Woody Allen Goes Digital With Vittorio Storaro In Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE – Acclaimed filmmaker Woody Allen gives off the impression that he is not one to accept change very quickly, or even willingly. Almost all of Allen’s films open with short, simple credits featuring white text on a black…

Another Future of Film

Digital Hollywood’s Future of Film conference found new angles on the topic of what’s in store for movies in the age of VR, HDR and Netflix….

“Spotlight” Shines At 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

Open Road’s independent biographical drama “Spotlight” has a few more prizes to place on its mantle next to the Best Picture Oscar it took home earlier this year. The Tom McCarthy film picked up two trophies at the Golden Trailer…

CJ @ CinemaCon: International Keynotes Highlight Growing Global Industry

Each year before CinemaCon officially gets underway, the show’s organizers hold a day of seminars and panels focused on the international marketplace. Appropriately dubbed International Day, in the five years since the annual convention first started being held, the international…

Ang Lee Just Invented a New Form of Cinema

NAB2016 saw a demo “Billy Flynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in 120fps 3D 4K. It was like nothing witnessed before. Afterwards the film’s director Ang Lee spoke about pushing the limits of cinema….

CJ @ CinemaCon: Interview with Carmike Cinemas CEO David Passman

When CinemaCon officially opens on Tuesday April 12th with the “State of the Industry” presentation, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will bestow the 2016 NATO Marquee Award upon David Passman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carmike Cinemas,…

CJ @ CinemaCon: Interview with Phil Groves of IMAX

On Monday, April 11th CinemaCon will award Phil Groves from IMAX the CinemaCon Passepartout Award during the International Day luncheon at the annual trade show in Las Vegas. The award is presented each year to an industry executive who has…

China Box Office Fraud – Too Big To Ignore

Major box office fraud appears to be behind the success of martial arts blockbuster “Ip Man 3” with Chinese media and authorities finally tackling the well known problem. …

Are Movies Getting Longer?

Are movies getting longer? Stephen Follows crunches the numbers and analyses which genres, what directors and whether films are really do stretch on forever. …

Movio Knows What Women Want (in Cinema)

Movio is the data analytics company that understands movie going pattern based on analysis of vast amounts of cinema data. This is what they found for an under-served audience. …

The Force of Dolby Cinema

CJ Flynn goes behind the scenes at the AMC Dolby Cinema in Burbank to bring us his unparalleled analysis of the next generation movie-going experience….

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 21 January 2016

India – Could the Indian box office boom be undermined by single screen cinema closing faster than multiplexes are adding new screens? Like the PVR five-screen cinema at Grand Mall in Chennai’s Velachery, there are dozens of multiplexes across India ready…

How Sustainable Is The Chinese Cinema Market?

In 2011 the average ticket price in China was CNY ¥ (USD $5.62) but by 2015 this had fallen to nearly CNY ¥35 (USD $5.32) despite the growth of Imax and premium screens and the increase in cinema ticket prices…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 15 January 2016

Europe – 2016 was a pretty good year at the European box office, with the feel good of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” at the end of the year masking some spectacular flops (remember “Fant4stic 4”?), some troubling attendance figures…

Cinema City Offers ‘Unlimited’ Ticket in Poland

Cinema City launched its ‘Unlimited’ ticket in Poland on 1 December. Priced at PLZ 42 (USD $10.39) for its cinemas outside Warsaw and PLZ 49 (USD $12.12) for its cinemas in Warsaw. The ticket is not valid for special events…

CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 23 May 2016

Cinemaxx Junior, Odeon rumours, Cannes digital, Cineworld Tesco £2 deal, Danish cinema boom, DCM Awards, Rhodes’ Vox ThEATre, Showcase expansion and Sleepover Cinema….

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 20 May 2016

Cinemark not guilty, Paris cine gun scare, outdoor cinema in Leeds, Paris & Indy500, ‘indecent act’ arrest, sugar tax cinema death, Vainglory eSport in Ion, Alamo in booze-free zone, Belga multiplex and an Imaxshift cycling studio (yes, really)….

CJ Cinema Digest – Wednesday 18 May 2016

Cine price war in New Zealand, price Dublin tickets, CNC accord, Vista-Jinyi deal, Carnival’s 1,000 screens (again), ECCO & ICTA @ CineEurope, Kabuki Cinema, Japan recliners, Newcastle roof-top cinema, JC Cinemas, Campbell 16 closes and Stephen Follows’ Guide to Cannes. …

Jarmusch Gets Poetic About Moviegoing With “Paterson”

There is a scene in “Paterson“, the latest narrative feature from filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, in which the main character and his eccentric wife head to the movies to see, naturally, a black and white adventure horror film from 1932 titled…

CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 16 May 2016

Alibaba ticketing worth $2bn, India cinema deaths, Ballantyne overhaul, PVR piracy trace, FilmExpoGroup website re-launch, Live Cinema Conference streams, Overwatch globally and dog cinema….

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 13 May 2016

Cineplex’s €25/25 days, 9 Oct Euro Art Cine Day, Ymagis Q1, ICTA screen awards, 3 month window means ‘death’ in Germany, Rio strike, Screenvision connects, goodbye Marble Arch and something in the cinema …