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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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould