Classic movies in L.A., O.C.: Marx Brothers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Outfest and more

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Find a flick with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favorites, film festivals, etc., streaming online or playing at a theater near you.

“Baby Peggy: A Tribute”

She was Shirley Temple before there was a Shirley Temple: Former child star Diana Serra Cary is remembered with a selection of scenes from her 1920s-era silent comedies, presented with live musical accompaniment. UCLA Film & Television Archive Virtual Screening Room, 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Free.


Tom Hanks goes from tween to thirtysomething in the blink of an eye in this 1988 fantasy-comedy directed by Penny Marshall. With Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia. Street Food Cinema/Pacific Palisades, Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $6-$23; children 5 and younger, free; advance purchase required.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Audrey Hepburn is nothing but a party girl in Blake Edwards’ 1961 rom-com based on the Truman Capote novella. With George Peppard. Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 E. Franklin Ave., parking structure, El Segundo. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. $18.50-$25; advance purchase required.


Dances With Films

This annual showcase for independent movies returns with a full slate of dramas, comedies, documentaries, shorts, etc. plus panels, seminars and special events. TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Aug. 26-Sept. 12. Various showtimes. $18, $20; passes: $425.

“Dawn of the Dead”

You can’t keep a good zombie down in Zack Snyder’s 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s 1978 terror tale. With Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. $8, $13.

“Duck Soup” with “Monkey Business”

The Marx Brothers wreak havoc in the tiny nation of Freedonia and then run riot aboard an ocean liner in this double bill of classic 1930s comedies. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $12; advance purchase required.

“Escape From New York”

An eyepatch-wearing Kurt Russell must rescue the president of the United States from the prison island of Manhattan in a new 4K restoration of John Carpenter’s dystopian 1981 action thriller. With Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton and Lee Van Cleef. Arena Cinelounge (outdoor screening), 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. Aug 20. $20.

“Le Bonheur”

Laemmle Anniversary Classics screens Agnès Varda’s Paris-set 1965 drama about love, marriage, family and infidelity. In French with English subtitles. Laemmle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale; Laemmle Newhall, 22500 Lyons Ave., Newhall; Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. 7 p.m. Aug. 25. $12.50.

“9 to 5”

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin show Dabney Coleman who’s boss in this hit 1980 workplace comedy. Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, Level, 4th floor, 888 S. Olive St., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. $18.50-$22.20; ages 18 and older only.

Outfest Closing Night Gala

This annual showcase for LGBTQ-themed films wraps up with a screening of Bobbi Jo Hart’s 2021 documentary “Fanny: The Right To Rock!” about a trailblazing 1960s-70s all-female Filipina American rock band. Added bonus: Bandmates will also reunite onstage for a live performance. The Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $50 and up.


Music Fanny Walked the Earth reunites trail-blazing female rock band There was a time when a woman stepped on stage in front of a rock audience at her own peril.

“Pretty in Pink”

Isn’t she? Molly Ringwald heads the cast of this 1986 teen rom-com written by John Hughes. With Jon Cryer, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts and Harry Dean Stanton. Marina Drive-In, parking lot 2, 13477 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. 5 p.m. Aug. 21. $20 per vehicle; advance purchase required.

“Saturday Night Fever”

Disco down and check out the show and you’ll see John Travolta burning up the dance floor in this 1977 drama featuring the songs of the Bee Gees. Tribeca Drive-in, Rose Bowl parking lot, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20. $30 per vehicle.

“Sing-A-Long Sound of Music”

The annual interactive screening of the beloved 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer returns. Melissa Peterman hosts, and pre-show entertainment includes a costume contest. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. Pre-show: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, screening: 7:30 p.m. $14-$99.


“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”

Kirk, Spock and company have a whale of a time in 1980s San Francisco in 35th anniversary screenings of this 1986 entry in the sci-fi franchise. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, et al. Fathom Events, various local theaters (see website). 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $15.

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” with “Total Recall”

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a now-friendly killing machine from the future in James Cameron’s 1991 sci-fi sequel, followed by Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 thriller starring the future California governor as a secret agent on a mission to Mars. Secret Movie Club at the Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $16-$28; advance purchase required.

California Schwarzenegger compares attack on Capitol to Nazi violence Arnold Schwarzenegger likened the U.S. Capitol siege to Nazi attacks in Europe in a video in which he called President Trump “the worst president ever.”

“Toy Story” in Concert

Pacific Symphony supplies a live-to-picture score to accompany a screening of Disney and Pixar’s animated 1995 fable featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Pacific Amphitheatre, OC Fair & Event Center, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $25 and up.


“Wild Strawberries”

An aging academic (Victor Sjöström) takes a trip down memory lane while on his way to receive a prestigious honor in Ingmar Bergman’s classic 1957 drama, shot in lustrous black & white. In Swedish with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. $8, $13.

The Strength Community’s Response to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Freedom Comment Explained

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On Aug. 11, 2021, CNN interviewed seven-time Mr. Olympia winner and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the surge of the Delta variant were brought up. Concerning the notion that mask mandates and social distancing impede peoples’ freedoms, Schwarzenegger said: “Screw your freedom because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities.” He explained that those obligations and responsibilities are to “work together…to protect those fellow members [sic] around you.”

Schwarzenegger’s comments spurred backlash within the strength community. Sports Supplement company REDCON1 announced that they’d no longer sponsor the Arnold Classic (Schwarznegger’s namesake bodybuilding show). Four-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Brian Shaw publicly removed a poster of Schwarzenegger from the wall of his home gym. Strongman Robert Oberst released a video on his YouTube channel a day after Shaw’s clip, supporting his fellow strongman’s decision.

Before Shaw removed the poster, Schwarzenegger wrote an article for The Atlantic, published on Aug. 13, 2021, responding to the backlash to his comments. Below is an excerpt of the comments in question from the CNN interview from Schwarzenegger’s YouTube channel:

Schwarzenegger asserted that “the scientists and…experts” say people still need to wear masks and follow the other safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. He specifically cites the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci. In the interview, Schwarzenegger addresses the notion that following these guidelines is an infringement of freedoms:

“There is a virus…it kills people. The only way we can prevent it is to get vaccinated, to wear masks, to do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about, ‘oh well, my freedom is kind of being disturbed here.’ No. Screw your freedom because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities. We cannot just say; I have the right to do X, Y, and Z when you affect other people. That is when you get serious.”

Schwarzengger’s Follow Up

In his article for The Atlantic, Schwarzenegger admits that calling people who refuse to wear masks “schmucks” and saying “screw your freedom” was “a little much, even if I stand by the sentiment.” He shared a specific passage from the article on his Instagram page:

“Our country began with a willingness to make personal sacrifices for the collective good. It’s right there in the closing line of the Declaration of Independence: ‘We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.’ Almost two centuries later, John F. Kennedy posed his famous challenge: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.’ Our country became great because every generation before us knew that liberty and duty go hand in hand. I am worried that many of my fellow Americans have now lost sight of that.”

Continued Backlash to “Screw Your Freedom”

Schwarzenegger’s piece in The Atlantic was published two days after the CNN interview, and the backlash online from the strength community continued. Shaw reacted to Schwarzenegger’s “screw your freedom” comment by posting a video to his Instagram of him removing the poster of Schwarzenegger from the wall of his gym. The video was posted a week after the CNN interview.

Shaw said, “Freedom didn’t come free, and I will always stand for freedom.” Shaw did not comment on COVID-19 or mask-wearing and did not mention Schwarzenegger’s article in The Atlantic.

Anthony Fuhrman, an active-duty member of the U.S. Army and a two-time +105-kilogram WSM winner, commented on Shaw’s post: “Tell me what you’ve done for this country and for freedom. Because I’ve bled for it and agree with Arnold that selfless service is the key to providing freedom. I don’t expect you to get it, I suppose.”

Shaw did not respond to Fuhrman’s comment.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Shaw (@shawstrength)

WSM competitor Robert Oberst took to his YouTube channel the day after Shaw’s Instagram post to discuss Schwarzenegger’s “screw your freedom” comment and state that he is “fully 100 million percent behind Brian Shaw.” Oberst also did not specifically mention COVID-19 or mask-wearing.

Sports supplement brand REDCON1 posted on their Instagram page on Aug. 16, 2021, that they “decided to discontinue any and all support for the Arnold Classic and the other Arnold-related events around the world. Anyone who says ‘screw your freedom’ is un-American. We support freedom of choice.”

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Redcon1 (@redcon1)

REDCON1 previously sponsored the Arnold Classic and was set to be the exclusive sponsor of its webcast in 2021. The company, founded by Aaron Singerman, also sponsors several strongmen and bodybuilders, including Shaw, Oberst, Alex Cambronero, and George Peterson. Cambronero is currently scheduled to compete at the 2021 Arnold Classic scheduled for Sept. 25, 2021. The banner photo on the Arnold Classic website is currently Peterson posing next to Schwarzenegger.

Feature image: @shawstrength on Instagram and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s YouTube channel.

魔鬼州長阿諾爆氣抗疫開譙! 「蠢蛋們趕緊接種疫苗」

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魔鬼州長阿諾爆氣抗疫開譙! 「蠢蛋們趕緊接種疫苗」

阿諾史瓦辛格呼籲趕緊去接種疫苗。(翻攝Arnold Schwarzenegger IG)

現年74歲的《魔鬼終結者》(The Terminator)動作巨星阿諾史瓦辛格(Arnold Schwarzenegger),在前天自拍影片,苦口婆心向全球宣導防疫,他強調疫情仍十分嚴峻,呼籲日後需更嚴謹地保護自己,並譴責許多人仍視抗疫為兒戲,直言:「請那些不守規矩的蠢蛋們,趕緊去接種疫苗,保護你的美國同胞。」他強調現在是關鍵時刻,每個人都必須戴緊口罩,絕不容任何人特立獨行。


現年74歲的阿諾史瓦辛格,身體依舊硬朗。(翻攝Arnold Schwarzenegger IG)


早在今年1月便接種疫苗的阿諾史瓦辛格,常多次呼籲大眾遵守美國傳染病防治所所長,也是現任白宮首席醫療官安東尼博士(Anthony Fauci)的指令,避免群聚及接受專家指示,他以過去的健身經歷形容:「這世上沒有人比我更懂二頭肌,我已經研究它50年了,同樣的道理,想想那些專業的科學家們,花了更多時間傳承對抗病毒的知識。」

阿諾史瓦辛格強調一定要戴緊口罩。(翻攝Arnold Schwarzenegger IG)

他也在影片中宣傳了亞歷山大上校(Alexander Vindman)的自傳《Here, Right Matters》,亞歷山大上校是前美國國安委員會的主任,也是2018年揭露了「通俄門」醜聞,一度造成川普被彈劾的關鍵人物,據悉他和阿諾的政治理念相當接近,2人從今年起互動便非常頻繁。