AMC And Universal Strike Historic Deal To Shrink Theatrical Window (FILM NEWS)

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 [...]

Christopher Nolan’s TENET Delayed Again; New Date Allegedly Imminent (NEWS/ANALYSIS)

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 [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…July 17 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

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 [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…July 10 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

The heat of the summer is really starting to kick in, even as the temperature of the movie options becomes more varied. Welcome to Week 11 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 [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…July 3 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

It’s the big 4thof July holiday! A weekend of patriotism, fireworks, and classic summer movies. Welcome to Week 10 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 [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…June 26 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

It’s the calm before the 4th of July box office. Welcome to Week 9 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 most multiplexes still closed, these are classics [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…June 19 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

There’s a whole lotta Disney in mid-June of Summer Movie Season. Welcome to Week 8 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 most multiplexes still closed, these are [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…June 12 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

Steven Spielberg is the father of the modern blockbuster, and the second weekend of June is the one he came to rule. Welcome to Week 7 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 [...]