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NYC Weekend Watch: Michael Haneke, German Cinema, Rialto Pictures, and 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 Forum

A Michael Haneke retrospective begins as does a restoration of The Crime of Monsieur Lange.

The Film Society Lincoln Center

“The Lost Years of German Cinema” features rare cinematic gems from Fritz Lang, Helmut Käutner, Robert Siodmak, and more.

Anthology Film Archives

“Generation Wealth” kicks off with The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, L’Argent,
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High School Lover Starring James Franco Available on DVD November 21st

James Franco returns to Lifetime as executive producer and star of the enthralling romance-thriller High School Lover, available on DVD November 21 from Lionsgate. This captivating feature film debut from director Jerell Rosales features Paulina Singer as 17-year-old Kelly, who falls for a rising Hollywood star (François Arnaud), and her father (Franco) must find a way to end the forbidden affair before it takes a dangerous turn for the worse. The High School Lover DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

When 17-year-old Kelly (Paulina Singer) sneaks out to the city one night with her friends, she isn’t expecting to meet Hollywood’s hottest actor, Christian Booth (François Arnaud). To Kelly’s surprise, Christian contacts her and they begin spending time together. When her father (James Franco) finds out about the relationship — and the wide age gap — he demands that Kelly stop seeing Christian. As Christian’s adoration turns into obsession,
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James Franco Reveals Why He Became ‘Frustrated’ After 10 Years of Acting and Had to Do More — Watch

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James Franco Reveals Why He Became ‘Frustrated’ After 10 Years of Acting and Had to Do More — Watch
Everyone knows James Franco likes to keep busy, but the reason why he wears so many hats is less apparent. The actor, writer, producer, and director spoke to IndieWire’s Eric Kohn about this and more during last week’s IndieWire Honors ceremony, revealing how acting left him “frustrated” after 10 years and he eventually “fell in love with the collaborative process.”

“I always loved movies from a very young age,” said Franco, who received the Vanguard Award (Film) last week. “I used to just be a watcher of movies; I didn’t really understand how they work. I thought all those kids in ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘The Goonies’ were just sort of born into it, and then as I got older I realized, ‘Oh, there are, you know, ways to sort of develop different sorts of crafts.”

Read More:Mary J. Blige, Kumail Nanjiani, and More Made the First
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How Disney Star Ross Lynch Landed the Role of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

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How Disney Star Ross Lynch Landed the Role of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer became one of America’s most horrifying figures after he murdered 17 men and boys — killing and eating many of them to satisfy a twisted sexual kink — over the course of 12 years. But in writer-director Marc Meyer’s “My Friend Dahmer,” the future monster’s just a troubled teenage outcast. Meyer’s meticulous late-’70s period drama, based on the graphic novel by Dahmer’s old high school acquaintance John “Derf” Backderf, takes a revisionist approach to Dahmer epitomized by the casting of Disney star Ross Lynch in the lead role.

Read More:‘My Friend Dahmer’ Trailer: Anne Heche Is Unhinged in This Gripping Portrait of the Serial Killer as a Young Man — Watch

Lynch, best known for the Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally” and the “Teen Beach Movie” series, buries his pop-star stature in a messy mop of hair, thick wireframe glasses and a dull stare.
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Isla Fisher joins Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum

According to Variety, Isla Fisher has signed on to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in the stoner comedy The Beach Bum from director Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers).

Neon and Vice are co-producing the film, which will see McConaughey as Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large, and Fisher as his wife. Production is slated to get underway this year ahead of a release in 2018.

Fisher was last seen in Grimsby, Nocturnal Animals and Keeping Up with the Joneses in 2016, and has recently completed production on the comedy film Tag, which is set to arrive next year. She is also attached to star in Dome Karukoski’s The Starling alongside Keanu Reeves.
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Isla Fisher to join Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine's Beach Bum

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Harmony Korine is set to kick off production on his first feature-film since 2013's Spring Breakers quite soon, and Variety reports that Isla Fisher has joined the cast of the project. Titled Beach Bum, the upcoming stoner-comedy stars Matthew McConaughey as Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large. Fisher is set to play Moondog's wife. Beach Bum will... Read More...
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Isla Fisher to Co-Star With Matthew McConaughey in ‘Beach Bum’ (Exclusive)

Isla Fisher to Co-Star With Matthew McConaughey in ‘Beach Bum’ (Exclusive)
Isla Fisher is set to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine’s next movie, “Beach Bum,” sources tell Variety.

The film will be a co-production between Neon and Vice with Neon, which bought the rights for the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, handling distribution. CAA will be negotiating the domestic sales while Rocket Science handled international sales.

“Beach Bum” is a comedy that follows the misadventures of Moondog (McConaughey), a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large. Fisher will play Moondog’s wife.

The film will be written and directed by Korine, whose unique filmmaking style gained recognition with “Spring Breakers,” which starred James Franco and brought in $31 million at the worldwide box office.

Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce. The film is executive produced by Tom Quinn and Tim League for Neon and Shane Smith, [link
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Watch James Franco go undercover as The Shining's Jack Torrance at a haunted house

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It’s still easy to rag on James Franco for acting like a pretentious grad student a few years ago, but it’s time to acknowledge the dude deserves our respect. Even if you didn’t like his brilliant turn in Spring Breakers, his reverent, nuanced performances in fare like 11.22.63 and The Deuce are proof that he isn’t…

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Exclusive: MondoCon Reveals New Posters For ‘Jaws 2’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ Merch For ‘Jaws’ and ‘Preacher’

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Exclusive: MondoCon Reveals New Posters For ‘Jaws 2’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ Merch For ‘Jaws’ and ‘Preacher’
MondoCon, the annual convention put on by the ever-popular pop culture art company Mondo, returns to Austin, Texas in a little over a week. Whether you’re there to spend a little too much money on amazing posters, meet some of your favorite artists, or attend informative panels that take on topics ranging from toy making […]

The post Exclusive: MondoCon Reveals New Posters For ‘Jaws 2’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ Merch For ‘Jaws’ and ‘Preacher’ appeared first on /Film.
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Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’
Vanessa Hudgens has joined the cast of “Second Act,” the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez.

Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by STXfilms with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham.

The movie is in the vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl.” Lopez will play a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

Hudgens will play a young executive at a consumer goods company. She’s currently filming Ken Marino’s “Dog Days,” and most recently starred in the NBC series “Powerless.” Her additional credits include “Spring Breakers,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Machete Kills,” the Broadway revival of “Gigi,” and as Rizzo in “Grease: Live” in 2016.

Second Act” is written by Zackham (“Lights Out”) and Goldsmith-Thomas. Producers are Goldsmith-Thomas, Lopez, Zackham, and Benny Medina.
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Harmony Korine’s Matthew McConaughey-Starring Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’ May Screen in Weed-Laced Smell-o-Vision

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Harmony Korine’s Matthew McConaughey-Starring Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’ May Screen in Weed-Laced Smell-o-Vision
Singular filmmaker Harmony Korine has some high hopes for his latest feature, though fans of the indie auteur hoping to enjoy the full scope of his vision might have to travel a little further afield to enjoy it as it was meant to be seen. Or, more appropriately, smelled. In a new interview with Telerama (via The Playlist), Korine opens up about an ambitious — and delightfully bonkers — plan to really steep his audience in the next film, the stoner comedy “The Beach Bum,” set to star Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg in a Cheech and Chong-esque misadventure.

In short: Korine wants to get you high. Literally.

Read More:Cannes: Neon and Vice Buy U.S. Rights to Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum

“It’s a comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg, about somewhat depressive marijuana smokers, in the spirit of Cheech and Chong,” Korine said in the new interview.
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Margot Robbie Says She Always Dresses Up as a 'Guy Character' for Halloween

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Margot Robbie is known for making captivating transformations for her films — think Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and her unrecognizable metamorphosis into Queen Elizabeth I for her upcoming film Mary Queen of Scots — so it’s no surprise that the actress is no different when it comes to Halloween. Robbie admitted that she’s never been into sexy costumes and that she prefers to get creative by dressing up as male characters.

“Every Halloween I dress as a guy character because they are always the most fun. From day one, I never got the Halloween slutty costumes,” she told W
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New to Streaming: ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘City of Ghosts,’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)

Ana Lily Amirpour’s second feature shoots for Harmony Korine meets Mad Max and would have nearly almost hit the mark were it not for the gratingly aloof attitude and the swaths of directorial license being taken. The Bad Batch — an ambitious, expansive dystopian sci-fi western which features partying, drugs, and cannibals — might come as music to the ears of diehard fans of
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Vanessa Hudgens Added To Cast Of Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’

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Exclusive: We're out of the dog days of summer, but the cast of Ken Marino's Dog Days seems to be growing day by day. Having already seen FlatlinersNina Dobrev and It's Finn Wolfhard get on board with the indie romantic comedy in the past week, the pic now is packing some new power, I’ve learned. Spring Breakers and Broadway’s Gigi lead Vanessa Hudgens also has joined Dog Days. The Powerless alum will play Tara in the interconnected ensemble pic about people looking for…
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From Falling Asleep During a Sex Scene to Unexpected Fatherhood: Highlights from Gucci Mane's Memoir

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From Falling Asleep During a Sex Scene to Unexpected Fatherhood: Highlights from Gucci Mane's Memoir
In his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, the southern rapper proves he has just as many dramatic life experiences as he does tattoos. Gucci Mane‘s story, written with Neil Martinez-Belkin, is one of reinvention.

Beyond his highly publicized murder charge (Mane maintains he shot in self-defense; the charge was later dropped), the newly released book dives into his childhood (he started selling drugs in the eighth grade), his own drug use, multiple arrests (some for assault, others for drug and weapon possession) and feuds with other rappers like Jeezy.

It all changed during his most recent stint in prison.
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Selena Gomez Stuns in Super Sheer Top -- See Her Latest Nyfw Looks!

Selena Gomez Stuns in Super Sheer Top -- See Her Latest Nyfw Looks!
Selena Gomez is giving New York Fashion Week everything she's got.  The 25-year-old singer-actress stunned in a sheer top while heading to Coach's Spring 2018 fashion show on Tuesday, accessorizing the racy look with a cool brown leather jacket and high-waisted jeans. 

Related: Selena Gomez Tears Up Talking About Hurricane Harvey As Celebs Step Up For 'Hand in Hand' Telethon

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The former Disney star reunited with her Spring Breakers co-star, James Franco, at the show, where she was seated next to Vogue editor-in chief Anna Wintour.

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Related: Selena Gomez Says She Felt 'Violated' as a Teen Star, Recalls Falling in Love 'For the First Time'

Gomez, who is the face of Coach, switched up her look on Wednesday at the brand's in-store event. The "Fetish" singer rocked sexy leather pants, a black sweater and a bold red jacket. 

Photo: Splash News

Watch: Selena Gomez Stuns in Sheer
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Full cast announced for Woody Allen’s next film

We’d already heard that Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) and Jude Law (The Young Pope) will be appearing in Woody Allen’s next film, and now comes word of the rest of the cast for the as-yet-untitled project.

Joining the aforementioned stars are Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Annaleigh Ashford (Frozen), Rebecca Hall (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), Cherry Jones (American Crime), Will Rogers (Bridge of Spies) and Kelly Rohrbach (Baywatch).

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the project will reunite Allen with Amazon Studios, who recently released his film Cafe Society, as well as producing his TV debut Crisis in Six Scenes. Allen’s next film Wonder Wheel – starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple and James Belushi – is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival next month.
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10 Actors Who Could Play The Joker In the Upcoming Origin Movie

Liam Hoofe takes a look at ten actors who could play the Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming Joker origin movie…

News broke last week that The Hangover director Todd Phillips would be directing a Joker origin movie, produced by Martin Scorsese and not taking place inside the Dceu. The news has been met with a cautious optimism, as despite the talent involved in the film, fans are finding it difficult to shake the image of Jared Leto’s Joker from last year’s Suicide Squad movie.

The good news, though, is that Leto will not be involved with the movie and that the role will be recast yet again for the movie. Taking on the role of The Joker is no easy task however and getting the casting correct will be key here. Here is a look at ten actors who could take on the iconic role.

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Film Review: ‘Going to Brazil’

Film Review: ‘Going to Brazil’
Actor-turned-director Patrick Mille’s “Going to Brazil” basically takes the “Spring Breakers” conceit and adds a dash of “The Hangover,” as four vacant hotties blunder into criminal peril while on vacation. But while “Spring Breakers” without James Franco was a dire prospect, “Going to Brazil” delivers a slicker, livelier, less repetitious dose of trashy fun. If it doesn’t have anything as out-there or memorable as Franco’s performance, it also has nothing in the torture-chamber realm of constantly hearing the voiceover narration of barely legal ditzbags whining, “It wasn’t supposed to be like this!!”

While to an extent “Brazil” channels a familiar genre-pic xenophobia — go abroad and life is suddenly fraught with drugs, guns and gangsters — it’s snarkily pessimistic about the motherland as well. Our 30-ish heroines are hardly innocents: Restaurant cook Chloe (Margot Bancilhon) resentfully leaps from one fast-ditching boyfriend to the next; the indeterminately employed Lily (Philippine Stindel) has world-class anger issues
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The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

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The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’
No genre illustrates the evolution of cinema better than the crime film. As recently as the ’90s, Hollywood regularly released stories of cops-and-robber showdowns and mystery-thrillers based on best-selling novels — but as the middle class continues to disappear from Hollywood films, smart crime stories moved to television (see: “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Night Of,” et. al.).

Outside the studios, there is a longstanding tradition – from the B-movies to the Coen brothers – of new directors showcasing their filmmaking chops with dark, stylish, and intense crime sagas. A surge of new filmmakers in the ’90s brought fresh interpretations to the genre, from the pastiche of “Reservoir Dogs” to the unnerving realism in “Boyz n the Hood.”

Read MoreThe 50 Best Films of the ’90s, From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Groundhog Day

These days, many of the best contemporary directors — including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Mann, the Coens, Park Chan-wook and Spike Lee – still love the genre,
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