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Review: "Who's Minding The Store?" (1963) Starring Jerry Lewis; Olive Films Blu-ray Release

1 hour ago | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Olive Films has released the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy "Who's Minding the Store?" on Blu-ray. The film was made at the peak of Lewis's solo career following the breakup of Martin and Lewis some years before. The movie was directed by Frank Tashlin, who collaborated with Lewis on his best productions. It can be argued that, with the exception of Lewis's inspired "The Nutty Professor" (released the same year as "Store"), his work never reached the heights that he achieved by working with Tashlin, a talented director and screenwriter who never quite got the acclaim he deserved. "Store" is one of Lewis's best movies because it's also one of his funniest. He plays Norman Phiffier, a nerdy manchild who fails at even the most elementary of careers. When we meet him he's trying to make ends meet by running his own dog-walking service, which provides some amusing sight »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Best Uses of Dean Martin Songs in Movies

15 July 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s amazing to think that Dean Martin, born Dino Crocetti, came up in such a hard manner. He was a boxer, a steel mill worker, and even worked in a casino. He teamed up with Jerry Lewis at one point and the pair made about 16 movies together in 11 years. After their split it was assumed the Dean wouldn’t really go anywhere with his career but he proved everyone wrong when he went even further into his acting and into his music. His golden pipes could be heard virtually everywhere, be it TV or film, and eventually he became

The Best Uses of Dean Martin Songs in Movies »

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Rushes. Canyon Cinema at 50, "Predator" Oral History, "Twin Peaks" Polaroids, Jean & Jane

28 June 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended VIEWINGThe legendary institution of experimental film Canyon Cinema has composed a gorgeous trailer of their works in the event of their 50th anniversary.The Safdie brothers' latest—starring Robert Pattinson!—gets an even further hypnotic treatment in montage with its second trailer. Read our rave review from Cannes.The trailer premiere for the forthcoming restoration of Edward Yang’s (as well as cinematographer Christopher Doyle's) debut feature That Day, On the Beach. Recommended READINGJonathan Rosenbaum admirably continues his long standing case for the virtues of Jerry Lewis over at his website:Perhaps even more to the point, why do the Americans love and hate Jerry Lewis? Clearly the degree to which he challenges, provokes, embarrasses, and sometimes even scares and troubles his public already sets him apart from Allen, Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Langdon, »

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Bill Butler, Oscar-Nominated Film Editor, Dies at 83

16 June 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Butler, who was Oscar-nominated for editing for “A Clockwork Orange,” died June 4. He was 83.

Born in London, Butler was also editor on films including “A Touch of Class” and “A Little Sex.”

Butler and his family survived the Battle of Britain and he spent his childhood collecting rubble after bombings, including bits of 35mm film. His son Stephen recounted that he became fascinated with film frames after being given bits of celluloid by the guards at Gainsborough Studios in Islington.

He was already working in film editing when he spent two years in national service starting at the age of 18. After his service in Austria, he became working as assistant to sound editor Leslie Hodgson, working with notable editors such as Norman Savage, Ralph Kemplen, Ray Poulton, and Russell Lloyd.

His first Hollywood film as editor was Melvin Frank’s “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell” (1968), followed by Jerry Lewis’s »

- Pat Saperstein

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Review: ‘Lost in Paris’ is a Surreal, Whimsical Treat

15 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a tip of the hat to Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin, and Jacques Demy, husband/wife team Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel’s Lost in Paris is a whimsical, almost silent comedy set on the streets and in the parks of Paris.

Several years ago Aunt Martha (one of the final roles from the late, great Emmanuelle Riva) departs from a snowy arctic Canadian outpost for sunnier Paris. Several years later she’s lived quite a life with a reputation around the neighborhood, and now the stubborn elderly Martha refuses to leave her apartment and move into a nursing home. She writes to the older Fiona (Gordon), now a librarian in a remote village that looks like it might house Santa’s workshop, and summons her on the adventure of a lifetime to Paris. The only problem is Fiona’s French is rusty, leading to many a misadventure when she »

- John Fink

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Why Adam West Was the One and Only Batman

10 June 2017 3:47 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What's this? Could this be the end for Batman? Rest in peace, Adam West, the one and only Caped Crusader who truly defined the role. There have been so many incarnations of Batman over the years – on the page and on the screen – but Adam West was the one flesh-and-blood actor who ever did justice to the cape, on the Sixties TV series Batman.

West, who died of leukemia Friday at the age of 88, brought deadpan humor and old-school gallantry to the role, week after week; same Bat Time, same Bat Channel. »

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Jerry Lewis Hospitalized Following Infection

5 June 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Comedian Jerry Lewis has been hospitalized in Las Vegas.

According to the Associated Press, the 91-year-comedian was taken to the hospital on Friday after developing a urinary tract infection. The actor was given antibiotics and is currently recovering, his rep confirmed to the news outlet. He is expected to be released imminently.

The hardworking comedian isn’t planning to scale back on his commitments, though: He’s reportedly still set to head to Toronto this week, where he’s scheduled to work on a movie.

The legendary star, famous for »

- Alexis L. Loinaz

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Comedian Jerry Lewis Remains in Las Vegas Hospital

5 June 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Comedian Jerry Lewis remains in a Las Vegas hospital after being checked in on Friday for an infection. According to the Associated Press, the 91-year-old was taken to a Las Vegas hospital last week and treated with antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. Lewis’ publicist Candi Cazau told the AP that the comedian is “is doing fine and is expected to be released shortly.” He is scheduled to travel to Toronto for a movie shoot later this week. Also Read: Jerry Lewis: A Career in Pictures (Photos) In a statement to Ksnv on Saturday, Cazau said the hospitalization was »

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Molly Peters, James Bond "Thunderball" Girl, Dead At Age 78

30 May 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

This Story Has Been Updated.

By Lee Pfeiffer

Molly Peters, who began her career as a nude "glamour girl" model before starting a short-lived film career, has passed away at age 78.  She had been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer according to her husband but it was a stroke to which she succumbed. Peters' voluptuous appearance made her one of the more popular of the provocative models who posed for men's magazines in the 1960s. She posed for England's legendary photographer of nudes, Harrison Marks. She landed the only memorable role of her career in the 1965 James Bond blockbuster "Thunderball". In the film, Bond (Sean Connery) was sent to the Shrublands health spa to recuperate from some wear-and-tear. Here he encounters nurse Pat (Peters), a sexy blonde who conveniently is assigned to look after Bond's needs. Within short order Bond has her naked in a steam room. In another scene, Bond »

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‘Claws’ Digs In With a Sneak Peek and 4 More Things to Watch on Thursday, May 25

25 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Thursday, May 25 What Happened Last Night?!

(So many questions. So. Many. Questions. See what else got raised last night in our TV picks for Wednesday.)

Claws

“Sneak Peek,” TNT – 9:00 p.m.

Synopsis: A series preview of “Claws,” a dark comedy centering on five hardworking yet treacherous manicurists at a Florida nail salon.

Why You Should Watch: Fair warning: there’s a good chance that this timeslot might get invaded by a Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Championship celebration. (LeBron James delivering a “I want Balboa”-style challenge to the Golden State Warriors might make for equally high drama.) But should audiences see a first glimpse at TNT’s new nail salon, we’re ready for the Niecy Nash-led roller-coaster to begin. »

- Steve Greene

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‘Claws’ Digs In With a Sneak Peek and 4 More Things to Watch on Thursday, May 25

25 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Thursday, May 25 What Happened Last Night?!

(So many questions. So. Many. Questions. See what else got raised last night in our TV picks for Wednesday.)

Claws

“Sneak Peek,” TNT – 9:00 p.m.

Synopsis: A series preview of “Claws,” a dark comedy centering on five hardworking yet treacherous manicurists at a Florida nail salon.

Why You Should Watch: Fair warning: there’s a good chance that this timeslot might get invaded by a Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Championship celebration. (LeBron James delivering a “I want Balboa”-style challenge to the Golden State Warriors might make for equally high drama.) But should audiences see a first glimpse at TNT’s new nail salon, we’re ready for the Niecy Nash-led roller-coaster to begin. »

- Steve Greene

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The Pros and Cons of Looking Back: Close-Up on John Carpenter’s "Christine" and "Starman"

14 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ChristineWas it too dark? Too bleak? Too gory? Did it have the misfortune of opening when American moviegoers were flocking to E.T.? Either way, when John Carpenter's The Thing landed in the summer of 1982, with an apocalyptic cliffhanger and the most surreally grotesque, tactile, gooey monster effects you never realized could be put on film, it fizzled. "It was hated," Carpenter later recalled at a screening in Los Angeles. "Hated by fans. I lost a job. People hated me. They thought I was this horrible, violent—" He trailed off and joked, "And I was." The audience laughed, because by now The Thing's exalted place in movie geek culture is secure: an exquisitely paranoid horror classic and arguably the crown »

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Why Sidney Poitier’s ‘Stir Crazy’ Is Still the Most Successful Movie Ever Made By a Black Director

12 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the history of black filmmaking, “Stir Crazy” is rarely cited as a groundbreaker or an enduring high point. However, Sidney Poitier’s 1980 comedy sold more tickets in North America than “The Fate of the Furious,” or any other film by a black director.

Poitier’s career has included multiple breakout moments. He was the first black lead acting Oscar winner with “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner;” he starred in two blockbuster films in 1967 with “To Sir With Love” (over $300 million, adjusted gross) and “In the Heat of the Night” ($177 million, adjusted gross). He was, more than even Denzel Washington or any other black actor-turned-director, an icon of cinema when he made “Stir Crazy.” And it was this film, more than any other, that found access to all domestic audiences.

That said, it’s a film that doesn’t have the resonance of other historical blockbusters like “Gone With the Wind, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Festival Feature: The Films of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

7 May 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The 16th Tribeca Film Festival wrapped last Sunday (April 30, 2017) and the award-winning films of the festival have been named. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com was there for the first week of Tribeca and files his personal best of the films he experienced.

This is Patrick switching to first person, and I was able to see 13 media and film works, and took a turn in the “Immersive” or Virtual Reality arcade (there will a separate article on that experience). I sampled TV, short films, documentaries and narrative films, and rank them from first preferred on down, but honestly I didn’t see anything that I didn’t like, which is a testament to the programmers of this iconic film festival.

The following are the prime 13, and an indication of when they are scheduled to release…

Flower

Flower,’ Directed by Max Winkler

Photo credit: Tribeca Film Festival

What seems like a “Juno” rip-off, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Quinn O’Hara Dies: ‘Ghost In The Invisible Bikini’ Actress Was 76

6 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Quinn O’Hara, an actress who had uncredited roles in a string of Jerry Lewis comedies but is best remembered by beach movie aficionados for her appearance in 1966’s The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, died in Los Angeles yesterday. She was 76. Her death was announced on Facebook by her friend and page administrator Joel B. Gibson. Though her Ghost bikini wasn’t invisible, it certainly was small, and shiny. With her long red hair cascading over her shoulder, O’Hara… »

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Quinn O’Hara Dies: ‘Ghost In The Invisible Bikini’ Actress Was 76

6 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Quinn O’Hara, an actress who had uncredited roles in a string of Jerry Lewis comedies but is best remembered by beach movie aficionados for her appearance in 1966’s The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, died in Los Angeles yesterday. She was 76. Her death was announced on Facebook by her friend and page administrator Joel B. Gibson. Though her Ghost bikini wasn’t invisible, it certainly was small, and shiny. With her long red hair cascading over her shoulder, O’Hara… »

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Quinn O’Hara, 'Ghost in the Invisible Bikini' Actress, Dies at 76

6 May 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Quinn O'Hara, the Scottish-born sex kitten who starred in the 1960s movies A Swingin' Summer and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, has died. She was 76.

O’Hara had "multiple medical issues" and died Friday at her home in Los Angeles, her friend, Joel B. Gibson, told The Hollywood Reporter.

An attractive redhead, O’Hara also portrayed Jack Lemmon's sexy secretary in Good Neighbor Sam (1964), and Jerry Lewis employed her in three of his films: The Errand Boy (1961), her big-screen debut; Who’s Minding the Store? (1963); and The Patsy (1964).

O’Hara was one »

- Mike Barnes

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Quinn O’Hara, 'Ghost in the Invisible Bikini' Actress, Dies at 76

6 May 2017 12:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Quinn O'Hara, the Scottish-born sex kitten who starred in the 1960s movies A Swingin' Summer and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, has died. She was 76.

O’Hara had "multiple medical issues" and died Friday at her home in Los Angeles, her friend, Joel B. Gibson, told The Hollywood Reporter.

An attractive redhead, O’Hara also portrayed Jack Lemmon's sexy secretary in Good Neighbor Sam (1964), and Jerry Lewis employed her in three of his films: The Errand Boy (1961), her big-screen debut; Who’s Minding the Store (1963); and The Patsy (1964).

O’Hara was one »

- Mike Barnes

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Receives France’s Highest Honor for his Environmental Work

28 April 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger was awarded one of France’s highest awards on Friday, the Legion d’Honneur.

The star received the honor in recognition of his efforts in environmental work and was presented the award by French President François Hollande. The ceremony took place at the Élysée Palace in Paris, where Schwarzenegger officially became a chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

“Thank you, President @fhollande, for making me a Commander of the order of the Legion of Honor for my environmental work,” Schwarzenegger posted on his Twitter account, along with a picture capturing the special moment.

Thank you, President @fhollande, for »

- Brianne Tracy

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NYC Weekend Watch: John Ford, Jean-Pierre Melville, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Coppola & More

28 April 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Five of John Ford’s best pictures play in a special edition of “Welcome to Metrograph.”

Filmmaker Tanya Hamilton will present her feature Night Catches Us on Sunday.

Quad Cinema

The series “Four Play” and “Further Research” offer films by Coppola, Kubrick, Mel Brooks and more.

The Lina Wertmüller series continues.

Film Forum

A Jean-Pierre Melville series is underway. »

- Nick Newman

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