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TV Review: Supergirl: 'Elseworlds, Part 3'

"So this is kinda becoming an annual thing, huh?" - Supergirl
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A trio of Sentries are teaming back up to take on DC TV's three-part "Elseworlds" crossover event. See their coverage of Part 1 and Part 2. Gordon S. Miller In a fun twist, the episode begins not with Kara's usual introduction to viewers, but that of John Deegan who reveals he is now Superman. Why he has a black and white uniform over the traditional colors is never expalined but was probably to identify between the two SuperDeegan (Tyler Hoechlin) confronts the powerless Barry (Grant Gustin) and Oliver (Stephen Amell), but they escape him. Members of Team Arrow and Flash

TV Review: Arrow: 'Elseworlds, Part 2'

If this is an audition for a Batwoman series, then I'd say, "bring it on". - Shawn Bourdo
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A trio of Sentries are teaming back up to take on DC TV's three-part "Elseworlds" crossover event. See their coverage of "Part 1." Todd Karella In tonight’s second episode of the "Elseworlds" crossover event, we find our three main heroes, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), the Flash (Grant Gustin), and the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) heading to Gotham City chasing after some unknown individuals that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) had Vibed an image of and Oliver Queen had drawn a sketch of. But before they head over there, they stop by A.R.G.U.S. to get Team Arrow involved in trying in the whole body-switching

TV Review: The Flash: 'Elseworlds, Part 1'

While the large overarching plot was only touched upon at the beginning and end of the episode, it came across as a self-contained story that just loosely connected the shows over the next three nights. - Todd Karella
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A trio of Sentries are teaming back up to take on DC TV's three-part "Elseworlds" crossover event. Shawn Bourdo The idea of an Elseworld story in the DC Comic Universe is that you don't have to be aware of current continuity as much as you only need to know the basic constructs of the characters. That is not necessarily the case with this fifth annual Arrowverse crossover. While not all of the shows are represented in this mashup, let's review where they stand. Arrow - Tired of telling Team Arrow stories with flashback side stories, the show is trying to

River Runs Red Blu-ray Giveaway

Taye Diggs, George Lopez and John Cusack star in this action-packed battle for revenge at any price.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Cinedigm to award one lucky reader River Runs Red on Blu-ray. Currently available on Digital now and on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on December 11 For those wanting to learn more, read the press release is below: Taye Diggs, George Lopez and John Cusack star in this action-packed battle for revenge at any price. Respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) and his wife have devoted their lives to law enforcement. The two are thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy, but everything changes when he is shot by two

The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Giveaway

Five of some of the most timeless holiday films come together.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release is below: Five of some of the most timeless holiday films come together on Blu-ray and DVD in The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition available now from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring all-new bonus features and unforgettable characters, experience these five classic holiday specials with your whole family. ‘Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The eligibility period was October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 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 (Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in

2019 Golden Globes Nominees Announced

Did your favorites get nominated?
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The Hollywood Foreign Press has selected their nominations in film and television for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, the Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Best Motion Picture-Drama: BlacKkKlansman | Review Black Panther | Review Bohemian Rhapsody | Review If Beale Street Could Talk A Star Is Born | Review Best Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy: Crazy Rich Asians | Review The Favourite | Review Green Book | Review Mary Poppins Returns Vice Best Director:

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Reveal 14 Movie Masterpieces Returning to Cinemas in 2019

Movie lovers can journey from Oz to outer space as films play in hundreds of movie theaters nationwide for 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics series.
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Press release: Film fans can take a yearlong journey through Hollywood history in 2019 when Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) come together for the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics, presenting 14 film favorites throughout the year, spanning seven decades. From the Golden Age of Hollywood to groundbreaking movies from the seventies, eighties and nineties, the TCM Big Screen Classics series combines each film with little-known facts and insight provided by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. In addition, every film is presented in its original aspect ratio, offering audiences the chance to see these movies on the big

MDMA Giveaway

As Angie’s increasingly reckless ways spin her life and the lives of those around her out of control, she must learn to transcend the hardships of her past and step into the light.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Factory! to award one reader MDMA on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: Step into the drug-fueled 1980s with this provocative and powerful drama based on the true-life experiences of writer/director Angie Wang. A period crime drama that offers the unique perspective of a working-class, Asian-American woman scrambling for status in a world of white, west-coast privilege, MDMA is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Shout! Studios. This release includes a number of bonus features, including audio commentary with filmmaker Angie Wang, an interview with Francesca Eastwood,

Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal & Rob Reiner to Open 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival with When Harry Met Sally

The 30th Anniversary screening kicks off TCM's 10th annual classic film festival.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 11th with a 30th anniversary screening of the seminal romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally… with beloved stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan and acclaimed director/producer Rob Reiner in attendance. The 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival, held in the heart of Hollywood April 11th-14th, marks the 10th annual celebration of classic films on the big screen from TCM. The TCM network will also celebrate its 25th anniversary on closing night of the festival. Celebrated director Rob Reiner had no idea he

Peter Jackson's WWI Documentary 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Receives U.S. Release December 17 and 27

This two-night theatrical event featuring an introduction from Jackson followed by a special piece on the creation of this trailblazing documentary.
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Press release: Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Academy Award winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old to movie theaters across the U.S. on Monday, December 17, with an encore presentation on Thursday, December 27. The film is presented in 2D and RealD™ 3D, and tickets go on sale on Friday, November 16, at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. Jackson recorded a special introduction to the film—which he has called his most personal—offering his perspective on why the film is important for audiences, who have never experienced WWI footage as anything

For the First Time Ever, Two Jim Henson Holiday Favorites Hit the Big Screen: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock

On December 10 and 16 only, families can celebrate the season with Jim Henson's Holiday Special.
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Press release: Two heartwarming holiday specials that many of today’s parents grew up with on television are making their cinematic debuts when Fathom Events and The Jim Henson Company present Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock on December 10 and 16 only. This first-ever Jim Henson’s Holiday Special brings together these two holiday classics - each recently remastered - as well as an all-new featurette, “Memories of the Jug-Band,” with a surprise celebrity guest, along with a special greeting from Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim Henson and president of the Jim Henson Foundation. Tickets for Jim

Black Panther Comes to Art House Theaters with Free Screenings and a Live Q&A with Director Ryan Coogler, November 27

All attendees will receive a free one-year digital subscription to Film Comment magazine.
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Press release: Black Panther returns to the big screen with free screenings at nonprofit art house theaters nationwide on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET. Presented by Film Comment, a publication of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and supported by the Art House Convergence, the event will feature a post-screening Q&A with director Ryan Coogler, taking place at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA, streamed live to participating theaters. A full list of theaters can be found below. Check local theater listings for more details. The one-night-only event offers audiences an opportunity to

Sleepless in Seattle Returns to Movie Theaters This December

On December 2 and 5 only, moviegoers will fall in love all over again as the Fathom Spotlight Series presents the 1993 classic.
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Press release: Twenty-five years ago, moviegoers fell in love with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as two strangers searching for a soulmate in Sleepless in Seattle. As the romantic-comedy by director Nora Ephron marks its silver anniversary, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment are bringing the enchanting film back to cinemas nationwide for two days only. Tickets to Sleepless in Seattle are now available at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. The Fathom Spotlight Series will present the 1993 box-office smash - along with a brand-new introduction by Meg Ryan and producer Gary Foster - in nearly 400 movie

The Best of The Three Stooges (13-Disc) DVD Giveaway

Three Stooges. Three winners. Coincidence?
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers The Best of The Three Stooges (13-Disc) Set on DVD, which is available now, exclusively at threestoogesdvds.com. To learn about the set read Gordon S. Miller's review and the press release is below: For over 50 years, The Three Stooges presented a brand of pie-throwing, eye-poking and head-bonking routines that cracked up multiple generations. They were the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem, turning slapstick comedy into an art form. And, with a body of work including over 300 films, television, stage shows, cartoons and more -

34th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Anounced

Winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
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Press release: This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit 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 the W Hotel in Hollywood, with actors Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here. “This year’s nominees reflect the bold originality that is

Criterion Announces February 2019 Releases

Criterion sets the bar high this month.
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The groundhog says Criterion will add four new titles to the collection. They are Ingmar Bergman’s Shame, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s La vérité, Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice, and Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s fifteen-hour Berlin Alexanderplatz is getting a Blu-ray upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. Shame (#961) out Feb 5 Ingmar Bergman’s Shame is at once an examination of the violent legacy of World War II and a scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote

See a Special Advance Screening of The Romanoffs: Episode 8 in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Tuesday, November 20 with a start time at 7 PM.
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From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells, and more. The Romanoffs premiered on Amazon Prime Video October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. The Romanoffs presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, so attendees do not need to see the previous episode

Special Superman Double Feature Screening Set for Jan 13-14

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC present The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature in more than 500 select movie theaters on Sunday, January 13 at 12:55pm and Monday, January 14 at 8:00pm.
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Press release: Superman’s greatest adventure - his death and rebirth - will be unveiled in a special two-day exclusive theatrical event as Warner Bros. and DC join forces with Fathom Events for a double feature presentation of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide on January 13 and 14, 2019. As the second half of the double feature, Reign of the Supermen will be seen nationally in theaters ahead of its Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD™ Blu-ray

See a Special Advance Screening of The Romanoffs: Episode 7 in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, November 15 with a start time at 7 PM.
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From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells, and more. The Romanoffs premiered on Amazon Prime Video October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. The Romanoffs presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, so attendees do not need to see the previous episode

Grateful Dead Documentary, Long Strange Trip, Arrives on DVD / Blu-ray November 16

Career-spanning documentary from director Amir Bar-Lev and executive producer Martin Scorsese.
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Press release: The Grateful Dead’s first official career-spanning documentary, Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead, will make its DVD and Blu-ray debuts this fall. In addition, a new Deluxe Edition featuring unreleased bonus content will be available exclusively from Dead.net. Both versions arrive more than a year after the acclaimed four-hour documentary premiered at Sundance, followed by its exclusive release on Amazon Prime. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev (“Happy Valley,” “The Tillman Story”) with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer, Long Strange Trip brings together never-before-seen performance footage, vintage interviews, and other candid moments

A Bad Moms Christmas Ticket Giveaway

Three lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to see the movie on Thursday, December 6
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Fathom Events and STXfilms to award three lucky readers a pair of tickets to see A Bad Moms Christmas, which is playing in hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. local time. To find a theater near you, check www.FathomEvents.com. For those wanting to learn more, the press release below: Moviegoers are invited to a wild, one-night Christmas party on Thursday, December 6, as the Fathom Spotlight Series presents STXfilms’ hilariously inappropriate comedy hit A Bad Moms Christmasin movie theaters nationwide. A box-office hit when it was released

Superman: The Movie Ticket Giveaway

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark film, Fathom Events will present Superman in its original theatrical version.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Fathom Events to award three lucky readers a pair of tickets to see Superman: The Movie, which is playing in hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide on November 25 and 27, and December 3. To find a theater near you, check www.FathomEvents.com. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark film and the 80th anniversary of the beloved DC character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, Fathom Events will present Superman in its original theatrical version, as audiences saw it upon its

A Bad Moms Christmas Returns to Movie Theaters for One Night

In a new holiday tradition just for grown-ups, the Fathom Spotlight Series invites everyone on December 6.
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Press release: Moviegoers are invited to a wild, one-night Christmas party on Thursday, December 6, as the Fathom Spotlight Series presents STXfilms’ hilariously inappropriate comedy hit A Bad Moms Christmas in movie theaters nationwide. A box-office hit when it was released last year, A Bad Moms Christmas will be back on the big screen to create a new holiday tradition fashioned especially for grown-ups. The return of A Bad Moms Christmas will be accompanied by a brand-new “blooper reel” created during the making of the film, which will bring even more raucous laughter to the evening. Tickets for A Bad

See a Special Advance Screening of The Romanoffs: Episode 6 in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, November 8 with a start time at 7 PM.
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From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells, and more. The Romanoffs premiered on Amazon Prime Video October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. The Romanoffs presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, so attendees do not need to see the previous episode

See a Special Advance Screening of The Front Runner in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Monday, November 5 with a start time at 7 PM.
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The Front Runner tells the story of Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, who becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma, and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life. The Front Runner is directed by Jason Reitman, based on the 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid,

Dragnet: Collector's Edition Blu-ray Giveaway

Though the names have been changed to protect the innocent, Shout! Factory is guilty as charged for creating a criminally good line-up of bonus features
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Factory! to award three readers Dragnet: Collector's Edition on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: This is the city ... and only Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks can save it in Dragnet, a hilarious box-office blockbuster paying homage to the famed original police dramas of the '50s and '60s. A contemporary and uproarious update of one of the best-known police procedurals of all time, Dragnet: Collector's Edition from Shout! Factory delivers a criminally funny viewing experience on a special edition Blu-ray loaded with arresting bonus features -

BlacKkKlansman Blu-ray Giveaway

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader BlacKkKlansman on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release is below: Follow the incredible true story of Ron Stallwortth, an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in the unbelievably bold, BlacKkKlansman, now available on Digital and the all-new digital move app MOVIES ANYWHERE on October 23, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 6, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “hugely entertaining” (Stephanie Zacharek, Time) and “electric” (Eric

See a Special Advance Screening of The Romanoffs: Episode 5 in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, November 1 with a start time at 7 PM.
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From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells, and more. The Romanoffs premiered on Amazon Prime Video October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. The Romanoffs presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, so attendees do not need to see the previous episode

Harryhausen: The Movie Posters Book Giveaway

A comprehensive guide to Ray Harryhausen’s legacy that will delight film buffs everywhere.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Titan Books to award two lucky readers Harryhausen: The Movie Posters by Richard Holliss. For those wanting to learn more, read Chad Derdowski's review and the press release below: Cinema visionary Ray Harryhausen’s special effects creations have long been recognised as some of the Hollywood’s most celebrated cult moments. From the Cyclops of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad to the famous skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts, Harryhausen’s visuals redefined modern cinema. Harryhausen: The Movie Posters offers a celebration of his unique vision in a truly international collection from all of Ray Harryhausen’s

20th Century Fox's and Regency Enterprises' Bohemian Rhapsody to be Released on ScreenX

Queen's greatest hits and legendary concerts rock off the big screen in the multi-projection immersive cinema technology.
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Press Release: CJ 4DPLEX, 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises announced today that the epic rock and roll bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody is coming to theaters in the ScreenX format. The film, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, portrayed by Rami Malek, will be released worldwide beginning on October 24, 2018 in the UK. Bohemian Rhapsody is the second 20th Century Fox film to be released in panoramic, 270-degree premium cinema format. The first, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was a global success, leading to a continuing partnership between 20th Century Fox and ScreenX.

See a Special Advance Screening of The Romanoffs: Episode 4 in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, October 25 with a start time at 7 PM.
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From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells, and more. The Romanoffs premiered on Amazon Prime Video October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. The Romanoffs presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, so attendees do not need to see the previous episode

This November, Fathom Events Brings DC's Superman and Batman Back to the Big Screen

Superman: The Movie celebrates 40 years and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm marks its 25-year anniversary.
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Press release: Two of the most iconic DC Super Heroes in pop-culture history are coming back to the big screen this November as each celebrates a milestone cinematic anniversary with special presentations by Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC. Richard Donner’s legendary 1978 Superman will play on Sunday, November 25, and Tuesday, November 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time). The revolutionary Batman animated adventure Batman: Mask of the Phantasm returns to movie theaters for only one night on Monday, November 12, playing at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local times). Tickets for both of these special presentations

Criterion Announces January 2019 Releases

Which of these will you add to your video library in 2019?
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Criterion rings in the new year with few titles that would look good in your collection. They are Abbas Kiarostami 24 Frames, Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky, Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, and Norman Jewison's In the Heat of the Night. Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious is getting a Blu-ray upgrade. Read on to learn more about them. 24 Frames (#956) out Jan 8 For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Both a prequel and a sequel, the film tells two stories: present day as Sophie Sheridan prepares for the grand reopening of her mother Donna’s hotel and 1979 when young Donna first arrives on the island.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader a Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more, read Elizabeth Periale's review and the press release below: Bring family and friends together and have the time of your life with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sing-Along Edition, the all-new smash-hit romantic comedy based on the songs of ABBA, for a one-of-a-kind at home experience. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again arrives on Digital and the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on October 9, 2018, as well

Get Shorty: Collector's Edition Blu-ray Giveaway

This October, home audiences looking for a big score will thrill to the loaded Blu-ray edition of Barry Sonnenfeld's star-filled crime caper.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Factory! to award one three readers a Get Shorty: Collector's Edition on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, read David Wangberg's review and the press release reads: Drug-smuggling. Racketeering. Loan sharking. Welcome to Hollywood! Get Shorty, based on Elmore Leonards' 1990 crime novel of the same name, suggests it doesn't take much to make it in the movies ... when you've got a background with the mob. The Barry Sonnenfed-directed adaptation, called "crackingly energized" by Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman, arrives as a special Blu-ray release on October 23 from Shout Select. Sporting

See The Romanoffs: Special Advance Screening of Episode 3 in Hollywood, CA

The screening will take place at Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, October 18 with a start time at 7 PM.
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From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells, and more. The Romanoffs is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. The Romanoffs presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, so attendees do not need to see

Ant-Man & The Wasp Blu-ray Giveaway

"A satisfying, profound crowd-pleaser." - Matt St. Clair
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Marvel Studios to award one lucky reader Ant-Man & The Wasp on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, read Matt St. Clair's review and the press release below: Moviegoers are still buzzing about Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp, the follow-up to 2015’s Ant-Man and the 20th consecutive Marvel Cinematic Universe film to debut at No. 1 opening weekend and ranked in the box office top 10 for six consecutive weeks this summer. Fans can instantly watch the laugh-out-loud super hero adventure Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD, and on Movies Anywhere;

Announcing AFI FEST New Auteurs and American Independents Lineups

Sections feature 28 films, including 17 films directed by women.
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Press release: Highlighting rising feature film directors, New Auteurs is the festival's platform for upcoming filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their new films. This year, the section is comprised of 18 films, with 12 helmed by female filmmakers. The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year. Pushing boundaries of form and content across narrative and documentary cinema, this section includes 10 films — half of which are directed by women — from both new voices and filmmakers returning to AFI FEST. "The New Auteurs and American Independents sections are where you will find

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection Blu-ray Giveaway

Featuring unforgettable make-up, ground-breaking special effects and outstanding performances.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection on Blu-ray. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Thirty of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces starring the most famous monsters of horror movie history come together on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring unforgettable make-up, ground-breaking special effects and outstanding performances, the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes all Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the studio that pioneered the

Skyscraper Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Fueled with adrenaline and high impact verticality, Skyscraper is led by superstar Dwayne Johnson.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Skyscraper Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more, read Gordon S. Miller's review, and the press release is below: Courage has no limits in the heroic action-packed film Skyscraper, currently available on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayT, DVD and On Demand on October 9, 2018. The global blockbuster from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures is a non-stop, emotionally visceral thrill ride following Dwayne Johnson’s (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Fate of the Furious,“Ballers”)

Fathom Events Presents BBC AMERICA's Doctor Who Season Premiere in Theaters on October 10 and 11

Audiences will get to experience behind-the-scenes bonus content exclusive to the cinema event.
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Press release: BBC Studios Americas in partnership with Fathom Events, is bringing the Thirteenth Doctor to theaters nationwide on October 10 and 11, and screening the feature-length premiere of The Woman Who Fell to Earth, the first episode of the all-new series of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who. The two-night theatrical event will also include special never-before seen bonus content surrounding the making of the hit show. Tickets for Doctor Who can be purchased now at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. The season premiere of Doctor Who will hit nearly 700 select movie theaters on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday,

The Best of The Three Stooges Brings Together Their Biggest Nyuks in Exclusive Time Life Collection

Across 13 hilarious discs, lovers of the Three Stooges will find over 45 incredible hours of content.
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Press release: For over 50 years, The Three Stooges presented a brand of pie-throwing, eye-poking and head-bonking routines that cracked up multiple generations. They were the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem, turning slapstick comedy into an art form. And, with a body of work including over 300 films, television, stage shows, cartoons and more - they're forever ingrained in popular culture. Now, one of the greatest comedy troupes of all time is here to poke, smack, slap and bonk their way onto your screens with The Best of The Three Stooges! With this riotous DVD set, Time Life has

Carol Burnett Hosts Side-Splitting Celebration Of Cinema's Greatest Comediennes on TCM

Funny Ladies premieres Oct. 4 and pays tribute to Mae West, Lucille Ball, Lilly Tomlin & more.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is paying tribute to cinema’s iconic comediennes with Funny Ladies, a special month of programming celebrating hilarious performances from Lucille Ball, Doris Day and Phyllis Diller to Goldie Hawn, Gilda Radner and Lilly Tomlin. Hosted by comedy legend Carol Burnett, a beloved favorite of television, stage and film and actress/filmmaker Illeana Douglas, programming begins Oct. 4 and continues every Thursday in primetime. TCM’s salute to Funny Ladies will be broken down by decades: Silents to the 1930s - showcasing comedy duo Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly in Babes in the Goods (1934), Marion Davies

Time Life Celebrates the Comedy Career of a Beloved Icon with Robin Williams: Comic Genius

Celebrating the actor's memorable 40-year career, from his uproarious turn as loveable alien Mork and his legendary HBO stand-up specials to his numerous appearances on late night.
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Press release: Robin Williams was a generational talent, graced with comedic brilliance, rapid-fire improvisation, and a deep well of warmth and compassion that translated to every role he inhabited. From his breakout role in ABC's Mork & Mindy to his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, the iconic actor displayed an inimitable artistry that made him beloved by millions. This September, join Time Life, in conjunction with the Trustees of the Robin Williams Trust, in celebrating the incomparable career of the singularly innovative actor with Robin Williams: Comic Genius. Available exclusively at RobinWilliams.com beginning September 25th, this definitive collection

Barry: The Complete First Season DVD Giveaway

Barry (Bill Hader) is a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who falls in love with acting while on a job in Los Angeles.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Barry: The Complete First Season on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck) “gives a master-class in acting” (Indiewire), earning two Emmy wins for Outstanding Lead Actor (Hader) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Henry Winkler) in a Comedy Series, for the critically acclaimed dark comedy series Barry: The Complete First Season, which arrives on DVD October 2. Hailed as “the best new comedy on television” (NPR), the complete first season DVD includes all eight “…smart, entertaining and

The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special DVD Giveaway

Time Life invites home audiences to a hilarious, star-studded celebration 50 years in the making!
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special on DVD, which is available Sept 25. Also, the press release reads: The Carol Burnett Show turns 50! To celebrate the momentous occasion, CBS honored the groundbreaking comedy series with The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special, which aired to a whopping 15.4 million viewers on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special, the one-night event, which was filmed at the series' original soundstage at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, features Burnett, original

R.E.M. at the BBC Available October 19th on Craft Recordings

Rare studio & live recordings spanning nearly 25 years will be in Super Deluxe 8-CD/1-DVD Box Set, plus 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats.
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Press release: R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection—available as a super-deluxe edition 8-CD/1-DVD box set, as well as 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats—comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers. In-studio performances featured in the 8-CD/1-DVD box set include a John Peel Session (1998), Drivetime and Mark and Lard

Criterion Announces December 2018 Releases

Three new titles are added to the collection as 2018 concludes.
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In December, Criterion is releasing a few titles you might want someone to get you during the holiday season. They are Euzhan Palcy's A Dry White Season, Samuel Fuller's Forty Guns, and Julien Duvivier's Panique, and Ingmar Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel is getting a stand-alone Blu-ray edition. Read on to learn more about them. A Dry White Season (#953) out Dec 11 With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood

TCM to Celebrate Legendary Actor Burt Reynolds on December 26

Programming Tribute Airing on December 26 to Include Smokey and the Bandit (1977) & The Longest Yard (1974)
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actor, director and producer Burt Reynolds with a six-film tribute on Wednesday, December 26. Reynolds, who passed away on September 6 at the age of 82, was an Academy Award-nominated actor who was in more than 100 feature films ranging from comedies to thrillers and was also a staple on television shows like Evening Shade. The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Burt Reynolds: TCM Remembers Burt Reynolds - Wednesday, December 26 8:00 p.m. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) - A maverick trucker

John Carpenter's Halloween Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in Select Theatres Beginning September 27

The horror classic is being re-released in advance of the sequel Halloween (2018).
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Press release: CineLife Entertainment, the event cinema division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, has teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter's seminal 1978 classic back to select theatres worldwide beginning September 27, 2018. In the film, the villain, Michael Myers, has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the

American Genre Film Archive and Something Weird to Release 'Take It Out In Trade', Ed Wood's Long Lost Film

The previously lost final film from writer-director Edward D. Wood, Jr. from the only 16mm theatrical print in existence on Blu-ray November 13, 2018.
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Press release: Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird are excited to announce a November 13, 2018 release date for the TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE Blu-ray/DVD combo. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is the fifth release of dozens in this partnership, following THE ZODIAC KILLER, BAT PUSSY, Ed Wood’s THE VIOLENT YEARS, and GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS. Ed Wood was the filmmaker behind PLAN

The Academy to Honor Kathleen Kennedy, Marvin Levy, Frank Marshall, Lalo Schifrin and Cicely Tyson at 2018 Governors Awards

The three Oscar statuettes and Thalberg Award will be presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
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Press release: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 4) to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. The three Oscar statuettes and Thalberg Award will be presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. “Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work. And this

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Giveaway

Features 24 complete, remastered episodes loaded with classics yuks and an unbelievable roster of guest stars.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Sixth Season six-DVD set, which is available currently on sale. For those wanting to learn more, read Gordon S. Miller's review of the series' final season. Also, the press release reads: By the time Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In signed off the air on March 12, 1973 with 140 trailblazing episodes across six seasons, the show had become a cultural touchstone without peer. Winner of the 1969 Golden Globe for "Best Television Show" and the most watched program on television during its

This September, the Hills and Movie Theaters Are Alive with 'The Sound of Music'

The Rogers & Hammerstein classic joins the TCM Big Screen Classics Series, playing nationwide on September 9 and 12 only.
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Press release: One of the most popular and enduring movies of all time, Rogers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has delighted audiences for more than half a century, and on September 9 and 12, it returns to movie theaters nationwide as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). In addition to the full feature presentation, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will offer special, brand-new commentary both before and after the film. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer star in director Robert Wise’s spectacular cinematic adaptation, which features such iconic musical

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore Streets on September 21, 2018

From Rush, Heart, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Abba, Alice Cooper, and Albert King.
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Press release: Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these singular induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s-that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. This September, join in the festivities with front row seats to four incredible induction ceremonies with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore. Never before available at retail on any format, these memorable live concert events from 2010-2013 are filled with

TCM and the African American Film Critics Association Present: The Black Experience on Film

Month-long programming event will feature 13 film journalists and 32 seminal films. Airs every Tuesday and Thursday in September.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) have partnered to bring viewers The Black Experience on Film, a comprehensive month-long programming initiative showcasing portrayals of African Americans throughout cinematic history. Hosted by 13 different members of AAFCA from print, online, and broadcast outlets throughout the country, programming begins Sept. 4 and continues every Tuesday and Thursday in primetime. The Black Experience on Film provides a wide-ranging retrospective from the 1920s through the 1990s including: Exploring Black Identity airing Sept. 4 - AAFCA co-founder and president Gil Robertson & cultural critic Ronda Racha Penrice

Fathom Events Brings The Transformers: The Movie Back to Movie Theaters

See the original animated action-adventure, along with a sneak peek behind the making of the upcoming Bumblebee movie September 27 only.
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Press release: Fans of the TRANSFORMERS will get a rare opportunity to see the world-renowned 1986 TRANSFORMERS animated feature film when The Transformers: The Movie returns to U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night event, on Thursday, September 27, in a special presentation from Fathom Events, Hasbro Studios, and Shout! Factory. The Transformers: The Movie has been meticulously remastered, restored from the original film elements, and transferred in HD. This special one-night event will catapult audiences into the super-charged, action-packed TRANSFORMERS universe, and enables lifelong fans to relive the excitement and awe of this 1986 animated feature. Fans will also

Star Trek: Lost Scenes Book Giveaway

The contest is open to residents of the UK/US/Canada.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Titan Books to award three lucky readers Star Trek: Lost Scenes by David Tilotta & Curt McAloney, which is available on Aug 21. For those wanting to learn more, check out Gordon S. Miller's review and the press release below: Think you know everything about the Original Series? Think again. Star Trek: The Lost Scenes is packed with hundreds of never-before-seen color photos of the world’s ultimate sci-fi series. Professionally restored images are used to chronicle the making of the series, reassemble deleted scenes, and showcase bloopers from the first pilot through the last

World Premiere of Andrew Slater's Documentary 'Echo in the Canyon' to Open the 2018 LA Film Festival

Premieres Section, Future Filmmakers Showcase & Indie Pilots also announced.
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Press release: Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced that the Opening Night Film is Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon at the Ford Theatres. The World Premiere of the documentary, which features some of music's biggest names reflecting on the sustained influence of Laurel Canyon’s historic music scene, will be followed by a live performance. Also announced today the Premieres section, the Future Filmmakers Showcase, the Music Video program and the Indie Pilot program. I’m so proud to be opening the Festival with a

Criterion Announces November 2018 Releases

Cinephiles will be getting quite a bounty of choices this month.
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In November, Criterion is releasing a few titles to be thankful for. They are Kenji Mizoguchi's A Story from Chikamatsu, Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot, David Byrne's True Stories, Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons and Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema, which contains 39 films. Read on to learn more about them. A Story from Chikamatsu (#949) out Nov 6 One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the early 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a

John Carpenter's The Fog 4K in Theaters for Halloween

The new 4K restoration will roll in October 26 with NYC, LA, and Chicago runs.
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Press release: New York based Rialto Pictures will release John Carpenter’s landmark horror movie The Fog on October 26, in its first-ever major restoration. The horror classic, in a full 4K restoration from Studiocanal, opens October 26 for limited runs at the Metrograph, in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters. Carpenter’s first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein that he would continue to mine in films like The Thing (1982) and Prince

The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Blu-ray Giveaway

The first of three new animated features to be adapted from the The Boxcar Children book series.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Kids and Legacy Classics to award one lucky reader The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island on Blu-ray, which is available on Aug 7. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Small island. Big adventure! The beloved Boxcar Children are headed to Blu-ray and DVD on August 7th with the release of the new animated feature film The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, courtesy Legacy Classics and Shout Kids. Fans can now pre-order their copies on Amazon. The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, the highly-anticipated movie adaption of the popular children’s book of the

The Big Lebowski Returns to U.S. Cinemas August 5 & 8

20 years later, the Dude still abides.
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Press release: The world has changed in 20 years, but for movie lovers there has been one constant: The Dude abides. On Sunday, August 5, and Wednesday, August 8, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) marks the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski by presenting the film in cinemas across the country. In addition to the feature content, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will provide brand-new commentary before and after the film. Part noir crime drama, part absurdist comedy and utterly, uniquely Coen, The Big Lebowski is almost impossible to define

Batman: The Animated Series Coming to Blu-ray on October 16

The most acclaimed animated superhero television series in history, arrives in an all-encompassing package befitting its revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment.
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Press release: Batman: The Animated Series, the most acclaimed animated super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its broadcast airing from 1992-1995, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-ray box set ($112.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century

Marvel and IDW to Create New Comic Books For the Next Generation of Readers

The new comic book line featuring Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Black Panther will be available starting this November
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Press release: Marvel Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today that the two companies will develop middle-grade comic books designed for younger readers. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular characters, the monthly issues and trade paperback collections, published by IDW, will be available for sale at local comic book shops and book retailers across the country, expanding opportunities for the next generation of Super Heroes to experience the Marvel Universe. “From Iron Man to Captain Marvel, from the Hulk to Shuri — the Marvel pantheon has something for everyone,” says John Barber, editor-in-chief of IDW. “With this team-up, Marvel and IDW

Fox Home Entertainment Brings Deadpool, Super Troopers, and More to San Diego Comic-Con

There will be Limited Edition exclusives from Die Hard, Planet of the Apes, Archer, Family Guy, and more.
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YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE “D” AT SDCC Deadpool 2 in Hall H When: Saturday, July 21 5:15pm - 6:15pm Where: San Diego Convention Center, Hall H What: Prepare for the ultimate superhero landing as Deadpool and pals drop into Hall H for an hour of maximum effort. Panel will feature Ryan Reynolds, director David Leitch, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, moderated by the true MVP of the Deadpool franchise—Dopinder himself, Karan Soni. Expect dirty jokes, broken fourth walls, maybe some spandex and real, live unicorns! (Panel may not actually include mythical

Criterion Announces October 2018 Releases

A lot of good titles might put a scare in your wallet.
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In October, Criterion is releasing five titles in high-definition. They are Rainer Werner Fassbinder Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Hal Ashby's Shampoo, and Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. Getting HD upgrades are Brian De Palma's Sisters and Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey. Read on to learn more about them. The Naked Prey (#415) out Oct 2 Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur Cornel Wilde created in the 1960s and ’70s a handful of gritty, violent explorations of the nature of man, none more memorable than The Naked Prey. In the early nineteenth century, after an ivory-hunting safari offends a

Ingmar Bergman's Cinema in Honor of His 100th Birthday

A 30-disc Collector's Edition box set contains 39 films and a 248-page book available on Blu-ray November 20, 2018.
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Press release: Ingmar Bergman, the visionary storyteller who startled generations of art-house moviegoers with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical questions, was born on July 14, 1918. In honor of the legendary Swedish filmmaker's one hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is launching an array of releases and programming to celebrate this incomparable body of work. At the heart of this centennial celebration is Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, a thirty-Blu-ray collector's edition box set, the most comprehensive collection of Bergman's work ever released on home video. Organized as a film festival-with opening and closing nights bookending double

Shout! Factory Unveils San Diego Comic Con 2018 Lineup

Highlights from pop-culture purveyor include cast signings, convention exclusives, and breaking news from Shout! Factory and Scream Factory.
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Press release: Celebrating its 15th year at the convention, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to San Diego Comic-Con International in 2018 with a dynamic lineup, featuring signings with cast and creators of popular television shows Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Gravity Falls, 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. 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

Saturday Program Highlights for San Diego Comic Con 2018

Three Sentries will be having three different Saturdays.
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Here are a few highlights where you might find three Sentries who will be attending. Shawn Bourdo: Happy Birthday, Frankenstein (10:00am) (Room7AB) There's a heavy reliance on panels to do with movies and television shows. There's still even a fair amount of panels celebrating actual printed comic books. I love to go to the ones that acknowledge the influence of other media. This panel talks about the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein. An intelligent talk on the novel is exactly the type of thing that excites me at this convention. This Is Your Life, Jonny Quest (11:30am) (Room5AB) In the history

Friday Program Highlights for San Diego Comic Con 2018

See you in San Diego at the following panels.
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Here are a few panels where you might find three Sentries who will be attending. Todd Karella: As I’ve learned over the years you need to have a plan and figure out what panels you want to see ahead of time. And once you have a plan carefully thought out you need to have backup plans because chances are with all the crowds and waiting in lines you are only going to be able to attend a fraction of the panels that you wanted to. I am more of a Television and movie fan and usually shoot for those panels

Thursday Program Highlights for San Diego Comic Con 2018

These are the panels we are most interested in attending.
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The modern-day equivalent of getting the new Sears catalog before Christmas is the debut of the Comic-Con programs. On paper, there are no lines in the heat and plenty of open seats. Here are a few highlights where you might find three Sentries who will be attending. Shawn Bourdo: When Earthlings Become Martians: National Geographic's Mars, Season 2 (11:00am) (Room7AB) I was a fan of the presentation of this show a couple years ago. It's a hybrid fictional series that breaks for "fact checks" as to the science behind the story. I'm mostly attending this sequel because I love Andy

Nostalgic Dragon Ball Z Titles Come to U.S. Movie Theaters This Fall with Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan and Saiyan Double Feature

Fathom Events and Toei Animation Inc. present three Dragon Ball Z theatrical debuts including Bardock and Fusion Reborn as limited releases this September and November.
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Press release: Three throwback Dragon Ball Z titles are set for theatrical debuts as Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan and Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Double Feature hit movie theaters this fall. Anime fans are in for a treat with both Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan and Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Double Feature, which contains Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku and Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn. In addition to the fully remastered with English dub anime features, audiences will view exclusive content and receive an exclusive Dragon Ball Super

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Giveaway

There will be three winners. You could be one.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Fifth Season seven-DVD set, which is available on July 10. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Political correctness met its match with Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, NBC-TV's groundbreaking variety series that became a cultural touchstone and part of the fabric of '60s-'70s era America. Every Monday night at 8pm from 1968-1973, straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a supremely talented comic ensemble through a gut-busting assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs

Our Favorite Movies of 2018 So Far

Did yours get mentioned?
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While there's still half of the summer roster to go and a slew of films that are going to be competing for awards once Fall begins, a few Sentries have gathered to reveal what their favorites are at the year's halfway point. How many choices will remain the same when we regroup next January? Shawn Bourdo - A Quiet Place In an era of sequels and big-budget tent poles, why was this my favorite movie of the year so far? I think I just answered it based on how I phrased that question. Although a sequel in the works for

Ancient Aliens: 10th Anniversary Edition Gift Set DVD Giveaway

The epic series explores the ancient and unexplained — all in search of humankind’s origins and even the secrets of the universe.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Lionsgate to award one lucky reader the 36-disc Ancient Aliens: 10th Anniversary Edition Gift Set, which was released on June 12. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Fans of the acclaimed HISTORY series can finally take the first ten seasons home in this incredible 36-disc collection when Ancient Aliens: 10th Anniversary Edition Gift Set arrives on DVD June 12 from Lionsgate. Just in time for the show’s 10th anniversary comes this massive gift set featuring all 135 episodes and over 100 hours of Ancient Aliens content. The Ancient Aliens: 10th

Bonus Features Unveiled for Gravity Falls: The Complete Series Collector's Edition

Beloved Disney series available as a Complete Series Box Set on Blu-ray and DVD for the First Time July 24th, 2018 from Shout! Factory.
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Press release: The wait is over - the final list of bonus features for Gravity Falls: The Complete Series has been unveiled, and this exciting array of brand-new content is sure to keep fans of the series entertained well past the end of summer vacation! Available on Blu-ray and DVD, the complete series will be available in two editions. The Collector’s Edition will be a seven-disc box set that includes an entire disc of bonus features, including audio commentaries on all 40 episodes with series creator Alex Hirsch and members of the cast and crew; a new feature-length documentary “One

Special 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Iconic '68 Comeback Special Hits Cinemas August 16 and 20

From Fathom Events and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the two-day screening event will feature newly produced content about the famed rocker.
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Press release: Elvis Presley’s legendary ’68 Comeback Special, directed and produced by Steve Binder, will hit the big screen this summer in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The two-day cinema event will take place across the globe on August 16, with an encore screening on August 20. Each screening will include the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event. This brand new content is produced by Spencer Proffer, CEO of Meteor 17,

Criterion Announces September 2018 Releases

September is alright for upgrades.
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In September, some Criterion aficinados will have an opportunity to upgrade their favorite films as three of the five titles debut in high-definition. They are Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, Gregory La Cava's My Man Godfrey, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev New to the collection are Olivier Assayas' Cold Water and Daniel Petrie's A Raisin in the Sun. Read on to learn more about them. Scenes from a Marriage (#229) out Sept 4 Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne and Johan, tracking their relationship through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent

Tom Baker's Complete First Season of Doctor Who on Blu-ray for the First Time with over 17 Hours of Bonus Content

The season is accompanied by extensive bonus features - over seventeen hours in total - with brand new exclusive material.
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Press release: The Fourth Doctor is heading to Blu-ray on June 19, 2018 in Doctor Who: Tom Baker Complete Season One from the home entertainment division of BBC Studios, featuring over five and a half hours of all-new exclusive bonus content. The earliest adventures of the beloved Classic-era Fourth Doctor - Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen - have been restored for Blu-ray and are available in one collection for the very first time. The Ark in Space was previously reviewed by Greg Barbrick, who wrote that “it is

AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to George Clooney Gathers Artists and Icons for Historic Evening

Special to premiere Thursday, June 21, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on TNT.
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Press release: Actor, director, writer and producer George Clooney was honored with the American Film Institute's 46th AFI Life Achievement Award — America's highest honor for a career in film — on Thursday, June 7, in an evening filled with laughter, stories, music and emotion at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. TNT will premiere the hour-and-a-half special, The 46th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney, on Thursday, June 21, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by an encore at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will also air the special in September 2018 during a

Five Cool Things and Anthony Bourdain

Three different fellas have a say in what was and wasn't cool this week.
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As Mat stated last week, he's currently off in Wyoming celebrating his in-laws' 50th anniversary. But that doesn't mean people stopped enjoying cool things, so Shawn Bourdo and Gordon S. Miller are joining forces to fill in during Mat's absence, but that doesn't mean he's not going to take part this week. Snow in Wyoming From Mat's trip comes this beautiful photo of the Wyoming landscape from just a few days ago. If you look close, there's a gentleman in the water. What's he's doing there is up to you to decide. Wonder if we should make it a contest

Dead Heads to Gather in Movie Theaters Nationwide August 1 for 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment present newly remastered 1989 JFK Stadium concert on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 76th birthday.
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Press release: The Grateful Dead returns to cinemas this summer for its highly anticipated annual event, “8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies.” For the eighth year in a row, a special concert presentation will bring fans together across the country for a unique celebration of the band. This year’s concert is a presentation of the July 7, 1989 show from Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium, and highlights the band’s exuberant resurgence, a peak that rivals any that came before it. When this show was recorded, the band included guitarist Jerry Garcia, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist

Freak Show Blu-ray Giveaway

This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Factory and IFC Films to award one lucky reader Freak Show on Blu-ray, which will be available on June 54. For those wanting to learn more: Featuring an all-star cast that includes Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, The End of the F***ing World), Bette Midler (Ruthless People), Larry Pine (The Royal Tenenbaums), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) and AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia), this proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes. Billy Bloom (Lawther) is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked,

Pacific Rim Uprising Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader a Pacific Rim Uprising Blu-ray Combo Pack arriving on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 19, 2018. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers,

City of Los Angeles Officially Declares June 16, 2018 'Buster Keaton Day'

Events include dedication of plaque commemorating Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin Studio, plus location tours and screenings.
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Press release: A bronze plaque commemorating the location of a movie studio where both Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin created their timeless comedies in the early part of the 20th century will be dedicated at 4 p.m. June 16, 2018, at 1021 Lillian Ave., near the intersection of Eleanor Avenue and Lillian Way in Los Angeles. Thirty years ago, a plaque was inadvertently placed on an incorrect corner, and now the International Buster Keaton society is remedying this (appropriately farcical) injustice. The city of Los Angeles will declare that day “Buster Keaton Day” in honor of the influential comedian and

TCM Pays Tribute to Musicals in June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'

Network to also offer free interactive online course about the history of the musical genre.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. Movie musicals have been a

Criterion Announces August 2018 Releases

See what's coming before the kids head back to school.
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In August, Criterion is releasing five titles. New to the collection are Robert M. Young's The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Susan Seidelman's Smithereens, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's Memories of Underdevelopment and a high-definition upgrade of Ernst Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait. Read on to learn more about them. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (#940) out Aug 14 Forced to run from the Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days. Producer-star Edward

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition Comes August 7, 2018 from Shout! Factory

Collectible 20-disc set includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie debuting for the first time on Blu-ray!
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Press release: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce a stunning Power Rangers collection, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook). Spanning the first 3 seasons of the Power Rangers television series and spotlighting Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie for the first time on Blu-ray, this home entertainment collection features over 60 hours of action-packed entertainment across 19 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray, including hours of bonus content with brand-new interviews specific to the movie. A must-have for the most

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks Hits U.S. Movie Theaters for a One-Night Event on June 11

Cinema event to include an exclusive interview with the fourth incarnation of the Doctor, Tom Baker.
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Press release: BBC Studios - Americas and Fathom Events are partnering to present the never-before-seen, 90-minute director’s cut of the hugely popular classic Doctor Who adventure, Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks, for a special one-night event on Monday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time in more than 750 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). An exclusive interview with the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker will follow this special version. Tickets for Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Giveaway

Three winners will get to go back to some cool cocktail parties.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Fourth Season seven-DVD set, which is available on May 8. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The '60s gave us "in-crowds," "be-ins" and "love-ins," and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Anything

New Multicultural Film Festival, MissionFest, Coming to SF July 19-21, 2018

“Our mission is to make it easier for content creators to showcase intriguing programming that reflects this generation’s rich diversity,” said Founder and Executive Director Cary Grant.
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Press release: MissionFest, a new multicultural film festival, will bring together content creators, industry executives, and fans at San Francisco’s The Midway July 19-21, 2018 to promote, discuss, and support inclusive and culturally-diverse film, series and digital short-form programs. In today’s fragmented media environment, consumers have a vast number of content outlets to choose from, and mainstream platforms struggle to accurately represent the world around us. It is harder than ever for creators of inclusive, authentic storytelling to stand out. “Our mission is to make it easier for content creators to showcase intriguing programming that reflects this generation’s rich diversity,”

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert Blu-ray Giveaway

Time Life and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame give home audiences front row seats to the four most recent incredible induction ceremonies
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert Blu-ray, which goes on sale April 24 and is currently available for pre-order. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these singular induction ceremonies -- featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s, and '80s - that have become nearly as iconic as

Criterion Announces July 2018 Releases

These Criterion titles might affect your summer-vacation budget.
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In July, Criterion plans on releasing five new titles. The first is Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood, a six-movie collection featuring work by Josef von Sternberg and actress Marlene Dietrich. That will be followed by Ron Shelton’s Bull Durham; King Hu's Dragon Inn; Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape; and Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death. Read on to learn more about them. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood (#930) out July 3 Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg joined forces with rising

The Tribes of Palos Verdes Blu-ray Giveaway

A stirring look at how life’s greatest challenges forge who we become.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Factory to award one lucky reader The Tribes of Palos Verdes on Blu-ray, which is also currently available on DVD. For those wanting to learn more: Surf’s up in paradise. The 2017 feature film The Tribes of Palos Verdes, starring Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Justin Kirk and Alicia Silverstone, comes to Blu-ray on April 10, 2018, from Shout! Factory, in conjunction with IFC Films. Nine minutes of deleted scenes are included as a bonus feature. When teenage Medina (Maika Monroe) moves with her family to the picture-perfect paradise of Palos Verdes,

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (30th Ann. Steelbook) and the Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Limited Ed. Steelbook) to Be Released by Shout! Factory

Only 10,000 of each will be available, and they are available now on Amazon and ShoutFactory.
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Press release: Shout! Factory will be releasing Steelbook editions of two cult-favorite films on May 15, 2018: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (30th Anniversary Edition Steelbook), and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Limited Edition Steelbook). Only 10,000 of each will be available, and they are available now on Amazon.com and ShoutFactory.com. Customers ordering The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Limited Edition Steelbook) from ShoutFactory.com will receive a free 18x24 rolled poster featuring our brand new artwork, while supplies last, and get it shipped two weeks early. In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the

Sweet Virginia Blu-ray Giveaway

A mysterious stranger sends shock waves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Shout Factory to award one lucky reader Sweet Virginia on Blu-ray, which is also currently available on DVD. For those wanting to learn more: A mysterious stranger sends shock waves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott, Girls) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal, The Walking Dead), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine in Theaters Across North America This July to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary

The restored 4K theatrical version comes with remixed 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound.
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Press release: Abramorama announced today a deal with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group (UMG) to theatrically release The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, across North America this July in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Abramorama, Apple Corps Ltd. and UMG have teamed to give Beatles fans of all ages the opportunity to come together and share in this visually stunning movie and soundtrack. Abramorama originally partnered with Apple Corps, Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, StudioCanal and UMG’s Polygram Entertainment on the Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years. Abramorama

Skirball Cultural Center Celebrates the Creative Vision of Jim Henson in New Exhibition June 1-September 2, 2018

Puppets from Sesame Street, The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal, as well as handwritten scripts, and more, are featured in this interactive exploration of the visionary entertainer's work.
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Press release: The Skirball Cultural Center announces the June 1 opening of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, a dynamic new visitor experience exploring the legacy of Jim Henson (1936-1990). Featuring more than 100 objects drawn from the beloved worlds of Sesame Street, The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more, the traveling exhibition highlights Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. It reveals how Henson - together with his team of builders, performers, and writers - created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people

TV Review: Supernatural: 'Scoobynatural'

A trio of Sentries team up to present their reaction to this special episode.
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In conjunction with the Supernatural gang meeting the Scooby-Doo gang, three Sentries (a Supernatural fan, a Scooby-Doo fan, and an agnostic fan) have teamed up to review the episode “ScoobyNatural” from their various perspectives. Todd Karella (Supernatural fan): When I first heard that Supernatural was going to do an animated episode where they would team up with Scooby-Doo and the gang, I shook my head. While I’ve always been a big fan of the original cartoon, they weren’t always as successful with later incarnations of the show. Even so, I had faith that the Supernatural writers would find a creative

TCM to Honor Trailblazing Screen Legend Cicely Tyson with Hand and Footprint Ceremony

Celebration to take place April 27 as part of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced it will honor industry icon Cicely Tyson with a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood during the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 27. Tyson, an Emmy- and Tony Award-winner and an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominee, has worked in the entertainment industry for more than sixty years and has long been known for both her activism efforts and for the dynamic characters she has brought to life in film, television and theater. From her acclaimed performance in the groundbreaking film Sounder (1972)

IDW Brings Big Exclusives and Debuts to WonderCon

Be one of the first to get your hands on Sonic the Hedgehog #1 and other titles.
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Press release: IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic conventions- the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more! Join IDW in welcoming the long-anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get

The Last Movie Star Blu-ray Giveaway

A hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Lionsgate to award one lucky reader The Last Movie Star on Blu-ray, which will be available on March 27. For those wanting to learn more, Hollywood legends Burt Reynolds and Chevy Chase star in The Last Movie Star, the uproarious story about getting older, arriving on Blu-ray and Digital on March 27 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), The Last Movie Star centers around a former movie star facing the reality that his glory days are behind him when he accepts an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

Criterion Announces June 2018 Releases

School might get out, but you don't need to stop learning about movies.
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In June, Criterion plans on releasing four new titles and a high-definition upgrade. Joining the collection are Lino Brocka's Manila in the Claws of Light, John Waters' Female Trouble, Víctor Erice's El Sur, and Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine. Getting an upgrade is Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring. Read on to learn more about them. Manila in the Claws of Light (#926) out June 12 Lino Brocka broke through to international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, the second film in the director’s turn to more serious-minded filmmaking after building a career on mainstream films he described as

The 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival Announces More Special Guests and Films

Including Gillian Armstrong, Eva Marie Saint, Jacqueline Bisset, Melvin Van Peebles, and Michael York.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies is pleased to announce the following have been added to the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. Multi-award-winning director Gillian Armstrong will join Robert Benton as a recipient of a special tribute at the Festival. Armstrong will be in attendance for a screening of her film MY BRILLIANT CAREER (1979). This year’s Festival also welcomes the recent Oscar-winning screenwriter and director James Ivory, who will be in attendance with his film MAURICE (1987). Stars Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting and Michael York will all be in attendance for the 50th anniversary screening of ROMEO AND JULIET (1968).

Los Angeles Wide Retrospective Celebrating a Century of Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

The retrospective begins May 4 and continues through June 23.
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Press release: No name is more synonymous with the postwar explosion of art-house cinema than Ingmar Bergman, a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. In a career that spanned six decades, Bergman directed more than forty films in an astonishing array of tones, ranging from comedies whose lightness and complexity betray their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family relationships. Starting Friday, May 4th at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre with THE SEVENTH SEAL and continuing through June 23rd, this

Martin Scorsese to Receive Inaugural Robert Osborne Award

Award recognizing an individual who has significantly contributed to preserving the cultural heritage of classic films to be given annually in honor of TCM’s iconic host.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be given the inaugural Robert Osborne Award in recognition of his work as a film preservationist and impassioned classic movie fan. The Robert Osborne Award will be given out annually at the TCM Classic Film Festival to a recipient whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come. The award will be presented on April 26 during opening night of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of the Robert

'Best F(r)iends' Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Reunite Onscreen This Spring for the First Time Since The Room

Fathom Events brings Wiseau and Sestero’s bizarre two-volume road trip adventure to U.S. cinemas for four nights - March 30, April 2, June 1 and 4.
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Press release: Best F(r)iends, starring cult-movie heroes Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero (The Room), debuts in movie theaters nationwide this spring. The new Wiseau-Sestero dark comedy thriller is written by Sestero, the New York Times best-selling author of The Disaster Artist, which was adapted into an Oscar-nominated Hollywood film. Inspired by a road trip made by Sestero and Wiseau after the production of The Room in April 2003, Best F(r)iends will be released in two volumes, for two nights each. Best F(r)iends comes to cinemas nationwide on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, with Best F(r)iends: Volume Two following

Criterion Announces May 2018 Releases

May is for film lovers.
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In May, Criterion plans on releasing seven titles, including two high-definition upgrades. New to the collection are Frank Borzage's Moonrise, Aki Kaurismäki's The Other Side of Hope, John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy, two by Cristian Mungiu. Beyond the Hills and Graduation. Getting an upgrade are Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar. Read on to learn more about them. Moonrise (#921) out May 8 A small-town fable about violence and redemption, Moonrise is the final triumph of Frank Borzage, one of Hollywood’s most neglected masters. Stigmatized from infancy by the fate of his criminal

GKIDS and Fathom Events Present a New Studio Ghibli Series of Animated Masterpieces in U.S. Cinemas Throughout 2018

Nine of Studio Ghibli’s most treasured films, including several milestone anniversary titles, will be presented at over 700 movie theater locations.
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Press release: After a successful series in 2017, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured films to U.S. cinemas throughout 2018. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 gives fans an opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli’s revered animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises for Fathom Events attendees only. The 2018 series kicks off with the 10th anniversary of the heartwarming family adventure “Ponyo,” from Academy Award-winning Hayao Miyazaki, for three days only on March 25, 26 and 28. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 then continues with “The Cat Returns,”

Doctor Who: Twice upon a Time & The Complete Peter Capaldi Years Now Available

Say farewell to the Twelfth Doctor with new releases from BBC Home Entertainment featuring exclusive bonus content.
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Press release: Celebrate the end of an era as BBC Home Entertainment releases Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, the highly anticipated 2017 Christmas special, on Blu-ray and DVD, and Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Capaldi Years on Blu-ray, featuring never-before-seen bonus content. DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME Street Date: February 13, 2017 Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.), $24.98 (Canada) BD $24.98 (U.S.), $30.98 (Canada) Length: Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc Twice Upon A Time - the final episode of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Time Lord, which found record-setting success with its Christmas

The Toronto True Crime Film Festival to Have Inaugural Event June 8 and 9, 2018

The unique and specialized film festival is now accepting short and feature submissions.
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Press release: The Toronto True Crime Film Festival will have its first annual edition this June 8th - 9th, 2018 at The Royal Cinema in Toronto. Over the course of its two-night, five-screening run, the festival will showcase short and feature-length films surrounding the topic of true crime. TTCFF will spotlight both documentaries and fictionalized films based on true crimes, as well as include a retro screening, multimedia presentations, and panel discussions. Toronto True Crime Film Festival was born from one simple statement verbalized by Lisa Gallagher—an avid cinephile and lifelong true crime fanatic—during the course of a five hour

Mission: Impossible - Fallout | Official Trailer and Big Game Spot Available Now!

New M:I videos for your viewing pleasure should you choose to watch them.
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For the sixth installment in the action franchise, which has earned nearly $3 billion worldwide, the best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible - Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returns to the helm. Official Trailer Big Game Spot

Comic Con Returns to Sacramento with Fandemic Tour June 22-24

Tickets on sale now for a weekend of fun with major celebrities and artists.
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Press release: Fandemic Tour, a new type of comic con, will bring their new tour to Sacramento this June. Brought to you by the same people who originally created Wizard World Comic Con, Sacramento will be their very first official city stop, followed up by Houston, Sept. 14-16, 2018 as a make-up due to Hurricane Harvey. Fandemic Tour will feature celebrities including: Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”), Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”), Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) Sean Patrick Flanery (“The

2018 Academy Award Winners Announced

Celebrating its 90th year, the Oscar nominees are...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have revealed their nominees for outstanding film achievement of 2017. Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water had the most nominations with 13. Hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will be presented on Sunday, March 4, 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 where first listed) are: Best Picture Call Me By Your Name | Review Darkest Hour | Review Dunkirk | Review Get Out | Review

Legendary Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls Returns with First Solo Record and Tour

"Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)" out 4/13.
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Press release: Derek Smalls, the bass force formerly of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as Spinal Tap, returns with the release of his first full length solo venture Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), out globally April 13 via Twanky Records/BMG on digital, CD and vinyl. Additionally, Smalls launches his U.S. tour “Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music” on April 14 in concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the Saenger Theater, New Orleans. Subsequent dates include June 29 in Atlanta at the Atlanta Symphony Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a special appearance with the

Criterion Announces April 2018 Releases

No fooling. Here's what's coming.
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In April, Criterion plans on releasing five titles, including a new entry in the Eclipse Series. New to the collection are Leo McCarey's The Awful Truth, Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides, and Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years. Read on to learn more about them. Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years out Apr 10 Ingrid Bergman appeared in ten films in her native Sweden before the age of twenty-five, and while that work tends to be overshadowed by her time in Hollywood, it showcases the actor summoning

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Second Season DVD Giveaway

The Fickle Finger of Fate might pick you as one of the winners.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award three lucky readers Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Second Season seven-DVD set, which is currently on sale. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: When, in 1968, presidential nominee Richard Nixon rhetorically queried "Sock it to me?" on "Laugh-In," it helped to elevate him to the White House and was named by Time Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Presidential Pop Culture Moments." That's just one of the many unforgettable pop culture highlights in a transformative season full of them. Home audiences are sure to

Tommy Wiseau's Infamous Indie The Room Returns to U.S. Cinemas for One-Night Event on January 10

Fathom Events brings the cult classic to big screens nationwide for one night, featuring new trailer for 'Best F(r)iends'.
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Press release: Referred to as "the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies," The Room is receiving a remarkable resurgence due to the popularity of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. Movie buffs across the nation will have the opportunity to see auteur Tommy Wiseau’s opus on the big screen when “Tommy Wiseau’s The Room” comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the full-length feature, moviegoers will enjoy a special look at the new Best F(r)iends trailer, starring Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Tickets for “Tommy Wiseau’s The Room” can be purchased online

KCET Announces Must-see Movies January Lineup

The Los Angeles channel presents next month's roster of films.
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Press release: The lineup of KCET MUST SEE MOVIE films in January will be telecast as follows (*subject to change): #201 Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Fri., Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. | Review This popular 1961 American romantic comedy film was directed by Blake Edwards and written by George Axelrod, loosely based on Truman Capote's novella of the same name. It starred Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. It won two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "Moon River",

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Returns for Two Nights Only This February

From co-directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the film returns to U.S. cinemas February 25 and 28, featuring an exclusive interview with Lisa Henson.
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Press release: Thirty-five years after it first stunned audiences and critics with its unprecedented visions and mythic storytelling, Jim Henson’s 1982 epic fantasy-adventure The Dark Crystal, co-directed by Henson and Frank Oz, will return to big screens nationwide in a special two-night presentation from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures. Newly restored in 4K (at select theaters), The Dark Crystal is a visually spectacular tale of a young hero who must find a legendary relic in order restore harmony to the universe. A watershed in fantasy filmmaking produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back),

Criterion Announces March 2018 Releases

Set aside some holiday money for these upcoming titles.
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In March, Criterion plams on releasing five titles. New to the collection are Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence, Volker Schlöndorff's Baal, John Murray Anderson's King of Jazz, and Ken Russell's Women in Love. Getting an HD upgrade are Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc. Read on to learn more about them. The Age of Innocence (#913) out Mar 13 No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel of

The Art of Wonder Woman & Justice League Books Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #10
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. The Extravaganza concludes with a prize pack of books for fans of the DC Expanded Universe franchise. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: The Art and Making of Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sees the hero brought to the big screen for the first time in her own movie, and fully realizes the breathtaking wonder, strength, and grace of such an historic character. Wonder Woman: The Art & Making of the

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Art of the Film Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #9
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: The Art of the Film. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline, visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout

Mel Brooks to Open 2018 TCM Classic Film Fest with The Producers

Fiftieth anniversary screening celebrates the seminal filmmaker.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 9th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 26th, with a 50th anniversary world premiere restoration screening of the Mel Brooks groundbreaking comedy The Producers with the legendary director, producer, writer and actor in attendance. Recognized as one of the funniest movies ever made, The Producers won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Brooks and a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Gene Wilder, it would be the gift that kept on giving. Thirty years after its theatrical release, Brooks turned it into a Tony-Award winning Broadway musical,

The Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #8
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is the book The Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of

The Great Wall: The Art of the Film Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #7
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is the book The Great Wall: The Art of the Film. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army

(Updated) 2018 Golden Globes Winners Announced

Did your favorite films and TV shows get nominated or overlooked?
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The Hollywood Foreign Press has selected their nominations in film and television for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Winners highlighted in Bold. Best Motion Picture, Drama Call Me by Your Name | Review Dunkirk | Review The Post The Shape of Water | Review Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Review Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy The Disaster Artist Get Out | Review The Greatest Showman I, Tonya |

The Art of Ferdinand Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #6
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is the book The Art of Ferdinand. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: Set in the fabulously colorful world of modern day Spain, Ferdinand is the story of a gentle giant who is nothing like you would expect. Ferdinand’s life of leisure on the family farm is disrupted when he is taken to a school for fighting bulls, where his kind and peaceful manner is at odds with that

Alien: Covenant Books Prize Pack Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #5
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize pack contains books for fans of the Alien franchise. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in the groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic

Star Wars: On the Front Lines Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #4
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is the book Star Wars: On the Front Lines. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: From the Clone Wars and the Rebellion to the clashes with the First Order, the galaxy is defined by war. Star Wars: On the Front Lines chronicles the tactics, weapons, and armor used in pivotal battles along with profiling acts of valor achieved during the campaign. By focusing on elements of the battles that occurred

The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #3
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is the book The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: Syd Mead is one of the most accomplished and widely respected artists and industrial designers alive today. His career boasts an incredible array of projects from designing cars to drafting architectural renderings, but he is most famous for his work as a concept artist on some of the most visually arresting films

The Art of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Book Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza Day #2
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. Today's prize is the book The Art of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: From DreamWorks Animation comes a movie event based on the global sensation and best-selling book series by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants. This comedy for the entire family tells the story of two pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain
Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Titan Books for a Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza this month, presenting 10 days of contests for pop-culture fans. First up is a prize pack of books for fans of the modern Star Trek franchise. For those wanting to learn more, read the official synposes below: Star Trek Beyond: The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow With the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, viewers were given a spectacular visual treat as a whole host of new aliens made their appearance for the first time in the rebooted franchise. At the heart of the process of

Fathom Events Unveils 2018 TCM Big Screen Classics Lineup

Audiences can experience 60 years of movie magic in the yearlong cinematic celebration.
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Press release: Six decades of Hollywood hits will fill movie theaters across the country in 2018 as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) present stars like Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, James Dean, Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Gloria Swanson, John Travolta, Gene Wilder, Bruce Willis, Natalie Wood - and dozens more - in the yearlong “TCM Big Screen Classics” series. For the third consecutive year, the “TCM Big Screen Classics” series will present 13 unforgettable films spanning the 1930s to the 1990s, each accompanied by insightful, specially produced commentary from favorite TCM hosts. The 2018 “TCM

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees in Visual Media

The GRAMMYs meet the movies.
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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States released their nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The eligibility period was October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, 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 (Award to the artist(s) and/or ‘in

Titanic Returns to the Big Screen for 20-Year Anniversary in Exclusive Dolby Cinema at AMC Engagement

Director James Cameron invites audiences to experience the critically acclaimed film in Dolby Vision, including select 3D locations.
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Press release: Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), Paramount Pictures, and AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) today announced that Titanic, winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, will return to select theaters nationwide for an exclusive one-week engagement in Dolby Cinema at AMC. In celebration of the film’s 20-year anniversary, audiences across the U.S. can experience Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox’s Titanic in all Dolby Cinema at AMC locations, including 20 locations supporting 3D, beginning December 1, 2017. This marks the first-ever release of Titanic in Dolby Vision in 2D and 3D, a direct result of ongoing partnerships with

SVCC 2018 Registration Opens with Stan Lee Announcement

Other guests announced were Sean Astin, Matthew Lewis, and Jewel Staite.
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Press release: Registration is now open for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) 2018. The first guests for the April event were announced today by SVCC, including special guest of honor Stan Lee. Other guests announced were Sean Astin, Matthew Lewis, and Jewel Staite. “We are excited to launch SVCC 3.0 with such an amazing group of guests, including the legendary Stan Lee”, said Trip Hunter, Chairman of SVCC. “This is just the first of a long list of exciting announcements about guests and events that we will be adding to our lineup to make SVCC the best science, technology, and

(Updated) 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced

Winners, who are selected by Film Independent Members, will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
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Press release: This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards and revealed that director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time) will be this year’s Honorary Chair. Past Honorary Chairs include David Oyelowo, Jessica Chastain, Kerry Washington, Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese. The Spirit 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 the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, with actors Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson presenting

The Tragically Hip Documentary Film and Kingston Concert Video Available in December

For more than 30 years, The Tragically Hip have occupied a singular place in the Canadian musical zeitgeist.
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Press release: Two powerful and poignant narratives of The Tragically Hip’s 2016 Man Machine Poem tour will be released this fall via Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company. A National Celebration encompasses the band’s hometown concert in Kingston from August 20 while Long Time Running is the feature film documentary of the preparations for and completion of the tour. Long Time Running was created in collaboration between the band, Banger Films, and SHED Creative Agency, a division of UMC. The film was directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Watermark, Manufactured Landscapes) and chronicles the rehearsals

Criterion Announces February 2018 Releases

Film lovers can find plentu of options for Valentine's Day
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February finds Criterion delivering another six titles. New to the collection are George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Satyajit Ray's The Hero, Kon Ichikawa's An Actor’s Revenge and Tony Richardson's Tom Jones. Getting an HD upgrade are Loius Malle's Elevator to the Gallows and Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs. Read on to learn more about them. Elevator to the Gallows (#335) out Feb 6 For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over

The Villainess Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

A welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story follows a ruthless female assassin who leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks her blood-spattered revenge.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Well Go USA Entertainment to award four lucky readers The Villainess Blu-ray Combo Pack directed by Jung Byung-Gil. For those wanting to learn more, read Steve Geise's review and the press release below: Bloody revenge is at the heart of the stylish, kinetic action-thriller The Villainess, debuting on digital November 7 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD November 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, this welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story follows a ruthless female assassin who leaves a trail of bodies behind her

Atomic Blonde Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Currently Available on Digital and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand November 14.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Focus Features to award one lucky reader Atomic Blonde Blu-ray Combo Pack starring Charlize Theron and directed by David Leitch. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: Double-crossed while sent to collect stolen intelligence in East Germany, elusive secret agent Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious) unleashes a deadly arsenal of skills in Atomic Blonde, the adrenaline pumping, stylish spy-thriller, currently available on Digital and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 14, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted

Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies: The Complete Collection DVD Giveaway

Includes the uncut, original platinum-selling releases of "Sweatin' to the Oldies," Volumes 1-5, plus exclusive bonuses.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Time Life to award one lucky reader Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies: The Complete Collection six-DVD set, which is currently available on Amazon. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: The energetic 6-disc set includes the complete collection of Simmons' best-selling Sweatin' to the Oldies workout programs. Pairing lively classics from the '50s and '60s with rockin' low impact routines and Simmons' humorous banter, encouragement and sparkly tank tops, Sweatin' to the Oldies: The Complete Collection offers fun for the entire family. Across five discs, home exercisers will find forty-one

TCM Announces Month-Long Spotlight on 70th Anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist

Airs every Monday and Tuesday in November beginning Nov 6 co-hosted by blacklisted actress Lee Grant and author Glenn Frankel.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies will spotlight the 70th anniversary of “The Hollywood Blacklist,” a turbulent period during the Cold War that was the result of the American government embarking on what some considered to be a “witch hunt” against communism, ruining many careers and lives. The month-long programming event begins Nov. 6 and will continue every Monday and Tuesday in November highlighting the professionals that were affected along with the films they worked on. Joining TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz as co-hosts are blacklisted actress and director Lee Grant (The Landlord) and author Glenn Frankel (High Noon: The Hollywood

Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials Deluxe Collection Celebrates a Legendary Entertainer

Featuring more than 37 hours of classic Hope and legendary celebrity guests, this 19-disc set includes 39 specials.
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Press release: Bob Hope, America's greatest entertainer of the 20th century, is celebrated in Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials, the most complete collection of his television specials ever assembled! The TV DVD archivists at Time Life have selected the very best of Hope's 250 network specials spanning five decades, many in support of the U.S. Armed Forces, for this ultimate boxed set. Celebrating the legendary and beloved entertainer's legacy, this one-of-a-kind collection is packed with comedy, music, dancing, movie stars, and, of course, Bob's memorable monologues all perfect for wholesome family viewing. Across 19 DVDs, fans will

Criterion Announces January 2018 Releases

You might want to exchange your holiday presents for these.
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Criterion rings in 2018 with six titles in January. New to the collection are John Hughes' The Breakfast Club; Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake; and two by G. W. Pabst, Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft. Getting an HD upgrade is John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln. There will also be another entry in the Eclipse Series, #45 offers four films from French director Claude Autant-Lara Read on to learn more about them. The Breakfast Club (#905) out Jan 2 What happens when you put five strangers in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehavior, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant

The Brady Bunch / Sabrina the Teenage Witch Christmas DVDs Giveaway

Never too early to start winning Xmas stuff.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution to award one lucky reader a prize pack of A Very Brady Christmas and Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Christmas Episodes, both on DVD and available now. For those wanting to learn more, read below: A Very Brady Christmas: 'Tis the season for the Bradys! Mike, Carol, Marcia, Greg, Alice, and even more of your favorites from the iconic television series are home for the holidays! A Very Brady Christmas is a heartfelt comedy that proves no matter how many years pass or how many miles

Doctor Who Comes to the Big Screen with 'Twice Upon a Time' on December 27

Event to include exclusive content featuring Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.
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Press release: Doctor Who fans are getting a special gift this Christmas from Fathom Events with BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to U.S. movie theaters for one night on Wednesday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones). The event will also introduce the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), who is the first woman to assume the role. The cinema event will also feature two

Garagehouse Pictures to Screen 3D 35mm Print of Frankenstein's Bloody Terror

Paul Naschy's 1971 film to be presented theatrically in original 3D format for first time in nearly 50 years.
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Press Release: Garagehouse Pictures and Independent International Pictures announce new 35mm print of FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR in 3D available for theatrical bookings. Horror fans rejoice! One of the "holy grails" of cult cinema, presumed lost forever, has been unearthed and is heading back to the big screen for the first time in nearly fifty years. Garagehouse Pictures is proud to announce a newly struck 35mm print of FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR in 3D! The story behind FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR is legendary: in 1971, famed film producer Samuel Sherman's Independent International Pictures secured theatrical rights to distribute the Spanish werewolf movie MARK

TCM Launches Final Year of Trailblazing Women Initiative Celebrating Women's Contribution to the Film Industry

Month-long programming event begins Oct. 2 hosted by Illeana Douglas.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the final year of Trailblazing Women, a three-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 examine the substantial impact that female writers, editors and producers have held within the film industry. Hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas, Trailblazing Women premieres Oct. 2 and airs every Monday throughout October. The theme of the 2017 programming slate - Trailblazing Women: Creators That Made a Difference - highlights female creative influences during

Garagehouse Pictures to Bring Web of the Spider to Blu-ray in October

A classic Italian gothic horror ghost story directed by Antonio Margheriti.
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Press release: An intrepid reporter by the name of Alan Foster (Anthony Franciosa, TENEBRE), accepts a wager from Edgar Allan Poe (Klaus Kinski, NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE) and his companion, Thomas Blackwood, to spend a single night in the reputedly haunted Blackwood Castle on All Souls Eve. Shortly after settling into the spooky abode, the reporter meets the beautiful Elisabeth Blackwood (Michele Mercier, BLACK SABBATH), and begins to witness ghostly phenomena and visitations from beyond the grave, as an assortment of specters relive the last moments before their ghastly murders. Soon, Foster realizes that the damned spirits of Blackwood Castle require

Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event Plays Big Screens Nationwide on October 16 Only

The first look at the show’s epic Season One movie remastered in high definition, exclusive extras from Samurai Jack: The Complete Series Box Set, and special surprises for fans.
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Press release: Created by famed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, the fully remastered Emmy-nominated premiere movie from acclaimed Season 1 of the Adult Swim series, Samurai Jack, will debut for the first time in remastered HD when “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” arrives in movie theaters nationwide. Presented by Fathom Events and Adult Swim, “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” will be shown in U.S. cinemas for one night on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Offering fans the ultimate Samurai Jack experience, the exclusive one-night cinema event will captivate audiences with special content filmed for this exclusive

Criterion Announces December 2017 Releases

Some selections for your holiday wish list.
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The year closes out with the largest entry in Criterion Collection, one new addition, and three upgrades. New to the collection are 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012 and Alexander Payne’s Election. Getting HD upgrades are D. A. Pennebaker's three Monterey Pop films Barbet Schroeder's General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait. Read on to learn more about them. 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012 (#900) out Dec 5 Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012 is the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the

ANIMATION IS FILM Festival Announces Initial Feature Competition Line-up and Jury

Inaugural edition takes place October 20-22, 2017 at the TCL Chinese 6 theaters, Hollywood.
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Press release: ANIMATION IS FILM launches October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards. The festival is being produced by GKIDS in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety, with additional sponsors and media partners Google and Fathom Events. 2017 FILMS IN COMPETITION (additional titles to be announced) THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES (U.S. Premiere)Directors Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner, France, 2017Benjamin Renner received an Oscar

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack along with the new Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD editions are available on September 12, 2017.
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Cinema Sentries is teaming up with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Combo Pack. For those wanting to learn more, the press release is below: In 1982, acclaimed director Steven Spielberg created iconic movie magic with his classic film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the unforgettable and emotional adventure of an adorable alien lost on Earth and the lonely boy who befriends him. Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Music, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has become a cinematic touchstone for generations of moviegoers and one of the most beloved films of all

Veep: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Giveaway

Season 6 finds Selina and her band of fellow misfits hilariously attempting to make their mark while navigating the political landscape in Washington and beyond.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with HBO Home Entertainment to award one lucky reader Veep: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD. For those wanting to learn more, the press release reads: Season six of the Emmy-winning Outstanding Comedy Series VEEP is available on Digital Download, with the critically acclaimed latest season coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 12, 2017. The “gleefully foul as ever” (The New York Times) new season stars 5-time consecutive Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former VP and one-time President Selina Meyer, who is struggling to navigate uncharted political territory now that her brief presidency has ended.

Metallica to Re-release 'Master of Puppets' November 10, 2017

The first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
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Press release: Metallica announced that they will reissue their third album, Master of Puppets on November 10th on their own Blackened Recordings. The album has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in various digital and physical configurations. The reissue is available for pre-order beginning today at www.metallica.com where fans can see the full package details and track listing. Those who pre-order the standard album will receive an instant download of "Disposable Heroes (Remastered)". Those who pre-order the expanded or deluxe editions will receive an instant download of "Disposable Heroes (Remastered)" and "The Thing That

TCM to Remember Legendary Comedic Actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day

Programming tribute to include The Nutty Professor (1963), The King of Comedy (1983), and The Bellboy (1960).
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five film tribute on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4 in honor of of the nearly 50 years Mr. Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon encouraging viewers to donate to the charity. Lewis, who passed away Sunday Aug 20 at the age of 91, knew success in movies, on television, in nightclubs, on the Broadway stage from

Synapse Films Brings the Beloved '90s Cult Horror Comedy Popcorn to Blu-ray This October

A loving homage to ’50s/’60s B-movies.
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Press release: In the history of Synapse Films few titles have generated as much excitement as POPCORN, director Mark Herrier’s 1991 cult favorite that’s been one of the most in-demand genre films of the Blu-ray era. Unavailable for over a decade, POPCORN now comes to HD in a deliciously butter-topped Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD release that will have fans craving for refills! What could be scarier than an all-night “Horrorthon”? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features—MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE

Samurai Jack: The Complete Series to Be Released on October 17

Adult Swim isn’t stopping there.
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Press release: Following the epic conclusion of its fifth and final season, Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy Award-winning series, Samurai Jack, arrives as a complete series on Blu-ray and Digital HD October 17, 2017. Featuring all 62 heart-pounding episodes of the critically acclaimed animated show, Samurai Jack: The Complete Series also arrives with action-packed bonus content, including exclusive featurettes, behind the scenes looks and special commentary. Fans will also relive the first four seasons in HD for the first time as each episode has been remastered to perfection. The box set also features a one-of-a-kind metal art print, created especially for

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

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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?) and concluded on Legends of Tomorrow.. 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

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 and continued on Arrow (sorta) and concluded on Legends of Tomorrow. 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

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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