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NYC Weekend Watch: Giallo, ‘The Sacrifice,’ ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ Monty Python & 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.


Philippe Garrel, Giallo, Stephen King, and Nanni Moretti — it’s almost too much cinema.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

A new restoration of The Sacrifice begins its run.

Museum of the Moving Image

“Inspiring Wonderstruck” continues while a series devoted to The Last of the Mohicans gets underway.

Quad Cinema

Monty Python films (and
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Joburg: ‘Mandela’s Gun’ Depicts Untold Chapter in South African Icon’s Life

Joburg: ‘Mandela’s Gun’ Depicts Untold Chapter in South African Icon’s Life
Johannesburg — The first edition of the Joburg Film Festival will open Oct. 28 with the world premiere of “Mandela's Gun,” a long-awaited portrait of an untold chapter in the life of the South African icon.

Directed by John Irvin, pic is a documentary-thriller hybrid that tells the story of the pistol Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie gave Nelson Mandela as the young freedom-fighter decided to take up arms in the South African liberation struggle.

Producer Moroba Nkawe says the long process of bringing the story to the screen mirrors the remarkable, pan-African trip Mandela himself took in 1962.

“The film has…grown tremendously from the time we began filming,” she says. “As we uncovered more information through research, the story grew and…led us to film across the African continent, as we tried to bring to life this amazing, untold journey.”

She adds, “We’re extremely delighted to have the film finally ready for the public…
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Off The Shelf – Episode 106 – New Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, October 18th 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of October 18th, 2016.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Body Snatchers Bride of Re-Animator Cafe Society Child’s Play Cobra the Animation Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Fake Fuzz Gas-s-s-s Hamburger Hill Independence Day Resurgence King of Pigs The Laughing Policeman Little Fauss & Big Halsy The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Nighthawks Pan’s Labyrinth The Pit Return of Dracula Salem’s Lot Short Cuts Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye Stephen King’s It Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro Villa Rides Waxworks Compilation What We Become


52 Pick-Up Burnt Offerings The Clan Dekalog and Other TV Works The Lion In Winter Remainder Stigmata Twilight’s Last Gleaming Credits Ryan Gallagher (Twitter / Website / Wish List) Brian Saur
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Vicious Vinyl: The Beyond, Candyman II, & Frizzi 2 Fulci Dropping This Week!

If you haven’t already reduced your bank account to a barren wasteland thanks to Halloween goodies and decorations, then listen up primitive vinyl-heads because there’s some serious releases dropping this week! First up from Death Waltz and Mondo: The Beyond and Frizzi 2 Fulci! MondoCon just ended its’ second year of being one of the greatest conventions in the world with a cavalcade of new illustrated masterworks, special screenings, and beloved scores hitting wax. Most importantly, this was the North American debut of one of horrors most beloved composers, Fabio Frizzi! Master filmmaker Lucio Fulci’s go-to guy for insanely eerie and legendary symphonies, his live set will be released as a double LP. Both of the aforementioned were available for attendees to grab first dips, but these (including variants) will be dropping at a random time tomorrow!

One Way Static is summoning Daniel Robitaille once more for a
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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Cast Adds Forest Whitaker

As Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One prepares to begin shooting this summer more and more details begin to surface. We've recently learned director Gareth Edwards and cinematographer Greig Fraser are using the Arri's new Alexa 65 and that the film will be "darker and grittier" than any other Star Wars film to date, aiming to be much like an old school war film, a la Hamburger Hill. Now we get word of a new cast member added to the mix. Variety reports Forest Whitaker will be joining a cast led by Felicity Jones, co-starring with Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn. Mendelsohn is said to be playing the film's lead antagonist while source tell Variety, Ahmed and Luna also play Alliance fighters. Whitaker's role is unknown at this time. The film centers on a band of resistance fighters who unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans. The
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'Star Wars' Rumors: Michelle MacLaren Eyed for Spin-Off, 'Rogue One' Aiming to be Old School War Film

It's a new era in blockbusters and we're all trying to find out just what manner of new school blockbuster appeals to us. Maybe you're a Marvel fan, maybe Fast and Furious, maybe you liked the new Jurassic World, maybe a combination of what's being offered or just maybe you shun it all. Either way, a new selection is on the way as not only a new trilogy of Star Wars movies begins this December with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as well as the beginning of a series of standalone films, starting with Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, releasing next year and shooting this summer. We traditionally know what to expect from the Star Wars films, but now that franchise creator George Lucas has taken a backseat and sold Lucasfilm to Disney for nine gajillion dollars we may be getting a whole new galaxy far, far
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Rumor: 'Rogue One' Will Be Dark And Gritty; Michelle MacLaren Eyed To Take Over Josh Trank's 'Star Wars' Spinoff

This weekend, "Jurassic World" set the record for the biggest worldwide debut of all time, earning $511 million between Friday and Sunday. And Universal should enjoy it while it lasts because it's probably a safe bet that Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will give the dinosaur blockbuster a serious run for its money. And the studio is certainly hoping for a big success in December, because they've got a whole slate of sequels and spinoffs on deck. And new rumors about the latter have surfaced in the past few days. The guys at JoBlo have a few details that don't have much in the way of actual spoilers. They site that Gareth Edwards' "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" will be "darker and grittier" than any previous "Star Wars" movie to date, with the movie containing a "Hamburger Hill" kind of vibe. As you'll recall, the story revolves around a
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Rumoured details on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One

Back in April during Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm and director Gareth Edwards peeled back the curtain slightly on the first Star Wars spinoff movie, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, by showing a short teaser, as well as releasing a very brief official synopsis for the film:

“A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film Rogue One.”

Well, with production set to get underway this summer, Joblo is reporting a few possible details about the film – although given what was revealed at Celebration, there’s not really anthing we wouldn’t expect to see anyway…

- Definitely set during the “Dark Time” of the Empire (between Episodes III and IV)

- Being coined as “darker and grittier” than any other Star Wars film to date

- The film seems to be aiming to be much like an old
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How Star Wars: Rogue One Will Stand Apart From Previous Star Wars Movies

With all of the emphasis placed on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and rightfully so, it.s only six months away!), the first so-called Anthology film, Gareth Edwards. Star Wars: Rogue One, gets overshadowed at times. But it.s trucking right along, going into production later this summer, and ready to bring something different to that far, far away galaxy. Some cool news just hit, indicating the drastically different tone, and it seems Rogue One is going to resemble a gritty war movie. We knew that Rogue One was going to be substantially different from the other Star Wars films, but sources told JoBlo to expect something much darker. The film they compare it to, tonally, is the Vietnam War drama Hamburger Hill, which is brutal. The rest of the report shares some other tidbits, most confirming things we already know, but they all kind of fit together
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New Details On "Star Wars: Rogue One"

A few more details about Gareth Edwards' "Star Wars: Rogue One" have emerged via a source for JoBlo. As previously reported, the anthology film follows a rogue band of resistance fighters uniting to steal the plans for the original Death Star.

The new report adds a few tidbits and seemingly confirms some others such as this being quite unlike the other "Star Wars" films to date:

"Definitely set during the 'Dark Time' of the Empire (between Episodes III and IV).

Being coined as 'darker and grittier' than any other Star Wars film to date.

The film seems to be aiming to be much like an old school war film; Think Hamburger Hill meets Star Wars.

All the Jedi are said to be in hiding; expect this story to leave them in the background.

Stormtroopers have same armor as they do in the original films (i.e. episodes IV -
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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant,
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A Veteran’s View of ‘American Sniper’ (Guest Column)

A Veteran’s View of ‘American Sniper’ (Guest Column)
Paul Rieckhoff is CEO and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (Iava), an Iraq veteran, and the author of “Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective.” He offers his thoughts on Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” in a guest column.

I’ve seen just about every film about the Iraq War ever made. I’ve produced and associate produced a few. I even appeared in one (for about a millisecond). And without a doubt, “American Sniper” is the single best work of film about the Iraq War ever made.

Now, it’s not the most complex film. Not the deepest film. Not even the most provocative. But in terms of storytelling, action, emotion, production and performance, attention to detail and especially the frighteningly accurate soundscape, there’s been nothing else close that’s been made since my platoon entered the war in Iraq
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Release Details for Candyman Soundtrack on Vinyl and Cassette

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The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.

Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!

Today we present to you the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Clive Barker’s 1992 ‘Candyman’ composed & performed by Philip Glass.

Clive Barker who wrote the story for Candyman is a multi talented artist, painter, director & producer. The extent of his work is endless. Spawning Nightbreed,
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Nelson Mandela's years as guerrilla fighter to be chronicled in new film

Director John Irvin, who dramatised John le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, will shed light on mystery of pistol in Mandela's Gun

His dramatisation of John le Carré's espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy starring Alec Guinness remains a British television classic. More than three decades later, director John Irvin is attempting to chronicle another shadowy life story: Nelson Mandela's years as a guerrilla freedom fighter.

Irvin announced on Friday a drama-documentary that will contain fresh revelations about Mandela's "odyssey" across Africa, his military training and his readiness to kill defenders of South Africa's apartheid regime.

It will also aim to shed light on the mystery of a pistol, said to have been a gift to Mandela from Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, which has been missing for half a century.

The film, Mandela's Gun, is a joint UK-South African production and claims to be
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Danny DeVito to Direct Indie Comedy Honeymoon With Dad

While on hiatus between seasons of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, star Danny DeVito will take to the director's chair for the indie comedy, Honeymoon with Dad. Written by Scott Atkinson (Windtalkers) and Tegan West (Hamburger Hill), the picture follows an accountant left jilted at the altar and forced to spend his honeymoon with his estranged, "larger-than-life" father.  Variety doesn't mention whether or not DeVito will take on the fatherly role himself, but I'd be surprised if he didn't. Tapestry Films and Reel FX Creative Studios will produce.  FX's eigth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres Thursday, October 11th at 10Pm Eastern.  Hit the jump for more on DeVito the director. DeVito may be known to Always Sunny fans as the insane, cat-food eating, possible father of Dennis and Dee.  Or maybe you know him as the disgusting, vile, yet oddly sympathetic villain The Penguin from Tim Burton's Batman Returns.
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Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

During the late 1980s, a generation of American boys went to war in Vietnam. Doing so, however, didn’t require any basic training or an actual tour of duty. Nope, all that was required was a working Vcr and a VHS copy of any one of the squad of Vietnam War-era movies available at the local mom and pop video store. Seriously, I can’t remember a single birthday party from that time that didn’t involve a screening of Good Morning, Vietnam or Hamburger Hill or Platoon. But the Vietnam War movie that has always lingered strongest in my memory – the one that looked different and felt different from the others – was Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. Hit the jump for my review of the 25th anniversary Blu-ray. A few nights ago, my ancient memories of the film were reawakened and challenged when I watched the stunning new
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Breathtaking truth behind the movies and myths in Vietnam: Lost Films (DVD Review)

Vietnam: Lost Films, DVD/Blu-ray, History Channel, 270 mins

DVD Review by Gary Young

Most of what I know about the Vietnam War I've picked up from films. I started with Apocalypse Now and The Deer Hunter when I was a teenager and then followed it up with the likes of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Good Morning Vietnam, Hamburger Hill and even Forrest Gump.

Each of those movies added iconic images to the depiction of that war - images that have become a kind of movie shorthand for chemical warfare, guerrilla combat, jungle battles, 60s counterculture... you name it.

One of the most disconcerting things about The History Channel's Vietnam: Lost Films is the sheer wealth of excellent footage the team has uncovered, and how much it looks just like the Vietnam War of Coppola, Cimino, Stone and the rest.

These documentaries are just brimming with superb archive filming - the helicopters,
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More Unused Artwork Uncovered: Deadly Friend, Trick or Treat, Near Dark

Around a week or two ago we pointed you in the direction of the San Diego Reader to check out some unused artwork for The Fly, Vamp, and Fright Night. Now blogger Jay Allen Sanford is back with more.

Below you'll find rejected artwork for the classic horror flicks Deadly Friend, Trick or Treat, and Near Dark. Some of these are way cooler than the crap we ended up getting instead.

Click the link below to head on over to see the rest, which includes Campus Man, Vanishing Act, China Girl, 8 Million Ways to Die, City Limits, Hamburger Hill and many more!

Deadly Friend

Trick or Treat

Near Dark

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Uncover treasures in the comments section below.
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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday

The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday
On your TV this Wednesday: ABC’s a little bit country, while X Factor is (presumably) a little bit rock ‘n roll — plus an Up All Night getaway, romantic woes for my Jj Jareau, and more. All told, I’ve rounded up 12 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm The 45th Annual Cma Awards (ABC) | Hosted for a fourth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, this three-hour kudoscast is broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

8 pm Survivor: South Pacific (CBS) | A double eviction rocks the newly merged Te Tuna tribe!

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | The Top 11 perform!
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Playboy Playmate Cynthia Myers Dies: Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Star

Model and actress Cynthia Myers, a 1968 Playboy Playmate, died Nov. 4. She was 61. Hugh Hefner announced her death on Twitter: “I’m saddened by the news of the passing of beloved Playmate Cynthia Myers, Miss December 1968.” No details about the cause of death have been released yet. Myers' movie roles were few. She reportedly had a bit part as a native girl in The Lost Continent (1968) and an undetermined one in Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), a psychological drama set during the Great Depression, and starring Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin. In 1970, Myers entered the annals of cult movie history when she was cast as one of the leads in Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, written by Roger Ebert and co-starring fellow Playboy Playmate Dolly Read and fashion model Marcia McBroom. Hardly one of the most well-regarded movies ever made, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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