Movie City News Archive for October, 2017

Jeremy Piven Denies Allegation

Jeremy Piven Denies Allegation

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Page Six Alleges Harvey Weinstein Told Confidant “‘he was born to take the fall for his behavior in order to “change the world.” He is resigned to his punishment — as a martyr for social change.'”

Page Six Alleges Harvey Weinstein Told Confidant “‘he was born to take the fall for his behavior in order to “change the world.” He is resigned to his punishment — as a martyr for social change.’”

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Alec Baldwin Calls Glenn Whip To Talk James Toback

“I never knew of anything where Jimmy assaulted or bullied or pressured. I’ve never heard anything other than that Jimmy was somebody who hit on a lot of women in a very vague way. He had an appetite for going up to women and saying salacious and provocative things to them and introducing himself with his…

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Rob Hardy, Dean Cundey And Jim Hemphill On The Thing

Rob Hardy, Dean Cundey And Jim Hemphill On The Thing

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Greta Gerwig Conversing In The Wilds Of Manhattan

“I feel like movies are presents, and credits and fonts are bows and wrapping paper. I like everything to feel like it was given a lot of time. I hate it when I watch movies and it seems like they just went and picked a font and, like, called it a day… I put into her the…

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A. O. Scott Leads Team Lady Bird

“I wish I could convey to you just how thrilling this movie is. I wish I could quote all of the jokes and recount the best offbeat bits. I’m tempted to catalog the six different ways the ending can make you cry. I’ll settle for one: the bittersweet feeling of having watched someone grow in…

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John Carpenter Returns to Halloween

John Carpenter Returns to Halloween

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Egyptian Filmmaker Reem Qotb, Recent New York Academy Graduate, Reportedly To Be In Prison For Almost A Year For Drone Camera In Luggage

Egyptian Filmmaker Reem Qotb, Recent New York Academy Graduate, Reportedly To Be In Prison For Almost A Year For Drone Camera In Luggage

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Late Producer Peter Macgregor-Scott On The Making Of Batman & Robin

“So I sent Tommy Lee the screenplay down in Texas, and two hours later, he calls me up and he says, ‘I don’t get it.’ I said, ‘Why don’t you reread the fucking thing and remember that the Academy Award-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones is playing the fucking role!’ And I hung the phone up. A…

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Facebook, Twitter, Google Offer A Lot Of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ To Congress

“Yeah, we’re working on the best approach to getting to know the clients and getting to know who’s behind the entities that are signing up for advertising.” Facebook, Twitter, Google Offer A Lot Of  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ To Congress

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CBS Looking Into “Entourage”-Era Allegations About Jeremy Piven

“We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.” CBS Looking Into “Entourage”-Era Allegations About Jeremy Piven

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Screenwriter Robert Getchell Was 81; Screenplays Include Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Bound For Glory

Screenwriter Robert Getchell Was 81; Screenplays Include Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Bound For Glory

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Before AFM, Gregg Goldstein On Int’l Distribution In The Amazon Studios-Netflix Era And How AFM Attendees Are Getting Squeezed And Sometimes Shafted

“Digital platforms are taking top projects off the table, new ventures including Endeavor Content are helping finance sales companies’ transformation into producers, and online dealmaking and fests such as Toronto are turning film buying into a 365-day-a-year business that could become far less dependent on markets or sales agents.” Before AFM, Gregg Goldstein On Int’l…

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London Metropolitan Police Investigating Harvey Weinstein Allegations By Seven Women Over 11 Incidents From The 1980s To 2015

London Metropolitan Police Investigating Harvey Weinstein Allegations By Seven Women Over 11 Incidents From The 1980s To 2015

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How The Grauniad Found 800,000 Paying Readers

How The Grauniad Found 800,000 Paying Readers

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Joint. Joint Venture: MGM and Annapurna Pact Joint Deal For U. S. Distribution; Bond In Play?

METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER AND ANNAPURNA PICTURES FORM JOINT VENTURE TO DISTRIBUTE FILMS THEATRICALLY IN THE U.S. MGM Returns to Domestic Theatrical Distribution LOS ANGELES (October, 31 2017) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Annapurna Pictures (Annapurna) have formed a new joint venture for theatrical distribution in the U.S., it was announced today by Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer…

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“House of Cards” Production Suspended

“They are two weeks into a production schedule that would extend well into 2018 even if they had not shut down Tuesday. Contracts totaling millions of dollars for everything from actors to catering are already signed. Who eats all that financial loss if production never resumes? Even the best insurance won’t cover all of it.”…

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Oreskes

Accusations made against @npr's top editor, @MichaelOreskes:https://t.co/fKg9ae83YsHe was at @nytimes when this allegedly occurred. pic.twitter.com/uVIWsONujV — Ben Mullin (@BenMullin) October 31, 2017

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NPR Top Editor Accused of Sexual Harassment

NPR Top Editor Accused of Sexual Harassment

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“I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing.” Andy Dick Fired From Movie

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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