Movie City News Archive for May, 2016

Apparent Tattoo On Forearm Of “Iran’s Natalie Portman” Draws Criticism

Apparent Tattoo On Forearm Of “Iran’s Natalie Portman” Draws Criticism

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Richard Hell Launches His Criterion Top 10

“Everything is in your face. Lots of close-ups, lots of tracking in for close-ups, long takes with plenty of camera movement. It is like pulp journalism, like a fluid Weegee. Emotion.” Richard Hell Launches His Criterion Top 10

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Novelist-Filmmaker Stephen Elliott Considers “The Great Film Festival Swindle”

Novelist-Filmmaker Stephen Elliott Considers “The Great Film Festival Swindle”

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A Studio-By-Studio Survey Of Summer Risks

A Studio-By-Studio Survey Of Summer Risks

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Robert B. Weide Open-Letters Ronan Farrow

“Your father was never tried for any crime, because no charges were ever brought against him. Yet you’re essentially asking the media to treat him as a pariah who never faced up to the charge, or was convicted of a crime and managed to negotiate his way out of a proper sentencing. For someone with…

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Variety Cover-Stories Shari Redstone; May 27 B’day Fete Included “Sumner’s Back!” T-Shirts

Variety Cover-Stories Shari Redstone; Scoop: May 27 B’day Fete Included “Sumner’s Back!” T-Shirts

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AT&T Hopes To Phase Out Landlines

AT&T Hopes To Phase Out Landlines

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Viacom Board Member Says Redstone Not Capable Of Firings; Intends To Proceed With Sale Of Paramount

Viacom Board Member Says Redstone Not Capable Of Firings; Intends To Proceed With Sale Of Paramount

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Amazon Increases Original Programming In Japan

Amazon Increases Original Programming In Japan

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Thom Andersen Lists His 10 Favorite Films Of Past 10 Years

Thom Andersen Lists His 10 Favorite Films Of Past 10 Years

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Poland’s Rightist Gov’t Renews Extradition Against Roman Polanski

Poland’s Rightist Gov’t Renews Extradition Against Roman Polanski

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Film Historian Bob Birchard Was 66

Film Historian Bob Birchard Was 66

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Yahoo!’s Katie Couric Says She’s Sorry If Anyone Might Have Been Offended By Her Misleading Nonfiction Programming Editin

Yahoo!’s Katie Couric Says She’s Sorry If Anyone Might Have Been Offended By Her Misleading Nonfiction Programming Editing autoplay

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Michael Dann, 94, CBS Programmer Of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “60 Minutes,” “Hee Haw”

Michael Dann, 94, CBS Programmer Of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “60 Minutes,” “Hee Haw”

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“’The thing is, love makes you feel alive,’ Vincent Cassel says. ‘If most women are looking for security, I think men look for adventure. There’s an expression in French–to go around the world with your dick and a knife–”n’avoir que la bite et le couteau.” Later in life, a man has the possibility to reinvent himself again and again.’”

“’The thing is, love makes you feel alive,’ Vincent Cassel says. ‘If most women are looking for security, I think men look for adventure. There’s an expression in French–to go around the world with your dick and a knife–”n’avoir que la bite et le couteau.” Later in life, a man has the possibility to reinvent himself again and…

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Blunt Comic Doug Stanhope Defends His Friend Johnny Depp

Blunt Comic Doug Stanhope Defends His Friend Johnny Depp

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“The thing you have to remember with Warcraft, probably more than with any other computer game, ever, is that people spend more time in this place than in the places they live. It actually is like their home town. So if you get that wrong it’s a bit like the people in Notting Hill, who are still recovering from the Notting Hill movie.”

“The thing you have to remember with Warcraft, probably more than with any other computer game, ever, is that people spend more time in this place than in the places they live. It actually is like their home town. So if you get that wrong it’s a bit like the people in Notting Hill, who…

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Babadook Director Jennifer Kent Goes From Horror To “Horrific” Nexxt

Babadook Director Jennifer Kent Goes From Horror To “Horrific” Nexxt

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The Weekend Report (3-Day Weekend)

Apocalypse couldn’t blow up to $80 million; Alice Through The Looking Glass cracks $33 million; and Birds was almost $25 million Angry.

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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