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Almodovar gets under your skin.
The teaser to Pedro Almodovar’s new film, “The Skin I Live In,” is up on /Film (www.slashfilm.com). It marks the return of Antonio Banderas to an Almodovar film since 1990’s batshit-rom-com “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” that stirred an MPAA rating controversy in the United States.
Mothers and Movies.
Mubi celebrates Mother’s Day…sort of. Michael Guillen gathers quotes from some of the world’s leading filmmakers, programmers and film critics on what sort of influence their mothers had on their passion of film.
David Lynch tries to sell you coffee.
Yes, David Lynch has his own brand of coffee. Yes, it’s available to drink in the lobby of New York City’s IFC Center. Yes, he made a commercial for it. Ray Pride at Movie City News makes it possible for us to see Lynch’s take on a coffee commercial: the director speaking to a close-up of a Barbie doll’s head for 4 minutes.
Stars keeping their online rights
The New York Times reports on a new service that allows movie stars to post photographs online on services like Twitter without having to give up the rights of those pictures to any third party. A new company called WhoSay allows stars to post content and keep the rights to whatever they decide to share. The invitation-only list of clients includes personalities like Jim Carrey, Katie Couric, Spike Lee and Tom Hanks.