Movie City News Archive for January, 2016

Remembering The Best Film Appearances By L. A.’s To-Be-Demolished 6th Street Bridge

Remembering The Best Film Appearances By L. A.’s To-Be-Demolished 6th Street Bridge

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How Does Dealing In “Theater Clearances” Affect What Movies Play Near You? More Than You Probably Know

How Does Dealing In “Theater Clearances” Affect What Movies Play Near You? More Than You Probably Know

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Hulu Buys Streaming Window For All IFC Docs, Including City Of Gold And Weiner

Hulu Buys Streaming Window For All IFC Docs, Including City Of Gold And Weiner

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Behind The Scenes With Sundance-Crasher Concierges

Behind The Scenes With Sundance-Crasher Concierges

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Disney, Fox And Lionsgate Put $50 Million Toward Group Ticketing App

Disney, Fox And Lionsgate Put $50 Million Toward Group Ticketing App

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Read Christine Vachon And Pamela Koffler’s Sundance Fest Producers Lunch Keynote

Read Christine Vachon And Pamela Koffler‘s Sundance Fest Producers Lunch Keynote

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Ellen Page: “Being out became more important than any movie”

Ellen Page: “Being out became more important than any movie”

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Marshall Brickman Looks Back To His Early Days In Comedy, Then Working With Woody Allen

Marshall Brickman Looks Back To His Early Days In Comedy, Then Working With Woody Allen

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A Report From Mark Romanek’s Star-Studded Dr. Strangelove LACMA Live Read

A Report From Mark Romanek’s Star-Studded Dr. Strangelove LACMA Live Read

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Spike Lee On His Latest Michael Jackson Doc

“Game respects game!” Spike Lee On His Latest Michael Jackson Doc

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Spike Lee On Those Who “Want To Rewind The Clock”

Spike Lee On Those Who “Want To Rewind The Clock”

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The Weekend Report

Po was on the go as Kung Fu Panda 3 led session moviegoing with an estimated $40.6 million debut. Three other national openers struggled to get a marketplace hold. The true life heroism of The Finest Hours slotted fourth with $10.2 million while spoofy Fifty Shades of Black entered the scene with $5.9 million. Belated, entangled western Jane Got a Gun barely registered with $790,000.

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HBO, Magnolia In Pink With Sundance Doc Tickled

[PR]  HBO has acquired the U.S. television rights to the shocking Sundance documentary, TICKLED, while MAGNOLIA has picked up North American theatrical rights, and world rights outside of North America excluding Australia and New Zealand.  Co- directed by David Farrier & Dylan Reeve and produced by Carthew Neal, TICKLED is about a journalist who stumbles upon a “competitive endurance tickling” competition….

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Sundance Grand-Juries Birth Of A Nation

Sundance Grand-Juries Birth Of A Nation, Wiener; The Daniels For Directing Swiss Army Man; Birth Also Takes Audience Nod

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The Complete 22nd Annual SAG Awards List

Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2016) —The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Los…

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2016 SAG Awards

Ensemble: Spotlight; Larson, DiCaprio; Supporting: Vikander, Elba; Stunts: Mad Max: Fury Road The Complete 2016 SAG Film Awards List

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Sundance Awards 2016

Sundance Institute tonight announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner. The Birth of a Nation and Sonita won both the Grand Jury…

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Manohla Dargis Reports From Sundance

“No matter how much the industry and its media minions seem determined to turn Sundance into a snowy exurb of Hollywood, the festival continues to push against the mainstream tide through some of its selections.” Manohla Dargis Reports From Sundance

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Google Shifts Over $40 Billion In Profits From Non-U.S. Sales To Tax-Free Bermuda; Rejects UK Call To Sanction Shelter Nation

Google Shifts Over $40 Billion In Profits From Non-U.S. Sales To Tax-Free Bermuda; Rejects UK Call To Sanction Shelter Nation

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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