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1982

Summer of ’82: Today is tomorrow’s nostalgia

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32 years ago today. Friday June 25, 1982. Newborn Prince William was 3 days old. Sidney Lumet was celebrating his 58th birthday. Ricky Gervais turned 21. Two movies premiered that afternoon. Blade Runner and The Thing. The top 10 movies at the box office that weekend: 1. E.T. (its 3rd week in theaters) 2. Blade Runner 3. Firefox 4. Rocky III 5. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 6….

Cinemark brings 6 classics back to theaters

Cinemark brings 6 classics back to theaters

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The Cinemark Classics series will screen six digitally restored classics at 150 theaters nationwide over the next several weeks. Jaws, August 23rd High Noon, August 30 Dr Zhivago, September 6 Chinatown, September 13 The Bridge on the River Kwai, September 20 The African Queen, September 27 On each day there will be one matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. You can purchase tickets individually or…

Cannes 2011: Classic Sidebar screenings announced

Cannes 2011: Classic Sidebar screenings announced

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Ah, to see The Conformist again on the big screen. Though I can’t complain because the first time I ever saw it was in a stadium seating¬†theater in college, and it’s been one of my 5 favorite films of all time ever since. For years unavailable on home video except for an awful pan-and-scan VHS, Paramount finally brought The Conformist to DVD a couple of years ago — but it’s…

TCM Classic Film Festival Posters

TCM Classic Film Festival Posters

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From IMPAwards via Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema, iconic moments on screen distilled to their Rorschach essence in silhouettes. The festival begins April 22nd at the Chinese and Egyptian theaters on Hollywood Blvd with special screenings with freshly restored prints of A Star is Born, Breathless and the recently reconstructed Metropolis. Full program details (pdf). Three more posters after the cut.

Scorsese’s lists the 11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time

Scorsese’s lists the 11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time

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Martin Scorsese scares pretty easy. I understand that these kinds of lists are idiosyncratic by definition, but some of his titles annotated on The Daily Beast must surely come with an asterisk (“*scary when I was 9 years old.”)¬† I’m glad I finally caught up with Dead of Night this week — on the recommendation of a few trusted readers.¬† It’s good to be familiar with the classics that once…

Bette Davis Centennial

Bette Davis Centennial

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April 5 will be the 100th birthday of Bette Davis. There will be tributes and retrospectives and dozens of memorial essays. Terrence Rafferty excels at elegantly distilling an actor’s persona to its essence, as he does in this New York Times remembrance. …on the occasion of her centennial, it‚Äôs worth remembering Davis as she was in her prime, in the 1930s and ‚Äô40s, when she commanded the screen with something…