Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy
‘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 »

Luc Besson feature
‘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 »

Sex Tape feature
Lost in the Cloud: Jake Kasdan, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel make a comical ‘Sex Tape’

"You don't even have to ask—I'll volunteer that I don't have a sex tape," laughs Jake Kasdan over the phone from California. It's the answer to an unasked question that the 39-year-old writer, director and producer expects to be giving a lot in the near future, considering that the title of his latest film happens to be…Sex Tape. More »

Religious Films
Filmmakers find faith: Religious-themed stories make a comeback in theatres

“At the Producers Guild of America’s most recent conference, producer Mark Burnett got up and said he planned to spend the next 15 years making films about Jesus and the Bible,” recalls Dr. Ted Baehr, the founder of Movieguide, a publication that offers detailed analysis of current movies from a Christian and family-friendly perspective. More »

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 »

Cinemas

NAC - Winans
Guarding the Association: Chuck Winans charts NAC’s growth

“I cannot tell you how many times I had calls from trade and consumer press, television stations… They were always complaining and yapping about how theatres and stadiums could possibly charge so much for concessions?” Chuck Winans still sounds exasperated. 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 »

NAC - Evans
Lasting concession connections: Evans family has deep ties to NAC

“As chairman of the NAC board, I have no responsibilities now,” chuckles John Evans Jr., senior VP, Gold Medal Products. More »

NAC - Etter
Educating the industry: Larry Etter wrote the book on concessions

“Utilizing the assets of the organization, networking with colleagues and meeting with manufacturers, all of us sharing that wealth of experience has been great, not just for our business, but for me personally as well. NAC has been extremely valuable to me. It has been my educational process for the last 35 years.” More »

NAC-Chesler
Pioneering pictures and popcorn: Norm Chesler recalls early concession days

“Will NAC be around another 70 years? Oh, yes, it’s got to! There is always demand for a place where you can learn about your industry.” According to Norm Chesler, a longtime member and 1997-99 president, “there will always be a need for NAC..." More »

Technology

CE Week
Home advantage: CE Week unveils the latest and greatest in consumer electronics

“Sentiment toward tech spending is benefiting from an improving consumer outlook. Also, the growing anticipation for new product launches could be increasing appetite for tech..." More »

Schilowitz
The Gospel according to Ted: CinemaBarco embarks on mission of enhancing the experience

“CinemaBarco is a living, breathing entity, very much,” says Ted Schilowitz, who in March became the official “CinemaVangelist” for Barco. More »

Sony laser
Looking forward to laser: Is the new technology ready for primetime?

Laser projection promises exciting benefits for cinema operators. But with some big practical and commercial questions unanswered, is this nascent technology ready for primetime just yet? More »

Deluxe
Global partnership: Deluxe Digital Cinema increases end-to-end capacity to deliver more content to more theatres

As deadlines get shorter and movies get larger and more complex, Deluxe Digital Cinema has expanded its European capacity and fine-tuned workflows to meet increasing demand and take its movie business forward in a rapidly changing marketplace. More »

Sony-McIntosh
A fresh vision: New Sony Digital Cinema VP has eye on the future

Three months into his expanded role as Vice President of Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas, David McIntosh takes an open look at Sony’s ambitious plans for its newly structured cinema business. More »

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REVIEWS

Get On Up
Film Review: Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman is sensational in this multi-faceted portrait of troubled, pioneering soul-music giant James Brown. More »

Guardians of the Galaxy review
Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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

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