Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy review

With Marvel’s backing, cult filmmaker James Gunn blasts off for the stars and takes audiences along for a wild, funny ride. More »

‘Galaxy’ quest: James Gunn brings a wild crew of intergalactic warriors to the Marvel Universe

If James Gunn had had his way, the Marvel Studios blockbuster that's arriving in theatres on August 1 to conquer the late-summer box office would be…Hit-Monkey. More »

‘Lucy’ unleashed: Scarlett Johansson powers up in Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller

The big problem in writing about Lucy, opening July 25 from Universal, is not giving away too much. Writer-director Luc Besson is happy to discuss how he cast the movie, the problems he faced shooting it, and the intricate special-effects work required before its release. But he understandably doesn't want to reveal what happens. More »

Reviews

Hercules
Film Review: Hercules

Legendary strongman is caught in the middle of a brutal civil war in a fast-paced vehicle for Dwayne Johnson. More »

Lucy
Film Review: Lucy

Drugs unleash the full potential of the brain with tragic results in Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure. More »

And So It Goes
Film Review: And So It Goes

As generic as its title, this comedy squarely aimed at "mature" audiences may find itself roundly rejected by seniors, if they have any taste. More »

Magic in the Moonlight
Film Review: Magic in the Moonlight

Slight Woody Allen period romance is enlivened by appealing leads Colin Firth and Emma Stone. More »

Wish I Was Here
Film Review: Wish I Was Here

A failing actor learns that his father is dying in Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded feature. More »

The Purge: Anarchy
Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy

A modest but noticeable improvement on its predecessor, The Purge: Anarchy offers a more effective—if still far from ideal—realization of the series' killer premise. More »

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Spotlight

NAC Preview 2014
Rocky Mountain confections: NAC heads to Denver for Concession & Hospitality Expo

The National Association of Concessionaires’ annual gathering used to be called the NAC Convention & Trade Show. But the title was restrictive, says NAC executive VP Dan Borschke. “The reason why we changed [the event name], frankly, is to be more encompassing..." More »

NAC - Scudillo
Promoting the Association: Jeff Scudillo keeps NAC in motion

“Concessions are the backbone of the theatre industry. We implore our members and the concession industry as a whole to not be afraid to try new things and to always think outside the box.” More »

Filmmakers

Boyhood feature
A boy’s life: Richard Linklater’s 12-year project is an epic coming-of-age film

Shot incrementally over the course of 12 years, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a deceptively simple portrait of childhood, one that may rank among the more understated “epics” ever filmed. More »

Dawn of the Apes feature
Simian vs. Sapiens: Andy Serkis returns as rebel leader Caesar in Matt Reeves’ ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Although it's only been three of our terrestrial years since the Planet of the Apes franchise was reborn, onscreen a decade has elapsed between the events depicted in the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes and its sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which roars into theatres on July 11. More »

Rob Reiner feature
The Keaton-Douglas debates: Oscar winners co-star for the first time in Rob Reiner’s ‘And So It Goes’

A lot of people—Rob Reiner, among them—were amazed last spring that The Film Society of Lincoln Center, for the first time in its 41-year history, presented its prestigious Chaplin Award to a director who has never been Oscar-nominated for directing: Reiner. More »

Jersey Boys Feature
Man for All Seasons: Clint Eastwood brings Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ to big screen

Clint Eastwood seems a little nonplussed when questioned about his interest in music. The actor and director has scored several of his recent movies, sang in Honkytonk Man, played an accomplished jazz piano in In the Line of Fire, and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop legend Charlie Parker. More »

Industry Associations

NATO

News, statistics and publications from the National Association of Theatre Owners, the world's largest exhibition trade organization. More »

NAC

Education programs, services and news from the National Association of Concessionaires. More »

MPAA

Information on the ratings system, legislative news and press releases from the Motion Picture Association of America. More »

ICTA

Learn about the latest technological advances for the motion picture theatre industry from the International Cinema Technology Association. More »

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