Film Review: Transcendence


Johnny Depp is an idealistic researcher whose consciousness is uploaded into an artificial intelligence in this slick techno-thriller with delusions of seriousness from Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer. More »

Big time: ‘24’ co-creator Joel Surnow drives off the TV lot with refurbished car-dealer comedy

Small Time, which marks the big-screen directing debut of a small-screen writer-producer, is a charmer of a character comedy that comes out exactly life-size. More »

Love for sale: John Turturro directs and collaborates with Woody Allen on comedy about unexpected ‘Fading Gigolo’

Once upon a barber’s chair, John Turturro was rattling on about an idea he had for a movie. More »


Film Review: Godzilla

The famed monster rises from the ocean to attack Japan in a highly influential movie, seen here in its original form and with revised subtitles. More »

Heaven Is for Real
Film Review: Heaven Is for Real

A small-town minister experiences a crisis of faith in this adaptation of a best-selling book. More »

Draft Day
Film Review: Draft Day

Pro football manager faces crises on the most important day of his career in a well-tooled vehicle for Kevin Costner. More »

Only Lovers Left Alive
Film Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Indie trailblazer Jim Jarmusch delivers yet another highly original take on a familiar genre, with vampire blood, moody sounds and mesmerizing visuals the infusion here. Fans won’t be disappointed, especially with a mellow and ever-mysterious Tilda Swinton sipping blood as an ageless, chic vampire still in love. More »

Film Review: Oculus

Based on a 2002 short written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Seidman and favoring slow-burn suspense over “Gotcha!” shocks and gore, this modern-day haunting tale reunites two adults damaged by the literal ghosts of their childhood and is aimed at fans of traditional spooky stories like the Nicole Kidman vehicle The Others. More »

Rio 2
Film Review: Rio 2

Busy sequel to the popular animated feature follows the original's blue macaws on a journey from Rio de Janeiro to an endangered rainforest. More »




Reel News



Immersive Sound Forum
Open discussion: Immersive audio and the need for standards

On Thursday morning, March 27, at CinemaCon, the International Cinema Technology Association will present the seminar “The Road to Open Standards for Immersive Audio,” which will seek to shed some light on the new competing 3D sound formats and the goal of establishing open standards. More »

Warm Weather Preview
Warm weather preview: FJI surveys the next five months of movies

As America thaws out from a tough winter, spring and summer 2014 promise to heat things up at the box office. More »


Errol Morris
The haze of history: Errol Morris queries Donald Rumsfeld about fog of Iraq War

A 2013 study estimated that the second Iraq War cost the United States over $2 trillion. Tens of thousands of casualties include the deaths of almost 4,500 U.S. soldiers. More »

Captain America Feature
Soldier showdown: Joe and Anthony Russo take the helm of ‘Captain America’ franchise

Joe and Anthony Russo, the Coen Brothers of TV, have shepherded such series as “Community” and “Happy Endings” as executive producers and “Arrested Development” and other series as directors, winning an Emmy Award along the way. More »

Bad Words Feature
To bee or not to bee: Jason Bateman crashes a spelling contest as star and director of ‘Bad Words’

Although Bad Words advertises itself with a close-up of Jason Bateman’s mouth forming (possibly foaming) the F-word, it turns out that Focus Features’ irreverent R-rated antic is more about spelling than swearing. More »

Divergent Feature
‘Divergent’ emergent: Neil Burger directs Lionsgate’s new bid for a dystopian young-adult franchise

Sometimes a filmmaker has to look a long time before finding a project that’s the right fit. And then he often has to wait an even longer time just to get it green-lit and off the ground. But every so often, the perfect project just falls in a filmmaker’s lap. Ready to go. That’s how Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) found himself attached to Divergent. More »

Industry Associations


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


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


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


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



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