Movie City News Archive for May, 2011

David Thomson Sez You’re Wrong, It’s Dismal, And Asks, Wasn’t Midnight In Paris Better In 1988, When It Was Called The Moderns?

David Thomson Sez You’re Wrong, It’s Dismal, And Asks, Wasn’t Midnight In Paris Better In 1988, When It Was Called The Moderns?

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Crashing Back To ’86, When Hal Ashby Added One More To 8 Million Ways To Die

Crashing Back To ’86, When Hal Ashby Added One More To 8 Million Ways To Die

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On The Boards With Kristin Scott Thomas

On The Boards With Kristin Scott Thomas

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Wilmington on DVDs: Pick of the Week, New. Biutiful

PICK OF THE WEEK: NEW Biutiful (Also Blu-ray) (Four Stars) Spain: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, 2011 (Roadside Attractions) In Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s sad and moving film Biutiful, Javier Bardem gives an extraordinary performance as a dying man named Uxbal: a small time Barcelona hustler working a variety of scams and shady deals to support his two young…

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Andrew Sarris’ 5 Essential Film Books

Andrew Sarris’ 5 Essential Film Books

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Apple To Introduce iCloud, Located At A Billion-Dollar Data Center In North Carolina

Apple To Introduce iCloud, Located At A Billion-Dollar Data Center In North Carolina

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“Gone With The Wind” Is 75

“Gone With The Wind” Is 75

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Cloud Atlas Is “really exciting because all the actors will be playing more than one role,” Weaving says. “I actually have six characters in the same film and they are all different people in six different stories.”

Cloud Atlas Is “really exciting because all the actors will be playing more than one role,” Weaving says. “I actually have six characters in the same film and they are all different people in six different stories.”

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SPC’s Michael Barker On Norman Jewison

SPC’s Michael Barker On Norman Jewison

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Waxman Points/Dr. La Finke Counterpoints Relativity

Which Flacking Hack Do YOU Love?!?! Sharon Waxman Press Releases EXCLUSIVE On Ryan Kavanaugh #Winning! (as dictated by Ryan Kananaugh) OR – Nikki Finke Presses Her Theme Of Rage Against Kavanagh & Waxman (as dictated by Elliott Associates)

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Variety Writer Gets The Burps After Sunday LAT Piece On Movie Men With Muskles

Variety Writer Gets The Burps After Sunday LAT Piece On Movie Men With Muskles

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Filmmaker And Bard Prof Adolfas Mekas Was 85

Filmmaker And Bard Prof Adolfas Mekas Was 85 With – His Website

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On The “Groovy” Set Design For X-Men: First Class

On The “Groovy” Set Design For X-Men: First Class

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CINEMA GUILD ACQUIRES BÉLA TARR’S “THE TURIN HORSE”

Winner of the Jury Grand Prix – Silver Bear at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, “The Turin Horse” may be Béla Tarr’s Last Film New York, NY, May 31, 2011 — The Cinema Guild announced today the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Béla Tarr’s apocalyptic masterpiece “The Turin Horse.” The deal was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey…

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Shouldn’t An Average Of A $500m Gross Per Movie Be Enough For Wall Street?

Wall Street analysts are running away from DreamWorks Animations like chickens with their claymation heads cut off. But how could they have expected any more from the company?

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Anderson Revving Up His Religion Drama

Anderson Revving Up His Religion Drama

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Trailering The Beautiful And Mysterious General Orders No. 9

Trailering The Beautiful And Mysterious General Orders No. 9

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Rosefelt On The Art Of Adrienne Shelly

Rosefelt On “The Art Of Adrienne Shelly”

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MSNBC Asserts: “Fake Dragon Tattoo Trailer Is Fake”

MSNBC Asserts: “Fake Dragon Tattoo Trailer Is Fake” But – NYT: Sony Sez Probably Pirated Off U.S. Screen, Using Same Evidence Oh, Wait – Salon Has Precisely The Same Conclusions! While – THR Quotes A Buncha Bloggers And Cites Unnamed Sony Spokesperson With No Direct Quotes Plus – “From a media perspective, it’s dealing in…

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Papaya King Goes H’wd

Papaya King Goes H’wd

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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