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'Transformers: The Last Knight' scores franchise low opening

As expected, 'Transformers: The Last Knight' bumped last weekend’s champion 'Cars 3' down to the number two spot, securing a box office victory with an estimated $45.3 million opening.

Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema brings short films to the big screen

Outside of film festivals, it’s an infrequent thing to be able to see short films on the big screen. And that’s a shame, as shorts offer just as much quality and variety as their feature-length counterparts. New York’s Nitehawk Cinema is doing its part to get shorts on the big screen and in front of eyeballs with their Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects program, kicking off its week-long run tonight.

Crime, celebrity, the free press and everlasting love at AFI DOCS

The knock on many documentary festivals is that they can be a festival of despair. Whether it’s watching stories about indigenous people fighting off corporate depredations or people locked away for crimes they didn’t commit, a day spent in documentary land can sometimes feel like marking the Stations of the Cross.

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Soft Hearted: Caramel M&Ms are a hit in movie theatres

Soft Hearted: Caramel M&Ms are a hit in movie theatres

While caramel candy has always been a favorite confection for the consumer, it has competed with chocolate for the top spot in the candy connoisseur palate. Mars Chocolate has made every effort to solve that decision-making dilemma by introducing Caramel M&Ms this May. This introduction has...

Ask the Audience! New monthly column examines what’s on moviegoers’ minds

Ask the Audience! New monthly column examines what’s on moviegoers’ minds

Like any business, movie theatres are most successful when they understand what their patrons want. By pinpointing moviegoers’ likes, dislikes and habits on everything from concessions to seating options, theatres, studios and suppliers can ensure that they are providing the best possible experience for these customers.

Christopher Nolan salutes his inspirations at BFI

Christopher Nolan salutes his inspirations at BFI

Throughout the month of July, BFI Southbank in London presents a season of films that have inspired Christopher Nolan in the making of 'Dunkirk.'

Bad 'Dunkirk' ad translation irks Thai fans

Bad 'Dunkirk' ad translation irks Thai fans

An erroneously translated advertising poster for World War II drama 'Dunkirk' raised a storm among Thai film fans after it went online on April 20 on the local “Nolanography” Facebook official fan page for the movie’s director, Christopher Nolan.

Reading revenues in New Zealand show impact of earthquake

Reading revenues in New Zealand show impact of earthquake

The earthquake in New Zealand's capital city of Wellington had a very negative effect on Reading’s profits.