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102-Year-Old Actor Who Watched Babe Ruth Play Finally Returns to World Series — 91 Years Later

102-Year-Old Actor Who Watched Babe Ruth Play Finally Returns to World Series — 91 Years Later
Norman Lloyd watched Babe Ruth rip his pants at Yankee Stadium during the 1926 World Series. And this week, he finally got another chance to attend the Fall Classic — more than 90 years later.

“It is wonderful to be at a World Series again,” Lloyd told the Los Angeles Times. “Baseball has always remained a passion for me, and I followed it religiously.”

Lloyd, who turns 103 in November, first attended the World Series when he was just 12 years old, and watched the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Yankees in Game 1, according to the publication.

“The Yankees had — now it’s like
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Movie Poster of the Week: “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”

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Desperate times call for desperate movies, and there are few movies that express genuine desperation better than Sydney Pollack’s 1969 dance-marathon melodrama They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Released for the first time on Blu-ray last week, Horses was a film that made a big impression on me as a teenager. Partly it was that ominous title (which I first heard when Welsh rock band Racing Cars had a 1977 top 20 hit with a song with the same name) and partly it was the indelible concept: in Depression-era America crowds paid to watch couples dance for days on end in the hope of winning a cash prize for the last man and woman standing (a concept fascinatingly re-worked in the 1997 documentary Hands on a Hard Body). Nominated for nine Oscars (it holds the record for the film with the most nominations without a Best Picture nod), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
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Springtime in L.A.: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Springtime in L.A.: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
Opening in Beverly Hills on April 26 and continuing to May 3, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will showcase contemporary and classic films highlighting the best in Jewish Cinema.Of the 27 films showing, 14 are Los Angeles premieres. One World Premiere, one North American Premiere and one U.S. Premiere make for some great discoveries.

An opportunity for film lovers to celebrate the rich tapestry of Jewish history, Jewish heritage and Jewish characters, the Opening Night Red Carpet Reception at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills evening will honor one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved figures, Ed Asner, with the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary “My Friend Ed”, directed by Sharon Baker and executive produced by Liza Asner.

For his distinguished body of work as an actor, and for his relentless commitment to activism and to preserving Jewish life.

Ed Asner

You know him best as Lou Grant,
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Vertigo Screens at The Hi-Pointe Saturday Morning – Here are Alfred Hitchcock’s Ten Best Movies

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo screens at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, March 11th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. The film will be introduced by Harry Hamm, movie reviewer for Kmox. Admission is only $5

This gives us a perfect excuse to re-run this top ten list so here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are Alfred Hitchcock’s ten best films:

Frenzy

Frenzy, Hitchcock’s next to last feature film from 1972, represented a homecoming of sorts since it was the first film completely shot in his native England since his silents and early ” talkies ” in the 1930’s. By dipping into the then somewhat new territory of serial killers, he took full advantage of the new cinema freedoms and truly earned his ‘ R ‘ MPAA rating.
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A Walk in the Sun

Lewis Milestone’s poetic character study of an infantry landing in Italy gives us a full dozen non-cliché portraits of men in war, featuring a dramatic dream team of interesting character actors. Dana Andrews was the only big star in the cast, joined by hopefuls Richard Conte, Lloyd Bridges and John Ireland; the standout crew includes Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd, Steve Brodie and Huntz Hall.

A Walk in the Sun

DVD

The Sprocket Vault / Kit Parker Films

1945 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 117 min. / Restored Collector’s Edition / Street Date ?, 2017 / available through The Sprocket Vault / 14.99

Starring: Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd Dana Andrews, Herbert Rudley, Richard Benedict, Huntz Hall, James Cardwell, Steve Brodie, Matt Willis, Chris Drake, John Kellogg, Robert Horton, Burgess Meredith.

Cinematography: Russell Harlan

Film Editor: Duncan Mansfield

Original Music: Fredric Efrem Rich; ‘The Ballads’ sung by : Kenneth Spencer

Written by: Robert
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It Came From The Tube: The Dark Secret Of Harvest Home (1978)

I don’t like rituals, period. Whether straitlaced (Christian) or darkly purposed (Satanic), I just find them creepy…and off. So while I won’t stand on ceremony, I will watch, with fascination, films that trot out such pageantry. One of my favorites is a two part TV mini-series, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978). Oh, and its horror, but I’m sure you already guessed that.

Originally airing on NBC Monday, January 23rd (in the NBC Monday Night at the Movies slot) and Tuesday the 24th, 1978, Dark Secret was up against the CBS juggernaut of M*A*S*H/One Day at a Time/Lou Grant. But while many were watching Hawkeye, Schneider, et al crack wise, something insidious was brewing over at The Peacock.

Pull out your yellowed copy of TV Guide and let’s have a look shall we?

The Dark Secret Of Harvest Home (Monday-Tuesday, 9pm,
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Gene Wilder: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About His Early Career

Gene Wilder: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About His Early Career
Before he achieved movie superstardom in the 1970s, Gene Wilder did Brecht on Broadway, Shaw in Louisville, and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with Kirk Douglas on the Great White Way.

Wilder, who died Aug. 28 at the age of 83, also once pocketed $7,000 in an arbitration case waged by the Writers Guild of America West because of four little words: “A Mel Brooks Film.” Here are 12 intriguing facts from Wilder’s early career, as documented in the pages of Variety.

Wilder’s first mention in Variety came in the March 7, 1961, edition, in a review of an Off Broadway play directed by Mark Rydell. “Roots” was described as a “seamy” English family drama with not much going for it, per our critic. But Wilder was “well-cast as the thick-skinned son.” 1963 was a busy year for Wilder. In March he co-starred with Anne Bancroft in a Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht
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Howard Hughes Reviews "Cattle Drive", "Calamity Jane & Sam Bass" And "Black Horse Canyon" UK DVD Releases From Simply Media

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Unbridled Passion by Howard Hughes

Following the release in March of ‘A Man Called Gannon’ (1968), Simply Media in the UK continue to release more Universal-International westerns, this time of 1940s and ‘50s vintage. The new releases, out on 18 April, are ‘Calamity Jane & Sam Bass’ (1949), ‘Cattle Drive’ (1951) and ‘Black Horse Canyon’ (1954). This trio of films are literally ‘Horse Operas’, with the accent on thoroughbred steeds and their importance and role in the working west. Be they cattle drovers, stock breeders or outlaws, where would any of them be without the horse? The answer, of course, is walking.

I’ll review the DVDs in the order I watched them. First up is ‘Cattle Drive’, a 1951 western directed by Kurt Neumann. Chester Graham Jnr (Dean Stockwell), the spoilt, arrogant son of railroad magnet Chester Graham Snr (Leon Ames), is accidentally left behind when the train he is travelling on makes a water stop.
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Actor Burt Reynolds Added To 2016 TCM Film Festival Lineup

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival at Tcl Chinese Theatre on Apr 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today that renowned actor Burt Reynolds is set to attend the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood April 28 – May 1, to participate in a sit-down interview about his life and career. In addition to the interview, Reynolds will be on-hand to introduce a screening of The Longest Yard (1974), for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actor. The interview will be taped Saturday, April 30 in front of a live audience of festival pass holders at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre.

“For more than five decades, Burt Reynolds has been both a superstar and a force to be reckoned with on screens around the globe, having ranked among the top ten box office attractions in the world on 13 different occasions,” said TCM host Robert Osborne. “He is one of the
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The Southerner

Looking to discover a top-quality film that honors lasting values? Jean Renoir gives Zachary Scott and Betty Field as Texas sharecroppers trying to survive a rough first year. It's beautifully written by Hugo Butler, with given realistic, earthy touches not found in Hollywood pix. And the transfer is a new UCLA restoration. With two impressive short subjects in equal good quality. The Southerner Blu-ray Kino Classics 1945 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 92 min. / Street Date February 9, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Betty Field, Beulah Bondi, Carol Naish, Norman Lloyd, Zachary Scott, Percy Kilbride, Charles Kemper, Blanche Yurka, Estelle Taylor, Paul Harvey, Noreen Nash, Nestor Paiva, Almira Sessions. Cinematography Lucien Andriot Film Editor Gregg C. Tallas Production Designer Eugène Lourié Assistant Director Robert Aldrich Original Music Werner Janssen Written by Hugo Butler, Jean Renoir from a novel by George Sessions Perry Produced by Robert Hakim, David L. Loew Directed by Jean Renoir
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The Beginning or the End

Stop! Don't touch that dial... if you like your atom-age propaganda straight up, MGM has the movie for you, an expensive 1946 docu-drama that became 'the official story' for the making of the bomb. The huge cast includes Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Audrey Totter, Hume Cronyn, Hurd Hatfield, and Joseph Calleia. How trustworthy is the movie? It begins by showing footage of a time capsule being buried -- that supposedly contains the film we are watching. Think about that. Mom, Apple Pie, the Flag and God are enlisted to argume that we should stop worrying and love the fact that bombs are just peachy-keen dandy. The Beginning or the End DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1947 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 112 min. / Street Date September 22, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler, Audrey Totter, Hume Cronyn, Hurd Hatfield, Joseph Calleia, Godfrey Tearle, Victor Francen,
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Giveaway: Win a 'Trainwreck' Blu-ray Party Pack

After making a name for herself on the small screen with her hit Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, the comedian makes her big screen debut by writing and starring in Universal's Trainwreck. If you missed it in theaters this summer, you can check out this comedy on Blu-ray and DVD starting today from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. We have a giveaway lined up where our readers can not only win a copy of the Blu-ray, but a prize pack that will ensure the perfect Trainwreck viewing party.

Three-time Emmy nominee Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) stars as a commitment-phobic journalist in Trainwreck, which is currently available Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Schumer takes her undeniable talents to the big screen tossing aside rom-com conventions with a timely and outrageously funny portrait of an unapologetically independent career woman whose hard-partying
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Blu-ray Giveaway: ‘Trainwreck’

Universal Home Entertainment is releasing “Trainwreck,” starring Amy Schumer in a major role.

Schumer stars as a commitment-phobic journalist, who has a hard-partying personal life until it was all turned upside down when she meets Mr. Might-Be-Right. Since she was a little girl, Amy had been taught that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an inhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor—Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.

The film also stars Bill Hader, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer and John Cena.

Here are some features on the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD:

Blu-raytm And DVD Bonus Features

· Unrated
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Giveaway – Win A Copy Of Trainwreck

Three-time Emmy® nominee Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”) stars as a commitment-phobic journalist in Trainwreck, the film Fandango calls “the funniest movie of the year,” is coming to Digital HD October 20, 2015, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on November 10, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Schumer takes her undeniable talents to the big screen tossing aside rom-com conventions with a timely and outrageously funny portrait of an unapologetically independent career woman whose hard-partying personal life is turned upside down when she meets Mr. Might-Be-Right. Directed and produced by comedy guru Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, “Girls”), Trainwreck Unrated arrives on Blu-ray™ & DVD with even more hysterical moments, including deleted scenes, gag reel, line-o-rama & more!

Since she was a little girl, Amy (Amy Schumer) has been taught that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment.
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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: November 9-15

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only

"Shaun the Sheep"

It's time to join the flock! The geniuses behind "Wallace & Gromit" and "Chicken Run" are back with the warm, funny "Shaun the Sheep" movie, which is out on Digital HD November 10 and Blu-ray/DVD on November 24. Shaun's adventure in the big city was adored by critics, who gave it a 99 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases all come with multiple special features, including a "Making the Shaun Movie" featurette, "Meet the Characters," "Join Shaun Behind the Scenes," "Meet the Crew," and a parody poster gallery.

Here's an exclusive clip behind-the-scenes, showing how they made the models:

"American Ultra"

This fast-paced stoner spy comedy -- starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart,
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Yes, You Can Turn 100 in Hollywood and Still Work

Yes, You Can Turn 100 in Hollywood and Still Work
A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Meet Hollywood's 100-and-over set: they're legends, they're healthy and they're still working. In late July, 100-year-old Norman Lloyd and 102-year-old Connie Sawyer paid a visit to the Park La Brea apartment of Patricia Morison, 100, each arriving solo in an Uber and making a point of complimenting their driver’s abilities. Lloyd worked in films directed Hitchcock (1942’s Saboteur and 1945’s Spellbound), Chaplin (1952’s Limelight) and Scorsese (1991’s The Age

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LeBron James, dirty jokes, & Amy Schumer's genius: The 'Trainwreck' spoiler review

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LeBron James, dirty jokes, & Amy Schumer's genius: The 'Trainwreck' spoiler review
We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it. Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check... Amy Schumer is on an incredible roll right now. She just finished perhaps the strongest season to date of "Inside Amy Schumer" — and the "12 Angry Men" spoof is an early contender for 2015's best episode of television — and "Trainwreck" is a terrific movie introduction for her as both actress and writer.
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Trainwreck – The Review

Trainwreck is smart and funny and its female-centric theme will appeal to many women. I just hope they have the patience to trudge through the slow spots in the story which director Judd Apatow should have trimmed down to a more brisk running time. Amy Schumer wrote Trainwreck and stars as single New Yorker Amy, a feature writer at S’Nuff, a jerky magazine that runs articles such as “You’re Not Gay, She’s Boring” and “You Call These Tits?”. Amy is a Good Time Gal who smokes pot, drinks too much, and sleeps with more than her share of men. Sometimes she avoids the walk of shame, but other times wakes up wondering whose bed she’s landed in (“I hope this isn’t a dorm room” she mumbles after spotting a Scarface poster on the wall of her latest drunken conquest). Though she sorta has a boyfriend
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Amy Schumer Parties with Chewbacca and R2D2 in Wild 'Star Wars' Photos

Amy Schumer Parties with Chewbacca and R2D2 in Wild 'Star Wars' Photos
Are you ready to see Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3Po like you've never seen them before? In honor of this weekend's comedy Trainwreck, comedian and star Amy Schumer participated in a wild and raunchy photo shoot for GQ magazine that has her frolicking with some of the galaxy's best known droids and Imperial soldiers. Warning, some of these photos verge on being R-Rated!

The GQ cover finds Amy Schumer checking C-3Po's oil the old fashioned way, and it's sure to grab any fanboy's attention. This foreplay obviously leads to a much wilder romp, and we're offered a look at the aftermath as Amy Schumer enjoys a smoke following her three-way with the Golden droid and his counterpart, R2-D2. The comedian even finds a way to sexualize the once androgynous mech droid. She then dresses up like Princess Leia to catch a limousine ride with Chewbacca and Jedi Master Yoda.
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Amy Schumer Is A Wild Child In New Trainwreck Trailer

Three seasons of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer have shown us that Amy Schumer is no one-hit-wonder. With her hilarious sketches and irrepressibly edgy style of humor, she’s cemented her grip on the small screen – and now, this summer, she’ll bring her shtick to theaters with the hilarious-looking Trainwreck.

A new trailer for the Judd Apatow-directed comedy has hit the web today and it’s as gut-bustingly funny as you’d expect. Schumer is a rare comedian in that she’s demonstrably fearless in her tackling of modern romance, sexuality, body image, societal double standards and systematically imposed misogyny. Unafraid to take on big targets (and simultaneously skewer herself), she has proven herself to be one of the most unrepentantly honest voices in comedy today. From the looks of Trainwreck, for which Schumer also wrote the script, it doesn’t appear that a shred of that
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