Category Archives: Matinee at the Bijou

Cheeta The Chimp, RIP.

Addenda: There’s now some debate over whether the chimp who expired over the Christmas holiday was the real Cheeta or even ever got near a Hollywood soundstage. The Miami New Times reports: <​To hear the story repeated from fine bastions … Continue reading

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Holy Rosebuds! Welles’ “Citizen Kane” Oscar Sells For Nearly $1M.

Yep. You read that right. The Academy Award that director Orson Welles won for his 1941 classic “Citizen Kane“ went for $861,542 at auction yesterday, The Wrap reports. The name of the winning bidder was not disclosed. But among the … Continue reading

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New “Three Stooges” Trailer Released.

I think I’ll stick with the original shorts.

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Producer Mike Kaplan’s Collection Of Vintage Movie Posters Goes On Exhibit.

And there’s some corkers, including this terrific French poster for Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face.” You can view the full slideshow here.

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“The Artist”: Remembering The Hollywood Of Old.

It tells you everything you need to know … … about the state of contemporary cinema that filmmakers are looking back longingly at an era when Hollywood actually seemed to be in the business of making myths and not cynically … Continue reading

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Dueling “Snow White” Trailers Hit The Web.

So You May Not Have Heard … … but filmgoers are soon going to be treated to not one, but two, reimaginings of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale “Snow White.” One of them, “Mirror, Mirror” (with Julia Roberts as the … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office And The Monday Must-Read.

So You Know What Audiences Like? That’s right, you guessed it, movies about Greek gods and Adam Sandler in drag. Director Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals” with soon-to-be Superman Henry Cavil in the lead role as the mythic hero Theseus ruled the … Continue reading

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