Movie City News Archive for August, 2015

Nancy Meyers Is Obsessed With Fish Tacos

Nancy Meyers Is Obsessed With Fish Tacos

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In Ongoing “Happy Birthday” Song Copyright Saga, A Jolly Good Fellow Unearths Its 1922 Publication, Adds To Detailed History

In Ongoing “Happy Birthday” Song Copyright Saga, A Jolly Good Fellow Unearths Its 1922 Publication, Adds To Detailed History

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A Manifesto For All Filmmakers To Make A $7,000 Film On The Backs Of Those They Know

A Manifesto For All Filmmakers To Make A $7,000 Film On The Backs Of Those They Know

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Women Talk About “The Boys’ Club Of Animation”

Women Talk About “The Persistent Boys’ Club Of Animation”

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Retro-Perspective: Wim Wenders Looks Back At Looking Back

Retro-Perspective: Wim Wenders Looks Back At Looking Back

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Walk In The Woods’ Bill Bryson Fears Humans More Than Bears

Walk In The Woods‘ Bill Bryson Fears Humans More Than Bears

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A Walk In The Woods Works The Details

“If you’re a birder, you’ll know that the birds are right.” A Walk In The Woods Works The Details

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Autobiography Of Imprisoned Ukrainian Director Flies Off Shelves

Autobiography Of Imprisoned Ukrainian Director Flies Off Shelves

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NYT Anoints Jason Sudeikis

NYT Anoints Jason Sudeikis

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102-Year-Old Douglas Slocombe Looks Back At Ealing Studios

102-Year-Old Douglas Slocombe Looks Back At Ealing Studios 

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From 2014, Wes Craven Expands On His 10 Scariest Movies

From 2014, Wes Craven Expands On His 10 Scariest Movies And – Craven Describes The Origins Of His Meta-Horror New Nightmare And – “My goal is to die in my 90s on the set”

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WES CRAVEN WAS 76

WES CRAVEN WAS 76 And – “Get Rid Of The Assholes”: A Scream-Time Interview

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Michael Wolff Sees Murdoch Set To Sue Facebook And Google

Michael Wolff Sees Murdoch Set To Sue Facebook And Google

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Netflix Loses Lots Of Movies As Epix Deal Ends And Moves To Hulu

Netflix Loses Movies As Epix Deal Ends, Moves To Hulu

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OLIVER SACKS WAS 82

OLIVER SACKS WAS 82

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Film Scholar Tag Gallagher Says He Doesn’t Know What A “Classic Film” Is

Film Scholar Tag Gallagher Says He Doesn’t Know What A “Classic Film” Is

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Mekado Murphy On White Male Directors Who Jump To Franchise Films After Their Debut Indie Film

Mekado Murphy On White Male Directors Who Jump To Franchise Films After Their Debut Indie Film

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The Weekend Report

Straight Outta Compton continued to diss the competition as it stayed atop session box office with an estimated $13.2 million. Of a trio of newcomers, only faith-targeted War Room generated strong response with a $10.8 million debut at 1135 spare rooms. The other new releases got creamed with the political thriller No Escape grossing $8.2 million and EDM drama We Are Your Friends gaining no beats at $1.7 million.

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Jordan Hoffman Spoilers The Rigors Of War Room; Commenters, Pray, Disagree

“He begs forgiveness, prays and even gives stolen drugs back to his bosses (who don’t press charges, because he seems so sad.) There is a recurring gag that Elizabeth’s feet stink, and the movie ends with Tony washing them in a nice genderbent Mary Magdalene moment.” Jordan Hoffman Spoilers The Rigors Of War Room; Commenters, Pray,…

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Mad Max: Fury Road Retold In Hieroglyphics

Mad Max: Fury Road Retold In Hieroglyphics

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Movie City News

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“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