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New releases opening this week: Rush, Don Jon, and much, much more!

In a hurry to have a good time? Rush to your local theater and see Rush, the new film from ...

4th row center: The Last Temptation of Christ

August 12, 1988. It was a sticky 91 in the shade as I stood in line at Chicago's Biograph Theatre ...

When letterboxing fails: the Joe Besser edition

Maybe my editor, Ernie Grimm, is right. From Ann Miller's door frame splintering headdress to Joey Bishop's putting green coiffure, ...

Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street pushed back to 2014?

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/25/53731/ November 15th, opening day. That meant something. So it shall be written across the one sheet, so it shall ...

The Frank Sinatra clock

Guaranteed to work or Jilly will break its hands. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/25/53722/

Sex comedy Don Jon first mainstream movie to advertise on porn sites

Make that second...

CORRECTION: Don Jon is not the first film to advertise on a porn site. A member of my crack research ...

There are spoiler alerts and then there's...

Thanks to friend John Albert for slapping this on my Facebook wall. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/22/53558/ P.S.: In Safe Haven, Katie's new friend, ...

Archivists unearth fresh Stooges!? Moe, Larry, the cheese!

It's the Holy Grail of Stoogedom. Forget about finding the flabby 10 hour cut of Greed or the missing reels ...

GYNO - opening scene

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/20/53498/ This is the first result when you Google Image search for "women." Well, the cocaine and the cash arrived ...

Art!Power presents Indian-flavored 'Foovie' in October

What do you get when you cross dinner and a movie? As portmanteaus go, 'Divey' lacks the selling power needed ...

New releases opening this week: You Will Be My Son, A Single Shot and more

The big releases this week are Prisoners and Thanks for Sharing. Neither was dazzling. Prisoners did a hell of a ...

Name That Logo: Deluxe Warner Bros. Edition

In other parts of town the lion roared, the tower beeped, and the world turned with machinelike regularity and precision. ...

Dig a hole: Jerry G. Bishop, the architect of Svengoolie

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/19/53443/ He was Chicago television's answer to SCTV's 'Count' Floyd Robertson, a professional broadcaster picking up change on the side ...

Gyno-Horror!

Ladies and gentlemen - but mostly gentlemen - I give you: the internal clitoris: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/19/53438/ "It's sole function – its ...

Interview with Thanks for Sharing writer-director Stuart Blumberg

The publicist broke into my interview with Blumberg to let me know I had time for one more question. "Hm, ...

Grate cinema: Munster, Go Home!

My first screening of Munster, Go Home! came -- as it did to many Mockingbird Heights maniacs my age -- ...

Star Wars origin stories? Think of the possibilities!

All you haters just settle down and fire up the dream factory.

Some people weren't happy to hear the news that the upcoming slew of Star Wars films are going to include ...

Bob Hope reviews The Iron Petticoat from the grave

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/18/53378/ Hey, hi, ladies and gentlemen, this is Bob ‘More Dangerous Dead Than He Ever Was Alive’ Hope acting as ...

Grate cinema: The Spy Who Loved Me

When it comes to playing 007, everybody does it better than Roger Moore!

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/18/53371/ At the risk of alienating James Bond acolytes everywhere, with the exception of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the ...

DVD/Cable TV Roundup 1971-2011 – a 12-pack of mini movie reviews

Mostly old ‘n’ obscure stuff gracing my homescreen this month

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/17/53337/ The Manipulator (1971) - Directed by Yabo Yablonsky, starring Mickey Rooney, Luana Anders, Keenan Wynn. An insane Hollywood makeup ...

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