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Movie Theaters Worth the Drive?

posted by Nell Minow

Movie theater owners are constantly having to up their game to sell tickets, knowing that many film-lovers have well-equipped home theaters and will wait three or four months until the movies are available for home viewing. It can be tough […]

Buzzfeed’s Best Movie Theaters in the World

posted by Nell Minow

I love this look at the world’s coolest movie theaters with features like double bed with cashmere blankets and haute cuisine.  I’d add in local favorites — the fabulous Angelika Mosaic, with state of the art audiovisual equipment and the all-recliner […]

Wait, a Theater Wants to Encourage Texting?

posted by Nell Minow

A panel at industry gathering Cinemacon seemed to support the idea of allowing or even encouraging texting during a movie.  David Lieberman reports on Deadline that some theater chains believe that today’s ticket buyers are so attached to their devices it […]

What Movie Theaters Don’t Tell You….

posted by Nell Minow

Did you know that all ticket receipts for the first two weeks go to the movie studio?  That’s why the food at movie theaters is so outrageously expensive.  And why they tell you the movie is starting earlier than it […]

Bravo to AMC Theaters for the ‘Sensory Friendly’ Film Series

posted by Nell Minow

I was delighted to hear that AMC theaters is reaching out to family members with autism spectrum issues with monthly “Sensory Friendly” film showings.  Participating theaters are schedules to run the following films at 10 am, with lower sound and […]

She Texted. We Kicked Her Out.

posted by Nell Minow

Hurray for the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater for standing up for the rights of movie-goers by kicking out a woman who was texting in the theater.   The Alamo’s policy is clear.  Since 1997 it has had a strict no-talking policy […]

Roger Ebert on What’s Wrong With Projectors

posted by Nell Minow

Studios spend tens of millions of dollars to get the best equipment to photograph and record the most beautiful performers wearing the most gorgeous clothes in the most spectacular settings.  And then we go to see them in a movie […]

Why Are You Seeing That Trailer Before This Movie?

posted by Nell Minow

I often hear complaints from movie-goers who think that the trailers run before the movies they bought tickets to see are inappropriate. This has become even more important now that the MPAA has made the rules about content in trailers […]

Previous Posts

Independent Spirit Nominees 2015
The Spirit Awards are like the Oscars for independent films. Some of them have big stars and some are distributed by big studios. Some are made by first-time filmmakers on budgets that would barely pay for one day's catering fees on a studio ...

posted 7:49:50pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

The most romantic movie of the year is "Carol," based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, the author of Strangers on a Train and The ...

posted 5:54:13pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

The Good Dinosaur
"The Good Dinosaur" is the good movie. Not the great movie. Not the especially memorable movie. Just the perfectly nice and pleasant movie, much ...

posted 5:43:47pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Is "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" the Worst Movie of All Time?
It was a lot of fun to talk to Libby Coleman about "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever." In an article for Ozy, Coleman says that by one standard it is the worst film of all time (or at least since the internet began keeping track) -- it has 115 negative ...

posted 10:29:10am Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Win a Suffragette Prize Package!
Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron, is the story of the fight to give women the right to vote in the UK, as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady ...

posted 8:00:58am Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »


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