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NYC Weekend Watch: Stonewall, Juleen Compton, Rohmer, Brakhage & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

“Grit and Glitter: Before and After Stonewall” begins this weekend with the likes of Teorema and Portrait of Jason.

“See It Big! Action” brings Three the Hard Way and Set It Off.

A series on 21st-century Latin-American sci-fi cinema continues with White Out, Black In on Sunday.

A 40th-anniversary celebration
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Ranking All Eight Muppet Movies on the First Film’s 40th Anniversary

Ranking All Eight Muppet Movies on the First Film’s 40th Anniversary
There was once a time when a film starring a frog, a bear, a pig, and a…whatever could not only be released around the country, but could make hundreds of millions of dollars. Such was the case with The Muppet Movie, the first film starring the Muppet characters created by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and […]

The post Ranking All Eight Muppet Movies on the First Film’s 40th Anniversary appeared first on /Film.
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The Muppet Movie Is Returning to Theaters This Summer For Its 40th Anniversary

  • Popsugar
The Muppets are ready for their close-ups . . . again. Per an announcement made by Fathom Events, the Jim Henson Company, and Universal Pictures, The Muppet Movie is making a special return to the big screen this Summer to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The film is returning to select theaters around the country for just two days, so if you're a big fan of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the gang, you might want to get your tickets while you can.

Related: The 50 Most Highly Anticipated Movies Coming Out This Summer

Fans will be able to catch the The Muppet Movie - which sees the Muppets road tripping across America to catch their big breaks in Hollywood - playing at over 700 movie theaters nationwide on July 25 and July 30. It's set to play at each theater at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on both days. For a complete list
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‘The Muppet Movie’ Returns to Theaters for Its 40th Anniversary

‘The Muppet Movie’ Returns to Theaters for Its 40th Anniversary
You’ll have another chance to find the rainbow connection with the upcoming theatrical rerelease of the beloved The Muppet Movie. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Jim Henson’s first Muppets feature film, The Muppet Movie is returning to theaters across America for a limited time this summer. Fathom Events is teaming up with the Jim Henson Company and Universal […]

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Film News Roundup: Mac Miller Documentary in Development

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Mac Miller Documentary in Development
In today’s film news roundup, documentaries on Mac Miller and the U.S.’s great outdoors are under way, Paramount has promoted Kevin Tsu, Wavelength hires four and “The Muppet Movie” will come back for two days.

Documentaries Launched

Filmmaker Cj Wallis has announced that his company Margrette Bird Pictures is beginning pre-production on a documentary chronicling the late rapper Mac Miller.

Miller died in September from a mix of fentanyl and cocaine, according to a toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. His death was characterized as accidental. Miller had struggled with substance abuse in the past and often referred to the problems in his songs.

Wallis made the announcement on his Twitter account:

So, over the next year I'm going to start collecting interviews & content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends & fans…

Please share & tag anyone you think we need to speak with!
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The Muppet Movie Returns to Theaters This Summer to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

  • MovieWeb
Forty years ago this summer, a frog with a dream to make millions of people happy hopped out of the swamp, onto a bicycle and into cinema history in&#160The Muppet Movie&#160For two days only this July, the original classic is back in movie theaters nationwide from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures.

The Muppet Movie will play in more than 700 movie theaters on Thursday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 30, at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (Dbn). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Following massive global success with the television hit The Muppet Show, which at its height aired in more than 100 countries around the world, Muppets creator&#160Jim Henson&#160took a huge creative risk to have the characters star in their first motion picture.
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The Muppet Movie will return to theaters for a 40th anniversary event!

  • JoBlo
Good grief, who among you feels super old after reading the headline for this article? Fathom Events has announced that Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Electric Mayhem, and the rest of The Muppets are poised to return to theaters when Fathom Events hosts a special 40th anniversary event for The Muppet Movie! This very special occasion is set to take place this July when the…
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The Muppet Movie Is Returning to Theaters This Summer For Its 40th Anniversary

The Muppets are ready for their close-ups . . . again. Per an announcement made by Fathom Events, the Jim Henson Company, and Universal Pictures, The Muppet Movie is making a special return to the big screen this Summer to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The film is returning to select theaters around the country for just two days, so if you're a big fan of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the gang, you might want to get your tickets while you can.

Related: The 50 Most Highly Anticipated Movies Coming Out This Summer

Fans will be able to catch the The Muppet Movie - which sees the Muppets road tripping across America to catch their big breaks in Hollywood - playing at over 700 movie theaters nationwide on July 25 and July 30. It's set to play at each theater at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on both days. For a complete list
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Disney+ Signs ‘Chef’s Table’ Producers to Overall Deal, First Nonfiction Pact for Streaming Service

  • The Wrap
Disney+ has signed Supper Club, producers of Netflix’s docuseries “Chef’s Table,” to an exclusive multi-year production deal, which is the first nonfiction pact for the upcoming streaming service.

Supper Club, led by David Gelb, Brian McGinn and Jason Sterman, will create franchise-based and original-concept nonfiction programming for the streaming service as well as other platforms and networks within The Walt Disney Company. The company already has 2 projects in development for Disney+.

Disney+, the company’s upcoming Netflix competitor, will be centered around five brands: Disney, Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar and National Geographic. Disney+ will be formally unveiled Thursday during an investor event and will launch towards the end of this year.

Also Read: Billy Crystal and John Goodman to Reprise 'Monsters, Inc' Roles in Disney+ Series

“We are thrilled Jason, David and Brian will bring their distinct perspectives and genuine narrative vision exclusively to Disney,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president,
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Disney+ Announces Nonfiction Slate, Signs Deal With ‘Chef’s Table’ Producer Supper Club

  • Variety
As its burgeoning fiction slate continues to shuffle and take shape, Disney+ has announced its slate of nonfiction content, which will include the return of the Kristen Bell musical recreation show “Encore!,” as well as a project from Kelly Ripa and Mark ConsuelosMilojo Productions.

The streaming platform has also inked a two-year deal with documentary specialists Supper Club, Variety has learned.

Under the pact, the trio of Brian McGinn, David Gelb and Jason Sterman (pictured above left to right), who are behind award-winning docs including “Chef’s Table,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “13th,” will create both franchise-based and original-concept nonfiction programming for the streaming service, as well as other platforms and networks under the Disney umbrella.

“We are thrilled Jason, David and Brian will bring their distinct perspectives and genuine narrative vision exclusively to Disney,” said Agnes Chu, Svp of Content at Disney+. “As some of the world’s greatest nonfiction storytellers,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Lee Chang-dong, ‘Flight of the Red Balloon,’ Yorgos Lanthimos & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of Modern Art

A full Lee Chang-dong retrospective has begun, with the director attending multiple screenings.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The films of Yorgos Lanthimos, both familiar and not, are given a full retrospective.



Metrograph

Two of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 21st-century movies are playing on prints provided by the director, while Hitchcock’s Spellbound screens on 35mm.
See full article at The Film Stage »

Fatima Ali, "Top Chef" Season 15 Fan Favorite, Dies of Cancer at 29

  • The Wrap
Fatima Ali,
Fatima Ali, a contestant on Season 15 of Bravo’s "Top Chef," has died following her battle with cancer. She was 29.

Ali’s family confirmed the news to Pakistani outlet, Dawn. Bravo also shared the news on its "Top Chef" twitter account, writing:

"We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Fatima Ali lost her courageous battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with her family at this time. People not only fell in love with her cooking, but fell in love with her personality and heart."
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James Frawley, The Muppet Movie Director, Dies at 82

James Frawley, The Muppet Movie Director, Dies at 82
James Frawley, director of The Muppet Movie and several TV pilots for successful shows such as The Monkees, has passed away. He was 82-years-old. The news was confirmed by his wife, Cynthia Frawley, who said he suffered a heart attack. Frawley had a serious lung condition that came as the result of his many years of smoking.

Born in 1936, James Frawley was the son of actor William Frawley. Before stepping behind the camera, which would go on to define his career, the younger Frawley made his first steps into the business and tried his hand at acting. He scored several gigs on shows such as Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and The Outer Limits. Frawley acted periodically after becoming a director, with his last on screen appearance coming in 1996, in the series American Gothic.

It was in 1966 that James Frawley's career really took shape, after being selected by producers Bob Rafelson and
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James Frawley, Director of ‘The Monkees,’ ‘The Muppet Movie,’ Dies at 82

  • Variety
James Frawley, Director of ‘The Monkees,’ ‘The Muppet Movie,’ Dies at 82
James Frawley, a prolific filmmaker who won an Emmy for directing the first episode of “The Monkees” and helmed “The Muppet Movie,” died Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 82.

His wife, Cynthia Frawley, told Variety that her husband died following a heart attack.

Born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Houston, Frawley was the youngest son of actor William Frawley. He broke into the entertainment business as a television actor with credits on “The Seasons of Youth,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Outer Limits” and “Perry Mason.”

Frawley was chosen selected by producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider to direct the first episode of “The Monkees,” starring Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series in 1967 for the episode “Royal Flush” and was nominated the following year for the segment “The Devil and Peter Tork.”

“I picked up a 16mm camera,
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James Frawley, Emmy-Winning Director Of Monkees and Muppets, Dead At 82

  • Deadline
James Frawley, Emmy-Winning Director Of Monkees and Muppets, Dead At 82
James Frawley, the Emmy-winning director who brought both the Monkees and the Muppets to screen success during a prolific television and film career spanning five decades, has died. He was 82. Frawley died on Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Well, as first reported in the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

Frawley was born in Houston in September 1936 but he was an heir of Hollywood as the youngest son of I Love Lucy and My Three Sons co-star William Frawley, who Lucille Ball hailed as “one of the greatest character actors of all time.” Show biz beckoned the second-generation Frawley who became an actor himself, first on stage and then and in classic 1960s television fare such as Gunsmoke, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Perry Mason, My Favorite Martian, Dr. Kildare, The Outer Limits and I, Spy.

Frawley’s career took a major turn in 1966 when he set aside acting to step
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James Frawley, ‘The Muppet Movie’ Director, Dies at 82

  • The Wrap
James Frawley, ‘The Muppet Movie’ Director, Dies at 82
James Frawley, the director of “The Muppet Movie” and the show “The Monkees,” died on Tuesday at his home in Indian Wells, California. He was 82.

Frawley’s wife Cynthia told the Desert Sun that he fell and had a heart attack. She also said that he did not tell friends that he suffered from a lung condition after years of smoking. Representatives for Frawley did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Frawley won an Emmy for his work directing an episode of “The Monkees” about the ’60s pop band that was the American answer to The Beatles. He would direct half of the series’ 58 episodes.

Also Read: Russell Baker, Pulitzer-Winning Author and 'Masterpiece Theatre' Host, Dies at 93

He also directed the pilot to “Ally McBeal” and the 2000 comedy, “Ed.” Some of his other TV credits include “Columbo,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Cagney and Lacey” and most recently, “Grey’s Anatomy.
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James Frawley, 'The Monkees' and 'The Muppet Movie' Director, Dies at 82

James Frawley, 'The Monkees' and 'The Muppet Movie' Director, Dies at 82
James Frawley, a veteran Hollywood director of film and TV projects like The Monkees and The Muppet Movie, has died. He was 82.

Frawley died on Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported on Wednesday. His wife, Cynthia Frawley, told the newspaper that Frawley had fallen and had a heart attack after for years facing a lung condition.

Born on Sept. 29, 1936 in Houston, Frawley was the youngest son of actor William Frawley, and followed his father to performing in front of the camera, initially in New York City and on Broadway....
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 2010s, including ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Let It Go’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 2010s, including ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Let It Go’
This article marks Part 25 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 2010 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Coming Home” from “Country Strong”

“If I Rise” from “127 Hours

“I See the Light” from “Tangled

We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3

Won: “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3

Should’ve won: “If I Rise” from “127 Hours

Best Original Song in 2010 marked one of the most deadly-dull line-ups to ever grace the category, a sleepy, entirely unremarkable batch of four songs that is exceedingly difficult to select a favorite among.

Voters, faced with this anemic foursome, opted to go with Oscar mainstay Randy Newman, awarding him a second Best Original Song prize, this time for “We Belong Together.
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Corden, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Actually Pulled Off 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes (Video)

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Corden, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Actually Pulled Off 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes (Video)
They said it couldn’t be done, but James Corden, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda performed 22 musicals in just 12 minutes on Tuesday night.

The “Late Late Show” host and “Mary Poppins Returns” stars got a little help from Kermit the Frog.

Here is their set list:

Cabaret

Chicago

La La Land

Beauty and the Beast

Guys and Dolls

Evita

“Singin’ in the Rain”

Mary Poppins Returns

The Muppet Movie

The Wizard of Oz

Hairspray

Dreamgirls

Annie

Fiddler on the Roof

Into the Woods

Little Shop of Horrors

Les Miserables

Moulin Rouge

“Once”

“Fame”

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

“Mamma Mia!”

Yep, 22.

Also Read: Jimmy Fallon and His Old 'SNL' Pals Just Re-Did Their 'I Wish It Was Christmas Today' Skit (Video)

Watch the video above.

Mary Poppins Returns” opens in theaters today.

Read original story Corden, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Actually Pulled Off 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes (Video) At TheWrap
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See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt Perform 22 Musicals on ‘Corden’

See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt Perform 22 Musicals on ‘Corden’
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, the stars of Mary Poppins Returns, joined James Corden in a one-take rendition of 22 musicals. The clip, an edition of The Late Late Show‘s “Roll Call” segment, takes on everything from Evita to Chicago to The Wizard of Oz.

The actors, alongside Corden, gamely dressed in black and red sequined outfits, complete with top hats and canes, to test their musical skills in front of a blue screen that rolled through different backdrops. When asked if they were feeling ready, Blunt replied, “Not at
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