The Wright Stuff III / Movies Edgar Has Never Seen – The Skinny

So, in short, I’ve done two seasons at LA’s New Beverly Cinema showing favourite movies of mine. For my third season (and last for a while) I had the sudden lightbulb of inspiration that I should show all the classics and cult gems that I haven’t seen.

8 nights, 18 films, 35mm prints, vintage trailers, $8 for a double bill.

Amazing guest hosts include Peter Bogdanovich, John Landis, Joe Dante, Allan Arkush, Greg Mottola, Eli Roth, Richard Kelly, James Gunn, Patton Oswalt, Leonard Maltin, Doug Benson, Rian Johnson, Elvis Mitchell, Josh Olson, Bob Wiede, Larry Karaszewski, Joe Carnahan and That Kevin Smith.

Details and tickets below. See you in the front row.

The Wright Stuff III / Movies Edgar Has Never Seen

Want to go straight to the box office to buy tickets online? Go here!

Artwork for the season comes from Russell Walks – www.russellwalks.com / www.russellwalks.tumblr.com

 

Friday, Dec. 9: ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE

7:30 pm / The Girl Can’t Help It

1956, USA, 99 minutes, 35mm, Criterion Pictures USA/20th Century Fox
Directed by Frank Tashlin

9:40 pm / Get Crazy

1983, USA, 92 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by Allan Arkush

Midnight / Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2010, USA/UK/Canada, 112 minutes, 35mm, Universal Pictures
Directed by Edgar Wright

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Joe Dante, Eli Roth & Allan Arkush (Schedule permitting)

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets
Midnight Screening / Buy Tickets

Saturday, Dec. 10: STONE FACE VS LITTLE TRAMP VS UNCLE CLAUDE

7:00 pm / Steamboat Bill, Jr.

1928, USA, 70 minutes, 35mm, Kino International
Directed by Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton (uncredited)

8:40 pm / Modern Times

1936, USA, 87 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Written and directed by Charles Chaplin

10:40 pm / The Bank Dick

1940, USA, 72 minutes, 35mm, Universal Pictures
Directed by Edward F. Cline

Evening screening hosted by Edgar Wright with Greg Mottola & Bob Wiede.

 

Triple Bill / Buy Tickets

Sunday, Dec. 11: FAR OUT & FAR EAST

7:00 pm / The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

1953, USA, 92 minutes, 35mm, Sony Pictures Repertory
Directed by Roy Rowland

9:00 pm / Kwaidan

1964, Japan, 161 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Masaki Koybayashi

Evening screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt & John Landis.

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets

Monday, Dec. 12: The New Romantics

7:30 pm / The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

1964, France/West Germany, 91 minutes, 35mm, Zeitgeist Films
Written and Directed by Jacques Demy

9:30 pm / Chungking Express

1996, Hong Kong, 102 minutes, 35mm, Swank/Miramax Films
Written and directed by Wong Kar-Wai

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, James Gunn & TBA.

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets

Tuesday, Dec. 13: RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND…

7:30 pm / White Heat

1949, USA, 114 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros.
Directed by Raoul Walsh

9:55 pm / Throne of Blood

1957, Japan, 110 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright & Rian Johnson.

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets

Wednesday, Dec. 14: FAREWELL JOHN, HELLO SAM

7:30 pm / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962, USA, 123 minutes, 35mm, Paramount Pictures
Directed by John Ford

10:00 pm / Ride the High Country

1962, USA, 94 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros. (of an MGM release)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Peter Bogdanovich & Joe Carnahan.

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets

Thursday, Dec. 15: HANGDOG & UNDERDOG

7:30 pm / To Be or Not to Be

1942, USA, 99 minutes, 35mm
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

9:40 pm / The Bad News Bears

1976, USA, 102 minutes, 35mm, Paramount Pictures
Directed by Michael Ritchie

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Leonard Maltin, Larry Karaszewski & Doug Benson.

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets

Friday, Dec. 16: NOIR IS THE NEW BLACK

7:30 pm / Hickey & Boggs

1972, USA, 111 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by Robert Culp

9:50 pm / Cutter’s Way

1981, USA, 105 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by Ivan Passer

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Elvis Mitchell & Josh Olson.

Midnite / The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

1984, USA, 103 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by W. D. Richter

Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Richard Kelly & Kevin Smith.

 

Double Bill / Buy Tickets
Midnight Screening / Buy Tickets

Thanks to Michael Torgan, Julia Marchese, Greg Longstreet, Jules McLean, Marc Edward Heuck and Quentin Tarantino for their help in this dream come true. And thanks to all of you who submitted lists on the site, especially those of you like Jeremy Smith, Devin Faraci & Damon Houx who helped narrow down the double bills.

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  • (using the afi list) My first three sins of omission are On the Waterfront, Grapes of Wrath, and Dr Zhivago

  • Raging Bull. And I’ve owned it on DVD for ten years as well. Shocking, I know.

  • Never seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. When I was editing 2000AD, my assistant Andy Diggle was so horrified by this revelation he announced I was unfit to wear the Rosette of Sirius. I did have the chance to see Raiders at the cinema, but opted to take Patricia Coster to see hardcore German language teens on smack turning to prostitution arthouse movie Christiane F instead. Not the best first date movie choice ever…

  • Casablanca… I know I should be thoroughly ashamed. Call myself a film fan!

  • Either “Seven Samurai” or “Air Bud: Golden Receiver”

  • Neill

    The Godfather. And everytime i tell people this they all say the same thing. “You are a film student and you haven’t seen The Godfather?” Safe to say i die a little inside everytime. 

  • Never seen godfather part 2. Truth be told I struggled to get to the end of part 1!

  • Bego

    I refused to watch Avatar. I know, I know…

  • Haynesmate

    Citizen Kane

  • Queenoftheeighties

    I’ve never seen Die Hard, Robocop, independence day, mad max or rocky. Are these classic films though!?

  • Jerry Maguire; I’ve spent the past 15 years listening to context-less references to money being shown, having someone at Hello, and the weight of the human head.

  • I’ve never seen “Casablanca”, “Gone With the Wind” or “The Lion King”.

  • Never seen ‘It’s a wonderful life’. I do intend to correct this though. 

  • Caitlin Wahlstrom

    I have never seen Citizen Kane. I keep thinking I shouldn’t see it because I know what “Rosebud” is. 

  • Geoff LaTulippe

    I think it’s one of the few “must sees” that I haven’t must-seen, but 12 ANGRY MEN has, as of yet, escaped my eyes.

  • Never seen Thelma and Louise, Silence of the Lambs, Badlands, Glengarry Glen Ross, Nashville or Sunset Boulevard. However I HAVE recently seen Hell Comes To Frogtown, Rock and Rule and Extreme Prejudice so it isn’t like I’ve been slacking off.

  • PROBABLY FRITZ LANG’S M

    AT THIS POINT IT ALMOST A RUNNING JOKE

  • J

    Never saw Citizen Kane… but I did see Velvet Goldmine, does it count?

  • Lmashell

    Gone With the Wind- I am from Alabama, and the gawdawful accents kill me. Never made it thru more than 15 minutes. Avatar- helpless but noble natives needing some white guy to save them. No thanks, seen that one a few times already.

  • J

    Never saw Citizen Kane…. but I saw Velvet Goldmine, does it count?

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen the ones you list, nor have I seen Titanic, any of the Bond movies, any of the Godfather movies, any of the Alien/Aliens movies, any of the Terminator movies, any of the Friday the 13th movies, any of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies…what else?  Citizen Kane.  Gone With The Wind. TONS of others I can’t even think of unless someone brings them up.  People look at me like I’ve just beamed down from another planet, sometimes, and I just laugh.  What can I say?  I just don’t get around to it, most of the time. 

  • Andrew

    Just one?
    SCHINDLER’S LIST (though strangely enough I saw Speilberg win the Oscar for it whilst at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion)

  • Jinjerman

    I’ve never seen Top Gun. Honestly, I don’t deserve to be born in the 80’s. 

  • Brandon_scullion

    Godfather. Apocalypse Now. Pretty much every Scorsese film. 

  • Jarrod Robbins

    Probably “Gone With the Wind.”  I always felt like a jackass, cuz I’m an actor, and I’ve never seen GWtW, but it’s 4…hours…long.  

  • The Graduate

  • Jwstark1

    I’ve never seen avatar or titanic

  • Ditto, Mosier, ditto.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen Aliens, The Great Escape or The Great Escape (although I’m finally going to see that one next Saturday).

  • Red

    I’ve never seen The Godfather.

  • Charles Lee

    The most famous movie I’ve never seen (yet) is “It Happened One Night”.  I know of it, but hadn’t gotten around to seeing it.

  • It’s a Wonderful Life. I don’t want to either. I am making a point out of avoiding it. 

  • I’ve never seen Fight Club. People still look at me, aghast, when I say that.

  • I’ve never seen Gone with the Wind OR Casablanca 🙁

  • Film Confession: I’ve never seen Jaws, ET or Jurassic Park. WEIRD.

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  • Vincent

    A lot of great movies here. Dr. Seuss, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Frank Tashlin are all heroes of mine, and their comedy really fits well with the humor in your films. Have a lot of fun!  

  • Paulasoup

    Oh, man.  I always wish for these—wrong coast for me, though.

  • Foggy

    You’ve never seen Buckaroo Banzai?!?!? My jaw has literally dropped off, it’s the perfect way to end the film madness, the end credits are the best ever created in the entire universe!

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  • Anonymous

    What if I could only attend one double bill?
    Which one should I see?

    • Come for the first triple bill with ‘Scott Pilgrim’. Soak up the love for your poster.

  • Is that poster going to be the actual flier? Because that’s an incredible tribute.

    December 16th is the 4th anniversary of my wife’s & my first date. I mention this because…it was Evil Dead 2 & Raising Arizona & Riki-Oh at the first Wright Stuff!

    Neither of us have heard of Hickey & Boggs or Cutter’s Way. We’ll all be going in blind! What fun! Thanks for continuing to support the New Beverly!

    • What a great first date. Amazing.

      So glad you guys have such a memorable 1st date.

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  • Will definitely be there for the New Romantics night. Expect a lot of people singing the Mommas and the Poppas exiting the theater.

  • Son of a bitch, I need to move to LA.

  • Timothymather

    Those of us who aren’t in LA will be screening in our own private New Bevs – called home. Love it. 

  • THAT’S HULK’S FAVORITE POSTER EVER.

    HULK’LL BE THERE 3 NIGHTS.

    CHEERS.