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Stephen King’s Hometown Paper Wishes Him A Happy 70th

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Stephen King’s Hometown Paper Wishes Him A Happy 70th

“We have wrestled with this problem in various forms for years, and I admit this is far from a perfect solution. To be clear, we don’t think our readers are naïve or exceptionally delicate, or will faint dead away at seeing a vulgar word. On the other hand, we strive over all for a tone that’s thoughtful and civil. We’ve loosened up quite a bit, but we have still tried to keep a high bar for flat-out obscenities. The basic idea is that just because a playwright (or website owner, or rock band, etc.) wants to use an obscene name for their own purposes, we are not obligated to repeat it.”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“We have wrestled with this problem in various forms for years, and I admit this is far from a perfect solution. To be clear, we don’t think our readers are naïve or exceptionally delicate, or will faint dead away at seeing a vulgar word. On the other hand, we strive over all for a tone that’s thoughtful and civil. We’ve loosened up quite a bit, but we have still tried to keep a high bar for flat-out obscenities. The basic idea is that just because a playwright (or website owner, or rock band, etc.) wants to use an obscene name for their own purposes, we are not obligated to repeat it.”

“When Bob Gottlieb Decided Roald Dahl Was Too Much Of A Prick To Publish”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“When Bob Gottlieb Decided Roald Dahl Was Too Much Of A Prick To Publish”

Robert Pattinson Speaks Of Happiness

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Robert Pattinson Speaks Of Happiness

A Brief Chill With Jeff Bridges At 67

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A Brief Chill With Jeff Bridges At 67

What Do The Nineteen CinemaScore “F” Movies Share?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

What Do The Nineteen CinemaScore “F” Movies Share?

David Hudson Aggregates Stephen King At 70

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

David Hudson Aggregates Stephen King At 70

“Zadie Smith says using social media would threaten her writing”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“Zadie Smith says using social media would threaten her writing”

Village Voice Film Critic Bilge Ebiri Interviews Jonas Mekas, The Paper’s First Film Critic, On The Occasion Of The Final Print Edition

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Village Voice Film Critic Bilge Ebiri Interviews Jonas Mekas, The Paper’s First Film Critic, On The Occasion Of The Final Print Edition

Matt Zoller Seitz On The Gift Of The Late Lillian Ross’ Reportage

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Matt Zoller Seitz On The Gift Of The Late Lillian Ross’ Reportage

Cincinnati Enquirer Lays Off Last Arts Critic

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Cincinnati Enquirer Fires Last Arts Critic After 26 Years At Paper

“Disney should sell ABC and go full stream ahead”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“Wall Street values companies based on their future earnings, and in the media industry, the future is all about digital streaming. If Disney wants to create a streaming service that can compete with Netflix and Amazon, bold action and selling ABC would fit the bill. Television is evolving at a rapid clip. By announcing its plans for the two streaming services, Disney has taken a step into the future. It will have to decide whether it is ready for another one.”
Disney should sell ABC and go full stream ahead”

“What we are thinking of doing is a TV show with the working title The Radical Wellness Show. I would be going into the field and talking to any number of doctors, scientists, civilians, people in crisis in Flint, Michigan, where there is something to uncover and confront about wellness. We would want it to feel more Vice-y in its vibe,

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“We are thinking of a TV show, ‘The Radical Wellness Show.’ I would go into the field and talk to doctors, scientists, civilians, people in crisis in Flint, Michigan, where there is something to uncover and confront about wellness. We would want it to feel more ‘Vice’-ey in its vibe.”
Gwyneth Gets Goop-ier

“It is one thing to buy a ticket in order to be scared; it is another thing entirely to face down prosaic, literal, merciless and mirthless doom. The Babadook is a lot easier to face—and, not coincidentally, to visualize on a budget—than the horror that Fessenden puts forward in The Last Winter. “

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“It is one thing to buy a ticket in order to be scared; it is another thing entirely to face down prosaic, literal, merciless and mirthless doom. The Babadook is a lot easier to face—and, not coincidentally, to visualize on a budget—than the horror that Fessenden puts forward in The Last Winter. “

“British cinema’s gender imbalance worse in 2017 than 1913, says BFI study”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

“British cinema’s gender imbalance worse in 2017 than 1913, says BFI study”

Mike Plante Named Las Vegas Film Festival “Captain of Strategy”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
MIKE PLANTE JOINS
LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL
AS CAPTAIN OF STRATEGY
Las Vegas Film Festival and CineVegas
to Partner on Presenting Films, Comedy,
Independent Video Games and More
2018 Festival to Return to Brenden Theatres and
Palms Casino Resort June 6 – 10
LAS VEGAS (September 21, 2017) – Seasoned film festival programming veteran Mike Plante returns to Las Vegas as Captain of Strategy for the Las Vegas Film Festival, which is partnering with CineVegas to present films, live comedy, independent video games and more. The 2018 Las Vegas Film Festival is scheduled to return to Brenden Theatres and the Palms Casino Resort June 6 – 10.
For nearly 25 years, Plante has worked as a programmer for film festivals, and continues to serve as Senior Programmer for Short Films at the Sundance Film Festival, where he has worked since 2001. No stranger to Las Vegas, Plante also served as the Director of Programming for the CineVegas Film Festival from 2002 to 2009.
Plante has assisted with programming films for the CineVegas Presents section at the Las Vegas Film Festival over the past three years. In this new role with LVFF, Plante will guide the city’s premier film festival into a new era, adding new sections including live comedy as well as independent video games.
“Even from my first programming job in 1993, the landscape of what a film festival looks like has been growing in terms of the types of artists to support, while being innovative in presentation,” said Plante.“CineVegas prided itself on taking risks and connecting unique films with audiences, and we had always tried to have the mania on the screen spill throughout the city. Before it went on hiatus in 2009, we had started exploring art installations, comedy and video games at the Festival.”
“We are proud of CineVegas’ past, but we are strictly focused on the future. While CineVegas pushed the limits of a festival experience years ago, the Las Vegas Film Festival has shown the creativity and vibrant audience that is currently in town. With the LVFF back at the Brenden Theatres and the Palms, the timing is perfect for us to combine efforts for this new vision. CineVegas just needed a little nap,” Plante continued.
Festival leadership will continue to include Milo Kostelecky (President), Robin Greenspun (CineVegas President) and West McDowell (Programming Director).
Submissions for the 2018 Festival will be accepted from October 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 athttps://filmfreeway.com/festival/lvff.
About Las Vegas Film Festival
The Las Vegas Film Festival is a community of filmmakers and film-lovers drawn to the unique, curious and cultivating environment that is Las Vegas. The LVFF pushes the boundaries of cinema, annually presenting work by passionate, rebellious, and wild storytellers to an audience of local and national filmmakers, film lovers, journalists, and film industry representatives. For more information, please email info@lvff.com, visitwww.lvff.com and find the festival on Facebook.
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Bernie Casey, 78, Acted in Cleopatra Jones, Boxcar Bertha, Never Say Never Again, Revenge of the Nerds

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Bernie Casey, 78, Acted in Cleopatra JonesBoxcar BerthaNever Say Never Again, Revenge of the Nerds

Zack Snyder Turns To The iPhone For His Latest Film

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Zack Snyder Turns To The iPhone For His Latest Film

Jake LaMotta Was 95

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Jake LaMotta Was 95

Defamation And Final Cut Lawsuits Fly Over Unfinished Mel Gibson “Professor And The Madman” Project

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Defamation And Final Cut Lawsuits Fly Over Unfinished Mel Gibson “Professor And The Madman” Project