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MoMA series highlights the weird and wonderful from Poverty Row

Poverty Row was a state of mind as much as a location. It was a nickname for movie studios centered around Hollywood's Gower Gulch, often disreputable, fly-by-night companies pedaling low-budget titles far removed from the glamour and prestige of major studios....

Highlights (and low lights) of the 55th New York Film Festival

The Film Society of Lincoln Center just wrapped the 55th session of its beloved New York Film Festival (NYFF), with new features from around the globe stretching across a broad spectrum of sublime audience-pleasers, solid conventional entertainments, indulgences and the Festival’s usual...

Hamptons International Film Festival boasts its strongest lineup to date

Front-loaded with its best lineup ever, the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) was an all-round celebration. The preponderance of quality was especially noteworthy for an event that has showcased many Oscar winners throughout the years. Just last year, HIFF screened films...

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Kinepolis Group expands to Canada

Kinepolis Group expands to Canada

Pan-European exhibitor Kinepolis Group has taken a significant step towards becoming even more of a global player, reaching an agreement with the shareholders of Landmark Cinemas for the acquisition of the second-largest chain across Canada....

Korean company reaches 4DX milestone

Korean company reaches 4DX milestone

South Korean company CJ 4DPLEX, part of the CJ Group, has announced that its leading 4DX technology is now available in 400 theatres around the world, making it the fastest-growing premium cinema format globally....

Maori-language version of ‘Moana’ is a first for New Zealand

Maori-language version of ‘Moana’ is a first for New Zealand

For the first time ever, a film has been translated into New Zealand's indigenous language, Maori. The Maori-language version of Disney's animated film Moana had its premiere in September, followed by 30 free screenings around the country. Some 3.7% of New Zealanders speak Maori. Moana has also...

Burger King Russia says 'It' promotes McDonald's

Burger King Russia says 'It' promotes McDonald's

The Russian arm of Burger King has filed a complaint to the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) against the horror movie It, alleging that the film breaks the country’s advertising law, as camouflaged advertising for another fast-food chain, McDonald’s....

Golden Globes marks Diamond anniversary

Golden Globes marks Diamond anniversary

The hottest ticket in L.A. has always been to attend the Golden Globes ceremony. For the 43rd consecutive year at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the 2018 show will again take place in the International Ballroom, with a limited number of seats and an exclusive guest list....