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

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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