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Is Liam Neeson's Non-Stop a First-Class Thrill Ride? Our Review

See This/Skip That: From Non-Stop to Ernest & Celestine

Originally posted 02/28/2014 11:35AM

From Non-Stop to Ernest & Celestine, here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend.

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Katharine Hepburn Paid Tribute on 10th Anniversary of Her Death

Katharine Hepburn Paid Tribute on 10th Anniversary of Her Death

Originally posted 06/29/2013 10:30AM

Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the end of an era – the day the larger-than-life Katharine Hepburn died. She was 96.

To mark her many great screen accomplishments – not to mention the influence she exerted on independent people in her lifetime – LIFE.com presents 29 photos of the iconoclast on location for her classic 1951 movie with Humphrey Bogart, director John Huston's The African Queen.

Over time, the characters behind the camera seem to have become more fascinating than those before it, but to recap: the movie is a down-river adventure pairing Charlie Allnutt (Bogie), a disheveled trader with a boat to match (The African Queen), and Rose Sayer (Hepburn), an English spinster missionary. (Director Huston told her to play the role as though she were Eleanor Roosevelt.) And, yes, this mismatched couple fall in love.

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PHOTO FLASHBACK: Audrey Hepburn Cheek-to-Cheek with Oscar | Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn Cheek-to-Cheek with Oscar: PHOTO FLASHBACK

Originally posted 02/25/2012 09:30AM

She went on to be nominated four more times – but Audrey Hepburn's first Oscars was the night she brought home the gold.

The actress, nominated for her royal role in the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday, was named Best Actress at the 1954 Academy Awards. Now, Life.com has a look back at that night and many other glamorous moments from Oscars' past in a new gallery.

"I want to say thank you to everybody who in these past months and years have helped, guided and given me so much," Hepburn said on stage that night while accepting her award. "I'm truly, truly grateful – and terribly happy."

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Bacall Blasts Kidman's Screen Status

Bacall Blasts Kidman's Screen Status

Originally posted 09/08/2004 02:55PM

Lauren Bacall, veteran tough girl of the silver screen, has publicly balked at a description of her latest costar, Nicole Kidman, as a "legend."

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Kidman to Play Kid of Screen Legend

Originally posted 12/23/2002 10:00AM

Nicole Kidman is getting Barbra Streisand's former mother.

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