While the pop culture landscape eagerly awaits the impending release of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the studio has notified the Epilepsy Foundation and exhibitors around the world that the highly-anticipated new film contains multiple sequences that could trigger seizures in audience members who have photosensitive epilepsy. Read their warning message below. Read More »
Back in August, The Paris Theatre – New York City’s final single-screen venue and one of the oldest art houses in the entire country – closed its doors, seemingly for good. But while arguments have raged for years about whether streaming services are killing movie theaters, the beloved NYC movie institution found an unlikely savior in the form of Netflix, who swooped in and scheduled Noah Baumbach’s new film Marriage Story to play there starting earlier this month.
Now Netflix has signed a lease agreement to preserve the theater for an undisclosed amount of time, extending the Paris Theatre’s life and turning the establishment into a hub for Netflix content.
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According to the Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department is moving to completely wipe out the Paramount consent decrees, a ruling which, for the past 70 years, has regulated how movie studios distribute films to movie theaters. If those decrees are indeed overturned (and it looks like they will be), it could have devastating consequences to the theater industry as we know it, and the entire movie landscape could shift as a result. Here’s what this means in practical terms.
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Some people say the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, those people are fools. For if anyone ever makes such a claim to me, I loudly scoff in their faces and quickly set ’em straight: the actual most wonderful time of the year is whenever a major movie studio drops a batch of new release dates without any titles attached to them. And today’s my lucky day, folks, because The Walt Disney Company has just reorganized its upcoming release schedule, and there are Untitled Marvel Movies as far as the eye can see. *sniffs* It’s beautiful. Read More »
Don’t let anyone tell you that animated films aren’t art. Dean DeBlois‘ beautiful How to Train Your Dragon trilogy is getting the art museum treatment with an exhibit coming this month to Los Angeles, featuring more than 200 works of art including sketches, digital renderings, and video installations. Hopefully the exhibit is the kind that welcomes photography and public shows of excessive crying.
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Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien is returning to theaters this October on three specific dates. I don’t have to tell you what Alien is, right? You all know – it’s a stone-cold classic. A masterwork of production design, storytelling, direction, and character work. It remains scary as hell all the years later, and its imagery remains unforgettable. And now you’ll have a chance to catch it on the big screen.
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Four days. That’s the all-too-short amount of time we all lived in a world in which we could finally stop thinking about MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription company that changed the game in Hollywood but quickly shat the bed because of epic mismanagement within the company. But those four blissful days were interrupted this morning by the company shooting its zombified hand up through its grave, grasping wildly for air as it tries to claw its way back to the land of the living once again.
Ted Farnsworth, the financier and former CEO of MoviePass’s parent company Helios & Matheson Analytics, has submitted an offer to buy Helios & Matheson and its subsidiaries – which, yes, includes MoviePass, MoviePass Films, MoviePass Ventures, and Moviefone. Good grief. Read More »
Watch our video tour of the new Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles location — is it the best movie theater in LA?
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As far as I can tell, writer/director Quentin Tarantino‘s films have thus far never been available to watch in IMAX Theatres – but there’s a first time for everything.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino’s 1960s hang-out movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, is now available to watch in the world’s most immersive film exhibition experience. Find out where it’s playing near you at the link below. Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of attending a Rolling Roadshow screening of Red Headed Stranger at Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas. If you’ve never experienced a Rolling Roadshow event, you’re missing out. It’s a one-of-a-kind outdoor cinematic experience that’s a hell of a lot of fun.
This time, Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow is teaming up with Austin Food and Wine Alliance for two outdoor events featuring screenings of Tombstone and Top Gun, and star Val Kilmer himself will also be in attendance each night. Read More »