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Double Indemnity / Blue Dahlia Fri & Sat @ New Bev

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 21, 2010 04:00pm | Post a Comment

The New Beverly couldn't have picked a better week to show these two Raymond Chandler greats. With post New Year's euphoria drying up (who hasn't already had at least one personal let down already?) and a week of L.A. rain, my head is in just the right space to receive Chandler's particular brand of darkness. Granted, he's not the actual writer of the original Double Indemnity story-- that would be the brilliant James M. Cain-- but Chandler and director Billy Wilder took the original novel and tightened it around the edges of the Hays code. D.I. is tight and tense with double entendres strewn throughout, ample location shots and intense performances from its co-stars-- Walter Neff is certainly Fred MacMurray's shining cinematic moment.

IMO the Blue Dahlia is one of Chandler's most underrated efforts; it's also my favorite Veronica Lake film. I'm sure that the fact that Raymond himself badmouthed it from the beginning helped set it on course for secondary status among his fans. I feel it's far superior to This Gun For Hire, which also featured Lake's co-star Alan Ladd. The Dahlia is heavy on atmosphere, quick dialogue, and features a deep supporting cast, including Hugh Beaumont, best known as Ward Cleaver, the father from Leave It To Beaver. Considering that most people only know MacMurray from My Three Sons and Beaumont from the Beav, this double feature goes a long way in showing what cool careers some of the 50's & 60's sitcom actors had before settling down into squaresville.

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Marked for Death TONIGHT at the New Beverly

Posted by phil blankenship, January 16, 2010 07:12pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!




January 16

In Above the Law, he got tough; In Hard to Kill, he got even; Now Steven Seagal is...

Marked
For Death


New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Midnight, All Tickets $7


January
January 23 Clive Barker's DREAD
Special Advance Screening w/ Guests! Co-Sponsored by Shock Till You Drop
http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=13415

January 30 Happy Birthday To Me
Because of the bizarre nature of this birthday party, pray you're not invited.

February
February 6 Running Scared (2006)
It's Not How Far You Go For The Truth. . . It's How Fast You Get There.

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This Week At The New Beverly: January 8 - 14

Posted by phil blankenship, January 7, 2010 09:59pm | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly


Friday January 8

Final Night To See These Controversial Classics

Antichrist
2009, Denmark / Germany / France / Sweden, 104 minutes
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0870984/
written & directed by Lars von Trier
starring Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Cannes Film Fest Best Actress Winner Charlotte Gainsbourg

Von Trier, who has always been a provocateur, is driven to confront and shake his audience more than any other serious filmmaker -- even Bunuel and Herzog. - Roger Ebert

As a work of pure visual cinema, Antichrist is a complete masterpiece, one of the most striking films you will ever see, and one that you should see projected if at all possible.
- Devin Faraci, Chud.com

TerrorVision Tonight at the New Beverly!

Posted by phil blankenship, January 2, 2010 10:36am | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!



January 2

People of Earth,
your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience.

TerrorVision

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Midnight, All Tickets $7

Advance tickets may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/92894


January
January 9 Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre
Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen

January 16 Marked For Death
In Above the Law, he got tough; In Hard to Kill, he got even;
Now Steven Seagal is... Marked For Death

This Week At The New Beverly: January 1 - 8

Posted by phil blankenship, January 1, 2010 10:11am | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly


Friday & Saturday January 1 & 2

A John Hughes double bill

The Breakfast Club

1985, USA, 97 minutes
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0088847/
written and directed by John Hughes
starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:35 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

An honest attempt to create teenagers who might seem plausible to other teenagers. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Weird Science
1985, USA, 94 minutes
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0090305/
written and directed by John Hughes
starring Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Suzanne Snyder
Fri: 9:30; Sat: 5:35 & 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

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