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As the seasons change our wardrobe and styles evolve. Summer means vibrant colors and soft pastels.

Julia Stiles stars in the Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Makeover. Throughout the years she continues to inspire us with her effortless transformations. Our all time favorite look is her classical bob haircut paired with her famous smokey sequenced gown.

Here’s how to get the look!

Eyes

Pencil Eyeliner: Midnight Black

Eyeshadow: Tan Beige, Molasses Brown

Apply: Use a lighter color as the base and with the darker color crease the outer corner of the eyes. Then lightly blend the two shades together.

Cheeks 

Color: Marsala

Apply: Use liquid foundation to contour the face by sweeping the brush up, along the cheekbone, to the hair line. For soft coverage use brush with fine bristles and apply color in a circular motion.

Lips

Color: Matte Apricot Red

Apply: Place the lipstick at the center of the upper lip moving outward toward one corner and repeat to the other side. Then dab the lipstick to fill in any missing color. Lastly, smack your lips for a finishing touch.

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These simple steps are sure to accentuate your best features.

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Fun Fact Friday: Wildlife Edition

Do you know the seven wonders of the world? Make sure to add these adorable animal facts onto your list. 

1. Gentoo penguins propose to their life mates with a pebble

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2. The hummingbird is the only animal that can fly backwards

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3. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart

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4. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns

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5. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them

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6. Butterflies can taste with their feet

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7. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth

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Wildlife expert, Jungle Jack Hanna travels around the globe and encounters different animals in their natural habitat. Catch up on all the wondrous fun on Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures on Feeln!

‘The Breakfast Club’ Turns 30: Where Are The Stars Now?

Can you believe it’s been 30 years since a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess, and a Criminal were forces to spend their Saturday in detention? John Hughes’s high school classic THE BREAKFAST CLUB was released on February 15, 1985, and it turned it’s five young stars into legends. Each one of them is still very active today, so find out what they’re all up to currently, and don’t you forget about them.

Judd Nelson

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Then: John Bender, the Criminal

Now: Nelson has a recurring role as music exec Billy Baretti in the new hit TV drama “Empire” on Fox, and will appear in four films coming this year.

Ally Sheedy

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Then: Allison Reynolds, the Basket Case

Now: Sheedy most recently played the lead in the TV movie “Client Seduction,” and she appeared on several episodes of the series “Psych.”

Emilio Estevez

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Then: Andrew “Andy” Clarke, the Athlete

Now:  Estevez has been acting and directing, including the horse racing drama “Johnny Longshot” and 2010’s “The Way” starring his father Martin Sheen.

Molly Ringwald

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Then: Claire Standish, the Princess

Now: In addition to a second career as a jazz singer, Ringwald continues to act, co-starring in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie and providing the voice of the Dark Princess in the Feeln Original Series, RAINBOW BRITE.

Anthony Michael Hall

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Then: Brian Ralph Johnson, the Brain

Now: Hall can currently be seen in the film “Foxcatcher,” which has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

“The Breakfast Club” not available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu, but you can watch it now only on FEELN. And it’s edited for TV so the entire family can enjoy it. So don’t be a neo maxi zoom dweebie, sign up now and start watching for just $1.99/month!

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3 Films that Will Restore Your Faith — Right in Time for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, we have a number of uplifting movies that will raise your spirits and restore your faith in mankind. These uplifting films are perfect to watch with your family as holiday movies. Here are three of our most inspirational and faith-based films:

1. Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith

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Bradley Whitford stars as Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) in this adaptation of the bestselling author’s memoir about his time spent penning his rabbi’s eulogy. Acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne proves his versatility in his role of a reformed criminal-turned-preacher who gets a second chance in life. Although the film spans many months, there’s a distinct faith-based theme, making it perfect for the holidays.

 

2. Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel

It’s Christmas Eve 1914, and the first World War rages across Europe. Allied and German troops sit huddled in winter weather separated from each other by only a couple dozen yards of bombed out moonscape. Both sides are cold, miserable and longing to be at home with their loved ones. The spirit of the holiday captivates troops on either side of the divide and soon there is an impromptu truce; German, French and British soldiers soon start bonding through celebration and song. This true story was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Contains strong violence and a brief sexual scene. This previously untold story depicts that even in the bleakest days of warfare the warmth of human kindness never goes out.

 

3. Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and reluctant Nazi, leaves his wife and infant son to venture to the Himalayas in 1939, just as WWII breaks out. Once on the subcontinent, he falls into the hands of the Allies. When he and his fellow Austrian mountaineer Peter Aufschnaiter escape the POW camp, they head for Tibet. He and his mate soon discover themselves to be the sole Westerners in Lhasa. He soon develops a friendship with the Western-culture obsessed teenage Dalai Lama, a friendship that changes both of their lives. Contains some adult language and strong violence. A lush, stirring adaptation of the memoir of the actual adventurer who had his entire outlook on life changed by his profoundly spiritual experience.

 

The Educational Benefits of TV Shows for Kids

At Feeln, we offer many kids shows that educate as well as entertain. We have documentaries that teach kids about wildlife, environments, and outer space and foster a sense of wonder and discovery. We have kids shows online that encourage kids to think critically and solve mysteries. Here are five shows available on Feeln that are education focused:

 

1. The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans

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Filmed over 5 years in 200 spots around the globe, this series captures the remarkable varieties of life cohabitating in our oceans. The show teaches kids about the underwater world and will fill them with wonder.

 

2. Busytown Mysteries

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Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm and all the busy friends from Busytown use their detective skills to solve many fun mysteries in their neighborhood. This show inspires kids to put on their thinking caps to solve problems in Busytown.

 

3. 24/7 Wild

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Lion, tigers, and bears! This BBC series follows different animals in every episode. This show gives kids an up-close look at the lives of different animals around the planet.

 

4. Liberty’s Kids

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Three kids from different countries learn about friendship and cultural differences as they write about their adventures during the Revolutionary War for Ben Franklin’s newspaper, The Philadelphia Gazette. All the key moments of the revolution are experienced by James, an American newspaper apprentice who writes stories for the paper; Sarah, the British daughter of an explorer who writes to her mother everyday; and Henri, their young French friend who has a charming way of finding trouble. Brush up on your early American history while introducing your kids to one of our nation’s most important periods in this highly acclaimed series.

 

5. Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey

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Take a trip around the sun to discover how the tilt and movement of the Earth creates seasons, tides, and weather disasters. This show gives kids a sense of outer space and explains how the Earth’s movement affects everyday life.

The Evolution of ‘Annie’: From the Page to the Screen

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For a 90-year-old, Annie doesn’t look a day over 11.

Inspired by a poem, the character of “Little Orphan Annie” made her debut in a comic strip in 1924, and in the decades since, the unstoppable redhead has been a smash hit on the radio, the Broadway stage, television, and of course, the big screen.

With a new generation gets excited about a fresh reinvention coming to movie theaters this month, take a look back at the most memorable “Annie” incarnations of yesterday (because tomorrow is always a day away).

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In 1885, James Whitcomb Riley published a poem originally entitled “The Elf Child,” based on a girl in his neighborhood who lost her father in the Civil War. He later changed the title to “Little Orphant Allie”  after the girl’s nickname, but a printing error caused it to be published as “Little Orphant Annie” (the extra “t” was intentional, though). Cartoonist Harold Gray borrowed the name when he created his comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” for the New York Daily News in 1924. (The poem also inspired the name of another famous redhead: the Raggedy Ann doll).

little orphan annie (4 color 012) 00 cover 1In the comic, Annie is a resourceful and optimistic 11-year-old who gets taken out of a ramshackle orphanage to live with the kindly and prosperous “Daddy” Warbucks. Originally, Warbucks had a resentful wife who would send Annie back to the orphanage at any opportunity. The strip became a nationally syndicated sensation, and it continued to be published in various forms for 86 years before finally ending in 2010.

The character quickly jumped off the page to other media. In 1930, “Little Orphan Annie” became a hugely popular radio show. As depicted in the movie “A Christmas Story,” young fans would exchange packages of Ovaltine, the show’s sponsor, for items like a secret decoder ring (which would tell you to buy more Ovaltine). There were also two movie versions of the story in the ‘30s, but neither were particularly successful with audiences.

What did prove to be popular, though, was the 1977 Broadway musical simply entitled “Annie.” The play took many liberties with the original source material, eliminating Warbucks’ wife and making President Franklin D. Roosevelt (whom Harold Gray vocally opposed) a heroic character. 13-year-old Andrea McArdle became the youngest ever nominee for the Best Actress Tony award for playing the title character, and she was later replaced by a very young Sarah Jessica Parker. The show ran for nearly six years, spawning national tours, foreign productions, and a multiple Broadway revivals.

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Naturally, a show that successful is bound to be adapted for the movies. Hollywood legend John Huston directed the big-budget production which starred Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, and Ann Reinking. Aileen Quinn beat out around 8,000 other girls (including a young Drew Barrymore) to win the part of the title role. The movie made some significant changes to the Broadway musical: dropping some songs, adding new ones, and including a more action-packed climax atop a drawbridge.

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The movie was a sizable hit, earning two Oscar nominations and becoming the 10th highest-grossing movie of 1982. But the film cost so much to make it wasn’t especially profitable. It had a second life, however, on television and home video, becoming an integral part of childhood for an entire generation. There were two attempts at a sequel to the stage musical, but neither production ever made it to Broadway. A completely different sequel, “Annie: A Royal Adventure,” was made for TV in 1995, and another adaptation of the original musical aired four years later.

Annie-poster-2Now, the most radical reinvention of the character yet is coming to movie theaters. Produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z (who famously sampled the song “It’s the Hard Knock Life”), the new “Annie” transports the story from the Great Depression to the modern day. 11-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis — the youngest person ever nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for 2012’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” — takes on the title role, alongside costars Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, and Rose Byrne. The updated version also drops several songs and characters from the original show, with several new numbers by Australian singer/songwriter Sia.

The classic 1982 movie “Annie” is available right now on Feeln, and you can try the service for free for one week. Gather your family together and watch it tonight. Bet your bottom dollar everyone in your home will love it.

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Don’t Forget the Popcorn! 15 Best Movies for Family Movie Night

Are you and your family looking for a way to enjoy these chilly November nights? Here at Feeln, we have a whole new slate of Family Friendly Movies ready and waiting to be watched. From Apollo 13 to The Secret Garden, from Racing Stripes to Fiddler on the Roof, we have a wide selection of the Best Family Movies. All you have to bring is the blanket and popcorn.

 

1. A River Runs Through It

Based on Norman Maclean’s beloved autobiography, this Academy Award-nominated film is about two brothers growing up in the wilds of Depression-era Montana. Norman is serious and studious, with aspirations of becoming a college professor. His golden-haired brother Paul is rebellious, interested in drinking, playing cards and most of all fly-fishing. Though Norman eventually attains his dreams – and marries vivacious young woman along the way – Paul is the one who attains something like grace by perfecting his skills as a fly fisherman. Contains some language and brief sexual content. This Oscar-winning drama about how what holds us together as a family is stronger than our individual differences.

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2. Finding Forrester

Author William Forrester earned fame and a Pulitzer Prize and then retreated from the world, not writing another book. Four decades later, Jamal, a teenaged basketball ace and writing prodigy in the South Bronx, breaks into Forrester’s apartment on a dare. When he’s confronted by the bearded recluse, Jamal flees, leaving behind his backpack, filled with all of his writings. Soon the two becomes friends. Forrester helps Jamal deal with a snooty teacher at his high-end prep and Jamal helps Forrester overcome his fears and anxieties. Contains some strong language and sexual references. Sean Connery is at his best as isolated novelist who sets out to teach someone how to write but instead learns how to be part of the world.

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3. Apollo 13

The Apollo 11 moon landing might have been NASA’s crowning achievement, but the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission might have been NASA’s greatest moment. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise were en route to the moon when an on-board explosion sucks away most of the ship’s oxygen supply and electric power. The flight controllers now struggle to bring the three astronauts back home before their air supply runs out. Contains mild coarse language and intense situations. Nominated for nine Oscars including Best Picture, it’s a harrowing true-life thriller that reminds us what we are capable of when failure is not an option.

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4. The Secret Garden

Mary Lennox is a young British girl living in colonial India. When her neglectful parents die in an earthquake, she is shipped back to her uncle’s estate in Yorkshire. As she explores the place, Mary not only discovers Colin — a bed-ridden cousin that she never knew she had — but also an abandoned secret garden. As she sets out to restore the space, she learns it has magical powers. Every child wonders what enchanting secrets are hiding in plain sight, and we all hope to find that one place where we belong.

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5. Joyeux Noel

It’s Christmas Eve 1914, and the first World War rages across Europe. Allied and German troops sit huddled in winter weather separated from each other by only a couple dozen yards of bombed out moonscape. Both sides are cold, miserable and longing to be at home with their loved ones. The spirit of the holiday captivates troops on either side of the divide and soon there is an impromptu truce; German, French and British soldiers soon start bonding through celebration and song. This true story was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Contains strong violence and a brief sexual scene.This previously untold story depicts that even in the bleakest days of warfare the warmth of human kindness never goes out.

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6. Annie

Set in the depths of the Depression, little orphan Annie is a plucky young lass with a shock of red hair and an endless supply of optimism. She lives in a group home run by the tyrannical drunk Miss Hannigan. Life seems hopeless until – Leaping Lizards! – she’s picked to live for a spell with filthy rich industrialist Oliver Warbucks. Soon Annie’s charm and moxie warms the heart imposing Warbucks who decides to help Annie find her long lost parents. But Miss Hannigan and her crooked colleagues look to claim Annie – and Warbuck’s huge reward – as their own. Bet your bottom dollar that this beloved musical will get you singing, smiling, and believing that the sun will come out tomorrow.

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7. Avalon

Sam Krichinsky immigrates to Baltimore in 1914, hoping to grasp a piece of the American dream for himself and for his family. Yet, much to his distress, his children and grandchildren begin to ignore their heritage and traditions. His son changes his surname to make it more American, and then moves out to the suburbs when his business is a success. Sam starts to question what one has to sacrifice to live in the land of opportunity. Writer/director Barry Levinson mined his own family history for this touching exploration of the sacrifices made to build a new life for one’s family.

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8. Racing Stripes

Kentucky farmer and former racehorse trainer Nolan Walsh, along with his daughter Channing, takes in a zebra foal that was abandoned by a travelling circus. The zebra, dubbed Stripes by the girl, is soon introduced to a menagerie of wacky barnyard residents — from the snarky pony, Tucker, to a sage-like goat named Franny and the lazy bloodhound, Lightning. When Stripes sees thoroughbreds race at the Turfway Racetrack, he knows that he is destined to race with the best. Channing, Tucker, and the gang helps him along on his improbable dream. With a hilarious cast of voices and an adorable array of animal stars, this high-speed comedy shows that a zebra can, in fact, change his stripes.

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9. My Dog Skip

Go back to Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, where young Willie Morris is having a tough time of things. He is an only child, he’s ignored at school, and his only friend, his teenaged neighbor, is about to ship out for war. In short, he’s lonely. So for his ninth birthday, his mom gives him an adorable Jack Russell terrier puppy. The dog, named Skip, of course, helps Willie overcome a pack of bullies, talk to a pretty girl, and even thwart an evil band of moonshiners. Inspired by a true story of how growing up is hard, but having a true friend can make all the difference.

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10. March of the Penguins

Each autumn, as the weather begins to turn cold, the emperor penguins begin the long march to their ancient breeding ground. In this beautifully filmed documentary, we watch as the penguins make the harrowing journey, begin their mating rituals, pair off and handle the harsh weather of Antarctica as they hatch and train the next generation. Even in the coldest place on Earth, the warmth of family never dies out.

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11. Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Based on a true story, Preston Tucker is man with some seriously big dreams. Just after the end of World War II, the silver-tongued Tucker sets out to build the “car of the future” complete with such crazy, newfangled features as seat belts and safety glass. Detroit, however, is not amused. Soon Tucker is slammed with allegations of fraud and a S.E.C. investigation. Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor for Martin Landau. Contains strong language. A passion project for Hollywood legends George Lucas and Francis Ford Copolla, it’s a quintessentially America story about the power of the individual.

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12. Sleepless in Seattle

It’s the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. Jonah, an adorable eight year-old moppet, calls into a national radio talk show from Seattle. His one Christmas wish is that his grieving father, Sam, find a new lady in his life. Meanwhile, Anne is on the other side of the country, listening to the show on a long car ride. She’s so taken with Sam’s story that she makes the rash decision to fly to Seattle and track him down. The problem is, Anne is inconveniently engaged to a guy she’s not crazy about, and Sam hasn’t figured out that Anne is the woman of his dreams. With a clever kid plotting to play cupid, and the undeniable appeal of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, it’s a romantic comedy that can charm anyone.

Sleepless in Seattle

 

13. Fiddler on the Roof

As the eldest three of Tevya’s five daughters prepare to get married, he learns to accept his daughters for the people they are, and the world for what it’s becoming. Family, faith and change are at the center of this epic musical about a Jewish family in a small village in Tsarist Russia at the beginning of the 20th century.

Fiddler on the Roof

 

14. Rocky

Rocky “The Italian Stallion” Balboa is a petty street tough and small-time boxer with a spotty record. Apollo Creed is the world champion whose opponent for a title bout in Philadelphia backs out suddenly. Always the showman, Creed decides to fight a local unknown, picking Balboa’s name almost at random. With the help of his manager, Mickey, Rocky trains his heart out: sparring, jumping rope, and beating up frozen sides of beef. Creed — who usually KOs a boxer within the first three rounds — isn’t expecting much from the fight, but Rocky is determined to prove he is not just another bum. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, it’s still the gold standard for underdog sports stories.

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15. To Sir, With Love

Novice teacher Mark Thackeray is assigned to a class filled with rowdy, resentful students who are so awful and undisciplined that they made the previous teacher quit. However, as a former engineer from British Guiana, Thackeray is someone who has faced tough situations before. He soon starts to institute his own style of classroom discipline: he’s going to treat them as adults. Slowly, grudgingly, he starts to win over the class. When he lands an engineering job, Thackeray must decide if he wants to do that job or continue mentoring his pupils. Sidney Poitier brings his commanding presence to this high school drama with one of the most memorable theme songs ever.

To Sir With Love

 

Last Chance to Watch: Catch These Movies Before November 1

October 31st is a truly frightening date. Not because of Halloween, but because it’s the last day you can watch some truly great films on Feeln. Here are the movies that are expiring on November 1.

DANCES WITH WOLVES
Rated PG-13
Why We’re Feeln It: Loyalty, bravery, and acceptance of others are the themes that run through this beautifully realized Oscar-winning saga.

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
Rated PG
Why We’re Feeln It: With its kooky characters, quotable dialogue, and unmistakable style, this is a road trip everyone will be happy to take together.

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Rated PG-13
Why We’re Feeln It: You don’t have to be a kung-fu fan to be awed by the balletic action scenes or moved by the lushly romantic love stories.

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DRAGONHEART
Rated PG-13
Why We’re Feeln It: It’s a fun, high-flying adventure featuring a brave hero, a sniveling villain, and the most charmingly Scottish dragon ever.

PATCH ADAMS
Rated PG-13
Why We’re Feeln It: Sometimes laughing through tears is the only way we can find the strength to keep going through our toughest times.

BORN FREE
Rated G
Why We’re Feeln It: Truly loving someone or something means doing what is right for them, no matter how hard it is for you.

The Karate Kid II

THE KARATE KID, PART II
Rated PG
Why We’re Feeln It: The second round takes Daniel-san and his karate instructor overseas where they experience how destructive old grudges can be.

PLACES IN THE HEART
Rated PG
Why We’re Feeln It: Sally Field won her second Academy Award for this stirring tale of people looking past race and ability to come together as one.

THE RETURN OF THE MUSKETEERS
Rated PG
Why We’re Feeln It: Alexandre Dumas’ immortal heroes gallop together again with high-flying action and good-natured laughs.

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STRICTLY BALLROOM
Rated PG-13
Why We’re Feeln It: With high-energy choreography, award-winning costumes, and entrancing music, it has everything you could want in a dance movie.

Be sure to check back with us on November 1 for a new batch of incredible movies that everyone can watch together.

The Best Movies for Baseball Lovers

The World Series is finally here! In honor of America’s Favorite Pastime, we’ve compiled a list of twelve great sports movies that will take you out to the ball game. You can watch many of these sports movies online at Feeln. So take out the glove and bat and ball, or the nachos, peanuts, and soda. Enjoy!

1. Ken Burns: Baseball series

Ken Burns Baseball Series

From PBS – The first inning tells the story of baseball’s rise, in only one generation, from a gentleman’s hobby to a national sport played and watched by millions. Viewers meet the first baseball magnate, Albert Goodwill Spalding; explore the game’s first gambling scandal; see the first attempts by women to play the game in the 1860’s; witness the first attempt by ball players to unionize; and learn how the first black professionals were hounded out of the game in the “Jim Crow” 1880’s. Audiences also encounter the greatest 19th century players, Michael “King” Kelly, Cap Anson and Denton T. “Cy” Young.

 

2. Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

 

3. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

Jews and Baseball

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, this documentary explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation’s most iconic institution. More than just a film about sports, it’s a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, and the continuation of traditions. Despite stereotypes and hostility from fans and even fellow players, there have been standout Jewish players in every decade from the 1860s to the present. This is the first major documentary to tell their stories.

 

4. The Babe

The Babe

Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.

 

5. The Jackie Robinson Story

The Jackie Robinson Story

Jackie Robinson plays himself in a film about his historical breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

 

6. The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

 

7. The Pride of the Yankees

The Pride of the Yankees

Lou Gehrig, a young engineering student at Columbia University, has an extraordinary gift for baseball. Against the wishes of his mother, and with the secret help of his father, he signs with the one team he has always loved–the New York Yankees. Under the guidance of his hero, Babe Ruth, Lou proves himself as a player, becoming a fan favorite and helping the Yankees become the most dominant team in baseball. He eventually wins the approval of his mother, as well as the heart of a beautiful fan and his future wife, Eleanor. But at the height of his career, the “Iron Horse” of baseball finds himself growing increasingly weaker, voluntarily benching himself after he feels he’s become a burden to the team. A doctor examines him and gives him the dreadful news that he has a rare, incurable disease and only months to live. Released just one year after his death at the age of 37, the film is an inspiring tribute to the short, but incredible life of one of baseball’s greatest legends.

 

8. Moneyball

Moneyball

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

 

9. A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

Jimmy Dugan is a washed-up ballplayer whose big league days are over. Hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943, while the male pros are at war, Dugan finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his all-girl team. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail, on the fields and off, for generations of athletes. Contains some mild language.

 

10. For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

After getting stood up by his girlfriend, 40-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapel heads to Yankees Stadium to warm up for a game against the hometown team. When he arrives, he finds out that his team has been sold and the new owners are planning to trade him. As the game begins, Billy is caught up in his memories and doesn’t realize that he’s been pitching a perfect game.

11. Roy Campanella Night: a Feeln Original

Roy Campanella Night

In 1958, Roy “Campy” Campanella, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, had his career cut short by a car accident that left him paralyzed. After his accident, Campy thought he’d lose his fans because he couldn’t hit home runs anymore. But a game held in Campy’s honor played to a packed stadium. Campy’s fans showed him that despite his paralysis, he was still their champion.

12. Bill Durham

Bill Durham

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Are You Feeln Baseball Fever?

On Tuesday, the first pitch will be thrown out for the 2014 World Series, pitting the Kansas City Royals against the San Francisco Giants. Which means you have a full weekend to get pumped up for the Fall Classic. And what better way to get ready than watching great baseball movies, including the definitive documentary series on America’s national pastime?

Here are the top baseball picks streaming on Feeln right now:

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BASEBALL
For the full story of how baseball became not just a sport but an institution, you have to watch director Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning documentary series that originally aired on PBS. If you start binging now, you can catch the 9 original episodes from 1994, and the two-part sequel, “The Tenth Inning,” released in 2010.

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
A forgotten chapter in baseball history served as the basis for one of the most-loved movies about the game. In this fictionalized account of the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Tom Hanks plays the washed-out manager of a team of women lead by Geena Davis who step up to the plate during World War II.

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FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
Kevin Costner, an actor synonymous with baseball flicks, plays a long-in-the-tooth pitcher on the verge of throwing a perfect game.

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THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
Gary Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for portraying the legendary Lou Gehrig in this classic that was first released just 17 months after the Iron Horse died.

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ROY CAMPANELLA NIGHT
This Feeln Original Short Film tells the true story of the 1950s baseball star whose career with the Brooklyn Dodgers when he was paralyzed in a car accident.

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