Movie City News Archive for February, 2017

Moonlight Brightens 1,500 Screens This Weekend

Moonlight Brightens 1,500 Screens This Weekend

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Random House Buys Memoirs From Both Obamas

Penguin Random House Buys Memoirs From Both Obamas

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Warren Beatty Wants Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Speak Up

Warren Beatty Wants Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Speak Up

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Five Suitors For Time Inc.

Five Suitors For Time Inc.

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Kim Masters Considers Beatty From Journalistic Experience

“Unlikely as it is, I find myself rising to defend Warren Beatty.” Kim Masters Considers Beatty’s Perplex From Journalistic Experience

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Read Eric Vespe’s Unpublished 2013 Two-Hour Interview With Bill Paxton, Cinephile

Read Eric Vespe‘s Unpublished 2013 Two-Hour Interview With Bill Paxton, Cinephile

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Canadian Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce On His Latest Provocation

For independent cinema there’s no limits except the law. So if you explore certain taboos then it’s a question of legality and morality, depending on where your moral compass leads you. I am trying to make films about provocative subjects but get larger budgets for them, but that’s when you start to realize how deeply…

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Why Asghar Farhadi Sent Two Scientists To Accept Oscar

“As I said last night, once you go away from the Earth and look back at the Earth, you see no borders, no lines separating countries. It is one, whole, beautiful unit.” Why Asghar Farhadi Sent Two Iranian Scientists To Accept Oscar And – Jafar Panahi On Farhadi’s Win

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Indian Film Censors Hard At Work

Indian Film Censors Hard At Work

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On Sunday Night’s Oscar Fracas As Vindication Of Marisa Tomei’s Win

“Sunday’s madness offers a sweet measure of vindication for Marisa Tomei: It demonstrated that, in the case of a miscalled name, show officials are ready and willing to rush out and correct it — no matter how much embarrassment or humiliation might ensue.”

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On Jimmy Kimmel’s Casual Racism At Oscar

“The problem is that unfamiliarity is the punchline. Not Kimmel’s unfamiliarity due to ignorance, mind you, but rather the perceived abnormality or exoticism of the names in question, a perspective that is comes from a limited, geo-centric worldview wherein any name that doesn’t fit America’s Amy/Patrick/Jimmy canon is worthy of derision.” On Jimmy Kimmel’s Casual…

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Zoë Kravitz Says H’wd Still Has A Race Problem

Zoë Kravitz Says H’wd Still Has A Race Problem

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Warren Beatty On His Life Before Sunday Night

Warren Beatty On His Life Before Sunday Night

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Pakistanis Astir; Mahershala Ali’s Faith Not Considered Muslim

“Adherents of the Ahmadiyya faith—Ahmadis—cannot practice it without facing legal prosecution or the wrath of a vigilante mob.” Pakistanis Astir; Mahershala Ali’s Faith Not Considered Muslim

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Jimmy Kimmel’s “Gary From Chicago” Found Religion And Fiancée After 20 Years Serving Sentence

Jimmy Kimmel’s “Gary From Chicago” Found Religion And Fiancée After 20 Years Serving Sentence

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The Academy Statement About PwC Best Picture Failure

“We have spent last night and today investigating the circumstances, and will determine what actions are appropriate going forward. We are unwaveringly committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.” The Academy Statement About PwC Best Picture Failure

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Four great success lessons from the spectacular Oscars disaster

“Straight talk is a strong way for both managers and employees to handle a crisis. Radical transparency strengthens teams and confers authority on the managers who use it.” “Four Great Success Lessons From The Spectacular Oscars Disaster”

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Mark Evanier On The Year Laurence Olivier Nearly Had A Warren Beatty Moment

Mark Evanier On The Year Laurence Olivier Nearly Had A Warren Beatty Moment

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Jeffrey Fleishman’s Bristling Backstage Oscar Tick-Tock

“He in sleek tux, she resplendent in white gown, they took the stage. The night was nearly done, a touch of class for the final prize. No one saw or anticipated the iceberg.” Jeffrey Fleishman‘s Bristling Backstage Oscar Tick-Tock

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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