Even though Roma ended up with a total of 10 Oscar nominations this morning, including Best Picture, that’s not a good enough reason for AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark to pack away their grudge with Netflix. Every year, the two movie theater chains host a showcase of all the Best Picture nominees, but since Alfonso Cuarón‘s critically acclaimed Roma is a Netflix movie that didn’t stick to the traditional theatrical release plans, they won’t include the film in their line-up. You know, like a pouting child. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just over a month away from getting released, and tickets are already on sale right now. However, if you haven’t picked up your tickets to the earliest possible showing yet, you might want to look into a couple other options that will be at our disposal when the movie hits the big screen at the beginning of May.
For those looking to spend a little extra time in the theater, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy double feature that will allow you to watch the first film before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But if you’re looking for a way to see the sequel as many times as you want, there’s an Ultimate Ticket option that you might want to take advantage of, and it comes with quite the collectible piece of memorabilia.
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Tuesday, the hackers that exposed Sony’s internal workings went a step further and issued a big threat, invoking 9/11 in a statement that promised action against theaters showing The Interview. But the Department of Homeland Security — a group that really doesn’t mess around when it comes to this sort of thing — said there was no credible information to indicate an actual threat. Sony was fairly magnanimous about the situation, saying it would allow theaters to make the decision to show the film or not, even if bookings had already been locked in.
Last night Carmike Cinemas and Bow Tie Cinemas pulled the film, and today in a precedent-setting move, the five major theater chains in the US and Canada all dropped The Interview.
Update: Sony is now considering a VOD release of the film; more info below.
Update #2: Sony has canceled the December theatrical release of The Interview. Full statement below.
Update #3: Sony has now confirmed they have “no further release plans” for the film while American Intelligence has officially linked North Korea to the Sony hack. Details below.
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