3 items from 2017
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
1972 / 1:85 / Street Date July 18th, 2017
Cinematography: David M. Walsh
Film Editor: Eric Albertson
Written by Woody Allen
Music: Mundell Lowe
Directed by Woody Allen
A how-to book for fledgling libertines, David Reuben’s bestselling Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) was the kind of sex manual that could remain on the coffee table when the in-laws arrived. An everyman’s guide to the birds and the bees, it ambled through its range of racy topics, from sodomy, cunnilingus to, um, plastic surgery for the genitalia, with both commonsensical and alarmingly retrograde attitudes, dispensing its advice with all the excitement of an insurance agent’s visit. When Woody Allen was given the opportunity to adapt it, »
- Charlie Largent
Here’s how one pushed the limits of good taste in 1974. James Caan and Alan Arkin run the gamut of racist, raunchy, sexist & homophobic jokes as bad boy cops breaking the rules, and director Richard Rush delivers some impressive, expensive action stunts on location in San Francisco. Does it get a pass because it’s ‘outrageous?’ The public surely thought so. If the star chemistry works the excess won’t matter. With Valerie Harper, Loretta Swit and Jack Kruschen.
1974 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 113 min. / Street Date August 8, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Cinematography: Laszlo Kovacs
Original Music: Dominic Frontiere
Produced and Directed by Richard Rush
‘Buddy’ pictures have been around forever, but I »
- Glenn Erickson
Actor Alan Arkin has had a successful third act in his career ever since he won an Oscar for his role in the Sundance favorite, Little Miss Sunshine. A few years later, he was nominated for another Oscar for Ben Affleck’s thriller Argo, again playing a comedic role in a more serious thriller.
For the upcoming remake of the 1979 crime-comedy Going in Style, Arkin is teamed with another popular Oscar-winning octogenarian in Michael Caine, and the slightly younger Morgan Freeman. They play three friends having a difficult time financially, who decide to plot an elaborate bank robbery. Not only does Arkin get to work with two of his contemporaries, but he also gets a love interest in the movie in none other than Ann-Margret, who hasn’t been seen on the big screen in anything high profile in quite some time.
Lrm got on the phone with Arkin last »
- Edward Douglas
3 items from 2017
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