Movie City News Archive for March, 2011

Wilmington on Movies: Hop

“I still hadn’t wised up when E.B. decamped to Hollywood, where he hooks up with Fred, and starts pooping jellybeans and trying to come up with so-called humor (lame zingers and amazingly laugh-challenged wisecracks), and where the movie definitively revealed its true agenda: bad jokes and L. A. clichés, mixed with elaborate animation, TV trendiness and loud, bright icky-poo cutes.”

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Wilmington on Movies: The Afterlight

“I liked the movie very much, and when some of its early festival admirers compared it to Michelangelo and Ingmar Bergman, they had some justification. The Afterlight is obviously made by filmmakers who know and admire Antonioni and Bergman, and who would probably be pleased by the comparison — and the images, scenes and emotions often suggest those two masters.”

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“The Blood-Soaked Rise Of South Korean Cinema”

“The Blood-Soaked Rise Of South Korean Cinema”

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Anne-T Reports Not Only Is Tree Of Life Not Opening In UK Before Cannes, But Summit’s Taken Icon To Arbitration Over Rights

Anne-T Reports Not Only Is Tree Of Life Not Opening In UK Before Cannes, But Summit’s Taken Icon To Arbitration Over Rights

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Antisocial Media: “Malcolm Gladwell’s Still Got It Wrong”

Antisocial Media: “Malcolm Gladwell’s Still Got It Wrong”

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Austerlitz On Tavernier And The French “Tradition Of Quality”

Austerlitz On Tavernier And The French “Tradition Of Quality”

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AMC THEATRES® CUES “ACTION” ON NEW AMC STUBS™ REWARDS PROGRAM

AMC Celebrates Official Nation-wide Launch and Kick Off to the “Search for Stubs Challenge” Las Vegas (March 31, 2011) — AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, today officially unveiled AMC Stubs — the company’s new rewards program — to a crowd of CinemaCon attendees in Las Vegas. AMC Stubs is a new spend-based rewards program that…

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Some Concept Art From Pixar’s 2012 Brave

Some Concept Art From Pixar’s 2012 Brave

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Animating Source Code’s “Many Worlds” Theory

Animating Source Code‘s “Many Worlds” Theory

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How A Game Of Golf Triggered A $10 Million Toronto Noir With Samuel L. Jackson

How A Game Of Golf Triggered A $10 Million Toronto Noir With Sam Jackson

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Telegraph Favors Deep Brit Arts Funding Cuts

Telegraph Favors Deep Brit Arts Funding Cuts

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Malaysia’s First Gay Film A Controversial Hit

Malaysia’s First Gay Film A Controversial Hit

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AMC Gives You “Stubs”

AMC Gives You “Stubs”

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Howell On The First Six Months Of The TIFF Lightbox

Howell On The First Six Months Of  Toronto’s Ambitious TIFF Lightbox Cinema Plus – TIFF Fundraising Goals At 96% Of Its $196 Million Capital And Endowment

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Todd Phillips Sez K.O. VOD Plan: “If I had wanted to make movies for television, I would have been a TV director.”

Todd Phillips Sez K.O. VOD Plan: “If I had wanted to make movies for television, I would have been a TV director.”

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Dante Ferreri Considers His Life Of Production Design

Dante Ferreri Considers His Life Of Production Design

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Sony Online Entertainment Terminates 205 Jobs; Kills A Game 5 Years In Development

Sony Online Entertainment Terminates 205 Jobs; Kills A Game 5 Years In Development

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Mass Lawsuit Against Downloaders Is On Behalf Of… Nude Nuns with Big Guns

Mass Lawsuit Against Downloaders Is On Behalf Of… Nude Nuns with Big Guns With – A Widget To Click To See If Your IP Address Is In The Complaint

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“I’ve Seen Every Woody Allen Movie”

“I’ve Seen Every Woody Allen Movie”

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FrancoFrancoFranco: “The Tasmanian Devil Would Look Stoned Next To Anne Hathaway”

FrancoFrancoFranco: “The Tasmanian Devil Would Look Stoned Next To Anne Hathaway”

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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould