Movie City News Archive for August, 2011

The Atlantic Casts Preemptive Ballot For Andy Serkis

The Atlantic Casts Preemptive Ballot For Andy Serkis

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New Regency Co-Chairmen Parker And Harper Set To Exit By Year-End

New Regency Co-Chairmen Parker And Harper Set To Exit

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Death At 99 Of Seo Mitsuyo, Pioneer Japanese Animator, Reported A Year After

Death At 99 Of Seo Mitsuyo, Pioneer Japanese Animator, Reported A Year Past

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Do Euro Directors Really Not Need H’wd Any More?

Do Euro Directors Really Not Need H’wd Any More?

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Blair Witch, We Have A Problem: NASA Not So High On Apollo 18

Blair Witch, We Have A Problem: NASA Not So High On Apollo 18

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The DVD Wrapup: In a Better World, The Complete Jean Vigo, If …, Orpheus, Cell 211, Phantom Pain, Skateland, Wrecked, True Adolescents …

In a Better World: Blu-ray The winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film poses several interesting challenges for its characters and audiences. First, it tests the convictions of modern-day Christians to live up to lessons taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Beyond that, by setting “In a Better World”…

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Patton Oswalt On Patience And Goodness And The Funny In The Internet Age

Patton Oswalt On Patience And Goodness And The Funny In The Internet Age

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Jonnie Rosenbaum Likes Raul Ruiz’s Camera Moves

Jonnie Rosenbaum Likes Raúl Ruiz’s Camera Moves

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Brit Art Critic Has Doubts About Soderbergh’s Painterly Turn

Brit Art Critic Has Doubts About Soderbergh’s Painterly Turn

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Madonna’s “Sex” Sought

Madonna’s “Sex” Sought

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John Cleese: Grump

John Cleese: Grump

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The Work Of Stanley Kubrick Refined Into Animated “Cinematographs”

The Work Of Stanley Kubrick Refined Into Animated “Cinematographs”

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Broadway Loses Its “Phantom” After 9,382 Perfs

Broadway Loses Its “Phantom” After 9,382 Perfs

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Surveying TIFF Titles Without U. S. Distribution

Surveying TIFF Titles Without U. S. Distribution And – MCN’s Look At Same (With An Oscar Bent) Four Weeks Ago

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Inside Silencio, David Lynch’s Paris Nightclub

Inside Silencio, David Lynch’s Paris Nightclub

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Wilmington on DVDs. Picks of the Week, Classic: Cul-de-sac, An Affair to Remember. New: Police, Adjective

PICK OF THE WEEK: CLASSIC Cul-de-sac (Four Stars) U.K.: Roman Polanski, 1966 (Criterion) Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac — one of the great English-language films of the ‘60s, a classic of neo-noir and of ’60s dark British comedy — begins with a long, still shot of a car on a road in a nearly empty landscape. The…

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TribCo Management Excels Again, Asking Bankruptcy Court For Further $42.5 Million In “Retention” Bonuses For 640 Managers

TribCo Management Excels Again, Asking Bankruptcy Court For Further $42.5 Million In “Retention” Bonuses For 640 Managers

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“My Neighbor, Steve Jobs”

“My Neighbor, Steve Jobs”

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Ebert On His App

Ebert On His App

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Cameron Crowe’s Got Say Anything On His Mind

Cameron Crowe’s Got Say Anything On His Mind

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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