Movie City News Archive for October, 2012

From 2005: CNN Applies Some Numbers To The Star Wars Moolahverse

From 2005: CNN Applies Some Numbers To The Star Wars Moolahverse

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Stay Puft Man Remanded To Dry Dock Once More

Stay Puft Man Remanded To Dry Dock Once More (6th graf)

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Errol Morris’ 11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?

Errol Morris’ 11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?

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Carl Icahn Stakes 10% Of Netflix

Carl Icahn Stakes 10% Of Netflix

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Your Star Wars Montage Leggings Are Ready For Shipping

Your Star Wars Montage Leggings Are Ready For Shipping

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“103-Year-Old Star of Dracula And Phantom Recalls Hw’d Halloweens Past”

“103-Year-Old Star of Dracula And Phantom Recalls Hw’d Halloweens Past”

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Tom Allen’s 1979 Village Voice Review

“Halloween is a movie of almost unrelieved chills and of violence.” Tom Allen‘s 1979 Village Voice Review

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David Thomson Knows More Movie Trivia Than You Will Ever Gorge Upon, So, With A New Book Out, He Offers A New Quiz To Thump You

David Thomson Knows More Movie Trivia Than You Will Ever Gorge Upon, So, With A New Book Out, He Offers A New Quiz To Thump You

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Fantastic Doc The Act Of Killing Goes To Drafthouse

Fantastic Doc The Act Of Killing Goes To Drafthouse

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The Emerald Thrill: Sir Ridley To Produce Six Low-Budget Horrors And Sci-Fi In Northern Ireland

The Emerald Thrill: Sir Ridley To Produce Six Low-Budget Horrors And Sci-Fi In Northern Ireland

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Julie Delpy Sez People Should “Care Who They Are”

Julie Delpy Sez People Should “Care Who They Are”

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Rocchi On Post-LucasFilm “Shareholder Cinema”

Rocchi On Post-LucasFilm “Shareholder Cinema”

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Voice Media Group Hires Scott Foundas as New York-Based Film Writer

Foundas’ Film Reviews and Features will Appear across Voice Media Group’s Print Publications, Websites and Mobile Platforms DENVER, Oct. 31, 2012 — Voice Media Group announced today that Scott Foundas will join the staff of the Village Voice as its principal film writer. Foundas spent the last three years as associate program director at the Film Society of…

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VOICE Adds Foundas As “Principal Film Writer”

VOICE Adds Foundas As “Principal Film Writer”

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Hope Sez “Hopefully It Will Be An Inspiring Package Of Entertainment”

Hope Sez “Hopefully It Will Be An Inspiring Package Of Entertainment”  

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Louis C. K. And The Rise Of The “Laptop Loner”

Louis C. K. And The Rise Of The “Laptop Loner”

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“Gene Hackman Admits to Slapping Homeless Man While Defending Wife’s Honor”

E! Headline Writer Has A Good Day “Gene Hackman Admits to Slapping Homeless Man While Defending Wife’s Honor”

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Rick Poynor On David Byrne’s True Stories: “A Film About People Like Us”

Rick Poynor On David Byrne’s True Stories: “A Film About People Like Us”

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Katzenberg Re-Ups At DWA Until 2017

Katzenberg Re-Ups At DWA Until 2017 And – Advice, At Length, From The CEO

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On The Set Of Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

On The Set Of Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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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