Mads Mikkelsen, In Conversation:

Is there a life philosophy that you feel has carried you through your career?
My approach to what I do in my job — and it might even be the approach to my life — is that everything I do is the most important thing I do. Whether it’s a play or the next film. It is the most important thing. I know it’s not going to be the most important thing, and it might not be close to being the best, but I have to make it the most important thing. That means I will be ambitious with my job and not with my career. That’s a very big difference, because if I’m ambitious with my career, everything I do now is just stepping-stones leading to something — a goal I might never reach, and so everything will be disappointing. But if I make everything important, then eventually it will become a career. Big or small, we don’t know. But at least everything was important.

via – kottke.org

Lea Thompson wants to direct a ‘Howard the Duck’ reboot | Boing Boing:

And fans seem to agree with her on that notion. When Thompson tweeted on the afternoon of July 8, “I see #HowardTheDuck is trending #3. That’s awesome. I love my duck #WhatIf I get to direct @Marvel reboot,” the post received nearly 8,000 likes and a slew of hopeful comments.

I would fully support a Howard the Duck/Spider Ham crossover.

Retro Modern Movie Posters:

Check out these retro modern movie posters from Patrick Concepcion; the Groundhog Day one is simple perfection. You can check out Concepcion’s work on his website and Instagram or buy prints on Etsy.

While I’ve seen plenty of hate around the Resident Evil movies, I find them to be fair adaptations (Though I’d love to have seen the final production of a George Romero Resident Evil based on the first game)

Being in mind the movie production started in 2000, The only properties to really work with were Resident Evil 1-3… If you’d only played those games, would you have assumed that the franchise would take the direction of the larger implications of Umbrella’s corporate corruption, or midivil cults and mind-control fungus? While certainly taking liberties, the films sometimes feel more in-keeping with the spirit of the first 3 games than the games post RE3 themselves do.

Some Amazing Shots from the Last Decade of Movies:

ILM visual effects artist Todd Vaziri asked his Twitter followers to share their favorite shots from a movie made in the last decade. The replies are a visual feast (and heavy on blockbusters) — here are a few of my favorites.

He understood the darkness in children’s lives and gave them — and all the damaged Lloyds and Freds of this world — a way to grow into adults who understand that being good is endlessly renewable hard work. 
— Read on www.mprnews.org/story/2019/11/21/npr-a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-can-you-say-sincere-and-heartening

Justice Department asks court to scrap decades-old ‘Paramount’ antitrust decrees – Reuters:

The consent decrees also barred studios from owning movie theaters without a court’s approval and banned rules setting minimum prices for movies.

The National Association of Theater Owners, which represents movie theater companies with 33,000 screens across the United States, had urged the department to forbid movie studios to return to the practice of block booking.

The cult classic was set in today’s world, but how many futuristic predictions did it get right?
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/technology-50247479

Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive:
Public domain and open copyright movies, free to download, view, show, whatever. Some real classics, as well as some inventive new stuff in the Machinanima and Brick Studios sections.