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NYC Weekend Watch: Film Comment Selects, ‘All That Heaven Allows,’ ‘Duck Soup’ & More

Since any New York City 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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Five films by the underseen Nico Papatakis screen as part of “Film Comment Selects.”

Roxy Cinema

The Little Mermaid and on 35mm and All That Heaven Allows plays this Saturday, while Sunday also offers a print of Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.

Nitehawk Cinema

A 35mm print of Possession plays
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‘King Of Hearts’ Trailer: Philippe de Broca’s Anti-War Comedy Returns With A New Restoration

Great films aren’t always recognized in their time. Frank Capra‘s “It’s A Wonderful Life” was a box office flop when it was first released, only to be rediscovered and reclaimed years later as a holiday classic. Philippe de Broca’s off-the-wall anti-war comedy “King Of Hearts” followed a similar path. First released in 1966 in France, and the following year in the U.S., the picture didn’t gain much traction on either side of the pond.
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Beyoncé Drops Valentine's Day-Themed Merch Collection

Beyoncé Drops Valentine's Day-Themed Merch Collection
Bey my Valentine!

Whether you’re crazy in love this Valentine’s Day or not, everyone could use some Beyoncé merchandise in their closets. Luckily, Queen B just launched an exclusive capsule dedicated to the holiday on her web store and there’s something for everyone to fall in love with on February 14th.

Beyoncé knows that this holiday of love can get cheesy and overplayed so she steered clear of chocolate hearts, perfume, and jewelry and went with what she knows best: fashion. Bey’s new collection has everything from t-shirts emblazoned with lyrics from her infamous love songs
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Tag, Re:born, Legend Of The Mountain and More Coming Soon from Eureka Entertainment

British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced their latest slew of acquisitions and releases, which proves a typically eclectic mix of classic and contemporary cinema. New 4K restorations of James Whale’s horror classic The Old Dark House and Philippe de Broca’s war-time satire King of Hearts will be joining Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series in 2018. Here at ScreenAnarchy we are huge fans of Yuji Shimomura's Re:Born, a full-blooded martial arts classic in the making, marking the triumphant return of Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Yakuza Weapon). Featuring an entirely new style of close-quarters fighting designed especially for the film, Re:Born follows a retired Jdf special forces agent (Sakaguchi), who is drawn back into a world of violence when a former teammate comes looking for revenge....

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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don Scardino

Yes, he has directed some of entertainment's greatest comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Carrey, But its onstage where Don Scardino first made a name for himself. As one of Broadway's most sought after young actors, he appeared in such cult musicals asANGEL, King Of Hearts, andPARK But, then he donned his directing cap to bringA Few Good Men, Lennon, and countless others to life
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TCM Film Fest: Peter Bogdanovich Will Be Among Special Guests (Exclusive)

TCM Film Fest: Peter Bogdanovich Will Be Among Special Guests (Exclusive)
Oscar nominees Peter Bogdanovich and Genevieve Bujold will be among the honored guests at the 8th TCM Classic Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The fest will take place in Hollywood April 6-9.

Bogdanovich, the legendary writer, director and film historian, will appear at screenings of his films The Last Picture Show (1971) and What's Up, Doc? (1972), while Bujold will introduce the U.S. restoration of King of Hearts (1966) in which she stars.

Also in attendance at the fest will be Kate MacMurray, the daughter of the late actor Fred MacMurray, who will be part of the festivities surrounding...
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Criterion Reflections – The Producers (1968) – Ld #35

David’s Quick Take for the tl;dr Media Consumer:

A brash, vulgar, wildly energetic and shamelessly provocative comedy romp that launched Mel Brooks as a film director, Gene Wilder as a popular comic actor, and grossly expanded the latitude extended to comedians in cinema, establishing radically poor taste as an acceptable marketing strategy in mainstream entertainment. Though The Producers is fondly remembered, massively influential and boasts some truly unforgettable sequences of inspired lunacy, too much time is dedicated to histrionic leering, shouting and shrieking episodes that don’t deliver enough in terms of wit to earn my enthusiastic endorsement overall. The story line is pretty familiar – a rambunctious Broadway showman conspires with a neurotic accountant to bilk investors in an offensive production, only to see their plan foiled when the play becomes an unexpected hit. The premise is clever and offers a broad platform for unbridled zaniness. A lot
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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at 40: The Rocky Road to Its Socko Success

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at 40: The Rocky Road to Its Socko Success
The Rocky Horror Picture Show” didn’t invent midnight screenings, but the Tim Curry/Susan Sarandon-starring musical turned the phenomenon into an art form.

The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. It opened Sept. 26, 1975, advertised with the iconic poster of a lipsticked mouth with the tagline “A different set of jaws” — a reference to Steven Spielberg’s shark movie, which had opened three months earlier.

Execs at 20th Century Fox knew they had an unusual film which would require a different approach to marketing. Before the film’s U.S. premiere at Los Angeles’ UA Westwood theater, Fox hired a promotion company to distribute flyers to people in line at other films, concerts and clubs, at beaches “and other spots where youth gathers,” said a Daily Variety story at the time. The company handed out 100,000 flyers in the eight weeks before the film opened, which included postage-paid envelopes
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BollySpice gives a very special tribute to Music Director Aadesh Srivastava

With a very heavy heart, we present our tribute to one of Bollywood’s finest music composers, Aadesh Srivastava, who sadly lost his battle with cancer. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Srivastava and Pandit family. Aadeshji has two sons, Avitesh and Anivesh, with his wife Vijayta Pandit, who is sister of the famous Music Director duo Jatin-Lalit.

Aadeshji was not only a music director but also a background score composer. He gave the background score to many films, such as Humraaz, Ye Hai Jalwa and Paheli, the latter being one of our favorite and most noted background scores.

Before we take a look at our favourite songs composed by Aadeshji, here are some special tributes from his colleagues within the music industry that have had the chance to work with him and meet him over the years:

Himesh Reshammiya – Music Director/Singer/Actor/Producer

“It’s very sad to hear about Aadesh Ji,
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Harold And Maude Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Who sends dead flowers to a funeral? It’s absurd!”

Harold And Maude screens midnights this weekend (September 11th and 12th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their Reel Late at The Tivoli midnight series.

The Tivoli is going old-school this weekend with its Reel Late at The Tivoli midnight series. It’s Harold And Maude, which I saw at the Tiv back in the late ‘70s, one of the very first films I ever saw there. Harold And Maude was a midnight perennial in my youth, but seems to have fallen off the cult movie radar (King Of Hearts, which I saw double-billed with Harold And Maude in my youth, has suffered a similar fate).

Harold And Maude is a funny and quirky May-December romance from 1971 between 20-something morbid rich kid Harold with a holocaust-survivor Maude who is approaching her 80th. Both are enthusiastic funeral-crashers Harold is a
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Watch: Revisit 1964 Bond Spoof 'That Man From Rio' Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo

Watch: Revisit 1964 Bond Spoof 'That Man From Rio' Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Director Philippe De Broca (King of Hearts) directed this spy spoof at the apex of Bondmania in 1964 and transformed easy-going art-house favorite Jean-Paul Belmondo into a box office mega-star. Featuring a fast-paced globe-trotting chase for an Amazonian statue, That Man From Rio is more Indiana Jones than James Bond but French audiences didn’t care, making it the 5th highest earner at theaters that year. Co-starring the ethereal Françoise Dorléac and sporting an actual Bond villain, Adolfo Celi, the film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. Watch it here.
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That Man from Rio

Director Philippe De Broca (King of Hearts) directed this spy spoof at the apex of Bondmania in 1964 and transformed easy-going art-house favorite Jean-Paul Belmondo into a box office mega-star. Featuring a fast-paced globe-trotting chase for an Amazonian statue, That Man From Rio is more Indiana Jones than James Bond but French audiences didn’t care, making it the 5th highest earner at theaters that year. Co-starring the ethereal Françoise Dorléac and sporting an actual Bond villain, Adolfo Celi, the film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
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The Tivoli Announces the ‘Reel Late’ Midnight Line-Up – Jurassic Park, The Room, Zardoz

“You’Re Tearing Me Apart, Lisa!”

Another great lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ for late July through early September. It’s a typically good variety of titles that will draw the late night movie buff crowd and a couple of retro surprises are to be found. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. When I was that age, in the early ’80s, midnight standards included A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Graduate (1967), Night Of The Living Dead (1968), King Of Hearts (1966), and Harold And Maude (1971). Those last two haven’t shown in many years. King Of Hearts especially seems to have fallen off the cult movie radar , so imagine my surprise when I saw that the Tivoli had Harold And Maude as part of their new line-up. That’ll be some old school midnight fun
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Shah Rukh Khan breaks into an impromptu jig after winning Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan was spotted in high spirits at Dadasaheb Phalke Awards! The superstar, who was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 for his performance in film Happy New Year, broke into an impromptu jig. Politician Amar Singh who bestowed the honour to Srk was also stunned! Take a look at how the King Khan stole the show at the awards function.

Srk shows his sign of victory to the shutterbugs!

Amar Singh honours Bollywood Badshah with the Award

After winning the prestigious award, Shah Rukh breaks into an impromptu jig.

The King of hearts entertains everyone with his signature style.

He also gels with Jaya Pradha and exchanges pleasantries.

Later Srk greets his fans!
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That Man From Rio & Up To His Ears | Blu-ray Review

Two of director Philippe de Broca’s earliest renowned titles get new restorations and are available for the first time on Blu-ray, That Man From Rio (1964) and Up to His Ears (1965), the first two titles from a loose James Bond spoof trilogy featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Certainly ahead of his time, de Broca’s amusing adventure films are much more than the kind of lowbrow entertainment that would come to typify the genre known as spoof, and this became a notable inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones films, particularly 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Inspired by the adventures of Belgian cartoonist Herge’s Tintin adventures (which also provided the basis for a 2011 Steven Spielberg adaptation), a prized Amazonian statue is stolen from a Parisian museum. Three such statues left South American on an expedition that involved the late father of Agnes (Francoise Dorleac) and and two colleagues. Professor Catalan
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5 cult movies of Shah Rukh Khan that brought in new trends

The 'King Of Hearts' Shah Rukh Khan is a superstar in real terms! His movies has not only minted monies at Box-office but also created a ripple effect among the masses! Take a look at 5 of his cult films that created a rage and when people followed him diligently:

Darr: Shah Rukh played an obsessive lover in this Yrf film. Many possessive lovers thereafter adopted the same madness in love that Srk showcased in the film.

Ddlj: When Srk-Kajol's Ddlj released way back, it tugged the heartstrings of thousands from young, middle-aged to old alike. Such was the effect of the film that girls felt love was all about 'finding their raj' and boys idolised Srk's ways of fighting his way to get the love of his life. And till date it is considered as one of the ideal films to take a cue from.
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10 ways to patao a girl according to Shah Rukh Khan!

He can make any woman on earth go weak in the knees with his charming ways! Yes folks you guessed it right. We are talking about our very own 'badshah of romance' Shah Rukh Khan. When our superstar decides to romance someone, he does it in style! Over the years he has done a variety of romantic films. Many ladies, many avatars albeit with the same charm and charisma every time. As the King of hearts drove the actresses crazy on-screen with his antics, we too learnt a lesson or two as to how to woo a girl. Here are the 10 love fundas which guys should learn from Shah Rukh 'Romantic' Khan to impress a girl:

Dialoguebaazi: Though its li'l filmy, it can surely flatter any girl. When Srk said the lines 'Haar Ke Jeetne Waale Ko Baazigar Kehte Hai' in the film Baazighar, Kajol at once lost her heart to him!
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Classic French Film Festival Begins March 13th in St. Louis

Qui aime les films français ?

If you do and you live in St. Louis, you’re in luck! The Seventh Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series begins March 13th. The Classic French Film Festival celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1930s through the early 1990s, offering a comprehensive overview of French cinema. The fest is annually highlighted by significant restorations.

This year features recent restorations of eight works, including an extended director’s cut of Patrice Chéreau’s historical epic Queen Margot a New York-set film noir (Two Men In Manhattan) by crime-film maestro Jean-Pierre Melville, who also co-stars; a short feature (“A Day in the Country”) by Jean Renoir, on a double bill with the 2006 restoration of his masterpiece, The Rules Of The Game, and the
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Animal Trafficking Drama Gets 'Mission Impossible' Writer

Leonardo DiCaprio's Animal Trafficking Drama Gets 'Mission Impossible' Writer
Will Staples, who was hired in May to write Mission: Impossible 5 for Paramount, has been brought on by Warner Bros. to write their Untitled Animal Trafficking Project, which has Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy attached to produce.

We first reported on the project back in August 2012, when it was announced that the actors will all produce and possibly star in this drama, which has been compared in scope to Traffic. The story will dissect the animal trafficking industry where animals are killed for body parts used in several different illicit trades, which bring a hefty price on the black market in China. The plot is set all over the world, spanning from shark poaching in the ocean to big game in exotic jungles, with characters such as corporate executives, a lowly poacher, and several others all involved in the trade.

Leonardo DiCaprio is producing through his Appian Way company,
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Watch: 'Curious Alice,' a Bizarre Movie from the '70s That Used 'Alice in Wonderland' to Warn Kids Off of Drugs

We’d love to know what kind of drugs the National Institute of Mental Health was on when it commissioned this wonderfully surreal antidrug educational short in 1971, using the Alice in Wonderland story as its backdrop. The movie opens with a young girl in a breezy meadow reading a copy of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Once she falls asleep, she's transported to a strange wonderland where the Mad Hatter is high on acid, the King of Hearts pushes heroin, the Dormouse is dozing off on sleeping pills, the Caterpillar’s hookah is really filled with weed (wasn't it always?), and the March Hare is a total tweaker. The U.S. National Archives tagline tells us Alice ultimately concludes that drugs are bad, but the film’s moral message is rather hazy...

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