Movie City News Archive for May, 2012

The DVD Wrapup: Talk About Kevin, more

Plus Aggression Scale, Maverick, Coriolanus, Harry Belafonte, Ernie Kovacs: The ABC Specials
, New York Stories and Highlights of the 2012 Masters Tournament.

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Men In Bite: China Censors Reportedly Eat 13 Minutes Of MIB3 That Have Aliens Posing As Chinese Restaurant Workers

Men In Bite: China Censors Reportedly Eat 13 Minutes Of MIB3 That Have Aliens Posing As Chinese Restaurant Workers

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Alan Horn has been named Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios

BURBANK, Calif. – May 31, 2012 — Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that Alan Horn has been named Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios effective June 11. Horn will oversee worldwide operations for The Walt Disney Studios including production, distribution and marketing for live-action and animated films from Disney,…

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Alan Horn To Run Disney

Alan Horn, Former Longtime Head Of Warner Bros., Keeper Of Franchises, To Run Disney

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Emma Straub On “The awesomeness that is powering through a television series”

Emma Straub On “The Awesomeness That Is Powering Through A Television Series”

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NYT Signs With Hulu To Expand Auds For Its Long Videos

NYT Signs With Hulu To Expand Auds For Its Long Videos

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Origins Of “50 Shades Of Grey” As Twilight FanFic Go Missing

Origins Of “50 Shades Of Grey” As Twilight FanFic Go Missing

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Review: Snow White & The Huntsman (Conceptual Spoilers Only)

Swimming through the thick subtext, Snow White is, really, what evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) could have been… had she had the opportunity to remain unsullied… beauty and kindness and toughness. Ravenna is not only trying to kill Snow for her direct benefit, but she is trying to kill the representation, in flesh, of what she might have been.

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Sez Dennis Lim on Cannes

“A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival, marked by constant downpours and frequent boos, ended with the restoration of order.” Sez Dennis Lim 

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Pixar-Disney Animation’s Ed Catmull Talks Brave

Pixar-Disney Animation’s Ed Catmull Talks Brave

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“The close-up in the trailer for The Master of Joaquin Phoenix during his interview carries the weight of all the power of cinema.”

“The close-up in the trailer for The Master of Joaquin Phoenix during his interview carries the weight of all the power of cinema.”

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Steve Wasserman On “The Amazon Effect”

Steve Wasserman On “The Amazon Effect”

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Daily Mail Gets In Malibu Surf With One Of Malick’s Current Films

Daily Mail Gets In Malibu Surf With One Of Malick’s Current Films

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Is It Time For All University Presses To Close?

Is It Time For All University Presses To Close?

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Screenwriter Jerry Stahl Observes Birth Of Daughter With Customary Restraint

Screenwriter Jerry Stahl Observes Birth Of Daughter With Customary Restraint

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“‘I’ve been slashed, stabbed and shot at” And Acted In A Ken Loach Joint

“‘I’ve been slashed, stabbed and shot at” And Acted In A Ken Loach Joint

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John Waters On Writing, Art, Fixations

“I believe in the opposite of original sin. I believe every baby is born innocent, and something —-s it up. But every once in a while, there are people…” John Waters On Writing, Art, Fixations

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Is 30-Year-Old Rocky III The Original “MTV Movie”?

Is 30-Year-Old Rocky III The Original “MTV Movie”?

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Athens’ Summery Open-Air Cinemas

Athens’ Summery Open-Air Cinemas

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3 European Parliamentary Committees Reject ACTA Copyright Treaty

3 European Parliamentary Committees Reject ACTA Copyright Treaty

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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