Movie City News Archive for June, 2011

Iranian Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi Remanded To Evin Prison

Iranian Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi Remanded To Evin Prison

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Columbia Journalism Review Plumps The Depths Of Hollywood Elsewhere

“The stories about bad WiFi service, split pants, and appropriate modulation may turn some off…” Columbia Journalism Review Plumps The Depths Of Hollywood Elsewhere

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Gray Lady Swaddles New York Asian Film Festival

Gray Lady Swaddles New York Asian Film Festival And – Co-Founder Majordomo Grady Hendrix On Its Origins

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Direct Brands Book Club Parent Co. Sets $435 Million “Stalking Horse” Deal For Borders

Direct Brands Book Club Parent Co. Sets $435 Million “Stalking Horse” Deal For Borders

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Claim-Jumping All-You-Can-Screen Moviepass Puts Their Beta Off

Claim-Jumping All-You-Can-Screen Moviepass Puts Their Beta Off

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Bill Simmons On Why There Is Only One Movie Star Standing And His Name Is…

Bill Simmons On Why There Is Only One Movie Star Standing And His Name Is…

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Jimmy Roselli, 85; Italian-American Singer’s “Mala Femmina” Was Featured In Mean Streets

Jimmy Roselli, 85; Italian-American Singer’s  “Mala Femmina” Was Featured In Mean Streets

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AMC Joins Landmark, Camera Cinemas In Stopping All-You-Can-Screen Monthly Passes

AMC Joins Landmark, Camera Cinemas In Stopping All-You-Can-Screen Monthly Passes

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Spike On Why He Hasn’t Made A Feature Film In 3 Years

Spike On Why He Hasn’t Made A Feature Film In 3 Years

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ChiTrib Maps The $8 Billion In Imaginary Damage Michael Bay Visited On A Few Square Blocks Of Chicago

“Anticipating this, we brought a commercial real estate appraiser to the press screening.” ChiTrib Maps The $8 Billion In Imaginary Damage Michael Bay Visited On A Few Square Blocks Of Chicago “We’re the gateway? Well, I guess then I should go on the record as stating that we do not condone any evil robots.” With…

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Times Tallies Nationwide Walkouts On Tree Of Life, Some From Twitter, Some By Commenters

Times Tallies Nationwide Walkouts On Tree Of Life, Some From Twitter, Some By Commenters

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“The Zooey Deschanels of the world will dump your contrived, quirky ass if you try to pull that whimsical s—.”

“The Zooey Deschanels of the world will dump your contrived, quirky ass if you try to pull that whimsical s—.”

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Stock Analysts Keen On Friday AMC Stock Spinoff?

Stock Analysts Keen On Friday AMC Stock Spinoff?

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Yahoo Study Shows Online Video-Watching Shift To Primetime

Yahoo Study Shows Online Video-Watching Shift To Primetime

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NEW FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA FILM CONFIRMED FOR PANEL PRESENTATION AT 2011 COMIC-CON

Iconic filmmaker will make his first trip back to San Diego since 1991 Coppola will show portions of his upcoming film TWIXT and demonstrate the unique way he plans to present it. NEW YORK, NY (June 30, 2011) – Francis Ford Coppola will be presenting portions of his upcoming film TWIXT at a panel discussion…

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Retrospecting Jeff Bridges And Cutter’s Way At The BFI

Retrospecting Jeff Bridges And Cutter’s Way At The BFI

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The Big Gamble Of Larry Crowne: 1990s Stars In Warm Milk

The Big Gamble Of Larry Crowne: 1990s Stars In Warm Milk

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Stuart Staples On Tindersticks’ Music For Claire Denis’ Films

Stuart Staples On Tindersticks’ Music For Claire Denis’ Films

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SOCIAL NETWORK BIG WINNER AT 12TH ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS

GTA12 Jury Friends “The Social Network” With Three Wins AND “Best in Show” June 30, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)—Last night,“The Social Network” came away from the 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards with three wins in major categories and the coveted top honor, Best in Show. It is the first time a trailer has accomplished this…

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Coppola Twixting ComicCon

Coppola Twixting Comic-Con

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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