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Alamo 100

We all love a good top ten list, but the Alamo Drafthouse has gone ten times better. They’ve taken the end of 2013 as an opportunity to create the “Alamo 100,” the 100 favorite films of all time according to the theater’s programming team. These films, which predictably run the gamut from undeniable classics to super-specific genre gems, will begin screening at Alamo locations nationwide in the new year. Each month will bring a new slate of films and January gives a great cross section of the list. In January, Drafthouses will screen Brazil, City Lights, The Goonies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raging Bull, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Sixteen Candles. And that’s just the start. See the full list below.

You can read more about all the films, and see each programmer’s top 100 that worked down to this list, at Alamo100.com. Here’s the list in alphabetical order

Alamo100-List

And here’s a trailer for the January films:

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This is a huge time for Mondo. The company kicked off SXSW last week with their massive Game of Thrones show. Later this week is the even bigger Stout/Taylor show. (Check back Friday for more on that.) And today they’ve revealed a truly historic entry into their archive.

Martin Ansin has done a poster for Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver, tied to a screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX next week. Not only did Robert De Niro allow Mondo to use his likeness, Scorsese himself approved the poster. Check it out in full, below.

For more information on the screenings, visit this page. And here’s the Taxi Driver poster.

I can’t wait to see this one in person and look at all the detail. But I love how it evokes not only the dirty New York of the film, but the seventies style of the poster.

Odds are this will sell out at the screenings but, if there are leftovers, @MondoNews on Twitter would be the way to find out.

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The Goonies is one of those movies you either grew up with as a child and love unabashedly, or you watched later in life, driven on hype and nostalgia, and it fell short. I’m firmly in the camp of the former – I adore everything about Richard Donner‘s film – and think Randy Ortiz‘s poster captures a lot of that adventure and wonder. Check out the full image below.

Thanks to Pitch.com for the reveal.

The poster, a 24 x 36 inch edition fo 330 first went on sale at a new Alamo Drafthouse location in Kansas City but leftovers will likely make their way online soon. Follow @MondoNews for the info.

ThisThe Goonies poster is Ortiz’s first screenprint for Mondo, but not his first work for the company. He did a Darth Vader, H.R. Giger inspired piece for their sci-fi gallery show in March. Previously, he also did some gorgeous posters for the Spoke Art Bad Dads show as well as a slew of gig posters. You can see more of his work on his official site.

Also, this is the third Goonies poster Mondo has ever done. There was a very early one in 2005 by Print Mafia and another in 2009 by Drew Milward. Check them both out at the previous link.

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The Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theater in Austin, TX, will kick you out if you use your mobile phone to send text messages while a movie is playing. This young woman, a proud citizen of The "Magnited States of America," called the theater to express her displeasure with this rule. Salty language ahoy!

We do not tolerate people that talk or text in the theater. In fact, before every film, we have several warnings on screen to prevent such happenings. Occasionally, someone doesn't follow the rules, and we do, in fact, kick their asses out of our theater. This video is an actual voicemail from a woman that was kicked out of one of our Austin theaters. Thanks, anonymous woman, for being awesome.

Don't Talk - Angry Voicemail (Uncensored)

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