Movie City News Archive for June, 2016

Roald Dahl’s “Best Gobblefunk Words”

Roald Dahl’s “Best Gobblefunk Words”

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Cathy Horyn’s Lovely Remembrance Of Bill Cunningham

Cathy Horyn‘s Lovely Remembrance Of Photographer Bill Cunningham

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Study Show Online Users Don’t Really Watch All That Video That Doesn’t Have Animals

Study Show Online Users Don’t Really Watch All That Video That Doesn’t Have Animals

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Gay Talese Disavows His New Book, Intended To Become A Sam Mendes Joint

Gay Talese Disavows His New Book, Intended To Become A Sam Mendes Joint

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Updating The Sumner Redstone Competency 40-Lawyer Court Battle

Updating The Sumner Redstone Competency 40-Lawyer Court Battle

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Owen Gleiberman Takes On Renée Zellweger For Her Looks

“’You complete me’ is one of the great lines in modern romantic movies because of the way it takes its inner meaning from who Renée Zellweger is. This is what completes you: someone who looks just like this. What completes you is reality… the slightly slovenly doughy-cuddly perfection of Renée Zellweger’s face.” Owen Gleiberman Takes…

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Retrospecting Bruce Conner In NYC

Retrospecting Bruce Conner In NYC

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Tom Shone On The Late Melissa Matheson And The Writing Of The BFG

Tom Shone On The Late Melissa Matheson And The Unusual Making Of The BFG

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“One prominent academy member who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issues said at their meeting some of the usual discussions about applicants were this year differentiated by a committee member noting a candidate’s minority status.”

“One prominent academy member who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issues said at their meeting some of the usual discussions about applicants were this year differentiated by a committee member noting a candidate’s minority status.”

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Facebook To Diminish News Feed For Media Companies, Focus On Stuff Linked By Friends And Family

Facebook To Diminish News Feed For Media Companies, Focus On Stuff Linked By Friends And Family And – “The most powerful force in the news industry just said something that should shock everyone in the media business: Its primary purpose isn’t informing users about the world.”

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New Oscar Rules Include Evening Screenings During L.A. Weeklong Qualifying Run

New Oscar Rules Include Evening Screenings During L.A. Weeklong Qualifying Run; Music Branch Must Not Hear Live Performances; Doc Feature Run Can Be In Any Of Five NYC Boroughs 

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AWARDS RULES APPROVED FOR 89TH OSCARS®

AWARDS RULES APPROVED FOR 89TH OSCARS® CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON   LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 89th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting (Tuesday night, 6/28).  The most significant changes affect the Los Angeles qualifying run required in…

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Cinemark Lawyers Want $700,000 In Legal Fees From Aurora Shooting Victims

Cinemark Lawyers Want $700,000 In Legal Fees From Aurora Shooting Victims

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Cathleen Schine On Weiner

Cathleen Schine On Weiner

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When Sarris And Hoberman Differed Over De Palma

When Sarris And Hoberman Differed Over De Palma

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Academy Sets 2017 Oscar Dates; Moves Voting To February 21

Academy Sets 2017 Oscar Dates; Moves Voting To February 21

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THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES KEY DATES FOR 89TH OSCARS®

Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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The DVD Wrapup: Aferim!, WTF, Rams, Family Fang and more

Although slavery hasn’t been a taboo subject for exploitation by Hollywood filmmakers, it took Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave to fully dramatize the brutality and dehumanization inherent in the long-accepted practice for a new generation of viewers. From Romania,Aferim! tells a completely unexpected story about slavery, this time as practiced against Gypsies, Tartars, Jews and Muslims in Eastern Europe from the mid-1300s to the mid-1800s.

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“We Will Keep The Pedal To The Metal,” Says Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

 “We Will Keep The Pedal To The Metal,” Says Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

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MGM Completes $1 Billion Credit Restructuring

MGM Completes $1 Billion Credit Restructuring

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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