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Screening Gotham: Nasso Redux Edition

(L-R) Julius Nasso with his former partner (and shakedown victim) Steven Seagal

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--Ex-con film producer and Staten Island "studio" head Julius Nasso is back in the news this week, with none other than Roger Friedman reporting that Nasso wants an apology from a Los Angeles Times reporter who alleged his affiliation with the Gambino crime family. Evidently the government hasn't accused him of such ties, and so Nasso wants a retraction. And hell, he's never misled anyone before -- with the exception of sloppy, overeager gossips who eventually lose their jobs. Good luck, Rog.

--File under "You Have Got to Be Fucking Kidding Me": According to The NY Times' David Halbfinger, the MPAA is now requiring age verification to view its signatories' racier yellow-band trailers on the Web. But not the kind of age verification you can just fake on liquor company Web sites and classier porn portals: This checks your data against public records. I tried testing it on Dimension's Web site for the Rob Zombie remake of Halloween, but the trailer's not even available until 9 p.m. /Film editor Peter Sciretta, who recently felt the MPAA's wrath for running yellow-band trailers on his site, has more. Actually he has less after he caved to the soulless cocksuckers, which is exactly the point. I don't even know what to say. How about this: Hollywood mothers, watch your babies. Dan Glickman wants breakfast.

--The Reeler is two years old, which means that IFC Center is as well. The NY Sun celebrates the latter with a warm, fuzzy run through the fall program. We'll celebrate the former once we can figure out this age-verification software.

Posted at June 13, 2007 10:49 AM

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Ran into that age-verification thing on another film site, and refused to enter my data on principle.

Worked my way around it by entering John Smith, a Manhattan zip code, and a random birth date.

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