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AMC President Finally Has Some Good News

98% of AMC's US locations to open Friday

(Newser) - A little more than a year after a global pandemic forced the closure of all AMC theaters in the US, almost all will reopen their doors. The company announced Thursday that 98% of its US locations would be open Friday, as more than 40 California cinemas welcome back moviegoers for...

MyPillow CEO Has Dubious New Honor: a Razzies Nomination

Mike Lindell gets a worst actor nod for 'Absolute Proof' in a race filled with worthy contenders

(Newser) - The Oscars will be held on April 25 to honor the best of the best films of 2020 (yes, there were actually some movies floating around last year), but the day before that, another awards ceremony will pay tribute to the worst of the worst. That's right—the Razzies...

In Massive Boost to Movie Industry, NYC Theaters Reopen
NYC's Move May Ripple
Through Movie Industry
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NYC's Move May Ripple Through Movie Industry

Nation's No. 2 market allows theaters to reopen, with restrictions

(Newser) - After almost a year, moviegoers are being allowed to return to theaters in New York City—and the Friday reopening is expected to have implications far beyond the Big Apple. The city, America's second-biggest movie market after Los Angeles, where cinemas are still closed, is allowing theaters to reopen...

2014 Movie Was Sunday's Top-Grossing Film Worldwide

Interstellar was a hit in reopened Chinese cinemas

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan's dystopian sci-fi epic Interstellar was a hit in 2014—and it returned to become the world's top-grossing movie on Sunday. That's thanks to box office figures from China, where movie theaters started to reopen on July 20, reports Quartz . Interstellar made $2.6 million when...

27 Years Later, This Film Is Back on Top
27 Years Later, This
Film Is Back on Top
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27 Years Later, This Film Is Back on Top

'Jurassic Park' makes a comeback, along with other Spielberg classics

(Newser) - There's a new No. 1 at the box office—and by new, we also mean old. Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park nabbed the No. 1 spot at the US box office for a fourth time in its history over Father's Day weekend, earning $517,600 at...

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Are Part of 'Most Ominous Change'

He says movie business has been steadily eliminating risks

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese angered some Marvel fans when he described the superhero genre as "not cinema" —but he says in a New York Times op-ed that he wasn't insulting movies made by "people of considerable talent and artistry," and if he had been born in a...

Scorsese Slams Marvel Films: 'Not Cinema'

Fans of the genre push back at acclaimed director

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, is already spurring Oscar buzz , but the director of other classics such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver is taking his time in the spotlight to reveal a movie genre that just doesn't click with him—and that he doesn't...

Utah Ordered to Pay $475K in Deadpool Case

State wanted to punish cinema for serving booze during racy superhero movie

(Newser) - A judge has ordered the state of Utah to pay more than $475,000 in legal fees after it lost a court fight over a law that banned serving alcohol during the racy, foul-mouthed superhero film Deadpool. US District Judge David Nuffer handed down a strongly worded decision denying state...

Saudis Lift 35-Year Cinema Ban
Saudis Lift 35-Year Cinema Ban

Saudis Lift 35-Year Cinema Ban

Clerics stamped movies out decades ago

(Newser) - Saudis are going to be allowed to go to the movies for the first time since ET, Annie, and Blade Runner were in the cinemas. Saudi Arabian authorities have announced that as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform program, movie theaters, which have been banned for at...

Moviegoers Went to See Moonlight, Got Punked

London theater kicked off showing with 20 seconds from 'La La Land' trailer

(Newser) - The "biggest blunder in Oscars history" is now three days old, but a London movie theater decided to extend the error's 15 minutes of fame on Monday. People have been flocking to see Moonlight since its best picture win on Sunday—after La La Land was mistakenly announced...

Baghdad's Only Cinema Yanks American Sniper

Despite sellout crowds, some audiences fume over portrayal of Iraqis

(Newser) - Baghdad's only cinema has stopped showing American Sniper. The movie was bringing in money, says the theater's owner—many screenings were in fact sold out, GlobalPost notes—but its portrayal of Iraqis was met with anger, including from the government, the Washington Post reports. "The film makes...

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...

'Ninjas' Shock Filmgoers Into Shutting Up

Prince Charles Cinema in London brings in black-clad patrol

(Newser) - Next time you're chatting at the movies, don't be alarmed if ninjas—or people in dark body suits, anyway—swoop in out of nowhere. So far only the Prince Charles Cinema in London has brought in volunteer "ninjas" to enforce rules against chatting, seat-kicking, popcorn-throwing, etc, Slashfilm...

'Oscar-Worthy' YouTube Snow Video Wows Roger Ebert

Crystalline film show 'extraordinary talent,' gushes critic

(Newser) - One of the gazillions of snow storm videos shot in New York is a crystalline standout that has won praise from none other than Roger Ebert as "Oscar-worthy." Indie cinematographer Jamie Stuart chronicled last week's record storm in his Queen's neighborhood, entitling the short film Idiot With a ...

Bedbugs Invade NYC Cinemas
 Bedbugs Invade NYC Cinemas 
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Bedbugs Invade NYC Cinemas

Times Square theater temporarily shuttered

(Newser) - Popcorn isn't the only thing getting eaten at cinemas in New York City. The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was temporarily shuttered Tuesday night while a team of exterminators tried to rid the place of blood-sucking bedbugs —two weeks after it had initially been treated for the pests....

New Wave Filmmaker Eric Rohmer Dead at 89

Pioneering Frenchman directed 50+ films

(Newser) - Eric Rohmer, a leading light of the French New Wave and a prolific filmmaker for over 4 decades, died today in Paris. He was 89. Overshadowed early in his career by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, Rohmer made his mark with his "Six Moral Tales," released from...

Batman's Commissioner Gordon Dies
Batman's Commissioner Gordon Dies

Batman's Commissioner Gordon Dies

Pat Hingle, veteran tough-guy actor, mentored young

(Newser) - Actor Pat Hingle—whose characters included Commissioner Gordon in the '90s Batman movies and Norma Rae's father in the 1979 film—has died of blood cancer at his Carolina Beach home at the age of 84, the Wilmington Star-News reports. The Tony Award nominee and Broadway star had said he...

Fangs for the Memories: Best Bloodsucker Stars

Baddest vampires deliver the tingles

(Newser) - As Twilight fans storm the box office, Entertainment Weekly offers up its picks of a dozen of the best toothsome vampires:
  • David (The Lost Boys, 1987): Before he drew blood as Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland drank blood with the two Coreys.
  • Santanico Pandemonium (From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996): Salma
...

Movie, Munchie Sales Shrivel
 Movie, Munchie Sales Shrivel 

Movie, Munchie Sales Shrivel

Cash-strapped moviegoers forego snacks, according to latest sales stats

(Newser) - Some Americans seeking a break from economic news may be sitting in the dark in movie theaters—but they're apparently not eating their Raisinets. That's the news from two cinema companies reporting a major munchie drop off. Conventional wisdom holds that people can always afford a movie. Not so. Admission...

Disney's Worldly Approach Makes HSM a Global Smash

(Newser) - The success of High School Musical 3 proves that 293 million tweens can't be wrong. The series’ third installment debuted No. 1 in 19 international markets, confirming Disney's success with a strategy that marries the franchise’s universal themes to local cultures, Time reports. “You weave it together, forming...

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