Movie City News Archive for July, 2013

“Every Hot Dude in Hollywood Is in This Movie”

“Every Hot Dude In Hollywood Is In This Movie”

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Dan Mirvish’s 8 Rules For Being A “Locavore” Filmmaker

Dan Mirvish‘s 8 Rules For Being A “Locavore” Filmmaker

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Pentagon To No Longer Countenance Sale Of 891 Adult Magazines Like Hustler, Tattoo And Lapham’s Quarterly

Military To No Longer Sell 891 Magazines Including Penthouse, Tattoo, 2600, Filmmaker Magazine, Adbusters, DreamWorks Adventure, SpongeBob Comic,  Lapham’s Quarterly

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XOJane Sez The “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” Will Be With Us For A While

XOJane Sez The “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” Will Be With Us For A While Earlier – Laurie Penny’s “I Was A Manic Pixie Dream Girl”  

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Brian Newman Ain’t Buying The “Transmedia” Discussion

“I don’t want to be bothered with deepening my connection to you as an artist. I don’t want to see you expand your story world, and I don’t want to engage more deeply with your story. I just want to be entertained. That’s all the pay-off I need.” Brian Newman Ain’t Buying The “Transmedia” Runaway Train

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Chaz Launches Non-Roger Ebert.Com Twitter

“It will be the official Twitter account for Rogerebert.com, where we will tweet about movies and movie reviews, television and cable programs, interesting theaters and mobile devices, topical stories, books, politics, speaking engagements and anything that our editors and group of writers find interesting.” Chaz Launches Non-Roger Ebert.Com Twitter

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IndieWIRE Continues Bleeding-Edge Trendsploration, Listicleing Fave Pinterest Boards

IndieWIRE Continues Bleeding-Edge Trendsploration, Listicleing Fave Pinterest Boards

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Paul Haggis Open-Letters Another Departure From His Former Faith

Paul Haggis Open-Letters Another Departure From His Former Faith

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Convicted Fraudster Lord Black Of Crossharbour Sez It’s Time We All Print Our Newspapers At Home In The Office Wing Of Our Primary Homes, Holiday Escapes Or Pieds-A-Terre

Convicted Fraudster Lord Black Of Crossharbour Offered Bloomberg Air Time To Say It’s Time We All Print Our Newspapers At Home In The Office Wing Of Our Primary Homes, Holiday Escapes Or Pieds-A-Terre

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LINKED IN LAUNCHED FIRST EVERY MOVIE PROMOTION FOR UPCOMING RELEASE LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

LINKED IN LAUNCHED FIRST EVERY MOVIE PROMOTION FOR UPCOMING RELEASE LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS EXPANDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO 226 SCREENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              SONY PICTURES CLASSICS EXPANDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TO 226 SCREENS NEW YORK, NY (July 31, 2013) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that after continued box office success they will once again increase BEFORE MIDNIGHT’s theater count to 226 screens this weekend.  Richard Linklater’s film, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, has grossed…

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Stockholm Raises The Budget, But Woody Doesn’t Have A Swedish Notion

Stockholm Raises The Budget, But Woody Doesn’t Have A Swedish Notion

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See The First 3’54” Of Brian DePalma’s Passion

See The First 3’54” Of Brian DePalma’s Passion

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Glenn Kenny On The “Splendid” New Orson Welles Book That Wasn’t Plucked From Henry Jaglom’s Man-Bag By Peter Biskind

Glenn Kenny On The “Splendid” New Orson Welles Book That Wasn’t Plucked From Henry Jaglom’s Man-Bag By Peter Biskind And – Jonnie Rosenbaum Concurs

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Gothams Add Publicity-Friendly Actor, Actress Awards And Rename “Breakthrough” Nod For Bingham Ray While Ditching “Best Picture Not Playing” Mini-Friendly Award

Gothams Add Publicity-Friendly Actor, Actress Awards And Rename “Breakthrough” Nod For Bingham Ray While Ditching “Best Picture Not Playing” Mini-Friendly Award

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Paul Schrader Before FilmLinc Preem Of The Canyons

“So this woman at that festival makes this crack about the film saying it’s cold and dead at the center. So I said to Bret, ‘What did she expect?’ Bret and I made this film, and we damn well know it’s cold in the center. That’s what it was designed to be. I personally think…

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Before Chimes At Midnight: Time For Another Ethan Hawke-Michael Almereyda Modern-Day Shakespeare Adaptation

Before Chimes At Midnight: Time For Another Ethan Hawke-Michael Almereyda Modern-Day Shakespeare Adaptation

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Report: Sony Set To Reject Entertainment Spinoff Notion

Report: Sony Set To Reject Entertainment Spinoff Notion

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Ponsoldt Does “Anatomy Of A Scene” For The Spectacular Spectacular Now

Ponsoldt Does “Anatomy Of A Scene” For The Spectacular Spectacular Now

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Fearing Spell After Betraying J. K. Rowling’s Secrets, Law Firm Makes “Substantial” Donation To Unnamed Charity

Fearing Spell After Betraying J. K. Rowling’s Secrets, Law Firm Makes “Substantial” Donation To Unnamed Charity

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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