Movies

Surnow feature
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 »

Enticing Audience
Enticing the audience: Marketers drive demand for moviegoing

In this edition, Film Journal International reports about several recent promotions and activities that studios, filmmakers, exhibitors and marketers are cooking up to whet audiences’ appetites for more. More »

Fading Gigolo Feature
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 »

Captain America Roundtable
Supporting S.H.I.E.L.D.: Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and writers Markus & McFeely reflect on ‘Captain America’

Fighting Hitler during World War II, Commies in the ’50s, Nixonian politics in the ’70s and so on through the decades, it's no surprise that in Captain America: The Winter Soldier—a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and the latest installment of Marvel Studios' "Marvel Cinematic Universe" continuity—the super-soldier defender of the nation faces what may be his most invasive enemy... More »

Ilo Ilo Feature
Family ties: Anthony Chen’s award-winning ‘Ilo Ilo’ explores life of a Filipino maid in Singapore

Anthony Chen may be only 29 years old, but his deep humanity and keen understanding of people, with all of their conflicts and contradictions, stamp him as an old and very wise soul. More »

Cinemas

Eddy Duquenne
Aiming for the best: Kinepolis’ Eddy Duquenne earns global exhibition honor

“Oysters and champagne”—more appropriate chatter for upscale restaurants—seem unlikely words to emerge in a profile of one of Europe’s top exhibition executives and the major state-of-the-art chain he runs. More »

EFA Article
Coming attractions: The fusion of cinema and family entertainment centers

In recent years, many theatrical exhibitors have sought ways to further diversify their revenue sources to reduce their dependence on box-office and traditional concession sales. More »

Lotte World Tower
Sky’s the limit: Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul will be Asia’s largest multiplex

Leading Korean cinema circuit Lotte Cinema has embarked on its most ambitious project to date: the Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul, which will be the largest multiplex in Asia with 21 auditoriums and 4,600 seats. More »

David Passman
Passman’s progress: NATO chairman looks back at 2013 and sees robust times ahead

Last October, David Passman, president and CEO of leading theatre circuit Carmike Cinemas, was re-elected as chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners. In anticipation of CinemaCon 2014, Passman spoke with Film Journal International on the state of the exhibition business, the challenges facing theatre owners, and NATO’s latest initiatives. More »

Technology

CinemaCon tech recap
CinemaCon tech in review: Immersive experiences, laser projection, audio enhancements and rockin’ seats among the trends at NATO show

“Immersion” was arguably the number-one technology buzzword at March’s CinemaCon gathering in Las Vegas, and we’re not just talking about the new immersive audio systems from Dolby and Barco that are competing for the business of motion picture exhibitors. More »

Jack Kline Profile
Saluting Jack Kline: Christie exec named a champion of enhanced cinematic presentation

“When Tom Christie hired me almost three-and-a-half decades ago, he had a very simple vision and philosophy about the company. He said: I want to build quality products, I want to provide good service to our customers, and I want to use integrity in our business dealings.” More »

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 »

DCDC
Special delivery: DCDC network promises to revolutionize cinema content distribution

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (“DCDC”) was founded by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark and AMC Theatres to benefit the entire entertainment industry by enabling the digital delivery of movies and other forms of entertainment product to North American theatres in a highly efficient, cost-effective manner. More »

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REVIEWS

Transcendence
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 »

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 »

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