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Look Back and Laugh: Filmmaker Recalls the ‘Salad Days’ of DC Hardcore

Salad Days premieres tomorrow at DOC NYC , and as we mentioned in this week’s Reel Psyched, it’s definitely on our short list of must see-films. Given our devotion to all things East Village and Lower East Side, we thought it might be cool to talk to filmmaker Scott Crawford about the D.C. hardcore scene of the ’80s and see how it compared to the punk scene in New York City.
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Movie Trivia at Videology

Every Tuesday night, gather your movie-loving friends for six rounds of trivia at Videology in Williamsburg. They present different categories throughout the night, like quotation, tagline and clip identification. Every week the winning team gets a free round of drinks, and at the end of the season the top three teams from the combined rounds win big prizes like a $150 bar tab. Word to the wise: get there early to snag a table.

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On the Big Screen: Cosmic Chaos, Patriotic Puppetry, and a Warhol Cameo

Reel Psyched is our weekly rundown of movies we’re excited to see.

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

A super in-depth documentary about James “Whitey” Bulger, a violent mob boss who spent most of his career having never been slapped with so much as a misdemeanor. Directed by Joe Berlinger, this documentary explores the corrupt judicial system, crooked cops, and powerful crime networks that allowed Whitey to get away with it all, at least for a while. If you’re into watching white men strut around and blab on about being badasses, or if you’re a little less cynical than myself and just love a good true-crime thriller, this is definitely the film for you. Now thru July 10 at IFC Center,  tickets, $14.
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Gravity

OK, so we know this is hardly in our ‘hood, but the promise of going to space via Coney Island (gratis!) just proved too great a temptation. Hang out in a deep space disaster zone with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, while director Alfonso Cuaron keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Tony Bennett’s Granddaughter Riffs On ‘Rom-Com Befuddlement,’ With Buttercup Bill

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Emilie Richard-Froozan and Remy Bennett (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

“We’ve never been interested in anything that doesn’t include sex,” says Remy Bennett, granddaughter of crooner Tony Bennett. “I don’t understand who would be.”
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Our Favorite Faux Drive-In Theater Is Relaunching With a Horror Film Series

reRun Theater at reBar in Dumbo (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

reRun Theater at reBar in Dumbo (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

After an eight-month intermission, reRun Theater reopens tomorrow night.

Located inside reBar gastropub, reRun debuted in July 2009 as Dumbo’s take on a drive-in (more duck fat popcorn, less exhaust fumes). The audience watches a 12-foot screen from 47 minivan seats from a Staten Island junkyard. Open to a 21-and-over crowd, reRun sells draft beer, wine, liquor, and cinema-themed cocktails. Drinks start at $5, and each person’s first drink is half-price.
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Mr. Throwback Wants to Swim in a Bowl of Oat Bran, Rick Moranis-Style

This week, Mr. Throwback selects an actor who permeated our childhood but disappeared without warning.

Rick Moranis first gained comedic notoriety in the early ’80s as a cast member on the renowned Canadian sketch comedy series, Second City Television (other prominent cast members included John Candy, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short). Moranis went on to star in Hollywood comedy classics like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Little Giants, Spaceballs and, of course, Ghostbusters.
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Mr. Throwback Tingles Inside Every Time He Watches The Sandlot

Everyone’s favorite connoisseur of all things retro and nostalgic, Mr. Throwback, gives us his weekly blast from the past.

Mr. Throwback has had an eventful few days: he made a cameo appearance on the Jumbotron at the Garden and then Allan Houston, assistant GM of the Knicks, dropped off a jersey [update: not really! Mr. Throwback was just kidding around on Instagram] at his store. And yet he still found time to make his throwback pick of the week.
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It’s Movie Night at The Bowery Mission

(Courtesy Bowery Mission)

(Courtesy Bowery Mission)

It’s not all that often that church pews double as theater aisles at The Bowery Mission’s Lower East Side Chapel but that’s what happened today, as local homeless men sought refuge from the single-digit temperatures.

Staffers set the thermostat above 70 degrees and unspooled a projection screen to show DVDs of The Bible, a 10-part miniseries that aired on the History channel last March. (The Blind Side was screened during a previous film session.) A few dozen men wearing hooded sweatshirts and nylon jackets watched stories of Jesus, Moses and Sampson before a backdrop of Christmas tree garland and organ pipes.
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Drug Smuggling, Brain Eating and Hasidic Punk Rockers

Take From Dusk Till Dawn and National Lampoon’s Vacation; subtract Chevy Chase, John Candy, Quentin Tarantino and bloodthirsty vampires; add Jennifer Aniston as a stripper and Dodgeball director Marshall Rawson Thurber, and you’ve got We’re The Millers.

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