Movie City News Archive for February, 2012

On The Legal Limbo Of Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi

On The Legal Limbo Of Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi

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SPC Goes West Of Memphis

SPC Goes West Of Memphis

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY WEST OF MEMPHIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK (February 29, 2012) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Amy Berg’s (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) high profile documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS. The film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Premiere Section to great critical acclaim….

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The Monkees’ Davy Jones Was 66

The Monkees’ Davy Jones Was 66

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“Nostalgia Has Wussified Our Culture! Make It Stop!” Sez Michael Musto

“Nostalgia Has Wussified Our Culture! Make It Stop!” Sez Michael Musto

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A Dozen Oscars Go For $3 Million

A Dozen Oscars Go For $3 Million

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Digitalizing Kannapolis, North Carolina’s 1936 Gem Theater

Digitalizing Kannapolis, North Carolina’s 1936 Gem Theater

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The LAT On B*ing Fl*nn’s Original Title, “Another Bullshit Night In Suck City”

“(the full title is unprintable in this newspaper)” The LAT On B*ing Fl*nn‘s Original Title, “Another Bullshit Night In Suck City”

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Ebert Compares The Artist To Presumptive GOP Nominee Romney

Ebert Compares The Artist To Presumptive GOP Nominee Romney

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Cinemark and Paramount Pictures Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of “The Godfather” with Exclusive Cinemark XD Events at Theatres Across the US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Plano, TX, February 29, 2012 – Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), a leading motion picture exhibitor, is proud to partner with Paramount Pictures to offer movie-goers the opportunity to see Francis Ford Coppola’s restored version of his Academy Award®-winning “The Godfather,” on 55 Cinemark XD auditoriums across the country, on Thursday, March…

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Deutchman Sez “Indie Theaters Face Digital Mayhem”

Deutchman Sez “Indie Theaters Face Digital Mayhem”

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Lea Thompson, “Long-Distance Runner” At 50

Lea Thompson, “Long-Distance Runner” At 50

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“This Is DCP”: How Preferred New Exhibition Format Is Reducing Archival Titles To “Greatest Hits”

“This Is DCP”: NYC’s Film Forum Shows How Preferred New Exhibition Format Is Reducing Archival Film Titles To “Greatest Hits”

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2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

For Immediate Release Comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Creative Team Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and Producer Judd Apatow to Kick Off 11th Edition of TFF on April 18 New York, NY (February 29, 2012)—The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Universal Pictures today announced that The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival,…

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James Murdoch Steps Down As News Int’l Chairman

James Murdoch Steps Down As News Int’l Chairman With – The Press Release

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Catherine Keener And “Normalcy”

Catherine Keener And “Normalcy”

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This Is Not A Farce: Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi In Legal Limbo

This Is Not A Farce: Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi In Legal Limbo

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Cinematographer Bruce Surtees, 74, Shot Play Misty For Me, Lenny, Night Moves, Beverly Hills Cop

“He didn’t believe in flat light or just bright, Rexall drugstore lighting, which a lot of times you can get if you get somebody that isn’t very imaginative.” Cinematographer Bruce Surtees, 74, Shot Play Misty For Me, Lenny, Night Moves, Beverly Hills Cop

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The Artist “Old H’wd” Guide To Lost Angeles

The Artist “Old H’wd” Guide To Lost Angeles

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DVD Wrapup: Myth of American Sleepover, Hugo … More

David Robert Mitchell’s debut feature easily qualifies as one of the most criminally under-screened and neglected movies of the young century. While Hollywood continues to search in vain for the new John Hughes and independents hope to capture the same lightning in a bottle as “American Pie,” “The Myth of the American Sleepover” was there all along. Even in DVD, it succeeds at almost every level in capturing the joys, angst and insanity of being a teenager in middle-class America.

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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