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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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