MIDWEEK ROUND UP (JAN 14th - 17th)

MIDWEEK ROUND UP (JAN 14th - 17th)

While we were away, The New Beverly reopened (finally!) and there’s more 35mm treats in store. On the other side of the world, Melbourne’s beloved Astor Theatre is in the midst of an ongoing special highlighting the box office hits of 1982’s formidable Summer box office blockbuster royalty. We’ve also got our eye on a new Restoration of The Nun (no, not that awful one from 2018) at NY’s Film Forum, plus their ongoing 70s comedy classics season. Although not a repertory film, current Oscar favorite Roma makes our picks of the week also as it’s enjoying a limited run in 70mm. But enough from us, dive through our picks of the week and be sure to check back Friday morning for you weekend lineup and midnight movies too!

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Astor Theatre, Melbourne Australia

Thurs Jan 17th 7:30pm

Khaaaaaaannnn! Or so goes that immortal line from William Shatner. The Astor continues its ‘Summer of ‘82 lineup with this entertaining sequel to the rather, ahem, uneventful original movie. More info HERE

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ROMA (2018) - LIMITED 70MM RELEASE

Alamo Draftohouse NYC (Mon Jan 14th / Wed Jan 16th) and San Francisco (Mon Jan 14th)

Major Oscar buzz for Alfonso Curan’ latest, and we’re adding this one to our list because the powers that be have struck 70mm prints for this one, and we love 70mm. Although released widely on Netflix, this is your chance to see it in a much better setting. More info HERE (NYC) / HERE (SF)

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LA RELIGIEUSE (THE NUN) (1966 / 4K DCP)

Film Forum, New York City

Through Thursday Jan 17th

NEW 4K RESTORATION No, not that ‘The Nun’ (the abysmal side movie in The Conjuring series). This is Jacques Rivette’s sumptuous French New Wave classic, that followed a rough ride to the screen, being turned in three times to the censors and then an eventual ban by France’s Ministry of Information. Typical… More info HERE

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STRIKE COMMANDO (1987 / DIGITAL)

Loft Cinema, Tuscon AZ

Mon Jan 14th 8pm

Guns, guns, guns! Muscles, muscles, muscles! The Loft serves up more doses of bad cinema from the depths of VHS purgatory Obviously trying to rip off Rambo, Strike Commando stars Reb Brown, a budget muscles for hire that you probably found lurking on cover art at the bottom of the video store shelf. More info HERE

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LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992 / DCP)

Roxie Cinema, San Francisco CA

Penny Marshall Tribute. We lost this great Director icon recently and San Fran’s Roxie is paying tribute. This little baseball movie has become something of a cult favorite, thanks in no small amount to it’s stellar lineup of female talent. More info HERE

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SCHLOCK (1973 / Digital)

Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

Wed Jan 16th 6:20pm

Director John Landis went on to much bigger and better highlights such as Gremlins, but there remains a certain charm to this story of a small town under attack from the ‘The Banana Killer’, which turns out to be the missing link between man and ape. More info HERE

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THE DEFIANT ONES (1958 / 35mm Print)

MOMA, New York City

Thurs Jan 17th, 1:30pm Matinee

NYC’s MOMA is in the midst of a sensational and exhaustively comprehensive Sidney Poitier tribute, and Thursday’s matinee is a damn fine show. When a prison truck crashes on the highway, a pair of shackled convicts - a white racist (Tony Curtis) and an angry African American (Poitier) - make a run for it. The result is something of a recipe for the ‘buddy movie’ , endlessly copied for decades to come. More info HERE

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FACE / OFF (1997 / DCP)

Plaza Theatre, Atlanta GA

Thurs Jan 17th, 9:30pm

Walking rage meme Nicholas Cage starred with John Travolta, hot on his post Pulp Fiction streak, in John Woo’s highly anticipated action blockbuster. Originally written for a much desired on screen pairing of Schwarzenegger and Stallone (that would come much later in The Expendables and Escape Plan), the performances here are hyper charismatic. More info HERE

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WALKABOUT (1971 / 35mm Print) plus THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976 / 4K DCP)

Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood CA

Thurs Jan 17th 7:30pm / DOUBLE FEATURE

Nicolas Roeg Double Feature! WALKABOUT sees an adolescent sister and brother stranded in the Australian bush who meet an aboriginal youth on a ritual journey. David Bowie stars in THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH as an exotic and mysterious extraterrestrial hoping to save his drought-ravaged planet. Discussion following WALKABOUT with actor Luc Roeg. Discussion following THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH with cinematographer Tony Richmond. More info HERE

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AMADEUS: DIRECTOR’S CUT (1984 / DCP)

Roxy Cinema, New York City

Wed Jan 16th 7pm

Milos Forman directed this wildly entertaining biopic of what may be the original ‘rock star’ of classical music; Wolfgang Amadeus. The art direction and design is a true marvel to behold on the big screen. More info HERE

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DEATH LINE aka Raw Meat (1973 / DCP)

Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn, NY

Tues Jan 15th 9:30pm

2K Restoration! Beneath Modern London Lives a Tribe of Once Humans. Neither Men nor Women… They are the Raw Meat of the Human Race! Catch this uncut version that was denied a cinematic release in the U.S. More info HERE

And finally, the Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon is hoping to acquire their own 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey (they are super expensive after all) to ensure it gets a proper preservation by projectionist professionals! Make a donation today! More info HERE

CELLULOID TREATS, MIDNIGHT FAVES & MORE THIS WEEKEND

CELLULOID TREATS, MIDNIGHT FAVES & MORE THIS WEEKEND

FROM THE VIDEO STORE GRAVEYARD: 'RUNAWAY (1984)'

FROM THE VIDEO STORE GRAVEYARD: 'RUNAWAY (1984)'