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Oscar Shorts At Cable Car Cinema

The Cable Car Cinema will be screening the 2017 Oscar nominated shorts through February 16th. For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films . . . With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. Most

‘Superman’ MotB

(8.11) This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1978 Christopher Reeve vehicle, “Superman.” Vincent Canby of the New York Times provides some odd historical context for 21st century viewers; The movie does nothing lightly or quickly. After opening credits that are so portentous they

The Shining — MotB

(7.23) And there’s a local connection. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror The Shining with music by Rhode Island native Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, of “Switched-On Bach” fame) among other artists. From Wiki, In 1953 (aged 14),

‘The Professional’ At MotB

(8.21) Tonight at Movies on the Block, the 1994 crime thriller “The Professional” directed by Luc Besson. The NYT reviewer describes the hero thusly, He lives a quiet life, drinking milk and dusting his plant’s leaves. (“It’s my best friend,” he says about the plant,

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Movies On The Block — Cinema Paradiso

(8.8) Let’s face it, the coolest kid in this picture is the one with the cigarette . . . in a sort of Merv Griffin-ish kind of way. The Movies on the Block movie this Thursday will be the 1988 Italian import “Cinema Paradiso.” Vincent

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Movies On The Block — ‘Kick-Ass’

(7.5) Heads up — Movies on the Block is scheduled for Friday night this weekend. This week’s installment is the heart-warming, coming-of-age film “Kick-Ass.” The New York Times review describes it thusly. A story about a teenager who yearns to be a superhero, and a

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Stevie Nicks Doc At Cable Car

(4.2) One night only, “In Your Dreams,” a look inside the creative process. From New York Magazine, In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart

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Mexican Santa Battles Fiend Of Dorothy At AS220

(12.23) Santa lives in a Moorish powder-room that may or may not be heaven (so, he’s . . . dead?) where third world moppets manufacture toys of dubious value. But there is a snake in the garden, Pitch, a demon who swans about annoying anxious,

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“Holy Motors” At Cable Car

Need to get away from your loved ones for roughly 115 minutes? Try “Holy Motors” at the Cable Car Cinema; it looks quite strange. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wants you to see it. . . . a man reunited with a former amour (Aussie

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Macabre Horror Shorts At AS220

(10.14) Join host Carlos Gonzalez in the concert hall at AS220 for an evening of MACABRE, FR3AK, H0RR0R, and W3IRD0 short films. Filmmakers include: Alee Peoples, AT, Caitlin Doughty, Cordey Lopez, Cybele Collins, Jaime Mohr, Matt Underwood, Mike Stoltz, Xander Morro, and more. (Poster by

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Dark Knight — Movies On The Block

(9.13) Most people have seen “The Dark Knight” at least once by now, which makes this a perfect choice for outdoor viewing with food and drinks; you won’t get shushed by people trying to follow the story line. But kind of shut up anyway. According

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Cuckoo’s Nest — Movies On The Block

(9.6) This week’s installment of ‘Movies on the Block’ is the 1975 Jack Nicholson vehicle One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Milos Forman (Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Valmont). From Roger Ebert’s review; We meet a classic outsider — R.P. McMurphy, a

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Old School — Movies On The Block

(8.30) A back-to-school special of sorts. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block features the 2003 Will Farrell vehicle “Old School.” Elvis Mitchell had this to say in the New York Times, This sloppy, dumb, though occasionally funny comedy is so derivative of ”Animal

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Queen Of Versailles At Cable Car Cinema

Meet David Siegel and his wife Jackie, the subjects of “The Queen of Versailles.” In this new character-driven documentary by Lauren Greenfield we step into the lives of a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. The film

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Best In Show — Movies On The Block

One of the best from this much beloved comedy gang — even if the actual Westminster Dog show is pretty much satire-proof. “Best in Show” was directed by Christopher Guest who, with Eugene Levy, also wrote the script. Roger Ebert liked it a lot. Dogs

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Neil Young Movie At Cable Car

(8.3) Another music documentary on tap at the Cable Car; this time it’s Neil Young Journeys directed by Jonathan Demme. In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall where