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Re: “Why He Fought: Five Came Back Author Mark Harris on Belcourt's Frank Capra Series

Have you read Harris's Grantland article about franchise mania? The listed 100 or so sequels and reboots planned over the next 5 years is pretty depressing.

Considering that each of these sci-fi, fantasy and superhero movies will cost over $100M to make, and almost as much to market, I wonder how much money (if any) will be left to produce and publicize any other kind of movie.

http://grantland.com/features/2014-hollywood-blockbusters-franchises-box-office/

Posted by Mark on 12/27/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Take That, Cyber Terrorists! The Interview Shows Christmas Day at Belcourt

I saw it Christmas Day. Amazingly, nobody blew up the theater in Murfreesboro.

I'm sure Kim enjoyed his depiction as an overgrown frat boy, if he's seen it -- as Seth Rogen assumes he has by hacking into Sony's servers.

Posted by Mark on 12/27/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Why He Fought: Five Came Back Author Mark Harris on Belcourt's Frank Capra Series

"Five Came Back" is the best movie book I've read in years. High recommended.

My only problem with the book is that Harris obviously doesn't think too highly of Capra, as a man or a director. He loves William Wyler and George Stevens (especially Stevens, who emerges as the book's hero and conscience) and has mixed feelings about John Ford and John Huston.

Posted by Mark on 12/26/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Take That, Cyber Terrorists! The Interview Shows Christmas Day at Belcourt

Great news! Now if only Paramount would let theaters show TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE ...

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Posted by Mark on 12/23/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Take That, Cyber Terrorists! The Interview Shows Christmas Day at Belcourt

Here is the link for the Belcourt showtimes and tickets page:

http://www.belcourt.org/events/the-intervi…

Posted by mr. pink on 12/23/2014 at 3:15 PM
Posted by TL on 12/23/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Take That, Cyber Terrorists! The Interview Shows Christmas Day at Belcourt

Sounds like the VOD is true — evidently art houses were asked if that would be a deal breaker. For major chains, it would be.

Posted by mr. pink on 12/23/2014 at 2:09 PM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

Woody Allen's BANANAS would be a good choice.

Looks like Sony is releasing THE INTERVIEW to art houses. No word yet on whether Belcourt is showing it.

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-interview-will-play-in-select-theaters-on-105974119167.html

Posted by Mark on 12/23/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

Pretty cool idea. If there's a bumbling dictator film festival, I know Jack Silverman would vote for the original THE IN-LAWS.

Posted by mr. pink on 12/23/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Roseanne Barr to Play Zanies July 16-17

Is that a picture of Roseanne? She looks pretty awesome.

Posted by Ghost of SMV on 12/23/2014 at 7:29 AM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

As I wrote on another thread:

If Belcourt can't get THE INTERVIEW, maybe they can show Chaplin's THE GREAT DICTATOR and other movies lampooning tyrants: NINOTCHKA, TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942 version, please) and the Three Stooges shorts "You Nazty Spy" and "I'll Never Heil Again."

It would remind people there was a time when Hollywood wasn't afraid to portray dictators (and their followers) as bumbling buffoons.

Fritz Lang's MAN HUNT (1941), about a man fleeing Germany after failing to assassinate Hitler, would be another good choice for a Belcourt showing.

Posted by Mark on 12/22/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

Yeah, that's the Art House Convergence statement we retweeted Saturday. Here's the link:

http://www.arthouseconvergence.org/an-open…

Posted by mr. pink on 12/22/2014 at 7:26 PM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2014/12/22/interview-belcourt-theatre/20773941/

Belcourt seeks to show THE INTERVIEW.

Posted by Mark on 12/22/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Gift Guide: Non-Terrible Last-Minute Presents for Humans Who Like Movies, Bears, Pie and/or Watching Men Cry

May I suggest the Saturday Apple Pie at Loving Pie co. With the cinnamon roll baked on top. And there's instant gift certificates available 24/7 for a float in a float tank (aka sensory deprivation tanks) at Float Nashville. Unique and easy for last minute giving.

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Posted by Amy_Floats on 12/21/2014 at 7:46 PM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

Wonderful comment, Barry. Any memories of Brookner you'd care to share, we'd love to hear.

Posted by mr. pink on 12/18/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Art Review: PhotoNOLA and The Big Easy

Crapstraction? How generous and insightful.

Posted by YoungerThan on 12/18/2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “December Docs: Burroughs — The Movie Tonight at The Belcourt

Howard was a friend and classmate of mine at NYU Film, a great talent and wit whom we lost way, way too soon. It's a pleasure to know that his work is being revived, and that his memory lives on..See the film if you have the slightest interest in William Burroughs--or making documentaries.

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/01/movies/a-director-s-race-with-aids-ends-before-his-movie-opens.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A7%22%7D

Posted by Barry Mazor, Nashville on 12/18/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Gift Guide: Non-Terrible Presents That Cost $15 or Less

I love that Olive + Sinclair Smoked Nib Brittle... Or Mama Lee's Hot Chocolate in Creme Brulee.

Posted by Stephanie Crawford on 12/16/2014 at 5:06 PM
Posted by Laura H on 12/15/2014 at 2:31 PM

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