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Genre films make a strong showing at the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival

With a feature film slate that’s 82 titles strong, the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival has a wide variety of offerings for New York-based cinephiles.

Horror wears a familiar face in Kasra Farahani’s 'Tilt'

We’ve entered an interesting phase in moviegoing, when films made BT—that’s Before Trump, or before his election—must necessarily be viewed through the lens of the Great Orange Gasbag’s rise to power.

Dustin Hoffman teases Noah Baumbach at enlightening Tribeca talk

Dustin Hoffman was in a mischievous mood (no surprise, really) when he appeared with writer-director Noah Baumbach as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Directors Series last night at the Borough of Manhattan Community College Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The still-sprightly 79-year-old actor...

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A Different Kind of Spin: Cotton candy and wine make a splash at CinemaCon

A Different Kind of Spin: Cotton candy and wine make a splash at CinemaCon

CinemaCon 2017 once again offered a full array of concession supplies. This year, a multitude of confections, snacks and equipment were on display. One of the primary questions each and every year is “What’s new at the show?” What could be asked instead is “What is missing?”

AMC is #1 after Nordic acquisition

AMC is #1 after Nordic acquisition

After incorporating the assets of Stockholm, Sweden-based Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB into its theatre portfolio in Europe and across the U.S., AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. hit “the never-before-reached movie exhibitor milestones” of 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens across the globe....

No cuts to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia

No cuts to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia

A row over Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has been resolved after a prolonged tug of war between Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board (LPF) and the studio. The tussle concerned the film’s openly gay character LeFou, the trusted sidekick of the main antagonist Gaston who secretly...

Life Cinema begins operations in Fiji

Life Cinema begins operations in Fiji

We do not often have news about cinemas in Fiji, where the industry has been dominated by the Damodar Cinema Group. For many years they were the only company with multiplex cinemas in the country. Damodar operate three multiplexes in conjunction with the Force Corporation of New Zealand and...

Cinemas Embrace Innovative Programs

Cinemas Embrace Innovative Programs

All it takes is a walk through the halls of Caesars Palace during CinemaCon to realize how different going to the movies is today.