Movie City News Archive for May, 2013

After Earth Yields Religious Parallels

After Earth Yields Religious Parallels

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A Former Member Of A World Religion Compares After Earth And Battlefield Earth

A Former Member Of A World Religion Compares After Earth And Battlefield Earth

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Google Says It Will Not Presently Allow Facial Recognition Software For Its Google Glass Product

Google Says It Will Not Presently Allow Facial Recognition Software For Its Google Glass Product

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Comeuppance For The Rich Big At The Movies In Mexico

Comeuppance For The Rich Big At The Movies In Mexico

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Buzz Aldrin Grounds After Earth

Buzz Aldrin Grounds After Earth

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Icahn Vs. Lionsgate From Two Years’ Distance

Icahn Vs. Lionsgate From Two Years’ Distance

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China Extras Line Up For Day Work

China Extras Line Up For Day Work

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“Daniel Radcliffe Acts His Age”

“Daniel Radcliffe Acts His Age”

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Pakistan Builds Multiplexes Even As Pirates Rule

Pakistan Builds Multiplexes Even As Pirates Rule

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The Room Turns 10 And Tommy Wiseau Is Gonna Celebrate In Westwood

The Room Turns 10 And Tommy Wiseau Is Gonna Celebrate In Westwood

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“Why Movies About Magicians Don’t Work”

“Why Movies About Magicians Don’t Work”

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“The 15 episodes of ‘Arrested Development,’ Season Four aren’t really episodes—or a season.”

“The 15 episodes of ‘Arrested Development,’ Season Four aren’t really episodes—or a season.”

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Governator Confirms He Will Be King Of More Sequels: Conan, Twins, Terminator

Governator Confirms He Will Be King Of More Sequels: Conan, Twins, Terminator

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Franca Rame, 84, Italian Playwright, Actress And Co-Clown With Nobelist Husband Dario Fo

Franca Rame, 84, Italian Playwright, Actress And Co-Clown With Nobelist Husband Dario Fo

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Why Yes, There Is A New David Lynch Film, And It Runs In An Eternal 7-Second Loop

Why Yes, There Is A New David Lynch Film, And It Runs In An Eternal 7-Second Loop

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Wilmington on Movies: Now You See Me

This new cinematic magic show—in which four professional magicians join for a Las Vegas-style super-act that may also be a super-crime—is a movie so self-consciously clever, so intent on surprising the hell out of us, and so utterly, shamelessly, mind-numbingly preposterous that you may walk out of it feeling that your mental pockets have been picked.

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Will Smith Lives For TED Talks

Will Smith Lives For TED Talks

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BusinessWeek On Prenda Law, The Porn Copyright Trolls

BusinessWeek On Prenda Law, The Porn Copyright Trolls

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Chicago Sun-Times Reporters Remanded To “iPhone Photography Basics” Camp Now That All The Photographers Have Been Fired

Chicago Sun-Times Reporters Remanded To “iPhone Photography Basics” Camp Now That The Photographers Have Been Fired

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Twilight Parodist Sues Lionsgate For $500 Million

Twilight Parodist Sues Lionsgate For $500 Million

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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