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- The December issue of Empire Magazine features an interview with Steven Spielberg that discusses his upcoming movie War Horse, but they also had a chance to ask him about sequels in the Jurassic Park...
- Avatar took theaters by storm in December 2009, and Avatar 3D remains the best contemporary example of 3D on the big screen. The movie took a familiar theme of a soldier going into a forbidding...
- Nike is selling 150 pairs of its Nike MAG shoes, fashioned after Marty McFly's high-top shoes from the "Back to the Future" movies, and the proceeds will be going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for...
- Ben Marcus founded Marcus Theatres with the opening of the Marcus Ripon Campus Theatre in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1935. The company has grown to 55 locations in seven states, and it is honoring what...
- Bangerter Homes in Herriman, Utah was inspired by the Disney movie Up to build the centerpiece of the movie; Carl Fredrickson's house that he hooks up to lots of helium balloons and flies to his...
- Looking to catch up with the Harry Potter franchise before seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2? Select Marcus Theatres locations are hosting marathons of the Harry Potter movies,...
- There's a trailer for a fictional movie titled George Lucas Strikes Back on YouTube that's pretty good. Its basis is that George Lucas was kidnapped and imprisoned against his will soon after making...
- The Hollywood Reporter has a story about poster designer Bill Gold, the man behind iconic posters for movies like Casablanca, The Wild Bunch, My Fair Lady, and many others. Gold, 90, is now retired...
- Cinematographer Roger Deakins has nine Academy Award nominations for his work in such movies as The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and most recently True Grit, among...
- Marcus Theatres announced this week that they are now offering reserved seating in every auditorium at Marcus North Shore Cinemas in Mequon, Wisconsin. This service is available at no additional...
- Even though it was demolished in 2009, the Marcus Regency Value Cinemas in Racine, Wisconsin lives on in the hearts and minds of some in the area, including its former employees and movie fans that...
- Earlier this month, AMC Theatres introduced an alternative to the usual soda and popcorn choices at the concession counter with something approaching a more healthy choice, which they are calling...
- Academy Award-winning director James Cameron has been beating the drum recently about increasing the frame rates of movies from the standard 24 frames per second (fps) to 48 and even 60, in order to...
- The nature documentary African Cats from Walt Disney Studios' Disneynature group is opening in theaters nationwide tomorrow, April 22, 2011 (which is also Earth Day), and moviegoers can help save the...
- National Geographic Entertainment has a movie in theaters right now called The Last Lions, and they are running a promotion right now where they will donate $0.10 to lion and big cat conservation in...
- The upcoming animated comedy Rio originally received a PG rating from the MPAA for "mild off-color humor," but we found out today that the movie has been edited and is now rated a more...
- Movie studio Lionsgate is teaming with deal site Groupon to offer tickets to see Matthew McConaughey's The Lincoln Lawyer for just $6. The tickets are through Fandango and you are limited to two...
- AMC Entertainment is dropping its free "MovieWatcher" rewards program in exchange for a new program they are calling "AMC Stubs" which will cost $12 per year. The AMC Stubs web site declares the...
- Natalie Portman has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, most recently for her leading role as a ballet dancer in Black Swan. Since her breakout role in Leon: The Professional in 1994, we know...
- The movie and food critics from New Jersey's The Star Ledger weigh in on their experiences with AMC's new "Fork & Screen" in-theater dining service. Their reviews, which were published on...


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