It’s London in the swinging 60s, a reclusive professor (Jack MacGowran) becomes infatuated with beautiful model Penny Lane (Jane Birkin), the girlfriend of a Svengali-like photographer (Iain Quarrier). The professor
"The Great Beauty" (Criterion)
What's It About? A blast from the past sends man-about-town Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) reeling and reminiscing about his life and loves in Rome. The 65-year-old writer (of a sort) has had quite a life so far, but has he grown to take the richness of life and Rome for granted?
Why We're In: Even if you're not hip to Italian cinema and Sorrentino's influences, you'll still enjoy this Oscar-winning film.
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"The King of Comedy" (30th Anniversary Edition)
What's It About? Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is desperate to become famous. Once he meets talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he's sure his dreams of fame and fortune are coming true. All he has to do is convince Langford to have him on his show, and then Rupert will be the real king of comedy.
“Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the ninth edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 19th- 26th in Austin, Texas at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline. Short films provide an outlet for filmmakers to showcase their genre talents in a format with fewer restraints, making them a Fantastic Fest favorite. Fantastic Fest is wildly excited that longtime festival comrade Kier-la Janisse is now our lead shorts programmer. Kier-la created the notorious CineMuerte Film Festival in Canada, and was the first full-time film programmer for the Alamo back in the “wild west” days. She has since gone on
Today, Fantastic Fest has announced the complete lineup of short films playing at the festival (happening September 19-26th), and judging from the roster,
The name will be free, because Liam announced that his new old band would not be using it. But what will this new project be called? Liam hasn't announced anything yet,
Catch up on all the top schmooze, as Ester gives her own outrageous take on the week at TheWrap. In this episode: Kanye steals Taylor Swift's Vma moment (sorry seems to be the hardest word for this moron), Lady Gag Me (sorry, that's GaGa) and George "Star Trek" Takei, and his husband, on "The Newlywed Game" (that muffled sound you hear is Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck pooping themselves.). Also, tributes to Patrick Swayze and Mary Travers. So sit your tookus down and watch ... and be sure to catch Ester on Wonderwall.com.
Catch up on all the top schmooze, as Ester gives her own outrageous take on the week at TheWrap. In this episode: Kate Gosselin joins "The View" (she replaces right wing preggo loudmouth Elisabeth Hasselbeck); Chris Brown sentenced to picking up trash (isn't that what started the fight with Rihanna in the first place?!), George Clooney's next film, "Men Who Stare at Goats" (what is it, a West Virginia love story?) and, of course, Michael Jackson's concrete funeral. So sit your tookus down and watch ... and be sure to catch Ester on Wonderwall.com.
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