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Lichman & Rizov “Live” at Grassroots Tavern: Episode 9, “*in which decorum, in the absence of all editorial guidance, goes out the proverbial window”

We’ve all been a bit busy preparing for the oncoming juggernaut that is Tribeca.

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Lichman & Rizov “Live” at Grassroots Tavern: Episode 9, “*in which decorum, in the absence of all editorial guidance, goes out the proverbial window”

We’ve all been a bit busy preparing for the oncoming juggernaut that is Tribeca. Vadim has become bleary-eyed and slack-jawed with screeners. I have been trying desperately to finish off my real job to give myself some semblance of a life. Funny that both of us got beaten up and taken out by a myriad of personal and work-related issues! Which is why this week’s episode, the “fuck, shit, boob, damn underage no editor fuck yeah edition!” took so long to post.

We recorded nearly two weeks ago after learning that Chuck Heston finally gave up his gun and Disney would be unleashing Cars 2 along with 11 other animated films (but not answering how the cars are made, damn it!). Plus, we finally introduce a personal favorite, “Vadim Rizov Reads Ads from the Village Voice film section.”

You may wonder about the title, but wonder no longer: our usual moral compass (Keith Uhlich) was at the Tenth Annual Sarasota Film Festival pretending he had time to sleep. Which meant Vadim, myself and special guest W.M. Akers (film editor of NYU’s student paper Washington Square News, where your humble co-hosts used to work. Ah, college) got to ramble on like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Andrew Sarris’ jilted lover on a gin bender. (Note: Akers is clearly Tom Waits. I’m Nick Cave. And Vadim is exactly who Internet Trolls believe him to be.)

Sadly, “Live” at Grassroots will be taking a minor break while the assorted members of our team (Keith, Vadim) are running around Tribeca for the next week or so. But don’t fret, loyal listeners, cause we have some awesome guests lined up once we get past the lamest film festival to ever hit New York! (And yes, that is my own personal opinion. Sorry Rubenstein and Ines!) We still have Eric Kohn (NY Press, a recent guest stint with Cinematical, and his awesome stuff at Stream) joining us soon, as well as one-third of the kids who won that VH1 pop-culture world series thing last year, and a certain critic who’s gone beyond the multiplex, but is always willing to shake his head disaprovingly at the two of us: after all, he coined the concept that I’m the “Andy Kaufman of Journalism” and prayed Vadim would quickly grow as a writer and get the hell away from my evil ways.

Here’s hoping that you kids enjoy the latest episode (even though it’s much more, uh, “informal” than usual) and look forward to the House’s Tribeca coverage. Until then, if you see Vadim or me crying in the street praying for death, buy us a drink! Wait a second… JL



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John Lichman is a freelance writer who contributes to The Reeler, Primetime A&E and anyone with cash. He works odd jobs to afford his vices, sleeps on couches and can drink Vadim Rizov under a table.

Vadim Rizov is a New York-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Reeler, Nerve, and, oddly enough, Salt Lake City Weekly.

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Watch: The Long-Awaited Deadwood Movie Gets Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date

Welcome to fucking Deadwood!

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At long last, we’re finally going to see more of Deadwood. Very soon after the HBO series’s cancellation in 2006, creator David Milch announced that he agreed to produce a pair of two-hour films to tie up the loose ends left after the third season. It’s been a long road since, and after many false starts over the years, production on one standalone film started in fall 2018. And today we have a glorious teaser for the film, which releases on HBO on May 31. Below is the official description of the film:

The Deadwood film follows the indelible characters of the series, who are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

And below is the teaser trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcftIUE6MQ

Deadwood: The Movie airs on HBO on May 31.

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Watch: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gets Teaser Trailer

When it rains, it pours.

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When it rains, it pours. Four days after Quentin Tarantino once more laid into John Ford in a piece written for his Beverly Cinema website that saw the filmmaker referring to Ford’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and two days after Columbia Pictures released poster art for QT’s ninth feature that wasn’t exactly of the highest order, the studio has released a teaser for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film was announced early last year, with Tarantino describing it as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”

Set on the eve of the Manson family murders, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tells the story of TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they try to get involved in the film industry. The film also stars Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate), Al Pacino, the late Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, and Bruce Dern in a part originally intended for the late Burt Reynolds.

See the teaser below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scf8nIJCvs4

Columbia Pictures will release Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on July 26.

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Watch the Stranger Things 3 Trailer, and to the Tune of Mötley Crüe and the Who

A wise woman once said that there’s no such thing as a coincidence.

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A wise woman once said that there’s no such thing as a coincidence. On Friday, Jeff Tremaine’s The Dirt, a biopic about Mötley Crüe’s rise to fame, drops on Netflix. Today, the streaming service has released the trailer for the third season of Stranger Things. The clip opens with the strains of Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home,” all the better to underline that the peace and quiet that returned to the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana at the end of the show’s second season is just waiting to be upset again.

Little is known about the plot of the new season, and the trailer keeps things pretty vague, though the Duffer Brothers have suggested that the storyline will take place a year after the events of the last season—duh, we know when “Home Sweet Home” came out—and focus on the main characters’ puberty pangs. That said, according to Reddit sleuths who’ve obsessed over such details as the nuances of the new season’s poster art, it looks like Max and company are going to have to contend with demon rats no doubt released from the Upside Down.

See below for the new season’s trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEG3bmU_WaI

Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on July 4.

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