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With the announcement that Netflix intends to release 80 more original films this year, up a bit from 2017's "slate of about 50 film titles," we take a look at the 10 ... The movie was directed by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, who wrote the screenplay alongside Loung Ung herself, basing it off of the ...
The popular response to Marvel's talk of a Black Widow movie has been a united cry of "Finally!", which means greenlighting the film and putting it right into production would be a pretty reasonable move on Marvel's part. And while that salary is substantial, it's still notably less than Robert Downey, Jr. pulls ...

At first I took umbrage with it because I love the cinema experience. I agree with [Christopher] Nolan that the 70 mm will save the Cinema experience, but I also think the VOD can also give other filmmakers and Actors opportunities to get their work be seen. Do I want all movies to be in the theater? Absolutely ...
MoviePass, the startup that is now subsidizing the moviegoing habits of 1.5 million subscribers, is shopping for movies to call its very own. Variety reports that MoviePass, a subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics, is creating a subsidiary, MoviePass Ventures, to acquire films in conjunction with ...
Most old-school televisions have 4:3 aspect ratios, meaning movies had to be significantly cropped to fit wide-screen films on the small screen. .... To mark the occasion, Showcase cinemas--the movie theater chain behind the Cinema de Lux experience--is bringing the movie back to select theaters on the ...
"The Road Movie," made (it's hard to say directed) by Dimitrii Kalashnikov, is a compilation and montage of dashboard-camera videos, which he grabbed off the Internet, that record events viewed mainly through the windshields of cars in Russia. The videos, many of which rack up millions of views on ...

It's a brand new week, which means we have plenty of new movies to watch or dream about. 12 Strong and Den of Thieves open this weekend, and both of them look good, at least in trailers. The latter is more appealing to me. It's like a Heat remake, but without DeNiro and Pacino. Speaking of new movies ...
The company says it will begin to invest in films so it can share in their success beyond the box office, including on other platforms like streaming, DVD, ... the data and insights gained from a large subscriber base to studios, who could then do targeted marketing for their films to the most active movie-goers.
When news spread last year of a potential "Harry Potter" fan movie, I was cautiously excited. The project -- a story about Tom Riddle's rise to power, and an heir to Godric Gryffindor who tries to stop hom -- had the blessing of Warner Bros., the producer of the official "Harry Potter" movies, which signaled it might actually be ...
In 1995, Amazon was in its infancy, there was no Netflix or Hulu to stream, DVDs were just being developed, and the most common ways to watch movies were in cinemas or through TV sets and VHS tapes. Movie theater attendance dropped, then began an upward trajectory culminating in 2002. Last year ...
The subscription service isn't just content offering customers bargain-basement tickets to movies. Like the streaming service it is most often compared to, MoviePass is diving into the content business. Using the Sundance Film Festival as a platform, MoviePass announced that it was creating a subsidiary, ...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the first two months of the year are desolate times for movie lovers who prefer to gorge on new releases. ... People perhaps confuse Netflix's DVD rental service, which offers a wide variety of older and critically elevated films, with the streaming service, on which you ...
When it comes to smaller, independent films-including labors of love, pictures whose makers have fought for years to bring to life-January could go down as a mini golden age of Cinema. The range of extraordinary new films you can see right now in theaters, or even on Netflix, is unusually vast. Unlike last ...
The news comes just as the Sundance Film Festival begins, where Amazon bought the Oscar-winning movie Manchester by the sea in 2016. Reuters reports that Amazon Studios will likely buy more movies with budgets of around $50 million in the future. But Jason Ropell, Amazon Studios Worldwide Film ...
Still, rumors and a lackluster synopsis probably aren't enough to completely give up on Solo yet, especially since Disney has a pretty solid track record with Star wars films thus far, all things considered. Let's just wait for the trailer to drop before we completely panic. Until then, everyone can go back to ...
As such, Coco falls into a long tradition of children's films to tackle death with a frankness and fearlessness that's rarely found in cinema for grown-ups. In animation, it's something of a speciality: from the execution of Bambi's mother to Simba's wilderness years of mourning in The Lion King, via the ...
When it comes to exploring matters of the heart, queueing up a romantic movie on Netflix is the way to go. Romance always seems to play out better onscreen -- in movies, music swells, the rain falls at the just the right moment and people are forgiven, even if they screwed up earlier. A romantic movie ...

In the last 16-plus years, there have been any number of movies tackling the American military response to 9/11. And they seem to fall into either one of two categories: shameless shoot-em-up videogames draped in patriotic bunting (American Sniper, Act of Valor) or more sober and nuanced examinations ...
Tightly edited and boasting a svelte run time, it's eminently watchable and anything but boring, mounting a strong argument that the detritus floating around YouTube could be cinema's final frontier. With that in mind, let's cast our gaze to this brave new horizon and imagine what unruly new forms might flood ...
However, the rising cost of going to the movies has made consumers more selective about what movies they're willing to go see, and increasingly inclined to consult social media and Rotten Tomatoes to decide what's worth their time and money. The movie theater industry is also facing long-term ...
Even as the movie business continues to shift its models, the Sundance Film Festival remains a place where careers are born, Oscar dreams arise and ... Plus, A24 is already set to distribute, and its track record on releasing compelling films, including "The Florida Project" and "Lady Bird," has been solid to ...
For many reasons, The Goldfinch movie is one of the most anticipated literary adaptations in recent memory. The source material by Donna Tartt has already won a Pulitzer Prize, while also building a large, dedicated fan base, and John Crowley, of the Oscar-nominated Brooklyn, has already signed on to ...
The ticket offers are part of the T-Mobile Tuesdays loyalty-rewards program, which launched in June 2016. Also under the pact, T-Mobile will run sweepstakes giving customers the chance to win trips to 20th Century Fox movie premieres and other VIP experiences and will distribute exclusive sneak peeks ...
Once the Kingdom is further equipped and the first films roll out in earnest there is expected to be wide uptake as folks seek Entertainment opportunities outside the home -- and rather than travel to Bahrain to catch a show. The lifting of the cinema ban is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...
Even though TV screens commonly went to a 16:9 aspect ratio about a decade ago, as high-definition TVs entered the marketplace, some films are still ... If cable executives want us to stay home and watch movies on your home theater, the least they could do is present the entirety of that movie, or at least ...
One of the screenings was a double-feature of The Emoji Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie in the city of Jeddah, Reuters reports. These animated children's movies might not be the most critically acclaimed films of 2017 -- in fact, The Emoji Movie was actively terrible -- but the screening ...
Before movie studios latched onto the idea of a shared universe, King was painstakingly dropping hints and clues in all his novels to make them all part of one ... Large or small, major or minor, these are the Stephen King films that are most reminiscent of It. As a result, these are the movies you might want to ...
... by force to commandeer their resources. Though the movie is director Christian Rivers' first full-length feature, he comes with a visual effects pedigree from working on films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the screenplay was adapted by LOTR team Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh.
When someone says "Australian science fiction movie," thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to Mad Max--if not George Miller's insanely influential ... genre Cinema, when generous tax incentives saw huge amounts of money pour into the film industry, resulting in hundreds of cheaply-produced films ...
2, and it did it with only a fraction of the budget of any of those movies. It almost immediately became the highest-grossing Chinese movie of all time, breaking the record set by Stephen Chow's The Mermaid after just a couple of weeks of release. And Wolf Warrior II earned almost all of its money in Asia; ...
Mary and The Witch's Flower, a new GKIDS release here in the States and the first film from Studio Ponoc, is a family-friendly magical experience that's the perfect way to start your movie-going adventures this year. Our own Haleigh Foutch called it enchanting, charming, and "an utterly bewitching delight" in ...
After being courted for several months, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino's untitled Charles Manson movie, sources confirmed to Variety. DiCaprio will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate. This will mark DiCaprio's ...
If you tend to doze off in the middle of Movie Night, this game will be an extra challenge. In this final round, we took movies with three-word titles and removed the middle word. Contestants tell us what the missing word is. Heard on Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
Every year, the /Film staff writes their top 10 movies of the year lists and every year, we combine those lists into one final, definitive list. The result is a top 15 that ... Second, a number of films made it on to our top 10 lists but didn't have enough points to break into the overall top 15. They are as follows: Raw, ...
Unlike Hollywood, Arab cinema is flush with female directors making films that deal with Feminist issues. In terms of .... But just like these contemporary Arab women directors, their work was acclaimed, welcomed and shown abroad, at leading European film festivals and on international movie screens.
You may not have noticed it, but the final results of the 2017 domestic box office were historic. For the first time since 1958, the top three films in a given year all featured female protagonists: Star wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, and Wonder woman. While there is still a lot of work to be done in ...
It's about as close to a "for the adults in the room" line as the film gets, if only because no films right now manage to cast their respected thespians in a more unilaterally cuddly and adorable light as the live-action adaptations of ... children deserve more movies like Paddington 2, and honestly, so do adults.
This year doesn't look like it'll be a match, but there are a few films worthy of hype--and a slew of new superhero movies. ... It boasts one of the best casts of any movie in years, with Chadwick Boseman returning as King T'Challa and Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, and ...
2017 was an outstanding year for movies, so 2018 definitely has its work cut out for it when it comes to heading to the theater. Thankfully, there seems to be no shortage of promising movies slated for this year, and we've picked out the fifty that look the best. That's not to say other movies won't come along ...
PARK CITY, Utah - Two Montana movies beat the very long odds to make the Sundance Film Festival list. ... I have always wanted to make films -- and have always known I would make films about family," Dano told the Guardian. ... Read more: 'Shot in Montana': Big Sky cinema is scope of new book.
Another year, another batch of superhero blockbusters, brand-name sequels and big-name movie stars/directors vying for your attention. ... the massive list of upcoming films to the 50 we're most anxious to check out - from an all-ladies version of the oceans movies to Lady Gaga's country-flavored A Star Is ...
But despite the prominence of her character in The Avengers and subsequent movies, she has nevertheless been relegated to supporting roles, with male ... While it's too early to tell if the Black Widow movie will end up in theaters, Marvel's slate of "phase three" films currently runs through 2019, so any ...
Ryan Coogler talks about where we find T'Challa going into Black Panther. ABC reveals a weird twist for its Jetsons reboot. Matt Reeves offers a tiny update on the progress of The Batman. Plus, a look at Mon-El's new superhero getup on Supergirl, and hope for Agents of SHIELD's future. Behold, spoilers!
I hope that this list will make you reconsider some of these movies and I hope that it will make you seek out the films you haven't seen. ... might not be quite as great as the first film and it might not be as funny and the music might not be as good (deeper cuts, for sure), but it's one hell of an entertaining movie.
More like something you might hallucinate during a fever dream than an actual film, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie was based on a mercifully short-lived trading card series from the 1980s. Tragically, the movie's meagre budget didn't allow for the sort of high-end animatronics these characters clearly ...
... blockbuster movie opening in the theaters and nearly the numbers we saw from the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things," analyst Nat Schindler wrote in a note to clients Monday. "We expect Netflix to continue to increase spending on original content and feature films to grow subscribers, ...
Though the long-surviving resurgence of assassin and hitman tales in movies owes its popularity to Jules and Vincent in Pulp Fiction, similar characters ... Chinese helmer Johnnie To often centers his films on professional killers, and his extravagant use of fight choreography and expressive editing matches ...
This contradicts Jason Blum's statement that the film is a "low-budget superhero movie." Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor offered his thoughts on the state of Marvel movies. He said that he's "kind of bored with them and I just don't find them particularly entertaining." Fans rally for a ...
In his diary, he wrote about the sorrow the movie left him feeling. While the movie got mixed reviews, there is no denying that it made millions of people think more deeply about the possibility that nuclear war could occur. Because nuclear war movies are outdated, they don't hold the attention of millennials ...
We're still expecting over 20 superhero movies to come to the big screen between now and 2020. But which ones are coming in 2018? Most people are hyped for the next "Avengers" movie, but there's much more than Marvel's "Infinity war" to get excited over if you love superheroes. From R-rated laugh-fests to another DC ...


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