Free Solo, a documentary about rock climber Alex Honnold, is coming to IMAX theaters for a one week run in early 2019. This is great news – the film is a pulse-pounding look at a man who attempts to scale El Capitan, the 3,000 foot sheer rock face in Yosemite National Park, by himself and without any assistance from ropes. The opportunity to experience Free Solo‘s jaw-dropping cinematography on the largest screen possible will be a wonderful post-holiday gift from National Geographic Documentaries and IMAX. Read on for more details about this stunning documentary’s upcoming IMAX run. Read More »
Three Netflix Marvel shows – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil – have been cancelled for weeks, but several of the players involved continue to make those cancellations as difficult as possible for fans. Instead of outlining any of their actual intentions, the companies are content with speaking about these shows in vague enough terms to get fans’ hopes up about a potential resurrection.
The latest offender is Kevin Mayer, the newly-appointed head of Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service. Mayer says there’s a “possibility” that the new service will revive those shows…but that’s as far as he’s willing to go at the moment.
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The rise of streaming services have changed the game for movie theater owners and Hollywood analysts, many of whom have spent the past several years operating under the belief that if audiences spend more time watching content on Netflix, that’s less time they’re spending seeing movies in theaters. But now a new study is here to drive a dagger through that line of thinking – the study says that people who frequently go to the movies also watch more streaming content.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Will providing a vegan food option at movie theaters in Los Angeles help save the planet? City councilman Paul Koretz thinks so, and he has the data to back him up. Citing several studies that draw a connection between the production of animal products and the negative effects of climate change, Koretz has introduced a motion that would require large entertainment venues, city parks, airport restaurants, and movie theaters to require vegan options for customers. Read More »
In the heart of London, the flagship Odeon theater in Leicester Square has been closed for eleven months as it underwent a massive, multi-million dollar renovation. It’s finally set to re-open later this month, but some moviegoers are balking at the ticket prices: the theater has announced it will potentially charge over £40 (approximately $52) for its most premium seats.
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Until HBO decides to reveal more official information about their upcoming Game of Thrones prequel show, we’re going to have to make do with updates from author George R.R. Martin, who’s on board as a co-creator/executive producer. In a new interview, Martin offered a brief update about HBO’s upcoming prequel and also spoke about a new Game of Thrones spin-off idea which he compares to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Plus, check out a trailer for an incredible-looking new exhibition called Unseen Westeros, which features glorious imagery of lands and places that we haven’t seen in the show and Martin hasn’t really expanded on in his texts. Learn more about it below. Read More »
Apple has spent the last year hiring tons of incredibly talented people for a new batch of television shows, and now the tech giant is extending its reach even further into Hollywood.
Apple has joined forces with A24 – the company behind films like Moonlight, Spring Breakers, Hereditary, Lady Bird, and many more – to produce a new slate of movies. Read more about the Apple A24 deal below. Read More »
The early success of movie ticket subscription services like MoviePass inspired AMC, the nation’s largest theater chain, to institute their own plan called AMC Stubs A-List. The chain has announced some planned updates to the service, including a price increase for customers in 15 states which will go into effect in 2019, as well as adding some new features for subscribers. And they’re becoming a bit more family-friendly, too.
Learn all about the new AMC A-List updates below. Read More »
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Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho burst onto the scene with 2003’s Memories of Murder, and has grown into one of the most successful international directors working right now. His most recent movie, 2017’s environmental action comedy Okja, was bought by Netflix, where most audiences outside of film festivals streamed it. But now there’s some good news for those who love the good old fashioned theatrical experience: distribution rights to Bong’s newest film, Parasite, have been purchased by NEON, so fans will be able to see the film on the big screen. Read More »
If you read that headline and thought, “Wait, London Fields was adapted into a movie?”, you’re not the only one. A film version starring Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, and Jim Sturgess was released in theaters this past weekend, made only $168,575, and received a rare 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. That puts it in the not-so-esteemed company of movies like Gotti, The Ridiculous 6, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
But here’s the thing: while many directors would take umbrage at such a critical pummeling, London Fields director Mathew Cullen admits that he’s read the reviews and he agrees with them. Read more about the notoriously troubled production below. Read More »