Movie City News Archive for February, 2015

Nathan Rabin Sez “The Trailer Is Not The Movie”

Nathan Rabin Sez “The Trailer Is Not The Movie”

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Focus unlikely to open to $20 million, which is not good news for any of the already superstar-deprived studios. The Lazarus Effect heads right back into the grave. Fifty Shades of Grey continues to drop like a pair of Anastasia’s panties.

And Oscar bumps arrive, but in minor fashion, for Birdman (estimated $530k Friday from last week’s $247k) and Still Alice ($750k from $685k).

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A Smart Anti-Piracy Maneuver: Fridays Will Be Worldwide Record Release Day

A Smart Anti-Piracy Maneuver: Fridays Will Be Worldwide Record Release Day

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“All Documentaries Are Participatory Documentaries,” Sez Richard Brody

“All Documentaries Are Participatory Documentaries,” Sez Richard Brody

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Netflix Doesn’t Have Ads, But Product Placement’s In The Mix, Especially With “House Of Cards,” Season 3

“A sophisticated show for a sophisticated, beautiful beer. So we put the two together and sent it to them. If we don’t think it works and somebody’s brown-bagging a Stella on a bus and it’s not the right place for our brand, then we’ll let them know that we’d prefer not to be in that scene.”…

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On Leonard Nimoy’s Passion For Photography

On Leonard Nimoy’s Passion For Photography

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How Net Neutrality Made It Despite Fierce Financial Opposition

How Net Neutrality Made It Despite Fierce Financial Opposition

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A Statement By The President On The Passing Of Leonard Nimoy

“Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy… I loved Spock.” A Statement By The President On The Passing Of Leonard Nimoy

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Wim Wenders On The Pull Of America

Wim Wenders On The Pull Of America

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Michael Phillips On The Jewish Roots Of Leonard Nimoy And “Live Long And Prosper”

The Jewish Roots Of Leonard Nimoy And “Live Long And Prosper”

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DreamWorks To Sell Glendale Campus While Reporting $263 Million Quarterly Loss

DreamWorks To Sell Glendale Campus While Reporting $263 Million Quarterly Loss

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Leonard Nimoy On Photography And The Jewish Concept Of The Feminine Presence Of God (from 2001)

Leonard Nimoy On Photography And The Jewish Concept Of The Feminine Presence Of God (from 2001)

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“Bond Woman” Monica Bellucci Is Four Years Older Than Daniel Craig

“Bond Woman” Monica Bellucci Is Four Years Older Than Daniel Craig

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Filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s Criterion 10 Contains Some Fine, Succinct Film Crit

Filmmaker Ben Wheatley‘s Criterion 10 Contains Some Fine, Succinct Film Crit

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Nick Pinkerton Has 2,800 Words Worth Of The “Subterranean Hot Take Blues”

“The Atlantic consistently runs some of the worst film writing to be found on the Internet, which is to say in the universe… If you believe that a work’s entire significance can be found in the footprint that it leaves in public discourse, then looking at the thing itself will necessarily be an afterthought. ” Nick Pinkerton…

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Revisiting The Classic 1995 Newsweek Column That Got Almost Everything Wrong About The Internet

Revisiting The Classic 1995 Newsweek Column That Got Almost Everything Wrong About The Internet

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Matthew Asprey Gear’s History Of Orson Welles’ Never-Made RFK Conspiracy Thriller

Matthew Asprey Gear‘s History Of Orson Welles’ Never-Made RFK Conspiracy Thriller

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J. Hoberman On Godard As Speaker, Thinker And Filmmaker

“I’m the model of the non-model, the person who can’t be categorized. But they categorize me as non-categorizable, which is the same thing in the end.” J. Hoberman On Godard As Speaker, Thinker And Filmmaker

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LEONARD NIMOY WAS 83

LEONARD NIMOY WAS 83

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Anne Thompson Talks To Ed Burns About His Hw’d Primer

Anne Thompson Talks To Ed Burns About His Hw’d Primer

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Movie City News

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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