unlimited movie subscription plan

Things have been relatively quiet in the movie subscription world lately, but today is the day that changes. On the heels of AMC Stubs A-List’s announcement earlier this morning, Sinemia has unveiled a brand new unlimited movie subscription plan that will cost $29.99 per month. The company has been offering unlimited plans to customers in Europe for years, and it sounds like they’ve landed on a sustainable price point to keep that model alive for U.S. audiences. Get all the details about the new plan below.
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Netflix IMAX

Do you want to see Netflix’s Roma on the biggest theater screen possible? How about Amazon Studios’ upcoming take on Suspiria? If IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond has his way, that option may soon be on the table. Gelfond says he’s in “active discussions” with every streaming service out there about potential IMAX releases. Read More »

War on Motion Smoothing

The War on Motion Smoothing has been raging for years, and while many Hollywood directors have spoken out against the consumer TV set before, the fight may finally be approaching its end.

High-profile directors Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson have reached out to television manufacturers to ensure that audiences at home are able to see films presented as closely as possible to the director’s original intention, and a new “reference mode” will implement the results of a new director’s survey. Read More »

Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles

The Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Los Angeles in 2019.

We’ve previously written about how the Drafthouse was supposed to arrive in the City of Angels in 2015 and in 2018, but construction is now officially underway on its location in Downtown L.A., so it appears that this targeted release date might finally stick.

Alamo Drafthouse is also going to be opening its first theater in Manhattan next year as well, and both of these new establishments will include branches of Video Vortex, a bar that also offers free rentals of Blu-rays, DVDs, VHS tapes, and even VCRs. Read More »

Disney Suing Redbox

Update 8/28/18: A judge has ordered an injunction to block Redbox from selling digital download codes for Disney movies. Read on for our original article from December 2017, which has been updated with new information at the bottom.

The Walt Disney Company hasn’t exactly been making the most level-headed decisions lately, but here’s something I think they have a right to be a little miffed about. The company has filed a lawsuit to halt Redbox from selling digital download codes for Disney movies in its kiosks across the country. Does Redbox stand a chance of winning this? Find out more about Disney suing Redbox below.
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Mandy advance screenings

If you’re bored with the traditional movies found in your local theater, fear not: Mandy is coming.

That’s not to say that all of the films that are out right now are traditional – far from it – but Mandy, the trippy and twisted revenge thriller from director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow), is operating on an entirely different level from anything that’s been in theaters for a long time. This movie is next-level nuts, and now you can to have the chance to see it a bit early.

Regal Cinemas and Alamo Drafthouse have teamed up with RLJE Films to offer Mandy advance screenings in over 200 theaters across the United States – and in addition to seeing the film early, attendees will also be able to see an exclusive taped conversation between Cosmatos and star Nicolas Cage afterward. Trust me – Cage fans won’t want to miss this. Read More »

MoviePass movies

Making a movie is extraordinarily difficult even under optimal conditions. But that’s not stopping MoviePass from trying to make one themselves while they’re desperately trying to avoid an all-out tailspin into financial ruin. MoviePass Films has just cast Bruce Willis in a ludicrous-sounding new thriller called 10 Minutes Gone, the newest of three MoviePass movies under the company’s subsidiary production company.
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Netflix Calibrated Mode

Historically, television manufacturers have not cared about the intentions of filmmakers when it comes to how movies and TV shows are displayed on different TV models. In fact, with the introduction of the dreaded motion smoothing effect, they’ve been actively degrading the quality of the consumer’s experience in relation to how directors and cinematographers want people to watch their work.

But perhaps the tide is finally turning, because Sony has announced that its new top-of-the-line TVs will come with a setting called “Netflix Calibrated Mode” which will make Netflix content look as close as possible to how it would on a professional reference monitor.
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MoviePass fundraising

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how MoviePass’ parent company might have to raise more than $1.2 billion for the movie ticket subscription service to become profitable, and we had a few goofy suggestions for how they could raise that cash. But it looks like MoviePass isn’t going down without a fight, because this week their parent company actually took steps toward raising that ridiculous sum of money in an effort to stay alive.

Read more about the MoviePass fundraising below, and discover how most of that money will be used over the next few years. Read More »

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New Beverly reopening

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