Both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were born out of a basin of movie history. Each film is drenched in movie reference, be it visual or a line of dialogue, which adds a whole other layer of enjoyment on top of the individual stories. For the third film in The Cornetto Trilogy, writer/director Edgar Wright gets away from that. The World’s End is a movie obviously influenced by the history of film, but in a much less overt way. If anything, it’s overtly referencing Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, making it a great end to the trilogy.
The World’s End has plenty of influence though and, for his third screening series at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA, Wright has picked 14 films, on seven double features, that all had some inspiration in his latest work. The screening series is called The World’s End Is Nigh and it takes place August 9 through August 22, the eve of The World’s End. Check out the full line up below. Read More »
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Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs, the directorial debut of one Quentin Tarantino. The film wasn’t exactly a huge commercial success but what it did was kickstart the career of one of the most talented and revered men in cinema today. To celebrate, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA held a special 20th anniversary, 35 mm screening of the film and, surprise surprise, the gang from Mondo showed up after the credits rolled with a little surprise.
Screenprint legend Tyler Stout is back with his third Tarantino print: Reservoir Dogs. It’s a 36 x 24 inch, horizontal beauty that will be on sale in the coming weeks. Official photos have yet to be revealed (there’s also a variant) but as I was at the screening, I figured you might like to check it out. Read More »
Two great movies honoring a fantastic filmmaker with proceeds going to charity, and you get a Mondo poster. It’s hard to imagine something better than that.
Debra Hill, one of the pre-eminent producers of the Eighties and Nineties, passed away in 2005. She left not only a legacy of great films (Escape from New York, Clue, Adventures In Babysitting, The Fisher King) but a commitment to emerging producers and those two passions come together on October 26 and 27 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA. There, the Producers Guild of America will host the inaugural Debra Hill Film Festival, featuring Big Top Pee-Wee and Halloween on consecutive nights with very special guests and very special posters. For Pee-Wee, Paul Reubens will be on hand along with director Randall Kleiser and co-star Penelope Ann Miller. The poster is by DKNG Studios. For Halloween, John Carpenter will be on hand with a poster by Ken Taylor.
After the jump, find out how you can buy tickets right now and check out both posters. Read More »
Here’s some great news about two films centering on repertory theaters. Last year, we highlighted Morgan White‘s documentary called The Rep which uses the story of three friends who started a theater in Toronto to contextualize the state of the rep theaters today. Well that movie is now done, has a new trailer, poster and is being submitted to festivals. You can see it all after the jump.
Then last week, you might remember, one of the theaters featured in The Rep, the New Beverly in Los Angeles, had another movie possibly being made about it. It’s called Out of Print and the director, Julia Marchese, only had a few more days to reach her Kickstarter goal making the project a reality. That has now happened. Two documentaries about cinemas coming soon to a cinema near you. How meta and cool. Read more below. Read More »
No matter where you live, you’ve likely heard of The New Beverly Cinema. It’s a repertory house in Los Angeles, CA, partially owned by Quentin Tarantino, that has some of the best programming in the world: $8 double features, frequent Q&A, films programmed by famous filmmakers, Mondo events, you name it and the New Beverly has done it.
For example, tonight they’re playing Dog Day Afternoon and Network. Over the next week they’ll play Federico Fellini’s I Vitelloni paired with films it influenced like Mean Streets, American Graffiti and Diner. Next week, a David Lynch retrospective begins. Come on now.
One of the theater’s employees is raising money to make a documentary about the historic theater that’ll hopefully ensure the theater stays around for years to come. But they need the help of film fans everywhere. The film is tentavely called Out of Print and you can read more about it, and donate to its KickStarter campaign, by clicking that link.
After the jump, check out the list of interviews lined up and more. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
Last month, we tipped you off to an unusual project by director Edgar Wright. In his third round of programming for the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California, Wright decided to make the theme “Movies Edgar Has Never Seen” — and enlisted the help of famous filmmaker pals and fans alike to guide him in picking films he’d never seen, but had always wanted to watch on the big screen.
He’s now made his selections, with suggestions from people like Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, Judd Apatow, and Harry Knowles, and they represent a great mix of genres, tones, eras, and so on. Get the schedule for the program, which runs December 9-16, and read some of Wright’s comments after the jump.
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Edgar Wright‘s latest epic project has him partnering with Quentin Tarantino, Judd Apatow, Joss Whedon, Bill Hader, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, Greg Mottola, Harry Knowles, Rian Johnson and, probably, several of you.
Like all of us, Wright has a bunch of classic and cult films he’s never seen. Unlike all of us, he has the means to see them for the first time on the big screen and will do just that in December at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles during Films Edgar Has Never Seen. The director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World asked both his famous friends (some of which are listed above) and fans to send in their personal must see lists and, from those titles, Wright came up with one mega list from which he’ll pick a few movies to watch December 9-16.
After the jump check out the list and find out how to give Wright your input on what to screen. Read More »
There’s something incredibly exciting about the phrase “anything is possible.” Waiting for something that could be anything is an exercise for your imagination. That infinite possibility, coupled with wild speculation and prediction, is ninety percent of the fun of Mondo’s Mystery Movies.
Mondo, as you may know, is the ever-growing poster boutique associated with the Alamo Drafthouse. In April Mondo began a project called Mystery Movies. People buy a ticket for a movie that won’t be announced until they’re in the theater. That is coupled with a limited edition poster that will only ever be available at the event. So imagine buying a ticket to one of these things and speculating what it could be. You throw out suggestions with your fellow attendees, laughing at wild ones and nodding at more likely ones. Finally, you sit down for the film and all is revealed. Does it live up to your expectations?
After two events in their hometown of Austin, Texas, the Mondo Mystery Movie hit the road for the first time ever featuring six different mystery movies over one weekend at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. What were the films? What did the posters look like? What was the experience like? And did the event live up to our wildest expectations? Find out after the jump. Read More »
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