in terms of both its construction and execution: film reviews are smartly written, unpretentious and thoughtful; the book's physical size is convenient; the layout of the book is intuitive; and his passion for (and knowledge of) film comes through loud and clear. However, Mr. Maltin's classicist stodginess is becoming more and more pronounced in his film reviews, and for the first time in twenty years of reading his guides, his biases are starting to grate on me.

It has become obvious to me over time that Mr.
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Nearly all the made for cable/TV movies are GONE! I watch a lot of movies on Netflix and on tape them on TV. I want a Guide to help me know which are worthy watching. Now I get no help on the made for cable/TV movies!!! Some of the movies in this category are exceptional; for example: Grey Gardens(2009), Raisin in the Sun (2008)

I have been reading Leonard Maltin's Movie Guides for years. My 2000 Movie Guide by Maltin needed replacing so I just got the 2001 Movie Guide. I don't mind a separate guide for Classic movies, OK, but what about made for cable/TV movies?
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I have used various guides aside my television over the past 30 years to help me ferret through the movie offerings on, first, network television, then cable, and now on the 35 or so premium channels I recieve on Dish Network. Unlike some that use books like this one, I am not a DVD renter and don't use the book to make those choices. I use it to help me understand which may be the best offering on any of the 35 channels I get when I want to relax in my recliner and watch a film.

I have been buying Leonard Maltin's movie guide for about the past decade, deciding it was the better bet among those that are available. The best one I've known was published under Stephen Scheuer Movies on TV and Videocassette, 1993-1994, a critic that got out of the film rating business in the mid-1990s. I preferred his opinions over those I get from this book but have come to conclude Maltin's guide is the most reliable among the books available now including those by Roger Ebert Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 and older editions by various people who tried to publish a film review book consistently but couldn't such as this one DVD & Video Guide 2007 (Video and DVD Guide).

Part of the reason Maltin's book perseveres while others fade is his name recognition; another reason, perhaps not so obvious, is the heavy lifting in the book -- watching the movies and writing the reviews -- is done by a team of reviewers and editors. They don't just watch new movies, either.
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The print in this book is too small for me to read without a magnifying glass. Think it would give problem to most readers. Too bad this is only edition Amazon is offering at this time. I will look elsewhere. Had no problem with earlier editions.
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This book is an excellent companion to the wide assortment of movies available today. The reviews are helpful and accurate.
But considering there are relatively few new entries each year, why does the whole book have to be entirely reprinted? If yearly supplements could be issued it could be at lower cost to the customer and far less cost to the publisher. Every 5 or so years put out a whole new book! As it is now I can't afford to be up to date each year so there are 2 or 3 year gaps in my coverage.
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I absolutely cannot do without this guide; for years it has been the standard for me, whether I need to look up classic, silent, foreign, independent, drama, suspense, or other film genres (even the most obscure fifties Sci-Fi films are reviewed in this book!).
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