Movie City News Archive for November, 2010

MW on DVDs: Antichrist, Liverpool, Moonfleet, Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 … and more

CO-PICKS OF THE WEEK: NEW Antichrist (Two Discs) (Three and a Half Stars) Denmark/U.S.A.: Lars von Trier, 2009 (Criterion Collection) Lars von Trier strikes again. The beginning looks like a poor man’s Citizen Kane which segues into a disease-of-the-month teleplay that becomes a Sam Shepard two-character Gothic pop drama in the deep woods, and then…

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Gurus o’ Gold: True Grit Week – Episode One

This is Round 1 of 2 rounds of voting this week, as True Grit rolls out for most of the Gurus. Will it change the complexion of the race? Tune back in on Friday to see, as The Gurus vote on all of the Top 8 categories. Today, Winter’s Bone moves into a Top Ten tie.

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True Grit May Be The Coens’ Disney-Style Adventure

True Grit May Be The Coens’ Disney-Style Adventure

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How Factual Is Fair Game?

How Factual Is Fair Game?

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Honors For Preservationist Robert A. Harris

Honors For Preservationist Robert A. Harris

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“U.S. Gov’t Seizes 82 Websites: A Glimpse At The Draconian Future Of Copyright Enforcement?”

“U.S. Gov’t Seizes 82 Websites: A Glimpse At The Draconian Future Of Copyright Enforcement?”

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Guardian First-Reviews Narnia-Treader

“The entirely expected stew of cod-medieval adolescent derring-do, attention-grabbing special effects, and sledgehammer moral lessons with nakedly religious overtones.” Guardian First-Reviews Narnia-Treader

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The DVD Wrap: Fantasia/Fantasia 2000, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Knight and Day, Cairo Time, The Sicilian Girl, Vampires Suck … and more

Fantasia/Fantasia 2000: Blu-ray The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Blu-ray According to Disney legend, Dopey the Dwarf was originally pushed for the role in Fantasia that went to Mickey Mouse. Instead, Uncle Walt went with the established star, hoping the role would maintain Mickey’s high profile in movies. Although Dopey might have been an inspired choice, there’s no…

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2 Emails From Stieg Larsson On How He Intended To Shake Up The Crime Novel

2 Emails From Stieg Larsson On How He Intended To Shake Up The Crime Novel

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Frankie And Alice Get A Trailer

Frankie And Alice Get A Trailer

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Comcast Denies Netflix Throttling Or Tolls

Comcast Denies Netflix Throttling Or Tolls

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Pennsylvania Homeland Security Takes A Moment To Deny Placing Mark Ruffalo On Watchlist

Pennsylvania Homeland Security Takes A Moment To Deny Placing Mark Ruffalo On Watchlist

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Julia Roberts Goes Lavazza (vid)

Julia Roberts Goes Lavazza (vid)

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Wig Out With The Duke

Wig Out With The Duke

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Seventh-Grader In Skokie Esteems Signed Copies Of Ebert’s “Great Movies III”

“One is for me, one is for someone I know and the third one is just in case.” Seventh-Grader In Skokie Esteems Signed Copies Of Ebert’s “Great Movies III”

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Correction: David Simon Is Not Optimistic

Correction: David Simon Is Not Optimistic

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Judge In Unending TribCo Bankruptcy Starting To Feel Jarndyced

Judge In Unending TribCo Bankruptcy Starting To Feel Jarndyced

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Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV to Launch JACKASS 3.5 in March 2011

JACKASS 3.5 Follows the Worldwide Box Office Success of JACKASS 3D with All New Antics from Johnny Knoxville and Crew to Be Released Digitally LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2010 – Paramount Digital Entertainment in association with MTV, both part of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) announced today that it plans to add another original…

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Artforum Diaries A Harmony Korine Art Opening

Artforum Diaries A Harmony Korine Art Opening

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“Where Has The Support For Canadian Documentaries Gone?”

“Where Has The Support For Canadian Documentaries Gone?”

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier