I don’t think there’s any willy stuff, but there’s certainly bum stuff
in it. It’s funny over here. You’re quite safe from penis shots in
America because American people don’t have penises, so you can’t see
them in film. Whereas in Britain you can see your penis in film. [He
laughs.] So since it’s an American picture, it’s just a bum you see.
Trailers: At long last, one for "Idiocracy," here. And one for Philip GrÃ¶ning‘s Carthusian monk documentary "Into Great Silence" here, though if ever a film seems like it would be poorly served by the trailer format, it’s that one.
Dade Hayes in Variety notes that 2006’s "Zyzzyx Road" set the record for lowest box office return since the beginning of modern record-keeping in the 80s. The film, which stars Tom Sizemore (hah) and Katherine Heigl, pulled in a fat $30 when in opened in a Dallas theater back in February.
Andrew Willis at the Globe and Mail reports on how Canada’s Cineplex chain is attempting to save itself from diminishing box office returns with alternative programming.
The doors swing open tonight at 25 Cineplex theatres for a live, big-screen showing of the Maple Leaf’s tilt with the Boston Bruins, one of 48 National Hockey League games that Cineplex will broadcast live in five Canadian cities this season. The hockey screenings, which began with Vancouver Canucks screenings for B.C. fans four years ago and are now done with every Canadian NHL team except the Montreal Canadiens, are all part of an expanding menu of movie alternatives at Canada’s largest theatre chain.
When the movie wrapped, Altman retired to his editing room on West 56th Street in New York, and a month later he called everybody to come see the rough cut. He loved sitting in that little screening room in the West Village and watching the thing over and over with other people. When he was working, he was in heaven. He had figured out how to live without regrets. Each time he saw the movie, he saw it new and fresh.
+ Oscar File: Ewan McGregor And His Mustache Steal Show In ‘Miss Potter’ (MTV)
+ Trailer: Idiocracy (Amazon)
+ Trailer: Into Great Silence (Zeitgeist Films)
+ ‘Zyzzyxx’ earns lowest all-time box office (Variety)
+ First Competition Films Confirmed: Modern History and Great Stars (Berlinale.de)
+ Sports fan munchies fatten Cineplex’s bottom line (Globe and Mail)
+ The last picture show (Guardian)