Shailene Woodley ‘Adrift’ And Melissa McCarthy’s Hard-R Sexcapade With Puppets Highlight STX Presentation – CinemaCon

In a refreshing change from the very choreographed presentations of the major studios who dominate the conversation at CinemaCon , STX Entertainment tonight showed off the kind of  innovative and exciting slate the majors now shy away from.
Instead of …

In a refreshing change from the very choreographed presentations of the major studios who dominate the conversation at CinemaCon , STX Entertainment tonight showed off the kind of  innovative and exciting slate the majors now shy away from. Instead of the predictable retreads, STX’s  lineup had not a single sequel, remake, reboot or anything we would be instantly familiar with. Instead it was full of  new ideas and potential new franchises revealed by Chairman Adam…

Burbank Hits Vegas As Disney Reigns With Billion-Dollar Hits & Warner Bros Brings Out The Most Stars Ever – CinemaCon

Burbank came to Vegas today, as both Disney and Warner Bros attempted to wow exhibitors in their own patented ways at CinemaCon. Disney brought the movies. Warners brought the stars. Both played well in the desert, and especially with the mom and pop t…

Burbank came to Vegas today, as both Disney and Warner Bros attempted to wow exhibitors in their own patented ways at CinemaCon. Disney brought the movies. Warners brought the stars. Both played well in the desert, and especially with the mom and pop theater owners who eat this stuff up. In all my years attending WB’s “The Big Show” presentations here, I have never seen the sheer numbers of filmmakers and actors who boarded the corporate jet and hit the Colosseum stage…

Quentin Tarantino Steals The Show At Sony’s Slick Presentation Of A Pretty Dark Slate And Very Special Dog – CinemaCon

From my perspective, truly the most exciting and personally anticipated piece of footage of upcoming films touted at tonight’s kick-off Sony Pictures CinemaCon presentation was for a movie for which not one foot of film has yet to be shot.
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From my perspective, truly the most exciting and personally anticipated piece of footage of upcoming films touted at tonight’s kick-off Sony Pictures CinemaCon presentation was for a movie for which not one foot of film has yet to be shot. Picking up the pieces after the Harvey Weinstein debacle, Sony and movie savvy chairman Tom Rothman nabbed a big one when they got the rights to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming L.A.-set 1969 fantasia, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood…

James Cameron Speaks Out On New AMC Sci Fi Series, Oscar Snubs, A Return To ‘Terminator’, And The Effect Of Fox/Disney Merger On ‘Avatar’ Sequels

During a press opportunity this morning for his new six-part TV series, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (4/30) director James Cameron let loose on the current “politicizing of science”, his commitment to four…

During a press opportunity this morning for his new six-part TV series, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (4/30) director James Cameron let loose on the current “politicizing of science”, his commitment to four Avatar sequels and the effect of the Fox/Disney proposed merger on them, the need for rethinking the themes in his upcoming return to Terminator,  and why Oscar may have a prejudice against sci-fi films. Speaking to journalists at the…

‘The Devil And Father Amorth’ Review: William Friedkin’s Docu Look At A Real Exorcism Is Perfect Companion To His 1973 Horror Classic

In a chilling new documentary, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin returns to the roots of one of the most successful horror films of all time, his frightening film of William Peter Blatty’s bestseller The Exorcist. That 1973 classic had audi…

In a chilling new documentary, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin returns to the roots of one of the most successful horror films of all time, his frightening film of William Peter Blatty’s bestseller The ExorcistThat 1973 classic had audiences fainting in their seats, became a box office sensation and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and won two. But that film was fiction. As I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), his…

‘Kodachrome’ Review: Jason Sudeikis-Ed Harris Estranged Father/Son Road-Trip Story Develops Into Touching Picture

You might have heard the old Paul Simon song “Kodachrome,” a lyric inspired by the Kodak film, but now in the new similarly titled film that Netflix unleashes on Friday, it is a wholly different story altogether.
Kodachrome, which had its world p…

You might have heard the old Paul Simon song “Kodachrome," a lyric inspired by the Kodak film, but now in the new similarly titled film that Netflix unleashes on Friday, it is a wholly different story altogether. Kodachrome, which had its world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival where the streamer won distribution rights, comes from writer Jonathan Tropper and director Mark Raso and finds itself at the crossroads of a world moving from analog to digital. But it…

Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere Of Corazon Aims To Save Lives – Watch The Trailer

EXCLUSIVE: Marking the first collaboration between the Tribeca Film Festival and a health organization, a new John Hillcoat– directed short Corazon  fully financed by the Montefiore Health System , has its World Premiere Friday at the fest where it is a finalist in the Tribeca X section which is a juried award for storytelling supported by a brand recognizing  the intersection of advertising and entertainment. Attracting top talent like director Hillcoat,   Oscar…

EXCLUSIVE: Marking the first collaboration between the Tribeca Film Festival and a health organization, a new John Hillcoat- directed short Corazon  fully financed by the Montefiore Health System , has its World Premiere Friday at the fest where it is a finalist in the Tribeca X section which is a juried award for storytelling supported by a brand recognizing  the intersection of advertising and entertainment. Attracting top talent like director Hillcoat,   Oscar…