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The Top Ten Funny Ladies of the Movies

7 August 2016 10:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The recent box office success of The Boss firmly establishes Melissa McCarthy as the current queen of movie comedies (Amy Schumer could be a new contender after an impressive debut last Summer with Trainwreck), but let us think back about those other funny ladies of filmdom. So while we’re enjoying the female reboot/re-imagining of Ghostbusters and those Bad Moms, here’s a top ten list that will hopefully inspire lots of laughter and cause you to search out some classic comedies. It’s tough to narrow them down to ten, but we’ll do our best, beginning with… 10. Eve Arden The droll Ms. Arden represents the comic sidekicks who will attempt to puncture the pomposity of the leading ladies with a well-placed wisecrack (see also the great Thelma Ritter in Rear Window). Her career began in the early 1930’s with great bit roles in Stage Door and Dancing Lady. »

- Jim Batts

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July. It's (Almost) a Wrap

30 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We started the month off wishing Olivia de Havilland a happy centennial. She's now our oldest living Oscar winner! Then we completed our our "halfway mark" year in review which is like a warm up for the Film Bitch Awards at years end. We'll close the month tomorrow with the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1977. Otherwise July has been the usual array of randomness. We like a good variety at The Film Experience as long as that variety includes lots of actressing and films from multiple genres and eras.

But about this era for a moment: the summer blockbusters have been a little rough this summer but find a smaller release to see this weekend: Miss Sharon Jones opened yesterday; do Not miss Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic which added over 400 theaters yesterday (it's now probably somewhere near you) and lives up to its title; and you might also want an opinion on the new Woody, »


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Marni Nixon, Voice Behind Stars in Movie Musicals Like ‘My Fair Lady,’ Dies at 86

25 July 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marni Nixon, who gained fame as a “ghost singer” for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” died of breast cancer on Sunday in New York City. She was 86.

In the 1940s, ’50s and into the ’60s, major film actresses without great singing voices were often “dubbed” by anonymous background singers. Studio execs preferred to keep alive the myth that the stars did their own singing. Nixon became the most famous of these — inadvertently at first, because Kerr spilled the beans in an interview about “The King and I” in 1956.

She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Altadena, Calif. By the time she was 4, her family discovered that she had the rare gift of “perfect pitch” and started her on violin lessons.

By the time she was 7, she was working as an extra or bit player in films, which continued through her teen years. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Best Shot(s): Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

12 July 2016 6:33 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Commence squealing. For what could be more delightful than an evening with two perfect musical comedy performances? It's time to talk Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. The film, currently streaming on Netflix, was the runner up in our Readers Choice polling for Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

20th Century Fox. Released on July 15th, 1953 in New York

Director: Howard Hawks; Cinematographer: Harry J Wild 

Starring: Jane Russell as 'Dorothy', Marilyn Monroe as 'Lorelei', Charles Coburn as 'Piggy', Elliott Reid as 'Malone', Tommy Noonan as 'Esmond Jr'

Howard Hawk's classic was not the first iteration of the story. It was based on the stage musical which itself was based on a book which had already spawned two non-musicals. The 1949 stage musical, a huge hit on Broadway, had introduced Carol Channing to the world. New star Marilyn Monroe got Channing's »


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Box Office: Dory Keeps Swimming as Other Pets Rise.

10 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This weekend Dory swam easily past Captain America to become the biggest grossing Us hero of the year. (Captain America still leads internationally by a lot, which is funny if you think about it). That's quite impressive for a forgetful blue tang who could have gone 'straight to video' -- Wait, are we still saying that? If not, what's the new phrase. I'm scared of what this means for the future with all those cheapie animated sequels but it is what happened. The current top ten of 2016 includes only two originals (Zootopia & Central Intelligence) but otherwise it's all brand extensions / revisions. It didn't use to be this way but it's been a slow erosion. Consider by comparison: 2006's top ten had 5 originals; 1996 had 6; 1986 had 7. Since we get less original hits every year how soon until we have none?

It should be noted that an original won the weekend but since »


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New to Streaming: ‘Green Room,’ Albert Brooks, ‘Cemetery of Splendor,’ and More

1 July 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Films of Albert Brooks

We can think of no better way to celebrate the holiday weekend then curling up with the hilarious, often touching films of Albert Brooks. All of his directorial features — Real Life, Modern Romance, Lost in America, Defending Your Life, Mother, The Muse, and Looking For Comedy in a Muslim World — have now been added to Netflix. What are you waiting for? »

- The Film Stage

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Russ Tamblyn And George Chakiris At "West Side Story" Screening, L.A., June 29

21 June 2016 7:40 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

The Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s Oscar-winning 1961 musical West Side Story. The 152-minute film will be screened on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Rita Moreno, the screening is scheduled to precede appearances by George Chakiris who played Bernardo and Russ Tamblyn who played Riff.

From the press release:

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

West Side Story (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

One of the most honored and commercially successful of all movie musicals, West Side Story earned a near-record 10 Academy Awards in 1961.The film version of the groundbreaking stage musical that re-imagined Romeo and Juliet in contemporary New York City retained and deepened the play’s emotional impact by bringing together a show business all-star team. The show’s director and choreographer, »

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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month

21 June 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2  (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange, »

- Roth Cornet

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‘The Big Short,’ ‘The Invitation,’ ‘Mustang’ & More Coming to Netflix This July (Plus IndieWire Picks)

21 June 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has revealed their slate of films that will be hitting the streaming service in July. Next month is filled with classic franchises such as “Back To The Future Parts I-iii,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Beverly Hills Cop.” There’s a bit of everything for every member of your family, from comedies like “Mean Girls,” action films like “Big Trouble In Little China” and indies like “Mustang,” Netflix has you covered.

Read More: Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce Nautical Action-Thriller ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ For Netflix – Report

Below are the titles hitting the streaming library next month, plus IndieWire’s personal picks on what to check out.

Avail 7/1/16

“41 on 41” (2014)

A Long Way From Home” (2013)

Back to the Future” (1985)

Back to the Future Part II” (1989)

Back to the Future Part III” (1990)

Bad Boys II” (2003)

Batman: The Movie” (1966)

Beavis and Butt-head Do America” (1996)

Beverly Hills Cop” (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987)

Big Trouble in Little China »

- Liz Calvario

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7 Reasons We Still Love ‘Moulin Rouge!’ 15 Years Later

1 June 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

A decade-and-a-half to the day has passed since the visionary Baz Luhrmann blessed audiences with “Moulin Rouge!,” the gaudy (in all the right ways) jukebox movie musical. Everyone from David Bowie and Queen to Paul McCartney, Beck, and Bono are counted on the film’s soundtrack, and bring a modern-day spin to the 19th-century-set film. Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, the 2001 film follows a courtesan in Paris, the poet who falls in love with her, and the musical madness that surrounds them. It is spectacular, spectacular, to say the least. To celebrate its anniversary we selected our favorite moments from the film. Nicole Kidman on a Swing Performing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”This is the cabaret Moulin Rouge’s star act and Satine’s (Kidman) opening number. Just as intended, she stuns as she flies high above the crowd and tantalizes her adoring fans below. The »

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On this Day in history as it relates to the movies...

30 May 2016 6:44 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Happy Memorial Day my peoples. Let's have another history lesson via showbiz

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

1431 Joan of Arc is burned at the stake. If you've never seen The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), one of the best movies of all time containing hugely powerful actressing by Falconetti you must repent. Save your soul and watch it.

1536 King Henry VIII, whose wives all tended to die prematurely (funny how that happens) marries Jane Seymour (not to be confused with the Dr Quinn Medicine Woman & Somewhere in Time actress). 477 years later Oscar Isaac sings about Queen Jane's tragic life in Inside Llewyn Davis's very best scene. 

1896 Howard Hawks is born. Makes so many great films but my favorites are: Bringing Up Baby (1938), Red River (1948) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) 

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): The Death Of Queen Jane (The Movie Title Song) from dky6dcnQbL dky6dcnQbL on Vimeo. »


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NYC Weekend Watch: Amy Heckerling, J.G. Ballard, Noël Coward & More

12 May 2016 6:28 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York 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.


Spend “A Weekend with Amy Heckerling” when Johnny Dangerously and Fast Times at Ridgemont High screen this Saturday, while Look Who’s Talking and Clueless show on Sunday. All are on 35mm.

For “Welcome to Metrograph: A-z,” see a print of Philippe Garrel‘s The Inner Scar on Friday and Sunday; André de Toth‘s »

- Nick Newman

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NYC Weekend Watch: Polanski, Akerman, Ozu, Prince & More

28 April 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York 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.


“Fassbinder’s Top 10” offers Salò on Friday, Walsh‘s The Naked and the Dead & Visconti‘s The Damned on Saturday, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Sunday. All are on 35mm.

Roman Polanski‘s Frantic shows this Sunday, as does Ashes and Embers.

Spirited Away and The Cat Returns play as part of “Studio Ghibli Weekends. »

- Nick Newman

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Daily | Goings On | Fassbinder, Hu, Ospina

22 April 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Metrograph is screening all ten of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's favorite films: Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar, Howard Hawks's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter, Vasily Shukshin's The Red Snowball Tree, Josef von Sternberg's Dishonored, Max Ophuls's Lola Montes, Michael Curtiz's Flamingo Road, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom, Raoul Walsh's The Naked and the Dead and Luchino Visconti's The Damned. Also in New York: King Hu’s A Touch of Zen and work by Luis Ospina. Screening tonight in Chicago: Nathan Silver's Riot, Mike Ott's Lancaster, CA and William Greaves's In the Company of Men. And we have a few more goings on. » - David Hudson »

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NYC Weekend Watch: Fassbinder Favorites, Buñuel, Queer Cinema, King Hu & More

22 April 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York 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.


You’ve read of Rainer Werner Fassbinder‘s ten favorite films — now you can see them. The German titan’s beloved titles are celebrated in a new series: Johnny Guitar screens this Friday; Saturday offers Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Night of the Hunter, and the rarely seen The Red Snowball Tree; on Sunday, one can »

- Nick Newman

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Don’T Bother To Knock (1952)

11 April 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The icon-establishing performances Marilyn Monroe gave in Howard HawksGentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) are ones for the ages, touchstone works that endure because of the undeniable comic energy and desperation that sparked them from within even as the ravenous public became ever more enraptured by the surface of Monroe’s seductive image of beauty and glamour. Several generations now probably know her only from these films, or perhaps 1955’s The Seven-Year Itch, a more famous probably for the skirt-swirling pose it generated than anything in the movie itself, one of director Wilder’s sourest pictures, or her final completed film, The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston, written by Arthur Miller and costarring Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.

But in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) she delivers a powerful dramatic performance as Nell, a psychologically devastated, delusional, perhaps psychotic young woman apparently on »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Ariana Grande Channels Marilyn Monroe for Glamorous, Jazzy Performance of "Dangerous Woman" at 2016 MTV Movie Awards

10 April 2016 6:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ariana Grande just brought the house down.  The pop star took the stage Saturday at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. for her first ever MTV Movie Awards performance, and she did not disappoint! Ariana delivered a soulful rendition of her latest single "Dangerous Woman," all while giving us major Marilyn Monroe vibes from 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Rocking a silky hot pink gown with a fur stole draped around her shoulders, Grande kicked up the glitz and glam even more with a sparkling statement necklace and earrings. Not unlike her latest music video, the 22-year-old ditched her signature 'do for a sleek low ponytail.  Grande was joined onstage »

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot | Review

4 March 2016 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Where They From: Ficarra & Requa and the Privileged Perspective

Cinematic depictions of the ongoing conflict(s) in the Middle East continue to be a touchy subject, particularly for those English language illustrations daring to convey a certain satirical element involving the U.S. presence there. While pleasing everyone is never a possibility, there are several elements about Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot which could have been easily remedied to avoid inarguable ire, namely with its severely miscast supporting actors. Based on the 2011 memoirs of journalist Kim Barker, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, this is provocative subject matter made all the more alluring by the self-aware talents of Tina Fey doing her best to subvert our expectations of a white, privileged perspective. Overall, the end product has too many glaring demerits to warrant praise, but as a showcase for a well-rounded serious »

- Nicholas Bell

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Diamond trailblazer by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 February 2016 5:40 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Director Matthew Miele: "And they said, 'Oh, Jessica Biel is going to be here.'" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Matthew Miele's lively Crazy About Tiffany's highlights Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Blake Edwards' Breakfast At Tiffany's, Fran Lebowitz commenting on Mickey Rooney, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin on Carey Mulligan's look in The Great Gatsby, Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Julia Roberts and George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, Rooney Mara and Kate Mara's father, Fifty Shades Of Grey's Sam Taylor-Johnson, Rob Marshall and Jerry Weintraub. Andy Tennant's Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey moment in Sweet Home Alabama, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in Gary Winnick's Bride Wars, Katie Couric, Jennifer Tilly on Elsa Peretti and Jean Schlumberger, Jessica Biel and stylists Estee Stanley, Kate Young, Jill Swid, Rachel Zoe, Elizabeth Saltzman shine, and some even dish Oscar red carpet dirt. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Metrograph, New York City’s Newest Indie Theater, Unveils Impressive First Slate of Programming

20 January 2016 8:54 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Each weekend we highlight the best repertory programming that New York City has to offer, and it’s about to get even better. Opening on February 19th at 7 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side is Metrograph, the city’s newest indie movie theater. Sporting two screens, they’ve announced their first slate, which includes retrospectives for Fassbinder, Wiseman, Eustache, and more, special programs such as an ode to the moviegoing experience, and new independent features that we’ve admired on the festival circuit (including Afternoon, Office 3D, and Measure of a Man).

Artistic and Programming Director Jacob Perlin says in a press release, “Jean Eustache in a Rocky t-shirt. This is the image we had in mind while making this first calendar. Great cinema is there, wherever you can find it. The dismissed film now recognized as a classic, the forgotten box-office hit newly resurrected, the high and the low, »

- Jordan Raup

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