Cameron Diaz Really Has Retired from Acting

Cameron Diaz Retired

Cameron Diaz first shot onto the Hollywood scene like a beautiful firecracker in the fantasy comedy The Mask. Though she may have ultimately been overshadowed by the wild antics of Jim Carrey at maximum insanity, the role was the beginning of a successful career that would see her become a leading lady just a few years later. However, we may have seen the last of Cameron Diaz on the big screen without even knowing it.

Earlier this month, there was an interview with Selma Blair going around where the actress said that her The Sweetest Thing co-star and good friend had quietly retired from acting. However, she then came out shortly after to say that she was just joking. But now we have word from Cameron Diaz herself that she really has retired from acting. Read More »

Saudi Arabia

Earlier this year, the Middle Eastern country of Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on movies that had been in place for 35 years. And when Hollywood sees an opening, they go for it: a new report explains how U.S. and international exhibitors are racing to open theaters there in order to capitalize on an untapped marketplace. But will the Saudi Arabian box office be powerful enough that we’ll start to see studios cater to it the way they have to China? Read More »

Landmark Theatres MoviePass Deal

MoviePass is showing no signs of slowing down. Right now, the movie theater subscription service has a new deal offering an annual membership for just $6.95 a month, meaning plenty more subscribers will join the 2 million-plus users already taking advantage of the insanely good deal that allows them to see a movie every single day for a surprisingly small monthly fee. And now they’ve struck a new partnership deal with a nationwide movie theater chain.

Today, it was announced that MoviePass is partnering with Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres, known for their showcasing of arthouse and indie films, for a new deal that will give MoviePass members several advantages and benefits to keep them coming back again and again. Find out more about the Landmark Theatres MoviePass deal below. Read More »

Cloverfield Paradox Netflix Deal

While it’s usually the commercials that dominate water cooler chatter the day after the Super Bowl, this year, movie lovers had something else to talk about.

The Cloverfield Paradox, the third installment in what has become a makeshift sci-fi franchise featuring a series of vaguely connected stories from Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures, surprised everyone by debuting on Netflix immediately after the big game instead of coming to theaters in April as originally planned. It was a bold, innovative release strategy, but it seems the decision to catch everyone off guard with the movie’s release wasn’t based on shaking things up. Instead, the studio had little faith in the movie’s prospective performance at the box office. Read More »

MoviePass Ticket Numbers

MoviePass is certainly shaking things up when it comes to the theatrical box office. It remains to be seen what the long term impact will be for theater chains and studios (or whether MoviePass can sustain itself), but for now, MoviePass is growing and showing no signs of slowing down. The service has passed 2 million subscribers, and they’re only going to get more with their recent price drop for an annual subscription.

With that large of a consumer base, MoviePass hasn’t been shy about touting their influence on the movie-going public. In fact, they’ve just provided some general numbers for which movies they’ve sold the most tickets for since their revamp last year. It should come as no surprise that Black Panther comes out on top with over 1 million tickets sold through MoviePass, but it appears the service has helped plenty of other movies sell tens of thousands of tickets. Read More »

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Apple's Original TV Programming

It’s been six months since we learned Apple decided to get serious about producing its own television shows, but it’ll be another year before we get to see the fruits of the company’s labor. A new report says Apple’s original TV programming is being targeted for release sometime between March 2019 and summer 2019 – but we still don’t know how those shows will be distributed to audiences.
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moviepass drops prices

What is MoviePass‘ business model? Is it getting a portion of the theaters’ box office or concessions income? Is it partnering with studios to promote their films? Or is it using its growing subscriber base as leverage in an ongoing revenue war against theater chains?

Whatever their strategy is, it doesn’t seem to making MoviePass much money in the long run. So why do they keep dropping their prices? MoviePass has just dropped its prices to the lowest they’ve ever been: $6.95 a month.

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Hulk Hogan Gawker

Hulk Hogan may be coming back to the big screen – not as the latest member of the next Expendables cast, but played by another actor in a dramatic retelling of the most talked-about chapter of Hogan’s life.

It’s a tale as old as time: boy becomes internationally famous wrestling superstar, boy films sexual encounter with friend’s wife, website gets ahold of sex tape and publishes it without boy’s permission, and boy sues website into oblivion with the help of a wealthy venture capitalist with an axe to grind against website. You know, that old gem.

The Hulk Hogan Gawker story has already been covered in depth in a Netflix documentary, and there’s also a potential limited series about it that’s currently in the works. But that’s not stopping a director on Modern Family from stepping behind the camera on a separate movie version of the story.
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Cryptocurrency

Could the next studio blockbuster be funded through Bitcoin? The concept of cryptocurrency has been around for years already, but it looks like Hollywood is starting to take notice.

The producers of a planned Atari movie about the founding of the influential video game company are looking to raise as much as $40 million through a new cryptocurrency to secure enough funds to complete the film. Could this be a viable way for companies to make movies?
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Meltdown Comics Closing

For 25 years, Meltdown Comics has played host to pop culture nerds and geeks in Los Angeles, providing not only the latest comic books for perusing, but collectibles and memorabilia, role-playing games, beloved comedy shows and podcasts, and much more. But sadly, Meltdown Comics will be closing for good at the end of this month. Read More »