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'Get Out' surges ahead on Oscar weekend

The drama this weekend was all up on the Dolby Theatre stage, as an Oscars snafu had presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong Best Picture recipient. But Moonlight wasn’t the only big winner: Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out exceeded expectations to the tune of a $30...

What should I see this weekend?, 2/24-2/26

In this week's review roundup, 'FJI' recommends you get out to 'Get Out' but stay far, far away from half-baked actioner 'Collide.'

Week in trailers: 'My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea,' 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,' 'Song to Song'

High school is even worse than usual in Dash Shaw's My Entire High School Singing Into the Sea....

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Family Affair: Do entertainment centers complement or compete?

Family Affair: Do entertainment centers complement or compete?

One of the more interesting facets of theatre complexes is the evolution or merger of bowling centers, arcade centers and movie theatres. These innovative recreational facilities are often referred to as Family Entertainment Centers, or FECs....

Kinepolis to build another Dutch multiplex

Kinepolis to build another Dutch multiplex

Following Kinepolis Breda with ten screens, Kinepolis Group “obtained all the necessary permits to start construction” of its second ground-up multiplex in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch can look forward to seven screens and some 1,500 seats opening in spring of...

Thai filmmakers demand fairer screen quota

Thai filmmakers demand fairer screen quota

A coalition of filmmakers and distributors calling themselves the “Thai Filmmakers’ Network” gathered in Thailand’s capital Bangkok on Jan. 11, demanding that the country’s two largest cinema chains give equal screening opportunities to domestic films and end their favoritism for imported...

New Zealand box office sets a record

New Zealand box office sets a record

The New Zealand box office passed the NZ$200 million number for the first time ever in 2016. The final total for the year was NZ$206 million, bettering the previous record, 2015's NZ$193 million, which represented an excellent 6.8% increase....

Russia eyes renewed battle with Hollywood movies

Russia eyes renewed battle with Hollywood movies

Russia’s Ministry of Culture is considering an increase in the price of distribution certificates for Hollywood movies in the country from the current 3,500 rubles (US$59) to five million rubles (US$84,300), according to Anton Malyushev, Russia’s Cinema Fund director....