Warner Bros. has committed to co-releasing their 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max. AMC, the #1 multiplex chain, isn't having it.
CROODS 2 is a COVID-era hit. Here's what that could mean for the struggling movie theater industry.
Regal / Cineworld, the 2nd largest chain in the U.S. (and largest in the U.K.) will close indefinitely following NO TIME TO DIE delay.
Dramatic change is coming to Oscar's biggest award category. Or is it?
It was a landmark deal between a major Hollywood studio and North America's biggest theater chain. It was supposed to revolutionize the industry. Not so fast. When AMC Theatres and Universal struck a deal allowing the studio to put its movies on Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) just 17 days after a film's theatrical debut, [...]
Blockbusters, Prestige Oscar Contenders, an unqualified Masterpiece, and one of the biggest flops in Hollywood history. Welcome to The Final Week of Summer Blockbusted 2020. Due to unforeseen but necessary shifts in my personal calendar (which caused me to miss my entry for this series last week), I’m needing to cut short this curated alt-Summer Movie [...]
The theatrical window for exclusive first-run movies just got dramatically shorter. Kind of. And despite my philosophical reservations about it, this is actually a great deal. In a major move that marks the first step in dramatically redefining the movie theater business model and its entire industry, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios announced an agreement [...]
A week ago, I predicted that Tenet would be bumped from mid-August to October 2. Boy, I was way off. In a normal world, the Tenet news we'd be hearing today are reports of its boffo opening weekend box office. Instead, Warner Bros. announced that they have indefinitely delayed the release of director Christopher Nolan's [...]
Nolan Blockbusters, Christmas in July, and much more. Welcome to Week 12 of Summer Blockbusted 2020. Through the end of August, I am curating a weekly slate of movies from summers past, ranging from big blockbusters to small counter-programming indies, and dramas and comedies in-between. With the multiplexes still closed, these are classics you can [...]
Tenet is scheduled to open nationwide on August 12. That's in one month. There's no way that's happening. The rest of 2020? A month ago things looked promising, especially for the holiday season. Even bullish. Now, in mid-July, it's time to resign ourselves to a bleak outlook for the rest of the year. Here are [...]