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Searching For Sugar Man—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 5, 2012 12:44 AM
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I know I’m late to the party, but I only recently caught up with 'Searching for Sugar Man', which debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has built a steady following ever since. Its protagonist is even being profiled on '60 Minutes' this Sunday.

Quentin Tarantino, Lone Pine, and an Unsung Hero

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2012 2:44 PM
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As Western buffs gather this weekend for the annual film festival in Lone Pine, California—the location for hundreds of movies since the silent era—the local museum is featuring its newest donation, from Quentin Tarantino: a period-style dentist wagon featured in his upcoming movie Django Unchained. Tarantino is not only a dyed-in-the-wool film fanatic, but a great admirer of prolific B moviemaker William Witney, who shot countless Western features, serial chapters, and television episodes in Lone Pine over the years. (How much does Q. admire Mr. Witney? He included footage from Witney’s Roy Rogers feature The Golden Stallion in Kill Bill Vol. 2.)

The First New Cinerama Film In 50 Years

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 2, 2012 3:40 PM
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One of the highlights of last weekend’s Cinerama festival at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood wasn’t a vintage movie but a brand-new short-subject called In the Picture, shot with one of the same cameras that photographed 'How The West Was Won' and 'The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm'. It’s a consciously corny travelogue of Los Angeles featuring two couples (just as in 'Cinerama Holiday') taking in the sights:

Going Movie Crazy Again

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 1, 2012 1:00 AM
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A decade ago I launched a newsletter for old-movie buffs. I’ve had a ball doing it, but I haven’t been able to maintain a regular publishing schedule. Last month I vowed to catch up a bit, so now there are two new issues hot off the press, #29 and #30. My leading story is a two-part exploration of how the 1941 Warner Bros. movie 'Blues in the Night' came about.

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