News Nuggets: ‘Casablanca’ turns 70 with a one-day re-release

Matthew McConaughey film “Killer Joe” slapped with an NC-17 rating: “If those colorful details weren’t eyebrow-raising enough, consider these — drug use, nudity (male and female), savage violence, and graphic sexual content. LD Entertainment, the film’s distributor, is planning to appeal the decision, though a rep for the company was unable to comment on the appeals process at this time.” EW.COM

Hasbro teams with TV Academy for Emmy Kids Awards: “The previously announced awards ceremony will be dedicated to recognizing excellence in children’s television programming produced and first aired outside of the U.S. Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of giant toymaker Hasbro. ‘We are delighted that Hasbro Studios and its president, Stephen Davis, saw the importance of these new International Emmys and stepped forward as a presenting partner,’ said Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Casablanca” celebrates 70th anniversary with one-day re-release: “… Turner Classic Movies has announced a 70th anniversary event for ‘Casablanca’ to be held one day only in theaters nationwide. A new digital transfer will land on over 450 screens March 21 (curiously far removed from the actual anniversary date, though I guess the annual Oscar glut would make a latter-year release a little more difficult to achieve effectively).” INDIEWIRE

Bridesmaids” among the nominees for the second annual Comedy Awards: “Yes, although you may have thought awards season ends with the Oscars, basic cable channel Comedy Central has created another opportunity to shower praise on the year’s funny films and TV shows that perhaps didn’t get as much attention as they deserved at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes or Emmys. Tina Fey put it another way when she spoke at last year’s Comedy Awards: ‘All awards show are [expletive] made-up clubs that people start to give each other prizes. I want to thank Comedy Central for realizing we could do that.'” WASHINGTON POST

Saving Face” directors afraid for the safety of the film’s subjects: “For all the international accolades and recognition Pakistan`s Oscar-winning documentary ‘Saving Face’ is receiving, its directors ‘worry’ about the safety of the women who have shared their ordeal in the movie. Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and American filmmaker Daniel Junge say they will take their award winning documentary about Pakistan`s acid-attack victims to the South Asian country but not before they are assured the safety of the women who have bravely spoken about their misery and fight for justice against their husbands and relatives.” ZEE NEWS

Kim Novak will be honored at the TCM Classic Film Festival: “The 79-year-old actress, who has been vocal about ‘The Artist‘s’ use of ‘Vertigo’ music in the Oscar-winning film, will take part in a hand and footprint ceremony in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Additionally, Novak will join in conversation with Robert Osborne for a Q&A session to be broadcast on TCM as ‘Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival’ next year. She will also introduce a screening of Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1958 classic, ‘Vertigo.'” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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