Moviepass package

MoviePass, the subscription service that allows subscribers to see one movie per day in theaters for a monthly cost of $9.95, may be drastically changing its offerings to new users. The company’s CEO recently spoke to an interviewer at CinemaCon, and one of his comments has sparked speculation that the popular “one movie per day” MoviePass package may not be offered again. Read More »

CtrlMovie

During 20th Century Fox’s presentation at CinemaCon this morning in Las Vegas, the studio announced that they’re licensing something called CtrlMovie, an interactive technology that gives audiences “the opportunity to interact and collaborate with a story in a brand new way, actually allowing them to choose what happens next and see the consequences of those choices play out on the big screen.” The studio is developing a Choose Your Own Adventure movie that will use that technology. Read more about it below. Read More »

Atom Tickets app

MoviePass has been dominating the conversation about the theatrical experience for months, but there are a couple other players in the theatrical space who are trying to make some waves of their own. The Atom Tickets app has introduced some new functionality: the ability to pre-purchase concessions online before you arrive at the theater. Meanwhile, Fandango has debuted a robust new rewards program. Free stuff, eh? I’m listening… Read More »

Moviepass acquires Moviefone

After making a deal just last week with Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theaters, MoviePass is back in the news again. The movie theater subscription service and its owner, Helios & Matheson, have acquired Moviefone, an entertainment brand that’s been around since the late 1980s. Plus, MoviePass has lifted its ban of popular AMC theater locations in major cities like New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Read more about MoviePass’s latest moves below. Read More »

Christopher Nolan Indian

Every movie lover is constantly trying to widen his or her perspective, find new favorites, and learn more about the art of cinema – and that includes acclaimed director like Christopher Nolan. The filmmaker behind hits like Inception and Dunkirk spent his Easter weekend across the world evangelizing in India – not spreading the word about the resurrection of Jesus, but speaking about the importance of preserving celluloid film as an art form. While he was there, Nolan hailed one Indian movie as “one of the best films ever made.” Keep reading to find out what it is. Read More »

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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 »

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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The Predator 3D

Good news, everyone: we’re getting a new Shane Black movie this year. The filmmaker behind Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, and The Nice Guys is roaring back with The Predator, a sequel to the stagnant sci-fi franchise about a race of alien hunters perpetually searching for worthy prey. Now we know the action is going to be even more immersive: co-writer Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad) has revealed that the film is getting the 3D treatment.
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Marvel release dates

Disney already made waves this afternoon when the studio moved Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War up by a week. But that was just an appetizer compared to today’s main course: the studio has announced more than two dozen new release dates from now until 2023, including Marvel release dates all the way through 2022. Let’s see if we can figure out what some of these are. Read More »

MoviePass business model

Here’s a couple pieces of movie theater news to take you into the weekend. Cinemark, one of the major theater chains in the United States, has officially banned large bags from its theaters. And for those of you who are still wondering exactly how the heck the MoviePass business model works, company CEO Mitch Lowe explains it in a new interview. Learn more about both tidbits below. Read More »