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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“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