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TCM to Air 'To Tell The Truth,' Month-long Programming Spotlight on Documentaries

Hosted By Alec Baldwin, To Tell The Truth airs every Monday and Wednesday throughout November.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will look at the influential history of non-fiction films in To Tell The Truth, a month-long programming special featuring more than 50 films exploring the history of this effective and important art form. Hosted by Oscar-nominee and TCM-veteran Alec Baldwin, the special will feature several TCM premieres including two episodes of the ongoing series To Tell The Truth: A History of Documentary Film (2014). The programming special premieres Nov. 2 at 8 pm ET and will air every Monday and Wednesday during the month. Documentaries have been an important part of moviemaking since the

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us an enormous gore feast, Norman Lear, Bob Dylan, Viggo Mortensen in the woods, and much more.
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Halloween is really sneaking up on me this year. October is normally one of my favorite months of the year as it is the beginning of cooler weather, hot drinks, the smell of burning wood, and beautiful colors. It's also the only month of the year when everybody wants to watch scary movies. I don’t know if it's the warm weather, or the fact that we bought a house and have been spending all our excess time and energy fixing it up or what, but I just haven’t been feeling October this year. We had our annual pumpkin-carving party a

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-24-16

More thrills and chills from TCM.
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As Halloween approaches, it was only natural for TCM's Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee to have his work as Dracula in the Hammer films featured as they are on Monday night. The two-night block of Trailblazing Women continues and then back for more horror. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula (1958) Monday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The legendary count tries to turn his enemies' women into his bloodthirsty brides. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference Co-host Dana Delany- Wait Until Dark (1967) Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A blind woman fights against drug

Sony Movie Channel Highlights in November

Including a Thanksgiving Day Westerns Block and stunts starring Woody Harrelson and Jeff Bridges.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel gives viewers something to be thankful for with a November lineup packed with premieres, acclaimed dramas, and star-studded stunts—airing in primetime all month long. The roster is headlined by an Election Night block starring William Shatner, Clint Eastwood, and John Malkovich; Michael Shannon in the premieres of SHOTGUN STORIES and TAKE SHELTER, both directed by Jeff Nichols; Guy Pearce in the hit Australian crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM; a Woody Harrelson two-pack; a Thanksgiving Day Westerns Marathon block featuring Lindsay Wagner in THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF DR. MEG LAUREL, and Robert Duvall in BROKEN TRAIL; and

AFI FEST 2016 Cinema's Legacy Lineup

Tickets to screenings will be available on beginning November 1.
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Press release: AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi has announced its annual Cinema’s Legacy lineup. This section highlights classic movies and, this year, is comprised of nine iconic titles from film history, including Orson Welles’ masterpiece CITIZEN KANE (1941), along with films featuring the three female film trailblazers adorning this year’s festival key art: CARMEN JONES (1954), starring Dorothy Dandridge; THE HITCH-HIKER (1953), directed by Ida Lupino; and PICCADILLY (1929), starring Anna May Wong. Additionally, the Cinema’s Legacy section will present AFI Conservatory alumna Julie Dash’s (Class of 1974) groundbreaking DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991). CINEMA’S LEGACY CARMEN JONES -

Cafe Society is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us a new Woody Allen, lots of old Marx Brothers comedies, a couple of Criterions, an Independence Day sequel nobody really wanted, and much more.
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There are a handful of directors that will get me to the theatre sight unseen. Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, and a few others make films that I know I want to see even if I know nothing going in. Even if the critical evaluations have been poor. I don’t always love their movies and on occasion I've even come close to outright loathing them, but I am never disappointed in having seen them. Directors with a true vision can be a rare thing in Hollywood, and I’m always ready to see what they can do with it.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-17-16

As Halloween approaches, the horror movies increase.
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TCM's Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee gets the spotlight on two nights with the inclusion of a double feature of Hammer Frankenstein films next Sunday night. The Trailblazing Women programming block continues and more horror movies make the schedule as Haloween appraoches. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - Horror Hotel (1960) Monday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young coed travels to a village to continue her research on witchcraft, and discovers some horrifying secrets. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference Co-host Rita Moreno - In This Our Life (1942) Tuesday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A neurotic

Fathom Events and BBC AMERICA Present 'Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks' Animated Series in Cinemas

Featuring Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor, the special cinema event occurs on November 14 only.
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Press release: BBC AMERICA and Fathom Events announced a one-night special theatrical screening event of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time - 50 years after the original BBC broadcast - in advance of the premiere on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:25pm ET. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast. Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in cinemas can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices.

Criterion Announces January 2017 Releases

Ring in the new year with four new titles.
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Criterion starts the new year with four titles. Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Fox and His Friends, Jack Garfein’s Something Wild, and Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl. Read on to learn more about them. His Girl Friday (#849) out Jan 10 One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces Its November 2016 Home Video Releases

Start getting your Xmas list ready, if you can wait that long.
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Kino Lorber Studio Classics has released their slate of titles for November. There's quite a bit to choose from, especially for film noir fans. Feast your eyes below. THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE FROM BASHFUL BEND (1949)Blu-ray Street Date: November 1, 2016Blu-ray SRP: $29.95Director: Preston SturgesStarring: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San JuanComedy / 77 minutes / Color / 1.33:1 Synopsis: The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend is a romantic comedy-western directed by the legendary Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels) and starring Betty Grable (I Wake Up Screaming), Cesar Romero (The Joker of TV's Batman), Rudy Vallee (The

The Hills Have Eyes (Arrow Video Edition) is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us nuclear mutants, Mel Gibson, Tarzan, the music of Jerry Garcia, lady ghostbusters, and much more.
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This weekend I gave away the vast majority of my CD collection. I am a collector of things, especially entertainment media things, so this was a very difficult thing to do. I love physical objects. Books line my walls, my DVD shelves are overflowing, and CDs stack up everywhere. At least they used to. Truth is, most of my CDs have been sitting in boxes for several years because I’ve not had room in my homes to put them anywhere. Truth is, I really haven’t minded. I’ve long since had all my music ripped to my hard drive and I

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-10-16

Starting planning your movie-watching week.
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In addition to two nights focusing on Trailblazing Women and one night devoted to Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee, TCM delivers plenty of Halloween treats for horror fans. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A villainous doctor creates a killer spray in order to conquer London. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference - The Conspirators (1944) Tuesday, October 11 at 12:30 a.m. (ET) A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon. The Young Philadelphians (1959) Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00

getTV's October Programming Includes Sunday Horror Block

Other highlights include an all-new “Dad Sitcoms” Tuesday block, and a Presidential lineup of Merv Griffin Show episodes airing all month long.
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Press release: getTV gets spooky this October, with a lineup full of tricks and treats featuring creepy classics and specials, a new block of sidesplitting sitcoms, and in-depth interviews with past presidents. The month includes a horrifying Halloween event celebrating the lives and careers of horror all-stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Bela Lugosi, Sundays in October; as well as the all-new “Dad Sitcoms” comedy block with Haley Joel Osment in THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW and Jennifer Lawrence in THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW; and a special block of MERV GRIFFIN SHOW featuring candid conversations with Richard Nixon, Gerald

Diane Keaton to Receive 45th AFI Life Achievement Award

America's highest honor for a career in film to be presented June 8, 2017. Tribute will air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies.
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Press release: The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that legendary actress Diane Keaton will be the recipient of the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Keaton at a Gala Tribute on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute special will return for its fifth year with Turner, premiering on TNT and followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film," said Sir Howard

Rush: Time Stand Still Rocks U.S. Cinemas on November 3 Only

Featuring exclusive bonus content and narration by Paul Rudd.
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Press release: In partnership with Concord Music Group and ole, Fathom Events is set to bring an epic one-night cinema event with legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Rush, to fans nationwide with Rush | Time Stand Still on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event, narrated by Paul Rudd, provides an intimate look into the band’s sold-out final (R40) tour and the unique relationship Rush has with their devoted fans. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - remains one

Preacher: Season One is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us comic books brought to screens both big and small, an election year purge, lots of TV and more.
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In this new Golden Age of Television, it's easy to feel a bit like King Midas where every show you turn to is beautiful. Yet much like the legend, this can be as much of a curse as it is a blessing. There is just too much great TV available and not enough time to watch it. I now not only have a list of shows I want to watch but I now have to keep another list of shows I’ve started, really loved, but have not yet caught up with because I keep getting distracted with all the other

getTV Presents a Special Month of Presidential Appearances on The Merv Griffin Show

Airing every Monday at 10 P.M. ET, from October 17 through Election Day Eve on November 7.
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Press release: getTV puts the spotlight on four classic episodes of The Merv Griffin Show, with a month of presidential appearances. The lineup includes in-depth and honest sit-downs with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan with his wife, Nancy Reagan, and will air every Monday at 10 p.m. ET, from October 17 through Election Day Eve on November 7. The special lineup kicks off on October 17, as Merv moderates a lively discussion from Dec. 20, 1967 between Richard Nixon—shortly before he announced he was running for president—and talk show host and producer David Susskind, who openly

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-03-16

Some very good choices this week.
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In the month of October, Turner Classic Movies celebrates Christopher Lee as the Star of the Month, focuses two nights on Trailblazing Women, and of course, presents horror movies for Halloween. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - The Three Musketeers (1973) Monday, October 3 at 1:15 a.m. (ET) A country boy joins the famed musketeers and fights to protect the queen's name. Trailblazing Women: Actresses Who Made a Difference - Little Annie Rooney (1925) Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) In this silent film, two children of the streets set out to avenge their father's murder. A Face

The Neon Demon is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us sinister models, shark attacks, goofy horror flicks, critically acclaimed Polish films and so much more.
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I used to say that the best part of going to the movies was watching the movie trailers before the show started. That wasn’t really true of course (unless the film was bad), but in those days that was about the only place I could find out what movies were coming up. It wasn’t like today where there are a hundred million sites dedicated to giving us every scrap of information about every upcoming movie from here to eternity. Truth be told, I don’t really pay that much attention to those things anyway. My Facebook and Twitter feeds get filled

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 09-26-16

Goodbye, September. Hello, October.
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September on TCM concludes as does "Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick," which focuses on films from the 1970s, the 1980s, and Anchorman. Star-of-the-month Gene Hackman can be found in Nicaragua, and horror fans get an early start on their Halloween viewing with Bride of Frankenstein. Torch Song (1953) Monday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A tempestuous musical theater star falls for a blind pianist. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick - Young Frankenstein (1974) Tuesday, September 27 at 9:30 p.m. (ET) A descendant of Dr. Frankenstein sets out to make a man. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick - Naked Gun:

Disney's The BFG on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere Dec. 6

This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family!
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Press release: This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Dahl’s personal favorite, The BFG, as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The BFG, Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. As dreamers around the globe gear up

William Shatner, Buzz Aldrin, Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast Coming to SVCC 2017

After its successful inaugural year, SVCC will return to downtown San Jose the weekend of April 21-23, 2017.
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Press release: General admission tickets are now on sale for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo taking place April 21-23, 2017 in downtown San Jose. Pairing science with fiction, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to inspire and entertain with celebrity appearances, science/tech discussions, film and TV screenings, panels with award-winning authors and artists, cosplay contests and more. Three-day and single-day passes for SVCC 2017 can be purchased today at Fans who purchase three-day passes before October 1 will be entered into a drawing to ride around SVCC 2017 with the Woz in his

Beauty and the Beast (25th Anniversary Edition) is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us a Disney classic, David Bowie with crazy hair, an early Coen Brothers film, teenaged turtles and more.
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Memory is a funny thing. It changes and mutates along the way as we get older. My memory says I was a great fan of the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s, but looking back at those films it seems I really wasn’t. The Little Mermaid kicked things off in 1989. I was 13. I love that film. I think I saw it in theaters upon first release, but honestly, it's become such a part of my cinematic DNA, I can no longer remember the first time I saw it. Beauty and the Beast was released two years later, and I’m

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 09-19-16

Another very good week from TCM.
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This week on TCM, the "Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick" event features films from the 1950s and 1960s, star-of-the-month Gene Hackman in a Woody Allen film, the original Magnificent Seven, and the marvelous Stormy Weather. Bus Stop (1956) Monday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he's infatuated. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick - The Long, Long Trailer (1954) Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Life on the road isn't what it's cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick

A Town Called Panic: Double Fun Plays Select Theaters on Sept. 24

Join Cowboy and Indian as they embark on their latest wild and crazy adventures in two new specials, Christmas Panic & Back to School Panic.
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Press release: Take another trip to A Town Called Panic, with two award-winning new specials from the directors of the zany feature film and the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine, in theaters on September 24 for one day only! With disarming wit and hilarious visuals, A Town Called Panic: Double Fun revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In Christmas Panic, their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents.

Criterion Announces December 2016 Releases

Four new options for you Xmas wish list.
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In December, Criterion offers four titles for those who make the "nice" list. Three new titles added to the Collection are Laurie Anderson's Heart of a Dog, John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle, and Federico Fellini's Roma. Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador) gets a high-def upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. The Exterminating Angel (#459) out Dec 6 A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador), a daring masterpiece from Luis Buñuel. Made just one year after his

Shin Godzilla Stomps Across North America This October

"A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen."
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Press release: The iconic science-fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd—and you can score your tickets now! Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016. The company revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into theaters for a limited engagement October 11 - 18, screening in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for Shin Godzilla are now available

TCM Launches Second Year of Trailblazing Women Initiative

Hosted by Illeana Douglas, the month-long programming event begins Oct. 4 and features Bette Midler, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Dana Delany.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the second year of Trailblazing Women, a multi-year initiative in partnership with Women in Film Los Angeles (WIF) to raise awareness about the historical contributions of women in the film industry. This year’s programming event will feature acclaimed actresses Bette Midler, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Dana Delany as co-hosts examining the remarkable impact of actresses on the movie industry. Hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas, Trailblazing Women premieres Oct. 4 and airs every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the October. The theme of the 2016 programming slate -Trailblazing Women: Actresses

Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us a special anniversary, a ghost story sequel, a comic book nerd's dream come true, and lots of classic films getting nice upgrades.
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I can’t remember when I first saw Aliens. It was definitely the plural and not the singular (it would be years later than I’d finally sit down with the original Ridley Scott film). I vaguely remember seeing it with my cousins. I certainly discussed it with them and we quoted it regularly. But the details fade. My strongest memory of the actual film is the scene in which two of the marines are caught in a tunnel and one decides to take out as many aliens as she can by letting them come in close and exploding a grenade. As

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Set for Exclusive One-Time Cinematic Event October 10

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment spotlight Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar voicing classic roles.
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Press release: Travel back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes. Audiences will have the opportunity to join all the animated excitement as it unfolds on the big screen for one special day. Fathom Events is once again partnering with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment to bring Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders to movie theaters for three exclusive showings on Monday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, before it comes to EST on October 11 and Blu-ray™

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