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David Denby Excerpt: 'Do The Movies Have A Future?'

The following is excerpted from New Yorker writer David Denby's Do The Movies Have A Future? (published by Simon & Schuster.) The following was written in 2009, but is published here for the first time:
Film festival programme offers movies feast

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Christchurch is getting more movies than ever before at the New Zealand International Film Festival this year.

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VidAngel Raises $600k To Launch Streaming Movies & YouTube Clean-Up App For Families

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- via PRWEB - VidAngel, a website and web app that allows you to stream movies & watch YouTube without the bosoms, blood, or bad words, raised $600 thousand in seed capital from Alta ...

Top 10 Time-Travel Movies To Stimulate Your Mind

There are plenty of time-travel movies in existence, but most are either obtrusive “hard sci-fi” yawn-fests or patronising popcorn entertainment. Here are ten time-travel flicks that manage to successfully straddle the divide — with trailers! More »          

Movies now showing in Colorado, 7/25/2014

Some reviews originate at newspapers that do not award star ratings; some movies are not screened in advance for critics. Ratings range from zero to four stars.

The movies this summer fail to excite, either critically or commercially

New York Daily News: Hey, Hollywood — just because it's the dog days doesn't mean almost every summer movie has to be a dog. Last year was record-breaking; this year is mind-numbing. Last year we had “Iron Man 3.” This year? “Hercules.” Instead of the fun sequel ...

Tiempo Calendar: Movies on the Lawn, Alfresco! Fridays, "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike"

The Triple-A baseball team will play the Fresno Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. July 25 at Southwest University Park, Downtown. Promotion: Fetch the Fun Friday and Latino Heritage Night. First 2,000 fans receive a stadium replica model. Tickets start at $8. 242-2000, epchihuahuas.com.

See a clip from the new, serious 'Leprechaun' reboot 'Origins'

Entertainment Weekly: Comic-Con may be one of the biggest movie-related shindigs on the face of the planet, but it still makes space for some of life's smaller—not to mention Irish-er—things. That's in reference, of course, to Leprechaun: Origins, the horror reboot ...

Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey Reveal Early Look at ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan has made three Batman movies, but he had never visited Comic-Con until Thursday, when the director made a surprise appearance to promote his upcoming film “Interstellar.” Though Nolan and McConaughey declined to go into great detail about the movie's premise, Nolan offered this to the eager fans: His brother Jonah Nolan wrote a script positing that “we're on the cusp of a brand ...

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Sky Movies to Screen Soccer Film 'Believe' in First Day-and-Date Offer for Subs

Hollywood Reporter: LONDON – U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB's Sky Movies subscription service will premiere soccer film Believe ‎on Friday, the same day the movie debuts in British theaters. The day-and-date release in cinemas and on Sky Movies is a first for the subscription TV ...

The 5 Summer Movies WSJ's Film Critic Thinks You Should See

It is well over halfway through summer-movie season, and it's shaping up to be a rough one at the American box office. Revenue is down more than 20 percent compared to last summer, and Hollywood is facing its worst slump in eight years. However, all is ...

5 things Hollywood learned about Latino moviegoers this summer

Summer films like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Godzilla and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are meant to capitalize on the appetites of young, mostly male audiences, but it turns out that Latina movie lovers headed to the movies more this ...

50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 1: The Mainstream

The Mary Sue: We talk a lot on The Mary Sue about the “celluloid ceiling,” or the underrepresentation of women in Hollywood both behind and in front of the camera. While women constituted over half of those who bought movie tickets in 2013 (and are a pretty sizable ...

Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' List Of Top Earning Actors With $75m Take

Hollywood is increasingly in the business of making movies with disposable actors -- performers who are almost interchangeable and easily replaced. The special effects and bombastic action sequences required for the modern blockbuster cost many millions of dollars. Any money studios can save by casting less-famous actors is money that can go to the bottom line. And if those actors can be easily ...

Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid Moviegoers (Exclusive Study)

Hollywood fills the summer months with movies inspired by comic books, cartoons and frat parties. Yet the most avid moviegoers are neither male nor young: They are Hispanic women over the age of 25, according to research conducted exclusively for TheWrap by the market research firm C4. Its data indicates that Hispanic women over the age of 25 are the most frequent moviegoers of all. Hispanic ...

Aziz Ansari Rags on Transformers Movies on Twitter

If you aren’t terribly excited about Transformers: Age of Extinction, then you aren’t alone as Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is less than enthusiastic about the fourth Transformers flick as well. Maybe you’ve vented about Hollywood putting out yet …

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Easily One Of The Summer's Best Movies

Business Insider: Compared to Tony Stark, Captain America, and the Hulk, you probably haven't heard of the alien team that was first introduced to Marvel comics in 1969 until recently. Business Insider attended a screening of the new movie Wednesday before its in ...

The worst movies starring Forbes's highest-paid actors of 2014

Washington Post: Forbes released its list of the “Hollywood's Highest Paid Actors” of 2014 this week. Let's end the suspense: The actors, from highest paid on down, are Robert Downey Jr., Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. “The Rock,” Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris ...

Marvel continues its big screen dominance with five new movies planned

Tech Times: In the move, the studio has announced five major release dates for films through 2019, filling the schedule with two untitled movies in 2017, two in 2018 and one in 2019. Before this announcement, the studio already had release dates for "Avengers: Age ...

A Brief History of Motion-Capture in the Movies

IGN: In 1937, the company released their first feature-length movie, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, which was animated by shooting actors playing out the parts and then tracing over the motion they provided. It was a smash hit, and Disney used rotoscoping ...

Marvel announces five new movies release dates

Fans of Marvel movies will be delighted to learn that the comics giant has announced dates for five new film releases.

ENTERTAINMENT BIZ UNDER FIRE – STUDY HITS DRUG USE IN FILMS, MUSIC

A report by two government agencies released yesterday sounds the alarm about the depiction of drugs in movies and popular songs – like that 98 percent of movies show characters...

A Viewer's Guide to Weekend Movies: All The Apes Love Sandy Bullock

What about Sandra Bullock, how do you feel about her? Good! Because Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is great. Our David Sims calls it “a robustly-told story of our sad tendency to escalate towards violence, even when armed with all our supposed intelligence.” It’s the only wide release this week – reminiscent of Transformers: Age of Extinction’s solo show at the box office two weeks ago.

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The shameful secret behind the popularity of spy movies

The Week Magazine: Moviegoers love spies. James Bond is probably the most successful franchise in history. And when you consider all the spinoffs, descendants, books, television shows, and media-spanning imitators, it's probably fair to say that spying is one of the top ...

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Ranking the Planet of the Apes Movies

IGN: Some claim Jaws was the first summer blockbuster. Or maybe Star Wars because of the marketing craze it inspired and global phenomenon it became. But Planet of the Apes was the true original – a high-concept, sci-fi feature that was unleashed on an ...

The Weekend Warrior: The Purge: Anarchy, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Sex Tape

July motors along with three very different movies trying to dethrone last week's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes . Honestly, all three new movies have the potential to open with over $30 million as they will divide audiences fairly evenly by age and gender, the only question being whether having such a divisive effect on moviegoers might end up hurting all three movies, keeping them from ...

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VA man says he got bedbugs at movies

WFSB: A Virginia man said he got more than he paid for when he went to the movies with his daughters and claims there were bedbugs in the movie theater. Now he's not happy because he says the theater has done nothing to get rid of the pests. "We're here to ...

How to Survive a Zombie Outbreak According to the Movies

Indie Wire: Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with DIRECTV and the zombie comedy, LIFE AFTER BETH, which is available exclusively on DIRECTV. Each and every zombie movie seems to add its own flourish to the preexisting mythology. Sometimes ...

7 Ways to Go to the Movies for Free

According to The Wall Street Journal, the average cost of a movie ticket was $8.13 by the end of 2013. This can be as simple as Tip No. 1: Join the rewards program at your theater of choice. Among the theater chains that offer rewards are Regal Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Wehrenberg Theatres and Regency Theatres. Sites like gofobo, Wild About Movies, AdvanceScreenings.com and ...

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