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Here’s a Q for U: Name the auto-record feature that finds the best movies ever, every time they’re on, all year round, so you can watch them when you want. A: AFI’s Guru Guide, only on TiVo.

Oh, yeah! Every year, the American Film Institute (AFI)–a national institute that recognizes and celebrates excellence in the art of film & TV–publishes a list you must respect if you’re looking to raise your PC-IQ (Pop Culture Intelligence Quotient). Last year, it gave us the 100 greatest American movies of all time (see TiVo Tip below); this year, AFI covers The 10 Greatest Films from 10 Classic American Genres, aka “The 10 Top 10.” Translation: 100 films–from Epic to Animation to Sci-Fi and more–all of us should see.

AFIs 10 TOP 10And thanks to TiVo, you can enjoy every “winning” title that comes to a TV screen near you, from here on out! If you’re broadband-connected, just get the AFI Guru Guide (see TiVo tip below) and start popping the popcorn. Or, for your online-scheduling pleasure, we’ve queued them up here. (Just remember, if you connect to the TiVo service via phone, not broadband, it takes 24 hours to schedule a recording.)

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TiVo Tip: Only the Best, Thank You

So you want to see the 100 greatest American movies of all time, do you? Easy! Get the AFI, 100 Years… Guru Guide and TiVo will automatically record every movie from the list that comes into your living room, from Tootsie to Toy Story, Swing Time to Star Wars, and 96 more. Here’s all you need to do:

  • From TiVo Central, select Find Programs & Downloads.
  • Select KidZone Recommendations & Guru Guides.
  • Scroll down to find AFI, 100 Years…
  • Movies will magically appear on your Now Playing List, just like regular TiVo recordings.

Note: You must be broadband-connected to get a Guru Guide using your TiVo remote. Alternatively, try browsing the guide and scheduling recordings online.

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Pause-Worthy Entertainment Newsbytes

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE… Have you heard? Hollywood is bringing the adventures of “The Smurfs” to life in a feature film that will introduce the lil’ blue cartoon creatures to a new generation of fans! It will be a hybrid live-action and animated film. Hmmm… who will be Gargamel?

WHO’S GOT GAME? With the increasing popularity of YouTube clips from Japanese game shows such as “Hole in the Wall” and “Human Tetris,” U.S. networks are bringing similar antics to their prime-time schedules, reports AP. Expect a domestic edition of “Hole in the Wall” to come to Fox this fall, but don’t expect it to be pretty like Price is Right. “There is a great desire to shock over there,” notes executive producer Stuart Krasnow. “Ironically, we’re more puritan over here. But the Japanese will shock to any extreme.”

MTV WANTS YOU: The MTV Video Music Awards (you know, the awards show where Britney Spears–oops!–didn’t do it for fans last year!) will return to Los Angeles on September 7 after a decade of city hopping from NYC, Miami, and Las Vegas. Perhaps they’re hoping for some Hollywood magic: While viewership was up to 7.1 million from 5.8 million the year before, the numbers are a far cry from the record 12 million viewers for the 1999 version.

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