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NYC Weekend Watch: Marcello Mastroianni, The Caan Film Festival, Terry Zwigoff, Immigrants on Film & 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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

“Il Bello Marcello” highlights Italy’s greatest actor and, in turn, its greatest filmmakers.

Stalker continues its run.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Caan Film Festival is underway! Films from Michael Mann, Coppola, Hawks, and more kick it off.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plays on Sunday.


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X-men: Apocalypse: Much Talked About Mall Deleted Scene Hits The Web!

Prior to the theatrical release of X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer talked at length about one of his favorite scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor of this prequel(ish) threequel. In a previous interview with Fandango, Singer stated:

"There was also a significant moment that sadly I had to cut. When they’re moving through the mall and Nightcrawler remarks about the other people that 'they don’t fear us.' And he thinks the mall is this paradise, and that was my homage to Moscow on the Hudson, when Robin Williams came over to America during the height of the Cold War and saw a Bloomingdales and thought it was a temple. But no, it was just an ‘80s mall!"

One of the major consequences of cutting this scene was that it sidelined the character of Jubilee — someone whose role was already marginalized enough, given how
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The Week in Spandex – X-Men: Apocalypse box office, Wolverine 3 villains, Chris Evans keen on Spider-Man cameo, Joss Whedon open to female Avengers movie, Wesley Snipes on Blade return, Suicide Squad promo artwork, Stephen Amell wants Arrow to go back-to-basics and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Force, Wolverine 3, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Animated Spider-Man, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blade, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and more…

Having opened in the UK and 74 other international markets last week – grossing a $103.3 million opening weekend – X-Men: Apocalypse made its way across the Pond yesterday, where it is going head-to-head with Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass on Memorial Day weekend. Apocalypse looks set to comfortably come out on top, and is looking at a domestic opening haul of around $85 million over the four-day weekend, which should put it at around the $250 million mark worldwide by Monday. Be sure to check out our reviews of X-Men: Apocalypse here, here, here and here, along with the Flickering Myth Podcast reviews here and here,
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Bryan Singer rules out a director’s cut of X-Men: Apocalypse, talks deleted scenes

With X-Men: Apocalypse opening in the States today, director Bryan Singer has been chatting to Fandango about the movie, during which he confirmed that unlike X-Men: Days of Future Past, there will be not additional director’s cut or extended version of his latest foray into the world of the X-Men.

“There will be nothing like the Rogue Cut or anything like that”, Singer told Fandango. “I’m not a big fan of director’s cuts or extended editions, I never have been. In the case of Apocalypse, I removed what would be considered a conventional amount from the movie to protect what we call the collective experience of the feature theatrically. How it feels pace wise and movement wise.”

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Singer also touched upon some of the deleted scenes, stating that: “We do have a moment where Jubilee
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Bryan Singer Rules Out Possible X-Men: Apocalypse Alternate Cut, Eager To Reunite Original Cast

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On the eve of its North American bow, director Bryan Singer has ruled out the chances of releasing an alternate or extended cut of X-Men: Apocalypse in the style of 2014’s Rogue Cut.

Word comes by way of Fandango, where the filmmaker talked all things X-Men ahead of Apocalypse‘s imminent arrival. Of the topics covered, Singer noted that while the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release of the threequel will come packing ample deleted scenes for fans to pour over, don’t go in expecting anything in the vein of Days of Future Past‘s alternate cut.

“There will be nothing like the Rogue Cut or anything like that. I’m not a big fan of director’s cuts or extended editions, I never have been. In the case of Apocalypse, I removed what would be considered a conventional amount from the movie to
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Jubilee Gets Sidelined in 'X-men: Apocalypse,' Expect More From Deleted Scenes

It was only yesterday that we reported that you shouldn't expect anything like a "Rogue Cut" from Bryan Singer's next film, X-men: Apocalypse.

"There will be no alternate cut of this movie," director Bryan Singer told Fandango.

"There will be nothing like the Rogue Cut or anything like that. I'm not a big fan of director's cuts or extended editions, I never have been. In the case of Apocalypse, I removed what would be considered a conventional amount from the movie to protect what we call the collective experience of the feature theatrically. How it feels pace wise and movement wise."

While this fact remains true, that doesn't change the fact that at least one mutant has largely ended up getting relegated to the sidelines of the film. The big victim this time around appears to be Jubilee. While we've seen decent amount of Jubilee in set photos, it
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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Sex Scene

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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Sex Scene
Welcome to Sexpositions, a weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. I’ve never watched my parents have sex, but I’ve watched other people have sex while I was with my parents. This used to happen at movie theaters all the time. This is because movies used to have something called “sex scenes,” which involved human adults in amorous union. And back when a children’s admission ticket was way cheaper than a babysitter, an impressionable kid might just get dragged along to, say, Moscow on the Hudson, a movie featuring delightful comedian Robin Williams from TV’s Mork and Mindy, and also, around the 15-minute mark, a lengthy, naked (and in hindsight, quite hairy) sex scene. I sat next to my mother, in great spiritual discomfort, while watching that scene in the theater. I remember it to this day with Technicolor clarity.This may be hard to recall,
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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 8

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Above: Italian poster for Confidential Agent (Herman Shumlin, USA, 1945). Artist: Luigi Martinati (1893-1984).

The most popular poster I’ve posted on Tumblr in the past three months—and actually the second most “liked” poster I’ve posted in the three years I’ve been doing this—was this Italian design by the great Luigi Martinati for a lesser known Lauren Bacall vehicle, but one in which the late star was unusually front and center. (You can see more of Bacall’s posters here.)

The rest of the top twenty are a wild variety of old (three for films from the 1920s, no less) and new (two 2014 releases). I was especially pleased to see Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch’s superb 1967 design for a Festival of Young German Film get such attention. A lot of other design greats are featured: Saul Bass, the Stenberg brothers, Macario Gomez, Karl Oskar Blase and Josef Fenneker. And
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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema Re-Opens In Los Angeles

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema Re-Opens In Los Angeles
Quentin Tarantino officially begins his tenure as film programmer of the New Beverly Cinema tonight when he re-opens the La institution after a monthlong remodeling. On the docket is a Paul Mazursky double feature of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Blume In Love, which kicks off three months of Tarantino-programmed films, as Deadline reported last month. Many of those films, screened on film either on 16mm or 35mm, will come from Tarantino’s personal vaults. Tonight’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice print is the best known print out there, according to Tarantino, who was gifted with the newly struck print after his Django Unchained opening.

After floating the beloved New Beverly business for years, Tarantino took over as manager and programmer last month from owner Michael Torgan with a renewed commitment to screening movies only on film. New features and upgrades inside the historic theater include the addition of mechanical masking,
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Toronto: Rlj/ Image In $3.5 Mil U.S. Deal For Adam Sandler-Starrer ‘The Cobbler’ By ‘Station Agent’s Tom McCarthy

Exclusive: The Toronto Film Festival deals have taken a little while, but they are certainly piling up. Rlj/Image Entertainment is wrapping up a $3.5 million U.S. rights deal for The Cobbler, the Thomas McCarthy-directed comedy that stars Adam Sandler as a generational cobbler in New York who took over his father’s business and discovers that when he uses his old sewing machines, he becomes the people whose shoes he is repairing. It severely complicates the shoe-fixer’s boring life. The fable also stars Method Man, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi.

The film was financed by Voltage, and the intention is to open it next year in a multi-platform release strategy that worked well with films from Snowpiercer to Arbitrage. The film doesn’t premiere until Friday, but buyers started lining up after seeing it at a P&I screening on Monday.

The theme of this Toronto has
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Robin Williams: The 10 Best Performances

It’s taken me a little bit to be able to write this piece, honestly. The death of Robin Williams hit myself and most of the industry harder than a celebrity’s passing usually does. Part of it has to do with the fact that it was a suicide, but more than anything it’s just the loss of such a beacon of happiness and humor. Williams struggled with depression, but he made it his mission in life to bring joy to others. As such, I couldn’t not pay tribute to the man, but I wanted to be able to take a little bit of time and think about his work before doing this article. Below you’ll find Williams’ ten best performances, not counting his genius stand up work, of course. 10. World’s Greatest Dad – An incredibly dark comedy, Williams does some very underrated work in a project
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An emotional 'Ask Drew' looks back at the life and work of the great Robin Williams

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An emotional 'Ask Drew' looks back at the life and work of the great Robin Williams
"Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems." - Robin Williams, "World's Greatest Dad" This is a very emotional "Ask Drew." This is, I would suspect, the closest you're ever going to see to me losing it on camera completely. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when there was a Robin Williams question, since it's still so fresh and so raw for so many people, but I couldn't have known just how hard it would be to talk about him. I mean, I have stared at the blinking cursor on my blank document page for almost two days now, grappling with one question: how in the hell do you even remotely begin to sum up someone as huge as Robin Williams? We could start from the personal angle. I could tell you about the occasional e-mails I got from him when I was at Ain't It Cool, or the
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Robin Williams: The Fast and the Funniest

Robin Williams: The Fast and the Funniest
"People over here are going, 'What the hell's he doing now?'" Robin Williams says, halfway through his career-making 1982 stand-up special. Then he unleashes a demonic laugh and gives an order. "Catch up!" That was Robin Williams at his best — a wild-eyed one-man comic rampage, riffing at warp speed about sex and drugs and politics, faster than other human brains could follow. The world spent years trying to catch up to Williams — his motormouth energy seemed inexhaustible. He became such a beloved figure, twinkling and grinning in so many feel-good family flicks,
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A Celebration of Robin Williams: Ten of His Most Memorable Roles

Artists like Robin Williams only come along once in a lifetime, and in addition to being considered one of the greatest standup comedians of all time, the late actor was unparalleled in his ability to emotionally connect with audiences of all ages.

While his family, friends and fans begin the mourning process, let’s take a look at ten of Mr. Williams’ greatest characters throughout his long and successful career.

1. “Mork & Mindy”- Though the role originated in two episodes of “Happy Days,” Robin used Mork as a vehicle to show the world his incredible charisma and endearing charm. Also, he was an alien.

2. “Good Morning Vietnam”- Against the horrific backdrop of the Vietnam War, unorthodox deejay Adrian Cronauer managed to use his wit and rapid-fire delivery to help American troops forget about all the killing and just laugh. Williams again managed to pair his intelligence, humor and heart
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The 16 Best Robin Williams Movie Performances

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The 16 Best Robin Williams Movie Performances
For some of us, the tragic death of Robin Williams yesterday brought into sharper relief the darkness that was often lurking at the edges of his work — even some of his most beloved comedies. Sometimes these movies veered into sentiment; sometimes they became classics. (Sometimes they managed to do both.) There have been many remembrances, and it’s true that at times his stand-up and his TV appearances displayed an edge and a raucousness that his film career didn’t always capture. But the fact is that Williams leaves behind a cinematic legacy that we’ll still be talking about many decades from now. Here are 16 of his best performances. Moscow on the Hudson (1984) In the late Paul Mazursky’s lovely comedy about a Soviet saxophonist who defects to New York, Williams isn’t in full wildman mode. Rather, he’s playing a stranger in a strange land, letting the
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Where to stream Robin Williams' essential performances

Where to stream Robin Williams' essential performances
Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.

Much of Williams’ filmography is available for purchase or rental from either iTunes or Amazon, but if you have a subscription to a streaming service, here’s where to find some of his most memorable films.
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R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

We are very sad to report that Oscar-winning American actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away yesterday in what California police are describing as an apparent suicide. He was 63.

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1951, Williams attended the prestigious Julliard School in the 1970s before gaining his breakthrough with guest role as the alien Mork in Happy Days, which led to the popular spin-off Mork & Mindy. In addition to gaining acclaim for his stand-up work, Williams’ film career began to take off in the 1980s, with roles in Popeye, The World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society, the latter two providing him with his first Academy Award nominations.

During the 1990s, Williams continued to mix comedic roles with serious work, appearing in the likes of Awakenings, The Fisher King, Toys, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Jack, The Birdcage, Flubber and Good Will Hunting,
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Robin Williams 1951-2014: Movie career in pictures

Robin Williams 1951-2014: Movie career in pictures
Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

The stand-up comedian and actor shot to fame appearing in television series Mork & Mindy between 1978 and 1982, before embarking on a movie career.

As friends, co-stars and fans from across the globe pay tribute to Williams, Digital Spy looks back at his career on the big screen:

1. Robin Williams made his film debut in 1977 comedy Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses?:

2. After his debut, he then starred in the lead role of Robert Altman's musical comedy adaptation of Popeye in 1980:

3. Robin Williams starred alongside Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close and John Lithgow in 1982's The World According To Garp:

4. In 1983, Robin Williams joined Walter Matthau in The Survivors:

5. His performance in 1984's Moscow on the Hudson earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor:

6. Robin Williams starred in Harold Ramis's Club Paradise with Peter O'Toole,
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Robin Williams Found Dead At 63

Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead today.

The Marin County Sheriff department has released an official statement saying that authorities found the actor unconscious in his home in Tiburon, California.

Williams was pronounced dead this afternoon and suicide is suspected, though the cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Williams' publicist released a statement saying: "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

From his early work on the sitcom "Mork & Mindy" through more dramatic big screen fare like "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting," the actor was known and beloved throughout the world and his unexpected death comes as a major shock.

Even U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a statement, saying: "He arrived in
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From 'Mork & Mindy' to 'The Crazy Ones': The TV legacy of the late, great Robin Williams

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From 'Mork & Mindy' to 'The Crazy Ones': The TV legacy of the late, great Robin Williams
Last summer, at a press conference to promote what would turn out to be the final TV series of his career, CBS' "The Crazy Ones," Robin Williams was asked what it was like to spend decades walking into rooms where everyone expected him to be instantly, wickedly funny. "I think the pressure to be funny all the time, it’s like, 'Dance funny man, you know?'" he admitted. "I think sometimes there’s that pressure." In a too-short life that was often wildly successful and at times — up until his apparent suicide at age 63 — deeply troubled, Williams coped with that pressure to be funny at a moment's notice with remarkable grace, energy and talent. Even if we leave out his brilliant, Oscar-winning film career and focus solely on his TV work, so many scenes and jokes come instantly to mind: his star-making turn as daffy alien Mork from Ork,
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