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Little Shop Of Horrors (1986) Director’s Cut Coming to Theaters This Halloween from Fathom Events & Warner Bros.

  • DailyDead
The carnivorous plant known as Audrey II returns to cinemas this Halloween season thanks to Fathom Events and Warner Bros., who are teaming up to bring Little Shop of Horrors (1986) to the big screen with its original ending on October 29th and Halloween night:

Press Release: For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sunday,
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He’s Mean and Green! Little Shop Of Horrors Returns to the Big Screen October 29th and 31st

” I’m just a mean green mother from outer space and I’m bad!”

Special Cinema Event to Feature an Exclusive Interview with Director Frank Oz, Plus the Film’s Original Ending, Never Before Seen in Theaters

For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sunday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 31, at 2:00 p.
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Little Shop of Horrors Returns to Theaters for Halloween with Original Ending

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Little Shop of Horrors Returns to Theaters for Halloween with Original Ending
He's just a mean green mutha from outer space and he's Back! Audrey II is rampaging back to movie theaters around the country just in time for Halloween. Director Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors, with a screenplay and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, returns to theaters across the country with its original ending intact for a two-day special cinema event from Fathom Events on Sunday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 31.

Plus, an all-new interview with Frank Oz will play before each screening, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day. Tickets are available Now at Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. So, lift up your head, wash off your mascara, because fans of musicals, horror, comedy, Broadway, visual effects and puppetry (so, pretty much everyone!) won't want to miss this: It's the first time the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors
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Decoy aka Policewoman Decoy

Unsung actress Beverly Garland becomes TV’s first lady cop, in what’s claimed to be the first TV show filmed on the streets of New York City. This one-season wonder from 1957 has vintage locations, fairly tough-minded storylines and solid performances, from Bev and a vast gallery of stage and TV actors on the way up.

Decoy

(Policewoman Decoy)

TV Series

DVD

Film Chest Media

1957-’58 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame (TV) / 39 x 30 min. / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 19.98

Starring: Beverly Garland

Art Direction (some episodes): Mel Bourne

Original Music: Wladimir Selinsky

Written by Lillian Andrews, Nicholas E. Baehr, Cy Chermak, Jerome Coopersmith, Don Ettlinger, Frances Frankel, Steven Gardner, Abram S. Ginnes, Mel Goldberg, Saul Levitt, Leon Tokatyan

Produced by Arthur H. Singer, David Alexander, Stuart Rosenberg, Everett Rosenthal

Directed by Teddy Sills, Stuart Rosenberg, David Alexander, Michael Gordon, Don Medford, Arthur H. Singer, Marc Daniels

How did I experience
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The House on 92nd Street

Just what is the dreaded ‘Process 97’? Henry Hathaway’s docu-drama combined newsreel ‘reality’ with a true espionage story from the files of the F.B.I., creating a thriller about spies and atom secrets that dazzled the film-going public. But how much of it was true, and how much invented?

The House on 92nd Street

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1945 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 88 min. / Street Date November 15, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair, William Post Jr., Harry Bellaver, Bruno Wick, Harro Meller, Charles Wagenheim, Alfred Linder, Renee Carson, Paul Ford, Vincent Gardenia, Reed Hadley, E.G. Marshall, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel.

Cinematography Norbert Brodine

Film Editor Harmon Jones

Original Music David Buttolph

Written by Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr.

Produced by Louis De Rochemont

Directed by Henry Hathaway

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I can’t believe
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Little Shop Of Horrors is getting a movie remake next

Mike Cecchini Dec 8, 2016

The Flash and Arrow executive producer is to direct a big screen remake of Little Shop Of Horrors...

Greg Berlanti is determined to remain the busiest man in Hollywood, it seems. Aside from serving as executive producer on all four of the CW superhero shows, he's also about to debut Riverdale on TV in January, and there's still Blindspot on NBC. Berlanti has been flirting with the big screen lately, notably with plans to direct a Booster Gold movie for Warner Bros. So what's one more project, right?

In this case, that project would be a remake of Little Shop Of Horrors. Now, depending on your age or your taste, Little Shop Of Horrors can mean a few things. It's either the low-budget (even by his standards) Roger Corman flick from 1960 (notable, in part, for a very young Jack Nicholson as a masochistic dental patient) about a
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‘Home Movies’: Brian De Palma’s Personal Family Crises Played for Laughs

Leave it to Brian De Palma to turn one of the most traumatic events of his adolescence into a film school homework assignment.

Arguably the most personal entry in De Palma’s filmography, Home Movies began as a class project while he was teaching film production at his alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College. Fresh off the supernatural successes of Carrie and The Fury, he tasked his students with the challenge of creating a low-budget film using highly personal stories from his own teenage years. As De Palma bluntly states in the documentary De Palma, “99% of film students are going nowhere” after graduation. At least these students would get hands-on training and earn a feature film credit. More importantly, De Palma would get the opportunity to revisit his early days of guerilla filmmaking and indulge some of his usual obsessions (erotic surveillance, films within films) while poking fun at some of
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Class of 1986: Somewhere That’s Green: Why Little Shop Of Horrors is Still One of the Greatest Movie Musicals Ever Made

I fell in love with Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors before I even saw a single frame of the film in December 1986. My mom’s boyfriend at the time worked for the Warner Bros. distribution center in Illinois, and sometime in the fall, he brought home an advanced copy of the soundtrack to Oz’s adaptation of the popular off-Broadway show, which of course was originally based on Roger Corman’s 1960 horror movie that featured performances from the likes of Dick Miller and Jack Nicholson.

And as I spent countless hours laying on my bedroom floor, humming along to the different songs (and singing the swear words whenever I thought I could get away with it), Little Shop of Horrors transported me to a place where underdogs could overcome the odds, alien plants could sing and craved human blood, and Steve Martin was a demented motorcycle-riding dentist addicted
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Revisiting New York romantic comedies of the 1980s

Aliya Whiteley Jan 10, 2017

Sigourney Weaver, Cher, Harrison Ford and more join our celebration of the New York romantic comedy...

New York has been celebrated so many times in movies. In the 1980s alone we had kids dancing on yellow taxis in Fame, the public library being haunted in Ghostbusters, and the ongoing visions of Scorsese and Allen, to name only a fraction of offerings. But I think that the romantic comedies that set their stories in the Big Apple during the 80s created a real and lasting charm about the city that can still be felt today.

Here's a look at three of those romantic comedies that highlighted different aspects of life in New York. When you watch them, nearly 40 years on, it's easy to feel a nostalgia for it all: the big hairdoes of the feisty heroines; the shoulder pads of the heroes; the Manhattan skyline with the World
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Best Baseball Movies

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the
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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler" March 16, L.A.

  • CinemaRetro
The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars,
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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler" March 16, L.A.

  • CinemaRetro
The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars,
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

  • CinemaRetro
The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars,
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

  • CinemaRetro
The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars,
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

  • CinemaRetro
The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars,
See full article at CinemaRetro »

StreamFix: 10 great movies on Netflix that I'm sick of hearing you talk about

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StreamFix: 10 great movies on Netflix that I'm sick of hearing you talk about
"Annie Hall" "Annie Hall" is a definitive comic gem from 1977, a watershed romantic comedy that gave great roles to Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, and even Paul Simon. And you better not bring it up around me, because I will be livid. Can't you talk about "Manhattan Murder Mystery" or something? You realize Anjelica Huston plays a poker expert in that, right? "Harold and Maude" Damn, I love Ruth Gordon. One of the top five Oscar speeches of all time, for sure. Bud Cort? What a wonderful performance he gives. What a strange, enigmatic, weird, funnyish movie. Sigh. Too bad if you bring it up one more time like it makes you a sensitive, deep man who can appreciate peculiar whimsicality, I'm going to tie up and torture your improv instructor.  "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Unless you're voicing a conspiracy theory that Harper Lee wrote all of Truman Capote's best work,
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Carl Reiner, Paul Sorvino And George Segal At "Where's Poppa?" Anniversary Screening, L.A., May 5

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Updated: Paul Sorvino Now Scheduled To Attend.

By Todd Garbarini

By Todd Garbarini

Carl Reiner’s 1970 film Where’s Poppa?, which stars George Segal, Ruth Gordan, Ron Leibman, Trish Van Devere, Bernard Hughes, Vincent Gardenia, and Paul Sorvino, celebrates it’s 45th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 82-minute comedy on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Director Reiner and stars Segal and Sorvino are scheduled to both be on hand for the screening.

The film is also notable for being Paul Sorvino’s film debut. He has gone on to have a career that has spanned over four decades.

From the press release:

When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser (Segal) meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother (Ruth Gordon), even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her.
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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district,
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Movie Review – Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Little Shop of Horrors, 1986.

Directed by Frank Oz.

Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia and Steve Martin.

Synopsis:

A little shop becomes exceptionally successful after flower shop assistant Seymour finds an alien plant. But the cost of fame, fortune and love may be a little too high…

In an era whereby Avenue Q and Book of Mormon dominate the musicals on the West End, we mustn’t forget the imaginative and darkly joyous cult favourite Little Shop of Horrors. In fact, Little Shop of Horrors boasts the master duo of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman penning the lyric and music respectively. These are the force that pulled Disney from the dumps and to the heights of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast only a few years later. Little Shop of Horrors is a feast to devour, and you’d be foolish not to give it a taste.
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The Forgotten: Francesco Rosi's "Lucky Luciano" (1973)

  • MUBI
The late Francesco Rosi's answer to The Godfather is an authentic, didactic and pugnacious odyssey through post-war Italian and American politics and gangsterism. It avoids any sense of an epic family saga and instead evinces the filmmaker's life-long interest in social systems, in this case the way organized crime and government walk hand in hand. While Coppola's saga focused on family dynamics, leaving the critique of capitalism to be inferred by the viewer, in Lucky Luciano (1973) the sights are set squarely on the mechanisms of power in the western world.

Gian Maria Volonte is very impressive indeed in this, suggesting the creep of old age with little more than some grey hair and a stooping posture, and being utterly convincing at every stage. He seems without vanity and with no need to be loved by the audience, so he embraces the vileness of the character (as in the masterful
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