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Legacies: Steven Soderbergh's Revolutionary 'Sex Lies And Videotape' 25 Years Later

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 23, 2014 7:07 PM
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“I’m a little concerned by what ‘sex, lies’ might have wrought here,’ said Steven Soderbergh at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, proving even at 27 to be, aside from a promising filmmaker, an unusually thoughtful and prescient commentator on the wider industry. This was scarcely a year after his debut feature had unassumingly premiered at the festival and irrevocably changed the face of the movie world, and already then the sleepy, retrospectively genteel-feeling festival of yore had unmistakably begun its rapid evolution into the titan it is today; a quick glance at our coverage of this year’s Sundance alone can tell you just how far it’s come, in terms of media profile, business activity, not to mention sheer volume of films.

Kevin Smith's 'Six Million Dollar Man' Script Set To Become A Comic Book

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 2:35 AM
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Trend alert? Guess we'll have to see, but filmmakers are now turning to comics to get their ambitious scripts made into something, even if ever-wary studios and financiers won't flip the switch on them. Darren Aronofsky's "Noah's Ark" and Duncan Jones' "Mute" are both going the graphic route and now, Kevin Smith is dusting off an old script and getting it inked.

Harvey Weinstein May Have His Groove Back & The Greatest Hits From Recent Vanity Fair Profile

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 16, 2011 3:01 AM
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Watch Out British Helmer Richard Ayoade, Harvey Scissorhands May Be BackAdmittedly, we might be behind the times and some of us just started parsing Vanity Fair's fairly massive Hollywood Issue tome. Written by Bryan Burrough, (the author of " Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34" which spawned Michael Mann's 2009 movie) the thesis of the article is essentially what you see in its (and our) headline: Harvey Weinstein is back. Maybe a slightly more mature, warm and fuzzy Harvey Weinstein with 70% less temper tantrums and outbursts, but one that still knows how to make noise and get his hands dirty with his films for better or worse.

Kevin Smith On Miramax/Weinstein's 'Clerks' Sequel Plans

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2010 8:07 AM
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Some interesting news cropped up yesterday morning. The new owners of Miramax struck a deal with the old owners of Miramax, the Weinsteins, to put into production sequels and or potential television offshoots for some of the most high profile titles in the film library. "Bad Santa," "Rounders" and "Shakespeare in Love" are the first batch to titles to be exhumed but plenty more are waiting in the wings including, “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Copland,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Swingers,” “Shall We Dance?,” “The Amityville Horror” and "Clerks." The news took many by surprise as pretty much no one actually involved with those films knew about any pending spinoffs or sequels until yesterday's press release. But ever quick to have his voice heard, Kevin Smith responded to questions about a potential third "Clerks."

Weinsteins & Miramax Make Deal For Sequels To 'Bad Santa,' 'Rounders,' 'Shakespeare In Love' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 3:54 AM
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And who says originality in Hollywood is dead. Oh wait.

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