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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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima