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Which is the ultimate goal of movie theaters and multiplexes owners?

tuesday 19 may 2015 - 00:28

 

barco_at_cinemaconN.A.T.O.  (National Association of Theatre Owners) has hosted his annual event in which movie theaters and multiplexes owners so as professionals manufacturers in the entertainment fields, from all around the world, have thought about how to maintain their existing customers and ideally add new ones in an increasingly competitive entertainment environment.

 

The ultimate goal is to make movie theatres into entertainment centers filled with things no home theatre could ever provide. The question is how.

 

Designer, manufacturers and exhibitors are exploring new ways of working together and, in some cases, of outright partnership deals.

 

Alternative content has reached the point that veterans of that business were debating whether to call what they do alternative content or event cinema and whether that matters.

 

Interesting idea stood out giving a positive feeling about the state of the motion picture exhibition business:

 

  • ScreenX   (by CJ Group);

 

  • Philips LightVibes (by Philips and Light Vibes );
     
  • Dolby Cinema (by Dolby Cinema and AMC Auditoriums);
     
  • Cinecardz (by Arts Alliance Media and Highlands Technologies Solutions);
     
  • Barco Escape (by Barco and veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer );
  • Laser Projection Line (by Cinemeccanica and Xpander).
     

 

Sources:

Variety, Hollywood Report, Digital Cinema Report and Nick Dager.

 
 

The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival May 13 to 24 2015 will affect the box offices ?

saturday 16 may 2015 - 21:43

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The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is currently being held from

13 to 24 May 2015.  

Joel and Ethan Coen have been announced as the Presidents of the Jury for the main competition.

French actor Lambert Wilson has been announced as the host for the opening and closing ceremonies.

 

 

View the list of nominees ...

 

 

Candidates in the Section
Palme d'or :
 

-     Carol - Todd Haynes;

-     Chronic - Michel Franco;

-     Dheepan - Jacques Audiard;

-     Il racconto dei racconti (The tale of tales) - Matteo Garrone;

-     La loi du marché (A simple man) - Stéphane Brizé;

-     Louder than bombs - Joachim Trier;

-     Macbeth - Justin Kurzel;

-     Marguerite et Julien - Valérie Donzelli;

-     Mia madre - Nanni Moretti;

-     Mon roi - Maïwenn;

-     Nie Yinniang (The assassin) - Hou Hsiao Hsien;

-     Saul fia (The son of Saul) - László Nemes;

-     Shan He Gu Ren (Mountains may depart) - Jia Zhang-Ke;

-     Sicario - Denis Villeneuve;

-     The lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos;

-     The sea of trees - Gus van Sant;

-     Umimachi Diary (Our little sister) - Hirokazu Kore-Eda Hirokazu;

-     Valley of love - Guillaume Nicloux;

-     Youth - Paolo Sorrentino.

 

 

Candidates in the Section
Un certain regard:
 

-     An - Naomi Kawase;

-     Masaan - Neeraj Ghaywan;

-     Hrútar - Grímur Hákonarson;

-     Kishibe no tabi - Kurosawa Kiyoshi;

-     Je suis un soldat - Laurent Larivière;

-     Zvizdan - Dalibor Matanić;

-     Taklub - Brillante Mendoza;

-     The other side - Roberto Minervini;

-     Un etaj mai jos - Radu Muntean;

-     Mu-roe-han - Oh Seung-uk;

-     Las elegidas - David Pablos;

-     Nahid - Ida Panahandeh;

-     Comoara - Corneliu Porumboiu;

-     Alias Maria - José Luis Rugeles Gracia;

-     Chauthi koot - Gurvinder Singh;

-     Madonna - Shin Su-won;

-     Rak ti khon kaen - Apichatpong Weerasethakul;

-     Maryland - Alice Winocour;

-     Lamb - Yared Zeleke.

 

 

Candidates in the Section
Out of competition:
 

-     Irrational man - Woody Allen;

-     Inside out - Pete Docter;

-     Mad Max: fury road - George Miller;

-     The little prince - Mark Osborne;

-     Midnight Projections;

-     O piseu - Hong Won-Chan;

-     Amy - Asif Kapadia;

-     Love - Gaspar Noé.

 

 

Candidates in the Section
Special Screening :
 

-     Asphalte - Samuel Benchetrit;

-     Oka - Souleymane Cissé;

-     Une histoire de fou - Robert Guédiguian;

-     Hayored lema'ala - Elad Keidan;

-     A tale of love and darkness - Natalie Portman;

-     Amnesia - Barbet Schroeder;

-     Panama - Pavle Vuckovic.

 

 

Candidates in the Section
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs :
 

-     Film d'apertura: L'ombre des femmes - Philippe Garrel;

-     A perfect xay - Fernando León de Aranoa;

-     As mil e uma noites Volume 2, o desolado - Miguel Gomes;

-     Efterskalv - Magnus von Horn;

-     Green room - Jeremy Saulnier;

-     Les cowboys - Thomas Bidegain;

-     Peace to us in our dreams - Sharunas Bartas;

-     Allende mi abuelo Allende - Marcia Tambutti Allende;

-     As mil e uma noites - Volume 3, o encantado - Miguel Gomes;

-     El abrazo de la serpiente - Ciro Guerra;

-     Much loved - Nabil Ayouch;

-     Songs my brothers taught me - Chloé Zhao;

-     As mil e uma noites - Volume 1, o inquieto - Miguel Gomes;

-     Dope - Rick Famuyiwa;

-     Fatima - Philippe Faucon;

-     Le tout nouveau testament - Jaco Van Dormael;

-     Mustang - Deniz Gamze Ergüven;

-     Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse - Arnaud Desplechin.

 

 

Candidates in the Section
Short Films:
 

-     Waves '98 - Ely Dagher;

-     The guest - Shane Daniels;

-     Sali (Tuesday) - Ziya Demirel;

-     Le repas Dominical - Céline Devaux;

-     Love is blind - Dan Hodgson;

-     Ave Maria - Basil Khalil;

-     Copain - Jan Roosens, Raf Roosens;

-     Patriot - Eva Riley;

-     Presente imperfect - Iair Said.

 

 

 

 
 

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is currently being held from 13 to 24 May 2015.

thursday 14 may 2015 - 01:48

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movie theater and multiplexes box offices are prising "Fast and Furios 7"

thursday 07 may 2015 - 01:05

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Let us have a look:

-      Biggest domestic April debut of all time with $143.6 million (previous record-holder was "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" with $95 million).

-      Fourth largest global opening in history with $384 million (behind "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'" $483.2 million, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's" $394.4 million and "The Avengers'" $392.5 million debuts).

-      Biggest debut in franchise history (previous record-holder was "Fast & Furious 6″ with $97.4 million).

-      Biggest Easter opening in history (previous record-holder was "Clash of the Titans" with $61.2 million).

-      Biggest April Imax opening with $22 million globally (previous record-holder was "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" with $15.4 million).

 
 
The results of "Furious 7" in the box offices of multiplexes and cinema are impressive.
friday 01 may 2015 - 11:27

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In Fast and Furious 7, the group of Dominic Toretto will face Ian Shaw, the brother of Owen out for revenge. Shaw wants to avenge his brother's death and begins to hunt down the "family" of Dom Toretto. (As we learned from the last scene of the sixth installment of "The Fast and Furious", the London events cause the murder of Han by Deckard Shaw).

Therefore, the lives of Dominic Toretto and all the others, Roman, Tej, Letty, Brian and Mia, are in danger. Hobbs the police agent is also under fire, but a government official, who works in the shadows, is ready to provide Dominic and his team the tools and resources necessary to eliminate Shaw. To achieve this goal they must first free a mysterious hacker, who was kidnapped by a group of terrorists, who created a device capable of locating any individual in real time on the entire planet.

 
 
Cinema and Oscars 2015: who win for "Best Directing"?
thursday 09 april 2015 - 22:03

alejandro_inarritu 

 

 

 

Academy Award Nominations and Winners for the

Oscars 2015

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film achievements of 2014 which were presented in the Academy Awards

(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

 

The nominees were presented and prized in the ceremony on Oscar

Sunday, February 22, 2015,

at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

 

 

The Nominations for the Category Best Directing

were ...

 

Alejandro G. Inarritu - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ;

Richard Linklater - Boyhood ;

Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher ;

Wes Anderson  - The Grand Budapest Hotel ;

Morten Tyldum  - The Imitation Game .

 

 

The Winner for the Category Best Directing

is ...

 

Alejandro G. Inarritu - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

Film Synopsis

Best known to the public as Birdman, the superhero he once played in a series of films, Riggan Thomson hopes to reestablish himself as a serious actor by mounting his own dramatic production on Broadway. With his self-doubt hindering the project, Thomson also finds himself threatened by the presence of a high-profile, egoistical movie star in his cast.

 

Academy Awards History

Including his nominations this year for Directing and Original Screenplay for BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), this is the fifth Academy Award nomination for Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

He was previously nominated for:

BABEL (2006)

Nominee, Directing;

BABEL (2006)

Nominee, Best Picture.

 

About the winner

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer, known for Birdman (2014), Biutiful (2010), Babel (2006), 21 Grams (2003) and Amores perros (2000).

He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene, the best director award at Cannes.

His five feature films "Amores perros" (2000), "21 Grammi (2003), "Babel" (2006), "Biutiful" (2010) e Birdman (2014) have garnered wide acclaim and numerous accolades.

 

 
 
Cinema and Oscars 2015: who won for "Best Costume Design"?
tuesday 07 april 2015 - 11:14

milena_canonero 

 

Academy Award Nominations and Winners for the

Oscars 2015

 

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film achievements of 2014 which were presented in the Academy Awards

(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

 

The nominees were presented and prized in the ceremony on Oscar

Sunday, February 22, 2015,

at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

 

 

The Nominations for the Category

 Costume Design

were...

                  

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milena Cornero;

Inherent Vice - Mark Bridges;

Into the Woods - Colleen Atwood;

Maleficent - Anna B. Sheppard;

Mr. Turner - Jaqueline Durran;

 

 

The Winner for the Category

 Costume Design

is ...

 

Milena Canonero - The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

 

Film Synopsis

As the owner of a once-luxurious Alpine hotel relates its history to a visiting writer, he describes his youth as a lobby boy at the Grand Budapest, where he was the protégé of the hotel's concierge, Monsieur Gustave. Gustave runs the five-star establishment with panache and an iron fist, while also offering his services as a lover to the older, wealthy women guests.

 

 

Academy Awards History

This is the ninth Academy Award nomination for Milena Canonero.

She was previously nominated for:

 

MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) - Winner, Costume Design

 

THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE (2001) - Nominee, Costume Design

 

TITUS (1999) - Nominee, Costume Design

 

DICK TRACY (1990) - Nominee, Costume Design

 

TUCKER THE MAN AND HIS DREAM (1988) - Nominee, Costume Design

 

OUT OF AFRICA (1985) - Nominee, Costume Design

 

CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) - Winner, Costume Design

 

BARRY LYNDON (1975) - Winner, Costume Design

 

The winner

 Milena Canonero 

 
 
Cinema and Oscars 2015: who win for the "Best Cinematography" ?
thursday 02 april 2015 - 09:58

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 Emmanuel Lubezki receive the OSCAR

 

Academy Award Nominations and Winners for the

Oscars 2015

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film achievements of 2014 which were presented in the Academy Awards

(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

 

The nominees were presented and prized in the ceremony on Oscar

Sunday, February 22, 2015,

at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

 

The Nominations for the Category

 Best Cinematography

were...

                  

Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman or The Unexpected  Virtue of Ignorance;

Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel;

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski - Ida;

Dick Pope - Mr. Turner;

Roger Deakins - Unbroken.

 

 

The Winner for the Category

Best  Cinematography

is ...

 

 Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman or The Unexpected  Virtue of Ignorance.

 

 

Film Synopsis

Best known to the public as Birdman, the superhero he once played in a series of films, Riggan Thomson hopes to reestablish himself as a serious actor by mounting his own dramatic production on Broadway. With his self-doubt hindering the project, Thomson also finds himself threatened by the presence of a high-profile, egoistical movie star in his cast.

 

 

Academy Awards History

This is the sixth Academy Award nominations for:

THE LITTLE PRINCESS (1995);

SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999);

THE NEW WORLD (2005);

THE TREE OF LIFE (2011);

CHILDREN OF MEN (2006);

GRAVITY (2013) which gived him the OSCAR;

BIRDMAN (2014) which gived him the OSCAR.

 

The winner

Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern, (Mexico City, 1964), is a Mexican cinematographer. Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and televiion productions in the late 1980s, with the cul series "La Hora Marcada" (1986). Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. The two have been friends since they were teenagers and attended the same film school at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Together they have worked on six motion pictures. His work with Cuarón on "Children of Men" (2006), has received universal acclaim.

Lubezki received further acclaim for his work on Cuarón's "Gravity". He won

consecutive Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for his work on Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" and Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman".

 

 

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Who is the winner by the Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars in the category : "Best Animated Feature Film" ?
monday 30 march 2015 - 00:52

roy_conlidon_hallchris_williams

Academy Award Nominations and Winners for the

Oscars 2015

 

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film achievements of 2014 which were presented in the Academy Awards

(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

 

The nominees were presented and prized in the ceremony on Oscar

Sunday, February 22, 2015,

at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

 

The Nominations for the Category

 Best Animated Feature Film

were...

                  

Big Hero 6 - Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli;

The Boxtrolls - Anthony Stacchi, Grajam Annable and Travis Knight;

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold;

Song of the Sea - Tom Moore and pal Young;

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura.

 

 

The Winner for the Category

Best Animated Feature Film

is ...

  

Big Hero 6 - Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli -

 

 

Film Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old science prodigy Hiro spends his time developing fighting robots for underground competitions until his older brother introduces him to an eccentric group of young inventors. When the talented misfits band together to fight a dangerous villain, they gain an unlikely ally: a gentle healthcare bot named Baymax.

 

Academy Awards History

These are the first Academy Award nominations for Don Hall e Roy Conli.

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Chris Williams. He was previously nominated for:

BOLT (2008)

Nominee, Animated Feature Film

 

The winner

Big Hero6 is a  2014 american 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Big Hero6 is the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters, whose parent comapny was aquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009. Walt Disney Animation Studios created new software tecnology to produce the film's animated visuals.

 

 

 

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CInema and Oscars 2015: who is the "Best actress in a supporting role"?
friday 27 march 2015 - 10:33

patriciaarquette 

Academy Award Nominations and Winners for the

Oscars 2015

 

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film achievements of 2014 which were presented in the Academy Awards

(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

 

The nominees were presented and prized in the ceremony on Oscar

Sunday, February 22, 2015,

at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

 

The Nominations for the Category

 Best Actress in a supporting role

were...

                  

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood;

Laura Dern - Wild;

Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game;

Emma Stone - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance);

Meryl Streep - Into the Woods.

 

 

The Winner for the Category

Best Actress in a supporting role 

is ...

 

 Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

 

Film Synopsis

Patricia Arquette portrays a divorced mother struggling to make a life for herself and her two children.

 

Academy Awards History

This is her first Academy Award Nomination

 

The winner

Patricia Arquette (Chicago, April 8, 1968) is an American actress.

On television, she played real life Allison DuBois, in the supernatural drama series Medium for seven seasons (2005-11) for which she received three Golden Globe nominations, two Emmy Awards nominations and winning the Emmy Award for outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama in 2005.

 

She began to become famous in the '90th with Sean Penn's "The Indian Runner" (1991), Tony Scott's "True Romance" (1993), David Lynch's "Lost Highway" (1997) and Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999) with the ex-husband Nicholas Cage.

 

 

 

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