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Klute is the Pick of the Week

A gritty '70s masterwork leads a week of interesting releases.
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The 1970s was a hugely groundbreaking decade for film. During this decade, Cinema reflected on the aftermath of Vietnam, the Watergate scandal, women's rights, and the uncertainty of more political unrest. Director Alan J. Pakula reflected this with his unofficial 'paranoid trilogy', which included 1974's The Parallax View and 1976's All The President's Men. However, his 1971 neo-noir thriller, Klute, started it all. It's a film about menace, uncertainty, but also a woman's place in the world. That woman is Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda), a self-liberated call girl who's given one trick too many, and finds herself on the wrong

Marvel Studios Celebrates the In-Home Release of Avengers: Endgame with the We Love You 3000 Tour

Special guests from Marvel Studios and the MCU will visit nine U.S. cities greeting and treating fans at each tour stop.
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Press release: In celebration of the in-home release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have teamed up to launch the “We Love You 3000” Tour as a way to thank the fans who have invested so deeply in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), making it the single most successful franchise in film history. Special guests from Marvel Studios and the MCU will visit nine U.S. cities — beginning in San Diego at Comic-Con International on July 20 and ending in Anaheim at D23 Expo 2019 the weekend of Aug. 23-25— greeting and treating fans at

IDW Announces Signing Schedule, Panels, and Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con International 2019

George Takei's 'They Called Us Enemy', all-new 'Locke & Key', the Wynonna Earp cast, and many more comic and entertainment icons appear at Booth #2729.
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Press release: Next week, IDW Publishing will celebrate its 20th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con with sensational booth appearances by such fan-favorite talents as George Takei, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kim Dwinell, Magdalene Visaggio, B. Dave Walters, Stan Sakai, Walter Simonson, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Eastman, Sam Maggs, Rod Fergusson, the cast of Wynonna Earp, and so many, many more! Our complete list of booth guests, panels, and show exclusives can be found below. Be sure to visit Booth #2729 for IDW’s coolest Comic-Con signings and swag! Of particular note, IDW is now taking Comic-Con preorders on two They Called

The BRD Trilogy is the Pick of the Week

Fassbinder's classic trilogy stands out during a week of notable releases.
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Legendary director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the most uncompromising observers of human nature that cinema had ever known. He was also a rebel with a devil-may-care attitude, but not unsympathetically towards his characters; characters who were outsiders rejected by society and forced to live their lives the only way they knew how. The three films available in the new Blu-ray upgrade for his famous BRD Trilogy: The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Veronkia Voss (1982), and Lola (1981), showcase strong women who sacrifice their beauty for the things they want in postwar Germany, but not for the most

Warner Archive Collection Announces Three Stellar SDCC 2019 Panels

Weekend highlights include Blu-ray release of V: The Original Mini-series, Popeye's 90th Birthday Bash, and Primetime Hanna-Barbera Series
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Press release: Warner Archive Collection covers the past, present and future at 2019 Comic-Con International with a trio of entertaining panels slated for the weekend - a Thursday celebration of Popeye’s 90th Birthday; a Friday revisit to the landmark V: The Original Mini-Series, currently being remastered for Blu-ray; and a spotlight on The Jetsons (for its upcoming newly-remastered-for-Blu-ray release) and the terrific primetime history of Hanna-Barbera. Talent featured on the Warner Archive Collection panels will include V: The Original Mini-Series star Marc Singer and the franchise’s renowned creator, Kenneth Johnson; respected animation writer Tony Benedict, who scripted every episode of

Shout! Factory Unveils San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Lineup

Highlights include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine doc, Home Movies, and more.
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Press release: Pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to San Diego Comic-Con International in 2019 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events for the beloved Adult Swim series Home Movies, the acclaimed documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Shout! Factory/Scream Factory; new official Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise; Comic-Con exclusive items; and engaging booth activities including a BoJack Horseman AR experience. Convention attendees are invited to join in the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor. Get your favorite McGuirkisms ready! On Thursday, the classic Adult Swim

Warner Bros Home Entertainment Announces SDCC 2019 Premieres, Panels, and More

An unparalleled ensemble of stellar offerings, including six World Premieres, a pair of monumental anniversary celebrations, two helpings of horror fun, and fan activations spotlighting two 2019 hit films over the July 17-21 weekend.
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Press release: Among the 13 slated events from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are world premieres of Batman: Hush, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, LEGO DC: Batman - Family Matters, Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, The Banana Splits Movie and an in-depth Shazam! documentary. The weekend also spotlights grand celebrations for Batman Beyond’s 20th Anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo, as well as an inside look at two horror-centric upcoming releases: Critters Attack! & The Banana Splits Movie. Immersive experiences adjacent to the Omni Hotel (across the tracks from the Convention Center) will offer fans a more personal experience

Shout! Factory Unveils Its Anime Expo 2019 Lineup

Featuring world renowned anime brands, popular home entertainment products, and interactive fan activities.
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Press release: Now a mainstay at Anime Expo, pop-culture studio Shout! Factory returns to AX 2019 with a dynamic lineup, featuring a showcase of the latest collectible anime home entertainment offerings, fan-engaging booth activities, exclusive gift-with-purchase items, photo ops, promotional giveaways, sweepstakes, and much more! Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#2022) on the main convention floor. Anime Expo is the largest anime convention in North America and takes place July 4 - July 7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tickets and full details are available at

Leon Morin, Priest is the Pick of the Week

Legendary director Jean-Pierre Melville's 1961 non-gangster classic leads a rather slow week of releases.
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When talking about the great Jean-Pierre Melville, you're automatically drawn to his gangster oeurve, which he definitely excelled in. This is apparent because of iconic films such as Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge, and Le Deuxieme Souffle, among others. However, he was a filmmaker of many talents, reveling in dramas as well, such as Army Of Shadows, Le Silence De La Mer, and his spirtual 1961 effort Leon Morin, Priest, which is my Pick of the Week. It stars film legend Jean-Paul Belmondo as Leon Morin, a man of the cloth who becomes the object of desire of all the

TCM Presents: Out of This World: A Celebration of Sci-Fi Movies Every Tuesday in July

Highlights include tribute to 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing and network premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
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Press release: This July, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) presents Out of This World: A Celebration of Sci-Fi Movies, an odyssey through science fiction movies from a galaxy far, far away to not-too-distant futures. Airing every Tuesday night in primetime, each evening will explore the many realms of science fiction in cinema including creature features, early sci-fi, TCM’s network premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and a special night of moon movies in honor of this month’s 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s monumental moon landing. TCM’s celebration of science fiction films will include: July

Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment Debut Trailer for RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019

RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019 will feature a special look inside some of the most powerful performances from R40 LIVE, the band’s 2015 tour and live album of the same name.
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Press release: Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment are delighted to share the just-released trailer for the highly anticipated release of RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019, coming to select cinemas across the globe, for a special, limited theatrical engagement on Wednesday, August 21. Tickets for the event are now on sale at www.CinemaStrangiato.com In partnership with Concord Music Group, RUSH: Cinema Strangiato 2019 will feature a special look inside some of the most powerful performances from R40 LIVE, the band’s 2015 tour and live album of the same name. The theatrical film experience is set to include top RUSH songs, such as

On 8/6, Time Life Delivers The Best of The Carol Burnett Show: 50th Anniversary Edition

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of television's landmark variety shows, Time Life delivers the ultimate collectible.
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Press release: On September 11, 1967, Carol Burnett and her madcap cast took to the airwaves on CBS for a new variety series that combined sketch comedy, singing and dancing. Little did they know that The Carol Burnett Show would become an Emmy Award-winning program and survive the changing tastes of TV audiences to last eleven seasons. Available at retail for the first time, The Best of The Carol Burnett Show: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together the best of the best -- 60 hand-picked episodes covering every season -- into one singular and uproarious set. Available on August 6, 2019,

Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection Arrives in Premium Blu-ray Set on 12/3

Based on the best-selling novel series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones holds the record as the most awarded series in television history, earning a total of 132 Emmy nominations and 47 wins to date.
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Press release: Rally the realm on December 3rd as HBO is releasing all eight epic seasons of one of the most talked about programs in TV history with Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection, an ultra-premium, limited-edition Blu-ray set. This must-have collectible exclusively features Game of Thrones: Reunion Special, a two-part reunion show with cast members from the final season including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and more, as well as previously departed fan-favorites like Sean Bean, Jason Momoa, Mark Addy and others. Hosted by Emmy-award winning host Conan O’Brien, the reunion was shot in front of a live

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame Releases on Digital 7/30 and on Blu-ray 8/13

Marvel Studios' climactic conclusion to 22 films and one of the top films of all time.
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Press release: Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of Avengers: Endgame on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13. Fans who bring home Avengers: Endgame will gain hours of

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion Available September 3, 2019

Features all episodes of the iconic Scooby-Doo Where Are You! series on Blu-ray for the first time ever.
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Press release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) salutes that lovable Great Dane, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with the release of Scooby-Doo, Where are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion. Available in stores on September 3, 2019, this release is packaged in an eye-catching, limited edition collectible mystery mansion giftset that includes all 41 episodes of the original series, Scooby-Doo! Where are You!, released on Blu-ray for the first time, as well as a Digital Copy of the series. This must-own box set has some fun extras. The set contains all-new HD content and Scooby-Doo

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the Pick of the Week

John Cameron Mitchell's 2001 cult classic rounds out a pretty great week of new releases.
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Being that this is still Pride month, I think John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) makes sense as my Pick of the Week. Although I have only seen the first half of the film, I know that it definitely compares to Rocky Horror as the new Midnight Movie, but with more emotional and oddly realistic poignancy. It also captures the spirit of rock and roll and how it connects within the soul of people who really desire their own voice. In terms of today's unholy and misguided transphobia, I think the film stomps the usual stereotypes to

Two-Part Doctor Who Special, 'The End of Time,' Comes to U.S. Movie Theaters as a One-Night Event on August 7

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of David Tennant’s final season.
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WHAT: This year marks the 10th anniversary of David Tennant’s final season with “Doctor Who,” and perhaps his greatest adventure of all time - the heartbreaking two-part special: “The End of Time.” Cinema audiences have the chance to relive the agony and ecstasy of this thrilling story on August 7 only, with the return of many fan-favorite actors from David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor: Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, John Simm, Freema Agyeman, Bernard Cribbins, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen and more. In addition to the feature content, fans will get an exclusive look at a brand new interview with

Us is the Pick of the Week

Jordan Peele's creepy second work headlines a new, interesting release week.
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Director Jordan Peele brings us a new cinematic nightmare with his inventive, sophomore effort, Us, which can be described as a home-invasion thriller like no other. However, Peele has some definite tricks up his sleeve. Although he only has two films under his belt (so far), this and his 2017 smash hit, Get Out, he already has garnered the reputation as a new master of horror. His brand of scaring viewers is the level of social horror, where the shocks are metaphors for the real problems that exist the world we live in. With Us, he tackles the hidden terrors

Criterion Announces September 2019 Releases

"Six in September" has a nice ring to it.
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Might not want to blow your budget on summer-vacation plans after seeing these September titles from Criterion. New to the collection will be Ritwik Ghatak's The Cloud-Capped Star, John Waters' Polyester, Ernst Lubitsch's Cluny Brown, Charlie Chaplin's The Circus, and Bill Forsyth's Local Hero. Getting a Blu-ray upgrade is Marco Bellocchio's Fists in the Pocket. Read on to learn more about them. Fists in the Pocket (#333) out Sept 3 Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions, in this astonishing debut from Marco Bellocchio. Characterized by a

The 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-up at the Movies Comes to Movie Theaters Worldwide on August 1

Presenting the band’s legendary Giants Stadium concert from June 17, 1991.
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Press release: Global entertainment distributor Trafalgar Releasing is bringing the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies to select movie theaters on Thursday, August 1. This meet-up marks the first time that acclaimed series will receive a global outing, reaching audiences worldwide. Fans of the iconic classic rock band can now find their local screening and purchase tickets at MeetUpAtTheMovies.com. This highly anticipated annual fan event, this year will showcase the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium in New Jersey, widely considered to be one of the greatest shows of the band's final decade of

Criterion's Swing Time is the Pick of the Week

An Astaire and Rogers classic headlines a somewhat pivotal week of new releases.
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When it comes to classic cinema, I think that the Astaire and Rogers films have to be mentioned somewhere. While they're short on plot, which means that Astaire and Rogers typically play their usual boy-meets-girl, girl-detests-boy, boy-and-girl eventually fall in love schtick. But when it comes to the dancing and musical numbers, they arugbly cannot be beat as perhaps the greatest duo in Hollywood history. And when you have them directed by one of the most celebrated American directors of all-time, Mr. George Stevens, you have a recipe for movie magic. Hence the point, with the new release of 1936's

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live to Launch All New National Tour This Fall

Marking the third and final live tour for the show's creator, Joel Hodgson
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Press release: Original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) for more than three decades, Joel Hodgson announces today that he will headline a North American tour for a third and final time in an all new LIVE production, titled Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Produced by Alternaversal LLC, the tour will launch this September in York, PA, and premiere two never-before-screened films: No Retreat, No Surrender and Circus of Horrors. Following the wildly successful "Watch Out for Snakes! Tour" in 2017 and
After an invaluable contribution of nearly eight years running this weekly column, Senior Writer Mat Brewster is stepping away and will be greatly missed. Rather than leaving readers around the world in the dark about what new titles are available to purchase, we'll do our best to fill the void created by his absence. Perusing the list of new titles on sale this week, there was little doubt as a member of Generation X that I would be picking The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. As much as it was fun watching the

The Film Detective Steers into Summer with Drive-In Classics

Looking for more of a laugh this summer season? TFD is also proud to announce the arrival of new titles from The Three Stooges!
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Press release: ​​​The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network available on multiple platforms and film archive that restores classic films for today’s cord cutters, is welcoming the summer season with the return of its Drive-In Classics category and new restorations from The Three Stooges. Summer and drive-in theaters have long gone hand-in-hand. First opened by Richard Hollingshead on June 6, 1933, the drive-in embodied more than film. It was an entire summer experience that united friends and families, inviting them to pack up their cars, enjoy a night out, and of course, take a visit to the concessions

APOLLO 11 - The Immersive Live Show Announces Orange County Performances Starting October 10th

The show invites audiences to go on an epic journey to the Moon and back.
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Press release: The Immersive Live Show touches down in Costa Mesa, CA for a limited engagement at OC Fair & Event Center on Thursday, October 10, with tickets on sale Sunday, June 23. Groups of 10 or more can purchase their tickets now by emailing groupsales@apollo11show.com or calling 1-833-9MOON11. Costa Mesa is the second stop of this exciting new production’s 18-city tour over the next three years. As we approach the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon, the time has come to tell one of the greatest stories in human history. Staged in the groundbreaking, purpose-built LUNAR

The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London in Theaters 7/11

In collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment, the film captures the acclaimed Hyde Park gig celebrating 40 years of The Cure.
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Press release: Trafalgar Releasing, in collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment, today announced the global cinema release of The Cure - Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, celebrating 40 years of The Cure, cementing them as one of the defining rock bands of music history. The film, slated for release from Thursday, July 11th, sees The Cure take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park to deliver a set of a songs celebrating four decades of music making. The ensuing film Anniversary 1978-2018 directed by longtime collaborator Tim Pope, captures them in glorious 4K. The 5.1

Her Smell is the Pick of the Week

The reviews have been pretty mixed but everybody praises Moss's performance and I'm pretty excited to finally see it.
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I have become such a fan of Elisabeth Moss. I first noticed her as the Chelsea Clinton-esque President’s daughter on The West Wing. She had a small recurring role on it, but she really made an impression. Then, of course, she was on Mad Men, which I loved and loved her in. She was great in Top of the Lake and intense on The Handmaid’s Tale and now I want to see her in everything. Looking over her filmography, I see she’s been in lots and lots of things so I’ve got some catching up to do. It is always

Isn't It Romantic Blu-ray Review: Rebel Wilson Is a Pretty (and Funny) Woman

Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine still share that "Pitch Perfect" chemistry in an anti-romantic comedy that turns out to be pretty romantic after all.
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"Isn't It Romantic opens with Roy Orbison's classic song "Oh, Pretty Woman" playing, as a young Aussie, Natalie, watches Julia Roberts in her breakthrough role in the film of the same name charm Richard Gere. Her mom (Jennifer Saunders) quickly kiboshes any romantic notions her daughter might have, and insinuates that the only way she'll get married is to give a guy a green card. The next time we see Natalie she is an all-grown-up Rebel Wilson who works in Manhattan, hates rom-coms, and is prone to getting hit by falafel trucks. After a run-in with a mugger in the

'Pavarotti' Premiere Screening Event Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide on June 4

New documentary celebrates life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti through powerful music, intimate interviews, and never-before-seen footage.
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Press release: Fathom Events will bring beloved entertainer Luciano Pavarotti’s story to movie theaters across the country on June 4 with a screening event designed to bring the life and performances of one of the great operatic voices to the masses. This exclusive screening will give audiences the first chance to experience the new documentary film “Pavarotti.” From his earliest beginnings to the very last days of his life, the Ron Howard-directed film follows the renowned singer over the course of his prolific career, revealing previously unknown details about the legendary tenor; and harnessing the incredible sounds and music from

Legendary Comics' New Graphic Novel Godzilla: Aftershock Now on Sale

Thrilling companion prequel to upcoming summer blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters pits the iconic Titan against a mythic new adversary.
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Press release: Fans eagerly awaiting Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ summer’s big-screen blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters, set to hit theaters worldwide on May 31, can get a sneak peek at the monstrous action with Legendary Comics’ thrilling companion graphic novel Godzilla: Aftershock, now on sale in comic stores and online. Continuing the story of 2014’s Godzilla after the catastrophic events in San Francisco, the King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devastating earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal

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