The lights are going out in the movie theaters of two of the biggest cities in the country. New York and Los Angeles movie theaters are closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will be the first time in history that movie theaters have shuttered en masse over an issue that is not weather-related.
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If you’re a regular reader of this site, chance are pretty high that you’ve seen the Star Wars movies more times than you can count. But I guarantee you’ve never seen them quite like this before. If you’re going to be in or around New York City this fall, the New York Philharmonic will be performing John Williams‘ iconic scores live during screenings of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. Billed as the world’s first-ever live performance of the score along with the movies, this sounds like an event fans won’t want to miss.
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If you happen to live in a major city, or anywhere that has doubled as a shooting location on a film set, you know that the crew has to let the area know that production will be happening nearby. That often means that certain parts of a street are closed off, and that can make things like parking a real hassle. And some pranksters in New York City have decided to take that normal occurrence and enrage some of the locals beyond just taking away their parking spaces.
Jason Eppink and Mike Lacher have been posting shooting notifications around New York City for fake sequels such as Annie Hall 2, The Godfather IV and Do the Right Thing 2, presumably pissing off cinephiles and residents until they do a little internet research. Read More »