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The Best of The Three Stooges

The Best of The Three Stooges



1934 – 1959 / 1.33:1 / Over 45 Hours (!)/ Street Date – June 6, 2018

Starring Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita

Cinematography by Benjamin Kline, Gert Andersen, Ray Cory

Directed by Jules White

Garden variety slapstick has always been fraught with physical peril but The Three Stooges took the concept to medieval levels, their persona defined by equal parts vaudeville and the Spanish Inquisition.

With clothes seemingly hijacked from clotheslines and manners borrowed from feral raccoons, the scrappy trio were nothing if not street survivors – always on the dole or making do with hardscrabble day jobs. Their raw brand of comedy, all simmering anger and violent outbursts, was the embodiment of depression-era resentment.

Ticket buyers loved them, so much so that Columbia president Harry Cohn used them as a bargaining chip when striking deals with hungry theater owners – if exhibitors wanted The Three Stooges, they were stuck with Blondie Plays Cupid.
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‘The Best of The Three Stooges’ DVD Review

The Three Stooges have been making families laugh for decades. Larry, Moe, and Curly were the three kings of slapstick comedy and paved the way for many comedians for years to come. Time Life has honored the iconic trio by releasing an exclusive The Best of The Three Stooges set.

Time Life’s The Best of The Three Stooges set is a 13 disc set which includes the 87 Columbia Pictures shorts 1934-1945, 14 Shemp Howard shorts, 10 Joe Besser shorts and 4 Curly Joe DeRIta shorts, Feature Film (The 2000 biopic), three feature films, three Three Stooges cartoons, and a 9-part documentary series.

Thanks to my dad, I grew up watching reruns of The Three Stooges and to this day, I watch them whenever the shorts air on television. We love the trio so much that I bought my dad a Three Stooges collection for Christmas a few years ago, simply title “The Three Stooges
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Ash Vs. Evil Dead Gets a Groovy "Don't Think, Drink Shemps" Promo Spot

Shemps--the sexiest beer around.

Starz has released a groovy new promo spot for Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which is basically an advertisement promoting the fictional "Shemps Beer" brand. I absolutely love this insane gore-filled series and I can't wait for Season 3!

Shemps beer is named after Shemp Howard, one of the three stooges. During the production of one of their films, Shemp passed away and to finish the film, the production team had to use stand-ins and voiceovers to finish it. The early Evil Dead films incorporated the same kind of filmmaking tactics because they were making their films on a shoe-string budget. So, they had several people on the production taking on dual roles, which led to a variety of "Shemp" credits in the finished film. And that's how Shemps beer got its name!

The third season finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero,
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The 25 greatest movies about making movies

Mark Harrison May 19, 2017

From the currently playing Their Finest to the likes of Bowfinger and Boogie Nights, we salute the movies about making movies...

If you haven't caught up yet, Their Finest is currently playing in UK cinemas and it's a gorgeous little love letter to perseverance through storytelling, set against the backdrop of a film production office at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy play characters whose access to the film industry has been contingent on the global crisis that takes other young men away from such trifling matters, and it's a real joy to watch.

Among other things, the film got us thinking about other films about making films. We're not talking about documentaries, even though Hearts Of Darkness, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now, may be the greatest film about
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Forgotten Actress Bruce on TCM: Career Went from Dawn of Talkies to L.A.'s Punk Rock Scene

Virginia Bruce: MGM actress ca. 1935. Virginia Bruce movies on TCM: Actress was the cherry on 'The Great Ziegfeld' wedding cake Unfortunately, Turner Classic Movies has chosen not to feature any non-Hollywood stars – or any out-and-out silent film stars – in its 2015 “Summer Under the Stars” series.* On the other hand, TCM has come up with several unusual inclusions, e.g., Lee J. Cobb, Warren Oates, Mae Clarke, and today, Aug. 25, Virginia Bruce. A second-rank MGM leading lady in the 1930s, the Minneapolis-born Virginia Bruce is little remembered today despite her more than 70 feature films in a career that spanned two decades, from the dawn of the talkie era to the dawn of the TV era, in addition to a handful of comebacks going all the way to 1981 – the dawn of the personal computer era. Career highlights were few and not all that bright. Examples range from playing the
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It’S A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Criterion Review


Captain T. G. Culpeper Spencer Tracy J. Russell Finch Milton Berle Melville Crump Sid Caesar Benjy Benjamin Buddy Hackett Mrs. Marcus Ethel Merman Ding Bell Mickey Rooney Sylvester Marcus Dick Shawn Otto Meyer Phil Silvers J. Algernon Hawthorne Terry-Thomas Lennie Pike Jonathan Winters Monica Crump Edie Adams Emeline Finch Dorothy Provine Cabdriver Eddie “Rochester” Anderson Tyler Fitzgerald Jim Backus Man driving in the desert Jack Benny Union official Joe E. Brown Biplane pilot Ben Blue Police sergeant Alan Carney Detective Chick Chandler Mrs. Halliburton Barrie Chase Mayor Lloyd Corrigan Police chief William Demarest Sheriff of Crocket County Andy Devine Ginger Culpeper (voice) Selma Diamond Cabdriver Peter Falk Detective Normal Fell Colonel Wilberforce Paul Ford Deputy sheriff Stan Freberg Billie Sue Culpeper (voice) Louise Glenn Cabdriver Leo Gorcey Fire chief Sterling Holloway Mr. Dinckler Edward Everett Horton Irwin Marvin Kaplan Jimmy the Cook Buster Keaton Nervous motorist Don Knotts Airport
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Three Stooges Big Screen Festival, Redford Theatre, Detroit October 10-11

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The legendary movie palace The Redford Theatre in Detroit presents a Three Stooges film festival this weekend. Here is the press release:

It’s October and Halloween is only a few weeks away. What better way to start getting ready for that scary holiday than a “Three Stooges Horror Festival”? Join us this weekend for a few frights and loads of hilarity as the Stooges roll through six of their spookiest shorts. “Mummy's Dummies” finds the boys selling used chariots in ancient Egypt (and not quite on the up and up). Soon they find themselves appearing in front of King Rootentootin, (a large and rotund Vernon Dent). Hilarity follows. Strangely, in another one of our features, “We Want Our Mummy”, we find the Stooges back in Egypt several centuries later, looking for the mummy of that same King Rootentootin — who is discovered to be a midget. Go figure. That latter
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Thanksgiving TV 2013: 'Modern Family,' James Bond and more marathons and specials

Thanksgiving might also be referred to as the TV holiday -- because after you've eaten all that good food, what's better than vegging out in front of your favorite shows. Here are all the movies, marathons and specials for Thanksgiving 2013.

Thursday, Nov. 28

ABC: "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," 9:30 to 11 p.m.

ABC Family: Harry Potter movie marathon, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. ("Prisoner of Azkaban," "Goblet of Fire," "Half-Blood Prince")

AMC: "The Godfather" movies, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. the next day

CBS: Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m. to noon; NFL football Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Discovery: "Alaska: The Final Frontier" marathon, noon to 8 p.m., new "Punkin Chunkin" competition, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Diy: "I Want That" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Esquire: "Knife Fight" marathon, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fox: NFL football, Green Bay at Detroit,
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Three Stooges film discovered in garden shed

Comedy legends' missing 1933 film restored after negative found by Australian collector

A Three Stooges short previously thought lost in a 1967 fire has just received its first screening since being rediscovered in a garden shed in Australia.

Hello, Pop!, a 17-minute short made for MGM in 1933 featuring the Stooges alongside their creator, Ted Healy, was the only Three Stooges film thought not to have survived, after MGM's negative was destroyed in a vault fire in 1967 that also consumed the only known copy of Tod Browning's silent shocker London After Midnight. However, 78-year-old film collector Malcolm Smith came across a 35mm nitrate negative of the film in his shed in a Sydney suburb while sorting through his collection for disposal. Smith then contacted the Vitaphone Project, an archive and preservation organisation in the Us, in December last year, and they took on the job of restoring it.

The Three Stooges were
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"Lost" Three Stooges Color Short To Be Screened At Film Forum, NY September 29 & 30

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Special Event!

First Screenings In 80 Years Of “Hello, Pop!,”

1933 Color Stooges Short Discovered In Australia, Plus Other Amazing Archival Discoveries

At Film Forum, September 29 & 30

“Lost… Now Found,” a program of archival discoveries highlighted by Hello Pop! (1933), a Technicolor musical short starring the Three Stooges that was long thought lost, will screen at Film Forum on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 and Monday, September 30 at 3:00 and 6:30.

Following an MGM vault fire in 1967, in which its negative and all existing prints were thought to have been destroyed, the two-reel backstage musical Hello, Pop!, starring Ted Healy “and his Stooges” Moe, Larry and Curly, was long considered the sole lost Three Stooges short.

But in December 2012, The Vitaphone Project, a group devoted to restoring early sound vaudeville and music shorts, was contacted by an Australian film collector in possession of a two-strip Technicolor nitrate print rescued from a landfill. The Project’s
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Photos from The Joe Besser Film Festival Yesterday in St. Louis

“Not so haaaard!” was uttered several times yesterday as we celebrated the life and career of Joe Besser, the ‘St. Louis Stooge’ at the Esquire Theater in St. Louis. The film festival was part of a campaign to raise awareness in St. Louis that Joe Besser is one of us and to perhaps get him a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Attendance was strong at the fest yesterday with the crowd skewing older as though are the folks that remember Joe Besser who was born in 1907 and raised here, the 9th child of Morris and Fanny Besser up in Florissant. Joe Besser worked in vaudeville and Broadway and starred in his own comedy shorts for Columbia pictures before joining the Three Stooges in 1955 after Shemp Howard died suddenly. Besser would star in the last 16 Stooges shorts. After that Besser returned to films and television, most notably as
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Africa Screams – A Look Back at 1949

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it’s the year that the headline is from. It’s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated recently on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe in 2011 and he has asked me to write a regular monthly movie-related column. This month’s St. Louis Globe-Democrat is written as if it’s 1949, the year Joe Besser starred with Abbott and Costello in the comedy Africa Speaks. We are publishing several Joe Besser articles in this issue to help promote the upcoming Joe Besser Film Festival which will
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Amazon's Black Friday 2012 Blu-ray and DVD Deals

Amazon has released their early Black Friday Deals Week schedule beginning Monday, November 19 and running through Monday, November 26 and I have added the entire list in its state below and will be updating as more and more titles are added it to it and considering the limited number of Blu-ray titles included I have to assume this thing is going to get beefed up. There are some notable titles beginning with the Gold Box Deal on Saturday, November 24 where the Blu-ray edition of the recently released amazon asin="B006U1J5ZY" text="Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection" will be on sale. The price has not yet been announced, but as of right now it sits at $149.99 and I wouldn't be surprised if it drops under $100 on that day so stay tuned. Additional titles on sale throughout the eight day sale include X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: The Last Stand,
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The Three Stooges – The Review

Every decade or so, one or two film makers become a major force in cinema comedies. The 1980′s saw the influence of Zaz (Aka Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker) starting with Airplane! and Ruthless People . For the last ten years or so Judd Apatow (40-year Old Virgin) and Todd Phillips (Old School) have ruled the comedy roost. In between there’s the Farrelly brothers (Peter and Bobby), former sitcom writers who invaded the multiplexes with the big box office laugh fests Dumb And Dumber and There’S Something About Mary (which opened the gates for the return of the R-rated movie comedy). When interviewed during their salad days, the guys related their affection for a decades old comedy team and vowed to bring them back to the big screen (they even appeared on a tribute NBC-tv special hosted by their Kingpin star Woody Harrelson). After some recent under
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The Hunger Games – The Review

Well, those sneaky Hollywood studios are trying to mess with the calendar once again! Or to be more specific, the start of the seasons. For several decades they’ve wheeled out their big budget, youth-oriented tentpole/ franchise blockbusters at the start of Summer ( although a few of these sneak between Thanksgiving and Christmas ). Summer movie time had started with Memorial day weekend , but slowly it has crept up to the first weekend in May ( hey the school year’s not over yet! ). Well now it looks like Lionsgate may be trying to stretch things into Spring ( or Spring break ). And what better way to test these still a bit chilly waters than adapting a popular Young Adult ( Ya ) novel. After all, Harry Potter waved his wand for the last time this past year and another Ya series ( which I’ll discuss later ) is sending out its last flick in a few months.
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Evan Shapiro: Too Hipster For TV?

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Evan Shapiro: Too Hipster For TV?
For the past two years, I've been lucky enough to be a small part of a show called Portlandia. The series -- created by the prolifically talented Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and returning on Friday for a second season -- has been described by many a stinging satire of Hipster culture. While it does parody Hipster earnestness, the show pays loving tribute to communities Like Portland everywhere -- Silver Lake, Austin, Bolder, Williamsburg, Minneapolis, Northampton, Berkeley, etc, etc, etc -- and much has been made about how the show has puts Hipster Culture in the spotlight.

I must say, however, Hipsters are not a new TV phenomenon. With thick glasses, just-so-avant-garde fashion and knowing smirks, Hipsters have had a special place on TV since the beginning of the medium -- even before the birth of the term. For more than half a century, TV Hipsters have had a profound effect on American culture.
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The New Farrelly 'Three Stooges' - Blissful, Classic Stupidity

I must have really bad taste. In fact, I'm sure I do. Valley Girl is one of my favorite movies. And I love that horror film Bad Taste so that kind of proves it.

Let me tell you a little story: back when I was a little girl, in the 1890s, we didn't have cable on our TV. Every weekend at 12:00 noon on channel 5 was a one-hour marathon of The Three Stooges. I liked it. The Three Stooges, in case you've never condescended to watch it, showcases the misadventures of three brothers (sometimes there's a fourth) named Larry, Curly, and Moe (and sometimes Shemp). A vaudeville holdover from the 1930s, the men behind the Stooges (Moe and Curly Howard, and Larry Fine, and Shemp Howard, and then two other versions of Curly named Joe Besser and Curly Joe Derita - but those last two were just poseurs) were relatively normal,
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Jennifer Hudson Joins 'Three Stooges' Cast

The singer/actress will play a nun in the Farrelly brothers' long-in-the-works movie based on the classic comedy trio.

By Gil Kaufman

Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson is headed back to the big screen, and you'll never guess in which movie. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer/actress has been cast as a nun in the Farrelly brothers' long-gestating film "The Three Stooges."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson will play one of the nuns in the orphanage where the Stooges spend some time as children alongside "Glee" star Jane Lynch, who has been cast as Mother Superior in the film. Hudson's Sister Rosemary will be among a trio of nuns that reportedly will also include "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David.

After years of false starts and attempts to reboot the classic eye-poking, head-bonking comedy franchise with stars such as Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro and Jim Carrey, the
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Jennifer Hudson Joins 'Three Stooges' Cast

The singer/actress will play a nun in the Farrelly brothers' long-in-the-works movie based on the classic comedy trio.

By Gil Kaufman

Jennifer Hudson

Photo: Getty

Jennifer Hudson is headed back to the big screen, and you'll never guess in which movie. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer/actress has been cast as a nun in the Farrelly brothers' long-gestating film "The Three Stooges."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson will play one of the nuns in the orphanage where the Stooges spend some time as children alongside "Glee" star Jane Lynch, who has been cast as Mother Superior in the film. Hudson's Sister Rosemary will be among a trio of nuns that reportedly will also include "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David.

After years of false starts and attempts to reboot the classic eye-poking, head-bonking comedy franchise with stars such as Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro and Jim Carrey, the
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Party Favors: Restoring Sanity

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Burbank - Traci Lords was the biggest name in showbiz in 1986, but for all the wrong reasons. She had become a major star in the adult industry. Her run started as Penthouse Pet of the month for the issue that exposed Vanessa Williams in September of 1984. Dozens of video titles appeared as she became the it girl noted for her youthful looks.

There was a reason for her looking so young: she’d used fake IDs to appear 20. She was under 18 in dozens of her adult films. Only one was made after she turned 18. The FBI and other police agencies poured over the valley investigating everyone connected to the industry. In the midst of this ugliness, Traci Lords still dreamed of being an actress. Luckily she found entry into the profession through the gates of Roger Corman’s studio.

She was signed to remake Not of This Earth with Jim Wynorski directing.
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