Bring Your Own Blog


May 15, 2020

BYO Happy Stuff

March 17, 2020

Name a shot or a scene or a reaction shot or a dog or a sunrise or a smile from a movie that takes your breath away to remember and type right here.

BYOB 10 March 2020

March 10, 2020

BYO Oscar Gold

February 9, 2020

BYOB 2020 Has Arrived

January 4, 2020

What is a BYOB?

December 13, 2019

Bring Your Own Blog was a concept that essentially allowed regulars on Movie City News to communicate with one another about whatever was going on in the movie universe, free of an active moderator. With the new site design, regulars said they felt left out. So we created this space. And now, we will see […]

Uncut Gems

December 12, 2019


December 12, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level

December 12, 2019

Golden Globes Nomination Day!

December 8, 2019

Okay, once and former Hot Bloggers… here is space for you to communicate amongst yourselves. We are working on a permanent space for this. If you have any subjects you want set up, let me or Ray know. Have a good time!

MCN Commentary & Analysis See All

The Year Of Festivaling Dangerously

David Poland | August 3, 2020

Movie Content Scoreboard, as of July 2020

David Poland | July 23, 2020

Why Write?

David Poland | July 14, 2020

The News Curated by Ray Pride See All

The Origins Of @Zola: From Tampa Bay Times, 2018

August 6, 2020

NY Magazine

Poet Of New York But Mostly Brooklyn, Pete Hamill, Was 85

"You know the old joke about Shakespeare, the one that goes, “'Hamlet' is just a bunch of clichés strung together?” That’s the sense you get when trying to assess the life of Pete Hamill, who died yesterday at 85 after a few years of fragile health. He so embodied midcentury New York — the city of egg creams and Fiorello La Guardia and Benny Leonard — that he was easy to miscategorize as a nostalgist, one who thought New York’s best days were behind it. He was, after all, a guy who smoked and drank with Sinatra. I once called him up and asked whether he’d known Weegee, and he offered the quintessential Hamill answer: “I met him once. It was at Lindy’s.” He laughed as he said it, too, because it was so on the nose. But that deep, deep bank of absorbed knowledge could overshadow his real strength, which was that he was a great observer, a true newsman, and his literacy underpinned a deep curiosity and engagement with the here and now. He knew the history cold, but he wasn’t lost in it.

Dan Barry: "The truly great Pete Hamill died this morning. Newspaperman, novelist, mentor to so many, citizen of the world. I once wrote that if the pavement of New York City could talk, it would sound like Pete Hamill. Now that city weeps."

"The day the planes hit our buildings in 2001, he was in downtown Manhattan for a meeting about the Tweed Museum, and after he survived the sheer terror of being separated from his wife, the writer Fukiko Aoki, after they managed to find each other in the chaos of those downtown streets that day, he did what he had always done: He went to work. He wrote. It was Pete Hamill who said that the true greatness of his city showed itself to the world on Sept. 12 that year, and Sept. 13, and the days that followed. “It was,” he said, “like watching us all get to one knee, and finally straighten all the way up.”

NY Magazine | August 6, 2020

"With audience demand for content at an all-time high, Lionsgate’s versatile slate positions the studio to take advantage of different distribution strategies. Antebellum’s timely themes presented the studio with the opportunity to create a release plan that reaches as wide an audience as possible, as soon as possible. 'While the theatrical experience will always be the heart of our business, we are thrilled that we are able to seize the opportunity to match Gerard Bush and Chris Renz’s urgent and immediate film with a release strategy befitting this moment of extraordinary change,' said Chairman Joe Drake. 'Gerard and Chris are storytellers whose work beats with authenticity – not only will this film entertain and thrill audiences worldwide, but spark a discussion about our current world.'"
Liongate Debuts Antebellum On Demand September 18

August 6, 2020

"Coming to the defense of the people we love is a natural reaction, but it's also one that comes with consequences. Our reputations and influences have a butterfly effect that we forget a lot of the time, even in our small, plebeian circles. To volunteer your own unprompted, warm sentiments about Ellen Degeneres and her show, especially in the cases where celebrities are leveraging millions of followers, is to passively say that the people brave enough to come forward and fight for the job that surely pays them less than the big names on the marquee (especially amid a pandemic) should shut up. Ellen Degeneres has blazed trails for LGBTQ people, donated to countless charities, and made you feel good in your sad spot for the past seventeen years. We can be grateful for that while also holding onto our knee-jerk reactions about her. Her trailblazing, in other words, has absolutely nothing to do with what's alleged to have happened behind the scenes of her show."

August 6, 2020

The Video Section See All

May Calamawy, Ramy

David Poland | June 15, 2020

The Podcast Section See All