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Criterion Announces November 2017 Releases

Titles to pick up or add to your Xmas list.
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The Criterion Collection is releasing four films in November that will have film fans thankful. New to the collection are George Cukor's The Philadelphia Story, Donna Deitch’s Desert Hearts, and Terry Gilliam’s Jabberwocky. A high-def upgrade is also being provided to Jean-Pierre Melville's Le samouraï. Read on to learn more about them. The Philadelphia Story (#901) out Nov 7 With this furiously witty comedy of manners, Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era’s most iconic leading lady—thanks in great part to her own shrewd orchestrations. While starring in the Philip Barry stage play The Philadelphia

Come Celebrate the Blu-ray Release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Yondu Himself, Michael Rooker, in Los Angeles

For those of you hardcore enough to go Full Yondu, there will be room for ten lucky Ravagers to get a full hair dye and shave.
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Press release: On Tuesday, August 22nd from 9:00am-12:00pm, fans around Los Angeles will be able to come pay tribute to the beloved Ravager, Yondu, with a morning of prizes and activities at Shorty’s Barber Shop in West Hollywood! Michael Rooker (‘Yondu’ in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) will be on location to commemorate his character and interact with fans! Activities Include: The first 50 fans will receive a $50 gift certificate to Shorty’s Barber Shop to come back and Get the Yondu Look Additional giveaways will include Blu-ray Combo Packs and Digital Copies of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the

Warner Bros Home Entertainment Announces Wonder Woman

The movie arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital.
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Press release: Celebrate the wonder when Wonder Woman arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”). The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an all-new bonus scene never before seen in theaters. Wonder Woman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra

Kung Fu Yoga Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Jackie Chan reunites with director Stanley Tong for this fast-paced escapade.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Well Go USA Entertainment to award three lucky readers the Kung Fu Yoga Blu-ray Combo Pack starring Jackie Chan. For those wanting to learn more, read Todd Karella's review and the press release is below: International action-comedy icon Jackie Chan (Rush Hour franchise, Railroad Tigers) is an Indiana Jones-style scholar hunting Indian treasure in the adventure-comedy Kung Fu Yoga, currently available on digital and on Blu-ray and DVD August 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Chan reunites with director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop) for this fast-paced escapade that follows a professor

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Returns to the Big Screen for 35th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 10 and 13 Only

Two-day-only cinema event to include digitally remastered Director’s Cut and a brand-new William Shatner interview.
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Press release: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the epic science-fiction adventure that continues to captivate audiences, marks its 35th anniversary with a two-day-only return to cinemas nationwide. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will be presented in a digitally remastered Director’s Cut and, as an added bonus for Star Trek and movie fans, William Shatner will appear in a newly produced in-depth interview that will play before each screening. Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will present Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on Sunday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Crashing: The Complete First Season DVD Giveaway

An edgy and painfully honest TV show about the lives of comedians.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Crashing: The Complete First Season on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, read Davy's review and read the press release below: This summer, the irreverently funny, new HBO hit series that “hits all the right notes” (Vanity Fair) and “delights at every turn” (TIME) will be available to take home on Blu-ray and DVD. Starring and created by Pete Holmes, one of today’s most popular stand-up comedians, Crashing: The Complete First Season is the semi-autobiographical comedy that follows a stand-up comic whose suburban life unravels,

Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look - The Definitive Collection to Be Released by Shout! Factory on Oct. 17, 2017

All 49 existing episodes of this truly offbeat game show from television’s original genius, fully restored and digitized by the Library of Congress, largely unseen for 60 years.
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Press release: Shout! Factory has announced the October 17, 2017, release of a spectacular new 7-DVD box set, Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look - The Definitive Collection, in collaboration with Ediad Productions, Inc. With the exception of a handful of episodes, this show has been largely unseen for the last 60 years. The set is available now for pre-order on Shoutfactory.com (includes an exclusive bonus disc) and Amazon.com. Ernie Kovacs was a consummate comedian, influencing TV funnymen such as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jim Henson, Pee-wee Herman, Billy Crystal, as well as Monty Python and Saturday Night Live. Take

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-31-17

Are your favorites appearing this week?
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August on TCM sees the return of the month-long programming event Summer Under The Stars, which sees the channel offer a daily tribute to actors and actresses. The event gets off to an early start with Diane Keaton in the spotlight with a selection of some of her movies and the TV special where she received her AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton - Monday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) TCM pays tribute to Diane Keaton, recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Tune in for a night of programming including the

Big Little Lies DVD Giveaway

It's true. You could win a copy.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Big Little Lies: Season 1 on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release is below: Become a part of the conversation and “prepare to be obsessed” (Vogue) with the new HBO hit limited series Big Little Lies, starring some of the biggest names in show business, including Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, just to name a few. Due to make its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1, 2017 and via Digital Download on

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-24-17

The semi-weekly spotlight 50 Years of Hitchcock comes to an end as July comes to an end.
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The last full week of July on TCM has nights paying tribute to Ava Gardner and star-of-the-month Ronald Coleman. The semi-weekly spotlight "50 Years of Hitchcock" comes to an end, Noir Alley continues, and '50s Car Culture gets featured one night. Starring Ava Gardner: The Barefoot Contessa (1954) - Monday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt. Click above to see an exclusive video on why The Barefoot Contessa means so much to TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. '50s Car Culture: Hot Rod (1950)

With Great Power...The Stan Lee Story DVD Giveaway

The film is the tale of one man’s determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for over 40 years.
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According to the old clock on the wall, Preview Night has started at San Diego Comic-Con International. In conjunction with that major pop-culture event, Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Well Go USA Entertainment to award four lucky readers the With Great Power...The Stan Lee Story two-DVD set. For those wanting to learn more, they can read General Jobbo's review and the press release is below: Arguably the most recognized name in comics, the legendary Stan Lee has co-created over 500 iconic pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and many more and his name

Criterion Announces October 2017 Releases

See what thrills and chills Criterion has in store for October.
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The Criterion Collection is releasing five films in October that are spooky to various degrees. New to the collection are Agnieszka Smoczyńska's The Lure, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper. A high-def upgrade is also being provided to Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr. Read on to learn more about them. Vampyr (#437) out Oct 3 With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film about a student of the occult who encounters supernatural

Shout! Factory Unveils 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International Lineup

Highlights from pop-culture purveyor include cast signings, convention exclusives and two highly anticipated panels.
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Press release: A mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2017 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, a showcase of new and upcoming theatrical and home entertainment releases, new official Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities, including a signing with the cast of the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor. Genre and horror film buffs, collectors and pop
Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends Featuring Steve Martin, Robin Williams & Eddie Murphy three-DVD set. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends Featuring Steve Martin, Robin Williams & Eddie Murphy contains nine new-to retail shows from the '70s, '80s and '90s featuring three of the most loved guests from The Tonight Show -- Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy. Each DVD contains complete, unedited shows -- including vintage commercials --

Previewing San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Sunday

If you are still there Sunday, this is where you might find us.
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Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 has a stronger emphasis on kids, wraps at 5pm, and is a great opportunity to find deals on the show floor as the shop keepers want to reduce what they take back. Gordon S. Miller's picks: 1. SPOTLIGHT ON PAUL DINI (10:00am - 11:00am, Room 7AB) - I am as much interested in Dini as I am the panel's moderator, Veep showrunner David Mandel. 2. MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN WORLD PREMIERE (10:15am - 11:15am, Room 6A) - Getting to see new episodes before they debut is always a great treat at Comic Con and I am

Previewing San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Saturday

And just like that it's the end of Saturday and the Con starts to wind down.
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Superheroes crossing over into each other's comics to take on villains and occasionally fight each other was usually a thrill for readers. Clearly those running the major comic-book film franchises understand the appeal as it's happening more often regardless what character's movie it is. Following their lead, Sentries Shawn Bourdo and Gordon S. Miller are teaming together again for this post. Gordon S. Miller's picks: 1. WARNER ARCHIVE'S MONSTERS FROM HELL (11:30am - 12:30pm, Room 5AB) - Representatives from Warner Archive Collection (WAC), Trailers From Hell and Famous Monsters of Filmland unite to talk about monster/dinosaur films and upcoming Blu-ray

Previewing San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Friday

Now that's a Good Friday.
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Superheroes crossing over into each other's comics to take on villains and ocassionally fight each other was usually a thrill for readers. Clearly those running the major comic-book film franchises understand the appeal as it's happening more often regardless what character's movie it is. Following their lead, Sentries Shawn Bourdo and Gordon S. Miller are teaming together again for this post. Shawn Bourdo's picks: 1. THE BLACK PANEL (10am, Room 5AB) This panel reaches a 20-year anniversary. I've been going for the past three-four years and it is consistently the most chaotic and most political of all the panels. Judging

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-03-17

The week ahead.
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This week begins with looks at the American Dream and Independence Day. The big summer spotlight "50 Years of Hitchcock" runs on Wednesdays and Fridays and is sure to bust DVRs. Ronald Coleman is the Star in the Month running on Thursdays. The American Dream: America America (1963) - Monday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America. Independence Day: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's

Seventh Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up Features Previously Unreleased 1989 RFK Stadium Concert

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment commemorate Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday with a special one-night showing of a classic concert on Aug 1.
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Press release: For the seventh year in a row, beloved American rock group Grateful Dead returns to the big screen for its highly-anticipated annual event, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017.” The Meet Up features the Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir) in concert, performing to a sell-out crowd of 40,000-plus fans in Washington D.C. The one-night-only event is scheduled for August 1, which would have been Garcia’s 75th birthday. Presented by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017” will play in U.S. movie theaters

DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection Coming from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

All 30 animated films in enduring franchise plus all-new special features included in box set.
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Press release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment celebrate a decade of heroic animation with the release of the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a comprehensive box set of all 30 films, 5 animated shorts, new special features and exclusive collectible items coming November 7, 2017 to Blu-ray. The entire 30-film set will also be available on Digital starting August 15, 2017. Launched in 2007 with the landmark release of Superman Doomsday, the DC Universe Original Movies are based on or inspired by storylines and/or characters from within the ever-expanding DC library. Produced by DC Entertainment and

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying SDCC Event and Exclusive Merchandise

An evening of Buffy-themed giveaways, trivia, cosplay contests, and more.
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Press release: Iconic cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues its 20th anniversary celebration during San Diego Comic-Con with a special fan event hosted by Legion M in conjunction with 20thCentury Fox Consumer Products. Coinciding with San Diego Comic-Con, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying” fan event will be held Saturday, July 22 from 6-9 pm at Side Bar in the Gaslamp Quarter (exact address is 536 Market Street). Fans interested in attending the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying” event can register on the official Buffy Facebook page here. A portion of this event

Garagehouse Pictures Releases The Intruder to Blu-ray August 1, 2017

The Intruder is a lost, never-before-released horror thriller starring Mickey Rooney, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Ted Cassidy.
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Press release: In 1975, actor-director-producer Chris (STANLEY, TWELVE O’ CLOCK HIGH) Robinson accepted an offer from his brother to make a film for $25,000 dollars - but he had to script, cast and begin shooting the film in a matter of weeks! Robinson gathered together a cast of veteran professionals on both sides of the camera with whom he had worked with on previous projects, and the result was THE INTRUDER, a bloody Agatha Christie-style mystery horror thriller starring Mickey Rooney, Yvonne De Carlo, Ted Cassidy and Chris Robinson (who also wrote, produced and directed). Never distributed theatrically in the

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-26-17

June closes out with the following highlights from TCM.
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Audrey Hepburn begins the last week of June with her last night as the Star-of-the-Month. Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey consider The Lady Eve as one of The Essentials. Also nights of films starring James Caan, films revolving around European vacations, and epic westerns. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - Paris When It Sizzles (1964) - Monday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track. Rollerball (1975) - Tuesday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Hanna-Barbera Animation Studio with the Diamond Collection on DVD and Digital

Ultimate Anniversary catalog features over 70 seasons of the most beloved animated series including The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear and many more.
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Press release: To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s animation studio on July 7, 1957, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing a comprehensive catalog of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons to date. The 60th anniversary catalog collection is a celebration of the lovable gang of animated characters that children and adults alike remember and continue to influence pop culture around the world. The Diamond Collection will include over 70 seasons of the most popular animated titles of the 50s, 60s and 70s, many of which have not been released on DVD or Digital

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-19-17

Tina Fey and other highlights of the week ahead.
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Audrey Hepburn continues as June's star-of-the-month, as do the Noir Alley and Gay Hollywood spotlights. Tina Fey makes her debut as The Essentials co-host, and there are nights of themed programming focusing on Cult Classics, actor Louis Wolheim, and stories set around European Vacations. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - How to Steal a Million (1966) - Monday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A legendary art collector lends his prized (replica) Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus is a fake, though, the collector's daughter enlists the services

Criterion Announces September 2017 Releases

Which ones are you adding to your collection?
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The Criterion Collection is releasing six titles in September just in time for back to (film) school. New to the collection are Murray Lerner's Festival; Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women; Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher; Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm's David Lynch: The Art Life; and Orson Welles' Othello. A high-def upgrade is also being provided to Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca. Read on to learn more about them. Rebecca (#135) out Sept 5 Romance becomes psychodrama in Alfred Hitchcock’s elegantly crafted Rebecca, his first foray into Hollywood filmmaking. A dreamlike adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel, the film stars

GKIDS and Fathom Events Partner to Bring Studio Ghibli to U.S. Cinemas Throughout 2017

The series features six of Studio Ghibli’s revered animated classics offering both dubbed and subtitled versions.
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Press release: Following the success of the Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke cinema events, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, the leading distributor of event cinema, are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S audiences throughout 2017. The series features Studio Ghibli’s revered animated classics, a selection of GKIDS new release titles and an ongoing animated short film mini-festival. The 2017 partnership kicks off with the iconic My Neighbor Totoro, from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26. Totoro

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-12-17

What are you watching this week?
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TCM can have breakfast or dinner with star-of-the-month Audrey Hepburn on Monday night. David Letterman and Alec Baldwin talk about The Big Sleep. In addition to more entries in Gay Hollywood and Noir Alley, there are nights of programming focused on Marlene Dietrich, Powell & Pressburger, and Father's Day. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - Monday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young writer gets caught up in a party girl's carefree existence. Desire (1936) - Tuesday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Before they can marry, two society types run off with

Drum Corps International Marches Into Movie Theaters Nationwide Live on June 22 Only

For the seventh year in a row, DCI kicks off its season with top competitive drum corps performances live on the big screen.
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Press release: Top ensembles of Marching Music’s Major League will come together for a night of dramatic, passionate and exceptional performances during “Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2017 DCI Tour Premiere.” The event will feature the season-opening debuts of six of Drum Corps International’s (DCI) groups: Blue Stars (La Crosse, WI), Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Ft. Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL) and Crossmen (San Antonio, TX). Presented by Fathom Events and Drum Corps International, this exclusive live event will show in U.S. cinemas on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-05-17

See what's in store.
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No need for June gloom thanks to TCM. Monday nights will focus on star-of-the-month Audrey Hepburn. In addition to David Letterman, Billy Bob Thorton stops in to guest-program. The programs Gay Hollywood and Noir Alley both continue on the schedule. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday (1953) - Monday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity. The Black Cat (1934) - Tuesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Stanist faces off with the vengeful man whose wife and daughter he has stolen.

Exhumed Films Presents 3-Dementia!: A Retrospective of 1970s and 1980s 3-D Cinema

A series of cinematic events spotlighting rare 3-D movies from the last 40 years.
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Press release: For nearly twenty years, Exhumed Films has been the premier cult movie cooperative in the Philadelphia area, screening literally hundreds ofhorror, sci-fi, and exploitation classics on the big screen. Now, Exhumed Films brings their audience a new dimension in genre cinema: 3-DEMENTIA! is a major retrospective of 3-D films from the past four decades. The 1970’s and 1980’s saw a resurgence of three-dimensional movies, particularly in the realms of horror, science fiction, and action/adventure films. Some of the most infamous and beloved 3-D titles in history were released during this era; the majority have not seen the light

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-29-17

Suggestions to beat the June gloom.
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TCM's Memorial Day Marathon concludes on Monday, Clark Gable gets one last night as the Star-of-the-Month, and Alec Baldwin and David Letterman have a Brief Encounter on "The Essentials". The TCM Spotlight focuses on Gay Hollywood, and there's another collection of "Treasures from the Disney Vault." Memorial Day Marathon: Destination Tokyo (1944) - Monday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - It Started in Naples (1960) - Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An American lawyer trying to settle his brother's affairs in

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-22-17

This is a good week for fans of war movies.
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TCM presents their traditional Memorial Day Marathon, starting on Friday at 8 pm ET. Alec Baldwin and David Letterman fit in a military comedy on "The Essentials" on Saturday. Plus, more Dennis Miller hosting Creature Features, more from Star-of-the-Month Clark Gable, and a night of Grand Dame Guignol. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - Monday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - Gone With the Wind (1939) Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle

Music Legends Are Featured on getTV May 28: The Who, Chuck Berry, David Bowie & More

The block also includes rare appearances and performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Frankie Valli, Ray Charles, Simon & Garfunkel, and more.
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Press release: Rock n’ roll rules on getTV, as the network celebrates the 30th Anniversary of LA BAMBA with a “Get Lost In TV” lineup featuring a special presentation of the 1987 classic, as well as rare appearances and performances by some of music’s most legendary artists on some of television’s most beloved variety shows, on Sunday, May 28, starting at 7:45 p.m. ET. LA BAMBA (1987)—7:45 p.m. ET Lou Diamond Phillips shines in his career-defining turn as rock n’ roll pioneer Ritchie Valens, in this critically acclaimed biopic that follows the teenage phenom from his humble beginnings in Pacoima,

Criterion Announces August 2017 Releases

New additions for your wishlist.
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As summer winds down, the Criterion Collection is releasing five titles in August to give folks an excuse to go inside and beat the heat. New to the collection are are also releasing Michael Curtiz' The Breaking Point, Mike Leigh’s Meantime, and Sacha Guitry's La poison. High-def upgrades are being provided to Ronald Neame's Hopscotch and Alex Cox's Sid & Nancy. Read on to learn more about them. The Breaking Point (#889) out Aug 8 Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper’s hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood’s second crack at Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not. John

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-15-17

A look at what's playing this week.
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This week on TCM David Letterman continues his appearances on "The Essentials", Dennis Miller presents another night of Creature Features, and fans gets another night featuring Star-of-the-Month Clark Gable. There are also themed nights that focus on films made by brothers, starring Frances Dee, and more from the year 1967. Grey Gardens (1976) - Monday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Documentary of a reclusive mother and her daughter who created their own world in their mansion known as "Grey Gardens". Star of the Month: Clark Gable - China Seas (1935) Tuesday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A sea

TNT to Premiere AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton Thursday, June 15, at 10 p.m.

Encore presentation will air on sister network TCM.
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Press release: Following the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton on June 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Turner's TNT will televise the celebration as a one-hour special, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton, premiering Thursday, June 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will then encore the special on Monday, July 31, during a night of programming dedicated to Keaton's work. This marks the fifth year the Emmy-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks. In addition to the encore presentations of the special, TCM's July 31 tribute

Time Life Will Release the Groundbreaking Variety Show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series

A deluxe complete series collector's set available for the very first time for its landmark 50th anniversary.
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Press release: Named by TV Guide as one of the "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time," Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, was also one of the most groundbreaking. A fast moving barrage of rapid-fire one-liners, on-going sketches, musical numbers and hilarious social and political satire, it was an instant hit following its NBC prime-time debut in 1968. Hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, the unique variety series - a psychedelic take-off of a '60s-style happening - perfectly captured the spirit of an era, launched the careers of many a comic actor and writer and fed a new generation's conversations

TCM and Fathom Events Return Smokey and the Bandit to U.S. Cinemas May 21 and 24

Returns to big screens nationwide for 40th Anniversary as part of TCM Big Screen Classics series.
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Press release: The summer of 1977 might be best known for a certain intergalactic adventure, but across the country the other summertime smash combined three things America couldn’t get enough of: Burt Reynolds, CB radio, and Coors beer. Forty years later, Smokey and the Bandit makes its way back to movie screens nationwide for two days only on Sunday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time) as part of the year-long TCM Big Screen Classics series from Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events. This screening will also include specially-produced commentary from TCM host

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-08-17

For those planning their week.
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This week on TCM David Letterman continues to talk with Alec Baldwin about "The Essentials", Dennis Miller returns to host another night of Creature Features, and fans gets another night featuring Star-of-the-Month Clark Gable. There are themed nights about cattle drives, models, the year 1967, and Mother's Day. The Far Country (1955) - Monday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - Possessed (1931) Tuesday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A factory girl rises to the top as mistress of a

Mondo Unveils First Board Game: The Thing: Infection

Available in stores and online wherever games are sold October 2017.
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Press release: Mondo and USAopoly are excited to announce the release and share a sneak peek at the design for The Thing Infection at Outpost 31, the first board game collaboration with USAopoly's designer games division, Project Raygun. The regular version of the game will be in stores and online nationwide this October, and a limited edition Mondo exclusive version will be available at MondoTees.com. An alien lifeform has infiltrated a bleak and desolate Antarctic research station assimilating other organisms and then imitating them. In the hidden identity game The Thing Infection at Outpost 31, you will relive John Carpenter's

Divorce: The Complete First Season DVD Giveaway

Divorce is about two people at the most difficult moment in their lives, feeling more intense emotions for each other than they've felt in years.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Divorce: The Complete First Season on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the official synopsis reads: The woman who brought to life one of HBO’s most iconic characters in Sex and the City now stars in the HBO comedy Divorce. See for yourself why the “terrifically on point” (Washington Post) Sarah Jessica Parker earned a Golden Globe nomination (Best Actress in a Comedy Series) for her role in the new hit series. Available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 9th, Divorce: The Complete First Season

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records Announce Prince's Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition)

Set for release on June 23, the pre-order offers instant grat track of the previously unreleased studio version of "Electric Intercourse".
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Press release: NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announce the 2017 release of Prince's Academy Award and GRAMMY Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece Purple Rain in new Deluxe and Deluxe - Expanded Edition formats on June 23, 2017. A special fan pre-order goes live on Friday, April 28 and unlocks an instant grat download of the previously unreleased "Electric Intercourse." Recorded in 1983 and heard only in its live incarnations, this marks the very first time fans will experience the studio version of this song. The two-CD Purple Rain Deluxe set includes the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-01-17

Featuring a dose of David Letterman.
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This week TCM gets a visit from David Letterman as Alec Baldwin takes the reins of "The Essentials" and Dennis Miller shines a spotlight on Creature Features. There is also a 100th Birthday Tribute to Danielle Darrieux, Clark Gable is the Star of the Month, and Noir Alley continues. 100th Birthday Tribute: Danielle Darrieux - The Rage of Paris (1938) - Monday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A penniless woman sets out to snare a rich husband. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - It Happened One Night (1934) Tuesday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A newspaperman tracks

Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Alec Baldwin to Host TCM's The Essentials

David Letterman, Tina Fey, and William Friedkin set to join as special guests, premiering May 6.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Alec Baldwin will host The Essentials, TCM’s popular franchise showcasing “must see” classic films. Joining Baldwin each week throughout the season will be one of three special guests: late-night television icon David Letterman; acclaimed actress, writer, and comedian Tina Fey, and legendary filmmaker William Friedkin. Together, Baldwin and his guests will introduce a hand-picked classic and offer color commentary on its cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories and their own personal reflections. The new season of The Essentials, which airs every Saturday night, premieres May

Criterion Announces July 2017 Releases

How many are you gonna pick up?
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To help with summer-vacation budgets, the Criterion Collection is only releasing four titles in July. Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero) gets a high-def upgrade. In addition, they are also releasing Robert Bresson's L’argent, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and Albert Brooks' Lost in America. Read on to learn more about them. Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy (#500) out July 11 Roberto Rossellini is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. And it was with his trilogy of films made during and after World War II—Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero—that he left

COMET TV: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Giveaway

You can keep the prize pack or share with friends.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with COMET TV to award one lucky reader a Mystery Science Theater 3000 prize pack. As seen above, the giveaway includes two limited Edition MST3K Pint Glasses (you can only get these glasses in this pack), a Moon stress ball, and a custom MST3K flyer. COMET TV is an American digital broadcast television network that focuses on science fiction and other genre fare. It is available over the air, on cable, streaming for free online and now on ROKU and APPLE TV! To find in your area, vist their website. Select programming for the rest

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-17-17

See anything you'll be watching?
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This week TCM gets a visit from guest programmer William Daniel, and shines a spotlight on Claude Rains in the '30s. There are also themed nights of programming under the headings of "Post-War Melodrama", "U-Boats", and "Thinly Veiled Bios". 1776 (1972) - Monday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The founding fathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence Gentleman Jim (1942) Tuesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett. The Invisible Man (1933) Wednesday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A scientist's experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman. On The

Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere Starring Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie in Cinemas for Two Nights

Featuring debut of Class and all-new bonus feature Becoming the Companion.
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Press release: Tickets are now available for the Fathom Events presentation of BBC AMERICA’s “Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere,” playing in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days, following BBC AMERICA’s television premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c. In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy the premiere episode of the Doctor Who spinoff series Class, featuring a guest appearance by the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, and the never-before-seen bonus feature Becoming the Companion, in which fans will travel with new companion

Garagehouse Pictures Exhumes The Dismembered, Unseen for over 50 Years

Some nutty gangsters thought they pulled off the crime of the century...but it’s going to cost them an arm and a leg!
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Press release: After a daring jewel heist, a trio of thieves hold up in an old dark house inhabited by a motley bunch of restless ghosts that only want to dispatch their new guests in the most horrible manner possible - that is if they can get to them before the spirits of an unruly group of dismembered corpses from the nearby cemetery! Shot in Philadelphia in 1962, The Dismembered claws its way out of the grave of cinematic obscurity to debut on home video for the very first time courtesy of a new HD Blu-ray from Garagehouse Pictures. The

getTV Pays Tribute to Don Rickles By Airing Classic Friars' Club Roasts on Mon. Apr 10

Including the 1968 Friars’ Club Roast of Johnny Carson, and the 1971 Friars’ Club Roast of Jerry Lewis.
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Press release: getTV celebrates the life and legacy of comedy king Don Rickles with a Monday night variety block highlighting some of his most memorable Friars’ Club Roasts, on Monday, April 10 starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Charmingly known as “Mr. Warmth” for his devastating wit and sharp sense of humor, Rickles quickly rose through the comedy ranks as the quintessential “insult comic,” famously catching the eye of Frank Sinatra who encouraged other celebrities to see him during his early club acts, and frequently appearing as a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON. Throughout his Emmy®-winning

RiffTrax Takes on BBC's Classic 'Doctor Who - The Five Doctors' For a Comedic Twist

Who is interested in seeing this?
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Press release: The guys of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) take the TARDIS back to 1983 to give the full RiffTrax treatment to this well-loved feature-length episode with “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who - The Five Doctors” in cinemas nationwide. Someone is taking the Doctor's past selves out of time and space, placing them in a vast wilderness - a battle arena with a sinister tower at its center. As the various incarnations of the Doctor join forces, they learn they are in the Death Zone on their home world of Gallifrey, where they

Veep: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Giveaway

You should elect to enter this contest.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Veep: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: In its most-watched season to date, season 5 of the hit HBO comedy series Veep is the winner of three 2016 Emmy® awards including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has won an Emmy for each season of Veep), and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. The 10-episode Veep: The Complete Fifth Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-03-17

See what TCM has planned for the week and make your plans accordingly.
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For those not heading to Hollywood for the 8th TCM Classic Film Festival, here are the highlights of what will be airing this week, including nights of programming focused on Faye Dunaway, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nunnally Johnson, and character actors Live From the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival: Faye Dunaway - Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Holiday (1938) Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Czech refugee uses women to advance his business

2017 Award Winners Announced by Los Angeles Women's Film Festival

In addition to the festival award-winners, other highlights include the celebrity-filled opening night gala, and festival closing screening of Endless Night, directed by Isabel Coixet.
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Press release: The 13th annual Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival announces the 2017 Best of the Festival Award Winners, and other highlights. Selected from among the Festival's divers array of feature films, documentaries, and shorts programs, the Festival awarded top honors to: The Drowning, directed by Bette Gordon (Best Dramatic Feature); Snowflake, directed by Alana Smithee (Best Dramatic Short); After Auschwitz: The Story of Six Women, directed by Jon Kean (Best Documentary Feature); and Breaking Silence, directed by Nadya Ali (Best Documentary Short). Details on the winning films below. The four-day Festival presented nearly 100 films during its run

New 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Trailer and Poster Released

For Freedom. For Family. For the Planet.
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After screening at 20th Century Fox's CinemaCon presentation alongside an extended sequence, the new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes has been released online. Director Matthew Reeves returns to helm the third chapter of the renewed and reinvigorated film franchise. Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-27-17

Featuring themed nights of programming under the headings of "African-American Independents", "Brainwashed", and "April Fools".
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This week TCM shines their spotlight on Kathryn Grayson, Dan Duryea, the works of Guy de Maupassant, and some picks by Robert Osborne. There are also themed nights of programming under the headings of "African-American Independents", "Brainwashed", and "April Fools". Kiss Me Kate (1953) Monday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities. Diary of a Madman (1963) Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Dead Heads Unite on April 20 to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'The Grateful Dead Movie' in Cinemas Nationwide

This cult favorite returns to the big screen for a special one-night celebration, including an exclusive bonus documentary from 1977.
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Press release: Dead Heads are in for a treat as “The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary” returns to movie theaters nationwide for one night on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time, from Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and shot on 16mm film during October 1974’s five-night “farewell” run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland, this concert-film captures incredible live performances from the revered band (Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Godchaux and Keith Godchaux). In addition to the feature presentation,

Alfred Hitchcock's Action-Adventure 'North by Northwest' Returns to Cinemas April 2 and 5

Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series.
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Press release: Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) gets mistaken for a murderous spy and embarks on a suspense-filled adventure in Alfred Hitchcock’s whirlwind classic North by Northwest, returning to the big screen for two days this April thanks to Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. With stunning VistaVision cinematography and a remarkable score by Bernard Hermann, North by Northwest is one of those rare films that expertly encapsulates all the favorite plot devices and themes that have marked a film director's entire career. A star-studded cast includes Eva

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-20-17

A great week of movies to watch in the dark.
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This might the scariest week of the year on TCM outside of October as themed nights focus on thieves, killers, monsters, and more. Also, Noir Alley returns next Sunday with Tension. Monday, March 20 - Psycho Killers Psycho (1960) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. | Review Peeping Tom (1960) at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear. Tuesday, March 21 - Femme Fatales Double Indemnity (1944) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An insurance salesman gets seduced

'Teen Titans: The Judas Contract' World Premiere Held at WonderCon on March 31

Teen Titans actors Sean Maher, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Kari Wahlgren, Brandon Soo Hoo, and Stuart Allan to attend screening and panel discussion.
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Press release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its annual WonderCon tradition with the exclusive World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, the next DC Universe Original Movie, on the evening of Friday, March 31, 2017 at WonderCon Anaheim in the Arena of the Anaheim Convention Center.It will screen at 6:00pm in the 4,000-seat Arena, followed by a panel discussion amongst the film’s acting stars and filmmakers. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans - Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned

Criterion Announces June 2017 Releases

What are you going to add to your collection?
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Like they have planned for May, the Criterion Collection gives two titles high-def upgrades: Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu and Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs. In addition, they are releasing Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night, Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, and Marcel Pagnol's The Marseille Trilogy, which contains Marius, Fanny, and César. Read on to learn more about them. Ugetsu (#309) out Jun 6 Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was an elder statesman of Japanese cinema—fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors—by the time he made Ugetsu. And with this

TCM Celebrates Actor Michael Douglas in 'Live From the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival' Interview

Festival lineup also features cast reunion of Christopher Guest's Best in Show, plus appearances by film and television icons John Landis, Dick Cavett, and Bob Newhart.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that legendary actor Michael Douglas will attend the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival for a pair of major events. On April 8, Douglas will sit down with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz for an in-depth interview about his career at the legendary The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre as part of the annual Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival series. In addition, the Oscar-winning icon will participate in a discussion following a screening of the 1979 thriller The China Syndrome, which he produced and starred in opposite Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon. "Michael Douglas

Insecure: The Complete First Season DVD Giveaway

Creator/writer/star Issa Rae brings her fresh voice to HBO with this painfully funny new comedy series.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Insecure: The Complete First Season on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the official synopsis reads: Season 1 of Insecure, the “bright, cutting, funny” (USA Today) new HBO comedy series, is set to make its Home Entertainment debut on March 21, 2017. This series—created by, written by and starring Golden Globe nominee (Best Actress in a Comedy Series) Issa Rae (The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl) is a bold and honest depiction of a modern-day African-American woman and the everyday challenges she faces. Insecure: The

TCM to Remember Robert Osborne with 48-Hour Tribute

Tribute to feature his most memorable TCM interviews and moments.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate two entire days to honor the legacy of longtime host Robert Osborne. Airing all day on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, the 48-hour tribute will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23 year tenure with the network, including: Memorable installments of Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival. Special edition of Private Screenings where actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Osborne on the host's 20th anniversary at the network Robert's first-film introduction for the network of Gone with the Wind Among the Private

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-06-17

Hope you like your movies with Burton.
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TCM's Star of the Month Richard Burton can't be contained to just one night like most honorees and dominates the week with films over five days. Sunday brings another installment of Noir Alley. Star of the Month: Richard Burton - Prince of Players (1955) Monday, March 6 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) Acclaimed tragic actor Edwin Booth struggles to rebuild his career after his brother assassinates President Lincoln. Star of the Month: Richard Burton - The Night of the Iguana (1964) Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A defrocked priest surrenders to the sins of the flesh in a Mexican

Donnie Darko Returns to U.S. Screens March 31 from Arrow Films

4K restorations of theatrical and director's cuts will be available at select locations.
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Press release: Arrow Films has announced the March 31 domestic theatrical debut of the 4K restoration of Richard Kelly's cult hit Donnie Darko. Following a wildly successful re-release in the UK for its fifteenth anniversary, the film will return to theaters in cities across the United States. Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and '80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Kelly set the template and the benchmark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. The 4K

This Sunday getTV Showcases Classic Comedy Including a Rare Jerry Seinfeld Appearance on The Merv Griffin Show

The night also includes the Friars Club Roasts of comedy icons Johnny Carson & Don Rickles, and two classic episodes of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
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Press release: This Sunday night at 11 p.m. ET, getTV presents a rarely seen Jerry Seinfeld stand-up appearance from 1986 on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. Seinfeld appeared on Merv Griffin’s talk show more than a dozen times in the early 1980s prior to his breakthrough in the sitcom SEINFELD, where he referenced his Griffin appearances in a legendary episode in which Kramer (Michael Richards) recreates the set from THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW in his apartment. In addition to the Seinfeld guest spot, the night includes a lineup of some of the top male comedy performers of all-time, with two Friars

TCM to Launch New Noir-themed Programming Franchise 'Noir Alley'

New franchise hosted by Film Noir Foundation founder & president Eddie Muller premieres March 5 and airs every Sunday at 10 a.m.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is taking up permanent residence in the shadowy world of film noir with the launch of Noir Alley, a new programming franchise hosted by Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation. Known to classic film fans as “The Czar of Noir,” Muller will explore the genre from every angle as he introduces a different noir classic each week. Noir Alley will air Sundays at 10 a.m. (ET) starting March 5 with a screening of the movie widely credited as the first film noir, The Maltese Falcon (1941). Film noir, with its

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-27-17

Curious how Days of Oscar From A to Z concludes?
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z concludes this week, starting with Three Comrades, co-scripted by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about three life-long friends sharing their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars, which earned Margaret Sullavan a nomination for Best Actress. The finl selection is Z about a political assassination that uncovers a hotbed of corruption. It won for Best Film Editing (Françoise Bonnot) and Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Costa-Gavras), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Jorge Semprún and

Shmaltz Brewing Releases Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter

The first of three limited Star Trek releases in 2017.
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Press release: In 2016, Shmaltz Brewing debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 is Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter (7.3% ABV). Six malts including Specialty 2-Row, Vienna, Melanoidin, Crystal, Honey, and Pale Chocolate are masterfully brewed with two hops, Columbus and Vanguard. Lifting off this week, Star TrekKlingon Imperial Porter transports itself in 4-packs to

National Event Day Screening of '1984' Hosted by Arthouse Theaters, Including OC's The Frida Cinema

All participating theaters will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local charities and organizations.
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Press release: On April 4, 2017, The Frida Cinema joins almost 90 art house movie theaters across the country in 79 cities and in 34 states, plus one location in Canada, in participating collectively in a National Event Day screening of the film 1984. This date was chosen because it's the day novelist George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. These theaters owners strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-20-17

See what's playing during the last full week of TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with Penny Serenade about a woman on the verge of divorce recalling her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child, which earned Cary Grant a nomination for Best Actor, through to Thousands Cheer about an egotistical acrobat who joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter. It was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Art Direction. A Place in the Sun (1951) Monday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An ambitious young man wins an heiress' heart but has to cope with his

Cameraperson Blu-ray Giveaway

A moving glimpse into one filmmaker's personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with the Criterion Collection to award two lucky readers Cameraperson on Blu-ray . For those wanting to learn more, the official synopsis reads: A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity

Criterion Announces May 2017 Releases

See what's in store for May.
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May begins with the Criterion Collection giving high-def upgrades to Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles and Yasujiro Ozu's Good Morning. In addition, they are putting out releasing four new titles. They are Orson Welles' Othello, Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2, which includes Insiang, Mysterious Object at Noon, Revenge, Limite, Law of the Border, and Taipei Story. Read on to learn more about them. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (#484) out May 9 A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman,

Fiftieth Anniversary Screening of 'In the Heat of the Night' to Open 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

The festival to celebrate Oscar-winner Sidney Poitier, producer Walter Mirisch, director Norman Jewison, actress Lee Grant, and composer Quincy Jones.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic In the Heat of the Night (1967). The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he starred in this five-time Academy Award winner about a black detective from the north who finds himself investigating a murder in a small-town in Mississippi. Producer Walter Mirisch and Director Norman Jewison along with actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will be

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-13-17

The parade of films recognized by the Academy Awards continues.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with I'll Cry Tomorrow, a biography about actress Lillian Roth, which won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Helen Rose, through to the musical Pennies from Heaven, which saw Dennis Potter nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay based on the 1978 BBC Series he wrote. Inherit the Wind (1960) Monday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution. The Lady Eve (1941) Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00

Five Cool Things and Greta Anderson

Mat gets by with a little help from his friends.
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As Mat mentioned in the previous installment of Five Cool Things and, "For the last couple of months, my wife and I have been passing The Crud back and forth between each other. She’ll get sick one week - coughing, sneezing, head full of mucus - then just as she gets better, I’ll get it." Well, he's still got it so fellow Sentries Shawn Bourdo and Gordon S. Miller are filling in this week. Shawn's Three Cool Things: Riverdale I didn't think that Twin Peaks remake was for another few months. The Archie series meets David Lynch hybrid has been

Transformers: The Last Knight - Extended Super Bowl Spot!

Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
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The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-06-17

Another week to catch up on your Academy Award bucket list.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z continues this week, starting with the 1943 version of The Constant Nymph, which saw Joan Fontaine nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, through to Ice Station Zebra, which was nominated for Best Visual Effects and for Best Cinematography (Daniel L. Fapp). Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Monday, February 6 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) A husband and wife fight to conquer alcoholism. Dreamgirls (2006) Tuesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An unscrupulous promoter takes a girl group to the top but dumps their lead singer. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

getTV Celebrates Black History Month with Epic Performances

Highlights include rare appearances by Whitney Houston, Muhammad Ali, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Lola Falana, and more.
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Press release: getTV pays tribute to Black History Month in a lineup packed with classic appearances from some of the biggest African-American stars of all time, including four straight weeks of Sonny & Cher guest performances by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 each Monday at 9 p.m. ET, followed by rare TV specials starring Lena Horne, Lola Falana, and more at at 10 p.m. ET. As part of the network’s Sunday overnight “Get Lost In TV” block celebrating classic TV rarities, getTV will also present a Night Of Soul on Sunday, February 12, at 11 p.m. ET, in honor

getTV Adds Shane, Grizzly Adams, and Blue Thunder in February

In addition to airing every episode of these series, the network will debut the Blue Thunder, starring Dana Carvey, in a nine-episode marathon Feb. 26.
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Press release: getTV expands its popular Sunday Westerns posse, as the beloved 1977 adventure series THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GRIZZLY ADAMS moves into the weekly 9 a.m. ET slot with a Super Bowl Sunday marathon on February 5, while the rare 1966 David Carradine Western SHANE takes over at 10 a.m. ET starting February 12. In addition to these two classic series, the network will air the 1984 action series BLUE THUNDER in a special Get Lost In TV nine-episode marathon on Sunday, February 26, starting at 10 p.m. ET. getTV is rooting for the Bears this Super Bowl

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-30-17

It's time to catch up on past Oscar winners.
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After the Stars Behind Bars spotlight concludes on Tuesday, TCM begins its 31 Days of Oscar marathon begins on Wednesday. This year the films run alphabetically, starting with Abe Lincoln in Illinois and ending the week with Bonnie and Clyde. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) Monday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds. 31 Days of Oscar: Oscars A

getTV Honors Mary Tyler Moore with 1960s Specials on Monday, Jan. 30

See her unforgettable appearances on the 1969 special Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman, and the rare 1960 crime series Johnny Staccato.
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Press release: getTV celebrates the life and legacy of trailblazing television icon Mary Tyler Moore with special broadcasts of her appearance on the 1969 special DICK VAN DYKE AND THE OTHER WOMAN, and her early guest spot in a 1960 episode of the rare crime drama JOHNNY STACCATO, airing Monday, January 30 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. With her trademark smile and sharp timing, Moore rose to fame playing the wife of comedy legend Dick Van Dyke on the beloved 1961 sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. However, it was her lead role on the 1970 series THE MARY

2017 Academy Award Nominations Announced

And the nominees are...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have revealed their nominees for outstanding film achievement of 2016. La La Land ties the record for most nominations with 14, matching Titanic and All About Eve. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The nominees (with links to our reviews) are: Best Picture Arrival | Review Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water | Review Hidden Figures La La Land Lion

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-23-17

The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds is honored this week.
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This week on TCM, in addition to the usual nights devoted to star-of-the-month Jane Wyman and films set Behind the Bars, there are evenings featuring James Mason, SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Lily Tomlin, and Debbie Reynolds. The Seventh Veil (1945) Monday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Caged (1950) Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young innocent fights to survive the harsh life in a women's prison. Rome Adventure (1962) Wednesday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A rebellious teacher moves

The Frida Cinema Presents Overrated! An Art & Film Tribute to Meryl Streep

The retrospective offers hours of entertainment.
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Press release: A celebrated actress who has been honored with over 160 international awards - including three Academy Awards - over her four-decade-long film career, Meryl Streep was recently proclaimed "overrated" (via Twitter...) by the soon-to-be leader of the free world. The Frida Cinema invites you to decide for yourself: is it possible that the woman who gave cinema such unforgettable characters as traumatized Polish immigrant Sophie Zawistowski, globally-vilified Australian mother Lindy Chamberlain, complex crusading nun Sister Aloysius, and dead-but-not-really aging Broadway legend Madeline Ashton has been, all along, nothing more than an "overrated Hillary flunky?" Has Meryl Streep been

Criterion Announces April 2017 Releases

What life is about: music, food, movies.
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April sees the release of four new titles from the Criterion Collection. They are Wim Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club, George Stevens’ Woman of the Year, Juzo Itami's Tampopo, and Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish. And on April 11, Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort get new stand-alone editions. Read on to learn more about them. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (#716) out Apr 11 An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched into stardom by this glorious musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-16-17

Highlights from the week ahead.
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This week at TCM the highlights include civil-rights documentaries, Golden Globe-winning director Damien Chazelle programming a night, and evenings focused on The Saint, star-of-the-month Jane Wyman and the Stars Behind Bars spotlight. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) Monday, January 16 at 12:00 a.m. (ET) President John F. Kennedy and his brother work to get two black students enrolled at the University of Alabama. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Jailhouse Rock (1957) Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation. Guest Programmer: Damien

USC Libraries 2017 Scripter Finalists

Honoring the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories.
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Press release: The USC Libraries have named the finalists for the 29-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Since 1988, Scripter has honored the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories. Last year, the USC Libraries inaugurated a new Scripter award, for television adaptation.The television and film finalists compete in separate categories for their own Scripter award. The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Screenwriter Eric Heisserer for Arrival, adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson for the play and screenplay of Fences Screenwriters Allison Schroeder and

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-09-17

What are you watching this week?
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This week sees the Stars Behind Bars TCM Spotlight continue with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in Papillon and another night of of programming devoted to Star-of-the Month Jane Wyman. Links are included to films we've covered. Some Like It Hot (1959) Monday, January 9 at 11:00 p.m. (ET) Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band. [Review] TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Papillon (1973) Tuesday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans. Psycho (1960) Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.

TCM to Remember Legendary Actress-Singer Debbie Reynolds on Jan. 27

24-Hour programming tribute to include Singin’ In The Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Tender Trap.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who entertained audiences in musicals such as Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) with a 24-hour film tribute on Friday, January, 27. Reynolds, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the age of 84, became a sensation after starring with legendary hoofers Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in the immortal MGM musical Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and received her only Oscar nomination for playing th e title role in The Unsinkable

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 01-02-17

An evening of Road pictures with Hope and Crosby is a main highlight for the week.
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In addition to a new month and a new year, January brings with it a new Spotlight (Stars Behind Bars), a new Star-of-the-Month (Jane Wyman), and a new Guest Programmer (Warren Beatty). East of Eden (1955) Monday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love. TCM Spotlight: Stars Behind Bars - Brute Force (1947) Tuesday, January 3 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail. Co-host: Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait (1978) Wednesday, January 4 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)

getTV Adds Westerns and Daytime Programs in January 2017

Other highlights include David Bowie on Cher, an all-day Hondo marathon, and more.
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Press release: getTV kicks off a new year of classic films and rare series, with a January lineup offering heartfelt tributes, new programming additions, and more—airing in primetime, all month long. The roster is headlined by a month-long Cher double-shot, featuring appearances by David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, and Carol Burnett; and also includes Sally Field in the 1973 sitcom THE GIRL WITH SOMETHING EXTRA; Kurt Russell and Tim Matheson in the 1976 Western series THE QUEST; Richard Burgi in the 1996 sci-fi hit THE SENTINEL; an all-day HONDO marathon; a Sunday night Tom Selleck birthday block; stunts starring Betty White,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-26-16

If you don't have plans for New Year's Eve, you can spend it with the 'That's Entertainment" franchise.
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The last week of 2016 on TCM begins with the post-apocalyptic On The Beach and ends with a day-long marathon of Alfred Hitchcock films. In between are nights featuring The Golden Years spotlight and star-of-the-month Myrna Loy. On The Beach (1959) Monday, December 26 at 12:00 a.m. (ET) After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization. TCM Spotlight: The Golden Years - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Tuesday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old

Sony Movie Channel January 2017 Programming Highlights

Highlights include a Godzilla Double Feature, a Samuel L. Jackson block, and stunts starring Kevin Costner, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, & Richard Pryor, among others.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel kicks off 2017 with an explosive January lineup full of action epics, creature features, classic comedies, award-winning dramas, and much more. This month’s roster includes Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in an EL MARIACHI three-pack; a monstrous Godzilla block; back-to-back Samuel L. Jackson thrillers; a night of laughs starring Cheech & Chong and Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor; and Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in DONNIE BRASCO, among others. THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978)—Sun., January 1 at 7 p.m. ET Gary Busey delivers one of his finest performances, starring as rock n’ roll pioneer Buddy

Dirty Dancing Returns to the Cinemas for Two Nights Only to Kick-Off 30th Anniversary Celebration

Lionsgate will continue the year-long celebration with different prodcuts and events.
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Press release: The iconic story of Baby and Johnny’s summer love, Dirty Dancing returns to the big screen on January 29 and February 1, 2017 for a 30th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate. This memorable experience will also treat fans to an exclusive never-before-seen 15-minute sneak peek of the brand-new special feature “Happy 30th Birthday, Dirty Dancing,” from the upcoming Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary home entertainment release, available February 7, 2017. A worldwide box-office sensation originally released in 1987, and generating over $213 million, Dirty Dancing captured hearts worldwide and took home the Best Original Song Oscar for

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-19-16

TCM offers the gift of movies this holiday week, like they do every week.
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Before the Christmas movies comes roaring in at the end of the week on TCM, it begins with The Roaring Twenties. The spotlight on the Golden Years continues and on Xmas Eve, the entire Thin Man series airs featuring star-of-the-month Myrna Loy. The Roaring Twenties (1939) Monday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime. TCM Spotlight: The Golden Years - The Old Man and the Sea (1958) Tuesday, December 20 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A Cuban fisherman believes his long dry spell will end when he catches a legendary

Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary Comes to U.S. Cinemas on January 5 and 9 Only

On director Hayao Miyazaki's birthday, GKIDS and Fathom Events present the Japanese animated feature.
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Press release: Princess Mononoke, the classic animated film from groundbreaking writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, returns to movie theaters for two nights only for a dual celebration of the beloved historical fantasy’s 20th anniversary and Miyazaki’s birthday. Hailed in 1997 by Roger Ebert as "a great achievement and a wonderful experience, and one of the best films of the year," Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary comes to U.S. cinemas, subtitled on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and English-dubbed on Monday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m. (all local times), presented by Fathom Events, in partnership with GKIDS.

Criterion Announces March 2017 Releases

A look at new additions to the collection.
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As Spring comes, so do five movies from Criterion in March with all-new additions to the collection. They are Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, Felipe Cazals' Canoa: A Shameful Memory, John Waters' Multiple Maniacs, Hal Ashby's Being There, and Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up. Read on to learn more about them. 45 Years (#861) out Mar 7 In this exquisitely calibrated film by Andrew Haigh, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay perform a subtly off-kilter pas de deux as Kate and Geoff, an English couple who, on the eve of an anniversary celebration, find their long marriage shaken by the arrival of a letter

(Updated) 2017 Golden Globes Winners Announced

And the nominees are...
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The Hollywood Foreign Press has selected their nominations in film and television for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. [Updated with winners in Bold] Best Motion Picture - Drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water | Review Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Best

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-12-16

Which of these are you going to plan to watch?
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The TCM Spotlight on The Golden Years is quite the highlight because in addition to Bergman's Wild Strawberries, the channel is also airing other world cinema classics, Kurosawa's Ikiru and De Sica's Umberto D. In addition to another night featuring of star-of-the-month Myrna Loy, the Christmas movies continue to roll out. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Monday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family. TCM Spotlight: The Golden Years - Wild Strawberries (1957) Tuesday, December 13 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) On his way to an

TCM Big Screen Classics Returns to Cinemas Nationwide in 2017 for 14 Legendary Films Over 12 Months

Each title returns for four showings only, making the TCM Big Screen Classics series a monthly must-see for movie buffs of all ages.
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Press release: Gene Kelly will sing in the rain, Bette Davis will fasten her seatbelt for a bumpy night, Marlon Brando will make an offer no one can refuse, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint will scurry across Mount Rushmore, and Elliott and E.T. will fly over the moon - and they’ll do it all on the silver screen in 2017. Today, Fathom Events and TCM announce their continuing partnership to bring monthly screenings of their “TCM Big Screen Classics” series to movie theaters nationwide throughout the year. For the second consecutive year, “TCM Big Screen Classics” offers film fans

First Official Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming

What do you think of the trailer?
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Coming to theaters on July 7, 2017, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as the third incarnation of the web-slinger to hit the silver screen (unless we are going to count Nicholas Hammond). Directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film follows the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. His first

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

How did they do? What would you have nominated?
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The eligibility period was October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8-11:30 pm ET/5-8:30 pm PT. Honoring the "best" music in Visual Media are the following categories. Links go to our coverage of the films. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media Amy [Republic Records] Miles Ahead [Columbia/Legacy]

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 12-05-16

See what gifts TCM has in store for you this week.
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As you prepare for the impending holidays, TCM has plenty of films to allow you to procrastinate. Friday brings another roster of films with Star-of-the-Month Myrna Loy while Tuesday offers a slate of stories about elderly parents. Why Be Good? (1929) Monday, December 5 at 11:00 p.m. (ET) A virtuous flapper gets into a compromising situation with the boss's son. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The Japanese take advantage of American

TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow: 'Invasion'

The Sentries' responses are mixed.
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The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion," running this week on the CW. It began (briefly) on Supergirl, formally began on The Flash and continued on Arrow (sorta) and concluded on Legends of Tomorrow. Todd Karella: The final chapter of the CW’s crossover event ended with the Legends of Tomorrow episode and started with the band of superheroes meeting up at STAR Laboratories in Central City to plan their next move. Having been abducted by aliens, Oliver (Green Arrow) is more rattled than he realizes and his first

TV Review: Arrow: 'Invasion'

"Tell Felicity this isn't 'the Best. Team-up. Ever.'" - Gordon
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The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion," running this week on the CW. It began (briefly) on Supergirl, formally began on The Flash and continued on Arrow (or did it?). Todd Karella: At the end of last night’s crossover episode, five of the heroes ended up being abducted by the alien invaders. But tonight’s episode of Arrow started with Oliver living his dream life. He was getting married to his first love. He was surrounded by loving friends and family. He was living his dream life. But that

Sony Movie Channel's December Programming Highlights

Highlights include a Richard Pryor tribute block, Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts in the premiere of The Impossible, and more.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel ​​(SMC) unwraps a star-studded December lineup packed with acclaimed dramas, steamy thrillers, cult classics, and more—airing in primetime all month long. The roster features Kevin Bacon and Bill Murray in a thrilling WILD THINGS block; Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Zones in a ZORRO two-pack; Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the network premiere of THE IMPOSSIBLE; a special tribute to Richard Pryor; Brad Pitt in A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT; and a Christmas Day Westerns Marathon starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, and Randolph Scott, among others. WILD THINGS Block—Thurs., December 1 at 10 p.m. ET

TV Review: The Flash: 'Invasion'

"Finally. The Superfriends are together again for the first time. And they even have their own Hall of Justice." - Shawn Bourdo
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The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion," running this week on the CW. It began (briefly) on Supergirl and formally started on The Flash. Shawn Bourdo: Unlike last night's Supergirl, this one is an actual crossover. Like last night's Supergirl, it must be hard to watch these episodes if you don't follow all of the shows. Each show has had a pretty complex series of plots this season so far and they are playing into the continuity of the story. Cisco and Barry's tension is explained here but

TV Review: Supergirl: 'Medusa'

"I’m still hoping for big things on the upcoming shows this week, but after tonight, I’m a little less enthusiastic than I was." - Todd Karella
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The Cinema Sentries are having their own crossover event to cover the DC Superheroes four-part crossover event entitled "Invasion," running this week on the CW. It begins (briefly) on Supergirl. Shawn Bourdo: Billed as the first part of the four-part crossover, I feel sorry for viewers tuning in who watch the other shows but not this one. If you are a fan of just Arrow or just The Flash then you are missing out on a pretty good season of Supergirl but you were also probably pretty confused about this continuity heavy episode that tied up loose ends from the

From Here to Eternity Returns to the Big Screen on Dec. 11 and 14

Winner of eight Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra) and Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed).
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Press release: “A man don’t go his own way, he’s nothing.” Audiences can go their own way to cinemas when Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Sony Pictures Entertainment bring the compelling war-time drama From Here to Eternity (1953) back to the big screen for a special two-day event this December as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. TCM Big Screen Classics: From Here to Eternity will screen on Sunday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days) and will include eye-opening commentary from

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-28-16

A new month brings a new star-of-the-month.
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This week on TCM viewers can see the conclusion of the nonfiction To Tell The Truth spotlight as November concludes. December brings with it The Man Who Came to Dinner and a new Star-of-the-Month, Myrna Loy. TCM Spotlight: To Tell The Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - Always for Pleasure (1978) Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Cameras explore the life and spirit of New Orleans. Primrose Path (1940) Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The youngest child in a family of prostitutes tries to go straight with a working man. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted

Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary Brings Hayao Miyazaki's Animated Masterpiece to U.S. Cinemas

In U.S. movie theaters on Sunday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. (dubbed in English) and Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. (English language subtitles).
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Press release: Enter an enchanted world of witches, dragons and spirits in Spirited Away, director Hayao Miyazaki’s, critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon, cementing Studio Ghibli’s legacy as one of the foremost animation studios in the world. Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary celebrates the anniversary of the Academy Award-winning animated film and the legendary Studio Ghibli. Fathom Events, in partnership with GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, is set to bring this special event to U.S. movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. (dubbed in English) and Monday, December 5,

Audrey Hepburn Lights up Cinemas Nationwide in Breakfast at Tiffany's on November 27 and 30

The beloved masterpiece graces the big screen once again.
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Press release: The exquisite Audrey Hepburn stars in director Blake Edwards’ timeless classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), returning to cinemas this November, as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. Moviegoers are invited to fall in love all over again with TCM Big Screen Classics: Breakfast at Tiffany's on Sunday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days). The screenings will include commentary from Turner Classic Movies Saturday daytime host Tiffany Vazquez that will reveal what makes Holly Golightly one of American cinema’s most charming heroines.

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Winners, who are selected by Film Independent Members, will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
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Press release: Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2017 Spirit Awards this morning. The Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at W Hollywood, with actors Jenny Slate and Edgar Ramirez presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included American Honey, Chronic, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. "Now more than ever,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-21-16

Are you giving thanks for this roster of films?
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Thanksgiving Week on TCM sees the continution of To Tell The Truth, the biweekly nonfiction spotlight, another Friday of films featuring star-of-the-month Natalie Wood, and more. TCM Spotlight: To Tell The Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - God's Country (1986) Monday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Minnesota farmers deal with overproduction and foreclosures. The Big Sky (1952) Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - For All Mankind (1989) Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)

The New Doctor Who Christmas Special, 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio,' in Cinemas for Two Nights Only, December 27 & 29

Event to feature exclusive bonus content: A New Kind of Superhero & Doctor Who extra.
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Press release: BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days. The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter

Criterion Announces February 2017 Releases

Four more weeks of movies!
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No matter what the groundhog sees, there's going to be four more weeks of movies from Criterion in February with all new additions to the collection. They are Richard Linklater's The Before Trilogy, Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs, Kirsten Johnson's Cameraperson, Michael Curtiz's Mildred Pierce, and Pedro Almodóvar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Read on to learn more about them. Cameraperson (#853) out Feb 7 A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces December Home Video Releases

Includes films by directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Harold Prince, and Frank Borzage.
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Kino Lorber Studio Classics offers up a roster of titles in December that will expand your wish list for the holidays. Luna (1979)Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 6, 2016DVD SRP $19.95BD SRP $29.95Drama / 1979 / R / 142 minDirector: Bernardo BertolucciStarring Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Fred Gwynn, Tomas Milian, Alida Valli, Roberto Benigni, Renato Salvatori, Franco CittiSynopsis: Legendary filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor) directed this controversial drama starring the great Jill Clayburgh (Starting Over). Luna explores the troubled life of Joe Silveri, a teenager (Matthew Barry, The Wraith) and his troubling relationship with his parents, including an

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-14-16

Seven more movies to choose from.
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For those who need a respite from the real world, TCM has some offerings like star-of-the-month Natalie Wood finds Splendor in the Grass on Friday. For those who don't, there's two nights of documentaries during the To Tell the Truth spotlight. And if you haven't had enough of politics, there's The Candidate. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) Monday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Documents France's role in World War II during the years of 1940-1944 in epic proportions. The Candidate (1972) Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

getTV Starts 29-day Christmas Event 'The Most Wonderful Month of the Year' Nov 27

The lineup includes Christmas films, rare Christmas variety specials, and holiday-themed episodes from TV series already in the getTV lineup.
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Press release: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on getTV, as the network celebrates the season with its second annual “The Most Wonderful Month of the Year” event. The channel turns over its daily schedule during primetime all month long in order to focus on a mixture of rare and classic Christmas-themed variety specials, TV series episodes, and films, starring some of entertainment’s biggest names, from Sunday, November 27 through Sunday, December 25, culminating in a weeklong 24-hour-a-day yuletide mega-marathon kicking off at 12 noon on Sunday, December 18 and running through Christmas day. “The Most Wonderful Month

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America to Rock U.S. Cinemas on December 12

“Even after 50 years, the Rolling Stones remain one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said.
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Press release: A road movie that celebrates the revolutionary power of Rock n’ Roll, The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America is an exhilarating and vivid documentary that follows the Stones’ tour of early 2016 through 10 Latin American cities. It combines electrifying live performances from across the tour and from their historic tour finale as the first-ever rock band to perform to an audience of 1.2 million in Havana, with an intimate insight into the world of the Rolling Stones. This event also features an exclusive introduction from the band and two full-length bonus performances

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 11-07-16

Vote with your remote this week.
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During the first full week of November, TCM begins airing its twice-weekly spotlight on documentaries. On Friday, Star-of-the-month Natalie Wood co-stars in Rebel Without A Cause. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - Primary (1960) Monday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The Wisconsin Primary of 1960 sets John Kennedy on the road to the White House. Saboteur (1942) Tuesday, November 8 at 9:15 p.m. (ET) A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence. TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth Hosted by Alec Baldwin - Prelude to War (1943) Wednesday,

Panel Preview: Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea

"The biblical Jonah was vomited up by a whale, but Hellboy might not be as lucky," said Gary Gianni. "A superstitious crew and a figure in black will make sure there's no escaping the silent sea."
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Press release: Dark Horse Comics invites you to celebrate Halloween with a preview of the upcoming original graphic novel, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, co-written by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-written and illustrated by Eisner Award winning artist Gary Gianni and colored by award winning colorist Dave Stewart. Following the events of the classic story “The Island”, Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 10-31-16

Plan your week with TCM.
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October on TCM closes out with a great pairing: Star-of-the-Month Christopher Lee movies airing on Halloween. Natalie Wood takes over for Lee in November on Friday nights. And America can prepare for the future with a movie about the first female U.S. President. Star of the Month: Christopher Lee - The Mummy (1959) Monday, October 31 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A resurrected mummy stalks the archaeologists who defiled his tomb. PT 109 (1963) Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific. The Young Savages

A Double Feature of Holiday RiffTrax Events Dashes into Cinemas on December 1 Only

Joined by comedy legend "Weird Al" Yankovic, the RiffTrax crew takes on two yuletide favorites.
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Press release: The RiffTrax guys (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett) are back and, in the spirit of the holiday season, are gifting fans two funny features for the price of one. “RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature” includes Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, a beloved classic from the days of Mystery Science Theater 3000 - completely reworked by RiffTrax for the 2013 broadcast. In the second feature, “Rifftrax Live: Christmas Shorts-straveganza,” the guys take you all the way back to 2009, when they were joined by multiple Grammy Award-winning comedy legend “Weird Al” Yankovic for a night of Christmas

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

Bad Moms Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

The first R-rated comedy since The Hangover to earn an “A” grade from audiences nationwide.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the Bad Moms Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Bad Moms, the year’s biggest R-rated comedy - a runaway hit with audiences and critics alike - currently available on Digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 1, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The raunchy film is the first R-rated comedy since The Hangover to earn an “A” grade from audiences nationwide. The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD come with nearly

Artists Overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Sentries & Friends wish to nominate....
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Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for their 2017 induction ceremony, which will be revealed in December and awarded next April. According to their website, "Artists—a group encompassing performers, composers and/or musicians—become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Besides demonstrating unquestionable musical excellence and talent, inductees will have had a significant impact on the development, evolution and preservation of rock & roll." The nominees are: Bad Brains (eligible since 2007) Chaka Khan (eligible since 2003) Chic (eligible since 2002) Depeche Mode (eligible since 2006) Electric Light Orchestra (eligible

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 AFI.com 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 -

Hee Haw Salute! 3-DVD Giveaway

It features six complete vintage episodes from the early '70s, rarely seen since their original broadcasts.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award one lucky reader Hee Haw Salute! three-DVD set. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Conceived as a rural alternative to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, HEE HAW landed on television in 1969 as a summer replacement series for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. With a cast of characters including Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and Archie Campbell, knee-slapping comedic zingers, and jaw-dropping musical performances, the comedy-variety show, co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, captivated the country. In 1971, after two successful years, CBS dropped the show in

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 www.FathomEvents.com, 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

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

Updated: Rush: Time Stand Still Special Encore Showing November 17 Only

Featuring exclusive bonus content and narration by Paul Rudd.
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Press release: Following a successful first event date on November 3, fans will get one final chance to see “Rush | Time Stand Still” in movie theaters for an up-close and personal VIP experience, alongside fellow RUSH enthusiasts. This epic music event will return to select movie theaters for a special encore on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Tickets for Rush | Time Stand Still will be available soon online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series DVD Giveaway

Heeeeere's a chance to win the set.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series six-DVD set. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Johnny Carson defined late-night television. For over 30 years, America watched together, laughed together, and sang together on the couch with the Original King of Late Night. Now, this fall, home audiences will be able to enjoy the very best of late night, any night, with The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series. The singular collections, new to retail and available in multiple configurations,

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

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 www.svcomiccon.com. 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

Warcraft Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

From opposing sides, an unlikely group of heroes is set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their families, their people, and their home.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award five lucky readers the Warcraft Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: In a distant world, humankind faces extinction at the hands of a brutal enemy in the visually stunning epic, WARCRAFT, coming to Digital HD on September 13, 2016, and Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and On Demand on September 27, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the global video game phenomenon from Blizzard Entertainment, WARCRAFT is a seamless blend of live action and awe-inspiring visual effects.

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.

Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials DVD Giveaway

"Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees." - Bob Hope
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers the Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials DVD set. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: On September 20, Time Life Releases the very best of Bob Hope's television specials in one, star-studded collector's set Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials is six entertaining DVDs filled with 13 unforgettable comedy-variety specials spanning five decades with dozens of celebrity guests including Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, James Cagney, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Dean Martin, George Burns, Sammy Davis

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

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™

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 09-12-16

A lot of good selections this week.
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As September rolls along, TCM presents two more nights of the "Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick" event, a winner of Best Picture for star-of-the-month Gene Hackman, and some will like the Billy Wilder classic on Saturday. Jaws (1975) Monday, September 12 at 9:15 p.m. (ET) The sheriff of an island town takes to the seas when a bloodthirsty shark invades the local waters. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick - Sons of the Desert (1933) Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) Two friends hatch a harebrained scheme to attend a lodge convention over their wives' objections Ouch! A Salute To

Young Frankenstein Jolts Back into Cinemas on Oct. 5 Only

With a live introduction by director Mel Brooks.
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Press release: It’s alive! It’s alive! up on the big screen for one special night when 20th Century Fox and Fathom Events present the electrifying comedy classic Young Frankenstein in cinemas nationwide. Seeing this black-and-white masterpiece on the big screen with fellow audience members is a rarity in itself, but to make this screening a truly one-of-a-kind experience, writer and director Mel Brooks will introduce the classic live from the 20th Century Fox Lot—near the Young Frankenstein Mural on Stage 5, which was unveiled on the film’s 40th anniversary. Brooks will also pay tribute to his friend and the film’s

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 09-05-16

Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick begins this week.
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The first full week of September features two nights of the "Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick" event, another night with star-of-the-month Gene Hackman, and one night with Guest Programmer Tom Bruno, who picks the "rarely seen on TCM" Casablanca. Citizen Kane (1941) Monday, September 5 at 11:30 p.m. (ET) The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick - Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m. (ET) In this silent film, a con man dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick

ArcLight Presents...The Class Of

Arclight takes audiences back to school with their latest film series.
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Press release: This September, ArcLight Cinemas is bringing you the best of the high school days with Arclight Presents… The Class Of. Rediscover the romance, and drama of your teenage years or come have some fun before hitting the books with these iconic fan favorites. Titles such at Ferris Buller's Day Off starring Matthew Brodrick, Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, The Breakfast Club starring Molly Ringwald, and Bring It On starring Kirsten Dunst - just to name a few. Titles that are showing include: Bring It On September 6th - Hollywood 7:15 PM September 13th - Sherman Oaks 7 PM September

Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault Arrives Dec. 13

Twelve classic episodes, three exclusive special feature documentaries presenting unseen footage and new interviews with notable Star Trek figures.
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Press release: Fans can dive into the making of pop culture history when STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - THE RODDENBERRY VAULT is released on Blu-ray December 13. In honor of the show’s 50th Anniversary, and just in time for holiday gift giving, the three-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray set from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution gives fans unprecedented access to never-before-seen footage from the production of Star Trek: The Original Series. During the shooting of Star Trek, bits and pieces of episodic footage were left on the cutting room floor and later preserved in film canisters by

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Releases Two Gene Wilder Films on Sept. 6

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has decided to move the release date of two of Haunted Honeymoon and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, originally slated for September 27th, to this Tuesday, September 6th.
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Press release: With the sad news of the recent passing of celebrated comedian, actor, writer, and director Gene Wilder, Kino Lorber Studio Classics has decided to move the release date of two of Mr. Wilder's films, HAUNTED HONEYMOON and THE ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES' SMARTER BROTHER, originally slated for September 27th, to this Tuesday, September 6th.These two films, both of which were written, directed by, and starring Gene Wilder, showcase his versatility and comic talents that have endeared him to audiences for several decades, and Kino Lorber is proud to celebrate Mr. Wilder's legacy by bringing these classic comedies to

Hard Target 2 Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

As Wes “The Jailor” Baylor fights for his life in the treacherous jungle terrain, the hunters become the hunted.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award five lucky readers the Hard Target 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: A disgraced mixed martial artist is forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse in the jungles of Thailand in Hard Target 2, debuting on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on September 6, 2016. A hard-driving action-thriller, the Universal 1440 Entertainment original production includes Director’s Commentary as well as over 20 minutes of exclusive bonus features that take the audience behind the scenes of the

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 08-29-16

"Summer Under the Stars" may come to a close, but there's still more movies to see.
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TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" programming concludes with spotlights on Charles Boyer, Jean Simmons, and Dean Martin. September begins with films by director Preston Sturges and Star-of-the-Month Gene Hackman. Summer Under the Stars: Charles Boyer - Algiers (1938) Monday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A thief on the run from the law risks his life for love. Summer Under the Stars: Jean Simmons - Spartacus (1960) Tuesday, August 30 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. Summer Under the Stars: Dean Martin - Ocean's Eleven (1960) Wednesday,

Top 10 Films of the 21st Century (so far)

Did your favorites make the cut?
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The editors of BBC Culture "decided to commission a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century," even though it's only been 15 years (and incorrectly though intentionally included the year 2000,) because they "wanted to prove that this century has given us films that will stand the test of time, that you will continue to think about and argue about if only you give them a chance and watch them." Not sure why they think this would change the minds of those who thought like that, but so many people love looking at lists.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 08-22-16

Whatcha watching this week?
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The "Summer Under the Stars" month-long marathon continues on TCM with days devoted to Robert Montgomery, Brigitte Bardot, Constance Cummings, Van Johnson, Boris Karloff, James Garner, and Jean Arthur. Summer Under the Stars: Robert Montgomery - Lady in the Lake (1947) Monday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective's viewpoint. Summer Under the Stars: Brigitte Bardot - Love On A Pillow (1963) Tuesday, August 23 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) After saving a man from suicide, a young woman falls in love with him. Summer Under the

getTV Begins Airing Sonny & Cher on Monday, Sept. 12

Showcasing some of the series’ best episodes, featuring guests such as David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Betty White, Carol Burnett, the Jackson 5 & many more,
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Press release: getTV brings one of television’s most beloved couples back to the forefront, as the network welcomes former husband-and-wife duo Sonny and Cher—comprised of accomplished songwriter Sonny Bono, and legendary songstress Cher—to its popular Monday Night Variety Block. The weekly lineup handpicks some of the best episodes from the hit variety series THE SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR, CHER, and THE SONNY & CHER SHOW, airing every Monday at 8 p.m. ET, starting on September 12. Many of these episodes have not been seen on television in over a decade. The block kicks off with three weeks of the

Criterion Announces November 2016 Releases

No need to wait for Black Friday.
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In November, those looking for Xmas presents for film fans in their inner circle need look no further than this roster. The six films from the Lone Wolf and Cub series are collected in a box set. Also being added to the Collection are Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, Marlon Brando's One-Eyed Jacks, and Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale. Read on to learn more about them. Lone Wolf and Cub Collector's Set out Nov 8 Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody, new

TCM Announces Month-Long Slapstick Comedy Programming Special

Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick begins Sep. 6th hosted by comedian Greg Proops.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to pratfalls and double-takes with Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick, a month-long programming special featuring more than 50 films exploring the history of slapstick. Hosted by acclaimed stand-up comedian Greg Proops, the special will feature programming from silent masters Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd to modern master Will Ferrell, and will premiere Sep. 6th and air every Tuesday and Wednesday during the month. Additionally, TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas Network to offer a free online multimedia course on slapstick comedy. Enrollment begins today and comedy fans

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 08-15-16

And what classic film star will you be spending time with this week?
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The "Summer Under the Stars" month-long marathom continues on TCM with days devoted to Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, James Edwards, Angie Dickinson, Ruby Keeler, Humphrey Bogart, and Bette Davis. Summer Under the Stars: Roddy McDowall - My Friend Flicka (1943) Monday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A boy's love for his horse helps him grow up. Summer Under the Stars: Anne Baxter - All About Eve (1950) Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life. Summer Under the Stars: James Edwards - Home of the Brave

Get Access to the Most Classified Event of the Year With an Early Premiere of Snowden

Featuring an exclusive live interview with Edward Snowden by filmmaker Oliver Stone, in cinemas nationwide on September 14.
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Press release: Get full security clearance for Snowden, one of the most anticipated upcoming releases, ahead of the thriller’s wide release. Fathom Events and Open Road Films are taking an exclusive look into the world of former CIA employee Edward Snowden through the eyes of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone for a one-night event on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 live at 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. MT/PT. “Snowden Live” gives audiences the opportunity to be the first to see Snowden on the big screen and hear directly from the man who inspired it
Press release: To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 science fiction horror film Aliens, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel has partnered with SquaredCo Events to present moviegoers with a spirited lobby experience and film-themed pop-up art show in advance of a special screening of the cult classic. Guests can expect to: View Aliens-themed fan art commissioned by an international roster of pop culture artists Have the opportunity to win surprise giveaways and limited edition event posters designed by animator and illustrator Jason Yang of Invisible Element Have film-themed photo-ops throughout the decorated theater lobby and with a costumed Aliens

Kino Lorber Releases Two Fritz Lang Films on Blu-ray & DVD in August

"Opened my eyes to the poetic expressiveness of the cinema. When I saw 'Destiny,' I suddenly knew that I wanted to make movies." - Luis Buñuel
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Press release: Kino Lorber is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD of Fritz Lang's 1921 silent masterwork, DESTINY, in a stunning new 2K restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Weaving together stories of tragic love, set in three distinct historical places and periods, DESTINY established director Fritz Lang as one of the leading filmmakers of the German silent era, and laid the groundwork for his highly-stylized classics such as Die Nibelungen and Metropolis. This new restoration of DESTINY was released theatrically by Kino Lorber, opening at New York's Film Forum in May 2016 before moving on to engagements in national markets.DESTINY

Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season DVD Giveaway

The lesson is harsh but clear: in history, only the truly disruptive ideas are destined to matter.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Anchor Bay Entertainment to award one lucky reader Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season on DVD, currently on sale. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The critically acclaimed AMC hit drama, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season, will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on August 9. From creators Chris Cantwell (Vicariously) and Christopher C. Rogers, comes the ten-episode series, featuring buzzworthy performances from Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies, Guardians of the Galaxy), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Mackenzie Davis (Smashed), Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State)

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 08-08-16

What star will you be spending time with this week?
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The "Summer Under the Stars" month-long marathom continues on TCM with days devoted to Esther Williams, Tim Holt, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy, Janet Gaynor, Ralph Richardson, and Cyd Charisee. Summer Under the Stars: Esther Williams - Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) Monday, August 8 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) True story of Annette Kellerman, the world's first great swimming star. Summer Under the Stars: Tim Holt - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Dobbs and Curtin meet up in Mexico, and go to work for a contractor who takes them away to a remote

National Lampoon's Animal House Joins TCM Big Screen Classics Series Lineup on August 14 & 17

The raucous comedy hits more than 600 movie theaters nationwide.
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Press release: It’s time to grab your toga and return to Faber College for the wildest frat party ever when National Lampoon’s Animal House joins the year-long lineup of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 17, and includes specially produced commentary from a TCM host before and after the feature. Tickets for the “TCM Big Screen Classics” series can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at over 600 participating movie theater box offices. For a

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 08-01-16

What star are you going to spend the day with?
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August is Summer Under the Stars month where each day finds the channel's programming devoted to an actor or actress. The first week features Edward G. Robinson, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Fay Wray, Karl Malden, Montgomery Clift, and Jean Harlow. Summer Under the Stars: Edward G. Robinson - Scarlet Street (1945) Monday, August 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A middle-aged would be painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman. Summer Under the Stars: Lucille Ball - Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten,

getTV Celebrates Lucille Ball, Billy Jack, and More in August

Other highlights include stunts starring Cher, Rosalind Russell, Chevy Chase, Cary Grant, and more.
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Press release: getTV gets you through the dog days of summer with an August lineup of Golden Age favorites featuring award-winning dramas, side-splitting comedies, and beloved stars. The month includes a Lucille Ball birthday block; a trio of iconic divas on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW; a GIDGET two-pack; stunts starring Cher, Jeff Bridges, Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant; a night of classic Mitzi Gaynor specials; and the Oscar®-winning drama THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI; among others. Merv Salutes The Greatest Stars—Mon., August 1 at 8 p.m. ET Merv Griffin sits down with some of cinema’s most iconic divas in

Shout Factory! Releases The Transformers - The Movie (30th Anniversary Edition) on September 13, 2016

Featuring all-star voice cast of Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles as UNICRON.
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Press release: Experience the enormously popular animated feature The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE like never before! In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE has been meticulously restored and remastered from a spectacular brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film elements. Fans now can immerse themselves in this thrilling animated adventure with stunning picture quality for optimal home entertainment experience. The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters - the heroic AUTOBOTS, villainous

getTV Adjusts Its Classic TV Daytime Schedule and Adds Docs in August

Programming includes specials highlighting the lives and legacies of William Holden and Will Rogers.
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Press release: getTV puts the spotlight on two of Hollywood’s most beloved entertainers, with a pair of in-depth documentary specials airing August 21 and August 28 at 10 p.m. ET, giving viewers an in-depth look at the lives and legacies of the Golden Age icons whose work has continued to influence and inspire generations of fans and filmmakers. The informative event kicks off on August 21 with WILLIAM HOLDEN: AN UNTAMED SPIRIT—a detailed account narrated by Peter Graves, that illustrates some of the Oscar-winning actor’s most defining moments, from his humble beginnings working for his family’s fertilization company, and being

LA Podcast Festival 2016 Set for Sep. 23-25 in Beverly Hills, CA

Showcasing the best in podcasting - Comedy/True Crime/Storytelling/Sports/Pop Culture - at the 5th annual festival held at Sofitel Los Angeles.
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Press release: Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2016 (aka LA Podfest 2016), featuring live recording sessions of dozens of popular podcasts, panel discussions, parties, a podcast lab, and stand-up comedy, will take over Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2016. This year’s festival, organized by founders Dave Anthony, Graham Elwood, and Chris Mancini, will unite roughly 2,100 attendees, including popular podcasters, their celebrity guests, fans from across the globe, and the podcasting industry, in celebration of the thriving medium. While the podcasters recording their shows live at the festival are traveling from as

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-25-16

TCM offers a diverse roster of films this week.
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TCM finally gets to Shane in their Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns series. The cable channels also features a night of Robert Francis films, a night showcasing America in the '70s, and pioneers of African American Cinema. Starring Robert Francis - The Long Gray Line (1955) Monday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An Irish immigrant becomes one of West Point's most beloved officers. TCM Presents: Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns: Shane (1953) Tuesday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman. TCM Presents: Shane Plus A Hundred
The week starts with a visit to the studio by guest programmer Lou Gossett Jr. Then it's another two-night stint of westerns followed by a time jump to "America in the [19]70s" and other classic titles. TCM Guest Programmer: Lou Gossett Jr. - Blackboard Jungle (1955) Monday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency. TCM Presents: Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns: A Fistful of Dollars (1967) Tuesday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town. TCM Presents: Shane

Criterion Announces October 2016 Releases

Tricks and treats from Criterion.
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In October, Guillermo del Toro's Pan’s Labyrinth is available as a standalone from Criterion and also together in Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro with previous entries in the Collection with Cronos and The Devil’s Backbone. There's a two-fer from Robert Altman as McCabe & Mrs. Miller joins the collection and Short Cuts gets a high-definition upgrade. Other new titles include Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Luis García Berlanga's The Executioner. Read on to learn more about them. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (#827) out Oct 11 This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman (Nashville) may be the most radically beautiful film to

TCM Programming for the Week of Alert 07-11-16

Looking for a movie this week? TCM can help.
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Director Martin Scorsese is featured when the TCM spotlight focuses on America in the '70s. Also, the two westerns highlighted below certainly fit the series title, "Hundred More Great Westerns." About Mrs. Leslie (1954) Monday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An aging woman recalls the affair that consumed her life. Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns: The Naked Spur (1953) Tuesday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A captive outlaw uses psychological tactics to prey on a bounty hunter. Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns: The Magnificent Seven (1960) Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Seven

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its August 2016 Home Video Releases

Some classic films to end your summer with.
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Kino Lorber Studio Classics has presented its August roster, which includes two films starring Tyrone Power, two westerns starring Randolph Scott, and a slew of other titles that include a silent film by John Ford and the '60s spy spoof Modesty Blaise starring Monica Vitt. THE MARK OF ZORRO (1940) Blu-ray Street Date: August 2, 2016 Blu-ray SRP $29.95 Blu-ray UPC 738329206192 Adventure | NR | 94 min Director: Rouben Mamoulian Starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette Synopsis: The Mark Of Zorro is regarded by most as the finest telling of the Zorro legend -

FX Announces FXhibition for San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Fans challenged to test their fears in American Horror Story’s Immersive VR Experience.
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Press release: FX Networks is headed to the City in Motion, bringing innovative activations and live entertainment to San Diego this July. FX Networks will take center stage at Hilton Bayfront Park during San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24, 2016 with groundbreaking activations and installations of fan-favorite shows Archer, American Horror Story, The Strain, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. FXhibition will transport guests to each FX series through a visually arresting, one-of-a-kind interactive art space featuring the riveting American Horror Story Fearless VR Experience. For attendees who love a thrill, American Horror Story will curate a virtual reality experience

Cartoon Network Unleashes the Ultimate Fan Experience at San Diego Comic Con 2016

Learn about the panels, events, and signings.
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Press release: Get ready for an epic summer event with Cartoon Network at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with debut panels of fan-favorites, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and a first-of-its-kind musical panel of the critically-acclaimed Steven Universe that will have everyone singing alongside Grammy Award-winner Estelle, creator Rebecca Sugar and other key cast and crew. Soaring high above the convention floor, larger-than-life balloons of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will be suspended above the Townsville-inspired booth (#3735), where convention goers can immerse themselves in all things sugar, spice and everything nice. Fans can also walk away with their own,

The Frida Cinema Presents Studio Ghibli Film Festival from July 8 - 21

Twenty animated films screen over the two-week retrospective.
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Press release: From Castle in the Sky (1986) to When Marnie was There (2014), the films of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli have captured the imagination, swept international awards, and boosted the Japanese film industry, with eight Ghibli titles among the 15 highest-grossing films made in Japan. From July 8 - 21, The Frida Cinema presents twenty of the studio's most celebrated works on stunning new digital restorations, complemented by an Art Show dedicated to the films of Studio Ghibli curated by Santa Ana-based vintage store and DIY music venue Top Acid, and a special presentation of rarely-screened 1988 animated

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-04-16

It's gonna be a good July on TCM if this week is any indication.
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On the first full week of July, TCM offers patriotic films on the Fourth for those not heading out to see fireworks. The month-long western-themed programming begins with with films by director Sam Peckinpah and films where John Wayne and John Ford teamed up. Also on the schedule is a spotlight on America in the '70's. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Monday, July 4 at 10:45 p.m. (ET) A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. [Read our review.] Stagecoach (1939) Tuesday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing

TCM Announces 'Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns,' A Month-long Programming Special

Beginning July 5, the films air from sun-up to sundown every Tuesday & Wednesday in July.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) pays tribute the oldest film genre, and perhaps most classically American, with Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns, a month-long programming special featuring more than 100 of the greatest Western movies ever made. Hosted by acclaimed actor and Academy Award® winning songwriter Keith Carradine, programming begins July 5th and airs from sun-up to sundown every Tuesday and Wednesday in July. Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns will feature themed programming including: The Early Years (July 5) - in addition to The Great Train Robbery (1903), these pioneer Westerns include The Squaw Man

Celebrate Fourth of July with Godzilla During El Rey Network's 'Kaijuly Roarth' Marathon

Beginning July 1st at 10:00 am ET/PT, 14 films starring your favorite Kaiju monster battles run for four days back-to-back.
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Press release: Kick off celebrating America’s independence with your favorite Japanese monsters on Friday, July 1 at 4:00PM ET/PT. Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Ghidorrah, Destroyah, and more will continue to brawl it out until Monday, July 4, at 4:00 AM ET/PT. Featuring 14 iconic Godzilla films, “Kaijuly Roarth” brings these big bad monster movies to the small screen. El Rey Network’s “Kaijuly Roarth” Marathon Film Schedule FRIDAY July 1, 2016 4:00 PM ET/PT GOJIRA 6:15 PM ET/PT GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS 8:00 PM ET/PT GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN 9:45 PM ET/PT TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA 11:45 PM ET/PT GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II 2:15

getTV in July Features Film Noir, Dolly Parton, and More

Other highlights include a Lucille Ball Two-Pack, a Christmas In July block, and 24 hours of Westerns.
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Press release: getTV presents a sizzling July programming lineup featuring classic comedies, rare TV series, and beloved icons. The month includes Dolly Parton in the All American Dolly Marathon on July 4TH; an expanded 24 Hours of Westerns block; a Lucille Ball two-pack; a Carol Burnett marathon; a night of Noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Glenn Ford; and a special Christmas In July Variety Block event starring Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, and Perry Como. 24 Hours of Westerns—Saturday & Sunday From 12 p.m. ET to 12 p.m. ET getTV expands its Saturday Westerns block, introducing a revamped lineup that extends

Director's Cuts of Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps and Human Highway Coming in July

Hey hey, my my. There's more to these pictures than meets the eye.
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Press release: Shakey Pictures will release two rare Neil Young films - the critically acclaimed director's cut of the post-apocalyptic musical comedy Human Highway and the restored and remixed Rust Never Sleeps --a concert fantasy on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time via Reprise Records. Rust Never Sleeps includes many of Young's most popular songs. Digitally remixed and restored by Shakey Pictures for Blu-ray and DVD, the full-length feature recently screened in sold-out theaters nationwide to ecstatic response and reviews and will be released July 1st. Human Highway is Young's 1982 legendary comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-27-16

A week of classics that will make a movie fan give a damn.
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As June changes into July, the classic films keep coming on TCM, including Oscar winners for Best Picture, Gone with the Wind, featuring Star-of-the-Month Olivia De Havilland, and Laurence Olivier's Hamlet. There's also another night of "Treasures from the Disney Vault," leading off with The Parent Trap. Dinner at Eight (1933) Monday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue. The Parent Trap (1961) Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Twins separated by divorce plot to bring their parents back together. TCM Spotlight: Stage to Screen - Hamlet (1948) Wednesday,

Eye in the Sky Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

Eye in the Sky follows Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award two lucky readers the Eye in the Sky Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is set for release on June 28. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The moral implications of modern warfare are confronted in Bleecker Street’s powerful drama, Eye in the Sky, coming to Digital HD on June 14, 2016 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 28, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Tackling an ethical dilemma in a thought-provoking suspenseful story, the gritty film stars Academy Award Winner, Helen Mirren (Trumbo,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-20-16

Well, they've got movies, my friend, I say, movies right on Turner Classics.
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More than some will like the Billy Wilder selection on TCM this week. Other highlights include the two-night Stage to Screen Spotlight, Best Picture winner The Sting, and more. Min and Bill (1930) Monday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two crusty waterfront characters try to protect their daughter from a terrible secret. Lifeboat (1944) Tuesday, June 21 at 11:15 p.m. (ET) Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them. TCM Spotlight: Stage to Screen - Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An explanation into

Batman: The Killing Joke Coming to Select Movie Theaters July 25

Starring Batman: The Animated Series actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.
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Press release: The dark journey into insanity begins as Batman: The Killing Joke gets the big-screen treatment for one night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros., is teaming up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to bring the acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film to select cinemas nationwide. Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.

Criterion Announces September 2016 Releases

Eight is enough.
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Christmas comes early this year from Criterion with eight releases in September. The six titles new to the Collection are Kenji Mizoguchi's The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, Jacques Tourneur's Cat People, The Coen Brothers' Blood Simple, Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog. Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich and the mammoth 25-film set featuring Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman available in a Blu-Ray-only edition are the returning titles. Read on to learn more about them. Night Train to Munich (#523) out Sep 6 Night Train to Munich, from

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-13-16

Learn about plastics and other bits of grown-up wisdom from films airing on TCM this week.
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Mondays with Star-of-the-month Marie Dressler continues this week as does Fridays with Billy Wilder and the two-night Stage to Screen spotlight. Star of the Month: Marie Dressler - Let Us Be Gay (1930) Monday, June 13 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A visit to Paris brings divorced spouses back together. The Graduate (1967) Tuesday, June 14 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor's wife, then falls for their daughter. TCM Spotlight: Stage to Screen - The Odd Couple (1968) Wednesday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A divorced neat freak moves in with his

Jean-Claude Van Damme Hosts El Rey Network's June Claude Van Damme Marathon Beginning June 11

The back-to-back programming block includes six iconic action films.
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Press release: Starting Saturday, June 11 at 10:00AM ET/PT until Sunday, June 12, at 4:00 AM ET/PT, the back-to-back programming block includes six iconic action films featuring the “Muscles from Brussels”: Derailed, Universal Soldier: The Return, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Street Fighter, Cyborg and Bloodsport. Lounge on the couch, keep your legs crossed, and grab some popcorn while Van Damme kicks some major butt back-to-back! El Rey Network’s “June Claude Van Damme” Marathon Film Schedule SATURDAY June 11, 201610:00 AM ET/PT DERAILED12:00 AM ET/PT UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING2:00 PM ET/PT UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN4:00 PM ET/PT STREET FIGHTER6:00

Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection Will Be Arriving on Blu-ray September 6

The set boasts 30 Blu-ray discs with every movie and TV show featuring the original crew, including the newly remastered Animated Series on Blu-ray for the first time ever!
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Press release: Embark on a mission to the final frontier with the biggest, most comprehensive Star Trek collection ever offered when the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection is transported to Earth on September 6, 2016. Just in time to commemorate the September 8, 1966 airing of the very first Star Trek episode, this epic limited-edition gift set includes 30 Blu-ray Discs featuring all new disc art and every feature film and television show made with the original crew, plus a brand new, multi-part documentary with nearly two hours of new footage chronicling the franchise’s amazing 50-year journey.

Jarhead 3: The Siege Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Out-gunned and outnumbered, the Marine’s routine assignment escalates into an all-out war.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award two lucky readers the Jarhead 3: The Siege Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is set for release on June 7, along with DVD and Digital HD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: A Marine on his first assignment becomes enmeshed in a global crisis in Jarhead 3: The Siege, a gripping action adventure coming to Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD. Inspired by the modern-day military classic, the film features original Jarhead star Dennis Haysbert (24, Ted 2), as well as Charlie Weber (How

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-06-16

Plan a classic movie week.
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The first full week of June programming from TCM presents a night with Star of the Month Marie Dressler and one with director Billy Wilder, and two nights of the Stage to Screen spotlight. Star of the Month: Marie Dressler - Chasing Rainbows (1929) Monday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Musical performers fall in love while rehearsing for the big show. Jigsaw (1962) Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Local police detectives try to solve the murder of a woman in a British coastal town. TCM Spotlight: Stage to Screen - A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Wednesday, June

Batman: The Killing Joke World Premiere Set for Comic-Con International

Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime.
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Press release: Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie - this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke - on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego. The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars franchise) as

Original Ghostbusters Hits Movie Theaters June 8 and 12

Includes special messages from Ivan Reitman and Paul Feig, plus sneak peek at the new film.
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Press release: Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment bring fan-favorite Ghostbusters (1984) back to the big screen on Wednesday, June 8 - the anniversary of the original release date - and Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates). The classic film is being re-released in anticipation of the worldwide release of Ghostbusters (2016), starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth, in theaters July 15. These special screenings will include an exclusive introduction from the original director and producer, Ivan Reitman, and outro from Paul Feig, director of the new

getTV's June Programming Highlights Include Divas, Crime TV Block, and Robert Kennedy

Also a month of divas on The Judy Garland Show and more.
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Press release: getTV launches into summer with a June lineup packed with touching tributes, rare crime series, tense thrillers, and more. The roster includes a special episode of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, in honor of Robert F. Kennedy; a month of divas on THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, with Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Lena Horne, and Ethel Merman; the all-new Crime TV Saturday block, featuring JOHNNY STACCATO, FELONY SQUAD, and THE LIEUTENANT; and birthday blocks celebrating Rosalind Russell, Dean Martin, and Judy Holliday. Rosalind Russell—Thurs., June 2 at 8 p.m. ET Golden Age icon Rosalind Russell shines in a night of

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-30-16

There will be no June gloom with this line-up.
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The week begins with the end of TCM's Memorial Day Marathon. Actor Matthew Broderick programs Tuesday night, and the channnel puts the spotlight on stories that originally appeared on the stage, director Billy Wilder, and actor Roy Scheider. Memorial Day Marathon: Kelly's Heroes (1970) Monday, May 30 at 10:45 p.m. (ET) An American platoon tries to recover buried treasure behind enemy lines. TCM Guest Programmer: Matthew Broderick - The Doorway to Hell (1930) Tuesday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime. TCM Spotlight: Stage to Screen -

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-23-16

The week concludes with the Annual Memorial Day Weekend War Movie Marathon.
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In addition to TCM's Annual Memorial Day Weekend War Movie, which features 72 hours of films including Star of the Month Robert Ryan in Battle of the Bulge, the channel presents Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha as part their American International Pictures spotlight and Jayne Mansfield in The Girl Can't Help It. Peabody Award Winning Films - Promise (1986) Monday, May 23 at 1:00 a.m. (ET) When his mother dies, a son inherits her house and custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. Sleeper (1973) Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) After awaking from cryogenic suspension,

World Premiere of 'Star Trek Beyond' to Debut in IMAX at San Diego Comic-Con

The first-ever outdoor IMAX premiere event will include appearances by the film’s cast and crew, and a live concert performance by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
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Press release: Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and director Justin Lin today announced that the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond will play in the immersive IMAX format at Comic-Con International: San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and IMAX Corporation, on Wednesday, July 20, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. The red carpet event at San Diego Comic-Con, which marks the first-ever open-air IMAX world premiere, will feature special appearances by Lin and the Star Trek Beyond filmmakers and cast, as well as a live concert performance of Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s film score by

AMC Releases First Four Minutes of 'Preacher' in Advance of Sunday Premiere

After a supernatural event at his church a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.
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Press release: Premiering this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Preacher is a supernatural, twisted, and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell, and everywhere in between. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular ‘90’s comic book franchise of the same name, the series stars Dominic

Criterion Announces August 2016 Releases

How many will you be adding to your collection?
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The five offerings from Criterion in August are four new titles to the Collection and one high-definition upgrade. The former are Stig Björkman's Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, Tony Richardson's A Taste of Honey and two by Orson Welles, Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story. The lone upgrade is Hiroshi Teshigahara's Woman in the Dunes. Read on to learn more about them. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (#828) out Aug 16 Whether headlining films in Sweden, Italy, or Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman always pierced the screen with a singular soulfulness. With this new documentary, made on the occasion

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-16-16

"How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?" - Walter Neff, Double Indemnity
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Among the channel's highlights this week are TCM continuing to shine the spotlight on American International Pictures with a screening of Beach Party, starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and on Star of the Month Robert Ryan in The Outfit. Short Stories: O. Henry's Full House (1952) Monday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Five stories reveal O. Henry's gift for the surprise ending Air Force (1943) Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific. Across the Wide Missouri (1951) Wednesday, May 18 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) An explorer leads

Mötley Crüe: The End, the Band's Final Show, Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas on June 14

"While not everyone was able to see their Final Show live, Crüe fans can now catch all the action."
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Press release: On December 31, 2015, legendary rock icons Mötley Crüe completed their 35-year touring career as a band with a spectacular final concert at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA, just 10 miles from the Sunset Strip where the band’s infamous and decadent career first launched. The band thrilled the sold-out arena with performances of such mega-hits as “Kickstart My Heart,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Home Sweet Home” and “Dr. Feelgood.” While not everyone was able to see their Final Show live, Crüe fans can now catch all the action when Fathom Events, Live Alliance, Eagle Rock

Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Life Achievement Award

This marks the first time in AFI history that it will be bestowed upon a composer.
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Press release: Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award. This marks the first time in AFI history that America's highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. Williams' career will be celebrated at the private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on September

getTV Presents War Movies, a Mother's Day Salute, and Birthday Blocks in May

Thrilling war epics, sidesplitting comedies, and star-studded dramas airing in primetime all month long.
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Press release: getTV deploys an A-list lineup of Golden Age classics this May, featuring thrilling war epics, sidesplitting comedies, and star-studded dramas, airing in primetime all month long. The roster includes a month of war-time favorites starring Humphrey Bogart, Steve McQueen, and Jack Lemmon, every Thursday in May, in honor of Memorial Day; as well as a Mothers’ Day block featuring Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, and Lucille Ball, among others; and birthday blocks celebrating John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, and Frank Capra. War Epics—Every Thursday in May, at 8 p.m. ET getTV salutes the troops with eight war epics, airing every

The Nice Guys Present a Retro Trailer

Director Shane Black's The Nice Guys is in theaters on May 20.
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Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Turner Classic Movies Launches TCM Backlot, the Network's First-Ever Fan Club

"Creating a fan club allows us to super-serve and further engage with our most passionate and devoted fans," said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the launch of its first ever-official fan club, TCM Backlot, which will serve as the ultimate destination for enthusiasts of TCM. TCM Backlot will give fans unprecedented access to all things TCM including exclusive content, never-before-seen talent interviews, archival videos from the TCM vault, an exclusive TCM podcast, as well as opportunities to win visits to the TCM set, attend meet and greets with TCM hosts and the opportunity to influence programming through online votes. TCM Backlot can be accessed at tcmbacklot.com for an $87 annual fee and will be available for

KISS Rocks Vegas in Cinemas on Wednesday, May 25

"Join us for a 'Crazy Crazy Night' at your cinema!" - Gene Simmons
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Press release: Fans worldwide are anxiously awaiting the release of KISS Rocks Vegas, and now stateside fans are one step closer to this spectacular concert event as tickets for the cinema event are now on sale domestically. Presented in the U.S. by Fathom Events, MusicScreen and Eagle Rock Entertainment on May 25 at 7:30 p.m. local time, KISS Rocks Vegas immortalizes KISS’ historic nine-show run at the infamous Hard Rock Hotel in November 2014. From this blistering live show, fans can expect sky high flames, show-stopping dramatics and more than a few drops of blood! This spectacular event also offers

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-25-16

In between TCMFF 2016 updates, here's what's playing.
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As TCM returns to Hollywood for its seveth annual Classic Film Festival, here's what you can watch from the comfort of your home. TCM Spotlight: The Best of the Barrymores - Grand Hotel (1932) Monday, April 25 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandel and heartache. Because They're Young (1960) Tuesday, April 26 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A crusading high school teacher tries to help his troubled students. Pandora's Box (1929) Wednesday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young innocent's sexuality destroys all who come near her. Live from the 2015 TCM Classic

getTV adds 14 Retro Programming to Weekdays

The roster features 14 classic series at launch, divided into three blocks of rare comedies, westerns, and action/crime dramas.
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Press release: Fueled by the positive response to its programming blocks celebrating rare classic television series, getTV has launched an all-new weekday schedule focusing on hard-to-find favorites. The lineup includes 14 television series to start, with more to be added throughout the cycle. The new schedule is divided into three distinct blocks—Comedies, Westerns, and Action/Crime—airing weekdays from 7 a.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET, beginning May 2. In a special kick-off event, getTV will present the two-hour premiere of the 1984 series RIPTIDE, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray, as part of the network’s Silver Screen Favorites block

Criterion Announces July 2016 Releases

Here's a cure for the summertime blues.
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The six offerings from Criterion in July are four new titles to the Collection and two upgrades. The former are Arthur Hiller's The In-laws; Alain Resnais’ Muriel, or The Time of Return; King Hu's A Touch of Zen; and Terrence Malick's The New World. The latter are Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls and a second Resnais title, Night and Fog. Read on to learn more about them. The In-laws (#823) out Jul 5 Peter Falk and Alan Arkin make for a hilarious dream team in this beloved American sidesplitter. Directed by Arthur Hiller from an ingenious script by Andrew Bergman,

AMC to Host Pop-up Fan Screenings of the Highly-anticipated Preacher Series Premiere

Screening of pilot episode to take place in four select cities.
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Press release: AMC announced today a social media campaign that will bring special pop-up screenings of the highly-anticipated new series Preacher to super fans’ hometowns in the weeks leading into the show’s May 22 premiere. Beginning today, fans can visit Twitter or Instagram to post their most creative photos, videos or comments about why their hometown deserves an exclusive “Preacher” screening using the hashtag #PreacherFanScreenings. AMC will select four cities or towns for a screening of the series’ pilot episode on April 30, May 7, 15 and 21. Fans can visit PreacherFanScreenings.com for more information. Based on Garth Ennis and

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-18-16

Ladies dominate the highlights this week. If that bothers you, seek professional help.
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This week on TCM finds Ethel as the Barrymore in the spotlight, Gloria Steinham guest programming, and more than one "Funny Girl." TCM Spotlight: The Best of the Barrymores - The Spiral Staircase (1946) Monday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion. Guest Programmer: Gloria Steinem - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A young writer gets caught up in a party girl's carefree existence. Metropolis (1926) Wednesday, April 20 at 3:00 a.m. (ET) In this silent film, a city of the future is

RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show Set for June 28 and July 12

Fathom Events and RiffTrax present a side-splitting get together with beloved MST3K cast of characters.
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Press release: Get ready for a Satellite of Love-fest as the guys of RiffTrax -- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking Mystery Science Theater 3000) -- celebrate their 10th year at RiffTrax by producing “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,” an amazing night of riffing and comedy with most of the original MST3K stars. Joining Mike, Kevin and Bill live, in front of a packed house at the State Theater in Minneapolis, will be none other than MST3K creator Joel Hodgson (“Joel Robinson”), Trace Beaulieu (“Dr. Clayton Forrester,” “Crow T. Robot”), Frank Conniff (“TV’s

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-11-16

Nosferatu won't be the only one running silent this week.
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This week on TCM finds the Barrymores back in the spotlight, star-of-the-month Judy Garland planning to meet you in St. Louis, and the Jets and Sharks fighting/dancing in the streets. TCM Spotlight: The Best of the Barrymores - One Man's Journey (1933) Monday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals. Juke Girl (1942) Tuesday, April 12 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm worker's rights. Nosferatu (1922) Wednesday, April 13 at 11:30 p.m. (ET) In this silent film, a beautiful woman risks her life to end

French New Wave Super-star Anna Karina to Appear in Person at Hollywood & NYC Tributes

Restoration of Godard’s Band of Outsiders, starring Karina, to bow at TCN Classic Film Festival & Film Forum.
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Press release: In a rare visit to the United States, screen idol Anna Karina, a darling of the French New Wave, will appear in person at tributes in Los Angeles and New York City. Karina will make an appearance at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where she will be interviewed following the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of Jean-Luc Godard’s offbeat crime comedy, Band of Outsiders, in which she stars with Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur. Karina will also appear at L.A.’s Cinefamily on April 29, followed by a three-borough New York tour: BAM Cinematek, Brooklyn

Shakespeare Adaptations Screen for Free Saturdays in April at The Frida Cinema

Four rarely-screened stage adaptations of works by William Shakespeare as BBC and the world celebrate his 400th birthday.
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Press release: With the partnership of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), The Frida Cinema will be offering our community to see four rarely-screened stage adaptations of works by William Shakespeare as BBC and the world celebrate the 400th Birthday of theatre's most celebrated playwright, William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare at 400 series will present: Saturday, April 9 - 1:30pmAS YOU LIKE IT (1963) Directors Michael Elliott and Ronald Eyre's 1963 adaptation of Shakespeare's 1603 comedy was originally produced for television, and has very rarely presented on the big screen! This charming black and white adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production

Sixth Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up Features Previously Unreleased 1989 Sullivan Stadium Concert

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment continue annual “Meet-Up at the Movies” with a special one-night showing of a classic concert on May 11.
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Press release: Legendary rock band, the Grateful Dead, comes back to the big screen for the 6th annual event, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2016,” presented by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time. This special cinema event features the previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert from Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989. It captures the Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland and Bob Weir), as the band opens their tour in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 60,000 fans. Audiences will

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-04-16

Probably not the first time New Orleans and a Lost Weekend have occurred in the same week.
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This week finds TCM celebrating the Barrymores, Gregory Peck's 100th Birthday, and Star-of-the-Month Judy Garland on her iconic trip to the Land of Oz. TCM Spotlight: The Best of the Barrymores - A Bill of Divorcement (1932) Monday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A recovered madman learns his ex-wife and daughter are about to marry Gregory Peck 100th Birthday Tribute - To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman (review) Starring Arturo De Cordova -

getTV's Variety Programming Block in April Features Warhol, Mays, Parton, and More

Highlights include Chita Rivera, Peter Lawford & Louis Jourdan on THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, and specials starring Woody Allen, Andy Williams, Dolly Parton, & Dick Van Dyke.
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Press release: getTV unveils a star-studded Monday Night Variety block in April, as some of entertainment’s biggest names deliver unforgettable performances, shine in charming skits, and sit down for insightful interviews, every week starting at 8 p.m. ET. This month’s roster includes classic episodes of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW featuring appearances by Vic Damone, Chita Rivera, Peter Lawford, and Louis Jourdan; and rare specials starring Woody Allen, Andy Williams, Dolly Parton, and Dick Van Dyke at 9 p.m. ET; followed by some of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW’s most iconic episodes at 10 p.m. ET, with special guests Bette Davis, Olivia

TCM Announces Screen Legend Burt Reynolds for Live from the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival Interview

Reynolds will also introduce a screening of The Longest Yard (1974).
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today that renowned actor Burt Reynolds is set to attend the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood April 28 - May 1, to participate in a sit-down interview about his life and career. In addition to the interview, Reynolds will be on-hand to introduce a screening of The Longest Yard (1974), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. The interview will be taped Saturday, April 30 in front of a live audience of festival pass holders at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. "For more than five decades,

Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck Headline getTV's April Programming

Other highlights include Birthday Blocks honoring William Holden & Barbra Streisand, a Month of Crime Doctor Mysteries, Harrison Ford in HANOVER STREET, and more.
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Press release: getTV puts the spotlight on some of Hollywood’s most notable names, with an impressive April lineup featuring acclaimed war epics, classic crime dramas, breathtaking love stories, and more, airing in primetime all month long. The roster includes themed-double features honoring cinema icons Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, and Bette Davis; as well as birthday blocks honoring William Holden and Barbra Streisand; a month of CRIME DOCTOR mysteries starring Warner Baxter; Shirley MacLaine and Elizabeth Taylor in the 2001 romp THESE OLD BROADS; and fan-favorite Harrison Ford in the beloved romance HANOVER STREET. Spencer Tracy—Fri., Apr. 1 at 8 p.m.

El Rey Network's 'April Ghouls' Marathon Begins April 1st

You know what they say… April growlers bring May blood showers.
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Press release: April will be creeping up on you with El Rey Network’s “April Ghouls” marathon! This marathon is no joke - El Rey Network will be crawling under your skin this April Fool’s Day with the classic CRITTERS and GHOULIES series, as well as the recent release GHOULS. The marathon of mini-monsters will begin on Friday, April 1 at 4:00 PM ET/PT, and will nibble at your soul throughout the weekend until it ends on April 3. Below us the schedule and synposes. El Rey Network's April Ghouls Film Schedule Friday, April 1 4:00 PM ET/PT “GHOULIES” 5:30 PM

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-28-16

The months may change, but the films keep coming from TCM.
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As March transitions into April, this week on TCM sees films about con artists and recent Oscar winner for Best Picture, The Artist. F for Fake (1973) Monday, March 28 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) Director Orson Welles examines the career of a notorious art forger. Starring Peter Fonda - Lilith (1964) Tuesday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young psychiatrist finds himself drawn to a beautiful young mental patient. The Artist (2011) Wednesday, March 30 at 9:30 p.m. (ET) A silent screen swashbuckler faces career problems with the coming of sound. TCM Spotlight: Condemned - Baby Doll (1956) Thursday,

Roddenberry's Debut TV Series 'The Lieutenant' Airs on getTV Every Wed. in April

The Block puts the spotlight on five episodes each week, with guests such as Robert Duvall, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, & more.
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Press release: getTV deploys an all-new “Get Lost In TV” April lineup, with a tribute to Gene Roddenberry’s classic 1963 military series THE LIEUTENANT, every Wednesday at 8pE​/5pE​. The weekly block, which kicks off on April 6, presents four episodes, airing back-to-back, to create the ultimate vintage binge watching experience. Future blocks will highlight beloved leading man James Stewart in the 1971 family comedy THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW, among others. Running from 1963 to 1964, THE LIEUTENANT starred Gary Lockwood as USMC Second Lieutenant William Rice, and Robert Vaughn as Rice’s company commander Captain Raymond Rambridge, who find trouble and

RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers to Bring a Beloved MST3K Classic to Big Screens May 5 and 17

Fathom Events and RiffTrax present a lambasting of the ludicrous Time Chasers.
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Press release: Dust off that time machine (and the floppy disks that run it), because this May the guys of RiffTrax -- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking Mystery Science Theater 3000) - are bringing RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers to select cinemas across the nation. Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax on Thursday, May 5 LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT and a re-broadcast on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time, RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers will take on one of

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-21-16

and the week closes an Easter-themed picture.
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In addition to TCM's ongoing series of Condemned films and honoring Star-of-the-Month Merle Oberon, this week sees actor Richard Kind stop in to program a night and a focus on films featuring characters that got their start in the comics The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Monday, March 21 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin. Guest Programmer: Richard Kind - The Apartment (1960) Tuesday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Vinyl Soundtrack out Now

The 13-track score from legendary composer John Williams has been remastered to maximize the recording’s dynamic range.
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Press release: I Am Shark is thrilled that the 2xLP gatefold colored vinyl release of the original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is out now and available for purchase at the I Am Shark online store. Released for the first time ever as a stand-alone vinyl album, the limited first pressing (Silver / Transparent Royal Mix) is almost sold out. Complete track listing and additional art below. Stream “Across The Stars (Love Theme from Attack Of The Clones)” from the Star Wars Episode II Soundtrack Originally released alongside the movie in 2002, the

Cinelicious Pics to Re-release New 4k Digital Restoration of Lost 1960 Noir 'Private Property'

The 4k restoration will have its world premiere at the 7th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival.
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Press release: Cinelicious Pics has announced that it will re-release in theaters and on VOD and Blu-ray this Summer its new 4k digital restoration of director Leslie Stevens' long-missing 1960 thriller PRIVATE PROPERTY, starring iconic American character actor Warren Oates (TWO-LANE BLACKTOP, THE WILD BUNCH) in his first significant screen role. A major rediscovery for noir and crime fans, PRIVATE PROPERTY has long been considered a lost feature until UCLA Film & Television Archive recently located and preserved the only known film elements. Director Stevens, who died in 1998, was a protégé of Orson Welles, and went on to create

Criterion Announces June 2016 Releases

There'll be no June gloom for movie lovers this summer.
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The six offerings from Criterion in June are all new titles to the Collection. They are Michelangelo Antonioni's Le amiche, Jean Renoir’s La chienne, Alexander Hall’s Here Comes Mr. Jordan, René Laloux’s Fantastic Planet, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria. Read on to learn more about them. Le amiche (#817) out Jun 7 This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous. Le amiche (The Girlfriends) is a brilliantly observed, fragmentary

All The President's Men to Open 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival

Appearances include Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Eva Marie Saint, Stacy Keach, Anna Karina, and director John Singleton.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will open the 7th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 28th with a 40th Anniversary screening of the Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman political thriller All The President’s Men (1976). The festival, set to take place April 28 - May 1 in Hollywood, will also include tributes to the following screen legends: Director-writer Carl Reiner featuring a screening of Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) and an extended conversation Actor Elliott Gould featuring screenings of his Golden Globe nominated performance in M*A*S*H (1970), The Long Goodbye (1973) and a conversation in Club TCM

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-14-16

Jerry Lewis is the star of the week on TCM.
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This week sees TCM honor birthday boy Jerry Lewis, who turns 90, with two nights of programming, as well as more films with Star of the Month Merle Oberon and from their Condemned series. Lust For Life (1956) Monday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Passionate biography of painter Vincent van Gogh, whose genius drove him mad. Jerry Lewis's 90th Birthday Part I - The Caddy (1953) Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he's taught everything. Jerry Lewis's 90th Birthday Part II - The Bellboy (1960) Wednesday, March

The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie Book Giveaway

A treat for every Peanuts fan to treasure.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Titan Books to award two lucky readers Jerry Schmitz's The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie book. For those wanting to learn more about it, the book jacket reads: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From

Sisters (2015) Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the Sisters Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is set for release on March 15 and will also be available on DVD. The movie is already available on Digital HD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: When the Ellis sisters, the always-responsible Maura (Amy Poehler) and impossibly hotheaded Kate (Tina Fey), receive word from their retired mom and dad that their family home is on the market, they discover they have one weekend left to clean out the old junk in their bedroom.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-07-16

Another good mix of films airing on TCM this week.
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This week the highlights are dominated by films of the 1950s, and there are two classics from the New Hollywood era that prove great movies continued to be made once the '60s ended. Moulin Rouge (1953) Monday, March 7 at 10:30 p.m. (ET) French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations. My Cousin Rachel (1953) Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) When Philip Ashley's much-loved (and rich) cousin Ambrose dies, he is convinced that Ambrose was murdered by his new wife Rachel to inherit his wealth. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Wednesday, March 9 at

getTV Airs Legendary Finale of Nichols (James Garner's 1971 TV Series) This Saturday

Famous for its shocking and unconventional storyline, it will air as part of the network's popular "Saturday Showdown" Westerns block.
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Press release: Ride off into the sunset with getTV, as the network presents the legendary finale of the classic 1971 James Garner series NICHOLS, on Saturday, March 5, at 5:45 p.m. ET/2:45 p.m. PT. The series, which also stars Margot Kidder and Stuart Margolin, airs as part of the network’s popular “Saturday Showdown” weekend block, a special block highlighting seven rarely seen Western series including THE TALL MAN, with Clu Gulager; WHISPERING SMITH, starring Audie Murphy; and LAREDO, starring Neville Brand, among others. NICHOLS originally premiered on September 16, 1971, and stars Garner as a man looking for a fresh

getTV Showcases 1957 Classic TV Series Gem The Thin Man with Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk

The new "Get Lost in TV" block will spotlight one classic TV gem every month, including The Lieutenant and The Jimmy Stewart Show.
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Press release: “Get Lost In TV” with getTV, as the network kicks off the all-new block with a tribute to the 1957 crime comedy series THE THIN MAN, every Wednesday in March at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The weekly block, which premieres on March 2, puts the spotlight on a different rare television classic each month, airing five episodes back-to-back to create the ultimate vintage binge watching experience. Future blocks will highlight Gene Roddenberry’s 1963 military drama THE LIEUTENANT, starring Robert Vaughn, and the incomparable James Stewart in the 1971 family comedy THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW, among others. Based

TCM Programming Event Features Movies Condemned by the Catholic Church

"Condemned" premieres March 3 and airs every Thursday in March hosted by Sister Rose Pacatte.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will travel through the decades to explore a little-known aspect of film history: the powerful influence the Catholic Legion of Decency held over the movie business in the United States for more than half a century. Throughout the month of March, TCM will present Condemned, an expansive, 27-film programming event that will delve into the story of the organization that dedicated itself to protecting American audiences from “objectionable” content and explore the impact the legion had on how movies were ultimately produced and edited to avoid being labeled. Programming begins Thursday, March 3 at

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-29-16

TCM begins its Condemned series and the Star of the Month is Merle Oberon.
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This week sees TCM wrap up their 31 Days (and 360˚) of Oscar feature, which includes an airing of Sense and Sensibility, starring Emma Thompson, who has the distinction of being the only person to have won an Academty Award for both acting and writing. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Monday, Feb. 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country. Sense and Sensibility (1995) Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Jane Austen's classic tale of two sisters with different romantic notions. Guys and Dolls (1955)

getTV's March Programming Lineup Focuses on Comedies

Featuring entertainment icons Lucille Ball in The Fuller Brush Girl & Jerry Lewis in Three on a Couch, Thursdays in primetime all month long.
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Press release: getTV springs into March with a star-studded lineup featuring raucous comedies, heart-stopping thrillers, Old West favorites, and celebrated dramas, airing in primetime all month long. The roster features a themed Comedy Month block, airing every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, starring Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, and Lucille Ball, among others; as well as birthday blocks honoring Joan Crawford and Jerry Lewis; a pair of Westerns starring Randolph Scott; and a special Easter Sunday screening of the 1962 Bible epic BARABBAS, starring Anthony Quinn. Highlights of getTV’s March programming lineup are as follows: The Three Stooges—Thurs., Mar. 3 at

The Indispensable Thursday Show Discusses the Oscars

Movies! The Oscars are coming this Sunday so what the hell else are we supposed to talk about?
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Need help filling out your Oscar ballot? Not sure you came to the right place, but Gordon S. Miller from CinemaSentries.com sits in with The Indispensable Thursday Show's hosts Sable and Dave to chat about the nominated movies, make some picks, and we do some trivia. The question arises: is the feature-film narrative giving way to long-form TV shows? Find out what we think about that! The podcast episode can be found here.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-22-16

TCM's 31 Days (and 360˚) of Oscar enters its final full week.
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During the last full week of February, TCM concludes its 31 Days (and 360˚) of Oscar programme with these notable films: High Society (1956) Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Cyrano de Bergerac (1951) Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) A swordsman and poet helps another man woo the woman he loves. M*A*S*H (1970) Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to keep their sanity during wartime. (Read Gordon S. Miller's review.) The Longest

An Evening with Neil Young Featuring Human Highway, Rust Never Sleeps, and Live Q&A Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas on February 29

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. Records and AARP bring the legendary musician’s 1978 concert tour and mind-bending musical comedy to the big screen for a special one-night event.
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Press release: On Monday, February 29, 2016, experience “An Evening With Neil Young” when Fathom Events, Warner Bros. Records and AARP present a special, one-night screening of the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical comedy, Human Highway, along with the iconic musician’s concert feature, Rust Never Sleeps, in select movie theaters nationwide live at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. PT, HI and AK. The special cinematic event also features an exclusive live Q&A with Cameron Crowe interviewing Young and his eclectic cast, which includes Gerald V. Casale of Devo, Russ Tamblyn, and

Cinefamily's Underground USA: Indie Cinema of the '80s Begins with John Sayles Retrospective

This is an opportunity to celebrate a filmmaker, his films and an important kind of American vision.
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If you love independent films and don't live near Los Angeles, CA, prepare to become very jealous as Cinefamily's massive two-month exhibition of classic American movies from the 1980s commences on Thursday, February 18 with a focus one of that decade's leading lights. Co-Presented by Cinespia and Production For Use,"A Weekend with John Sayles" presents four programs with the filmmaker that look at his early work, including Joe Dante's Piranha, which Sayles worked on as the screenwriter. Click on movie title to jump to event listing, click showtime to jump to Buy Tickets:—————————————-An Evening w/ John Sayles + Return of

Criterion Announces May 2016 Releases

One Japanese film, two films about Hollywood, and three films by Wim Wenders.
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Next May, the Criterion Collection expands with six new entries. They are a pair of films about Hollywood, Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place and Robert Altman's The Player; Kaneto Shindo’s The Naked Island; and Wim Wender: The Road Trilogy, featuring Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road. Also, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider gets a standalone release from America Lost and Found: The BBS Story. Read on to learn more about them. Easy Rider (#545) out May 3 This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, Easy

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-15-16

It's hard to watch just one.
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At the halfway point of TCM's 31 Days (and 360˚) of Oscar include the following classic films: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Monday, Feb. 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. On The Waterfront (1954) Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks. The Way We Were (1973) Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A fiery liberal fights to make her marriage to a successful writer work. An American in Paris (1951) Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An American artist finds love

Steve Jobs Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

"It’s a tremendous work, a wonderful blend of acting, writing, and directing." - Chris Morgan
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the Steve Jobs Blu-ray combo pack, which is set for release on February 16 and also avalable on DVD and On Demand. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: From Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball) and Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), Steve Jobs is an up-close-and-personal look at the founder of Apple, a remarkable creative genius whose vow to put computers in the hands of ordinary people changed the world. Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, 12 Years

The Paley Center for Media Presents the 33rd Annual Paleyfest Los Angeles, March 11-20 at the Dolby Theatre

The week-long TV festival honors great television including: Empire, Better Call Saul, Supergirl, Scandal, and The Big Bang Theory
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Press release: The 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles, Hollywood’s ultimate TV fan festival hosted by The Paley Center for Media, celebrates television’s most acclaimed series and grants fans access to special screenings, exclusive conversations, and behind-the-scenes scoops and breaking news from the stars and creative minds behind their favorite shows. Citi is the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to tickets. The Paley App and the Paley website are portals to ticket sales and content including PaleyFest photos and video clips. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate news and for

The Art of Regular Show Book Giveaway

"One of the most imaginative and entertaining animated programs on television." Gordon S. Miller
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Titan Books to award two lucky readers Shannon O'Leary's The Art of Regular Show book. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The Emmy Award-winning Regular Show, created by JG Quintel, is a jewel in the Cartoon Network crown with over 100 million viewers globally. The series follows the hilarious and surreal adventures of blue jay Mordecai and his best friend, Rigby the raccoon, as they make their days working at a local park anything but regular. Mordecai and Rigby are joined by their boss Benson, an explosively angry gumball machine,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-08-16

I'm shocked, shocked to find that classic movies are being shown there!
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TCM's 31 Days (and 360˚) of Oscar puts the emphasis on "classic" this week as February marches on. Flying Down to Rio (1933) Monday, Feb. 08 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil. Cabaret (1972) Tuesday, Feb. 09 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young writer gets mixed up with a pleasure-loving singer in a decadent world of 1930's Berlin. The Great Escape (1963) Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape. Imitation of Life (1934) Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8:00

getTV Salutes the Oscars with Columbia Pictures Award Winners

Highlights include two weeks of Frank Capra Classics, a Night of King Henry Epics, and a Romantic Two-Pack.
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Press release: getTV celebrates awards season with a roster of Oscar-winning Columbia Pictures features, airing every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. The month-long lineup puts the spotlight on some of cinema’s finest films with themed blocks featuring two weeks of Frank Capra classics starring James Stewart, Gary Cooper, and Jean Arthur, as well as a pair of King Henry period pieces starring Peter O’Toole and Robert Shaw, and a night of romance and whimsy starring Robert Montgomery and Evelyn Keyes, among others. Frank Capra, Part 1—Thurs., Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET The month of Oscar kicks off with a

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-01-16

The first week of 31 Days (and 360 Degrees) of Oscar.
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On Monday, Turner Classic Movies will kick off its 31 Days of Oscar, the network's annual month-long celebration of the Academy Awards, on February 1 at 6am with a screening of Gigi (1958). This year’s theme is “31 Days (and 360 Degrees) of Oscar,” which features 360 Oscar-winning or nominated films with each connected to the next by an actor or actress who has a role in both. No films or connections are repeated and it all comes full circle when the last film of the programming, Around the World in 80 Days (1956) connects back to Gigi (1958). This

Silicon Valley Comic Con Announces First Wave of Panels

Highlights include: An Evening with William Shatner, Ask Adam Savage, Let’s Go to Mars!, Con Man: The Fan Revolt 14 Years in the Making.
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Press release: Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, today revealed the initial round of panels that will be featured during the highly anticipated event that blends the best of entertainment, technology, gaming, comics, VR and all things pop culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective as they hear a wide variety of discussions helmed by their favorite Hollywood icons, scientists, technology luminaries and more. Panel Highlights: POP CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT An Evening With William ShatnerFrom Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to Boston Legal’s Denny Krane, there are few actors that are

getTV Honors Black History Month on Monday Nights

Highlights include interviews and performances featuring Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr., and a Sidney Poitier Birthday Block on Feb. 19.
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Press release: getTV celebrates Black History Month with a Monday Night Variety lineup featuring rare interviews and performances by groundbreaking African-American icons, airing every week in primetime. This month’s roster includes beloved entertainers Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and more, headlined by a powerful interview with Martin Luther King Jr. on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW on February 29 at 10 p.m. ET. As part of the month’s festivities, getTV will also pay tribute to Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier with a special birthday block on Friday, February 19, starting at 8 p.m.

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 01-25-16

TCM will take viewers around thew world in seven days.
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For those who are absent-minded, feel free to bookmark this list of TCM suggestions for the final week of January. '60s Spy Stories: Arabesque (1966) Monday, Jan. 25 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A university professor gets mixed up with international spies and a two-timing woman. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic. Star of the Month: Fred MacMurray - The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A college professor fights off corrupt businessmen to market

Everest Prize Pack Giveaway

"Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind."
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Today, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released Everest on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. In addition, they have have teamed up with Cinema Sentries to award one lucky reader the Everest Blu-ray combo pack as well as a limited edition Everest carabiner. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Following a pair of expeditions to the highest point - and most dangerous place - on Earth, Everest captures the brutal majesty of the deadly peak, and the boundless courage required to conquer it, with breathtaking cinematography and spectacular storytelling. Exclusive extras make Everest a can’t-miss,

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 01-18-16

If you watch TCM, there's no way out of seeing quality films.
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This week's highlights at TCM suggests that films don't have to be old to be considered classics. African American Coming-of-Age: Sounder! (1972) Monday, Jan. 18 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education. Robert Osborne's Picks: Penny Serenade (1941) Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child. Star of the Month: Fred MacMurray - The Apartment (1960) Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to

Criterion Announces April 2016 Releases

Something old, something new...
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Next April, the Criterion Collection expands with four new entries. They are Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings, four films about John F. Kennedy by Robert Drew & Associates, Christian Petzold's Phoenix, and Whit Stillman's Barcelona, which is part of A Whit Stillman Trilogy set. Also, David Lean's Brief Encounter gets a standalone release. Read on to learn more about them. Only Angels Have Wings (#806) out Apr 12 Electrified by the verbal wit and visual craftsmanship of the great Howard Hawks, Only Angels Have Wings stars Jean Arthur as a traveling entertainer who gets more than she bargained for

2016 Academy Award Nominations Have Been Announced

Who is bringing Oscar home this year?
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[Updated with winners in bold.] The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have revealed their nominees for outstanding film achievement of 2015. Alejandro G. Iñarritu's The Revenant leads the roster with 12 nominations. Hosted by Chris Rock, the Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 28, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The nominees (with links to our reviews) are: Best Picture The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Best Actor

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 01-11-16

What are you watching this week?
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The top highlights of the week include a number of classics, such as Bonnie and Clyde, Gone with the Wind, and Double Indemnity with star of the month, Fred MacMurray. Guest Programmer: Dick Guttman - Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Monday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 p.m. (ET) The legendary bank robbers run riot in the South of the 1930s. The Little Fugitive (1953) Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Fearing he has killed his older brother, a boy runs off to Coney Island Star of the Month: Fred MacMurray - Double Indemnity (1944) Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)

Sinister 2 Blu-ray Giveaway

You could win the second chapter of the horror-thriller from the producer of The Purge and Insidious.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the Sinister 2 Blu-ray, set for release on January 12, 2016 on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as On Demand. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Mysterious found footage reveals a series of gruesome murders in Sinister 2, the chilling sequel to the sleeper horror hit Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest heart-stopping tale from series co-creators and screenwriters C. Robert Cargill & Scott Derrickson (who directed the first installment), producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse (Insidious, The Purge) and director Ciarán

Grant, Hepburn, Taylor, Streisand, and Boston Blackie Headline getTV in January

Highlights include Rita Hayworth in Gilda, the 40th Anniversary of Murder by Death, and Katharine Hepburn & Liz Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer.
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Press release: getTV opens the New Year with a January programming lineup packed with acclaimed dramas and beloved favorites, airing in primetime all month long. The roster features stunts starring Barbra Streisand and Rita Hayworth, as well as a month of Boston Blackie serial thrillers; a night of Cary Grant classics; a 40th Anniversary celebration of MURDER BY DEATH; and Golden Age icons Katharine Hepburn and Liz Taylor in SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER. Highlights of getTV’s January programming lineup are as follows: FUNNY LADY (1975)—Wed., Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET Barbra Streisand brings the story of Vaudeville legend Fanny Brice

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 01-04-16

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The top highlights of the first full week of 2016 include a variety of monsters from criminals to stage mothers. There's also King Kong. Behold a Pale Horse (1964) Monday, Jan. 4 at 10:45 p.m. (ET) A Spanish bandit returns from exile to visit his dying mother. King Kong (1933) Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc. Star of the Month: Fred MacMurray - Suddenly It's Spring (1947) Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 11:15 p.m. (ET)

The Visit Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

The first collaboration from Academy Award-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason Blum.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the The Visit Blu-ray Combo Pack (which includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and a Digital HD code), set for release on January 5, 2016 on Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated

The Green Inferno Blu-ray Giveaway

"It shows what horror cinema can really do, beyond just blood and guts." - Davy H.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the The Green Inferno Blu-ray (which includes the Blu-ray and a Digital HD code), set for release on January 5, 2016 on Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: An international goodwill mission goes terrifyingly wrong in The Green Inferno, the highly anticipated return to classic cult horror from iconic director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel 1&2 ). The Green Inferno is a gruesomely spectacular journey into the heart of darkness that will have

Paramount Pictures and Landmark Theatres Present a Charlie Kaufman Retrospective January 4 - 7, 2016 in NY, LA, Chicago, and SF

The exclusive event will feature five of Kaufman’s critically acclaimed films with Q&As in New York and Los Angeles.
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Press release: Paramount Pictures and Landmark Theatres present a Charlie Kaufman Retrospective featuring the work of the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker exclusively at Landmark Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The four-day retrospective will run January 4 - 7, 2016 with special screenings of five of Kaufman’s most critically acclaimed films: BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, and his latest film with co-director Duke Johnson, the Golden Globe-nominated stop-motion animated feature ANOMALISA. In New York and Los Angeles, showings of ANOMALISA will include Q&As with the movie’s filmmakers and voice

SYFY's 21st Annual Twilight Zone Marathon Will Air All 156 Episodes Chronologically

Visit "a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity" from December 30 through January 3. In HD!
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Press release: Syfy will take viewers into a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity during its 21st annual New Year’s Eve The Twilight Zone marathon, which will air all 156 episodes of Rod Serling’s legendary TV series in chronological order and in HD for the first time ever on the channel. The 87-hour marathon will begin Wednesday, December 30 at 7PM (ET/PT), concluding Sunday, January 3 at 12PM. The only interruption will be the telecast of WWE SmackDown on Thursday, December 31 from 8-10PM. Among The Twilight Zone fan favorites will be "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 12-28-15

Highlights from the week ahead on TCM.
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TCM presents some magnificient choices to close out 2015 and begin 2016, such as a Thin Man New Year's Eve marathon and His Girl Friday on Sunday. TCM Spotlight: Girlfriends - The Children's Hour (1961) Monday, Dec. 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls' school. Gigi (1958) Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage. Star of the Month: Frank Sinatra - The Joker is Wild (1957) Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 11:30 p.m. (ET) Singer Joe

Largest TCM Big Screen Classics Series Ever Comes to Cinemas With a Year of Unforgettable Titles Starting January 2016

An extraordinary look at four decades of magic at the movies, from the 1940s to the 1980s, all with added insights from TCM hosts.
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Press release: Discover the stuff that dreams are made of. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three. Take a day off with Ferris Bueller. Survive a winter in the Overlook Hotel. Movie lovers will be able to do all of this and more in 2016 as Fathom Events partners with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for the biggest-ever “TCM Big Screen Classics” series. The not-to-miss lineup begins in January and continues monthly throughout the year as Fathom Events and TCM bring some of the greatest titles ever back into movie theaters, each for just four showings. These classics will

Antenna TV's 2015 Classic Christmas Collection Schedule

Celebrate Christmas with your favorite TV families.
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Antenna TV is presenting a 38-hour marathon of Christmas-themed episodes from their roster of classic television shows. The festivities start on Christmas Eve at 3:00 PM (ET) with Mr. Belvedere and run late into Christmas night with Maude at 4:30 AM (ET). Although there are a few repeats and the Yule Log runs at 3:00 AM for the Pacific time zone, the elves at Antenna TV offer hours of fun to those who tune in. According to their website, "Local television stations air Antenna TV as a digital multicast channel often on a .2 or .3 channel depending on the

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 12-21-15

Invite these films into your home for the holidays.
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This week's top highlights from TCM feature films to remember, from Robert Osborne's Christmas Eve Pick to musicals starring Fred & Ginger, Frank Sinatra, and Little Orphan Annie. Where The Boys Are (1960) Monday, Dec. 21 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) College coeds go looking for love during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. Guest Programmer: Tina Fey - Desk Set (1957) Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff. Star of the Month: Frank Sinatra - High Society (1956) Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 11:00 p.m. (ET)

Criterion Announces March 2016 Releases

You'll always have Paris if you buy one of these new releases.
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Next March, Criterion adds four new titles to the collection. They are Jacques Rivette's Paris Belongs to Us, John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate, Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day, and Les Blank's A Poem is a Naked Person. Also, Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves gets a high-def upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. Paris Belongs to Us (#802) out Mar 8 One of the original critics turned filmmakers who helped jump-start the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette began shooting his debut feature in 1958, well before that cinema revolution officially kicked off with The 400 Blows and Breathless.

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 12-14-15

Turner Classic Movies has some suggestions for you.
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The Top Highlights of the Week for TCM include a musical starring Star of the Month Frank Sinatra and a few Christmas Classics. TCM Spotlight: Girlfriends - The Women (1939) Monday, Dec. 14 at 10:15 p.m. (ET) A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. Topper Returns (1941) Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 9:30 p.m. (ET) An beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer. Star of the Month: Frank Sinatra - On The Town (1949) Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) Three sailors wreak havoc as they search

2016 Golden Globes Nominations Announced

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Press release: Carol, The Revenant, Steve Jobs and The Big Short led the the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, announced early in the morning today, December 10. Among the TV nominees the highlights were American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent and Wolf Hall, with three nominations each. The nominations were introduced by HFPA president Lorenzo Soria and announced by America Ferrera, Angela Bassett, Chloe Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid. For both films and TV this year’s nominations made it clear that this would be a wide open race, with no clear favorites. With five nominations - best

getTV's December Programming Highlights

A star-studded December lineup of golden age classics featuring a Frank Sinatra 100th birthday block on Dec. 13, and over 24 hours of Christmas specials on Dec. 24 & 25
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Press releaase: getTV delivers an A-list December programming lineup, packed with rarely-seen specials and beloved favorites, starring some of cinema’s biggest names, airing in primetime all month long. The eclectic roster features a Frank Sinatra birthday block, Ray Harryhausen creature features, and award-winning dramas, headlined by two days of classic Christmas specials starring Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, and more, kicking off on Thurs., Dec. 24, at 12 p.m. ET. Ray Harryhausen Tribute—Thurs., Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET getTV honors FX legend Ray Harryhausen with a career-spanning event that includes Harryhausen’s swashbuckling epic SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER

TCM Programming Alert for Week of 12-07-15

Some TV-watching suggestions from the Turner Classic Movies channel.
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The folks at TCM would like you to be aware of their Top Highlights of the Week. Will you be tuning in? Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968) Monday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) A young progressive nun creates headaches for the Mother Superior. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An academic couple reveal their deepest secret to a pair of newcomers during an all-night booze fest. Star of the Month: Frank Sinatra- From Here to Eternity (1953) Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9:15 p.m. (ET) Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love

J.J. Abrams Talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Howard Stern

If you can't get enough Star Wars, come listen to J.J., Howard, and Mick the Nerd.
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As the seemingly endless marketing juggernaut for Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to roll on, director J.J. Abrams sat down for an interview on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show on November 30. Below are selected highlights. J.J. Abrams On Why He Directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams Discusses The Controversies Surrounding Star Wars J.J. Abrams discusses injuries on the Star Wars set J.J. Abrams on screening Star Wars for Bob Iger and Disney J.J. Abrams on Leonard Nimoy J.J. Abrams on George Lucas Mick The Nerd Asks J.J. Abrams Star Wars Questions

Mad Max: Fury Road Named 2015 Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review

For 106 years, the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of domestic and foreign cinema as both art and entertainment.
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NBR President Annie Schulhof said, “2015 has been a banner year for popular cinema. We are thrilled to be awarding George Miller and Ridley Scott, two iconic filmmakers at the top of their game, while also celebrating the next generation of talent.” Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review: Links for films we've reviewed. Best Film: Mad Max: Fury Road [Ron's dissenting opinion] Best Director: Ridley Scott - The Martian Best Actor: Matt Damon - The Martian Best Actress: Brie Larson - Room Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone - Creed Best Supporting

Santa's Little Helper DVD Giveaway

Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios to award one lucky reader Santa's Little Helper, currently available on DVD and Digital HD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, WWE Diva Paige and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime—to be Santa’s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he’ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Programming Event Starts Tuesday, December 1

Cable's biggest programming event of the year will include the network premiere of newly remastered versions of classic Jim Henson Christmas specials "The Bells of Fraggle Rock" and "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas".
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Press release: ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas,” cable’s biggest programming event of the year, returns with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From December 1 - 25, viewers can ring in the holidays with holiday specials, classic holiday movies, and returning favorites. This year, “25 Days of Christmas” will feature classic Jim Henson Christmas specials The Bells of Fraggle Rock and Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, which have been remastered and are returning to television after several years. Additionally, December 13 features a marathon of Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story films. Also, the network will air Beyond the

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

What's on your wish list?
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Before heading out to brave the sales-hunting crowds or shopping from the comfort of the Internet, some of us thought we'd offer recommendations for our loved ones--er, that is, to our readers on items that would exciting gifts. Greg Barbrick Trumbo (2015) will definitely be in my top ten this year, and watching it reminded me of the neglected classic Spartacus (1962). Although I do own a double VHS edition of it, the new Blu-ray is what I hope to see under the tree this year. The film was director Stanley Kubrick's first big-budget feature, following his critically acclaimed Paths

2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
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[Updated with the Winners marked in bold.] Press release: Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at W Hollywood, with actors John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Anomalisa, Beasts of No Nation, Carol, Spotlight and Tangerine. (Links to reviews appear on film's first mention below.) 2016 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer.

Thanksgiving Week Programming for AMC and El Rey Network

Do you know the Way of the Turkey?
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To help plan your holiday viewing this week, AMC offers a variety of well-known movies while the El Rey Network presents a heaping helping of Kung Fu flicks. AMC Celebrates: Home Alone 25th Anniversary - Monday, November 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, as well as Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring back-to-back airings of Home Alone. AMC Celebrates: Jumanji 20th Anniversary - Tuesday, November 24 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. "Gone with the Wednesday” Marathon - Wednesday, November 25 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and featuring back-to-back airings of Gone with the

getTV Airs Classic Christmas Variety Specials Beginning Nov. 23

getTV is beginning a new TV Christmas tradition.
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Press release: It’s beginning to look and sound a lot like Christmas on getTV, as the network presents a month of classic Yuletide specials hosted by some of Hollywood’s most legendary variety stars, every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, from November 25 through December 23. As part of the festivities, getTV will also air a Christmas-themed Monday Night Variety Block packed with holiday episodes of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW and THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW on November 23 at 8 p.m. ET; as well as a comprehensive 30-hour marathon featuring all of getTV’s holiday

Criterion Announces February 2016 Releases

Presenting six classics from U.S. and world cinema.
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No matter what the groundhog does, Criterion is supposed to deliver six new titles in February. They are Jan Troell's The Emigrants / The New Land set, Nagisa Oshima's Death by Hanging, Charlie Chaplin's The Kid, Mike Nichols' The Graduate, and Antonio Pietrangeli's I Knew Her Well. Read on to learn more about them. The Emigrants / The New Land (#796 & 797) out Feb 9 This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell (Here Is Your Life) charts, over the course of two films, a poor Swedish farming family’s voyage to America and their efforts to put down roots in

RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny Brings the Laughs in Select U.S. Cinemas on December 3 and 15

"Santa’s sleigh is stuck on the beach, and only one creature can help him: The Ice Cream Bunny!"
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Press release: Don't miss the former stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mike Nelson, Bill "Crow" Corbett and Kevin "Tom Servo" Murphy, as they aim their trademark funny commentary at the long-lost holiday film Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny! Thursday, December 3 live at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT, tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT/HI/AK, and Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30pm (local time). One of the strangest Christmas titles ever made, Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny defies logic, reason and several laws of physics. In a warped nutshell: Santa’s sleigh is stuck on the beach, and only one creature

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Present Roman Holiday In Select U.S. Cinemas on November 29 and December 1

Roman Holiday won three Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing.
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Press release: Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continue their TCM Presents series with William Wyler’s Roman Holiday on Sunday, November 29, 2015 and Tuesday, December 1, 2015 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 Robert Osborne. Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn and directed by William Wyler, Roman Holiday won three Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing. In this timeless classic, Hepburn is at her transcendent best as a sheltered princess who falls for an

Sony Movie Channel Presents a Veterans Day Marathon Featuring Ronald Reagan and Alan Ladd

Other Highlights Include Gregory Peck and Stacy Keach in The Blue and the Gray, Jack Lemmon in The Wackiest Ship in the Army, and more.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel (SMC) salutes the men and women of America’s Armed Forces with a special Veterans Day Marathon on Wednesday, November 11, starting at 6:30 a.m. ET. The 13-film block kicks off with a pair of critically acclaimed television epics, featuring Robert Altman’s celebrated courtroom drama THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL, as Eric Bogosian stands trial for relieving troubled Lieutenant Commander Brad Davis of his duties—an action that may have saved the lives of his ship and crew. The film follows the events of the Humphrey Bogart classic THE CAINE MUTINY, and also stars Jeff Daniels and Peter

Trainwreck Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Bring Amy home with you.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the Trainwreck Blu-ray Combo Pack (which includes the Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital HD code), set for release on Blu-ray and DVD November 10. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Three-time Emmy-nominee Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) stars as a commitment-phobic journalist in Trainwreck, the film Fandango calls “the funniest movie of the year,” is coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 10, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Schumer takes her undeniable talents to the big screen tossing

getTV Presents Columbia Pictures Crime Classics and a Thanksgiving Day Marathon

Other highlights include Glenn Ford in the Fritz Lang drama Human Desire, Aldo Ray in Nightfall, and more.
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Press release: getTV puts the spotlight on some of Columbia Pictures’ finest Film Noir classics in the 15-film “Noirvember” block, every Thursday in November starting at 7 p.m. ET. The arresting event opens on November 5 with a triple feature starring Oscar-winning icon Humphrey Bogart as an Army captain tangled in a web of lust and murder in DEAD RECKONING, with Lizabeth Scott. Then, Bogart defends a troubled young man on trial for murder in the 1949 crime drama KNOCK ON ANY DOOR, with John Derek and George Macready, at 9:30 p.m. ET. And Gloria Grahame starts to second-guess her

David Letterman Greets Trick-or-treaters

Ding dong.
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As Halloween is celebrated around the globe this year, one of the best traditions associated with the holiday was unfortunately not practiced this year. With Late Show with David Letterman ending on May 20, 2015, and apparently no other show picking up the baton, viewers no longer had the opportunity to see the latest in kids' costumes. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, we here at Cinema Sentries are keeping the tradition alive, so sit back and enjoy. It may even help with that last-minute costume decision. 2014: 2013: 2001:

Panels of Interest at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2015

How do they sound to you?
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Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this Halloween weekend for the 2015 edition. The three-day event is jam-packed with programming. These are the panels that look to be the most interesting/entertaining with their synopses from the Expo website. Friday, 10/30 Star Trek Stories (Room: 518, 4:00pm) - Hear from the saviors of Star Trek TOS, John and Bjo Trimble, and classic Star Trek writer David Gerrold about Trek's early days. Mr. Gerrold became a fan of a show and began submitting stories to become scripts, eventually leading to "The Trouble with Tribbles" and many novelizations

The Indispensable Thursday Show Discusses The Changeling (1980)

Gordon S. Miller joins the hosts for "Hot Pastrami and Scary Movies."
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On The Indispensable Thursday Show's Halloween episode, ""Hot Pastrami and Scary Movies," hosts Sable and Dave share the mic with special guest Gordon S. Miller, publisher of Cinema Sentries. The conversation covers pastrami sandwiches from The Hat; growing up in Orange County, CA; the new Apple TV; and oh, yeah, their scary movie pick for this Halloween - The Changeling, a ghost story starring George C. Scott, which you can and should immediately stream for free on YouTube below. Sable also reveals the origin of his fear of scary movies. It's horrible. The podcast episode can be found here. The

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride in U.S. Theaters on January 5 & 6, 2016

“For us, it's a giant leap backwards - into Victorian London. The mean streets of 1895 have never looked so good.” - co-writer Steven Moffat
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Press release: BBC Worldwide North America has partnered with Fathom Events for the first theatrical screening event of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, marking the debut of Emmy Award-winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on the big screen in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. The feature-length cinema screening will premiere on Tuesday, January 5 with an encore Wednesday, January 6, 2016 both at 7:30 p.m. local time. Theater audiences will experience 20 minutes of exclusive, additional footage which will include a guided set tour of 221B Baker Street hosted by co-writer/executive producer Steven Moffat prior to

The Great American Dream Machine DVD Giveaway

"We were exploring alternatives to commercial television." - Executive Producer Alvin Perlmutter
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with S'more Entertainment to award three lucky readers The Great American Dream Machine four-disc set. For those wanting to learn more about the TV series and this release, the official synopsis reads: Produced by public broadcaster WNET IN New York, The Great American Dream Machine was dubbed "the intellectual Laugh-In" and immediately struck a countercultural chord in the '70s, poking fun at politics, commercialized mass culture, advertising, and television with eclectic vignettes and uproarious sketches. With no host, no narration and no set format, the imaginative, thought-provoking series gave free, creative reign to an astounding

STARZ Presents Evil Dead Movie Marathon on Friday, October 30

Includes a midnight sneak peek of Ash vs Evil Dead first episode.
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No plans for Halloween? Subscribe to Starz and invite your cool friends over. Here's why: Press release: Setting the stage for the premiere of the highly anticipated STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead, Starz presents a marathon of the cult classic Evil Dead horror franchise on Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell (Ash). The marathon will conclude with a sneak peek of the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT. The Evil Dead marathon kicks off with the original 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead at 8:00pm

[Updated] Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer, Theatrical Poster, and Exhibitor Exclusives

If you plan right, you can get some swag with your ticket.
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LucasFilm has released the official theatrical poster for The Force Awakens, a nice blend of new and familar characters (but no Luke Skywalker?!) and also delivered other news. The TFA official trailer made its debut during the halftime of ESPN's Monday Night Football [synergy] between the New York Giants and the Philadelpha Eagles. In conjuction with the debut of TFA, LucasFilm is screening a Marathon Event showing all seven films, and some theaters, along with Fandango, are offering exclusives if you buy your tickets from them. Who offers what is listed below. Star Wars Marathon Event The Star Wars Marathon

Criterion Announces January 2016 Releases

The future looks bright.
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Criterion rings in 2016 with five titles. They are The Complete Lady Snowblood boxset featuring Toshiya Fujita’s Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, Giuseppe De Santis' Bitter Rice, Wim Wenders' The American Friend, Charles Vidor's Gilda, and the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Read on to learn more about them. The Complete Lady Snowblood (#790 & #791) out Jan 5 A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her father’s murder and her mother’s rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly

FXX to Air The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Marathon

You'll howl with laughter (at least during the early episodes).
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For those planning their Halloween-viewing schedules, make sure to include a visit to the Treehouse of Horror courtesy of The Simpsons gang and FXX. Press release: FXX will countdown to Halloween with a frightfully fun The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” programming event beginning October 25 and concluding Halloween night with a marathon featuring all 25 spooktacular “Treehouse of Horror” episodes airing in consecutive order from 12pm - 12:30am ET/PT. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 (4pm - 8pm) · “Treehouse of Horror XVII” (Season 18) · “Treehouse of Horror XVIII” (Season 19) · “Treehouse of Horror XIX” (Season 20) · “Treehouse of Horror

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Present Dracula Double Feature in Select Cinemas on October 25 and 28

Listen to the children of the night and los niños de la noche.
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Press release: Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continue their TCM Presents series with a double-feature of the English and Spanish language versions of Dracula on October 25 and 28. Along with the iconic Bela Lugosi version, vampire fans will have the opportunity to see the Spanish language version shot with a different cast and only at night, as well as hear insights on these 1931 vampire-horror classics from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count

All Hail the Trailer for the Coen Bros' Hail, Caesar!

It just made my "Most Anticipated Movies of 2016" list. How about you?
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Joel and Ethan Coen are following up Inside Llewyn Davis with this all-star comedy set behind the scenes of 1950s Hollywood. If the talent alone hadn't already sold you on the film, surely this trailer will. From the film's website: Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the

The Truth Is Still Out There with The X-Files: The Collector's Set for the First Time on Blu-ray

It features more than 23 hours of content across all nine seasons.
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Press release: The truth is out there…and now it can be found in its entirety when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment exposes the complete world of The X-Files on Blu-ray for the first time - just ahead of the event series premiere Sunday, January 24, 2016. The X-Files: The Collector's Set - featuring a slot for the upcoming six-episode event series - releases on December 8, giving fans the chance to own a piece of television history and one of the year’s must-have giftset collections. Fans can also purchase each season individually on Blu-ray on December 8. Since its inception

John Carpenter's Original Halloween Returns to Cinemas October 29

It includes an exclusive introduction by John Carpenter, providing insights on Halloween and how it has forever changed the horror genre in Hollywood.
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Press release: The horror classic “John Carpenter’s Original Halloween” (1978) is returning to the big screen for a special one-night event on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with SpectiCast, will present this fan favorite in its entirety with an exclusive introduction by John Carpenter, providing insights on Halloween and how it has forever changed the horror genre in Hollywood. Tickets for “John Carpenter’s Original Halloween” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters

getTV Launches Variety Night with The Judy Garland Show and Merv Griffin Oct. 12

Network also announces slate of classic variety episodes And specials.
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Press release: Expanding on its commitment to add classic TV to its vintage movie lineup, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ getTV has announced a weekly night of variety and talk programming from TV's Golden Age, to air weekly on Mondays beginning October 12th. The lineup will be headlined by The Judy Garland Show at 8PM (ET) and The Merv Griffin Show at 10PM (ET), with a rotating slate of musical variety specials and series episodes airing between the shows at 9PM (ET). Each week's programming will be repeated that same night, from 11PM to 2AM (ET). In 1963, The Judy Garland

getTV Expands Saturday Showdown Line-up with The Tall Man, Whispering Smith & Laredo on Oct. 3

"These three new additions are the perfect complement to our growing lineup of rare Western television series," said Jeff Meier, SVP of Programming at getTV.
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Press release: getTV expands its all-new “Saturday Showdown” weekend block of classic Western television series, introducing three more lost favorites to the lineup starting at High Noon on Saturday, October 3. The new additions, which were licensed from NBCUniversal, include Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager in THE TALL MAN, airing each week at 12 p.m. ET, followed by Audie Murphy in WHISPERING SMITH at 12:40 p.m. ET; and Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, and Philip Carey in back-to-back episodes of LAREDO at 2 p.m. ET and 3:15 p.m. ET. The “Saturday Showdown” block, which originally premiered on Sept. 12,

Modern Family: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Giveaway

"The honeymoon is over, but the laughs continue."
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment to award one lucky reader Modern Family: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD, available on September 22nd. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The honeymoon is over, but the laughs continue in Season Six of Modern Family, winner of five consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series (but this year Veep took home the prize). As freshly hitched Cam and Mitch acclimate to the realities of wedded bliss, Phil and Claire find their marriage stressed by annoying neighbors, Thanksgiving dinner gone awry and Claire’s online snooping.

The Who in Hyde Park 50th Anniversary Concert to Premiere in Select U.S. Cinemas on October 8

"It’s a good gig. You draw from all over the country, but a London crowd is always a good crowd." - Pete Townshend
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Fans are likely disappointed by today's news that all remaining dates of “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour have been postponed due to singer Roger Daltrey being diagnosed with viral Meningitis. But there's still an opportunity to celebrate the band next month. Press release: On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Fathom Events and Arts Alliance will showcase one of rock’s most legendary and influential bands of all time with “The Who in Hyde Park” in cinemas nationwide at 7:30 p.m. local time. Recently recorded on June 26, 2015, the cinema event features The Who as they celebrate their 50th anniversary

Criterion Announces December 2015 Releases

A little something for everyone during the holidays
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Criterion ends the year with four titles. The three that are new to the collection are Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes, Ted Wilde's Speedy starring Harold Lloyd, and Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary Burroughs: The Movie. Also available is a new digital restoration of Michael Ritchie's Downhill Racer. Read on to learn more about them. Downhill Racer (#494) out Dec 1 Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Downhill Racer, the visceral debut feature by Michael Ritchie. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David

The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes DVD Giveaway

Better move faster than Tim Conway's Old Man or you may miss your chance to enter.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes 6-disc Collector's Edition set. For those wanting to learn more about the release, the official synopsis reads: The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes features original broadcast episodes from Seasons 1-5 (1967-1972), hand-picked by Carol herself. And across 16 magical episodes - true treasures from the vault, not seen since their original airing more than forty years ago - consumers will see the very first steps of a TV icon, the magic of Carol's cast coming together, and an incredible
Press release: Fathom events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continue their TCM Presents series with Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on September 20 and 23. The event will include a special introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Phoenix office worker Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a

Trumbo Book Giveaway

"A fascinating look at a tumultuous time in recent American history."
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Grand Central Publishing to award one lucky reader the trade paperback edition of the 1977 biography TRUMBO by Bruce Cook (on-sale: September 8, 2015; ISBN: 9781455564972; $15.99), in coordination with the Nov 6 release of the film of the same name starring Bryan Cranston. For those wanting to learn more: Dalton Trumbo was the central figure in the "Hollywood Ten," the blacklisted and jailed screenwriters. One of several hundred film-industry professionals who were deprived of the opportunity to work in the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960, he was the first to see

Beyond Fest Announces 2015 Programming

Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem in October.
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Press release: Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st - Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque. With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to present 18 West Coast premieres including Brian Hegeland's masterful LEGEND as opening night film and Hsiao-hsien

TCM Announces Trailblazing Women Initiative Celebrating Women's Contribution To The Film Industry

Month-long programming event hosted by Illeana Douglas begins Oct. 1 and airs every Tuesday & Thursday in October.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced Trailblazing Women, a multi-year initiative created to raise awareness about the historical contributions of women working behind the camera. The programming event, hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas, premieres October 1 and airs every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the entire month, and will shine a spotlight on cinema's greatest female filmmakers and women who challenged gender stereotypes while carving out successful careers in an industry where men hold the bulk of the power. The Trailblazing Women initiative marks a multi-year partnership between TCM and Women In Film (WIF), Los Angeles that

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season & The Originals: The Complete Second Season Giveaway

Enter to invite a vampire to your home.
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Cinema Sentries and the TetherGroup have teamed up to offer one lucky reader either The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season or The Originals: The Complete Second Season (Both the title and the format (Blu-ray or DVD will be chosen at random). Both seasons are currently available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD. To learn about each series, continue on: The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season continues with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for

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,

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

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

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.

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

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,

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

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,

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

Cartoon Network Re-Ups Five of its Hit Original Series

Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, and Clarence will return for additional seasons.
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Press release: In advance of Cartoon Network’s ultimate fan experience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Network announced today that Cartoon Network Studios’ original series; Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, will return for additional seasons. Coming on the heels of worldwide ratings and critical acclaim are orders for Season 8 of the Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time, Season 8 of the Emmy-winning Regular Show, Season 3 of the Emmy-winning Uncle Grandpa, Season 3 of Steven Universe and Season 2 of Clarence. Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence all originated from the prolific artist-driven

Sesame Street: Count on Elmo DVD Giveaway

There's one, one prize. Ah ah ah.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Sesame Street: Count on Elmo on DVD, set for release on Jul 7. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: For more than 45 years, families across America have looked towards Sesame Street's beloved Muppets to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger and kinder by learning their ABCs, building their inner strength and developing their moral compass - along with a lasting love of learning. These important lessons continue in the latest Sesame Street DVD, as Elmo and friends teach children to

Director Bryan Singer Teases X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut

Go deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before.
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Press release: X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut will be available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD July 14th, but while you wait we're pleased to release this exciting 30-second first look of the film, first debuted by director Bryan Singer on his Instagram account this morning. With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film—plus nearly 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features, the X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue (Anna Paquin) makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Coming to Theaters This August

Funimation Entertainment and Fathom Events to bring all-new Dragon Ball Z feature to the big screen August 4-12.
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Press release: Hot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the internationally beloved animated franchise, Dragon Ball Z, is back in theaters with a highly-anticipated new release: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ presented by FUNimation Entertainment in partnership with Fathom Events. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the second feature personally supervised by series creator, Akira Toriyama. The event will be presented on the big screen in select cinemas across North America from August 4 -12, 2015. Fathom Events is proud to be showcasing the movie in more than 500 U.S. cinemas on

The Gunman (2015) Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Get this movie in your sights.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award two lucky readers The Gunman Blu-ray Combo Pack, set for release on Jun 30. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Two-time Academy Award-winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) is the object of a deadly international manhunt in the pulse-pounding thriller The Gunman, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD as well as On Demand on June 30, 2015 and already available on Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest nail-biting adventure from director Pierre Morel (Taken), The Gunman is an electrifying combination

getTV Presents Crime Stories and Pre-Code Classics in July

Other highlights include a Friday Icons Lineup featuring Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Sellers, Janet Leigh, and Yul Brynner; Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl; and much more.
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Press release: Cinema’s greatest detectives are on the case, as getTV presents a month of mystery featuring 19 classic crime dramas in the “Watching the Detectives” block, every Thursday in July at 7 p.m. ET. The lineup includes Warren William as a ​reformed jewel thief in THE LONE WOLF SPY HUNT (1939) with Rita Hayworth and Ida Lupino, and 1940’s THE LONE WOLF KEEPS A DATE (July 2); Chester Morris stars as Boston Blackie in the Christmas caper ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942) with George E. Stone, and 1941’s MEET BOSTON BLACKIE(J​uly ​9) with Rochelle Hudson; Warner Baxter is the amnesiac

Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash Season Sets Coming in September

Are these the heroes (and villains) we need?
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DC Comics had a strong presence on the 2014-15 television landscape. FOX's Gotham was the TV season’s #2 broadcast drama among men 18-34; Arrow was the CW’s #2 show among Total Viewers, averaging 4.2 million viewers weekly for each original episode, behind only The Flash, which had the most-watched series premiere in The CW's history (reviewed by Gordon S. Miller), and original episodes averaged six million viewers weekly throughout the season. In September, each series is releasing seasons sets on Blu-ray and DVD, allowing fans to revisit the stories and newcomers to learn what all the fuss was ablout before

Criterion Announces September 2015 Releases

A well-rounded collection of films from around the world.
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In September, Autumn comes and so does this batch of six Criterion titles. New to the collection are Krzysztof Kieślowski's Blind Chance, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Merchant Ivory’s A Room with a View, and two films by Bruce Beresford, Breaker Morant and Mister Johnson. Also available is a new 2k digital restoration of Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers. Read on to learn more about them. Blind Chance (#772) out Sep 15 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his

TCM Will Honor Actor Christopher Lee on June 22

Programming tribute to include The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Horror of Dracula (1958).
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed British actor Christopher Lee, whose haunting, intimidating performances as Count Dracula, the Frankenstein monster and Fu Manchu made him an icon of horror films with an eight-film tribute on Monday, June 22. Lee, who passed Thursday June 11 at the age of 93, had long career which emcompased more than 275 credits including Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and four films with director Tim Burton. The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Christopher Lee: TCM Remembers Christopher Lee - Monday, June

Insider Access to Disney•Pixar's Inside Out in Select U.S. Cinemas on June 16 Only

An insider tour of Pixar Animation Studios, including Live Q&A with filmmakers and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler.
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Press release: Fathom Events and Disney are working together to present a special screening of “Insider Access to Disney•Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’” in select U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, June 16, 2015—three days before “Inside Out” hits theaters nationwide. Kicking off at 6 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. ET/MT/PT/AK/HI, this one-night event will include 15 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios, the new “LAVA” short, a screening of the full-length feature “Inside Out,” plus a Q&A with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler, via satellite from their Australian tour—live in ET

The Justice League Takes on Gods & Monsters and the Legion of Doom This Summer

Gods & Monsters and The Legion of Doom! What more do you need?
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Fans waiting for next year's release of the live-action Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice can pass the time this summer with two animated adventures of DC Comics' Justice League. Press release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation and DC Entertainment present an all-new animated feature film from renowned producer and animator Bruce Timm, Justice League: Gods & Monsters, on July 28, 2015. The title will also include never-before-seen bonus content and will be available on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-ray Deluxe Edition will include the Blu-ray Combo Pack, along with an

Second Trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Has Been Released

See it before it disintegrates.
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Official synopsis: With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner,

getTV Celebrates Rosalind Russell in June

Highlights include classic favorites starring Russell opposite Melvyn Douglas, Kim Novak, Sid Caesar, and Ray Milland.
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Press release: getTV honors the legacy of actress Rosalind Russell with a special birthday block featuring 11 of her finest films, every Thursday in June at 7 p.m. ET. The month-long event kicks off June 4—what would have been Russell’s 108th birthday—with the WWII drama THE GUILT OF JANET AMES, starring Russell as a grieving war widow who meets one of the men her husband died to save, played by Melvyn Douglas. Next, at 9 p.m. ET, Russell stars as Harriet Craig, a conniving housewife who uses her marriage as a means of attaining money and power in CRAIG’S WIFE,

TCM Presents Continues with Jaws 40th Anniversary Presentation in Select U.S. Movie Theaters This June

Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment bring this classic shark title back to the big screen June 21 and 24 only.
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Press release: You're gonna need a bigger boat this June when “TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary” comes to select U.S. cinemas, presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Originally released in 1975 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this action-packed event will screen at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on both Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 for a second showing. In addition to the feature, audiences will be treated to a special introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Tickets for the “TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com,

TCM Announces New Summer-long Series Movie Camp Targeted to Young Adults and Future Filmmakers

Series Hosted by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg Premieres June 7 at 8 p.m.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the premiere of TCM Movie Camp, a new summer-long series targeted to young adults and future filmmakers beginning on June 7 at 8 p.m. Hosts William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, Oscar-winning filmmakers and co-founders of Moonbot Studios, will guide audiences through great films and landmark movie moments during the series, airing every Sunday this summer. "Our goal with TCM Movie Camp is to bring a new audience to the network and to inspire their interest in classic films at a young age," said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM.

getTV Salutes the Armed Forces with Memorial Day Marathon

The nine-film lineup pays tribute to the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
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For classic movie fans planning their Memorial Day weekend viewing, getTV offers nine choices on Monday for your consideration. Press release: getTV honors the brave men and women in the Armed Forces with a Memorial Day Marathon starting Monday, May 25 at 8 a.m. ET. The nine-film lineup pays tribute to the Army, Navy, and Air Force with classics starring silver-screen icons Peter O’Toole, Kirk Douglas, Steve McQueen, Sidney Poitier, and James Stewart, among others. The commemorative event includes a roster of legendary War titles featuring Steve McQueen as a hotshot bomber pilot in THE WAR LOVER, with Robert Wagner;

Criterion Announces August 2015 Releases

So many good titles it may kill your wallet.
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In August, Criterion adds Karel Reisz's The French Lieutenant’s Woman, François Truffaut's Day for Night, Brain De Palma's Dressed to Kill and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Two Days, One Night to the collection. They also present a new digitial restoration of Jules Dassin's Night and the City and the 43rd release in the Eclipse Series: Agnes Varda in California. Read on to learn more about the films and the releases. Night and the City (#274) out Aug 4 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) longs for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an

Bar Rescue: Toughest Rescues DVD Giveaway

DVDs for two.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to award two lucky readers Bar Rescue: Toughest Rescues on DVD, which is set for release on May 19. For those wanting to learn more, the official synopsis reads: Struggling bars on the brink of financial ruin are put back on the map in Bar Rescue, Spike TV’s popular original series featuring the world’s top bar and nightlife expert, Jon Taffer. Bar Rescue: Toughest Rescues highlights some of the most problematic bars for Taffer and his team. Watch as Taffer uses over three decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub

Cops: Wildest Chases DVD Giveaway

Two readers can "ride along as officers tail suspects through neighborhood streets."
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to award two lucky readers Cops: Wildest Chases on DVD, which is set for release on May 19. For those wanting to learn more, the official synopsis reads: Following activity of respected law enforcement officers, Cops is one of the longest television series in America. In Cops: Wildest Chases, ride along as officers’ tail suspects through neighborhood streets. You’ll meet a driver who bolts into a fire hydrant, a suspect who barricades himself inside a donut shop, and a crazy man in the bushes who believes President Obama is his friend. The

getTV Celebrates Mother's Day with a Special Afternoon Brunch Block

The Mother's Day Marathon features five classics starring Claudette Colbert, Barbara Hale, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, and Marilyn Monroe.
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Press release: Celebrate Mother’s Day with getTV in a star-studded afternoon brunch block honoring some of Hollywood’s most influential actresses on Sunday, May 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET. The special event highlights career-defining performances from Golden Age icons Barbara Hale, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe in five unforgettable films that highlight motherhood. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. ET with the classic 1949 comedy AND BABY MAKES THREE, starring Barbara Hale as a woman who discovers she’s pregnant with her ex-husband’s child while walking down the aisle to marry her new beau; next, Oscar-winner Claudette

R.E.M. by MTV Hits U.S. Movie Theaters for One Night on Tuesday, May 19

MTV and R.E.M. came of age together and for decades were inexorably intertwined.
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Before alternative music was known as alternative music, R.E.M. (singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry) became the Kings of College Radio in the '80s with an impressive run of five albums, from Murmur (1983) to Document (1987). Then, they conquered the mainstream in the 1990s, with five albums, two #1s, Out of Time (1991) and Monster (1994), and none lower than #3. Berry left the band in 1997 and the band continued as a trio with varying degrees of success until 2011 when they announced their break up shortly after the release of

TCM Announces the Return of Summer of Darkness Film Noir Programming Event

"Our film noir programming slate will trace the evolution of noir from its cinematic origins to its influence on more recent films," said Charles Tabesh.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is returning to the shadowy world of film noir with the return Summer of Darkness, the network's ultimate film noir programming event. The summer programming event beings June 5 at 6 a.m. and airs for 24 hours on Fridays in June and July with primetime screenings hosted by Eddie Muller, known to classic film fans as “The Czar of Noir” and as a frequent TCM contributor, introducing noir films on-air and at the TCM Classic Film Festival. Film noir, with its gritty and dark style, attracted audiences of the 1940s and ’50s and continues

Fifth-Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up Presents Previously Unreleased Footage from 1989's Alpine Valley Concert

Recorded live from the legendary concert venue in East Troy, Wisconsin on July 19, 1989.
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Before the band hits the concert stage in Santa Clara and Chicago to celebrate their 50th anniversary, fans can celebrate the Grateful Dead's golden anniversary with this year's Meet-Up at the Movies. To learn more, keep reading. Press release: Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are thrilled to bring legendary rock band, the Grateful Dead, back to the big screen for the 5th annual event, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2015.” The third title in Fathom Events’ “Classic Music Series” comes to select movie theaters nationwide on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. local time. This year’s can’t-miss Meet-Up features

Scooby-Doo! & Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 DVD Giveaway

"Stock up on Scooby Snacks and dig in for some puppy-powered fun!"
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Brothers Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Scooby-Doo! & Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 on DVD. For those wanting to learn more about the series, which is available on DVD and Digital HD, read Shawn Bourdo's review. Also, the press release reads: Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 is the action-packed animated series, which features 16 entertaining episodes of the Mystery Inc. gang, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, as they travel in the Mystery Machine investigating unexplained and supernatural shenanigans. They are joined by Scooby-Doo’s precocious, pint-sized nephew, Scrappy-Doo, a

Dave Ayer Releases Photo of Jared Leto as the Joker from Suicide Squad

Is this the Joker we need?
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I try to be open-minded. When it comes to movies, I don't immediately dismiss sequels or remakes at their announcement. I am indifferent to casting news because I have no idea what producers and directors have in mind for a script I haven't read nor how well someone may have performed at an audition. Comic-book fanatics take it to another level and seem in perpetual outrage over the creative choices made as their favorite characters are brought to life on screen. Any deviation to what has come before is frequently met with a large amount of derision, whether it be

Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I Book Excerpt and Giveaway

"Don't try to write cleverly or skillfully. The first draft just needs to line up the necessary elements." - Akira Kurosawa
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Vertical, Inc. to award one lucky reader Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I by Shinobu Hashimoto, who brought the director a treatment for a film that became Rashomon. Hashimoto subsequently was part of the team that produced Ikiru and Seven Samurai. Mat Brewster highly reommends it in his review. In addition to the contest, Vertical, Inc. has provided us with an excerpt from the chapter "SEVEN SAMURAI II": Mr. Kurosawa read drafts thoroughly. No, it went beyond thorough or meticulous. He held his breath and stilled his head, his entire body not moving in

New Trailers for Fantastic Four (2015) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Are these the heroes you need?
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Although many are probably still watching The Force Awakens trailer on an endless loop since it debuted Thursday, a couple of other franchises wanted to remind folks this weekend they also have new films coming out as well. But how well do they work? Does either change your interest in seeing them? Let us know if the comments below. The official synopsis for Fantastic Four (2015): A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell) who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

"Chewie, we're home."
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It's here. After screening at the Star Wars Celebration 2015, the new teaser trailer hits the web, and it's sure to delight fans with new footage, particularly getting to hear Luke Skywalker and see Han Solo and Chewie. Let's us know what you think of it in the comments. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015.

TCM Honors Sophia Loren on April 21

Film debut kicks off primetime tribute to legendary actress Sophia Loren.
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On Tuesday, April 21, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET), Turner Classic Movies follows up its celebration of Sophia Loren at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival by airing five of her films, including the most recent, Human Voice, which was shot by her son, Edoardo Ponti Press release: Turner Classic Movies will host the U.S. Television premiere of filmmaker Edoardo Ponti’s short film Human Voice, starring Sophia Loren as part of the networks five-film tribute to the actress on Tuesday, April. 21. The evening is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. with the U.S. television debut of the internationally

Criterion Announces July 2015 Releases

A killer line-up of titles this month.
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In July, Criterion adds Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion, Jan Troell's Here Is Your Life, Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette, and Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom to its illustrious collection. They also present new digitial restorations of both Robert Siodmak and Don Siegel's versions of The Killers, and Alain Resnais' directorial debut, the French New Wave classic Hiroshima mon amour. Read on to learn more about the films and the releases. The Killers (#176) out Jul 7 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions Ernest Hemingway’s simple but gripping short tale “The Killers” is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it

The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Blu-ray Giveaway

RZA reprises his role as the enigmatic blacksmith Thaddeus.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Blu-ray, set for release on Apr 14. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: A mysterious stranger leads a rebellion to liberate a Chinese village from its oppressive overlord in The Man with the Iron Fists 2, available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD as well as On Demand on April 14, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Global hip-hop superstar, actor and filmmaker RZA reprises his role as the enigmatic blacksmith Thaddeus in this

The Star Wars Saga Is Available on Digital HD April 10

The Walt Disney Studios will “finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”
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Press release: As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy - or at least here on Earth - globally beginning Friday, April 10. “Since the debut of the first film nearly

Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 DVD Giveaway

It's a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Brothers Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Teen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015. The two-disc DVD set is priced to own for $19.97 SRP. The Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages, and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, and Beast

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray Giveaway

Are you brave enough to enter this contest?
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with PartnersHub to award one lucky visitor The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies on Blu-ray. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Are you braver

Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 at Anthology Film Archives

Ninjas are invading New York next month! You've been warned.
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Press release: Subway Cinema and Anthology Film Archives present The Old School Kung Fu Fest, a four-day celebration of the rarest, wildest, and most incredible martial arts and action cinema from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s is back at the Anthology Film Archives for its 5th edition, which is dedicated to the deadliest fighter of them all...the ninja! Since the dawn of time, man’s natural predator has been the ninja. Hiding in your shower, crouching behind your laptop, clinging to your back — the ninja is everywhere. What killed the dinosaurs? Ninja. What battles great white shark? Ninja. Who is

Meryl Streep Talks About Going Into the Woods

"What I hope for the audience: that they will be thrilled and challenged." - Meryl Streep
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With director Rob Marshall's Into the Woods availble Tuesday March 24 on Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD, Meryl Streep, who was Oscar-nominated for her role as the Witch, sat for an interview provided to us to promote its release. Tell us what drew you to the project. When I turned 40, I was offered three witches in one year and I realized this was the way my career was going to go: they don’t know what to do with women past a certain age. So I turned them down and I have said “no” to playing witches ever

getTV Programming Highlights for April 2015

The channel celebrates the extraordinary legacy of Melvyn Douglas with 12 of the two-time Oscar-winner's finest films.
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Melvyn Douglas, an Oscar winner for Hud and Being There, is getTV's Star of the Month in April, and his films will be featured every Thursday night. "Friday Icons" starts each weekend by putting the spotlight on Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, William Holden, and Ann Miller, and every Saturday sees the Western line-up stating at high noon with a Tim McCoy double feature. More details about the month's schedule are available in the channel's press release below. Press release: getTV celebrates the extraordinary legacy of Melvyn Douglas with 12 of the two-time Oscar-winner’s finest films, every Thursday in April at

Criterion Announces June 2015 Releases

Something old, something new.
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In June, Criterion packages previous titles in the collection, Louis Malle's My Dinner with André and Vanya on 42nd Street, with Jonathan Demme's A Master Builder to create André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films. Those films will also be available individually. Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces is being released apart from the America Lost and Found: The BBS Story set. New to the Criterion Collection are Bernhard Wicki's The Bridge, Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King, and Jaromil Jireš' Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films out Jun 16 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions

Russell Madness Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

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In conjunction with the March 10 release of Russell Madness on Blu-ray and DVD, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to award a lucky reader one (1) copy of the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more about the film, the official synopsis reads: Russell Madness tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet store, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover

RiffTrax Announces Their Live 2015 Schedule

"Much like the '27 Yankees -- or perhaps more like 'The Three Stooges' in their latter days, with Curly Joe Derita, we feel like we have the perfect line-up in place for 2015.” - Michael J. Nelson
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Press release: The fans have spoken and RiffTrax.com has listened. Based on overwhelming fan demand, Fathom Events, RiffTrax, and IGN are thrilled to announce multiple RiffTrax events --all at once-- to keep fans laughing throughout the year. “RiffTrax LIVE 2015,” will consist of a series of four “classics” to be lambasted by the men of RiffTrax -- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”). Kicking off the series will be RiffTrax Live: The Room on May 6 and May 12; followed by RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2: The Second One on

Remembering Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

His work will live long and the audience will prosper from it.
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Leonard Nimoy died on February 27 due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which he claimed was due to having been a smoker even though he had kicked the habit nearly 30 years. Though he had a long career as an actor playing a variety of parts, he became forever identified the world over as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, the half-human/half-Vulcan First Officer of the Enterprise. He not only played Spock on the initial TV series for three seasons, but would return to it many times over the years from The Animated Series and the theatrical movies, and

Longmire: The Complete Third Season DVD Giveaway

Bring Sheriff Walt Longmire home.
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In conjunction with the March 3 release of Longmire: The Complete Third Season on DVD, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to award a lucky reader one (1) copy of the DVD set. For those wanting to learn more about the release, the official synopsis reads: Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is back for the third season of hit Big Sky crime drama Longmire, based on the “Walt Longmire” mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson. In this gripping two-disc, 10-episode set, characters must test their courage and face challenges that will ultimately define them. The

getTV Programming Highlights for March 2015

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Press release: Start the week with some of Tinsel Town’s finest and most desirable actors, as getTV presents a special “Hollywood Heartthrobs” block, every Monday in March at 7 p.m. ET. The stunt pays tribute to some of the most distinguished and finely chiseled men to ever hit the silver screen and kicks off on March 2 with the incomparable Cary Grant in the Howard Hawks comedy HIS GIRL FRIDAY, and THE TALK OF THE TOWN, with Jean Arthur. Then, Steve McQueen soars as a bomber pilot in THE WAR LOVER with Robert Wagner, and BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL

Shirley MacLaine, Peter Fonda, George Lazenby, and Others Added to 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

The roster of guests and films has expanded.
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New additions to the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festivals line-up have been announced by The Hollywood Reporter. Shirley MacLaine will be appearing at screenings of Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) and William Wyler's The Children's Hour (1961). She will also sit with Robert Osborne for a conversation about her career. Peter Fonda is set to introduce two films in which his father Henry was directed by John Ford, Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and My Darling Clementine (1946). Peter will also appear at a separate interview session with author Scott Eyman, who has written a number of books about Hollywood luminaries
Press release: Long Beach Comic Expo is unveiling legendary guests and buzzworthy panels, as well as innovative programs and new partners, in preparation for the 6th annual Long Beach Comic Expo, to be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 28 and March 1, 2015. The Expo will play host to more than 140 guests and 50 panels and, for the first time, it will be held in the full exhibit hall. Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to announce bestselling writer Chris Claremont and bestselling artist Ethan Van Sciver as the Long Beach Comic Expo Guests of

Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, and Spike Lee Added to the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Lineup

Also appearing are Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates and stuntman and stunt coordinator Terry Leonard.
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Press release: TCM (Turner Classic Movies) will welcome several notable film luminaries to the already-exciting lineup for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. Oscar® winner Dustin Hoffman, Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee are set to appear at the festival, taking place in Hollywood March 26-29. Dustin Hoffman will sit down for an extended discussion with Oscar nominee and former co-host of TCM’s The Essentials, Alec Baldwin following a screening of Bob Fosse’s Lenny (1974). Hoffman earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as comedian Lenny Bruce. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee will present a screening of

Criterion Announces May 2015 Releases

This month's releases may break your bank.
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In May, Criterion offers six releases. Five are new to the Collection. Those titles are Mark Rydell's The Rose, Charlie Chaplin's Limelight, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Merchant of Four Seasons, and two from Costa-Gavras' State of Siege and The Confession. Also scheduled is one high-definition digital restoration: Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow. The Rose (#757) out May 19 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell. Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her

Last Chance Before the Oscars to See Interstellar in IMAX

The one-day-only “An Encore Of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience” will play in AMC Theatres on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
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Press release: Paramount Pictures, IMAX Corporation and AMC Theatres are giving fans one last opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award-nominated film Interstellar. The critically acclaimed film will play in the IMAX format in select AMC Theatres in the U.S. on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. local times and will feature more than 12 minutes of never-before-seen exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Moviegoers who purchase a ticket at a participating AMC Theatres box office to see “An Encore of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience” can receive an additional ticket free. This special offer is only available at participating AMC Theatres box

Dumb and Dumber To Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

You'd be dumb not to enter.
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In conjunction with the February 17 release of Dumb and Dumber To on Blu-ray and DVD, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award a lucky reader one (1) copy of the Blu-ray set paired with a decal cling. For those wanting to learn more about the film, the official synopsis reads: Two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ endearingly dense pairing spun slapstick comedy into box office gold in Dumb and Dumber, the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives on Digital HD on February 3, 2015 and on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack

Rosewater Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

A journalist in Iran endures an unthinkable ordeal when he is falsely accused of spying.
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In conjunction with the February 10 release of Rosewater on Blu-ray and DVD, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award two lucky readers one (1) copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more about the film, the official synopsis reads: Rosewater marks the feature-film writing and directing debut of comedian and political The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Gael García Bernal (Cesar Chavez, The Loneliest Planet) stars as Maziar Bahari, turning in a performance described as “exceptional” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, along with Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (On the Inside,

The Wonder Years: Season Two DVD Giveaway

A great way to spend six hours.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with StarVista Entertainment/Time Life to award three lucky readers the Season Two DVD set of The Wonder Years, which was reviewed for us by Ron. For those wanting to learn more about the release, the official synopsis reads: In The Wonder Years: Season Two the next retail installment from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life, Kevin confronts the day-to-day pressures of junior high school life: kids don't know what they want, and the girls are just as confused as the boys. On the home front, older brother Wayne (Jason Hervey) continues his bullying ways, but Kevin fights back

getTV Programming Highlights for February 2015

Happy birthday to getTV and its watchers.
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Press release: getTV is turning one on Tuesday, February 3, and viewers are invited to the birthday party! To commemorate this milestone day, the network will take to Twitter and Facebook at 6 a.m. PT, encouraging viewers to share their own film stories, favorite classics, and more using #1STMovieMemory, while testing their knowledge of Oscar-themed trivia. Additionally, the month includes a new Tuesday block (The Year Was), as well as premieres of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (February 1) and HIS GIRL FRIDAY (February 4)—both making their debuts on getTV. Start each week with Jack Lemmon in 10 of the Oscar-winner’s

TCM Classic Film Festival Announces Ann-Margret, Astronaut Captain James Lovell, and More Titles

Which titles would you be most interested in seeing on the big screen?
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continues to add award-winning titles and iconic stars to the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place March 26-29, 2015 in Hollywood, including world premiere restorations of: Warner Bros’ classic musicals 42nd Street (1933) and Calamity Jane (1953) and 1776 (1972) William Wyler’s delightful romance Roman Holiday (1953) from Paramount MGM’s western drama The Proud Rebel (1958) Jules Dassin’s French caper film Rififi (1958) from Rialto Pictures Festival goers will also get to enjoy other iconic films such as: David Lean’s award-winning Doctor Zhivago (1965) from Warner Bros. 70mm print of Franklin J. Schaffner’s Oscar-winning Patton

The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival to Host World Premiere Screening of Harry Houdini's The Grim Game

Composer Brane Zivkovic will be on hand to conduct a live performance of his new score for the film.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is bringing the long-lost Harry Houdini classic The Grim Game (1919) back to the public eye in a world premiere screening during 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival held March 26-29 in Hollywood. This much-sought-after film - a complete print of which was only recently rediscovered and brought to TCM for restoration - features the escape artist and legendary illusionist in one of his few starring roles. The film was discovered and the restoration was produced and restored by award-winning film preservationist and silent-film scholar Rick Schmidlin, whose credits include such landmark restorations as The

TCM Announces Sally Field as Co-host for New Season of The Essentials

"I can't imagine any one more delightful to sit and talk with about movies on a regular basis." - Robert Osborne
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sally Field will co-host the 15th season of TCM’s signature showcase: The Essentials. Field will take the chair opposite TCM host Robert Osborne each week to introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie. The new season of The Essentials, which airs on Saturday nights premieres Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. (ET) with a screening of William Wyler’s classic, Roman Holiday. “We couldn't be happier that Sally will be joining us

The Sound of Music (1965) to Open 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival with Appearances by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer

Is one of your favorite things opening up the sixth annual festival?
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Press release: Hollywood will come alive with The Sound of Music (1965) this spring as the beloved, Oscar-winning classic returns to the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala opening-night screening on Thursday, March 26 at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. Legendary stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater IMAX to introduce the beautifully restored film and kick off the sixth annual festival, which will run March 26-29, 2015, in Hollywood. The film is being presented in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox, in

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Red Band Trailer

You've been warned.
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Official synopsis: When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past... which is really the present, in the sequel from the same team that brought you the original cult hit. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is in theaters February 20th

The 2015 Oscar-nominated Short Films in Theaters January 30

Get a leg up in your Oscar office pool.
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Press release: ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular Oscar-nominated Short Film program (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) in over 350 theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada starting January 30 and will continue to expand in the following weeks. A list of participating theaters is available here. Together with the theatrical run, the nominated short films will be available on Vimeo OnDemand, iTunes Stores in 54 countries, Amazon Instant Video, Verizon and will be released across the U.S. on VOD/Pay Per View platforms. LIVE ACTION AYAIsrael & France / 39 minsDirectors: Mihal Brezis and Oded BinnunProducers: Yael Abecassis, Hilel

Criterion Announces April 2015 Releases

What are you most interested in?
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In April, Criterion offers six releases. Three are new to the Collection. Those titles are Carol Reed's Odd Man Out, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le silence de la mer, and Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas. Also scheduled are three high-definition digital restorations: Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels, Jean Renoir's The River, and Peter Yates' The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Odd Man Out (#754) out Apr 14 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that

2015 Academy Award Nominations Have Been Announced

Everything is awesome for some people this today.
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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2014 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The nominees are: Best Animated FeatureBig Hero 6The BoxtrollsHow To Train Your Dragon 2Song of the SeaThe Tale of Princess Kaguya Best Documentary FeatureCITIZENFOURLast Days In VietnamVirungaFinding Vivian MaierThe Salt of the Earth Best Documentary ShortCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1JoannaOur CurseThe Reaper (La Parka)White Earth Best Film EditingAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Imitation GameWhiplashThe Grand Budapest Hotel Best Original Song"Everything is Awesome," The

Favorite Films of 2014

Did we mention yours?
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When the Academy Award nominations are revealed in just a few hours, the final stage of marketing/recognizing films and filmmakers of 2014 will commence. With all the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes by those campaigning and by those voting, it's understandable why people like Woody Allen, who has himself been nominated 24 times and won four Oscars, says "the whole concept of awards is silly." That's a sentiment a few of us around these parts agree with. Considering how different people's tastes are, can any group actually determine what work is the "Best"? Humphrey Bogart suggests the answer

2015 Razzie Nominations Have Been Announced

"[Blended] is offensive on many levels." - RonsReviews
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Press Release: Hollywood was not happy with box office returns for 2014, their lowest-grossing year in recent history. Despite a handful of high-grossing hits, there were way more major misses — movies based on recycled premises and re-worked concepts that were already tired a decade or more ago, the cinematic equivalent of re-treaded tires. Those are the films The Golden Raspberry Awards have annually "saluted" since 1980. Nominees for the 35th Annual Razzie Awards, satirizing the Worst Achievements in Film for 2014, include new names and several Repeat Offenders, returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing by the one Tinsel Town trophy

Panel Preview: Rat God #1

"How in the seven hells did I come to this?" - Clark Elwood
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From Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben, best known for his work in Heavy Metal, comes Rat God, an original story that finds the artist once again inspired H.P. Lovecraft, published by Dark Horse Comics. The first issue goes on sale February 4, 2015 and is available to preorder. The official synopsis reads: Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American

The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up DVD Giveaway

Everyone's favorite cat and mouse duo are back on the scene.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Brothers Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: There’s more laughs, chases and races when everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo storm back on the scene in The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up, available on DVD January 13, 2015. The Tom and Jerry Show, which premiered number one in its time slot on basic cable in April, brings the legendary antics of Tom and Jerry

Taken Movie Review: A Fun-tastic Action Revenge Flick

A good old-fashioned bad-guys-getting-their-butts-handed-to-them kinda movie.
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Written by DW Smith Was he Secret Service? Was he FBI? Was he CIA? To be honest, I can't really remember, but he could snap your clavicle before you could say, "is that accent Irish or Scottish?" Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills, a highly skilled, but now retired, "preventer" as he refers to himself, in the fun-tastic action revenge flick Taken. Okay, so it's a fairly well-worn plot: the good guy retires from his dangerous, highly skilled job; wants to spend more time with his daughter (Maggie Grace); strained relationship with the bitter and snotty ex-wife (Famke Janssen) who has

The Scorpion King Franchise Blu-ray Bundle Giveaway

Mathayus embarks on his most dangerous assignment yet.
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In conjunction with the January 13th release of The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power on Blu-ray and DVD, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award a lucky reader one (1) bundle Blu-ray set of the The Scorpion King franchise (The Scorpion King, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption & The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power). For those wanting to learn more about Quest for Power, the official synopsis reads: The great Scorpion King and a disloyal rival race against time to find a treasure

Panel Preview: Conan Red Sonja #1

"Two hunters stalking the same prey?" - Conan
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Writers Gail Simone and Jim Zub have teamed up to create the sword and sorcery team-up Conan Red Sonja for Dark Horse Comics. Dan Panosian is the artist, and Dave Stewart is the colorist. The first issue goes on sale January 14, 2015 and is available to preorder. The official synopsis reads: In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare! Here's a look at Issue #1 and the cover of Issue #2:

El Rey Network Invites Godzilla to Your Home for Christmas

The "Kaiju Christmas" marathon brings over 48 hours of giant monster mania featuring the original King of the Monsters, Godzilla.
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Press release: Join El Rey Network for a “Kaiju Christmas” marathon that brings you over 48 hours of giant monster mania featuring the original King of the Monsters, Godzilla. El Rey Network is celebrating the iconic fire-breather with a mega marathon that befits this behemoth’s pop culture impact. The Godzilla marathon stomps into homes with the original film that started it all, Gojira on Wednesday, December 24 at 6 PM ET and culminates with Godzilla vs. Biollante on Saturday, December 27 at 3:45 AM ET. The “Kaiju Christmas” Godzilla films will air in the following order: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 Gojira

getTV Programming Highlights for January 2015

Start planning next year's viewing with getTV.
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Press release: Mystery and intrigue rules getTV this January as the network kicks off a month-long salute to the Boston Blackie franchise. The Chester Morris starring films start New Year’s Day with a triple feature and continue throughout the month on select nights and Saturday mornings. On Thursday, Jan. 1, the Boston Blackie marathon begins at 8 p.m. ET, as Morris tracks an ocean liner murder to a Coney Island spy ring in MEET BOSTON BLACKIE; then, Boston Blackie investigates an art gallery murder in CONFESSIONS OF BOSTON BLACKIE; and Blackie helps a wrongly convicted prisoner in 1942’s ALIAS BOSTON

TCM Presents The Wizard of Oz in Theaters on January 11 & 14

A special two-day event brought to you by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
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Press release: Join Dorothy, Toto, and the rest of the crew as they head to Emerald City for a special two-night event brought to you by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. "TCM Presents: The Wizard of Oz" will be shown in select U.S. cinemas on Sunday, January 11, and Wednesday, January 14, 2015, for two show times each day at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time. In addition to the feature, classic film fans will get to enjoy a special introduction from TCM host Robert Osborne. Tickets for “TCM Presents: The Wizard of

The Godfather LIVE Comes to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on January 24, 2015

A theatrical experience you can't refuse.
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Press release: Winner of three Academy Awards & countless other honors, The Godfather remains one of the greatest films in the history of cinema. Nino Rota's iconic score accompanied by the film's traditional Italian folk music & jazz comes to life on stage, performed live by symphony orchestra while the film is simultaneously shown in high definition on the big screen. Tickets are currently available at www.AXS.com, STAPLES Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 888-929-7849. This concert is produced by AEG LIVE. “It is with great excitement that we are able to bring this masterful score and film

Criterion Announces March 2015 Releases

How many are you going to add to your collection?
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In March, Criterion offers six releases. Four are new to the Collection. Those titles are François Truffaut's The Soft Skin, Robert Montgomery's Ride the Pink Horse, and two by documentarian Errol Morris, the Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida set and A Thin Blue Line. Also scheduled are two high-definition digital restorations that close out the month: Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers and Hoop Dreams by Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert. The Soft Skin (#749) out Mar 10 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions François Truffaut followed up the international phenomenon Jules and Jim with this tense tale of infidelity. The

2015 Golden Globes Nominations Announced

More celebration and disappointment for the award watchers.
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Press release: The nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were announced bright and early this morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel. During the traditional pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills, HFPA president Theo Kingma introduced Kate Beckinsale, two-time Golden Globe Award-nominee Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Golden Globe-winner and five-time nominee Jeremy Piven to do the honors. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015, live coast-to-coast on NBC from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST). Update 1/11: Winners are in Bold MOTION PICTURES Best Drama Boyhood Foxcatcher The

Mad Max: Fury Road Official Theatrical Teaser Trailer is Unleashed

"Everybody's gone out of their mind." You will too after seeing this.
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Wow! I hope Sentry Shawn Bourdo hasn't finished his "Top 10 Trailers of 2014" round-up yet. Not only do we have a new entry, but my vote for #1 Forget the synopsis; just dive right into this preview of George Miller's fourth foray into the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max (now with Tom Hardy in the role) after a 30-year absence and tell me you aren't dying to see this. Behold: Your thoughts?

getTV Programming Highlights for December 2014

Spend the rest of the year with Sinatra, Bogart, and others.
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Press release: Get into the holiday spirit with getTV this December, as the network delivers a loaded lineup of marathons, stunts, and festive favorites, headlined by the rarely-seen Christmas special HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH BING AND FRANK. The special will air throughout December with special broadcasts for Frank Sinatra’s birthday on Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. ET, and Christmas Eve at 11:30 p.m. ET. This Golden Age gem is the perfect start to the holidays, as two of Hollywood’s top showmen deliver unforgettable duets of yuletide standards such as “Jingle Bells,” “The Christmas Song,” and “White Christmas.” Also in December,

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

Get caught up on the nominees.
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The eligibility period was October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. The ceremony will be held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and portions will be broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT), Honoring the "best" music in Visual Media are the following categories. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media American Hustle [Legacy Recordings] Frozen [Walt Disney Records] Get On Up - The James Brown Story

Panel Preview: Lady Killer #1

Jones and Rich reteam for another "killer' series.
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Lady Killer is co-written and drawn by Joëlle Jones. Jamie S. Rich is her co writer. Laura Allred is the colorist. The first issue goes on sale January 07, 2015 and is available to preorder. The official synopsis from Dark Horse reads: Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival. Here's a look at Issue #1 and the cover of Issue #2:

Terminator Genisys Trailer & Poster

Will you be back to see the latest installment?
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Set for release on July 1, 2015, director Alan Taylor's Terminator Genisys stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, and JK Simmons in some sort of timeline reboot of the Terminator universe. Written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, the story as presented in the trailer is understandably a bit confusing given it's just a couple of minutes and it has to include some great action. However, the synopsis on Wikipedia does little to clear things up: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At

The Peanuts Movie Poster and Trailer

It's your new movie, Charlie Brown.
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After a 35-year absence, Charles Schulz's collection of well-known comic-strip characters return to the silver screen for their fifth movie. The Official Synopsis: In Peanuts, a 3D, CGI animated comedic adventure, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle - and flying ace! - embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. Directed by Steve Martino and written by Charles' son Craig Schulz, Charles' grandson Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, The Peanuts Movie is set to be released on

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Will Awaken Your Interest

"Have you felt it?"
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The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has debuted in theaters and online. Over the course of 88 seconds, it teases some exciting action scenes from a group of X-wings flying across a body of water and the Millennium Falcon engaging TIE fighters. And John Williams' fanfare remains an exhilarating piece of music. Does this have you looking forward to December 2015?

TCM and Walt Disney Studios Team Up to Share Stories Centered on Classic Film

Features include new TCM integration in theme park attraction and on-air showcase of disney treasures.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced new strategic relationships with Walt Disney World Resort and The Walt Disney Studios to broaden its reach in family entertainment with joint efforts centered on classic film. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, the "The Great Movie Ride" Attraction highlights some of the most famous film moments in silver screen history and is set to receive a TCM-curated refresh of the pre-show and the finale. TCM branding will be integrated into the attraction's marquee as well as banners, posters and display windows outside the attraction. In the queue line, families will enjoy new

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma, and Whiplash.
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Press release: Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma and Whiplash. "As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film," said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, "this year’s nominees are an astonishingly

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Debuts on Friday, November 28

Has your interest in this film awakened?
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To ensure the Internet chatter and specualtion doesn't die down, an 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown in 30 theaters across North America, beginning Friday morning, November 28. The teaser will then be shown in theaters around the world this December. For those Star Wars fanatics who can't wait for the official trailer and think they can be satsifed by 88 seconds (insert your own joke here), the complete list of participating theaters playing the tease is listed below: AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE MARKETPLACE CA LOS ANGELES AMC CENTURY CITY CA LOS ANGELES Indep

ABC Family's Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas Starts This Sunday, November 23

What films will you be watching as ABC Family closes out the month?
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Press Release: ABC Family offers viewers the best way to gear up their holiday festivities with the network’s annual programming bonanza “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” beginning on Sunday, November 23rd . The movies featured in this year’s “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” demand to be watched with a bowl of popcorn and possibly some loved ones. There is no better way to unwind from a day of holiday activities - preparing the turkey, eating leftovers, spending all your money during Black Friday - than with a favorite movie and your social-media platform of choice. Let’s face it:

TCM to Remember Award-Winning Filmmaker Mike Nichols on Dec. 6

The director will be honored with triple feature.
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mike Nichols with a three-film tribute on Saturday, Dec. 6. Nichols, who passed away Nov. 19 at the age of 83, is one of the few artists who has earned Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy accolades. TCM's tribute will showcase his Oscar-nominated work on Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) and his Oscar-winning work on The Graduate (1967). The night will also include Nichols' acclaimed 1971 film Carnal Knowledge. The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Mike Nichols. (All times Eastern) TCM Remembers Mike

Impractial Jokers: The Complete Second Season DVD Giveaway

With friends like these, who needs enemies?
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Group to award one lucky reader Impractial Jokers: The Complete Second Season on DVD, which is currently on sale. For those wanting to learn more, the official synopsis reads: If laughter is contagious, these guys should be quarantined! Now long time best friends - Q, Sal, Joe and Murr - are back on DVD with Impractical Jokers: The Complete Second Season and are challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and uproarious stunts ever to be caught on hidden camera! This 3-disc set comes packed with all 26 episodes

Criterion Announces February 2015 Releases

Here are some options for your film-loving valentine.
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In February, Criterion offers six new releases. Four are by directors who see an increase of their work added to the Collection. Those titles are Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself, Nicholas Roeg's Don't Look Now, Jean Renoir's A Day in the Country, and Federico Fellini’s Fellini Satyricon. Criterion also adds an animated film to their roster with Martin Rosen's Watership Down. Also scheduled is the high-definition digital restoration of Yasujiro Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon. Every Man for Himself (#744) out Feb 3 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation,

Batman: The Complete Television Series Offers Options for Every Bat-fan!

Holy Multiple Formats!
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Press Release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) sets a new standard for accommodating Bat-fans from the uber-avid to caped-casual with the upcoming release of Batman: The Complete Television Series on November 11, 2014. The most anticipated home entertainment release of all time will be available in several distinct packaging choices with varying content and bonus materials. These offerings include multiple national physical options - most notably, the Limited Edition Blu-ray™ box set - as well as varying digital selections, and a few specialty alternatives. As the ultimate collector’s pièce de résistance, the Limited Edition box set (SRP $269.97) is a

2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Lands Four World Premiere Restorations

Festival to Feature Newly Restored Editions of Apollo 13 (1995), Spartacus (1960), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928).
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has landed four film restorations set to make their world premieres during the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place March 26-29, 2015, in Hollywood. The movies, each from a different era in cinema history, including Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995), Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960), William Dieterle's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928). The Keaton comedy will be accompanied by legendary silent film composer Carl Davis conducting the world premiere performance of his new score for the film. Passes for the 2015 TCM Classic

Cinema Eye Announces the 2015 Unforgettables

"The Unforgettables celebrates the fearlessness of this unique collaboration between filmmakers and subjects."
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As announced on their website, "Cinema Eye, the organization that celebrates artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking, have announced their annual list of “The Unforgettables” - this year’s most notable and significant nonfiction film subjects. “Filmmakers know that their relationships with their subjects are often the most important element of in the success of their films,” Cinema Eye Founding Director AJ Schnack said. “Many of the greatest documentaries ever made - from Grey Gardens to Crumb to American Movie - were built on compelling individuals who allowed a filmmaker to capture and observe their lives. With the Unforgettables we celebrate

American Titan: Searching for John Wayne Book Giveaway

There will be 3 Godfathers--er, 3 winners.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Dey Street Books to award three lucky readers American Titan: Searching for John Wayne, which will be released on November 4. For those wanting to learn more about the book, the press release reads: In American Titan: Searching for John Wayne (Dey Street Books/an Imprint of HarperCollins; On sale November 4, 2014; $28.99), New York Times bestselling biographer Marc Eliot offers an in-depth reappraisal of the fascinating life and work of the great film star. As he has done in his acclaimed biographies of Clint Eastwood, Walt Disney, James Stewart, and other Hollywood legends,

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three Titles Revealed

I don't know about you, but Make Mine Marvel.
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This morning at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President/producer Kevin Feige announced the slate of films planned for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which sent shockwaves of joy through the Internet. Over the next five years, movie-goers will be able to see: Captain America: Civil War | May 6, 2016 The team behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, return as Captain America and Iron Man face off. Doctor Strange | November 4, 2016 The Sorceror Supreme enters the MCU under the direction of

George Lucas Talks Fantasy Cinema in TCM's Latest A Night at the Movies Documentary

TCM will also be airing a 24-hour salute to films that transport viewers into a world of dreams.
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Press Release: As excitement continues to build over the new trilogy in the Star Wars franchise, the man who created it - George Lucas - is going to take Turner Classic Movies (TCM) viewers on a ride through some of the movies that have sparked his imagination and inspired his career. This November, Lucas will talk extensively about his fantasy favorites in the one-hour special TCM Presents A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & The World of Fantasy Cinema, the latest in the network's ongoing series of genre documentaries. Produced by Amblin Television and award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer

"It's the end. The end of the path I started us on." - Tony Stark
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Thanks to some anonymous jerk who spoiled Marvel's plans (likely some entitled idiot fanboy, but how fun would it be if there was corporate espionage taking place), fans don't have to wait for next week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to see the new trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scheduled for release on May 1, 2015, the heroes reunite to take on the evil robot Ultron (voiced by James Spader), although the great bit of the trailer is Iron Man in a specially designed suit to handle the Hulk. Give it a look and tell is what you think of

getTV Programming Highlights for November 2014

Are you thankful for the choices you have this month?
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getTV pays tribute to Oscar®-winning actress Judy Holliday with a special block, every Thursday in November at 7 p.m. ET. The career-spanning retrospective highlights six of Holliday’s most iconic roles in a lineup featuring BORN YESTERDAY, which earned Holliday her first and only Academy Award®, and FULL OF LIFE (November 6); a night of romantic comedies with THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC and IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU, starring Jack Lemmon (November 13); then, spouses try to get back on track in THE MARRYING KIND, and Holliday and Lemmon reunite in PHFFFT! (November 20). The month comes to a close with

The Fluffy Movie Blu-ray Giveaway

Taken from the sold-out "Unity Through Laughter" national tour with Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Open Road Films to award one lucky reader The Fluffy Movie on Blu-ray, which will be released on October 21. For those wanting to learn more the press release reads: Laugh out loud with one of the most entertaining stand-up comedians of all-time when the side-splitting comedy, The Fluffy Movie arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 21, 2014 and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on October 7, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In addition, the Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD feature an exciting extended edition of the film providing exclusive never-before-seen

Criterion Announces January 2015 Releases

Something to pick up with that money you get from returning unwanted Xmas gifts.
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Criterion starts 2015 with four new releases. Three are by directors who see an increase of their work added to the Collection. Those titles are Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, and Preston Sturges' The Palm Beach Story. Expanding the number of female directors, Lucrecia Martel makes her Criterion debut with her feature-film debut, La ciénaga. Also scheduled is the high-definition digital restoration of Kihachi Okamoto's The Sword of Doom. The Sword of Doom (#59) out Jan 6 in Blu-ray Editions Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a

EPIX Hosts DreadFest Halloween Weekend

What scary movies will you be watching?
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When the sun goes down on Halloween things will get very dark as EPIX’s “DreadFest” Halloween Marathon presents a series of blood-curdling horror films from 8:00 pm ET Friday, October 31st until 8:00 pm ET Sunday, Nov. 2nd. The scares begin with the 1976 classic, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, followed by the World Television Premiere of the newest version of the film, from horrormeisters Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity). The flicks and treats continue with World War Z, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, I, Frankenstein, Carrie (2013), You’re Next, Texas Chainsaw, The Cabin in

Disney Previews Tomorrowland and Big Hero 6 at New York Comic Con

Check out the trailers for two upcoming Disney releases.
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At the New York Comic Con, attendees of the Disney panel got to see presentations for upcoming releases for Tomorrowland and Big Hero 6, and now they are available for all to see below. Tomorrowland Official Boilerplate: From Disney comes two-time Oscar-winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as

The Wonder Years: Season One DVD Giveaway

Wanna bring Kevin and Winnie home?
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with StarVista Entertainment/Time Life to award three lucky readers Season One of The Wonder Years on DVD, which be released on October 7. According to the press release, "This fall, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life cordially invites you to fall in love all over again with The Wonder Years, one of television's most fondly remembered and groundbreaking sitcoms. Before there was Modern Family, That '70s Show or Freaks and Geeks, there was The Wonder Years -- a nostalgia-inducing take on the traditional family sitcom -- and one of the most beloved series of the past thirty years.

Two New Clips from Kill The Messenger

The truth? Who can handle the truth?
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Focus Features has just debuted two riveting new clips from their upcoming film, Kill The Messenger. Based on based upon the books Dark Alliance by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, and Kill the Messenger by Nick Schou, the official synopsis of the new dramatic thriller set for release on October 10th, 2014 reads: Two-time Academy Award-nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic

TCM Sets March 26-29 for 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

The theme this year will explore how cinema has shaped how we view - and remember - history.
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has set March 26-29 for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, the sixth annual gathering of legendary stars, award-winning filmmakers and classic movie fans from around the globe. TCM has also unveiled the theme for the four-day event, which in 2015 will explore History According to Hollywood. Passes for the latest edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival are set to go on sale this November. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will once again serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM's Ben Mankiewicz introducing various events. Many of the

Alex Trebek Looks at Africa through Hollywood's Eyes As Host of TCM's Friday Night Spotlight in October

What is programming for armchair travelers in October?
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Award-winning television host and passionate world traveller Alex Trebek is going to take classic movie fans on a trip through Africa, as seen through Hollywood's eyes, when he hosts Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) Friday Night Spotlight in October. Four Fridays during the month, the longtime host of Jeopardy! will introduce a collection of films set in the sprawling continent, from beloved classics like The African Queen (1951) and Casablanca (1942) to more contemporary favorites like Out of Africa (1985), The English Patient (1996) and, making its first appearance on TCM, Gorillas in the Mist (1988). Each night of Friday Night

Inherent Vice Trailer

Love usually leads to trouble.
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Adapted from Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel of the same name, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's next film finds him reteaming with Joaquin Phoenix in a comedic mystery set in Los Angeles 1970. Private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoneix) gets involved in the disappearance of land developer Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts), the married boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston). The film premieres at the New York Film Festival on October 4, is set for an award-qualifying limited release beginning December 12, and then goes wide on January 9, 2015. After watching the star-studded trailer, let us know your reaction

Animation Abounds at Warner Archive Collection and Warner Archive Instant

Cartoon fans will rejoice at the latest offerings from the Archive.
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Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like Young Justice, Beware the Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s Loopy Da Loop and the landmark anime series Marine Boy, to the playful silliness of the 1980s with Shirt Tales and Gilligan’s Planet. All of these

Neil Young Asks "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" in Latest Single

Will you answer the call?
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Rust never sleeps and netiher does Neil Young, who has released a brand new studio recording titled, "Who's Gonna Stand Up?," via NeilYoung.com. It is featured on his upcoming album, STOREYTONE, which will be released this November. The song was originally performed at a Crazy Horse show in the U.K. this summer and more recently was part of Young's solo acoustic set at Farm Aid this past Sept 13th, at Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh North Carolina. The audience did indeed stand up and sing along in unison in support of the song's plea to end our dependence of fossil

Sony Movie Channel Programming Highlights for October 2014

Check out the great slate of movies SMC has planned.
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Creatures of the night take over October, as Sony Movie Channel unleashes a “Killer Thursdays” block loaded with tricks and treats every week at 10 p.m. ET. The lineup features genre icon Tony Todd in the Clive Barker classic CANDYMAN (October 2); Tom Atkins fights alien parasites in NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (October 9); Stephen King’s feline terror SLEEPWALKERS (October 16); Tobin Bell in BOOGEYMAN 2 (October 23); old favorites get a modern twist in the ‘06 thriller WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, starring Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger (October 30); and more. The

Criterion Announces December 2014 Releases

Some Christmas present options for the cinephile in the family.
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In December, Criterion offers new 2K digital restorations of Liliana Cavani's bizarre love story, The Night Porter, and Terry Gilliam’s time-travel fantasy, The Time Bandits. It also welcomes to the collection Todd Haynes' acclaimed second feature, Safe. The latest addition to the Eclipse Series is Kinoshita and World War II, a five-film set of Japanese director Keisuke Kinoshita's early work, which includes collects Port of Flowers, The Living Magoroku, Jubilation Street, Army, and Morning for the Osone Family The Night Porter (#59) out Dec 9 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani (Ripley’s

getTV Programming Highlights for October 2014

An assortment of movies from the classic Hollywood era with the spotlight shining on Rita Hayworth, the Durango Kid, and spooky films.
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getTV conjures a monster marathon loaded with witches, ghosts, vampires, and a slew of genre icons, on Friday, October 31. The mayhem begins at 7 p.m. ET, as James Stewart becomes bewitched and bewildered by Kim Novak in BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE; bombs resurrect Bela Lugosi in THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE; Peter Cushing gets back to business in THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN; THE WEREWOLF goes on the prowl; and a family moves in with 13 GHOSTS in the original William Castle classic. Thursdays in October, getTV pays tribute to the incomparable Rita Hayworth, with a special block every week

Neighbors Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

Only one will win.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment to award one lucky reader a Blu-ray set of Neigbors, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD, on September 23. The official synopsis reads: By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream - complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe they have a modicum of coolness left within them. So when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta

Ben 10: Omniverse, Volume 5: Galactic Monsters DVD Giveaway

You could throw a "Rad Monster Party" if you win this.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Warner Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Ben 10: Omniverse Volume 5: Galactic Monsters, which is available on September 16 priced at $14.97 SRP. From the offical press release: Sometimes it takes a real monster to defeat a real monster. So Ben is transforming into some awesome monster heroes in the latest DVD release Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters. Watch for almost 2 action packed hours as Ben transforms into heroes like Frankenstrike and Whampire as he battles the most vile villains in the galaxy including the evil Lord Transyl on Monster Planet.
Every Friday in September, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is heading back in time to the pre-Code era, before American films fell under the censor's eye and began to avoid topics and situations that were considered morally dubious. TCM will shine a light on this freewheeling cinematic period, presenting a weekly 24-hour festival of pre-Code movies, with award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and TCM's Robert Osborne set to introduce the primetime lineups as part of TCM's Friday Night Spotlight. Pre-Code Hollywood is the era in the American film industry between the introduction of sound in the late 1920s and the strict enforcement

ENCORE Celebrates Stephen King in September

Throughout the month of September, “The Stephen King Collection” will feature some of the author's most memorable films.
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ENCORE presents “The Stephen King Collection” featuring 19 different, uncut films dedicated to one of the most prolific horror writers of all time - Stephen King - every night starting Monday,September 1st at 8pm ET/PT only on ENCORE. ENCORE kicks off the month long celebration with the 1980 classic, The Shining starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The horrifying month-long showcase will also celebrate King’s 67th birthday with an all-day Birthday Marathon on Sunday, September 21st beginning at 7:50am ET/PT. Throughout the month of September, “The Stephen King Collection” will feature some of the most his most memorable films including

getTV Programming Highlights for September 2014

getTV offers an assortment of movies from the classic Hollywood era.
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getTV pays tribute to film legend Mickey Rooney with a special block every Thursday in September at 7 p.m. ET. The retrospective highlights Rooney’s impressive range in a lineup featuring musicals SOUND OFF and ALL ASHORE (September 4); crime tales HE’S A COCKEYED WONDER and DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (September 11); military comedies EVERYTHING’S DUCKY, with Buddy Hackett, and OPERATION MAD BALL, with Jack Lemmon (September 18); and BLIND DATE and THE COMIC, with Dick Van Dyke (September 25). The month kicks off with an eight-film marathon, on Monday, September 1, at 1 p.m. ET. Spend an evening with one

Panel Preview: Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1

First you control the babies then you control the world.
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Picking up directly after Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein!, Criminal Macabre: The Third Child is written by Steve Niles (Breath of Bones, 30 Days of Night). Christopher Mitten provides the art and the colorist is Michelle Madsen. The first issue goes on sale September 17. The official synopsis from Dark Horse reads: Cal’s changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, Cal feels the evil consuming him. Will he be able to withstand its pull or will he become the monster war’s greatest weapon of destruction?

Life Of Crime Giveaway

This is the right contest for you to enter.
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Cinema Sentries have teamed up with PartnersHub to award one lucky visitor a $15 Fandango gift card in conjunction with the release of Life Of Crime. When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life Of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins, Life Of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that

Panel Preview: Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

The Alien universe expands in this new Dark Horse Comics series.
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Prometheus: Fire and Stone by Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra, with cover art by David Palumbo, ties directly into the motion picture Prometheus, directed by Ridely Scott. The first issue goes on sale September 10. The official synopsis from Dark Horse reads: When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.

Criterion Announces November 2014 Releases

Get your Xmas shopping for the movie fan in your life done a month early.
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In November, the Criterion Collection offers a new restoration of Michelangelo Antonioni's L’avventura. Debuting in the collection are two westerns by Monte Hellman The Shooting / Ride in the Whirlwind, two classic comedies in Frank Capra's It Happened One Night and Sydney Pollack's Tootsie and a collection of 14 documentaries in Les Blank: Always For Pleasure. The Shooting / Ride in the Whirlwind (#734/735) out Nov 14 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions In the mid-sixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, the two films would prove their

Snob Seven: Favorite Robin Williams Performances

Did your favorite make the list?
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As news of Robin Williams' death at the age of 63 broke across the media landscape, there was a slow groundswell of sadness for the man that had entertained so many for decades. Once details hinted, which have since been confirmed, that he had committed suicide, there was a palpable, collective grief that still lingers as the world continues on with its triumphs and tribulations. It's hard to fathom how someone whose purpose appeared to be, as his wife Susan Schneider referred to in a public statement, “the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions,” had such

Panel Preview: Grendel and The Shadow #1

"To have the chance to both write and draw The Shadow facing my own creation is something of a dream come true!" - Matt Wagner
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Matt Wagner's Grendel and The Shadow #1 goes on sale September 3. The official synopsis reads: Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner. “Ever since the smash success of my two previous crossover events [with Batman], I’ve had many offers over the years to see Grendel cross blades with a varied host of other characters,” says Matt Wagner. “But

Rio 2 Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

Bring the birds home.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment to award two lucky readers Blu-ray Combos of Rio 2, which is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. According to Steve Geise's review, "When last we left our blue-feathered friends, city boy Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) had settled into a comfy wildlife reserve in Brazil with his native wife Jewel (Anne Hathaway), their three babies, and their human companions. The humans are exploring the rainforest in the hopes of discovering more of Blu and Jewel’s species, while the birds are just enjoying quiet family life. When a hidden tribe

Cuban Fury Blu-ray and Poster Giveaway

Step up and you could be one of five winners.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with eOne Filmst to award five lucky readers a Blu-ray and Poster Combo of Cuban Fury, which is currently available OnDemand July 22 and available on Blu-ray and DVD July 29. According to the official synopsis, "in 1987, a thirteen-year-old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different

Criterion Announces October 2014 Releases

Which one are you most interested in owning?
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In October, the Criterion Collection offers new digital restorations of Orson Welles' F for Fake documentary and George Sluizer’s Dutch thriller, The Vanishing. They also add to the collection John Ford's take on Wyatt Earp and the O.K. Corral, My Darling Clementine, and Federico Fellini's international breakthrough, La dolce vita. Last but not least, The Complete Jacques Tati is a six-film set that collects previous Criterion titles, Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Mon oncle, PlayTime, and Trafic My Darling Clementine (#732) out Oct 14 in Blu-ray & DVD Editions John Ford takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in this

Panel Preview: Dark Horse Comics: Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

"I pray I do not regret my inaction." - Usagi
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Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 goes on sale August 6. The official synopsis for the six-issue mini-series, inspired by H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, reads: Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist! Dark Horse Comics has provided a preview. Tell us what

The 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Have Been Announced

What do you think of them?
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This morning, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced their 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations for outstanding achievement by programs that aired from June 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014, recognizing what they consider the best of the medium and allowing TV writers the world over the opportunity to again misuse the word "snub." It's the usual mix of overly familiar names like last year's series winners with Modern Family (will they go five in a row?) and Breaking Bad (will it win for each half of its final season or will non-miniseries True Detective trump?), and a few

And Now for Something Completely Different: Fathom Presents Monty Python Live (mostly)

“We are very excited that not only do we get the chance to screw up on stage, we get a chance to screw up live in cinemas too." - Eric Idle
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For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin have reunited on stage for a special, historic trip down memory lane. Later this month, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to join one of the most anticipated live events of the year, and bid farewell on this final curtain call of the Pythons live from London’s O2 Arena performance. Presented by Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, Monty Python Live (mostly) will be broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30
Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are excited to present the annual “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72” in cinemas nationwide on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The event will feature a complete rare live studio performance of the Grateful Dead captured during their legendary European tour in 1972 with audio remastered from the original analog tapes. Never officially released and never before seen in its entirety, the Bremen, West Germany’s Beat Club TV program studio performance features the classic 1972 lineup, and captures the Dead in their prime, playing at the height of the powers

TCM's Friday Night Spotlight Shines on the 100th Anniversary of World War I

Spend Fridays in July watching WWI films with General Wesley Clark.
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In observance of the centenary of World War I, which lasted from July 1914 to November 1918, TCM devotes its popular Friday Night Spotlight franchise to films about this conflict. Primetime films in the Spotlight are hosted by retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, a veteran of 34 years in the Army and the Department of Defense. A winner of the Silver Star for his service in Vietnam, Clark later commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander and Commander in Chief of the U.S. European Command. The lineup is set to
Set for release on July 11, director Matt Reeves' Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes picks up the story 10 years after the events of Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. To help fill in the details of what has happened since the simian-flu outbreak, Vice Media’s Motherboard has created three short films, and Greg Keyes has written Firestorm, published by Titan Books. Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1), directed by Isaiah Seret: Amidst a widespread viral outbreak known as the "Simian Flu," a mother is quarantined after testing positive

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado Hits Theaters on Two Nights in July

"We're gonna need a bigger chopper." - Nova
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Produced by The Asylum, Sharknado is the story of beachside bar regulars including owner Fin (Ian Ziering), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo) and local drunk George (John Heard) as they team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies. Before you think it couldn’t get any more absurd, consider what will happen when the stars of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) get a hold of the film. RiffTrax Live: Sharknado will be broadcast live from the historic State

Syfy's Twilight Zone Marathon Schedule for Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate America with one of the best TV programs.
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For those with no plans this Fourth of July, Syfy channel would like you to accompany them on their traditional holiday trip "to a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone." Starting in the morning and running into the wee hours,

Panel Preview: Dark Horse Comics: Groo Vs. Conan #1

"By Crom! What manner of man has devoured my cheese dip?"
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In the works since 2005, July 23 marks the release of Groo Vs. Conan #1, a crossover so obvious, it's hard to believe it's taken this long for someone to bring these barbarians together. The creative crew responsible are writer Mark Evanier, artists Sergio Aragonés and Thomas Yeates, and colorist Tom Luth. "The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard’s immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragonés’s Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #1. This four-issue miniseries was concocted by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés, aided by illustrator Thomas Yeates and colorist

Panel Preview: Dark Horse Comics: The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #1

"And that's why the Zombie Priest told me to kill you first." - The Goon
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Following June's one-shot, One For The Road, Eric Powell's The Goon returns in the first issue of the monthly miniseries Occasion of Revenge, set for release on July 23. In what is being dubbed as "Powell's biggest story since 2008, what's left of the Zombie Priest's race of witches comes after the Goon, forcing him to face his nightmares or lose his town!" Dark Horse Comics has provided a preview. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Favorite Movies Adapted from the Stage

Some of the best of both mediums.
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With Clint Eastwood bringing the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys to the silver screen, it serves as a reminder that many stories have graced theater stages before going before the cameras. Here are a few of our favorites: His Girl Friday, adapted from The Front Page, which debuted at the Times Square Theater on August 14, 1928 by Chris Morgan The Front Page has been turned into a movie a few times, but the best of all those movies, and one of the best movies of its era, is His Girl Friday (1940). This version keeps the newspaper milieu, but

Celebrate The Twilight Zone's 55th Anniversary with the Essential Episodes Collection

For 55 years, Rod Serling introduced viewers to a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man.
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On October 2, 1959, television viewers made their first entry into The Twilight Zone as a man (Earl Holliman) wearing an Air Force uniform who finds himself all alone in a town that appears abandoned, wondering "Where Is Everybody?" The series ran for five seasons and became a cultural institution that continues to air today. Image Entertainment has announced the release of The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection), available on DVD on July 1, 2014, at an SRP of $29.98. This very special collection features some of the most memorable episodes exploring the fantastic and the frightening. The

Panel Preview: IDW Publishing: Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay #1

"This is truly going to be a Star Trek adventure unlike any other." - Chris Ryall
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Star Trek: The Original Series episode “City on the Edge of Forever” finds Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock travelling back into Earth's past after Dr. McCoy, who alters the timelime in such a way that the Enterprise ceases to exist and strands the landing party. It's a great story about love and sacrifice, yet Harlan Ellison's original teleplay is even better. Quite a number of changes had to be made to get Ellison's script to fit Gene Roddenberry's vision of Star Trek in terms of story as well as budget. Ellison wrote characters whose humanity was recognizable, making their choices

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Final Trailer Sees the Light of Day

"Apes...do not...want war!" - Caesar
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier, as seen in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Directed by Matt Reeves, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be released on July 11, and from the final trailer, the story continues, bolstered by great action sequences .

Joy Ride 3: Roadkill Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

Are you brave enough to enter?
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Hey, horror fans, Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment to award two lucky readers Blu-ray Combo copies of Joy Ride 3: Roadkill. Starring Kirsten Prout, Dean Armstrong, and Jesse Hutch, this third hellish installment in the bloody series finds director Declan O'Brien in the driver's seat for another deadly detour. The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way to the Road Rally 1000. But a chance encounter with Rusty soon turns deadly as he stalks, taunts, and tortures his next victims with deranged delight. It's a full-throttle,

Criterion Announces September 2014 Releases

Go back to (film) school with these upcoming releases.
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In September, David Lynch makes his debut in The Criterion Collection with his memorable feature-length debut, Eraserhead. Two adaptations of classic literature also get added to the Collection: Roman Polanski's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth and Jack Clayton's The Innocents, based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. Available for the first time in the U.S. on DVD or Blu-ray is Serge Bourguignon's Sundays and Cybèle, the 1962 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Last but not least, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Ali: Fears Eats the Soul gets a high-definition upgrade to Blu-ray. Eraserhead (#725) out September 16 in

The Who: Quadrophenia: Live in London Giveaway

Who will reign o’er this contest?
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Music to award two lucky readers The Who: Quadrophenia: Live in London. One winner receives the DVD and the other the Blu-ray, so please make your preferences known in the comment section. Filmed on July 8, 2013, Quadrophenia: Live in London features The Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band’s dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,”

Favorite Tom Cruise Movies

I feel the need. The need for a list.
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Over the past 30 years, few actors have been as big a movie star as Tom Cruise has. With his 37th feature, Edge of Tomorrow, the sci-fi actioner that finds mankind fighting against an alien race with the ability to control time, debuting this weekend, we thought it was a good time to reflect on his impressive body of work. The Color of Money by Gordon S. Miller Although Cruise had a greater success with Top Gun, my favorite performance by him from 1986 was in this Martin Scorsese-directed sequel to The Hustler, which found Paul Newman returning as "Fast"

The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3 Giveaway

This looks like a contest...for you!
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Cinema Sentries and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment have teamed up to award four lucky readers The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3 on DVD. Created by Filmation Studios and now available on DVD, The New Adventures of Superman Seasons 2 & 3 depicted the first time that Superman; his alter ego, Clark Kent; award-winning journalist Lois Lane; and Perry White, Editor-in-Chief of the Metropolis newspaper The Daily Planet, had been seen in animated form since they were immortalized in the iconic Superman short films of the 1940s. In addition, this series marked the animation debut of photo journalist

Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 2 DVD Giveaway

Do you have room for a dragon?
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After teaming together on Part 1, it seems only right that Cinema Sentries reunite with DreamWorks Animation to award one lucky reader Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 2 on DVD. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Academy Award-nominated movie How to Train Your Dragon, Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 2 finds Hiccup and his fearless friends embarking on new adventures and battling to protect their island home. The young Vikings must put their dragon training skills to the test to defeat dangerous and surprising new enemies! The series features original voice talent from the film including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and

Focus Features Debuts Kill the Messenger Official Poster and Trailer

Just passing the information along.
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Directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Peter Landesman, whose script is based upon books Dark Alliance by Gary Webb and Kill the Messenger by Nick Schou, Kill the Messenger tells the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, Jeremy Renner stars as Webb, who stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from

Favorite Time-travel Movies

Read it now before someone goes back in time and changes the responses.
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This weekend the X-Men franchise returns to theaters with Days of Future Past, which finds Wolverine being sent back in time in an attempt to save humanity from destruction. The concept of time travel is certainly a fascinating one and is used in the movies listed below: Primer (2004) by Mark Buckingham Primer takes an interesting angle on the mystery of time travel by presenting it in a really practical, approachable way. At the same time, it's not dumbed down for the masses. Four tech-minded entrepreneurs working toward the next big idea literally in their garage accidentally find a way
Set for release on June 18, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1 is written by Kim Newman & Maura McHugh and illustrated by Tyler Crook with colors by Dave Stewart. Edward Grey, who first appeared in Mike Mignola's Hellboy: Wake the Devil, is sent to Hallam to investigate a mysterious death. Once there, he hears rumors about the mysterious Unland, the wetlands around the town, and the creatures that inhabit it. Grey’s skepticism vanishes when he encounters the monsters of Unland, and he realizes that Hallam is a place of secrets.

3 Days to Kill Blu-ray Giveaway

2 copies of 3 Days to Kill can be won.
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Cinema Sentries have teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment to award two lucky readers Blu-ray copies of 3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, and Hailee Steinfeld. Costner plays a daring International spy with lethal skills and a hard-earned reputation for tackling the most dangerous missions imaginable. But when a seductive CIA operative (Heard) makes him an offer he can’t refuse, he’s forced to juggle his two toughest assignments yet: looking after his rebellious teenage daughter (Steinfeld), while hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist. Blu-ray Special Features: ● Extended Cut (Blu-ray Exclusive) ● The Making of

Favorite Monster Movies

We unleash our picks upon the world.
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With Gareth Edwards' Godzilla roaring into theaters this weekend, it seemed as good a time as any to reveal our favorite monster movies, which feature creatures of various shapes and sizes delivering chills and thrills to audiences around the world. Some love monster movies so much, they couldn't pick just one. The Invisible Man (1933) by Adam Blair Not a monster movie in the Godzilla/Mothra/giant mutated ants mode, the 1933 Invisible Man is about an ordinary, misguided guy who becomes a monster. Made by the illustrious James Whale midway between his triumphant original Frankenstein in 1931 and his now- camp-classic

New Trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction

"We need a new army."
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Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing , Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver star. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen)

Maleficent is Coming May 30

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty."
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Maleficent, in theaters May 30, explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements