Movie City News Archive for October, 2011

“Is Indie Premium VOD Getting A Pass?”

“Is Indie Premium VOD Getting A Pass?”

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Bankruptcy Judge Refuses Dueling TribCo Bankruptcy Reorg Plans

Bankruptcy Judge Refuses Dueling TribCo Bankruptcy Reorg Plans

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Stream David Lynch’s Entire “Crazy Clown Time” Album

Stream David Lynch’s Entire “Crazy Clown Time” Album

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Walter Hill, The Warriors And The Driver, Oh My

Walter Hill, The Warriors And The Driver, Oh My

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Julie Andrews, Target And Disney Christen “National Princess Week”

Julie Andrews, Target And Disney Christen “National Princess Week”

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Julie Andrews, Target and Disney Announce First Annual National Princess Week

Celebration will take place April 22-April 28, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 31, 2011) — World renowned actress, singer and best-selling children’s author, Julie Andrews, in collaboration with Target and The Walt Disney Company is announcing the creation and inaugural launch of National Princess Week beginning April 22, 2012. This unprecedented collaboration highlights Julie Andrews’ longtime dedication…

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DP/30: A Dangerous Method, director David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg, once known as a genre director, has become one of the great directors for adults. His latest film follows the evolution of “The Talking Cure” as bounced between Freud & Jung and a patient who becomes much more than a patient, Sabina Spielrein. We talk about the film, the remarkable actors in it, and why his romance with film is still a work-in-progress.

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NewsBeast Channels My Week With Marilyn, With Brigitte Lacombe Glam Shots

NewsBeast Channels My Week With Marilyn, With Brigitte Lacombe Glam Shots

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Chair Begins At Home: The Design That Gave Like Crazy Its Name

Chair Begins At Home: The Design That Gave Like Crazy Its Name

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Getting Inside Sigur Rós’ Inni Concert Film

Getting Inside Sigur Rós’ Inni Concert Film

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The Struggle For “The World’s Most Dangerous Film Festival” In Chicago’s Englewood

The Struggle For “The World’s Most Dangerous Film Festival” In Chicago’s Englewood

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NetCoalition, CEA, and CCIA Respond To Members Of Congress On “Stop Online Piracy Act”

“This is not a bill that targets ‘rogue foreign sites.’ Rather, it allows patent and copyright trolls, and any holder of any intellectual property right to target lawful U.S. websites and technology companies.” NetCoalition, CEA, and CCIA Respond To Members Of Congress On “Stop Online Piracy Act”

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NetCoalition, CEA, and CCIA Respond to Members of Congress On Stop Online Piracy Act

Letter to Members of the House of Representatives October 31, 2011 Dear Member of Congress: Last week, Representatives Lamar Smith, Bob Goodlatte, John Conyers, Howard Berman and eight others introduced H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (“SOPA”). This legislation has been framed by its sponsors as a vehicle to protect U.S. trademarks and copyrights…

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A History Of Horror In Australian Cinema

A History Of Horror In Australian Cinema

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Rights Activists Question A Studio’s Chinese Locations For Buddy Comedy

Rights Activists Question A Studio’s Chinese Locations For Buddy Comedy

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From The Paris Review: “William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211″

From The Paris Review: “William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211″

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Sundance 2012 Announces New Frontiers Projects

Sundance 2012 Announces New Frontiers Projects

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES ARTISTS AND PROJECTS FOR NEW FRONTIER AT 2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

For Immediate Release October 31, 2011 Program Explores Concept of “Future Normal,” Features Work by: Paul Abacus / Early Morning Opera / Lars Jan Jeremy Mendes & Leanne Allison Marco Brambilla Molleindustria Nonny de la Peña Gingger Shankar, Mridu Chandra & David Liang Brent Green Hank Willis Thomas & Chris Johnson Eva & Franco Mattes…

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Wilmington on Movies: Puss in Boots

    Puss in Boots (Four Stars) U.S.: Chris Miller, 2011 This review is dedicated to my friend Pica. Another Shrek movie, or, more accurately, a series spin-off? Another super-spectacular feature cartoon? Another big studio lollapalooza, this time from DreamWorks? In 3D yet? Didn’t sound artistically promising, even when the receipts started pouring in. But…

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Olsen Ponders Actresses’ Nudity In Shame And Martha Marcy May Marlene

Olsen Ponders Actresses’ Nudity In Shame And Martha Marcy May Marlene

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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