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AMC Entertainment, the nation’s largest theater chain, said Friday it’s awarding CEO Adam Aron and other executives “supplemental special incentive cash bonuses” to recognize the challenge they faced  steering the embattled company on a financial rollercoaster over the past pandemic year. Corporate associates and theatre management will also get special bonuses, with all payouts coming
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Sony Pictures Classics is set to release awards contender The Father in select New York and Los Angeles theaters today before expanding nationwide March 12 before landing on PVOD on March 26. That’s quite a theater-to-digital journey for the Florian Zeller-directed drama starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. The film, which premiered at Sundance in 2020,
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Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 Oscar winning animated film, Spirited Away (Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi), has been set for a stage production which will have its world premiere in Tokyo in 2022. This is the first-ever stage adaptation of the beloved movie and will be written and directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner and Honorary Associate
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It’s quite clear that we’ll get more Marvel series on Disney+ this year than arguably Star Wars series. At the top of the first Disney/Marvel TCA session, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige gave a brief rundown of the studio’s plans. March 5 reps the end of season one of WandaVision.  Then
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In a clear sign that Paramount is committed to theatrical, but still open to the future of streaming,  A Quiet Place Part II and Mission: Impossible 7 will go on the streaming service 45 days after their theatrical release dates. A Quiet Place Part II was originally scheduled to open on March 20 last year before Covid derailed
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Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos gets it; just like Disney CEO Bob Chapek gets it: You can’t have a successful streaming service without big theatrical event films. The two go hand-in-hand, so don’t try and muddy the waters. Big screen drives big franchises, which in turn drives streaming features and spinoff series. Exclaimed Gianopulos at
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Borderlands Will Be Written By Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin While his earlier career was filled with unremarkable blunders, including Senseless, Scary Movie 4, The Hangover Part II and III, Identity Thief, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, RocketMan (not the Elton John biopic), and Superhero Movie, which he also directed, Craig Mazin proved himself immensely with the accomplished
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Andra Day, the powerful singer and songwriter famous for “Rise Up,” is making her starring role debut in Lee Daniels’ The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. The United States Vs. Billie Holiday stars Andra Day as Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz singer. The FBI targeted Billie Holiday for using narcotics, but they ultimately wanted to
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EXCLUSIVE: In its first 24 hours after dropping on Feb. 17, the trailer for Disney’s edgy live-action feature Cruella about the famed 101 Dalmatians villainess drew a very notable 71M views per sources. That’s a very exceptional number for a trailer dropping during the pandemic, even beating the 24 hour trailer viewership figures of pre-Covid theatrical releases Maleficent: Mistress
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film Joe and Anthony Russo worked on, so they were understandably excited, so much so that they apparently brought many family members to set and stuck them in the film as extras. In a throwback post on the Russo Brothers’ Twitter, they’ve various members
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Chinese New Year movies continued to drive the global and international box office this weekend, after their astonishing Covid-era debuts last frame. Leaders last session, Detective Chinatown 3 and Hi Mom, both crossed the RMB 4B mark locally, with each at an estimated RMB 4.02B ($621M) cume through Sunday. This is after just 10 days
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