Movie City News Archive for April, 2014

The Legacy Of Steven Wright And His Comedy

The Ongoing Legacy Of Steven Wright And His Comedy

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AT&T Approaches DirecTV For Conglomeration; Would Be About The Size Of Comcast-Time Warner Combine

“Acquisition of DirecTV would give AT&T a national footprint in pay television at a time when the telecom company sees video delivery as core to its future.” AT&T Approaches DirecTV For Conglomeration; Would Be About The Size Of Comcast-Time Warner Combine

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Senator Franken Advises FCC Chairman: Pay-To-Play Will Destroy The Open Internet

Senator Franken Advises FCC Chairman: Pay-To-Play Will Destroy The Open Internet

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Ebiri On “Why Adam Sandler Matters”

“I was struck by the profound sense of self-loathing at the heart of all his work. It peeks through in small moments, in brief lines of dialogue. But it’s always there.” Ebiri On “Why Adam Sandler Matters”

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Chicago’s Music Box Theatre To Add A Lounge And Shed The Concession Stand Built By The Propmasters Of Curly Sue

Chicago’s Music Box Theatre To Add A Lounge And Shed The Concession Stand Built By The Propmasters Of Curly Sue

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There Are Still More Vivian Meier Mysteries

There Are Still More Vivian Meier Mysteries

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Seattle Film Festival Sets Its 40th Anniversary Marathon

Seattle Film Festival Sets Its 440-Film 40th Anniversary Marathon

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SIFF ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR 40th SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended festival in the United States, announced today the complete lineup of films and events for the 40th annual Festival (May 15 – June 8, 2014).  This year, SIFF will screen 440 films: 198 features (plus 4 secret films), 60 documentaries, 14 archival films, and 168…

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Onion To Give It To BuzzFeed And Upworthy In The ClickHole

“Without advertising, our televisions and public spaces would be littered with art and useful information. I don’t know about you, but that’s not a world I want to live in.” Onion To Give It To BuzzFeed And Upworthy In The ClickHole And – Here’s The Click At The Hole

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Untold Stories Of Google’s Larry Page

Untold Stories Of Google’s Larry Page

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Lawson Sez Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Could Defibrillate Ailing RomCom Biz

Lawson Sez Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Could Defibrillate Ailing RomCom Biz

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WGA Members Ink New 3-Year Master Contract

WGA Members Ink New 3-Year Master Contract

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Demonstrating The Almost-Perfect Symmetry, Or “Cinematic Chiasmus,” Of Verhoeven-Neumaier-Miner’s Robocop

Demonstrating The Almost-Perfect Symmetry, Or “Cinematic Chiasmus,” Of Verhoeven-Neumaier-Miner’s Robocop

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Bailey Sez Murder Spider-Man

Bailey Sez Murder Spider-Man

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Potrzebie! One Of The Most Unsung Of Cultural Influencers, Al Feldstein, 88, Ran MAD Magazine For 28 Years Of Its Heyday

“If you’re not having fun at the party you’re at, go find another party.” Potrzebie! One Of The Most Unsung Of Cultural Influencers, Al Feldstein, 88, Ran MAD Magazine For 28 Years Of Its Heyday With – “Judgment Day,” A Comic Feldman Penned In 1953

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Oprah Press-Releases She And Geffen And Ellison May Line Up To Bid On Clippers

Oprah Press-Releases She And Geffen And Ellison May Line Up To Bid On Clippers

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Nate Silver Tells Young Journos To Code For The Grindstone

Nate Silver Tells Young Journos To Code For The Grindstone

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“A neuroscientist in California is dreaming up a new visual vocabulary for cinema that could revolutionize the filmmaking business.”

“A neuroscientist in California is dreaming up a new visual vocabulary for cinema that could revolutionize the filmmaking business.”

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Gopnik On “The Mystery Of ‘The Little Prince'”

Gopnik On “The Mystery Of ‘The Little Prince’”

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BOB HOSKINS WAS 71

BOB HOSKINS WAS 71 And – You Want Screen Acting? Take The Last Scene Of The Long Good Friday

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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