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Post-Transformers, Hasbro Hopes To Derive Motion Picture Content From ‘Vast Store Of Intellectual Property”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“You clearly want to make a movie that stimulates the brand.”
Post-Transformers, Hasbro Hopes To Derive Motion Picture Content From ‘Vast Store Of Intellectual Property”

Porky’s Is 35

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Porky’s Is 35

Moonlight Worldwide Theatrical Crosses $56 Million

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Moonlight Worldwide Theatrical Crosses $56 Million

Warner Spearheads Studio Suicide Note For Theatrical Windows; Disney Demurs

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Warner Spearheads Studio Suicide Note For Theatrical Windows; Disney Demurs

Paramount To Bestow Jim Gianopulos Greenlight Up To $100 Million

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Paramount To Bestow Jim Gianopulos Greenlight Up To $100 Million

2016’s Reported Worldwide Theatrical Gross: $38.6 Billion

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

2016’s Reported Worldwide Theatrical Gross: $38.6 Billion

Natalie Portman On Her Terrence Malick Double Feature

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“He gave me dialogue pages, or sometimes it was even long monologues that he would type out the night before shooting, or even on the same day. Then he’d say, ‘Find what speaks to you.’ So you’d find one or two lines out of pages and pages that felt like something you would say, and you’d use that.”
Natalie Portman On Her Terrence Malick Double Feature

“I Will Unfriend You Over Whit Stillman”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“I Will Unfriend You Over Whit Stillman”

Senate Could Kill FCC Internet Privacy Rules Tonight

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Senate Could Kill FCC Internet Privacy Rules Tonight

Joe Del Bruno Moves To Variety As Managing Editor After Decade At THR

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Joe Del Bruno Moves To Variety As Managing Editor After Decade At THR

NYT Hires Jesse Green As Co-Chief Theater Critic

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

NYT Hires Jesse Green As Co-Chief Theater Critic

Daniel Clowes On Wilson

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“I’m hands-off from now on. It’s not a fun use of my time. I’m really devoted to doing as many comics as I can, where I [don’t] have to hang up the green eyeshade that we cartoonists all wear. With our sleeve garters.”
Daniel Clowes On Wilson

Guardian Cutting 20-30% Of U. S. Costs

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Guardian Cutting 20-30% Of U. S. Costs

Brent Dunham On “The Politics And Hyper-Relevancy Of The Mist”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Brent Dunham On “The Politics And Hyper-Relevancy Of The Mist

Guess The Auteur

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“We’re super-special beings! We really are! And we have a glorious future—if only we could realize that and grow rapidly toward that, it would be beautiful. The key to it is the transcendent—this deepest, eternal level of life, the big treasury within every human being. When any one human being experiences that deepest level, they grow in that—all positive—and life gets better. They say the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness—beautiful description of what it’s all about. It’s real simple. We’re not meant to suffer. We’re meant to be blissful and enjoy life and enjoy all diversity.”
Guess The Auteur

Chuck Barris Was 87

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Chuck Barris Was 87

Artists Denounce Painting Of Emmett Till By White British Artist

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

“It is easy for artists to self-censor, to convince yourself to not make something before you even try. There were many reasons why I could not, should not, make this painting [but] art can be a space for empathy, a vehicle for connection.”
Artists Denounce Painting Of Emmett Till By White British Artist

Report: Studios Inch Toward Jettisoning As Much Of Theatrical Window As Exhibitors Will Allow

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

“Some studios are weighing a scenario where movies could be made available for rental at a higher price as soon as they dip below a certain number of screens. The thinking is that it doesn’t make sense for a movie to stay exclusively in theaters if it isn’t being widely shown.”
Report: Studios Inch Toward Jettisoning As Much Of Theatrical Window As Exhibitors Will Allow

In The Kingdom Of The Remake

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

“There was a column for nature films and another for what are internally known as ‘brand deposit’ titles, modestly-budgeted movies that maintain the Disney brand but aren’t expected to be huge hits. (Think Saving Mr. Banks or Queen of Katwe).”
In The Kingdom Of The Remake

Malaysia Backs Down On Beauty And The Beast Cuts

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

“Maybe if Condon had not mentioned the gay element, people wouldn’t be so curious and we could let it go with a potentially minor cut. And this whole thing may not have been an issue. We at LPF want to preserve films as much as how they are intended by the director, but the moment the gay element is thrown into the mix, we had to protect ourselves.”
Malaysia Backs Down On Beauty And The Beast Cuts