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Watch: Trailer For The Beatles' Restored 'A Hard Day's Night,' 50th Anniversary Re-Release Coming This Summer

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 29, 2014 11:36 AM
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A Hard Day's Night
“It was 50 years ago today...”: that's both a misquote and a reference to the wrong album, but never mind, because listen up. This summer will mark half a century since the release of “A Hard Day's Night,” the Beatles' first feature film and one of the most important pieces of musical cinema ever made. As well as an endlessly inventive and fun film, in which a huge amount if mileage is got out of the simple fact that it's the Beatles playing themselves, it's also a very modern-feeling movie, even 50 years on. If you don't believe us, check out the new trailer here.

Watch: New Poster & Trailer For Re-Release Of Harold Lloyd's Silent Classic 'Safety Last!'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 10:36 AM
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You already know the iconic image of Harold Lloyd hanging on the arm of a clock for dear life, way up high on the side of a building, as traffic races below. But you may not be familiar with "Safety Last!" the hilarious, silent film classic that moment comes from. Thankfully, Janus Films are bringing the restoration to cinemas before it drops on DVD in June from their pals over at The Criterion Collection.

Great Poster For Janus Films' Re-Release Of Jean-Luc Godard's 'Weekend'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2011 5:22 AM
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With French New Wave legend Jean Luc-Godard spending the latter part of his career making interesting curiosities like "Film Socialisme" that are pretty much only appreciated by his small, but diehard fanbase, it's easy to forget that one point, his name alone would have lineups forming around the block at arthouses nationwide. And coming right at the end of his 1960s run that included what arguably his best and most influential films including "2 or 3 Things I Know About Her," "Masculin Féminin," "Pierrot le fou," "Band of Outsiders," "Contempt," "Vivre Sa Vie," "A Woman Is a Woman" and of course "Breathless" was none other than "Weekend."

Janus Films Takes U.S. Rights To Aki Kaurismaki's Cannes Crowd Pleaser 'Le Havre'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 28, 2011 2:26 AM
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  • 1 Comment
While Sundance Selects Grabs Nanni Moretti's 'Habemus Papum'One of the more puzzling outcomes of the Cannes Film Festival has been the failure of Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre," which was second only to "The Artist" as far as crowd-pleasing hits on the Croisette go, to land a distributor. Sure, Kaurismaki's never exactly been a cross-over director in the U.S, but his latest, a hilarious, touching look at illegal immigration, picked up outstanding reviews and audience reactions -- we called it a "pure delight."

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