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Movie Picks O' the Week: Bugsy Malone & Rules of the Game
Bugsy Malone -- Wanna see a movie set during Prohibition where all the gangsters are played by kids and instead of hooch they're warring over custard? Did I mention the film is a musical AND that it stars Scott Baio and Jodie Foster? Directed by Alan Parker, Bugsy Malone is playing as part of a double feature alongside Robert Altman's Popeye. Tonight's the last night, so get your sweet little ass over to the New Beverly.
Jan. 1 &2 at the New Beverly
7165 West Beverly Blvd. at La Brea
Rules of the Game -- This 1939 French film directed by Jean Renoir was panned upon its release, but in subsequent decades has gone on to become a classic. Enjoy the scathing social satire during a weekend hunting party in a fully restored, completely new 35mm print.
Through Thursday, Jan. 4. at the Nuart Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sawtelle Blvd. (West LA)
Factory Girl -- Sienna Miller plays model/actress/drug addict/Andy Warhol pop icon Edie Sedgwick. Look for Illeana Douglas in a small role as fashion magazine editor Diana Vreeland.
Through Thursday, Jan. 4. at Westside Pavilion Cinemas
10800 Pico Blvd. at Overland Ave. (West LA)
Danger Diabolik -- If being a super villain really was all about dashing around the globe in the coolest mod clothes and sleekest sports cars while staging elaborate jewel heists before returning to your posh, super-secret lair to shag your blonde accomplice, this movie is what it would look like. Based on an Italian comic book character and directed by horror maven Mario Bava, Danger Diabolik stars John Phillip Law and Marisa Mell in a comic book-esque gem of a movie. Nearly 40 years after it was made the film's costumes and production design remain as eye-poppingly gorgeous and over-the-top as ever.
PS - Danger Diabolik is the movie the Beastie Boys lovingly spoofed in their Body Movin' video.
Sunday, Dec. 7 - Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the New Beverly
(double feature with space nudie Barbarella)
7165 West Beverly Blvd. at LaBrea