Movie City Indie Archive for September, 2010

Trailering Trigger

“Good night, Edmonton!” This looks bittersweet, to say the least. The late Tracy Wright and Molly Parker in Bruce McDonald’s shot-in-nine-days Trigger. Wright’s so-pleased smile in the reaction shot of the first vignette is classic even in 60-second form. (Background.)

Vive Chabrol!

Jack Rebney, Seen Skulking In Chicago

Winnebago Man has a week run at Siskel, starting October 15. Jack keeps an eye out for a kindness.

A third promo for LET ME IN

The “Newly Revised Edition” of “Romeo & Juliet”? So this remake hopes. Plus, “Now and Later,” always preferred over blood funnels in evidence bags.


Embedding aggravations, so all to offer is a link. Can Mark Lee Ping-Bin do no ill?

Oscar-Winning Logorama’s Online, Legally


Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz Promoting JACK GOES BOATING

John Ortiz, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Press Kit For Never Let Me Go

A fake 1970s audiocassette… Inside the shell, a 2GB flash drive containing the press kit.


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“I think [technology has[ its made my life faster, it’s made the ability to succeed easier. But has that made my life better? Is it better now than it was in the eighties or seventies? I don’t think we are happier. Maybe because I’m 55, I really am asking these questions… I really want to do meaningful things! This is also the time that I really want to focus on directing. I think that I will act less and less. I’ve been doing it for 52 years. It’s a long time to do one thing and I feel like there are a lot of stories that I got out of my system that I don’t need to tell anymore. I don’t need to ever do The Accused again! That is never going to happen again! You hit these milestones as an actor, and then you say, ‘Now what? Now what do I have to say?'”
~ Jodie Foster

“If there’s one rule Hollywood has metaphysically proven in its century of experimentation, it’s that there’s no amount of money you can’t squander in the quest for hits.

“Netflix has spent the past couple years attempting to brute-force jailbreak this law. Its counter-theory has seemed to be, sure, a billion dollars doesn’t guarantee quality but how about three billion dollars? How about five billion dollars? Seven?

“This week’s latest cinematic opus to run across no-man’s-land into the machine-gun emplacements has been the Jared Leto yakuza movie ‘The Outsider.’ Once again, debuting on Netflix, another thing called a movie that at one glance doesn’t look like any kind of movie anyone has ever seen before, outside of off-prime time screenings at the AFM.

“If you’re working at a normal studio, you have one or two of these total misfires in a year and people start calling for your head. How many is Netflix going on? Fifteen? Twenty? This quarter? Any normal company would be getting murdered over results like that.”
~ Richard Rushfield