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The DVD Wrapup: Unfriended, Water Diviner, Reckless, Life on the Reef, Lost Soul and more

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Unfriended isn’t for the casual users of the Internet. The multi-image presentation, which is extremely sophisticated, requires far more work on the part of the viewer than the typical narrative feature. The more experience one has in the world of cyber-communication, the scarier Unfriended will be.

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Adjusted World-Wide Grosses Based On Estimated China Rental

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In the last 2 years – so far… more to come – there are seven films that have grossed $100m or more of their worldwide total in China. Prior to 2014, it happened 3 times.

Here is a very rough estimation based on the Chinese gross returning 45% (or less) of what theatrical runs in other countries would return to distributors.

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26 Weeks To Oscar: Resetting The Field For The Very First Time

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It’s early in the awards season… movies come and go. Where do things lay for the Best Picture competitors after Toronto announced its line-up this week?

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The Weekend Report

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Friday Box Office Estimates

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Review-ish: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (spoiler-free)

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The DVD Wrapup: What We Do In Shadows, Resnaisx2, Marfa Girl, and more

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“He speaks to a millennial generation. As an intern at the University of Texas told the curator when they were thinking of acquiring the Foster Wallace archive a few yeas ago, ‘you have to do this, he’s our James Joyce.'”
Sotheby’s Values David Foster Wallace

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“No shouting matches, slammed doors or threats of lawyers, just the mundane details of negotiating an agreement.”
Reports Peter Travers

“At one point between interviews, I said to Nat, “I can’t remember if I even like Cheetos.” And he said, “That’s okay, man. I can’t remember if your understanding of the story was vital to us.”
John Green On “Cara Delevingne, Press Junketry And Me”

“Cottrell went off to America (when he was 18!) , a self-imposed exile after he was threatened with a gun by another Cahiers writer and would-be film-maker, Jean Eustache.”
Ben Slater Remembers Producer-Fixer-“Subtitlist” Pierre Cottrell
AndThe Appreciative Liberation Obit en français

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Would you consider yourself a good person?
I would consider myself … decent as I got older. When I was younger I was less sensitive, in my 20s. But as I got older and began to see how difficult life was for everybody, I had more compassion for other people. I tried to act nicer, more decent, more honorable. I couldn’t always do it. When I was in my 20s, even in my early 30s, I didn’t care about other people that much. I was selfish and I was ambitious and insensitive to the women that I dated. Not cruel or nasty, but not sufficiently sensitive.
You viewed women as temporary fixtures?
Yes, temporary, but as I got older and they were humans suffering like I was … I changed. I learned empathy over the years.
~ Woody Allen To Sam Fragoso For NPR

“To my mind, this embracing of what were unambiguously children’s characters at their mid-20th century inception seems to indicate a retreat from the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence. It looks to me very much like a significant section of the public, having given up on attempting to understand the reality they are actually living in, have instead reasoned that they might at least be able to comprehend the sprawling, meaningless, but at-least-still-finite ‘universes’ presented by DC or Marvel Comics. I would also observe that it is, potentially, culturally catastrophic to have the ephemera of a previous century squatting possessively on the cultural stage and refusing to allow this surely unprecedented era to develop a culture of its own, relevant and sufficient to its times.”
~ “Watchmen”‘s Alan Moore At His Alan Moore-iest

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