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Harry Potter and the Future of Day-and-Date Simultaneous IMAX/35mm Releases

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If Harry Potter sees a substantial bump in box office this weekend, could this be the end of same day 35mm/IMAX releases?

Notes from the Media Party Circuit at Comic-Con

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Even with the outsize parties, the 6000-person screenings and all the action in the expansive exhibition floor, there were smaller and equally memorable moments throughout the Con.

Preserving Family and Hollywood History: The Brothers Warner

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

"I realized my family's story would be better served if I did this as a documentary before any fictionalized accounts were put together."

The Week in Dodgy Cinema: Welcoming the Icky Orphan; Bumping the Ugly (Truth)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Orphan is actually a pretty good little B-movie thriller and most of its uncomfortable fun lies in Esther doing and saying increasingly psychotic things.

Huff Post Review: Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The newest DC Animated Universe feature, Green Lantern: First Flight, is a well-acted and crisply directed science fiction action adventure.

Harry Potter Exhibit At Museum of Science And Industry A Cash Cow For Warner Bros.

Reuters | Dan Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leave it to the Warner Bros. marketing team to get the last nickel out of Harry Potter, beyond the nearly $5 billion the films have grossed at the box...

In Hollywood, Nobody Still Knows Anything

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Swadley

It's both the frustration accompanying trying to work in this business and the hope that, as it always has, anything can happen.

Harry Potter 6/Transformers IMAX Overlap - Paramount Called Dibs on IMAX Before the Harry Potter Date Change

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This will not be the last turf war that is waged over IMAX screens, and the company is already taking steps to theoretically insure that there is plenty of IMAX for every studio's overbudgeted sequel.

Pixar Throws Down, with Up

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

Fifteen years since the release of Toy Story, Pixar has made it very clear that they would like to be considered a movie studio in the classic sense: their films all seem to illustrate a singular creative perspective.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

Review: Terminator Salvation (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Ironically, for a film that constantly opines about the strength of the human heart, the film lacks the very heart and soul that brought humanity to the first three pictures.

New Sherlock Holmes trailer... it's EXTREME!!!

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

A new bad-ass, bare-knuckle-brawling, Rachel McAdams-screwing Jude Law abusing, Tony Stark-quippy Sherlock Holmes!

11 Years After His Death, "New" Music From Frank Sinatra

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Three new releases, Live At The Meadowlands, My Way, and Classic Sinatra II should please hardcore fans and newbies alike.

Review: Watchmen (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The production is handsome, the acting is exceptional, and the special effects are mostly effective. But, at the end of the day, Watchmen is not an exciting story.

Blu Ray Review: Wonder Woman (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Exciting, funny, violent as hell, and displaying an almost angry feminist streak, Wonder Woman succeeds so well as a definitive origin story that it almost renders the eventual live-action movie a moot point.

Exclusive clip from Warner Bros' new animated film: Wonder Woman (coming to DVD and Blu Ray March 3rd)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

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Watchmen: Who's Watching The Watchmen?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Based on one of the most collected and memorable comic book runs in history, the movie Watchmen tries to be all things cosmic and ambiguously moral to all of us.

Odd Coincidence -- Two Infamous "Milk Carton" Movies to Be Released Today

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Today two notoriously delayed features, He's Just Not That Into You and Fanboys, are both finally being released after countless date changes.

A Review of Chandni Chowk to China

Melanie McGanney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melanie McGanney

An embodiment of all things Bollywood, director Nikhil Advani's Chandni Chowk to China interweaves singing, acrobatic dancing and kung fu into this effusive picaresque.

New York Times Watchmen Article Just Makes Stuff Up (For Fun?)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Nowhere on Earth does there exist any human that thinks that Watchmen is going to be an Oscar contender in 2009.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to Be Rated PG (Don't Panic, Muggles)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The new Harry Potter film has been rated PG for "scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality." Mild sensuality? Gosh, maybe I'll wait for the uncut "Too Hot for Muggles" edition.

Neutrality in Thought and Greed

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

How much does Hollywood influence politics? Despite all of the myths about communist-agitating actors, in the late 1930s and early 40s, caution and commerce trumped ideology.

Fox Wins, Warner Bros Loses In New "Watchmen" Ruling

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A Los Angeles federal judge has ruled that 20th Century Fox owns the distribution rights to "Watchmen," representing a setback for Warner Bros.' plans...

Bizarre Lawsuit: Batman, Turkey vs. Batman, the Movie

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harut Sassounian

The mayor of Batman, a small city in southeastern Turkey, is planning to sue Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight, and Warner Brothers studios for royalties.

Frank Sinatra on CD: Nothing But Nothing But The Best

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

No less than nine new Sinatra CDs have been issued in the last twelve months. The only problem is, seven of them are the the compilation Nothing But The Best.