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“’The thing is, love makes you feel alive,’ Vincent Cassel says. ‘If most women are looking for security, I think men look for adventure. There’s an expression in French–to go around the world with your dick and a knife–”n’avoir que la bite et le couteau.” Later in life, a man has the possibility to reinvent himself again and again.’”

“’The thing is, love makes you feel alive,’ Vincent Cassel says. ‘If most women are looking for security, I think men look for adventure. There’s an expression in French–to go around the world with your dick and a knife–”n’avoir que la bite et le couteau.” Later in life, a man has the possibility to reinvent himself again and…

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Blunt Comic Doug Stanhope Defends His Friend Johnny Depp

Blunt Comic Doug Stanhope Defends His Friend Johnny Depp

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“The thing you have to remember with Warcraft, probably more than with any other computer game, ever, is that people spend more time in this place than in the places they live. It actually is like their home town. So if you get that wrong it’s a bit like the people in Notting Hill, who are still recovering from the Notting Hill movie.”

“The thing you have to remember with Warcraft, probably more than with any other computer game, ever, is that people spend more time in this place than in the places they live. It actually is like their home town. So if you get that wrong it’s a bit like the people in Notting Hill, who…

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Babadook Director Jennifer Kent Goes From Horror To “Horrific” Nexxt

Babadook Director Jennifer Kent Goes From Horror To “Horrific” Nexxt

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The Weekend Report (3-Day Weekend)

Apocalypse couldn’t blow up to $80 million; Alice Through The Looking Glass cracks $33 million; and Birds was almost $25 million Angry.

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Alice Screenwriter Linda Woolverton On Her Process Of Banging Her Head On The Table During Script Meetings

Alice Screenwriter Linda Woolverton On Her Process Of Banging Her Head On The Table During Script Meetings

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Owen Gleiberman Gives Instruction On James Bond’s Next Moves

“That’s the kind of rousing poetic action grandeur that the Bond series deserves. And without it, what really are we talking about?” Owen Gleiberman Gives Instruction On James Bond’s Next Moves

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John Carpenter On Horror That Doesn’t Cut It

“One sprints from an organic idea and has a truly artist’s eye working. And Friday the 13th affects me as very cynical. It’s very cynical moviemaking. It just doesn’t rise above its cheapness.” John Carpenter On Horror That Doesn’t Cut It

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Seminal Filmmaker Haile Gerima Is “So Alienated By The Whole Idea Of Love”

Seminal Filmmaker Haile Gerima Is “So Alienated By The Whole Idea Of Love”

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Frank Modell, 89, Contributed Over 1,400 Cartoons To The New Yorker

Frank Modell, 89, Contributed Over 1,400 Cartoons To The New Yorker

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Sin Again: John Carney, Director Of Begin Again And Zonad, Repeatedly Rubbishes Keira Knightley

Sin Again: John Carney, Director Of Begin Again And Zonad, Repeatedly Rubbishes Keira Knightley

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Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Was 57

Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Was 57

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Charles Mudede On The Never-Gainful Employment Of Ramin Bahrani’s Characters

Charles Mudede On The Never-Gainful Employment Of Ramin Bahrani’s Characters

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Variety Rushes To Bury Johnny As Alice’s Body Cools

“‘Depp is a fantastic actor, thus will always have a draw with the right project,’ said Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations.” Variety Rushes To Bury Johnny As Alice‘s Body Cools

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Taika Waititi On The Go-For-Broke Style Of Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi On The Go-For-Broke Style Of Wilderpeople

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Ramin Setoodeh Says Kristen Stewart Has Reinvented Herself

Ramin Setoodeh Says Kristen Stewart Has Reinvented Herself

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The Weekend Report

X-Men: Apocalypse led the field for the Memorial holiday frame with an estimated $64.8 million (all figures represent first three days of extended weekend). Session’s other national debut, Alice Through the Looking Glas , took second with $27.9 million.

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From 2015, Ten Seconds Of Trumpbluster Against Indiana Jones And Ghostbusters

From 2015, Ten Seconds Of Trumpbluster Against Indiana Jones And Ghostbusters

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Sony Music Asserts It Can Charge “Administrative Fee” For Fair Use

Sony Music Asserts It Can Charge “Administrative Fee” For Fair Use

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Tsangari: With my next film, White Knuckles, it comes with a budget — it’s going to be a huge new world for me. As always when I enter into a new thing, don’t you wonder how it’s going to be and how much of yourself you are going to have to sacrifice? The ballet of all of this. I’m already imaging the choreography — not of the camera, but the choreography of actually bringing it to life. It is as fascinating as the shooting itself. I find the producing as exciting as the directing. The one informs the other. There is this producer-director hat that I constantly wear. I’ve been thinking about these early auteurs, like Howard Hawks and John Ford and Preston Sturges—all of these guys basically were hired by the studio, and I doubt they had final cut, and somehow they had films that now we can say they had their signatures.  There are different ways of being creative within the parameters and limitations of production. The only thing you cannot negotiate is stupidity.
Filmmaker: And unfortunately, there is an abundance of that in the world.
Tsangari: This is the only big risk: stupidity. Everything else is completely worked out in the end.
~ Chevalier‘s Rachel Athina Tsangari

“The middle-range movies that I was doing have largely either stopped being made, or they’ve moved to television, now that television is a go-to medium for directors who can’t get work in theatricals, because there are so few theatricals being made. But also with the new miniseries concept, you can tell a long story in detail without having to cram it all into 90 minutes. You don’t have to cut the characters and take out the secondary people. You can actually put them all on a big canvas. And it is a big canvas, because people have bigger screens now, so there’s no aesthetic difference between the way you shoot a movie and the way you shoot a TV show.

“Which is all for the good. But what’s happened in the interim is that theatrical movies being a spectacle business are now either giant blockbuster movies that run three hours—even superhero movies run three hours, they used to run like 58 minutes!—and the others, which are dysfunctional family independent movies or the slob comedy or the kiddie movie, and those are all low-budget. So the middle ground of movies that were about things, they’re just gone. Or else they’re on HBO. Like the Bryan Cranston LBJ movie, which years ago would’ve been made for theaters.

“You’ve got people like Paul Schrader and Walter Hill who can’t get their movies theatrically distributed because there’s no market for it. So they end up going to VOD, and VOD is a model from which no one makes any money, because most of the time, as soon as they get on the site, they’re pirated. So the whole model of the system right now is completely broken. And whether or not anybody’s going to try to fix, or if it even can be fixed, I don’t know. But it’s certainly not the same business that I got into in the ’70s.”
~ Joe Dante

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