MCN Curated Headlines Archive for May, 2016

“Your father was never tried for any crime, because no charges were ever brought against him. Yet you’re essentially asking the media to treat him as a pariah who never faced up to the charge, or was convicted of a crime and managed to negotiate his way out of a proper sentencing. For someone with your background in law, that’s an interesting position to take.”
Robert B. Weide Open-Letters Ronan Farrow

variety

“That’s the kind of rousing poetic action grandeur that the Bond series deserves. And without it, what really are we talking about?”
Owen Gleiberman Gives Instruction On James Bond’s Next Moves

“One sprints from an organic idea and has a truly artist’s eye working. And Friday the 13th affects me as very cynical. It’s very cynical moviemaking. It just doesn’t rise above its cheapness.”
John Carpenter On Horror That Doesn’t Cut It

variety

“‘Depp is a fantastic actor, thus will always have a draw with the right project,’ said Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations.”
Variety Rushes To Bury Johnny As Alice‘s Body Cools

NY Times

“Naturally, Mr. Fiennes leaves the shirt open — the better to show off his well-maintained 53-year-old torso and to convey a mischievous sexuality.”
Style Section Salutes The Duds Of Ralph Fiennes In A Bigger Splash

“I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blonde.”
Kate Beckinsale Says Michael Bay Lacks Manners

MCN Curated Headlines

Warren on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Amazing GBG on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Ray Pride on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Roy Batty on: "Whatever it is that people are reacting to in these superhero films, it’s not what they say they’re reacting to. They clearly don’t care about consistent characterization, original storytelling, or anything else they say they do, because if they did they’d be a lot more picky. What they really like is what we all like: confidence. Movies boil down to someone – or a group of someones – telling us a story. And telling a story well takes confidence. If a storyteller has a great story packed with interesting characters and exciting developments but they stumble over the order of things and mumble during the important bits, the experience is going to suck. Likewise, if the story is poor but they tell it well it’ll be a good time even if afterwards we realize it didn’t make any sense."

Ray Pride on: 19 For Your Consideration Screenplays Await

Tom Spath on: 19 For Your Consideration Screenplays Await

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon on: "The Not-So-Glossy Future of Magazines"

Ray Pride on: Telluride Fest Looks Back At 44

Jose Angel Cruz on: Telluride Fest Looks Back At 44

I am Groot on: Enjoy Your Groot Soundboard

#MeToo: SAG Awards Will Have No Male Presenters; Golden Globes Attendees Urged To Wear Only Publicist Black

“This started with Bob Iger, a friend of mine, sitting at my winery one evening having a couple glasses, just talking about our businesses and the industry generally, the forces of disruption that were happening.” Rupert Murdoch

Anthony Kaufman On The Fates Of Sundance ’17 Releases

“‘I admire you very much, but I still have to read the script,’ Mr. Plummer, 88, recalled telling Mr. Scott, 80, as they met in the Terrace Boardroom on the Four Seasons hotel’s 11th floor.”

Disney Iger Says Disney-Fox Combine Will Shed $2 Billion In Expenses

“It’s clear to me now that the split off from New Corp and then the subsequent buyouts of executives two years ago was all in preparation for this. It’s a really sad day for those of us who love Fox so much and have given this company our all. We know that they are going to maintain the real estate but we all feel like we’re going to get buyouts or told that our services are no longer needed as there are overlaps everywhere.”

“At Least We Still Have Jeff Goldblum”

“Sources say there has been little communication from Fox’s corporate offices even to senior managers about the battle plan for the future. The expectation is that the studio and other divisions will continue to operate autonomously for the short term because the deal will inevitably face a rigorous regulatory review in Washington. Neither Disney nor 21st Century Fox can risk making major decisions on management structures until the acquisition is signed, sealed and delivered.”

“Not long after the yoga studio opened, Simmons briefly began offering free classes for fashion models.”

A Frightening-If-True February Report From A Former Employee Of Working Beneath Tavis Smiley

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris