Hi guys and gals: Your favorite purveyors of the past are slammed so we have just a quickie update for this week’s minutes; something we’d call our “mini” minutes. Let’s get to it:
The big story this week is the face-off between director Quentin Tarantino and various Police Associations over his statements about police killings nationwide. Several groups have threatened a “surprise” for Tarantino, the least of which is a nationwide boycott. How bad will this get? THR offers up some ways for the filmmaker to garner support.
Also from The Hollywood Reporter, a riveting roundtable with some major producers who helmed quite possible Oscar Hopefuls, as they specifically discuss their positions that get “no respect” but without them, we’d have no movies.
New photos have been released from the set of the mini-series reboot of Fox’s The X-Files, premiering this January! Mulder & Scully look great!
Podcast maven and longtime controversial radio host Adam Carolla has created a passion project with his documentary about the racing career of Paul Newman. Check it out here, via The List.
TCM Film Festival has released more information about this year’s fest (April 28 – May 1st). With the theme of Moving Pictures, those films that inspire us, there is lots of ripe potential for some heart-stopping classics including The King & I and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, not to mention restorations of The Marx Brothers Horse Feathers and Joseph von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich’s amazing Shanghai Express. Check it all here.
Ever curious to see the REAL Alice in Wonderland? Check out these rare photographs of the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll.
Canadian Filmmaker Guy Maddin describes two new films he’s presenting at MoMA’s International Festival of Film Preservation and why he’s obsessed with saving lost movies.
By the way, it’s Friday the 13th! Do you have triskaidekaphobia? Find out, and be safe out there, film fanatics!