It’s technically Saturday, but here’s this week’s round up of movie news and nuggets:
–Several must-see classics are coming to Netflix Instant in April: Sunset Boulevard (1950), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), and The Princess Bride (1987). Some more recent personal favorites of mine, Chaplin (1992) and Begin Again (2014), will also be streaming. See the full list here.
—IndieWire recaps filmmaker Jason Reitman’s all-female live read of Stand By Me (1986).
–Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will receive a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood during the TCM Classic Film Festival next month.
–New blogathon announcements!
- Classic Film and TV Café’s 5 Movies on an Island Blogathon (May 16- National Classic Movie Day)
- Classic Reel Girl’s Gotta Dance! Blogathon (May 25)
–Silent film accompanist and historian Ben Model has a Kickstarter campaign that will bring a restoration of Marion Davies’ breakthrough feature film When Knighthood Was In Flower (1922) to DVD and Blu-ray.
–Natasha Gregson Wagner shares memories of her mother, actress Natalie Wood, in a rare interview with The New York Times.
–Also in The New York Times a class action complaint is headed to federal court in California, seeking to prevent films with tobacco imagery from receiving anything lower than an R rating.
–Classic rom-com Roman Holiday (1953) is being adapted for the stage with a score of Cole Porter songs. It will premiere in San Francisco in 2017 and will probably hit Broadway at some point.
–And in case you have $3.495 million lying around, Cary Grant’s longtime Palm Springs residence “Las Palomas” is up for sale. It’s gorgeous, because of course it is.
Want more movie news and nuggets? Check out last week’s post.