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Back when interracial marriage was a shady topic (are those dark days coming back?) the U.S. military had some adjustment issues. Full integration of the ranks didn’t remove the anti- Japanese bigotry. James Michener’s novel has been transformed into a big-scale romance, with Marlon Brando coming to terms with a split in loyalty between the flag and his private life. The big shock is that the Paul Osborn’s screenplay doesn’t let the military off easy.



Twilight Time

1957 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 147 min. / Street Date November 14, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Red Buttons, Kent Smith.

Cinematography: Ellsworth Fredericks

Film Editors: Philip W. Anderson, Arthur P. Schmidt

Production Design: Ted Haworth

Original Music: Irving Berlin, Franz Waxman

Written by Paul Osborn from the novel by James Michener

Produced by William Goetz
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Sanfic: ‘Dry Martina,’ ’Unidad Xv,’ ‘Untamed Helmets’ Showcased in Works in Progress

Sanfic: ‘Dry Martina,’ ’Unidad Xv,’  ‘Untamed Helmets’ Showcased in Works in Progress
Three movies by key Latin American production houses – Martin Desalvo’s “Unidad Xv: La Fuga,” José Manuel “Che” Sandoval’s “Dry Martina” and Neto Villalobos’ “Cascos Indomables” – will be unveiled in rough-cut at this year’s Sanfic-Santiago Intl. Film Festival which kicks off Aug. 20 in Santiago de Chile with Santiago Mitre’s “The Summit,” starring Ricardo Darin.

They will be joined by another five titles at Sanfic’s 2017 Latin American Work in Progress. Now in its sixth year, the section has grown in status as a first-look showcase for titles which go on to screen at other pix-in-post sections and eventually big festival berths in the upcoming year. Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ “To Kill a Man,” which won 2013’s Sanfic Latin American Work in Progress and went on to become a 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, is one case in point. The competition allots $3,000 cash prizes to winners. One title chosen from the competition will be screened at
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All 10 Kathryn Bigelow Movies, Ranked: From ‘Point Break’ to ‘Detroit’ (Photos)

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All 10 Kathryn Bigelow Movies, Ranked: From ‘Point Break’ to ‘Detroit’ (Photos)
It’s the rare director who can make consistently compelling films over the course of three decades, but every one of Kathryn Bigelow’s movies is worth watching. (Well, all the ones she directed solo, at least.) This week brings the release of her latest Oscar contender, the riveting historical drama “Detroit.” If you’re hoping to catch up on her impressively varied career, here’s how to prioritize. 10. “The Loveless” (1982) Well, everyone has to start somewhere. And we see what Bigelow and her co-director, Monty Montgomery, were aiming for with this uneven drama: an updated version of “The Wild One,
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Underground Film Screening: Austin, September 23, 1966

From the Austin Daily Texan, September 22, 1966

Film-Makers’ Co-Op Shows ‘The Wild One

The Gulf Coast Film-Makers’ Co-Op, an off campus student organization, will inaugurate its Film Factory at 8 p.m., Friday.

Founded to encourage student film-making, Film-Makers’ Co-Op is a result of interest among university students for a place to show and make films. Spokesmen cite the fact that at present there isn’t any University course for the beginning student who wants to make creative films, and of the two courses devoted to film on campus, both are oriented for radio and TV majors.

The Group has received support from the New American Cinema groups on both east and west coasts. Independent film-makers like Bruce Baillie and Robert Nelson from California have provided films for the first program. In New York, Pop Artist Andy Warhol will provide his newest film, “Camp” with Baby Jane Holzer and Jack Smith, for
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Baby Driver – Review

Edgar Wright knows cinema. It’s evident in the way he writes his characters. It’s evident in how he chooses to tell his stories. It’s evident in the little visual nods he sprinkles into each scene, like tiny cinematic sprinkles – though they may seem unnecessary, they add to the delightful treat for film lovers. And so, with each new film, he pushes himself in terms of telling a new type of story and delivering it in a way that pushes his exhilarating style. It’s impossible to watch an Edgar Wright film and not feel the energy he has for the project, complete with those fun little sprinkles on top.

His unabashed glee for filmmaking has come to a head with Baby Driver. Years of studying film, analyzing the camerawork, acknowledging the tropes, and listening to the importance of a solid soundtrack, has amounted to a cinematic fervor
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‘Twin Peaks’ Mvp Wally Brando: 5 Reasons Michael Cera’s Brilliant Cameo Is Just What the Show Needed

‘Twin Peaks’ Mvp Wally Brando: 5 Reasons Michael Cera’s Brilliant Cameo Is Just What the Show Needed
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first four episodes of “Twin Peaks.]

Of all the confusing, confounding things on the return of “Twin Peaks,” we have no mixed feelings about one thing: Wally Brando.

The ingeniously named character shows up in the fourth episode of the season as a cameo by Michael Cera. Wally Brando (Brennan?) is the adult son of Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department receptionist Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) and deputy Andy (Harry Goaz), and was born on Marlon Brando’s birthday, April 3. While we had known Lucy was pregnant in the original series, Wally wasn’t born until after Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) went missing.

Read More: ’Twin Peaks’ Guide to Returning Characters and What Clues They Offer — Parts 3 & 4 (An Ongoing List)

The 25 years that have passed have been kind to Wally Brando, who has taken to the open road on his motorcycle and stops by Twin Peaks to bring important messages to his folks and the town’s acting sheriff.
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"Twin Peaks," Episodes 3 & 4 Recap: Hell-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.What's an FBI Special Agent to do after being locked away for 25 years in unearthly purgatory? Episodes three and four of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks, which aired on Showtime this past Sunday in a two-hour block (aside from September's two-part finale, it's all single, hour-long episodes from hereon out), follow our besuited, Black Lodge-incarcerated hero Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) as he reintegrates into modern terrestrial society. So this is basically Peaks doing Rectify, just with a sterile death row replaced by an infernal hellscape out of Clive Barker. Or David Lynch, really. What's becoming more and more evident as the new Peaks progresses is that the series is, in large part, a repository for Lynch's subconscious, past and present.
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'Twin Peaks' Recap: Keeping Up With the Joneses

'Twin Peaks' Recap: Keeping Up With the Joneses
His name is Dougie Jones. He has a beer gut, a bad haircut, an even worse selection of sportjackets and a penchant for adultery in vacant development housing. And he does not exist.

Dougie is the mystical creation of Agent Dale Cooper's doppelganger – a living, breathing bait-and-switch brought into existence, somehow, to get sucked into the Black Lodge in the evil being's place. So when Coop returns to the real world, it's this poor sap who gets airlifted into the afterlife. The Bad Dale may vomit up poison and get himself arrested,
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Rumble Fish / Edgar Wallace Collection

Rumble Fish



1940 / B&W / 1:85 / Street Date April 25, 2017

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane.

Cinematography: Stephen Burum

Film Editor: Barry Malkin

Written by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola’s Young Adult tone poem, unspools in a black and white never-never land of sullen teens, pool tables and pompadours. It may take a moment for the audience to suss out that we’re not in the Eisenhower era with Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe and the Cold War but squarely in Reagan’s domain of MTV, Madonna and the Cold War.

Set in a destitute Oklahoma town with the ghost of The Last Picture Show whistling through its empty streets, Matt Dillon plays Rusty, an inveterate gang-banger growing up in the shadow of his older brother played by Mickey Rourke, a reformed juvenile
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February 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Psychomania, Nocturnal Animals

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February 21st isn’t necessarily a busy week on the home entertainment front, but horror and sci-fi fans definitely should keep an eye on several intriguing releases that arrive this Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated thriller Nocturnal Animals is coming to Blu-ray and DVD via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is giving the cult classic Psychomania an HD overhaul for their 2-Disc Special Edition.

Other notable releases for February 21st include Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, It Watches, House on Haunted Hill / Tormented double feature, and Kill, Granny, Kill.

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (BBC Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

This Christmas sees The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan?
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The Mad Magician 3-D

The Mad Magician

3-D Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1954 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 72 min. / Street Date January 10, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery, Donald Randolph, Lenita Lane, Patrick O’Neal, Jay Novello, Corey Allen, Conrad Brooks, Tom Powers, Lyle Talbot.

Cinematography: Bert Glennon

Editor: Grant Whytock

Original Music: Arthur Lange, Emil Newman

Written by: Crane Wilbur

Produced by: Bryan Foy

Directed by John Brahm

Twilight Time, bless ’em, hands us another treat to go with their 3-D discs of Man in the Dark, Miss Sadie Thompson and Harlock Space Pirate 3-D — and this time it’s a fun bit of 1950s horror — with a hot pair of short subject extras.

There have been plenty of theories as to why horror films became scarce after WW2; it’s as if the U.S. film industry took a ten-year break from the supernatural, and partly
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Arrow Video to Release Psychomania aka The Death Wheelers on Blu-ray / DVD in the Us

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A motorcycle gang comes back from the dead to wreak havoc on the living in 1973's Psychomania, aka The Death Wheelers. Following the recent UK Blu-ray / DVD release of the cult film, Arrow Video has now announced that they will bring the zombie bikers stateside in February with their Us Blu-ray / DVD release of Psychomania, complete with a 2K restoration from preservation negatives and plenty of bonus features.

From Arrow Video: "New Us Title: Psychomania Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Zombie bikers run amok is southern England.

Pre-orders links should be live soon!

Release Date: 21st February 2017

The United States gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers Easy Rider, The Wild One and The Wild Angels. The United Kingdom gave them Psychomania, the tale of zombie bikers run amok is southern England.

The Living Dead are a delinquent biker gang, fond of causing havoc on British roadways and making out in graveyards. Gang leader
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The Fabulous Movie History of the Iconic Little Black Dress

Money-saving experts Voucherbox recently took a look at how fashion classics have changed over the years. And reading it is a bit of an eye-opener to be honest; I didn’t realise that trends can both change rapidly and date back so far in history. Many of these trends went off the roof thanks to blockbuster movies: just think of James Bond and his various tuxedos, Marlon Brando and his Levi’s 501s-Schott Perfecto combination in 1951 hit The Wild One, Michael J. Fox and his black Chuck Taylors in Back To The Future… you name it. The 90th Anniversary of the Lbd

The Fabulous Movie History of the Iconic Little Black Dress
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'Cool as Ice': The Story Behind Vanilla Ice's Career-Killing Movie

'Cool as Ice': The Story Behind Vanilla Ice's Career-Killing Movie
Earlier this month, when Vanilla Ice announced via Twitter that he was boldly defying instructions to evacuate his Florida home in the face of Hurricane Matthew, it not only inspired what had to be the greatest (and possibly also the most depressing) tweet ever made by the Florida Democratic Party, but it also made one hope that it might really be a sneaky promo for an upcoming Weather Channel series wherein the rapper and reality TV star goes head to head with natural disasters.

Alas, "The Ice Storm" (or whatever
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‘A Taste of Ink’s’ Morgan Simon: ‘There Is Clearly a New Energy in France’

‘A Taste of Ink’s’ Morgan Simon: ‘There Is Clearly a New Energy in France’
“I’ve lost my head. I’m so afraid. I’ve lost my head. I’m lost. Can someone take me away?”

The first lines of the song which Vincent (Kévin Azaïs, “Love at First Fight”), the lead singer of a hardcore punk band, bawls out on stage in the opening scene of “Compte tes blessures” (“A Taste of Ink”) sum up much of his early-20s angst. He’s stuck in a dead-end job as a body piercer, hasn’t the money to move out of home, then discovers that, with his mother dead just a few months before, his father’s already taken up with a much younger woman who’s moving in to the family flat. Soon he finds himself falling for his father’s lover.

Written by Morgan Simon, “A Taste of Ink” is a vision of disaffected, disoriented and disenfranchised youth. Sold by Versatile Films
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Lee Marvin Died 29 Years Ago Today – Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Lee Marvin rose through the ranks of movie stardom as a character actor, delivering mostly villainous supporting turns in many films before finally graduating to leading roles. Regardless of which side of the law he was on however, he projected a tough-as-nails intensity and a two-fisted integrity which elevated even the slightest material. Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was badly wounded in battle when a machine gun nest shot off part of his buttocks and severed his sciatic nerve. He spent a year in recovery before returning to the U.S. where he began working as a plumber. The acting bug bit after filling in for an ailing summer-stock actor and he studied the art at the New York-based American Theater Wing. Upon making his debut in summer stock,
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Panic in Year Zero!

Hey, we're having a Nuclear family crisis, so load up your shotgun, grab the grenades and head for the hills, stealing what you need as you go. Ray Milland's tense tale of doomsday survival shook up a lot of folks with its endorsement of ruthless violence. Fortunately the worst never happened, allowing us to ask, "Where were you in '62?" Panic in Year Zero! Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1962 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel, Joan Freeman, Richard Bakalyan, Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton Production Designer Daniel Haller Film Editor William Austin Original Music Les Baxter Written by John Morton, Jay Simms Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Arnold Houghland, James H. Nicholson, Lou Rusoff Directed by Ray Milland

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

There's nothing like good old atom-scare hysteria, which Hollywood dished out as early as 1952's Invasion,
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60 years ago today: ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ opened in theaters

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60 years ago today: ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ opened in theaters
60 years ago today, one of the most iconic cinematic depictions of youthful rebellion and alienation, “Rebel Without a Cause,” opened in theaters. The film debuted less than a month after the premature death of James Dean (who plays troubled teen Jim Stark in the film) at age 24 in a car accident. “Rebel Without a Cause” came out at a time when pop culture was fascinated with the juvenile delinquent, though director Nicholas Ray looked not so much to recent films about troubled youths (like 1954’s “The Wild One”). He has said that he strove for a classical tone and that he found major influence in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” which Ray once called “the best play written about ‘juvenile delinquents.’” Other notable October 27 happenings in pop culture history: • 1947: “You Bet Your Life,” the radio show hosted by Groucho Marx, premiered. It was later a TV show on NBC.
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Listen To Me Marlon review [Lff 2015]: “Unique & utterly brilliant”

Listen To Me Marlon review: A must for everyone who has an interest in Hollywood history… Listen To Me Marlon review

Listen To Me Marlon is an outstanding, and truly unique documentary. Marlon Brando‘s previously unheard audio diaries provide a commentary that, when accompanied with clips from his back-catalogue, and previously unseen behind the scenes footage, it almost serves as a pre-written narration. It paints a very detailed portrait of a man who was truly one of the greatest actors of his generation, if not, of all time.

This documentary employs a very unique approach, consisting of CGI trickery to present a Max Headroom introduction with Marlon on-screen talking right at us, through to unseen home video/ Super-8 footage from the family archive, and some truly iconic images from films like Mutiny On The Bounty, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Wild One, amongst many others. The way in
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Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon

Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
An acting titan, man of gargantuan appetites and island-owning maverick, it’ll take more than the umpteen tomes written about him to unmask the real Marlon Brando. Fortunately, there’s a new documentary to help with that. Listen To Me Marlon is a Brando-led trail that, via thus-far unheard audio tapes, leads the viewer through the mind of the great man. The film’s new trailer is online and viewable below.British director Stevan Riley, the man behind West Indies cricket doc Fire In Babylon and 007 history Everything Or Nothing, has used Brando’s own contemplations and utterances to construct a character study of one of Hollywood’s true enigmas. From his early breakthroughs in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild One and On The Waterfront to later years in self-imposed exile, the picture that will emerge is one of a restive, enquiring mind always searching for peace, but never finding it.
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