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Each year in the lead-up to CinemaCon, journalists and exhibitors attempt to predict the topics and questions that will dominate the convention. This year, in addition to the regular wedge issues and hype concerning evolving distribution business models, an inopportune quote from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was getting outsize attention.
Day One of CinemaCon 2017 was off to a fast start when director Edgar Wright and actors Ansel Elgort and Jon Hamm took the stage to present a high-octane first look at a car chase scene from Baby Driver. Wright, a self-professed cinema buff, cited the theatrical experience to design
Another CinemaCon is in the books and, as usual, the major film studios brought out some of the best releases they have to offer through the rest of 2016 and beyond. The annual meeting of the exhibition industry has become a reliable way to learn which films could have an
The cobbled-together simultaneous release of Sony’s The Interview is a Rorschach test. What you see generally tells more about you than it does about the release model of The Interview. Those inclined to believe that simultaneous theatrical and home release is inevitable point to its $31 million home tally and
12/24/14 Update #2: According to THR, YouTube, GooglePlay, XBox Video will make The Interview available at 10 a.m. PT. The price points will be $5.99 for a rental and $15.99 for an HD purchase. Update 12/24/14: According to CNN, Sony has reached a tentative agreement to stream The Interview on
If ever a summer movie season could be described as a mixed bag, it was this one. Summer 2014’s box office haul topped out at an estimated $4.03 billion–down 14 percent from last year’s record $4.69 billion. This marks the eighth consecutive year in which summer (defined in this review