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We Love That Hated: GG Allin Is Showing, With Todd Phillips Shooting the Shit

First off, Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies is the best documentary of all-time. I know, I know: The Act of Killing, Man on Wire, Jodorowsky’s Dune… All of them are great, but do any of them show GG Allin, holed up in the St. Marks Hotel, maniacally chanting, “I HATE you motherfucker, I HATE you motherfucker”? This is the East Village way before Yoga for the People moved in a few doors down (though rest assured, you can still buy a GG Allin t-shirt and a choker on St. Marks. I did once, for Halloween.)
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Spoons, Toons & Booze

According the Nitehawk, the only thing missing from your weekend morning cartoons and cereal is booze. Compete in short contests with other cartoon-goers to decide which cartoon, out of 80 from the ’30s to the ’90s, you want to watch. Your price for admission covers an all-you-can-eat cereal bar, replete with marshmallows, chocolate, and sugar poorly disguised as nutrition. And of course, choose drinks from a special selection of cocktails, or if you’re feeling bold, drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua in your cereal.

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Spoons, Toons & Booze

According the Nitehawk, the only thing missing from your weekend morning cartoons and cereal is booze. Compete in short contests with other cartoon-goers to decide which cartoon, out of 80 series from the ’30s to the ’90s, you want to watch. Your price for admission covers an all-you-can-eat cereal bar, replete with marshmallows, chocolate, and sugar poorly disguised as nutrition. And of course, choose drinks from a special selection of cocktails, or if you’re feeling bold, drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua in your cereal.

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Make an Escape From New York Via These Films and Fests

Welcome to Reel Psyched, our weekly rundown of movies we’re especially excited to see.

Escape from New York

Get served Greenpoint brews and an array of appetizing plates while watching Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) save the president from a dystopian “future” (1997) Manhattan.
Wednesday, June 11, 7:30pm at Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave); $65 for four-course meal and beer pairings as part of the Film Feasts series; also showing Saturday June 14, 12:15am (minus the booze and food)
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It’s Settled: ‘Marge vs. the Monorail’ Is the Best Simpsons Episode of All-Time

Last month, while Simpsons Club counted down the show’s top 17 episodes at Nitehawk, we asked a Simpsons superfan to pick his own favorites, so we could compare the two lists and name the best episode of all-time. Chris O. Cook gave us his list a couple of weeks ago and now Kris King of Simpsons Club has posted his list minus the #1 episode, which he reveals to us right here, right now.
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Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth on Girls: ‘I’m Writhing With Discomfort’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

A lot happened in the Girls universe recently: Lena Dunham hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and announced the pub date for her book, Adam Driver was reportedly cast as the next Star Wars foe, Allison Williams got engaged, and Jemima Kirke has a four-page photo spread in the current issue of New York. Because Hannah spent most of the last episode with family, it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen the gang.

AllisonSelfieThe text in gray belongs to Clinton Hill’s Allison Kave, founder of First Prize Pies. Tomorrow night at Nitehawk Cinema is the release party for her first cookbook, First Prize Pies: Shoo-Fly, Candy Apple, and Other Deliciously Inventive Pies for Every Week of the Year (and More).

KeavySelfieThe text in blue belongs to Kumquat Cupcakery founder Keavy Landreth, who lives in Crown Heights. That’s where she and Kave will open Butter & Scotch — “Brooklyn’s first dessert and cocktail bar” — this summer. Until then, you can purchase their treats at Smorgasburg and stores citywide.
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42 Kooky, Kinky Films to See in Theaters While You Wait For Nymphomaniac


Part one of Lars Von Trier’s much ballyhooed NC-17 tour de force, Nymphomaniac (NSFW trailer above), will finally make its NYC debut at Nitehawk Cinema on March 28 (we’re going to assume “LaBeouf in the Buff” will be one of the special Nympho-themed cocktails). Yes, that’s a whole month from now, but there are plenty of ways to stimulate your appreciation for strange, sex-crazed cinema in the meantime.
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The Living Room May Join Its Old Ludlow Street Neighbor, Max Fish, in Williamsburg

(Photo: Shanna Ravindra)

The old Ludlow Street location. (Photo: Shanna Ravindra)

When it was priced out of the Lower East Side after 16 years there, The Living Room said it didn’t want to move to Brooklyn — but after closing in October, the beloved singer-songwriter venue where Norah Jones cut her teeth is angling for a new home on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg.
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16 Things John Waters Wants For Christmas

watersSantaCon wasn’t the only depraved holiday tradition to hit Manhattan this past weekend, thank goodness: John Waters brought his Christmas tour to Stage 48 on Friday. Sporting a jazzy, snazzy Comme des Garçons outfit that he wouldn’t let an audience member touch (she tried), the mini-mustachioed director of Female Trouble (playing at Nitehawk this week) jumped into stories about the late, great Divine, tackled hairy issues like the “pubic-hair generation gap” (“I went to court so you could see bush; now there isn’t any!”) and wasted no time crapping on one of his most oft-quoted lines (turns out Waters would fuck someone if they didn’t have books — as long as they were cute).
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Catch a Free Screening of This New Doc About NYC Street Photographers

If you missed Cheryl Dunn’s new documentary about New York City street photography when it played at Nitehawk last month, don’t worry: you can catch Everybody Street at the Apple Store in Soho for free. After the screening, Sunday at 7 p.m., there’ll be a q&a with Dunn and two of the 13 fellow photographers who are featured in the film: Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson and Jill Freedman, best known for her black-and-white photos of gritty ’70s and ’80s NYC.

Reserve a spot here. Or if you can’t make it, rent or buy the film on Vimeo.