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Film Noir Festival Final Weekend

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, April 15, 2010 11:01pm | Post a Comment

So the final weekend of the film noir festival is upon us! Friday features a couple of hard boiled crime films, including a prison break film featuring Perry Mason star William Talman and a revenge film featuring location shots filmed in 1950's Alaska! Saturday gives us a double dose of The Whistler and Sunday closes things out with a Femme Fatale double featuring the legendary Cleo Moore.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA
(between Las Palmas & McCadden)
(323) 466-3456

$11/$7 for members
all showings start at 7:30

Friday April 16th- Crashout / Cry Vengeance
Saturday April 17th- Power Of The Whistler / Voice Of The Whistler
Sunday April 18th- Strange Fascination / The Come On

Week Two of The Film Noir Festival at The Egyptian Theatre

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, April 8, 2010 11:10am | Post a Comment


So it seems that the Film Noir Foundation folks have another great week of programming lined up for us! It starts off on Friday with an intense double featuring one of Robert Mitchum's rarely screened gems The Locket along with The Bodyguard, which happens to be Robert Altman's first big writing credit. Saturday brings a Broderick Crawford mid 50's double feature that includes a spectacular Gloria Grahame performance in yet another film based on Emile Zola's La Bete Humaine. Sunday brings a "crooked world" double that includes Mickey Rooney's great Drive A Crooked Road, a quick paced film written by Blake Edwards and featuring some great old arcade footage. I will definitely make it to this one, as it's paired with something I've never seen-- Walk A Crooked Mile, described as an anti-commie / atomic scare flick featuring Raymond Burr and Dennis O'Keefe set in San Francisco. Wednesday brings a Neo-Noir featuring an all mannequin cast entitled Eve's Necklace. Thursday rounds out the week with a Gothic Noir double from the early 40's featuring Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Francis Farmer & Elisha Cook Jr!



Drive A Crooked Road trailer

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA
(between Las Palmas& McCadden)
(323) 466-3456

$11/$7 for members
all showings start at 7:30

Friday April 9th- The Locket / The Bodyguard
Sat April 10th- New York Confidential / Human Desire
Sunday April 11th-Drive A Crooked Road / Walk A Crooked Mile
Wednesday April 14th- Eve's Necklace
Thursday April 15th- Among The Living / Dark Waters

Film Noir Festival Returns To The Egyptian Theatre

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, March 31, 2010 11:15am | Post a Comment
April is just about the finest month of the year to be in Los Angeles. The weather usually remains mild with sunny days & cool nights. Rainy days and scattered showers still pop up and I tend to appreciate them much more than winter storms, as I can smell the impending triple digit heatwaves that are right around the corner. Daylight savings time has brought an extra hour to get things done, the smell of jasmine is in the air and new year resolutions have been broken so there's more room at the gym. But all of this pales in comparison to the real reason why April is so special in LA...



Oh yes, the film noir festival returns to the spectacular Egyptian Theatre for the 12th year in a row. Yes, I'll tolerate all that Hollywood Blvd. has become for this series of showings -- suburban crowds seeking companionship and/or a fight down at da clubs, the $20 parking spaces, the bluetoothed security goons shoulder checking pedestrians. I'll deal because there's always a couple of gems in the mix at this festival to make all these hassles worth while. Highlights of  the first week include William Castle & George Raft doubles, live appearances by Julie Adams & Rhonda Fleming and a brand new print of the classic Cry Danger
Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA
(between Las Palmas& McCadden)
(323) 466-3456

$11/$7 for members
all showings start at 7:30

Friday April 2nd- Cry Danger / Tight Spot
Saturday April 3rd- Red Light / Johnny Angel
Sunday April 4th- Hollywood Story / Undertow
Wednesday April 7th- Julie / Blueprint For Murder
Thurs April 8th- So Evil My Love / Experiment Perilous

Night Of The Hunter / Cape Fear Double @ The Egyptian

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 27, 2009 12:05am | Post a Comment

I, for one, am very excited about this particular double feature; both films feature roles that are amongst  Robert Mitchum's finest and most intense. Night Of The Hunter took me a while to warm up to, as it carries such a massive reputation that I was a bit let down upon first viewing. A couple years later I caught it on late night TV and wondered what kind of funk I must have been in the first time. The film is a true oddity and quite beautifully directed by Charles Laughton. The original version of Cape Fear is pretty gripping from the get go and I'm sure that the swamp scenes will look gorgeous on the Egyptian's huge screen. Gregory Peck gives a great performance as the tortured father and the adaptation of John D. MacDonald's novel The Executioners is none too shabby. I'd say that no one does justice to the inherent menace of the swamplands like MacDonald. Also, author Preston Neal Jones will be on hand signing his book Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of Night of the Hunter.

Wednesday October 28th
Night Of The Hunter / Cape Fear
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 461-2020


Cape Fear
trailer


Night Of The Hunter
boat scene

October Is Horror Month In L.A.

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 3, 2009 10:10pm | Post a Comment


The sheer volume of classic horror being shown on screens across the L.A. area in October is astonishing...

October 3rd
New Beverly- Shocker (Mid)
Bay- House On Haunted Hill (also showing 4th, 5th & 7th)
Cinefamiy- Mystery Of The Wax Museum / Phantom Of The Opera

October 4th & 5th
New Beverly- Trick 'r Treat / Creepshow

October 6th
New Beverly- Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong / Nightmare In Blood
Cinefamily-  Jerry Beck Halloween shorts

October 8th-

Cinefamily- Sleepaway Camp / Return To Sleepaway Camp

October 9th
Egyptian Theatre- Alien / Aliens
Bay- The Haunting (also showing 11th, 12th & 14th)
Cinefamily- At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul / This Night I Will Posses Your Corpse

October 10th
New Beverly- 12 hour horror festival- Dog Soldiers, The Burning, House By The Cemetary, Superstition, Fight For Your Life, Galaxy Of Terror & more!
Cinefamily- Dr. X / Dr. Cyclops & Spooky Encounters

October 13th

Cinefamily- Tokyo Gore Night featuring Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl

October 15th
Egyptian- Night Of The Creeps
Cinefamily- Slumber Party Massacre, Graduation Day, The Redeemer: Son Of Satan

October 16th-
Cinefamily- Coffin Joe triple feature
Art Theater- Rosemary's Baby (midnight)

October 17th
New Beverly- Inferno (midinight)
Egyptian- Goonies & Lost Boys
Cinefamily- Footsteps In The Fog / Picture Of Dorian Grey / Return Of The Demon

October 18th

New Beverly- Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein / Ghost & Mr. Chicken (also showing on 19th)
Cinefamily- Victims & Don't Go In The House

October 20th
New Beverly- J.D.'s Revenge / Blacula
Cinefamily- American Nightmare aka Combat Shock

October 21st
New Beverly- Abominable Dr. Phibes / Theater Of Blood (also showing 22nd)
Cinefamily- Haxan w/ live score

October 22nd-
Cinefamily- My Bloody Valentine / April Fool's Day / Don't Open Til Christmas

October 23rd-
Cinefamily- Coffin Joe psychedelic night with Awakening Of The Beast / Finis Hominis

October 24th-
Cinefamily- Horror Of Dracula / Revenge Of Frankenstein & Haunted Cop Shop
Alex- The Haunting
Aero- Something Wicked This Way Comes

October 25th-
Cinefamily- Plan 9 From Outer Space / Ed Wood
New Beverly- William Castle Story / 13 Ghosts (also showing the 26th)
Aero- The Stunt Man / Ed Gein
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse - Phantom Of The Opera w/ live pipe organ score

October 27th-
New Beverly- Incredible 2-Headed Transplant / The Thing With Two Heads
Cinefamily- TV horror host night featuring American Scary

October 28th-
New Beverly-Dracula / Bride Of Frankenstein (also showing the 29th)
Egyptian- Night Of The Hunter / Cape Fear

October 29th-
Cinefamily- Chopping Mall / Shakma / Night Of The Demon

October 30th-
Redcat- The Golem w/ live score (also showing the 31st)
New Beverly- Fade To Black / Once Bitten / Teen Wolf
Egyptian- Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary
Aero- House Of Frankenstein / House Of Dracula
Cinefamily- Embodiment Of Evil / Hallucinations Of A Deranged Mind
Art- Night Of The Living Dead (11PM)

October 31st-
New Beverly- Night of The Demons / Demons / Demons 2
Aero- Dusk Til Dawn horror festival featuring: People Under The Stairs, Day Of The Dead, Society, The Brood, Maniac & Terror.



Aero Theater
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA

Alex Theater
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA

Art Theater Of Long Beach

2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA

Bay Theater
340 Main Street
Seal Beach, CA

Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theater
611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

REDCAT
631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA





House On Haunted Hill


My Bloody Valentine


Ghost and Mr. Chicken
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