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“City of Life and Death” Pulled From Film Forum, Sigur Rós Singer’s Vid, Star Wars Tourism, and Cycling Across India

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  National Geographic Entertainment has decided to pull “City of Life and Death” (above, courtesy of National Geographic Entertainment), a dramatization of Japanese “Rape of Nanking” from a coming screening at Film Forum due to ongoing skirmishes with the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs. [NYT]   DreamTours is offering a 46-day cycle tour across India in 2011. It’s 2,050 miles ... Read More »

What if Anderson, Tarantino, Goddard, or Lynch Directed The Super Bowl?

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  As we finalize our chips-and-dip plans for Super Bowl XLIV, we were pleased today to see SlateV’s nifty little vid offering speculative takes on what it would look like if some of our favorite filmmakers directed the “big game”. Here, classic tackles are given that extra Tarantino crunch a la “Kill Bill”, Eli Manning has a Lynchian freak out ... Read More »

Five Fun Pro-Football Films For Your Super Bowl Pre-Game

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  “Rudy”, “The Longest Yard”, “Friday Night Lights”—cinema has a library full of collegiate and prison football films worth a spin. But, for some reason, Hollywood just cannot make a decent, realistic, grind-it-out pro-football movie. “Any Given Sunday”? Please. Even though the movies have yet to capture the heady excitement of the Super Bowl on film (and the fact that ... Read More »

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