Breaking with its long-held position, Netflix announced in late October that it would begin releasing select movies in theaters before making them available on its streaming platform, rather than on the same day.
When it comes to milking money out of a franchise, the only thing corporations aren't willing to do is entertain whether or not they should. But while the world slowly drowns in Chewbacca Furbies and deranged Batman water guns, know that it somehow gets even worse. Just look at ...
Disney’s 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph proved that a movie based on video game nostalgia could actually be more than a gimmick. It’s the story of Ralph (John C.
After years of build-up, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie... and it's promising, if also slightly disconcerting.
“My God, are we gonna be like our parents?” That’s the fear voiced by one of the five motley high-school students locked in detention in John Hughes’s The Breakfast Club—and that’s the crucial question underlying most movies about adolescents coming of age.
There came a certain point in George Lucas’s career, as he began writing prequels to his Star Wars films and tinkering with reedited “special editions” of the originals, when he finally lost all grasp on narrative momentum and became a glorified encyclopedia editor.
In Speed Kills, John Travolta refines a look he heavily relied upon in June’s Gotti: a wincing, pained expression that suggests he might be angry, or he might be sad, or he might just be constipated, which is making him angry and sad at the same time.
Like Alfred Hitchcock, the Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee made a game out of sneaking cameo appearances into his films. Lee, whose death at age 95 was announced Monday, played everyone from a beauty pageant judge to a trucker in more than 20 movies.
Six years ago, artist RJ Palmer started drawing Pokémon as though they were realistic dinosaurs. Those sketches, done for fun, led to him getting the job of a lifetime: working on the Detective Pikachu movie, which we got our first real look at today.
On May 2, echoing the cries of a weary nation, Gizmodo ran an article titled “At This Point, MoviePass Is Just Messing with Us.
When used as an adjective to describe a film, the word “complex” usually means one of two things.
Ever wish there were a Netflix-style subscription service for brand new movies that just released in theaters? Well, there is. It’s called MoviePass, and now for just $10 a month you can see one movie a day in almost any theater. MoviePass isn’t exactly new.
There have been a lot of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level of storytelling.
LOS ANGELES — As streaming services like Netflix and Hulu surge in popularity, movie theaters have been trying to compete by rethinking the concession counter and installing seats that resemble beds.
Given the rage freely flowing from America’s largest theater operator, AMC, toward MoviePass — the controversial, defiantly inexpensive subscription ticketing service that allows filmgoers to attend one movie per day, every day, for a $9.
MoviePass, the almost all-you-can-watch buffet of movies on the big screen, is a pretty sweet deal at $9.95 a month. But what if I told you that deal could be even sweeter? We’re talking scoring free popcorn, guaranteeing tickets to brand new releases, and easily avoiding the most common problems.
Any doubts about whether Netflix has effectively established itself as part of the Hollywood community vanish immediately upon stepping into the company’s Los Angeles offices.
There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives.
Marathi cinema is one of the most evolved regional cinemas in India. In fact, according to noted film scholars, this is where the best of Indian cinema comes from. Whether it's Court or Fandry, Marathi cinema has got even celebrated film makers like Anurag Kashyap swooning.
Seen any good movies lately? Seen any movies? Chances are you have — but maybe not in an actual theater. Americans used to adore going out to the movies, but that love has been on the rocks for decades. Once, the rival was television.
On Thursday, the subscription service MoviePass decided to stop supporting several high-profile AMC Theatres locations in major cities.
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Netflix wants to get into the movie theater business, according to a new report from The Los Angeles Times. Anonymous sources told the paper that the Los Gatos-based entertainment giant pursued a deal to buy the Mark Cuban-owned Landmark Theaters but ultimately backed out due to a high sale price.
Art films have often been unfairly burdened with the stereotype that their running times are punishingly over-long, designed purely to bore the uninitiated viewer into a sort of catatonic submission.
Please allow a moment of silence for “Tramps,” Adam Leon’s warm and winsome follow-up to SXSW 2013 winner “Gimme the Loot.
MoviePass’s new $10 a month price point seems to be too good to pass up. They’ve rapidly increased their subscriber base and, despite upsetting the country’s largest theater operator, it doesn’t look like anyone can do anything about it.
Andrew Hansen recently did something he hasn’t done since high school. He went to see “Love, Simon” at the movie theater — twice.
Over the weekend, Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft opened in the United States with just over $24 million at the box office.
Portrait videos are a touchy subject. As the logic goes, our eyes are side by side, not stacked on top of one another, making tall and skinny videos something subconsciously unsettling.
LOS ANGELES — Sequel fatigue does not fully explain it. Nor does an overload of mega-budget event movies. A spate of terrible films? Yes, but that’s not entirely the explanation, either.
April 4, 2017 You don't need a whole lot of bells and whistles to make your film look cinematic.
Nolan's film about a group of explorers searching for a new habitable planet has finally hit theaters, and if you've been waiting to see this cosmic spectacle and are heading out to your local multiplex to experience it -- you might want to rethink that decision.
Christopher Nolan, director of high-concept blockbusters like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar, and famous defender of the old-school institutions of film, went on a bit of an anti-Netflix rant during an interview with IndieWire today.
When you walk into a movie theater, you probably don’t think much about what’s going on in the projection booth.
When your apartment doubles as your office, a workday can decay into a deserted arena for rival compulsions. Eventually you need to be among people again. That’s why I head to the movie theater at weird hours, seeking some semblance of ceremony. One ticket buys the ability to be privately public.
Sci-fi isn’t easily defined, but in determining the top 25 sci-fi movies of the last 17 years, we’ve done our best. No fantasy-super hero movies here; for an action, horror, or animated movie to be on this list, it needed to be firmly rooted in sci-fi origins.
Friday, 5.00 p.m., somewhere in central Shanghai... It's raining heavily outside. Big fat water droplets are falling vertically from the murky gray sky. They call it 'plum rain' in these parts.
Kurt Cobain once famously said that “punk rock is freedom.” By this, he meant that divorced from the dogma of mainstream rock, he was free to express himself however he wished, however odd or shocking that expression may well have been.
“Cult movie” is a hard thing to pin down. For the purposes of this list — celebrating the tenth anniversary of Donnie Darko — we’ve put a premium on the intensity and selectiveness of a movie’s appeal. We’ve also limited each director to one film. See you at midnight!
I see a lot of movies. I moved to the Bay Area from New York nearly five years ago, knowing not a single person living in San Francisco, and I found going to the movies to be a solitary, almost meditative experience.
If you believe that truth is often stranger than fiction, and if you love true stories, or even alternate media for that matter, it's very likely you're a sucker for good documentaries. And why shouldn't you be? There's so many out there.
First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too.
ON APRIL 8th Rialto Pictures and Studiocanal will premiere “The Graduate” (1967) in a “new digital print” in honour of the film’s 50th anniversary. A 2016 version of “Dr Strangelove” (1964) boasts a “restored 4K digital transfer”.
In the US, movie ticket sales were abysmal this summer — concluding with the worst Labor Day weekend since 2000. This followed six straight months of American box office decline in 2017, with big movies like The Great Wall, The Mummy, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword flopping spectacularly.
Oh, great: another subscription. What with Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Spotify and so on, I'm not about to sign up for yet another... hang on. MoviePass lets me do what?! For how much?!
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LOS ANGELES — Netflix brought subscription-based movie and television streaming to the millennial masses. Spotify and Rhapsody did the same thing with music — pay once, listen to as much or as little as you want.
Princess Leia and Harry Potter are dining in the eat-in kitchen of their midcentury modern home, sunshine bouncing off the white floors and refracting through the enormous aquarium that separates the kitchen from the den.
MoviePass makes it all really easy. Select the theater and film you want to see on its app, and the cost for the ticket at that location magically appears on a special debit card they provide you with.
The Motion Picture Production Code and US law restricted real, unsimulated intimate encounters in movies until the 1960s when mainstream cinemas began pushing boundaries in terms of what was presented on screen.
Today, I’m going to tackle a couple of related topics which seem to come up frequently in reader questions and comments – how is a cinema’s box office income distributed, and how much of it ends up with the filmmakers?
Every year movie studios and theater owners come together in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon convention. There are presentations about upcoming movies, sure, but CinemaCon is also a trade show, and that means the various vendors that serve the theaters have the opportunity to show off their wares.
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You've been chilled by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of Gone Girl, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of Birdman, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of Foxcatcher, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time (or an opportunity) to wa
There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all.
There is nothing like seeing a good movie in a movie theater. The big screen, dark room, and experiencing something profound with a group of strangers — it’s the ideal cinematic experience, a tradition handed down from generation to generation. If only there were more good movies in theaters.
The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history. And unless you are sharing your profile with your roommates, most of the content is pretty suited to your personal taste.
In the search for interesting cinematic content, it's easy to lose faith, especially if you've grown up on a steady diet of Bollywood movies.
If you produced a movie featuring the two hottest movie stars in the world, with an Oscar-winning director and a script based on a beloved best-selling novel, you might assume you’d end up with a massive hit, right? Or at least a movie that everyone was scrambling to get a piece of
Going into this year’s CinemaCon, the annual Las Vegas trade show for movie exhibitors, studios, and vendors, the biggest question wasn’t whether some company was going to pull a blockbuster announcement out of its hat.
They said it wouldn’t make it. They said it would never amount to anything. They said it was too loud, too weird, too lowbrow, too populist. They scoffed and scorned. But the sharpest words couldn’t cut it down.
In Minority Report, the 2002 movie adaptation of the Philip K Dick novel, Tom Cruise plays a police officer in the LAPD “pre-crime” unit.
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
Most people have the basics of throwing a movie night down: you get a movie, you get snacks, you get comfortable, and boom, you’re done. When it comes to throwing a movie party in the backyard, however, things get a little trickier. Read on as we show you how to do it stress free.
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has created movie screen technology that lets you watch 3D movies without the stupid glasses. Co-developed with the Weizmann Institute for Science in Israel, the technology actually makes the picture more crisp.
Late last summer, MoviePass introduced a seemingly impossible offer: See a movie every single day in theaters, paying only a monthly fee that, in most markets, amounts to less than a single ticket. It worked. Earlier this month, MoviePass hit 1.
A little more than 25 years ago, Orion Pictures released RoboCop, a grimly hysterical, hyper-violent satire masquerading as an action film. And despite spawning two sequels, a television series, some anime, and now a remake, the film's success was inimitable.
LAS VEGAS — MoviePass has had a hard few months. Furious customers have flooded social media sites with complaints about abrupt, unexplained shifts in service and marathon waits for membership cards. Technology glitches have caused headaches.
Filmgoers have handed the film the lowest possible rating, putting it among a select group of F-rated movies that includes the Nic Cage remake of The Wicker Man. Can the Jennifer Lawrence horror really be ‘the worst film of the century’?
Anyone in the movie business who tells you they’re not scared stiff about the future is probably lying. There’s ample reason to be fearful.
The defining cult film of the twenty-first century is neither a mirror held up to nature or a hammer used to shape reality. The Room, released in 2003, is like a ninety-nine-minute episode of The Real World as performed by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton under the direction of no one.