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For years, Regal Entertainment Group has been one of the theater industry’s biggest buyers. But on Monday, the world’s largest circuit announced that it was entertaining the idea of being a seller, signalling that the consolidation boom that Regal helped accelerate could potentially claim the company itself.
Coming on the heels of Netflix’s recent move into the movie business and following the worst summer for the exhibition industry in more than a decade, Regal’s proclamation that it will explore a sale comes at a time of opportunity and upheaval.
“This is a reference point in what can happen in a fast-evolving digital landscape,” said Tuna Amobi, equity analyst at S&P Capital Iq. “The confluence of events created that perfect storm for them to gain as much valuation as they possibly could. They want to step out when the drumbeat is still loud.”
Regal CEO Amy Miles »
- Brent Lang
The first round of HitFix's inaugural World Series of Monsters is over and your picks have taken the field. Beginning today you can vote for the Most Valuable Monster of this amazing team, but let's look at the results first shall we? Vampires (3rd Base) Dracula (Gary Oldman from "Bram Stoker's Dracula") took it with 22.24% of the vote. He beat David from "The Lost Boys" who had 20%. Swoony Vampires (Designated Hitter) In something of a shocker, Selene from the "Underworld" franchise blew away the competition with 30.67%. Very disappointing showing by the "Twilight" and "Vampire Diaries" fan bases. Demons (Catcher) Pennywise easily won this with 24.2% of the vote. Slightly unexpected. Serial Slashers (Shortstop) The legend, Freddy Krueger, took the starting spot with 28.26%. His closest competition? Michael Myers with 17%. And the once proud Jason Voorhees? Finished with just 12.8% which put him behind "Saw's" Jigsaw. Ouch. Killer Animals and Insects (Bullpen) A close »
- Gregory Ellwood
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is currently in production on his latest directorial feature, an untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks, but he’s concurrently prepping his next directorial effort, The Bfg. Spielberg committed to shooting the Cold War thriller and The Bfg back-to-back, and he is scheduled to begin filming the Roald Dahl adaptation in early 2015. As such, Spielberg is starting to put together his cast for the family adventure, and the first addition has been announced: Mark Rylance. Variety reports that the Tony Award-winning English actor will be filling the titular role of the Big Friendly Giant, though it’s unclear if his portrayal will involve prosthetics, motion-capture, or a mixture of the two. More on The Bfg movie after the jump. The story of The Bfg follows the titular giant, the Queen of England, and a young girl who all set out on an adventure to capture the evil, »
- Adam Chitwood
"The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger" is easily one of the craziest and most entertaining short films you will have watched in months. The film comes from director Michael Lukk Litwak, and it's a ridiculously epic action-packed romantic adventure! It's an all-around great flick, but one of the main things that I love about it are the dinosaurs that have freakin' lasers attached their heads! According to the director, the movie was “once described by a drunk person as ‘a cross between Blue Valentine and Jurassic Park.’” Buckle up broncos, because you're about to embark on a wildly insane ride! Enjoy!
Via: io9 »
- Joey Paur
As English-language versions of Godzilla went, Roland Emmerich's 1998 version didn't exactly set a high watermark. A movie that felt as though it was cobbled together in the wake of Jurassic Park's success, it fell far from the thought-provoking and poignant original, directed by Ishiro Honda in 1954, or even the increasingly goofy yet adorable sequels which followed.
Happily, Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla, released in time for the kaiju king's 60th birthday, is a far more fitting tribute to Japan's most famous giant monster. Viewing the movie again on its home release, it's interesting to note just how different it is from Guillermo del Toro's own kaiju movie Pacific Rim, which came out last year. Where Pacific Rim was a knowingly broad, camp sci-fi action film, with del Toro clearly revelling in childlike »
Directed by Gareth Edwards
The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Having torn up movie screens for 60 years, Godzilla is now a staple part of pop culture and an icon of the giant movie genre. Sadly however, he is perhaps best known outside of his homeland of Japan for the abysmal 1998 Roland Emmerich attempt to Westernise the King of the Monsters. Directed by a man who had no interest in the character or history, Emmerich’s Godzilla was more or less a rubbish remake of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms rather than a new beginning for The Big G. Thankfully, the reigns of the franchise have been handed to British director Gareth Edwards, a man who »
- Luke Owen
Four reviews for you today including Birdman, John Wick, Citizenfour and Force Majeure while we also dig into that $745 million reported budget for The Hobbit trilogy and discuss the budgets for filmed trilogies over time. We've got a few questions to get to, random asides, a large batch of games and we hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us »
- Brad Brevet
In recognition of the most influential filmmaker of our time, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures International Entertainment are giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win a collection of eight of his unforgettable films on Blu-ray™!
For the first time ever a collection of eight memorable films from three-time Academy Award® winner, Steven Spielberg, has been put together in the form of the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection which is Out Now. Don’t miss your chance to win this amazing collection.
Steven Spielberg’s distinguished career on the Universal backlot dates back more than 40 years. During this time Spielberg has directed an unprecedented number of critically-acclaimed films and box office hits, resulting in his status as one of most acclaimed directors in cinematic history.
- Phil Wheat
In May, visual effects guru Rick Baker (click here) finally released images of the aliens he designed for Night Skies, which was an unmade Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park") film. Though, it wasn't made it still had a heavy influence on the story and creature designs of Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). If you're not familiar with the fascinating story behind Night Skies I suggest you click on the link by Rick Baker's name. Below, is concept art that Empire recently published. These images were illustrated by Ed Verreaux with the intention of showing different versions of E.T.: The Extra - Terrestrial and the wide range of emotions the alien creature would have to perform. Ed also worked on: Empire of the Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Poltergeist. Re-live the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, »
30. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Scene: Coin Flip
There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »
- Joshua Gaul
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Timothy Anderson Releases His […]
- Peter Sciretta
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Super 80’s Kart […]
- Peter Sciretta
Jurassic Park is one of those movies that everybody likes. Nobody wants to associate with a person who doesn’t think Jurassic Park is one of the greatest things to have ever been created on this good Earth, because what kind of straight-minded person would think that? No person, that’s who. No Person.
Steven Spielberg helmed the first movie back in 1993, and thanks to a combination of awesome special effects, an amazing soundtrack (thank you John Williams) and badass characters (Jeff Goldblum, we’re looking at you), it has assured an immortal legacy (even though it did inspire two sort-of-naff sequels).
There’s been talk of Jurassic Park 4 ever since Jurassic Park 3 hit cinemas back in 2001, of course, and the project has been shelved a countless number of times ever since. But now Jurassic Park 4 is actually a thing, and shooting has started and everything, »
- Sam Hill
James Cameron, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan & Steven Spielberg. You’d be hard pressed to come up with five names who, over the past few decades, have build better worlds on the big screen. Avatar, Halloween, The Lord of the Rings, Inception and Jurassic Park are just the tip of the cinematic iceberg for […]
- Germain Lussier
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include one of the biggest superhero movies of the year, two very popular—and very different—cable TV series, a collection of Steven Spielberg films, a Ben Stiller comedy classic, and more. Briefly: X-Men: Days of Future Past Amazon Exclusive [Blu-ray + Exclusive] - $69.99 (46% off) X-Men: Days of Future Past [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital HD] - $22.99 (54% off) X-Men: Days of Future Past [Blu-ray] - $17.99 (55% off) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) - $19.99 (46% off) Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Jaws / E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial / Jurassic Park / The Lost World: Jurassic Park / Duel / The Sugarland Express / 1941 / Always) [Blu-ray] - $91.99 (54% off) Zoolander [Blu-ray] - $8.69 (42% off) Fargo Season One [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (50% off) Penny Dreadful: Season 1 [Blu-ray] - $27.99 (43% off)
- Adam Chitwood
What would Jurassic Park be without that iconic poster design? It seems so simple: take a circle, slap a rectangle over the top and let a dinosaur skeleton chill in the open space that remains. But somehow, circle + rectangle + dino skeleton = instant iconicism. There’s power in that odd, street sign-shaped design — so much so that every subsequent Jurassic Park film has been content to slap the logo on a solid color background and call it a day as far as poster marketing goes. (Sure, the original had all of these incredible John Alvin poster designs, but there’s a reason they went unused- in the end, the minimalist tease is so much more effective). And while we’ve seen a hint of what Jurassic World‘s dinocircle would look like — back when the film was first announced, it came with a cold metal update on the original icon — that wasn’t nearly its final form. Was »
- Adam Bellotto
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Star Wars Star Trek […]
- Peter Sciretta
Good news everybody! Jurassic Park is open for business! Or at least it’s good news if you are a velociraptor waiting for a feast.
Director Colin Trevorrow revealed the Jurassic World poster on his Twitter page yesterday, following his trend of releasing images and tidbits from the production on his social media accounts. Trevorrow tweeted the poster with #TheParkIsOpen.
The theme of the poster nicely echoes the logo-based poster from 1993 which featured the original red and black Jurassic Park symbol. The new poster also reflects the plot of Jurassic World which is said to focus on the re-branding of John Hammond’s dinosaur theme park several years after the dinos ran amok with Drs. Grant, Sattler, and Malcolm. The plot is rumoured to be about park operators upping the ante for blasé visitors who have become accustomed to the dinosaurs. Of course, coming up with something new and exciting »
- Rachel West
Manuel here bringing you a double dose of dino-related posters. Jurassic Park and Toy Story, two seminal early 90s smashes continue to make waves in 2014. This shouldn't be so surprising seeing as they both function as perfect metaphors for Hollywood, one premised on the ability to bring back to life the dead and forgotten, the other quite literally representing a world where our cherished toys get a big screen treatment.
Jurassic Park, as we know is headed for a splashy 2015 summer sequel. Word on Jurassic World has been quiet (give or take a couple of pics of Chris Pratt in a body-hugging Henley) but since we are only eight months away (!), it’s clear publicity for the film will start kicking into high gear. This is necessary as they’ll be busy dropping plot hints and opening dates and casting rumors for the inevitable sequel by the time the film is actually in theaters. »
- Manuel Betancourt
For a long time, it almost seemed as though the next sequel to Jurassic Park would never happen. With gradually diminishing returns from the previous two entries into the franchise (The Lost World and Jurassic Park III), prospects for Jurassic World were not the rosiest. But the film is finally going to see the light of day come June 12, and we now have our first glimpse of the ad campaign that will accompany it.
The first Jurassic World poster looks pretty much like the previous posters for Jurassic Park and its sequels: the famous logo, this time stripped of its color, looming at us out of a dark background. With the effective and simple tagline “The Park Is Open,” the poster does what it sets out to: make us excited to get back into that park.
Like the poster, the premise of Jurassic World is similar, but different, to its predecessors. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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