Movie City News Archive for April, 2018

Brooks Barnes On Ashley Judd’s Suit Against Harvey Weinstein

“Mr. Jackson had wanted to cast Ms. Judd in a prominent role in the Rings series. But Mr. Weinstein ‘torpedoed Ms. Judd’s incredible professional opportunity,’ according to the complaint, by falsely telling Mr. Jackson that Ms. Judd was a ‘nightmare’ who should be avoided ‘at all costs.’” Brooks Barnes On Ashley Judd’s Suit Against Harvey…

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When The Doves Fly

.@Lupita_Nyongo to star in 'The Killer' remake with John Woo directing https://t.co/JNbf65vfrd pic.twitter.com/bP4OUomiCB — Variety (@Variety) April 30, 2018 When The Doves Fly

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Quentin Tarantino Sues, Says WeinsteinCo Owes Him $4 Million

“Tarantino wants $300,000 for Grindhouse, $575,000 for Inglorious Basterds, $1.25 million for Django and nearly $2.5 million for Hateful Eight. He is demanding an accounting for each of these films as well. He acknowledges that TWC doesn’t appear to have right, title or interest to those pictures, but nevertheless, is reserving his ability to assert objections.”

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Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein For Unfair Business Practices, Defamation And Sexual Harassment

Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein For Unfair Business Practices, Defamation And Sexual Harassment

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Gannett-USA TODAY Publisher Comes Out Swinging Against Comedian Michelle Wolf, In Spirited Defense of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“Because we care so deeply about the important work of journalism, we must all together work to elevate it. Is it appropriate that we invite a celebrity to launch a relentless, and often vulgar, attack on the very people we cover? As if we can go back the next day to don our cloak of impartiality…

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John Woo’s Manhunt Skips Theatrical, Drops May 4 On Netflix

John Woo’s Manhunt Skips Theatrical, Drops May 4 On Netflix

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Time’s Up Calls For Corporations To Let Go Of R. Kelly After Decades Of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Time’s Up Calls For Corporations To Let Go Of R. Kelly After Decades Of Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Cannes Sets “Urgent Hearing” On Status Of Closing Night Film, The Quixote Of Gilliam

“We did not act carelessly or in any way ‘force matters’ as Mr Juan Branco has said in the press. Our entire profession knows that ‘forcing matters’ has always been Mr Branco’s favourite method, and we should recall that he organised a press conference a few years ago where he denounced the Festival de Cannes because…

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Kanye West Brandishes His New Thinkers

Kanye West Brandishes His New Thinkers

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Alan Rudolph’s Got A New Alan Rudolph Movie

“I have no common place in contemporary film, not then, not now. I never got the Hollywood deal, I never went to film school, I never went to big Hollywood parties, I never had a PR person, which is probably why I used to call myself Captain Autonomous-Anonymous. I was never in favor with any…

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Frank Rich Cover-Stories America’s Great Satan

“The New York Establishment will ignore unscrupulous acts to serve its interests — just look how it treated Roy Cohn, onetime lawyer to the president.” Frank Rich Cover-Stories America’s Great Satan

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Brit Playwright Hannah Khalil

“It’s increasingly impossible to make a living in theatre.” Brit Playwright Hannah Khalil

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“The Profound Normalcy of a Day at the Movies in Saudi Arabia: ‘It is truly a revolutionary time'” Haifaa Al Mansour

“The Profound Normalcy of a Day at the Movies in Saudi Arabia: ‘It is truly a revolutionary time’” Haifaa Al Mansour

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Saudi Arabia’s First Full-Service Production Studio Launches as Its First Int’l Co-Prod Wraps

[pr] FIRST FULL-SERVICE PRODUCTION STUDIO “NEBRAS FILMS” LAUNCHED IN SAUDI ARABIA Production Wraps on the Facility’s First International Co-Production “Born a King”  LOS ANGELES / SAUDI ARABIA:  In advance of the Cannes Film Festival, Mr. Abdullah Al Nafisah today announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s first full-service production studio Nebras Films. Setting out to develop and produce a…

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Disney Distribution Chief

“Marvel spent 10 years methodically and carefully creating a universe of characters, worlds and stories that all led to this and, in doing so, created an event unlike anything the business has ever seen.” Disney Distribution Chief 

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Helen Mirren On Favorite Roles, the Bechdel test and Her Upbringing

Helen Mirren On Favorite Roles, the Bechdel test and Her Upbringing

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William Friedkin

“You’re not suggesting that I made this up, are you? I understand that there’s room for skepticism. I’m not a skeptic. I don’t make films or move through my life as a skeptic. I’m not interested in skepticism, that’s something you’re either born with or acquire as you live. You don’t know a damn thing,…

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At Premiere of Restored Last Tango, Bertolucci Offers Opinions On Kevin Spacey and Ridley Scott

At Premiere of Restored Last Tango, Bertolucci Offers Opinions On Kevin Spacey and Ridley Scott

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Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi Playback Singer M. S. Rajeswari Was 85

Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi Playback Singer M. S. Rajeswari Was 85

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Sixty-Five Media Women Sign Letter Against Tom Brokaw Accuser

Sixty-Five Media Women Sign Letter Against Tom Brokaw Accuser

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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