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NYC Weekend Watch: NYC ’81, ‘The Cotton Club Encore,’ ‘Pulse’ & 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.

Metrograph

A series of New York-set films from 1981 begins with work by Abel Ferrara, Frederick Wiseman and more.

Alain Corneau’s Série noire has been restored and brought to screens. See the trailer here.

“Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z” continues with The Awful Truth.

House, Mulholland Dr., Ms. 45, and Fantastic Planet play late-night, while Edward Scissorhands screens early.
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2019 FilmFear lineup announced!

  • Nerdly
Home and Film4 have announce the programme for the fourth annual FilmFear season – the biggest programme yet will comprise six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests coming to Manchester this October.

Kicking off the season on Tuesday 29 October will be a special preview of The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers’ much-anticipated follow-up to his folk-horror debut The Witch (2015). Starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as lighthouse keepers battling the elements, isolation, inner demons and more on a remote and mysterious Maine island in the 1890s, the eerie period tale will be on general release in January 2020 making Home audiences amongst the first to see the film in the UK. FilmFear and Home will also tour the film to Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds the following evening.

Following in its wake over the course of six nights through to Sunday 3 November come more previews of highly anticipated films,
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The Witches (1990)

Roald Dahl’s marvelous horror thriller for children (the ones ready for it) knows exactly what it is and doesn’t soft-pedal the scary stuff. Horrible (but sexy) witches plot the wholesale destruction of Hansels and Gretels everywhere, and the only kid that can stop them has been changed into a mouse. Nicolas Roeg runs wild with Dahl’s imaginative, refreshingly un-pc book; the usual softening touches are skipped in favor of unadulterated scarifying Fun. It couldn’t be better directed; we wish that Roeg had been able to create a dozen such outrageous fantasies. Star Anjelica Huston is an amazing Grand High Witch, with Mai Zetterling, Anne Lambton and Jane Horrocks providing able witchy support. Recommended!

The Witches

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1990 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date August 20, 2019 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn, Charlie Potter, Jim Carter,
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Talent USA: La 2019 contingent named

Goran Stolevski, Hannah Lehmann and Nina Oyama.

Twelve Aussie creatives are off to Los Angeles for Talent USA: La, a week-long program that involves meetings, workshops and networking opportunities.

Talent USA: La is an initiative of Screen Australia and the Australian Writers’ Guild, and participants were selected due to their existing international profile or having already attracted Us interest in their work.

Film Independent and Australians in Film USA (AiF) will assist setting up the program, and AiF are also providing financial assistance to Mentor La recipients to attend the Talent USA: La program.

“La is the epicentre of the English-speaking screen industry, so Talent USA is an opportunity for the Australian creators to understand how the Us system works and increase their visibility amongst core decision-makers,” said Screen Australia’s head of development Nerida Moore.

“The ultimate goal of the program is to empower these creators to do their best work back in Australia,
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Anne Hathaway reveals about infertility by sharing her baby bump

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015. Hathaway supports several charities. Anne is married to businessman Adam Shulman, with whom she has a son Jonathan who was born in 2016.

She took to Instagram and posted captioning it, ?It?s not for a movie...#2. All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love ???

In the post, Hathaway shared a black and white selfie revealing her baby bump. She teased saying it?s not for a movie. After a long battle with infertility and struggling to conceive, she is standing strong.

This marks the second child for Hathway and her husband Adam Shulman. Hathaway is filming a remake of the 1990 film "The Witches," based on Roald Dahl's novel.
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‘Fast & Furious 9’ Production Halted After Stuntman Injured in Fall on Set

  • Variety
An accident on the set of Universal’s “Fast & Furious 9” in the United Kingdom has left a stuntman in the hospital with a serious head injury. Production on the movie has halted at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, near London.

“We had an injury on the set of ‘Fast 9’ today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen,” a Universal spokesperson confirmed to Variety on Monday. “We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation.”

Police said they were called to an incident shortly before noon U.K. time and an air ambulance was duly called out.

“An ambulance, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts [Hertfordshire] Air Ambulance were called to Leavesden Studios shortly before midday today (July 22), following reports of a man injured in a fall. One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance,” authorities said in a statement.
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Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi Team on Adult Animated Netflix Series ‘Entergalactic’

  • The Wrap
Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi Team on Adult Animated Netflix Series ‘Entergalactic’
Netflix announced Monday that rapper Kid Cudi will team up with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to create an adult animated streaming series based on his upcoming album, “Entergalactic.”

Written by Kid Cudi with “How to Make It in America” creator Ian Edelman, “Entergalactic” will follow a young man on his journey to discover love. Barris will produce the show through his company Khalabo Ink Society, which has an overall deal with Netflix.

Barris, who produced the recently released “Shaft” and “Little,” has several other projects as a writer and producer on his slate, including a remake of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” which he co-wrote with director Robert Zemeckis, and the sequel to the Eddie Murray ’80s comedy “Coming to America.” Cudi, who released “Kids See Ghosts” with Kanye West last year, aims to release his new album later this year.

Also Read: Netflix Orders Variety Sketch Series 'Astronomy Club' From Kenya Barris

For Netflix,
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New ‘Halloween’ Movies Dated for 2020, 2021

  • The Wrap
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have dated two upcoming “Halloween” movies for October 16, 2020 and October 15, 2021, titled “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends,” respectively.

“The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over,” John Carpenter, who wrote and directed the original 1978 film, said on Twitter on Friday. Producer Jason Blum added that the entire “gang” will be back, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green (director of the 2018 film) and Carpenter himself. McBride, Green and Jeff Fradley wrote the screenplay.

Both “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” will be written by Green, McBride and Scott Teems and will also be directed by Green. Malek Akkad, Blum and Bill Block are producing, while Carpenter, Curtis, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, McBride, Green and Ryan Freimann are executive producing. Ryan Turek is overseeing the project for Blumhouse.

Also Read: 'Halloween' 40th Anniversary: John Carpenter Says Why One Scary Scene Made Jamie Lee
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The Witches (1990) Coming to Blu-ray from Warner Archive

With Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches looking to cast a spell in theaters in 2020, the 1990 film adaption is also stepping into the spotlight, with Warner Archive announcing a new Blu-ray release of the film, including a fresh HD master.

Announced on Warner Archive Collection's Facebook page (and reported by Bloody Disgusting), The Witches Blu-ray doesn't have a release date or bonus features listed yet, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future details.

In the meantime, we have the official announcement and cover art below, and in case you missed it, check out our "Hexcellent Halloween" special feature on the film.

"New 2019 1080p HD Master!

The Witches (1990)

Run Time 92:00

Subtitles English Sdh

Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English

Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, 16 X 9 Widescreen

Product Color Color

Disc Configuration Bd 50

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Wizard of Oz,
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Anne Hathaway's The Witches Production Unaffected by Recent On-Set Stabbing

Anne Hathaway's The Witches Production Unaffected by Recent On-Set Stabbing
We let you guys know a few days ago that production on Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis's upcoming remake of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Witches starring Anne Hathaway had been suspended following a stabbing on-set. But today it turns out that production has been unaffected by Wednesday's incident. In fact, the event in question, which was originally reported to be a stabbing, is actually not a serious as we thought. It turns out the alleged victim merely suffered "a small laceration to his neck" during the confrontation. While that's nothing to snicker at, it looks like the man will survive.

Sources close to the film say that the movie's schedule remains unchanged and production at Warner Bros.' studio in Leavesden outside London, did not cease because of the on-set stabbing. Hell, even the famous Harry Potter studio tours which Leavesden hosts were unaffected.
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Stabbing Shocks Set Of Anne Hathaway’s New Film ‘The Witches’

Local police have confirmed that a crew member has been stabbed on the set of Anne Hathaway’s upcoming film, The Witches. The popular Warner Bros. studio set, right next door to The Making of Harry Potter, has filmed quite a few projects, including The Dark Knight and Wonder Woman. “Police were called at around 12:35 […]

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Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’ Unaffected by Alleged Assault on Set

  • Variety
Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’ Unaffected by Alleged Assault on Set
A man arrested on suspicion of wounding another on the set of Anne Hathaway movie “The Witches” has been given bail, and sources say production on the Roald Dahl adaptation has been unaffected.

The incident on Wednesday at Warner Bros.’ studio in Leavesden, outside London, was originally reported as a stabbing, but appears less serious than first thought, with the alleged victim suffering “a small laceration to his neck” during a confrontation with someone known to him, police said.

Sources close to the film told Variety that production did not cease because of the incident and the movie’s schedule remains unchanged. “The Witches,” which also stars Chris Rock and Octavia Spencer, has been scheduled by Warner Bros. for an Oct. 16, 2020, release.

The studio issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging the incident but giving little further information, on the grounds that it was a police matter. A spokesman declined any further comment Thursday.
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Crew Member Stabbed On Warner Bros.’ ‘The Witches’ UK Set; Alleged Perpetrator Released On Bond – Update

  • Deadline
Updated Thursday Am after Wed. 3:41Pm post: A crew member working on the UK production of Warner Bros.Robert Zemeckis-directed The Witches movie was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in a confrontation with a co-worker. Production was taking place at Warner Bros. Studios stages in Leavesden, Hertfordshire and was suspended on Wednesday. Local police believe that the two men know each other. The injured man was reportedly taken to a hospital and his suspected attacker was arrested. As of this morning Pacific time, it has been reported by police that the suspect has been released on bond and is due back in court July 17. The Daily Mail reported that the fight was between a rigger and a stage hand, and that there were approximately 100 people on set when the incident occurred. It is not clear whether any of the pic’s cast members, including stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci,
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The Witches Crew Member Stabbed, Halting Production on Anne Hathaway Remake

The Witches Crew Member Stabbed, Halting Production on Anne Hathaway Remake
Crew members working on the upcoming movie adaptation of The Witches were horrified on Wednesday to witness an apparent stabbing of a stagehand on set. The incident took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, famous for shooting Harry Potter movies. Reportedly, serious trouble began to arise in the studio when an altercation developed between the stagehand and a rigger. This resulted in the rigger stabbing the stagehand in the neck with a Stanley knife, seriously wounding him in front of around 100 other crew members. It wasn't made clear if Anne Hathaway or any of the other lead stars of the movie were nearby when the attack occurred.

Immediately following the stabbing, several other members of the crew tended to the bleeding stagehand. Authorities were then quickly called in, arresting the rigger and placing him into custody on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. At this point,
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Crew Member Stabbed on UK Set of Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’

Crew Member Stabbed on UK Set of Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’
A man was arrested after stabbing a crew member on the set of the Anne Hathaway film “The Witches” at the Warner Bros. studio in Leavesden, England, on Wednesday afternoon, Hertfordshire police told TheWrap.

Police said the crew member sustained a neck injury and was taken to the hospital by an ambulance, while a second man, 54, was arrested on “suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.” The man has since been released on police bail until July 17.

Police believe the two men knew each other, but inquiries are still being made to determine the circumstances around what happened.

Also Read: 'The Witches' Remake Starring Anne Hathaway Set for October 2020 Release Date

Warner Bros. declined to comment.

Robert Zemeckis is directing Hathaway in the remake of “The Witches,” which is based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 children’s book. The film also stars Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci,
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Stabbing On "The Witches" Set

According to reports, the Warner Bros. Studios stages in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, UK have been locked down, following a bloody altercation between crew members working on the set of "The Witches", adapting author Roald Dahl's 1983 novel, starring Anne Hathaway as  the 'Grand High Witch', for director Robert Zemeckis, targeting an October 16, 2020 wide release:

"...police were called to the studio around 12:35 Pm , after a fight broke out between two crew members -- reportedly a rigger and a stagehand -- working on the film. One man was knifed in the neck and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A second man, covered in blood was arrested on suspicion of wounding 'with intent to do grievous bodily harm' and is currently in police custody. It is believed the men are known to each other..."

"...in "The Witches'. a young boy goes to live with his Norwegian grandmother after his parents are killed in a car accident.
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Crew Member Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’ in England

  • Variety
Crew Member Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Witches’ in England
A crew member has been stabbed in the neck on the set of Anne Hathaway’s “The Witches” remake, which is being shot at the Warner Bros. Studios stages in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

The Hertfordshire Constabulary said in a statement that the victim was hospitalized and his alleged attacker was arrested. The two men are believed to have known each other, according to the statement.

“Police were called at around 12.35 pm today to reports of an incident at Warner Bros studio production facility in Leavesden,” the police said. “One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody. It is believed the men are known to each other. Enquiries are continuing at this time to establish the circumstances around what happened.”

Warner Bros. said the incident
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Man Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway Film The Witches

Man Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway Film The Witches
A crew member working on The Witches reboot, starring Anne Hathaway, was stabbed and injured on the film's set on Wednesday during a confrontation with a coworker. The incident reportedly took place in the afternoon at one of the stages at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire in England, multiple outlets reported. The injured man was taken to a hospital and his suspected attacker was arrested, police said. Hathaway's whereabouts at the time were not reported and it is unclear if she or any of the other actors witnessed the stabbing. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. confirmed to the Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper that a "knife-related incident"...
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Man Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway Film 'The Witches'

Man Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway Film 'The Witches'
A man in his 40s, reportedly a crewmember, was stabbed Wednesday on the set of the Anne Hathaway film The Witches.

The attack took place at one of Warner Bros. Studios' stages in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in England, police said.

The Hertfordshire Constabulary said in a statement that the victim sustained a "small" neck injury and was taken to a hospital by ambulance. He was released after treatment. 

The alleged perpetrator, a 54-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. He has since been released on bond and is due back in court ...
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Bradley Cooper in Early Talks to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

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Bradley Cooper in Early Talks to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’
Bradley Cooper is in early talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s next film, “Nightmare Alley,” for Fox Searchlight, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Leonardo DiCaprio was previously attached to the project. Del Toro co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. “Nightmare Alley” is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale of Tsg Entertainment.

Fox previously made a “Nightmare Alley” film back in 1947, which starred Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell and Coleen Gray. It followed a young con-man who teamed up with a female psychiatrist. At first, it’s all fun and games, until they turn on each other. However, del Toro’s film will be more based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.

Also Read: Bradley Cooper Pitches 'A Star is Born' Live Reading With Lady Gaga (Video)

Production is set to start this fall.

Del Toro’s recent
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