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getTV Brings Back Classic Western TV Series: Nichols, Hondo, and A Man Called Shenandoah

Channel will air mini-marathon of one series each week.
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Press release: getTV introduces classic TV series to its lineup for the first time by adding a block of rarely seen Western series starting Saturday, September 12 at 12 p.m. ET. The brand new block is a part of the network's popular ongoing all-day Saturday Westerns lineup, and will debut with five episodes of the 1971 series NICHOLS, starring beloved leading man James Garner and a young Margot Kidder, in one of her first major roles. Additionally, getTV will present five episodes of the wandering gunslinger series HONDO from 1967, starring Ralph Taeger and Michael Pate, on September 19; and

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Back in Theaters Remastered with New Scenes

Tickets on sale now for director Brad Bird’s classic animated action adventure on September 30 and October 4.
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Press release: Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the animated action adventure The Iron Giant, being re-released in theaters for a limited engagement this fall, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. This special screening comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m. local time. Tickets for The Iron Giant: Signature Edition can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com, or by visiting participating cinema

2016 TCM Classic Film Festival To Be Held April 28-May 1

Festival to celebrate iconic films with Moving Pictures theme. Passes on sale Nov. 19.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced April 28-May 1 for the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, marking the seventh annual gathering of legendary stars, award-winning filmmakers and classic movie fans from around the globe. The theme for the four-day event will explore Moving Pictures, the movies that bring us to tears, rouse us to action and inspire us. Passes for the latest edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival will go on sale to the public on November 19. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will once again serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film

The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Editions Shown for the First Time During Three-Night Event

"It will give Hobbit fans a chance to binge-watch as a community!" - Fathom Events CEO John Rubey
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In October, fans can return to Middle-earth to experience Peter Jackson's Extended Editions of The Hobbit Trilogy for the first time in theaters. Gordon S. Miller reviewed those versions of An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug when they were released on Blu-ray. To learn more about the Extended Trilogy event, read on: Press release: Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of The Hobbit Trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Monday, October 5; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Wednesday,

Criterion's Release of Two Days, One Night is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us a timely drama from Belgium, a terribly reviewed comedy from Hawaii, a serious documentary, and a gory zombie show.
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My DVD/Blu-ray collection is divided up into a few different categories. There are TV shows, foreign films, my main collection, and then the Criterions. I mention this because over the last week I’ve had two different sets of people over to the house admiring my collection who had no idea what the Criterion Collection was. They were both movies lovers with decent collections themselves, not some noobs with only a couple of Disney flicks in their home library. It was shocking to me that they hadn’t heard of Criterion. In the small, nerdy world in which I tend to live,

Add Disney•Pixar's Inside Out to Your Collection This Fall

A major "emotion" picture beyond compare.
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The Walt Disney Studios presents Inside Out on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) October 13th and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand November 3rd. The official synopsis reads: Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust

getTV Presents Bogart Classics from 1949; 1954 Crime Capers + More - Tuesdays in Sept

Other highlights include Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront, a Three Stooges two-pack, Gregory Peck in Marooned, and more.
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Press Release: getTV presents an all-star “The Year Was” lineup in September, headlined by cinema icon Humphrey Bogart in two Film Noir favorites from 1949, on September 1 at 7 p.m. ET. The month begins with Bogart as an ex-serviceman who gets mixed-up in a deadly plot to smuggle war criminals into Japan in TOKYO JOE, with Alexander Knox and Florence Marly. And Bogart stars as Andrew Morton, an attorney who takes the case of a young man accused of killing a police officer in the critically acclaimed crime drama KNOCK ON ANY DOOR, with John Derek and George

Criterion Announces November 2015 Releases

Dear, Santa. This year I would like the following...
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Christmas comes early thanks to Criterion's offerings in Novemeber. New to the collection are Michael Haneke's Code Unknown, Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, Richard Brooks’ In Cold Blood, and D. A. Pennebaker’s Don't Look Now. Also available are a new digital restoration of Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru and a new addition to the Eclipse series with Julien Duvivier in the Thirties. Read on to learn more about them. Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties out Nov 3 Remembered primarily for directing the classic crime drama Pépé le moko,Julien Duvivier was one of the finest filmmakers working in France in

Day For Night is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us Francois Truffaut's film about filmmaking, a Spaghetti Western, a French-Italian film about eating yourself to death, and some Disney shorts.
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As someone who has never made a film but absolutely loves watching them, I’m completely fascinated by movies about making movies. Through the history of film, there have been a surprisingly number of them, many of which are great films in their own right. From the Coen Brothers making one of the greatest movies about writer’s block (Barton Fink) while trying to work through their own writer’s block (they were stuck in the middle of Miller’s Crossing) to Tim Burton’s glorious take on Ed Wood making one of the worst films ever made (Plan 9 From Outer Space), filmmakers have

getTV Presents a Month of Classic Musicals in September

Highlights include Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie, Jane Wyman in Let's Do It Again, Jack Lemmon and Janet Leigh in My Sister Eileen, and more.
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Press release: getTV celebrates some of Hollywood’s finest musicals with a month-long lineup featuring 10 unforgettable classics, every Thursday in September starting at 7 p.m. ET. The star-studded event opens on September 3 with a pair of “Swinging ‘60s” favorites, featuring funnyman Dick Van Dyke as a desperate songwriter who schemes to get his latest tune into the hands of a drafted rock star in the beloved 1963 smash BYE BYE BIRDIE, with Ann-Margret and Janet Leigh. And young lovers Joey and Piper sail to the City of Lights with marriage on their mind in the 1962 comedy TWO TICKETS

Roger Waters The Wall Concert Film Plays Cinema Screens Worldwide on September 29

Beyond the outstanding music, Waters reflects on the impact of war on his own family as he embarks on a deeply personal pilgrimage.
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Press release: Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, in association with Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, is set to bring his groundbreaking masterpiece, “Roger Waters The Wall,” to cinemas across the globe on Tuesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. local time for one night. ‘The Wall Live’ - the biggest worldwide tour by any solo artist in history - now comes to select movie theatres as a groundbreaking concert film, written and directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans. “Roger Waters The Wall” is a film that unfolds on many levels: an immersive concert experience of

The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes from the First Five Seasons Are Coming on DVD

Not seen for over 40 years, these two collections feature the best original broadcast episodes from the legendary variety show, hand-picked by Carol herself.
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Press release: This summer, Time Life will unearth rare treasures from the Golden Age of TV not seen in more than 40 years with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES. Showcasing the early days of one of the most honored and beloved shows in television history, Time Life will initially release long lost episodes from the first five seasons ofThe Carol Burnett Show in two singular configurations. THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION, priced at $200, will include 22 DVDs, over 20 hours of specially-created bonus programming, a collectible guest book and more, housed in a deluxe collector's box. For

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us an adult version of Harry Potter, a TV show from a film director, a classic film that was later made into an even more classic film and much more.
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I have a good friend who is probably the smartest guy I’ve ever met. I like to joke that he’s like a human version of Wikipedia. He knows stuff about everything. It's embarrassing how smart he is sometimes because he’ll casually start talking about the minutest details of some obscure something or other and I have to pretend I have the foggiest idea I know what he’s talking about. Or I just admit I’m completely lost, and as a testament to how cool he is, he never lets on how dumb I really am and just moves on to something

The Crest Theater Hosts a John Hughes Tribute on Sundays in August

"The thoughts and feelings and emotions of someone at 16 are as valid as my thoughts at 35." - John Hughes
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Throughout the rest of August, The Crest Theater, located in Westwood, CA, honors filmmaker John Hughes every Sunday at 5pm with a screening of one of his films. The schedule is as follows: August 9 - Sixteen CandlesAugust 16 - The Breakfast ClubAugust 23 - Weird ScienceAugust 30 - Uncle Buck To learn more about the films, read the following press release. The Breakfast Club (1985) starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Michael Hall is the tenth screenplay written by the late John Hughes and his second directorial classic. In an Eye on the Movies

Doctor Who Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide on September 15 and 16

Featuring a never-before-seen prequel to season nine and an exclusive interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.
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Days before the ninth season of the modern Doctor Who premieres Saturday, September 19 on BBC AMERICA, Whovians (and the curious) can watch the last two episodes of season eight in theaters across the country. Learn more below: Press release: BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the return of the longest running sci-fi television series, Doctor Who, to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event, Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in spectacular 3D, starring Peter Capaldi. Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the show’s two-part eighth season finale, will be presented in RealD 3D and

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Present Grease Sing-A-Long In Select Cinemas on August 16 and 19

Fans can sing their hearts out while enjoying Paramount Pictures’ beloved classic on the big screen.
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With summer being the season of high-school reunions, it seems as good a time as any to revisit Danny, Sandy, and the rest of the gang from Rydell High, and the fine folks at Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have teamed up to make that possible. Read on to learn when and where. Press release: Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continue their TCM Presents series with Grease Sing-A-Long on August 16 and 19 at 2:00 p.m. local time and 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates). The event will include a special introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

Orphan Black: Season Three is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us crazy clones, casual vacancies, a couple of film noirs and lots of TV.
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I have this completely random rule that I have to watch at least 10 movies every month. Now to all you movie buffs out there in Cinema Sentry-land that’s probably nothing. You probably watch 10 movies a week. But to this "self-employed, works weird hours, and has a wife and a four-year-old daughter" dude, 10 movies is hard to achieve. I usually get home sometime after 4pm to find the wife exhausted from dealing with the endlessly energetic child. So it becomes my duty to play with her while supper is cooked. Then there is eating, after which we take

Star Trek: Renegades Premieres Aug 1 at the Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA

"An exhilarating new adventure that boldly goes where no Star Trek has gone before."
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Southern California Trek fans, and those beyond willing to travel, have the opportunity to see the world premiere of the new pilot / feature film Star Trek: Renegades, which features the Federation's Section 31, led by Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer, putting together a new covert, renegade crew when space and time becomes folded around planets that are the main suppliers of dilithium crystals. Press release: Star Trek: Renegades World PremiereSaturday, August 1, 2015 The Crest Theater: 1262 Westwood Blvd; Los Angeles, CA 90024Red Carpet at 7 p.m. Premiere at 8 p.m.There will be a special fan screening at

White God is the Pick of the Week

Every dog has his day… (And cult movie collectors will have theirs this week!)
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As a certain Italian schlockumentary once reminded us many moons ago, it's a dog's world out there. And some distant cousins of the Italians - the Hungarians - have seen fit to impress that old adage upon us once more, with their multiple award-winning 2014 hit Fehér isten, better known in the English-speaking parts of the world as White God. Here, writer/director Kornél Mundruczó paints his audiences an ugly reminder that - despite our alleged progress when it comes to being humane towards everyone, animal or human alike - we're still just a bunch of stinkin' savages. Ignoring another timeless

WE tv's Law & Order Birthday Bash Kicks off with 25th Anniversary Binge-A-Thon

The two-night marathon with fan-favorite episodes airs on July 28 and 29.
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The Law & Order franchise is currently ubiquitous on the television landscape with its various programs airing on various broadcast and cable channels, including Sundance, TNT, USA, WGN. September 13 marks Law & Order's 25th anniversary and WE tv is planning an early celebration. Read on to learn more. Press release: WE tv is getting a jump start on the milestone 25th anniversary of Law & Order, the popular criminal procedural that paved the way for the drama genre with a month-long celebration in August. The festivities begin with a two-night marathon on Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29,

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau is the Pick of the Week

A few intriguing new releases for the fan of variety.
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As an extreme film lover, I'm always torn between variety. Sometimes, there is too much to choose from, and it also depends upon the price. There isn't any doubt that I do like to have choices, it's that I like to choose from films that I would find interesting. When I'm not taking online classes, or doing horrible yard work, I only have a limited time to watch the newest releases. This week, there isn't a lot of choices, but these are some releases I found to be quite interesting and worth checking out. Yes, some of them sound strange,

Turner Classic Movies Popular Summer Under the Stars Programming Event Returns in August

A 24-hour salute each day of the month including tributes to first-timers Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin as well as returning legends Fred Astaire and Katharine Hepburn.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) ultimate movie star showcase, Summer Under the Stars, returns August 1 for its 13th year as TCM pays tribute to 31 different stars in 31 days. This year’s Summer Under the Stars will feature a premiere interview, filmed at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, with iconic actress Ann-Margret and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz on Aug. 13, as well as a salute to Ingrid Bergman for her 100th birthday including a showing of Casablanca (1942). This year, 15 stars will receive their first Summer Under the Stars salutes, including Oscar winners: Alan Arkin (Aug.

James Bond Meets the Author of All His Pain in the New SPECTRE Trailer

Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
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The official synopsis: A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine

TCM to Remember Legendary Actor Omar Sharif on Sep. 21

The tribute to include Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl.
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Omar Sharif (born Michel Demitri Chalhoub) died from a heart attack in a Cairo hospital on July 10. He was an Egyptian actor who became an international sensation when he garnerd a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his first English-language role as Sharif Ali in David Lean's historical epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962). In addition to his long career as actor, which began with Devil of the Sahara (1954) and concluded with voice work in 1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham (2015), Sharif was also a world-class contract bridge players. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be paying

What We Do In The Shadows is the Pick of the Week

Its a great week to be a horror fan.
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It's a good week to be a horror fan. I’ve no doubt complained in these pages before how I rarely get to watch horror films anymore. The wife doesn’t like them; the daughter is too young for them. I only get a slight sliver of time between the family going to bed and me not knocking off myself to watch the sort of things only I want to watch. There is a long list of those things and most of them beat out horror in the desire department so it is a real rarity that I actually watch any sort

getTV Celebrates Cary Grant in August

A month of classics featuring the Howard Hawks' hit His Girl Friday and Grant's final film Walk, Don't Run, Thursdays in August.
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Want to spend the evening with Cary Grant? getTV offers everyone the opportunity for a few nights during the month of August. Read on to learn all about it Press release: getTV pays tribute to the incomparable Cary Grant in eight unforgettable classics, airing every Thursday in August at 7 p.m. ET. The month kicks off on August 6 with 1937’s THE AWFUL TRUTH, the film that established Grant both as a leading man and comedic genius, starring alongside Irene Dunne as a soon-to-be-divorced couple who go to extremes to undermine each other’s romantic prospects. The 1938 George Cukor romance

Criterion Announces October 2015 Releases

As Halloween approaches, Criterion offers a slate of films filled with various scares.
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In October, Criterion offers five releases. New to the collection are David Cronenberg's The Brood, Ettore Scola’s A Special Day, and David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. Also available are new digital restorations of Masaki Kobayashi’s original cut of Kwaidan and Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho. Read on to learn more about them. My Own Private Idaho (#277) out Oct 6 River Phoenix (Stand by Me) and Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant (Mala Noche), about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him,

Ex Machina is the Pick of the Week

This week brings us sexy artificial intelligence, sexually transmitted haunting, boys with horses, exotic sequels and more.
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At work today, I was listening to the Invisibilia podcast, specifically the one entitled “Our Computers, Ourselves.” It was all about how computers and technology have changed us as a society, culturally, and individually. I was especially fascinated with the segment on Thad Starner who has essentially been wearing a computer (kind of a prototype of Google Glass - which he helped invent actually) for the last couple of decades. He swears it has been nothing but helpful, with no downside at all. He constantly types information into his hard drive about what he’s thinking, what he’s doing, and the

Ash vs Evil Dead Will Be Unleashed on Halloween

The series from original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell is set to premiere Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM.
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Press release: STARZ announced the highly anticipated premiere of original series Ash vs Evil Dead on Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM ET/PT and released the first live action trailer during the series’ Comic Con panel in San Diego. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Ash vs Evil Dead, which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. Campbell reprises

For the Die-hard Die Hard Fan: Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Limited Edition Collection

Own all five explosive Die Hard movies On Blu-ray housed in a replica of the iconic building - Available October 13.
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You are gonna need a bigger shelf and maybe a bigger room to add this new, ultimate Die Hard limited edition set to your collection in October. To learn more, read on: Press release: Ever wanted to scale Nakatomi Plaza with John McClane, just like in the first Die Hard? On October 13, fans can do just that with the Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection! Featuring all five of the franchise’s action-packed films in a replica of the legendary Los Angeles tower, this limited edition collection is McClane-approved and like nothing you’ve ever seen before, making it the perfect gift

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