Movie City News Archive for September, 2011

Sean Penn In #OccupyTahrirSquare

Sean Penn In #OccupyTahrirSq

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Charlie Kaufman’s Next To Use Film Bloggers As Leaping-Off Point

“There’s a lot in there about the internet and anger: cultural, societal and individual anger. And isolation in this particular age we live in. And competition: it’s about the idea of people in this world wanting to be seen.” Charlie Kaufman’s Next To Use Film Bloggers As Leaping-Off Point

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Picturing John Lasseter’s Winery

Picturing John Lasseter’s Winery

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Has Abduction Abbreviated Taylor Lautner’s Abilities?

Has Abduction Abbreviated Taylor Lautner’s Abilities?

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Times Marvels At Scale (Per Capita) Of Reykjavík Int’l Film Festival

Times Marvels At Scale (Per Capita) Of Reykjavík Int’l Film Festival

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Pinewood Studios At 75

Pinewood Studios At 75

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Wilmington on Movies: 50/50

50/50 (Three and a Half Stars) U.S.: Jonathan Levine, 2011   Your best friend looks you in the face and tells you that he’s dying. Wait a minue, it’s not quite like that…He tells you that he has a rare form of spinal cancer and that his chances of survival, according to the doctors, are 50/50….

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Dargis And Scott Wax Autumnal From Festival Fever

Dargis And Scott Wax Autumnal From Festival Fever

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Utah Fines Salt Lake City’s Brewvies Cinema Pub $1,627 For Hangover II’s Ladyman’s Parts

Utah Fines Salt Lake City’s Brewvies Cinema Pub $1,627 For Hangover II‘s Ladyman’s Parts

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Woody Joins Mile-High Club With $100 Million-Plus Worldwide For Midnight In Paris

“They’re like postcards. He makes charming portraits of cities that are essentially for tourists.” Woody Joins Mile-High Club With $100 Million-Plus Worldwide For Midnight In Paris

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More Rumors About THR’s Owner, Prometheus Group, Readying To Shake Up Other Trades

More Rumors About THR’s Owner, Prometheus Group, Readying To Shake Up Other Trades

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Paul Bettany Sez Movies Useta Be Better

Paul Bettany Sez Movies Useta Be Better

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Extras Want More Money For Mingling With Anna Karenina

Extras Want More Money For Mingling With Anna Karenina

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Dargis On NYFF 49

“Given how profoundly the film world has changed over the last half-century, the festival’s overall shift from a boutique to something like a souk may make sense.” Dargis On NYFF 49

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Culver Studios, Where Kane, Kong, “America’s Next Top Model” Were Made, Yours For $150 Million

Culver Studios, Where Kane, Kong, “America’s Next Top Model” Were Made, Yours For $150 Million Or So

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DP/30: Melancholia, actors Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland

Lars von Trier’s Melancholia is rolling on to the NY Film Festival in the next week. We chatted with two of the stars, Alexander Skarsgard and Kiefer Sutherland, about working with Lars, pushing the envelope as actors, and the film’s amazing cast.

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Get Yer Print Of Disney’s Song Of The South In 16mm IB Tech For A Mere… $1,499

Get Yer Print Of Disney’s Song Of The South In 16mm IB Tech For A Mere… $1,499

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Drafthouse Films Acquires North American Rights to “COMIN’ AT YA! 3D” from Fantastic Fest 2011

The Highest Grossing Independent 3D Film Of The 1980s Becomes First Fully Restored Classic 3D Film Using State-Of-The-Art RealD Technology AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2011 — Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced the acquisition of North American rights to COMIN AT YA! 3D following the premiere of its stunning…

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SnagFilm Owner Leonsis Blogs “Class Warfare”

“I have great empathy for middle class or lower middle class America… Someone needs to talk our President down off of this rhetoric about good vs. evil.” SnagFilm Owner Leonsis Blogs “Class Warfare”

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Richard Brody Wishes There Were More French Movies Released In Manhattan

Richard Brody Wishes There Were More French Movies Released In Manhattan

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“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