Movie City News Archive for March, 2013

Russia To Selectively Block Internet Content; Says It Will Save The Children And Prevent Suicide

Russia To Selectively Block Internet Content; Says It Will Save The Children And Prevent Suicide

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Leydon On What SxSW Is Good For

Leydon On What SxSW Is Good For

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Newspapers Worldwide Go For Web Subscriptions Because, Oh Well, What The Hell, Anyway

Newspapers Worldwide Go For Web Subscriptions Because, Oh Well, What The Hell, Anyway

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David Thomson Reads Derek Cianfrance’s America

David Thomson Reads Derek Cianfrance’s America

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Jon Jost On Getting A Refund For Spring Breakers

“As in Korine’s other works, the evident lack of anything one might call “style” becomes its style, duly celebrated by our writers who seem to have lost their minds to Harmony’s [come]-on.” Jon Jost On Getting A Refund For Spring Breakers

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Christopher Kelly On Cowboy Stuntman Dean Smith

Christopher Kelly On Cowboy Stuntman Dean Smith

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“Is McConaughey 3.0 Here to Stay?”

“Is McConaughey 3.0 Here to Stay?”

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“THE ACADEMY TO HOST A “WAYNE’S WORLD” REUNION… NO WAY. WAY.”

March 27, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Producer Lorne Michaels, writer-actor Mike Myers, actor Dana Carvey and director Penelope Spheeris will reunite for a panel discussion and screening of “Wayne’s World” on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly…

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PARTICIPANT MEDIA TURNS TO TELEVISION WITH THE LAUNCH OF pivot

New Network’s Disruptive Model Celebrates Core Audience of Millennials “TV That Matters For The New Greatest Generation” Includes: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Open Source Variety Show, ‘HitRECord on TV!’; ‘TakePart Live,’ LIVE Topical Talk Nightly; Shakespeare 2.0 tale ‘Will’ From Craig Pearce & Cineflix Studios; ‘Raising McCain’ starring Meghan McCain; Romeo and Juliet Reality, ‘Jersey Strong’; Bilingual…

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Approving Times Profile Of New Evil Dead Relishes Giving Away Bloody Plot Surprises

Approving Times Profile Of New Evil Dead Relishes Giving Away Bloody Plot Surprises

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Dawson And Byington On The “Bleak” Funny Of Somebody Up There Likes Me

Dawson And Byington On The “Bleak” Funny Of Somebody Up There Likes Me

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Criterion On A Man Escaped As “Quintessential Bresson”

Criterion On A Man Escaped As “Quintessential Bresson”

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An Indian Perspective: “Audiences Are Evolving Faster: Analog Vs. Digital”

An Indian Perspective: “Audiences Are Evolving Faster: Analog Vs. Digital”

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Don Payne, 48, Penned 12 Eps Of “The Simpsons”; Wrote My Super Ex-Girlfriend; Contributed To Thor, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer

Don Payne, 48, Penned 12 Eps Of “The Simpsons,” Shared Four Emmys; Wrote My Super Ex-Girlfriend; Contributed To Thor, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer

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A Visit With The Favorite Paleontologist Of Spielberg And Lucas

A Visit With The Favorite Paleontologist Of Spielberg And Lucas

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Criterion Restoring 18 Satyajit Ray Films For 2014 Release

Criterion Restoring 18 Satyajit Ray Films For 2014 Release

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“Chloë Sevigny’s 90s Throwback”

“Chloë Sevigny’s 90s Throwback” vid

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Eugene Jarecki On America’s War On Drugs

Eugene Jarecki On America’s War On Drugs With – David Simon’s Perspective

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A Pharmacologist Takes Side Effects

A Pharmacologist Takes Side Effects

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“Nigerian Children Can Attend the Pinky and the Brain School”

“Nigerian Children Can Attend The Pinky And The Brain School”

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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