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“Avengers: Infinity War” First Reactions Are In

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" just had its world premiere in Los Angeles and social media reactions have started to go online. Full reviews are under embargo until Tuesday afternoon U.S. time, but so far the reactions from...

Cinema Chains Consider Their Own MoviePass

With CinemaCon on this week, the topic of movie subscription service MoviePass is set to come up numerous times. While exhibitors haven't been keen on the third-party service, they may respond to it in a way others have...

First U.S. LED Cinema Screen Now Running

The first-ever LED cinema screen in the United States is now up and running at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in the Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth. The new screen, which measures 34 feet wide and 17 feet tall, is essentially a...

Gilliam, von Trier & More Coming To Cannes

With the Netflix vs. Cannes debate the focus of attention last week, this week has seen the film festival get back to talking about the films it is including and adding a few notable inclusions to what seemed a...

MoviePass Stock Plummets After Sell Off

Subscription movie ticketing service MoviePass is again in the news today, this time though it's feeling the burn - from irate investors. The parent company of MoviePass, Helios and Matheson Analytics, announced plans it is looking to sell $150 million...

Auditors Doubt MoviePass Sustainability

While its supporters love it and studios and exhibitors have had understandable issues with it, most of the arguments for or against movie ticket subscription service MoviePass have been discussed by those with some skin in the game -...

Spielberg’s Films Top The $10 Billion Mark

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was always in a class of his own, but now it's official - Spielberg has become the first director in film history whose movies have topped the $10 billion mark at the worldwide box office. The Wrap...

First Photos: Stone, Hill In Fukunaga’s “Maniac”

Some filmmakers have a hard time crossing over into television, but not Cary Fukunaga who followed up acclaimed films like "Jane Eyre," "Sin Nombre" and "Beasts of No Nation" with the even more acclaimed first season of HBO's "True...

MoviePass Called A “Cancer On The Industry”

Movie theater subscription service MoviePass is growing rapidly, even faster than similar subscription-based media disruptors like Netflix was for TV and Spotify for music. Jumping from only a few thousand to two million subscribers in the past year or so,...

EA Boss Reflects On Loot Box Disaster

Half a year removed from the loot box controversy surrounding "Star Wars: Battlefront II," EA's newly-appointed chief design officer Patrick Soderlund admits that the response to the game has been a steep learning curve for those involved. The game failed...

“Solo” Inspired By Mann’s “Heat” & “Thief”

Filmmakers often look to other movies for inspiration in their work and so will make comparisons to other films in their various press interviews. Recently the "Avengers: Infinity War" scribes compared that Marvel film to "Nashville" from Robert Altman, now...

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up with new films from directors Spike Lee, Pawel Pawlikowski, Jafar Panahi, Lee Chang-Dong, David Robert Mitchell, Matteo Garrone, Jia Zhang-Ke, Wim Wenders, Asghar Farhadi and Jean-Luc Godard. The selection was announced...

Netflix vs. Cannes: Streamer Gets Cuaron’s “Roma”

In a surprise twist, Netflix has picked up "Gravity" and "Children of Men" director Alfonso Cuaron's new film "Roma" reports Vanity Fair. The film follows a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City and ties into The Corpus Christi...

MPAA Report: Discs Dying As Digital Soars

In a break from its usual pattern, The Motion Picture Association of America has opted to include home entertainment spending in their annual report on the health of the film business - previously they only focused on theatrical revenue. In...

Gilroy Opens Up About “Rogue One” Problems

In mid-2016, half a year before "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was set to premiere, Lucasfilm made the then unprecedented move of bringing in Oscar-nominated writer Tony Gilroy to re-work that first "Star Wars" spin-off. At the time it...

Cinema 3D Sales Are Slumping Big Time

A decade after it was re-introduced into wide releases and just over eight years since "Avatar" helped make it mainstream, 3D cinema is now finally looking to be dying off. Peaking in 2010 with $2.2 billion in sales, the revenue...

Colorful New “Infinity War” One-Sheets

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" has had plenty of posters so far, mostly featuring groups of characters or, like the main poster, a whole squadron of them. Now though they've begun releasing individual one-sheets and these are some damn classy...

Which Shows Are Getting Renewed In 2018?

It's coming to that time of year again. In early May the networks have to lock down which of their series are being renewed and which are being axed for next season. While some have already had...

Third “Cloverfield” Was Dumped Over ‘Playability’

Netflix's sudden post-Superbowl release of "The Cloverfield Paradox," the third film in the popular Paramount Pictures franchise, surprised everyone and certainly got the movie talked about. Of course, once people saw it talk turned towards how the $40 million blockbuster...

Pegg Talks “Star Trek Beyond” Marketing Fail

Though some consider it the best of the rebooted trilogy, certainly it's the one most akin to the original 1960s series, the Justin Lin-directed "Star Trek Beyond" sadly proved a bit of a dud at the box-office. After Abrams' first...

Why The “Friday the 13th” Reboot Collapsed

Following 2009's reboot starring The CW alum Jared Padalecki and Danielle Panabaker, attempts have been made in recent years to do yet another reboot of the iconic 1980s slasher franchise "Friday the 13th". Now, speaking with JoBlo, Platinum Dunes producers...

Spielberg: Netflix Films Should Compete For Emmys

Steven Spielberg is still out there on the "Ready Player One" publicity circuit this week and in an interview with ITV news he revealed his thoughts on a variety of topics. Most interesting of those is his expression of concerns...

“Star Wars” Clip Showcases Graphics Revolution

The Game Developers Conference is taking place in San Francisco this week with Epic Games hosting a presentation to demonstrate future improvements to its famed graphics engine - Unreal Engine. The Verge reports that the highlight of the presentation was...

“Sicario” Sequel New Photos & Title Change

Ahead of the film's full trailer set to launch later today, a new feature article is out regarding the "Sicario" sequel which has been renamed three months out from its release. Now titled "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," the film...

Second Trailer: “Avengers: Infinity War”

Several months after the first trailer back at Thanksgiving, the full-length trailer and main poster for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" has finally arrived. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most...

How Expensive Are Amazon’s TV Series?

While streaming platforms remain tight-lipped about their various original series budgets and ratings, some are better than others about it. Netflix, for example, has had little issue when the budgets of their various series from "The Crown" to...

“Avengers” Team Talk Thanos, Wakanda & More

In the wake of the recent EW article showcasing a bunch of new images from "Avengers: Infinity War," more details have gone up about several different elements within the film from Tony Stark's new armor to the big bad...

Death Hovers In “Avengers: Infinity War” Photos

Following their multiple covers revealed earlier today, EW has debuted several new photos from "Avengers: Infinity War" which features shots of many of the heroes coming together for the first time. In the film a new danger has emerged from...

Favreau To Do A Live-Action “Star Wars” Series

Lucasfilm has announced that "Iron Man" and "The Jungle Book" director Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action "Star Wars" TV series for Disney's direct-to-consumer platform launching in late 2019. Favreau, who has played...

Second Trailer: Netflix’s “Lost in Space”

Following the announcement trailer a fortnight ago, Netflix has now released the second trailer for its upcoming "Lost in Space" remake which runs for ten episodes and premieres on the streaming service on April 13th. The story is set thirty...

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