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Oct 10, 2012
Commentary tracks are nothing to home video, but this is the first time I've ever seen a director make a commentary available while his movie is still in theaters! Rian Johnson directed Looper, which...
Sep 28, 2012
IMAX staffer Hugh Murray posted an entry on the IMAX blog about their first mainstream 3D IMAX release, The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience, which was released in November 2004. Here is an...
Sep 28, 2012
With the upcoming release of the final Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twi-hards and other extreme movie marathoners can spend all day watching the five Twilight movies in...
Jul 18, 2012
Reader Ron H. sent us a link to an article in the Los Angeles Times titled "4-D movies: Next big thing for U.S. theaters?" where the theatrical movie experience gets taken to a level that involves...
Jun 06, 2012
79 years ago, the first drive-in movie theater, the Camden Drive-In, opened in Camden, New Jersey. Richard Hollingshead opened the new theater after he was awarded a patent for the idea. According...
May 17, 2012
The Tumbler on display in Bentonville, Arkansas, the first stop on the tour. The excitement leading up to the July 20, 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises is getting turned up just a little higher...
May 17, 2012
In February 1996, the Paradise Theatre in West Allis, Wisconsin stopped showing its line-up of classic movies, which fit well with the historical theater, which was built in 1929. As with most...
Apr 19, 2012
In April 2011, we passed along the news that Peter Jackson was making The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey using the higher than normal frame rate of 48 frames per second (fps) as opposed to the...
Apr 13, 2012
Film historian Robert Osborne is one of my favorite people in the movie industry. He has been the host of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) television network since it's debut in 1994, and his...
Apr 11, 2012
When I was a kid, I collected beer cans. We had so many, my brother's wall was covered with cans. We had fun collecting all the different cans in a series and unique designs from various breweries. I...
Apr 10, 2012
Reader Ron H. forwarded a link to a great concept trailer called "Titanic SUPER 3D," which imagines what Titanic would be like if it were tweaked just a little bit using the tools of other masters in...
Feb 23, 2012
The historic Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pennsylvania was featured recently on WFMZ-TV Channel 69. Owner Richard Wolfe is interviewed and reflects on the history of the Roxy and what he's done to...
Feb 21, 2012
Movie fans in New York City will have a chance to see the actual Oscar statuettes that will be presented to the Best Actor and Best Actress winners at the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony when the...
Jan 09, 2012
The LagunaNiguel Patch has been providing updates on the construction of the former Edwards Ocean Ranch 7 in Laguna Niguel, California, which is being converted into a location run by Cinepolis...
Jan 04, 2012
Larry Downes wrote a story for Forbes.com in which he opines that Best Buy is slowly running itself out of business: Electronics retailer Best Buy is headed for the exits.  I can't say when...
Jan 03, 2012
In the Journal article titled "2011's Box Office Woe and What Could/Should be Done About It" the issue of lower theater attendance in 2011 than in the previous 16 years was discussed. Following is...
Jan 03, 2012
In the Journal article titled "2011's Box Office Woe and What Could/Should be Done About It" the issue of lower theater attendance in 2011 than in the previous 16 years was discussed. Following is...
Jan 03, 2012
The end of the year always brings all kinds of top 10, bottom 10, best-of, and worst-of lists, and comparisons to the previous year(s) in a variety of measures. This year was no different, and one...
Jan 03, 2012
The Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in a recent article in the Wauwatosa Patch: When the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse celebrated its birthday last year, it commemorated the day by...
Dec 21, 2011
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has announced what it considers to be the top 10 stars of 2011, based upon the number of pageviews that each received on their web site. Each of the top 10 is...
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