Big movies, literal ones, are coming to Los Angeles. From September 28th to October 4th, the Cinearama Dome at Arclight Hollywood is planning on playing a slew of the original films that played the Dome in 1963, in massive three strip Cinerama projection. Among the titles are How The West Was Won, This Is Cinerama and The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm. There wil also be 70mm or 2K projection of It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and 2001: A Space Odyssey among others.
Speaking of that sci-fi classic, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is co-hosting what organizers call the first ever American retrospective of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, from November 2012 through June 2013. The event will include an ongoing exhibit of “ archival material, annotated scripts, photography, costumes, cameras and equipment, set models, original promotional materials, and props.” Then, of course, there will be screenings and events that take place too.
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A new, state of the art theater is soon opening in Los Angeles and it’ll do something few theaters do: charge a sliding amenity fee to all tickets. Depending on what day and time you go to the new Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood, CA, you’ll be charged an additional $1-$3 on top of the standard $12 admission to account for reserved seating, WiFi and lack of commercials. And while this might sound like something to get up in arms about, it certainly seems like a more customer friendly option than similar theaters who charge a premium for these services as part of their standard ticket price. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by Angie Han
One huge upside to living in Southern California — aside from fantastic weather and plentiful opportunities to stuff your face with In-N-Out burgers– is the thriving film scene that naturally results from being the world capital of moviemaking. Whether you prefer your adventures led by suave British spies or pudgy Italian-American plumbers, the next few weeks have got something for you. Hit the jump for details on a Super Mario Bros. screening and reunion this week and a James Bond retrospective in June.
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/Film will be co-presenting a free screening of Sleepless Night on Thursday, May 3rd at USC in Los Angeles with our friends at FirstShowing. We first saw this french action film at the Toronto International Film Festival and it blew me away. It’s probably one of the best written contained action thrillers in years. As I wrote in my review:
Night is kind of like Die Hard meets 24 by way of Taken, but never falling into many of the genre cliches set-up by those films.
Alex and I fought hard to present a screening of this film for our readers in Los Angeles. Not only is it a free evening screenin, but we’ll also be hosting a live Q&A with director Frédéric Jardin via Skype (as he’s in France) afterwards. You won’t want to miss this!
Courtesy of Tribeca Film and USC School of Cinematic Arts, we’re hosting the screening at 8:15 PM on May 3rd at the USC’s Ray Stark Family Theatre (George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007). Seating is first come, first serve. To register, all you need to do is submit your name, if you have a guest or not, and basic contact info to: email@example.com.
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The third annual Hero Complex Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is as star studded as ever. Taking place from May 18-21 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, this year’s line up goes from zombies, to cult classics, animation and superheroes. It all begins with Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman presenting Dawn of the Dead followed by Edgar Wright and Shaun of the Dead. Saturday starts with a digitally remastered version of RoboCop with Peter Weller, A Clockwork Orange with a Malcolm McDowell Q&A and finally the hugely underrated Super with star Rainn Wilson. Then on Sunday, Andrew Stanton will present the Oscar-winning WALL-E, Nathan Fillion will present Serenity and finally there will be ‘An Evening With Stan Lee,’ which will feature a screening that is yet to be announced.
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Does a double feature of Dawn of the Dead with Zack Snyder and Shaun of the Dead with Edgar Wright sound like a good night at out the movies? You bet it does, and we can exclusively announce that’s just the first night of the upcoming, third annual Hero Complex Film Festival presented by the Los Angeles Times. The festival will take place May 18-21 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE and the full announcement of the line up and ticket sales takes place at 10 a.m. April 25. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Thursday marks the end of Jason Reitman‘s series of live readings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and, for most of us, that’s a relief. It’s a relief because we can finally stop being insanely jealous of the small group of people who’ve gotten to experience these incredible events which will never be released to the public. There’s still one to go, though, and it really ties the room together.
Of course, the final live reading is Joel and Ethan Coen‘s The Big Lebowski, one of the most beloved films in recent memory. And while no one could match the perfection the Coens achieved with their casting, Reitman will bring his own unique and fun actors to the material. At the top of the list, Seth Rogen as The Dude, originated by Jeff Bridges. Who’s playing Walter, Donnie, Maude, The Jesus, Bunny, Brandt, Jackie Treehorn and more? Find out after the jump. Read More »
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How confident is Disney that fans are going to love the world and story director Andrew Stanton has created with his sci-fi, fantasy epic John Carter? They want to send Los Angeles area /Film readers to see it, in IMAX 3D, for free.
The screening takes place 7:30 p.m. Monday March 5 at the AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19, which is one of only two true IMAX screens in Los Angeles. How can you go? Simple. You RSVP after the jump. Read More »