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Double Dose Of Doris Day In L.A.

25 August 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The NoHo 7, the Playhouse 7, and the Royal in Los Angeles will all be showing a double feature of two of Doris Day’s best-known films on Monday, August 29, 2016.  At 7:00 pm The Man Who Knew Too Much, the classic 1956 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, will be screened as part of its 60th anniversary. At 4:30 pm and again at 9:30 pm, 1961’s Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, will be screened as part of its 55th anniversary.

From the press release:

Doris Day Double Feature

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit:

Click here to buy tickets to the 4:30Pm Lover Come Back (includes admission to the 7Pm The Man Who Knew Too Much).

Click here to buy tickets to the 7Pm The Man Who Knew Too Much (includes admission to the 9:30Pm Lover Come Back).

Laemmle’s Anniversary Classics presents a tribute to Doris Day, »

- (Cinema Retro)

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Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Why ‘Ben-Hur’ Is Biggest Flop Among Wimpy Openers

22 August 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The studios often save the dog days of August for their weakest performers and sure enough, this weekend proved the rule. (In the past,  “The Butler” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Straight Outta Compton” did strong business in August.) Yes, “Suicide Squad” grossed over $20 million, as it became the first non-animated film to have a three-peat at number one since “Dead Pool.” But three weak new releases— “Ben-Hur” (Paramount), “War Dogs” (Warner Bros.) and “Kubo and the Two Strings” (Focus) —opened to less than $15-million.

Making it even more challenging for this trio of weak domestic performers to make their money back: None are scheduled to open in China, which is increasingly the second and sometimes biggest single territory for theatrical grosses. That’s a big deal in a studio world increasingly shifting its focus on a sure thing.

The Top Ten

1. Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) Week 3 – Last weekend »

- Tom Brueggemann

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Making-Of Documentary: How the ‘Replacement Players’ Made an Enduring Classic

21 August 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Silence of the Lambs” belongs to an exclusive club: Jonathan Demme’s 1991 thriller is one of only three films to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, the other two being “It Happened One Night” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” For today’s look back into the Indiewire Vault, avail yourself of “Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs.”

Read More: ‘Night of the Living Dead’: George A. Romero Discusses His Zombie Masterpiece, Asserts Once and for All That ‘Zombies Cannot Run’

The making-of documentary, which premiered on Biography Channel in 2010, tells “the story of a how a group of replacement players came together to turn the horror genre on its ear by transforming a mass-market thriller into a film classic for the ages.” That “replacement players” designation comes from the fact that none of the key players were originally intended »

- Michael Nordine

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'Vacation' and 'Thelma and Louise' Voted the Best Road Trip Movies of All Time

23 May 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

While summer is already in full force for Hollywood, the upcoming three-day weekend officially kicks off the season for most Americans. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, millions of people will be taking some sort of vacation, many of them in the form of a road trip. And of those making the drive, tons are taking cues from their favorite movies. Fandango recently polled more than 1,000 film fans to name the movie that "inspired them to head out on the highway," and while the top pick is an expected one -- National Lampoon's Vacation -- the rest of the list of 50 titles does include some surprises. Such as the runner-up placement of the much more serious Thelma & Louise.  The picks go back as far as 1934's It Happened One Night and...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Book Review: “TCM Presents The Essentials—52 Must-see Movies And Why They Matter” (2016; by Jeremy Arnold; Foreword by Robert Osborne) (Running Press)

16 May 2016 3:10 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Essentials”—A Good Starting Point

By Raymond Benson

Any book that claims to be a collection of the “best” of something—whether it is a listing of movies, music, art, and so forth—has to be taken with a grain of salt. These kinds of things are entirely subjective; although in this case, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) does have a kind of clout and expertise in the matter.

That said, we have this beautifully-designed and illustrated coffee-table trade paperback that contains not 1000, not 100, not 50... but 52 “essential must-see movies.” TCM’s spokesperson, Robert Osborne, explains the criteria in his Foreword—“The Essentials” is a weekly Saturday night event on the television network in which a guest host (the likes of Rob Reiner, Sydney Pollack, Peter Bogdanovich, Drew Barrymore, and more) introduce a picture he or she believes is an Essential. The book is a collection of some of these Essentials, »

- (Cinema Retro)

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‘It Happened One Night’ Blu-Ray Review

11 May 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici | Screenplay by Robert Riskin | Directed by Frank Capra

Spoiled but spirited socialite Ellie (Claudette Colbert) flees her privileged life commandeered by her overbearing father and ends up sharing a bus ride across America with cynical, hard-drinking newspaperman Peter (Clark Gable). If you think you know how that story ends you’re probably right, but audiences in 1934 wouldn’t have seen the inevitable romantic and comedic scenes coming; we may be used to the road-trip, odd-couple romance by now (it’s practically a subgenre all by itself), but It Happened One Night was the first of its kind.

Following a row aboard her father’s boat, Ellie dives into the harbour and enlists the help of an older woman so that she can buy a Greyhound bus ticket cross-country to Miami. The motivation behind »

- Mark Allen

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2016 TCM Film Festival – Field Of Dreams And One Flew Over The Cuckoo’S Nest

3 May 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

This past weekend, Hollywood celebrated the 7th annual Turner Classic Movie Film Festival, and this year’s slate of films did not disappoint.

Shown over 4 days and in multiple theaters along Hollywood Boulevard, the festival continues to draw bigger and bigger crowds each year.

This year’s festival treated classic film fans to over 70 movies and special guests, including Angela Lansbury, Faye Dunaway, Rita Moreno, Francis Ford Coppola, and Carl Reiner – just to name a few.

With so many films showing, its hard to choose what to see, but Wamg attended a few of the classics, along with some special presentations.

Field Of Dreams (1989)

The story goes that while Kevin Costner was filming Bull Durham (1988) he came across the script for Field of Dreams. Producers weren’t holding out for him because they assumed he wouldn’t want to do 2 “baseball movies” in a row. And thank god they were wrong. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Watch: Restore your love in movies, here’s short film ‘100 Years/100 Shots’

22 April 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Filmmaker and self-pronounced cinephile Jacob T. Swinney has a new video essay called 100 Years/100 Shots. The title’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s about the history of Tequila in the 21st century.

Swinney has chosen his most memorable shot from each year in the last 100 and placed them next to each other in chronological sequence. Not only does it fascinatingly chart the evolution of the medium, it also reaffirms why we devote so much of our spare time to the movies. See beneath the video embed below for the full list (in order) used.

100 Years/100 Shots from Jacob T. Swinney on Vimeo.

Birth of a Nation


The Immigrant

A Dog’s Life

Broken Blossoms

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Kid


Safety Last

Sherlock Junior

Battleship Potemkin

The General


The Passion of Joan of Arc

Un Chien Andalou

All Quiet on the Western Front



King Kong »

- Oli Davis

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Criterion Review: It Happened One Night

19 April 2016 1:06 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ Up there with It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra's It Happened One Night is one of the preeminent director's most beloved and finest works. It's also anomalous - the film is romantic of course, but there's little of the director's famous sentimentality and certainly none of the soapbox speechifying that typifies so many of his other films. Instead, It Happened One Night is a snappy, warm and consistently funny romantic screwball comedy that still feels as fresh as it did in 1934.


- CineVue UK

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Blu-ray Review – It Happened One Night (1934)

18 April 2016 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It Happened One Night, 1934.

Directed by Frank Capra.

Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Kerns and Jameson Thomas.


Ellen ‘Ellie’ Andrews, a spoiled heiress, runs away to elope with her handsome pilot fiancee. Along the way, she meets down on his luck reporter Peter Warne, and realises maybe her future isn’t what she expected at all…

A picture perhaps these days lost underneath the more famed ‘screwball comedies’ of the Golden Age of Hollywood, It Happened One Night nonetheless may be the very first example of that formative genre within early Hollywood. It sits among cinematic legend for more than one reason – its position on the cusp of enforcement of the infamous ‘Hays Code’ which imposed a moral stricture on Hollywood for decades, akin to photographic prohibition almost; and it’s place as the very first movie to win in all five major categories at the »

- Tony Black

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Win 6 titles from The Criterion Collection on Blu-ray

11 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Criterion Collection’s first 6 titles on 18th April, we’ve been given 1 set of the movies to give away! The Collection includes Grey Gardens, Macbeth, It Happened One Night, Speedy, Tootsie and Only Angels Have Wings. Celebrating the defining moments of world cinema, The Criterion Collection presents each film

The post Win 6 titles from The Criterion Collection on Blu-ray appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Criterion Expands to U.K., ‘La La Land’ Delayed, Sony Classics Talk, Spirituality of ‘Knight of Cups,’ and More

7 March 2016 2:43 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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The Criterion Collection will launch in the U.K., Variety reports:

Sphe will bring selected titles from Criterion’s extensive catalog and future new release slate to the U.K. for the first time. The first wave of films, featuring all the supplements from the U.S. editions along with their exclusive artwork and packaging, are “Grey Gardens,” “It Happened One Night,” Roman Polanski’s “Macbeth,” “Only Angels Have Wings,” “Speedy” and “Tootsie.”

Watch Bradford Young discuss shooting Denis Villeneuve‘s Story of Your Life:

David Bordwell looks at Tony Rayns‘ new book on In the Mood For Love:

In fewer than a hundred pages, many of »

- TFS Staff

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Sony inks Criterion deal for UK

7 March 2016 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The first wave of Criterion Collection titles to be launched in the UK includes Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie and the Maysles brother’s Grey Gardens [pictured].

Sony Home Entertainment has struck a deal with The Criterion Collection to relase a range of Criterion features in the UK.

The first selection of titles, which will be available in April, are: Grey Gardens, It Happened One Night, Macbeth, Only Angels Have Wings, Speedy and Tootsie.

Previously, Criterion Collection releases, which are known for their remastered picture and sound quality, were only available in the Us and Canada on the Region A format.

Criterion Collection CEO Jonathan Turell said: “Starting with these six great titles, we are happy to be able to bring selections from Criterion to our very devoted audience in the UK. We are thrilled to build upon our strong relationship with Sony and look forward to expanding the Criterion audience.”

Additional titles are expected to be released under the »

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Criterion Collection to Launch in U.K. Following Sony Pact

7 March 2016 4:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Classic movie label the Criterion Collection is to launch on Blu-ray in the U.K. on April 18 following a multi-year home entertainment distribution pact with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Until now Criterion has only been available in the U.S. and Canada.

Sphe will bring selected titles from Criterion’s extensive catalog and future new release slate to the U.K. for the first time. The first wave of films, featuring all the supplements from the U.S. editions along with their exclusive artwork and packaging, are “Grey Gardens,” “It Happened One Night,” Roman Polanski’s “Macbeth,” “Only Angels Have Wings,” “Speedy” and “Tootsie.”

Criterion Collection chief executive officer Jonathan Turell said: “We are excited to launch the Criterion Collection in the U.K. Starting with these six great titles, we are happy to be able to bring selections from Criterion to our very devoted audience in the U. »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Criterion Collection is Expanding to the UK on April 18th

4 March 2016 11:54 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Last month, various home media forums began passing around rumors that the Criterion Collection would expand to the United Kingdom in 2016. Several films which are part of the Criterion Collection were being submitted to the British Board of Film Classification.

Back in September, Jonathan Turell guested on the CrowdSource Studios podcast “The Gloves are Off”, in which he mentioned that the Criterion Collection was interested in expanding to new regions.

We discussed this idea back in The Newsstand episode 53 last month. You can find the Criterion UK thread on the Criterion Forum here.

Earlier today, Sight & Sound magazine released the digital version of their latest issue for April 2016, and in it they confirm the news that the Criterion Collection will begin releasing discs in the UK on April 18th:

The Us home cinema label that set the bar for high-quality, extras-laden DVD and Blu-ray packages is launching in the UK on 18 April, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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It’s official, the best Oscar year ever is… – watch Jump Cut #4

28 February 2016 3:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week’s Jump Cut is all about determining the best year ever in cinema.

“But how can you figure that out?!” you shout at whatever device you’re reading this on. “Film is too subjective an art form for you to make overarching statements like that!”

That’s a very good point, but you’re overlooking two things: 1) the Oscar best picture nominations, and 2) film ratings on the Internet Movie Database. Both obviously have degrees of subjectivity, but that’s levelled off somewhat with each institution’s sheer number of voters or raters.

So, to work out what year was the best ever for cinema, we’ve taken all the films nominated for each year’s Best Picture Oscar, and then worked out their average IMDb rating. I’ll just point out that these were the ratings as of the week of the 88th Academy Awards on 22nd February »

- Oli Davis

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Oscars Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Academy Awards

26 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's almost here -- the 88th Academy Awards finally airs this Sunday, and we're counting down the minutes.

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you some of the best (and, um, craziest) facts about Hollywood's biggest awards show. From the first Best Actor winner, to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 25 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.

1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal (above), who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.

2. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, won Best Director for "Gigi" (1958).

3. Nameplates for all potential winners are prepared ahead of time; in 2014, the Academy made 215 of them! »

- Phil Pirrello

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10 of the best Oscars snubs

26 February 2016 4:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ahead of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, we look at the most infamous Oscars oversights

Davis’s vicious performance in the pre-code adaptation of W Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage was critically hailed as a landmark – yet Warner Bros studio politics (she broke contract to make the picture) cost her a best actress nomination. The outcry prompted a (since-revoked) rule change: voters could overrule the nominees by writing in an alternative on the ballot paper. Davis’s “write in” hype actually saw her enter the ceremony as the favourite, though she lost to the official nominee, Claudette Colbert, for It Happened One Night; later, voting tallies revealed Davis only placed third. She won the next year for negligible work in the hoary melodrama Dangerous – a transparent makeup award if ever there was one.

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- Guy Lodge

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Best Picture and Better Picture: Movies That Should Have Won the Oscar but Didn’t

19 February 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.

Whenever the Best Picture winner is announced at the Oscars, sometimes we say, “Yeah, that deserved to win,” but then again, sometimes we say, “Huh? Are they kidding me?!” There are a lot of backstage politics and extenuating factors in Hollywood that can determine which film wins the big trophy. The worthiest film doesn’t always take the statue home. Going back over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards, we look at which films didn’t really deserve to win and the ones which rightfully should have won.

The Best Pictures and the Better Pictures:


1927-8: The Winner-Wings

What should have won: Sunrise (Sunrise was given a special award for Artistic Quality of Production, but it »

- (Rob Young)

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Silence of the Lambs: 25 Years Later, the Film Is Still a Pop Culture Phenomenon

16 February 2016 8:05 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Do you remember what you did for Valentine's Day in 1991? Well, if you were old enough to see an R-rated movie, there's a chance that you might have celebrated the lovey-doviest of holidays by seeing one of the scariest thrillers of all time. Yep, Silence of the Lambs, the movie that made an anti-hero out of a guy who eats people's faces, opened in theaters on Feb. 14, 1991 - 25 years ago this week. A quarter-century later, the film hasn't left pop culture. That's in part because it was such a disturbing film. The cannibalism-deterring muzzle worn by Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins), for example, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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