This Week At The New Beverly: Roger Corman directs Vincent Price, Hatchet I & II w/ special guests, tributes to Tony Curtis, Arthur Penn & Dede Allen plus MORE!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full upcoming schedule is available online:

Friday & Saturday, November 26 & 27

Tribute to Tony Curtis

Sweet Smell of Success
1957, USA, 96 minutes
directed by Alexander Mackendrick; screenplay by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman; original music by Elmer Bernstein; cinematography by James Wong Howe; starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:10 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

With some of the sharpest dialogue ever cut in Hollywood, only on the most superficial level is this a movie about gossip and publicity. We're talking show business. We're talking America. We're talking cast-iron classic. - Colin Kennedy, Empire Magazine

One of those rare films where you remember the names of the characters because you remember them--as people, as types, as benchmarks. The film stands as the record of one of the most convincing and closely observed symbiotic relationships in the movies. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Some Like It Hot
1959, USA, 120 minutes
directed by Billy Wilder; screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond; cinematography by Charles Lang; starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown
Fri: 9:30; Sat: 5:10 & 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

This is a flawlessly scripted, superbly performed and endlessly witty comedy that deserves its place among the all-time greats. - Film 4

Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft. - Roger Ebert

Friday, November 26

Pulp Fiction
1994, USA, 154 minutes
written & directed by Quentin Tarantino
starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Like "Citizen Kane," Pulp Fiction is constructed in such a nonlinear way that you could see it a dozen times and not be able to remember what comes next. - Roger Ebert

The first masterwork of the post-modern pop culture generation gets better with every viewing, and like good rock n' roll, needs to be played loud! - Brad Laidman, Film Threat

Saturday, November 27

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship
present New Beverly Midnights

The Monster Squad
1987, USA, 82 minutes
directed by Fred Dekker, written by Fred Dekker & Shane Black, starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

The secret of its success is Shane Black and Fred Dekker's script, which blends homage and lampoon in a way that sees humor in the horror genre without ever disrespecting it. Dekker carries that approach over to his work as the film's director, giving the film a light-hearted 'pop' feel during the segments dealing with the young heroes but creating a convincingly spooky atmosphere for the monster sequences. - Donald Guarisco, All Movie Guide

Sunday & Monday, November 28 & 29

Two by Roger Corman starring Vincent Price

Tales of Terror
1962, USA, 90 minutes
directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Joyce Jameson
Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Remains one of the best of Corman's Poe cycle.
- Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Offers everything horror fans can't get enough of, from murder and dementia to live burials, open tombs, resurrection and zombies. And with three of horrordom's greatest villains (Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone) in the lead roles, the chills are guaranteed.
- TV Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Haunted Palace
1963, USA, 87 minutes
directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney, Jr., Frank Maxwell, Leo Gordon, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Sun: 5:40 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

The title of this film is borrowed from Edgar Allan Poe, but the real inspiration was H.P. Lovecraft's fantastic horror epic The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Whatever the source, this chiller is still considered as part of Roger Corman's "Poe" films and all the usual signs are there: sturdy direction, great sets, spooky atmosphere, and a splendid two-tiered performance by Vincent Price.
- Patrick Legare, All Movie Guide

Tuesday, November 30

Writer/ director Adam Green IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss! Co-presented by Horror Movie A Day

US theatrical premiere of an unrated 35mm print of the first film! Actors Kane Hodder, Parry Shen, Joel David More, Rileah Vanderbilt and Tony Todd will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss!

2006, USA, 84 minutes - Unrated
USA theatrical premiere of an unrated 35mm print!
written & directed by Adam Green, starring Joel Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Mercedes McNab, Parry Shen & Kane Hodder
Tues: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

This horror comedy is loaded with decapitations, bodies torn in two and spewing blood, and yet, unlike the grim, torture-filled gore-fests of late, Hatchet's mayhem is so giddily over-the-top that you end up applauding the low-budget aplomb of it all.
- Chuck Wilson, LA Weekly

No other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such gleeful, moist abandon. - Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

- plus on the same bill -

Hatchet II
2010, USA, 89 minutes - Unrated
Victor Crowley Lives Again - One Night Only!
written & directed by Adam Green, starring Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, AJ Bowen, Parry Shen, Tom Holland, R.A. Mihailoff, Ed Ackerman & Kane Hodder
Tues: 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Hatchet II earns bragging rights with buckets of giddily over-the-top blood 'n' guts in sequences that are as gratuitous as they are amusingly ridiculous. - Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

Hatchet II is distinguished both by a funky, frisky sense of humor, and gore of great quality and quantity. - Nathan Rabin, AV Club

Wednesday & Thursday, December 1 & 2

Arthur Penn & Dede Allen Tribute Double Feature

Bonnie and Clyde
1967, USA, 112 minutes
directed by Arthur Penn; film editing by Dede Allen; starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Gene Wilder
Wed & Thurs: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

With its weird landscape of dusty, derelict towns and verdant highways, stunningly shot by Burnett Guffey in muted tones of green and gold, it has the true quality of folk legend. - Time Out

4 Stars - A milestone in the history of American movies, a work of truth and brilliance. It is also pitilessly cruel, filled with sympathy, nauseating, funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful. If it does not seem that those words should be strung together, perhaps that is because movies do not very often reflect the full range of human life. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Little Big Man
1970, USA, 139 minutes
directed by Arthur Penn; film editing by Dede Allen; starring Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey
Wed & Thurs: 9:45

Funny, humane, and a work of brave intelligence. - Time Out

4 Stars - an endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of a yarn. - Roger Ebert


Advance tickets may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Advance tickets are not sold at the box office.

Currently, only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time. As always, any available tickets will also be sold at the theater box office the day of the event. Purchasing advance tickets is generally unnecessary for most shows, as the only programs that ever come close to selling out are special event shows with special guests, etc. Plenty of tickets are available at the door for nearly all of our programs.

Coming Soon:

3 & 4: Godard's Breathless & Contempt
5 & 6: Michael Mann's Heat - 15 Anniversary
7: Grindhouse Tribute to Alan Ormsby: Deranged & Deathdream
10 & 11: Alan Rudolph's Trouble In Mind & The Moderns
11: Home Alone - 20th Anniversary
12 & 13: Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris
14: Grindhouse Fest - Black Christmas & Silent Night, Bloody Night
15 & 16: Valhalla Rising & Bronson
17 & 18: Gasper Noé's Enter The Void
21: Grindhouse Fest - Christmas Evil & New Years Evil
22 & 23: Mesrine: Killer Instinct & Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
26-28: The Godfather & The Godfather: Part II
29 & 30: The Godfather: Part III - 20th Anniversary

Schedule subject to change

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