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Movie Prices May Drop One Day a Week

As fewer Americans head to the cinema

(Newser) - Got a free weeknight? Going to the movies may soon become a more affordable option. Last year, US movie theaters sold 1.34 billion tickets, down 1.5% from the year before. And ticket sales dropped 11% between 2004 and 2013, the Motion Picture Association of America reported yesterday. To... More »

Hollywood Is Blowing It With Women

Both as filmmakers and audiences: Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - Cate Blanchett got it right at the Oscars. Hollywood is still treating women-centered films as "niche experiences"—and the industry is similarly marginalizing the women who work in it, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . According to a San Diego State University study last year, women... More »

2 Hoffman Memorial Celebrations Planned: Mom

Public events set for New York City, Rochester

(Newser) - Two public celebrations of Philip Seymour Hoffman's life are planned, says his mother—one in New York City and one in Rochester, New York. At a screening of the Hoffman film Capote in Rochester, critic Jack Garner read a statement by Marilyn O'Connor thanking fans and friends for... More »

Train Hits Film Crew, Kills Female Crew Member

'Midnight River' project to continue despite tragic accident

(Newser) - A movie crew shooting a film about the life of singer Gregg Allman was hit by a train this week in Jesup, Georgia, killing one crew member and injuring seven others, the AP reports. The crew was working on the tracks without permission on Thursday afternoon—either on the trestle... More »

The Lego Movie Transcends Politics

Because it's a giant ad: Noah Kristula-Green

(Newser) - The Lego Movie has garnered positive reviews from people all over the ideological spectrum, which is unusual in an era when "everything is politicized." Why the widespread approval? "What really makes the film work is that it represents the highest form of capitalist expression," writes Noah... More »

Critics in Love With Her

Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson star in Spike Jonze film

(Newser) - Critics are applauding Spike Jonze's Her, a boy-meets-OS story starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with his thinking, feeling computer, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Highlights from the reviews:
  • "With his extraordinary new film Her, Spike Jonze has made a heartrending romance that will ring
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Runners Cover Rocky's Route— All 31 Miles of It

They imitate unlikely montage in second film

(Newser) - In Rocky II, the boxer pulls off a rather astounding feat: He appears, in a montage, to run from South Philadelphia to train tracks seven miles northeast, then suddenly back to South Philly before heading all the way to the Schuylkill River. All told, it's a 31-mile, or 50-kilometer,... More »

Revealed: Best Seats in a Movie Theater

It's all about the sound

(Newser) - With stadium seating in many theaters, these days you can get a good view from pretty much anywhere. So how do you choose where to sit? You may want to make your decision based on sound, says Holly Frey in a BrainStuff video . The best spot, according to Frey: in... More »

Inside Llewyn Davis Among Coens' Best

Critics rave about musical tale

(Newser) - The Coen brothers' latest film tells the dark tale of a folk musician in Greenwich Village in 1961. Though you might not want to befriend Llewyn, his story is well worth a watch—in fact, some critics are calling Inside Llewyn Davis a candidate for the Coens' best. A sampling... More »

Critics Warm to Disney's Frozen

Disney's latest fairy tale is Broadway-ready

(Newser) - Disney looks poised for another fairy-tale success with Frozen, a tale of two sisters based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." In the first Disney animated feature co-directed by a woman, Jennifer Lee, filmmakers appear to have their sights set on Broadway, reviewers note.
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Get Ready for It's a Wonderful Life: The Sequel

Planned film to tell story of George Bailey's grandson

(Newser) - We could soon learn what happened after the credits rolled in It's a Wonderful Life—several generations later, that is. In a planned sequel to the 1946 Jimmy Stewart classic, George Bailey's daughter Zuzu is an angel showing Bailey's grandson the world as it could have been... More »

Monty Python Plans Stage Reunion

Will be surviving members' first performance together since 1998

(Newser) - For the first time in more than a decade, all surviving members of Monty Python will be performing together. Member Terry Jones confirmed the event to the BBC following a Sun report. "We're getting together and putting on a show—it's real," he says. "I'... More »

Ender's Game Rules Box Office

Bad Grandpa still competing

(Newser) - Futuristic flick Ender's Game played its way to the top this weekend, though its $28 million isn't much to cheer about for Summit Entertainment, the Los Angeles Times reports; Ender aims to lead a new teen franchise, the Hollywood Reporter notes. In second place was the still-sprightly Bad ... More »

12 Years a Slave a Film 'for the Ages'

Steve McQueen directs stark look at US slavery

(Newser) - Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is winning widespread praise for its unflinching—and brilliantly acted—portrayal of the horrors of slavery. The film, adapted from Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, tells the story of a free man tricked into enslavement on a Louisiana plantation.
  • "Movie audiences have
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Arch-Enemy of Movie Ads: Popcorn

Chewing it prevents us from mouthing brand names: study

(Newser) - Want armor against an onslaught of advertising? Just chew some popcorn, a study suggests. Eating the stuff during movie ads leaves viewers "immune" to the cravings those ads might otherwise inspire, researchers say. That's because, as the Guardian reports, we typically subtly mouth brand names each time we... More »

Another Oscar for Hanks? Captain Phillips a Winner

Most critics love the true-life story of a Somali pirate attack

(Newser) - Tom Hanks is getting raves for his title role in Captain Phillips, which tells the true 2009 story of a US ship taken captive by Somali pirates. Critics think director Paul Greengrass has a winner on his hands.
  • The movie "shakes you up first with its style and then
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New Movie Strategy: Buy Ticket, Get Video

Canadian deal inspires Hollywood

(Newser) - Some Canadians who went to see Pacific Rim this summer shelled out twice the standard price for a ticket—and got a digital download of the movie, too. The $19.99 SuperTicket was offered by Cineplex, a company that dominates the Canadian cinema market, and the idea has inspired the... More »

Lost Stooges Movie Surfaces—in Guy's Shed

Thought to have been destroyed in 1967 fire

(Newser) - The Three Stooges are doing an encore, thanks to the reappearance of a long-lost film short. While cleaning out his Sydney-area shed, an Australian film collector, 78, found the negative of Hello, Pop! A US preservation company restored the 17-minute film, and it's screening in New York tonight, the... More »

WikiLeaks Leaks Script, Blasts WikiLeaks Movie

The Fifth Estate is 'irresponsible,' 'counterproductive': group

(Newser) - Julian Assange has made clear his distaste for the upcoming WikiLeaks movie , The Fifth Estate, calling it a "massive propaganda attack." Now, his site has launched a salvo against the film, revealing a script along with a detailed refutation of its storyline (not to mention some minor details:... More »

The World's End Silly, Smart

Simon Pegg stars in conclusion to Edgar Wright's trilogy

(Newser) - The World's End completes Edgar Wright's comic trilogy that began with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Once again, Simon Pegg and Co. are battling a big threat in a small town. This time, a legion of robots are getting in the way of a 12-bar pub... More »

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