Hamilton

July 7, 2020
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We’ve all been seeking something to look forward to this summer and Disney+ provided a glimmer last week by releasing a film version of “Hamilton” captured live from Broadway in 2016. Entertainment is on the cusp of revolution and sets a stage for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical to further demonstrate the importance and power of deals with titans in the ongoing battles for content on their proprietary streaming services. Join The Film Board for this landmark release in the middle of our summer malaise.

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Charade

June 25, 2020
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Toward the end of Grant’s acting career, he had stopped playing the romantic interest, concerned how his age reflected in the on-screen relationships, particularly with younger women. After this point, he only played a romantic interest one last time, and it was opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade.

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North by Northwest

June 18, 2020
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It’s the second in our Cary Grant series this week, and this time we’re heading straight up the Presidents’ noses as we follow Hitch and crew to Mt. Rushmore and beyond in the 1959 classic ‘North by Northwest’.

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Da 5 Bloods

June 16, 2020
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The Corona Virus is still a major threat in the world and even though some businesses are reopening, the film industry continues its holding pattern. Because of that, new releases in the “Theater at Home” paradigm are getting all different kinds of creative digital structures. This past weekend, Netflix released “Da 5 Bloods,” a Spike Lee Joint that quickly jumped to #3 in for selections on the service. Click into this episode as Spike helps us open up and process the wounds of both the past and the present.

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Arsenic and Old Lace

June 11, 2020
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Cary Grant knew Frank Capra was busy casting for his new film, an adaptation of the Broadway hit Arsenic and Old Lace, and he knew that Ronald Reagan and Jack Benny had both turned the lead role down, so he told Capra he was interested and available. Capra was thrilled, and they set to work.

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Dinner for Schmucks

June 8, 2020
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With such a strong curriculum vitae in comedy films, having Jay Roach direct a remake of Francis Veber’s Le Dîner de Cons looks great on paper. But when it comes time to write, direct, and release the movie, does it hold up as well?

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2020-05-30 • Saturday Matinée

June 1, 2020
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New Trek series announced. Scream 5, apparently. Snyder cut shenanigans, and Henry Super Nick Fury Man Cavill. HBOMeh, plus Studio Ghibli, tho. Awkwafina, Karen Gillan in “Barry Meets Mean Girls”. Plus, three great trailers and a list of Tax Comedies!

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Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game)

May 28, 2020
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Francis Veber had written plays, TV shows, and films. He had also directed plenty of well by the time he decided to adapt his hit play “Le Dîner de Cons” for the big screen. Luckily, his brand of farcical humor worked brilliantly with the film version, and it became a huge hit in his home country of France. Join us as we continue our Francis Veber & His Remakes series with his 1998 film “Le Dîner de Cons.”

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Capone

May 26, 2020
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“Theater at Home” new releases are available and more titles are being announced all the time. The Film Board will continue to gather its thugs and spoil them for you as we find them out there in the streaming universe until we can all get back and see our beloved big screens. “Capone” was released to most major streaming services on May 12th. This film examines a part of life that is rarely discussed, and Capone’s is unique. Unravel it all with us on The Film Board!

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The Birdcage

May 21, 2020
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When Mike Nichols and Elaine May teamed up again for the first time in over thirty years, it was to adapt Francis Veber’s most famous and celebrated works, the 1978 film la Cage aux Folles. Veber’s films had been remade in English before – in fact, he’d directed a number of them – but this one was the big one so it needed to be big.

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