Movie City News Archive for June, 2015

Apple Loses Appeal On E-books; Users Likely To Share $450 Million Settlement

Apple Loses Appeal On E-books; Users Likely To Share $450 Million Settlement

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More Media Outlets Join Effort To Keep Gawker-Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial Open To Public

More Media Outlets Join Effort To Keep Gawker-Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial Open To Public

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Amber Heard On Her Freedom To Be

Amber Heard On Her Freedom To Be

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NYTimes Magazine Catches Up With Arianna Huffington

‘‘I think let’s start iterating. Let’s not wait for the perfect product.’’ NYTimes Magazine Catches Up With Arianna Huffington  “So if The Huffington Post—which is 10 years old, hauls in more than 200 million unique visitors a month and cranks out roughly 1,200 posts daily on the backs of reportedly poorly paid or unpaid writers—can’t…

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Kristen Millares Young On The Short Life Of Native American Actress Misty Upham

Kristen Millares Young On The Short Life Of Native American Actress Misty Upham

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Jim Hemphill Goes Auteur Over The Films Of Keith Gordon

Jim Hemphill Goes Auteur Over The Films Of Keith Gordon

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Disney Names First Female CFO

Disney Names First Female CFO

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Apple Music Censors Song Titles

Apple Music Censors Song Titles

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“Women are exaggeratedly—and always—sexy. They’re sexy on the phone. Sexy on the job. Sexy fighting. Sexy tortured. Sexy dead. Sexy raped.”

“Women are exaggeratedly—and always—sexy. They’re sexy on the phone. Sexy on the job. Sexy fighting. Sexy tortured. Sexy dead. Sexy raped.”

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Here’s The 2015-16 Award Season Schedule, Including HFPA, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, AMPAS

11/18/15 SAG Nomination Ballots Mailed 11/25/15 Golden Globes Nomination Ballots Mailed 12/7/15 SAG Nomination Ballots Due at 12pm PT 12/7/15 Golden Globes Nomination Ballots Mailed TBD WGA Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins 12/8/15 PGA Nomination Polling begins 12/9/15 SAG Awards Nominations announced 12/10/15 Golden Globe Nominations announced 12/14/15 DGA open online voting 12/16/15 SAG Final…

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Hating Seth MacFarlane: The Timeline

Hating Seth MacFarlane: The Timeline

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30 Weeks To Oscar: Trailer Parade (20 Currently Available)

Here are all the trailers currently available – some domestic, some international, one just a clip – for films from the broad contenders list published Monday.

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Robert Zemeckis On Back To The Future Remake: “Oh God No”

Zemeckis On Back To The Future Remake: “Oh God No”

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YA Author Lois Lowry Wanted More More More More From Inside Out

YA Author Lois Lowry Wanted More More More More From Inside Out

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Matt Singer On Schwarzenegger As Auteur

Matt Singer On Schwarzenegger As Auteur

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Jack Carter Was 93

“The nurse says, ‘There’s a man in the waiting room; says he’s invisible.’ Doctor says, ‘Tell him I can’t see him.’” Jack Carter Was 93

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Tess Gerritsen On Why She’s Giving Up Her Gravity Lawsuit

Tess Gerritsen On Why She’s Giving Up Her Gravity Lawsuit

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Report: HBO Could Account For 35% Of Time Warner Value

Report: HBO Could Account For 35% Of Time Warner Value

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Matt Zoller Seitz And S. I. Rosenbaum On The Sound Of James Horner

Matt Zoller Seitz And S. I. Rosenbaum On The Sound Of James Horner

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Jeremy Renner Does The Playboy Interview

Jeremy Renner Does The Playboy Interview

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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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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