MCN Curated Headlines Archive for June, 2013

“Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended.”
Lopez Apologizes For Singing “Happy Birthday” To Turkmen Tyrant Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

“Conservatives would be crucified for saying something like this. A liberal is given an easy exit. I’m not for punishing people for speech; but I am against excusing the threat of homophobic rape against a specific individual because the bigot says he pro-gay.”
Andrew Sullivan Dissects Why He Finds Alec Baldwin “Worthless”

The Academy’s Eye-Popping List Of 276 New Invitees Includes:
Dawson, Gordon-Levitt, Grodin, Jovovich, Patton, Peña, Riva, Trejo, Delhomme, Fraser, Gautier, Agnès Godard, Kelemen, Mark Lee Ping Bing, de Rakoff, Arcel, DuVernay, Feig, Hardwicke, Kwapis, Larraín, McQueen, Panahi,  Phillips, Zeitlin, Chang, Robert Frank, Greenfield, Longinotto, Guzmán, Honigmann, Jayanti, Lanzmann, Noujaim, Ophüls, Varda, Padilha, d’Arbeloff, Leiner, Meron, Hisaishi, Martinez, Delpy, Nichols, Rian Johnson, Terrio, Polley And Prince

“If this teeming, discursive book of a mere 300 pages were filleted to its slender core of aphoristic brilliance, it would be a chapbook of cinematic wisdom to rival Robert Bresson’s ‘Notes on the Cinematographer’.”
Brody Lavishes Himself On Jaglom’s Book-Length Taping Of Welles At Lunch

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“Hollywood executives can rattle off the rules for getting a movie approved by Chinese censors: no sex (too unseemly); no ghosts (too spiritual). Among 10 prohibited plot elements are “disrupts the social order” and “jeopardizes social morality.” Time travel is frowned upon because of its premise that individuals can change history. U.S. filmmakers sometimes anticipate Chinese censors and alter movies before their release. The Oscar-winning alien-invasion drama “Arrival” was edited to make a Chinese general appear less antagonistic before the film’s debut in China this year. For “Passengers,” the space adventure starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, a scene showing Mr. Pratt’s bare backside was removed, and a scene of Mr. Pratt chatting in Mandarin with a robot bartender was added.”
~ “Hollywood’s New Script”

The race stuff blew up first. The second night we aired was the first time I met my boyfriend; we were on a blind date. I had been metabolizing the criticism all week, and I made a really, really dumb joke that I’m perfectly fine to repeat now ’cause I was fuckin’ 25. I said, ‘No one would be calling me a racist if they knew how badly I wanted to fuck Drake.’ He said, ‘Don’t say that in public; that’s not going to help you.’ I just didn’t get it. I was like, ‘I have the three most annoying white friends, and I’m making a TV show about it.'”
~ Lena Dunham