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‘Smokey And The Bandit’ Returns To AMC Theatres As A Burt Reynolds Homage

Add AMC Theatres to the list of entertainment outlets that are honoring actor Burt Reynolds, who died on Thursday at age 82. The chain will screen Reynolds’s classic Smokey and the Bandit at 240 AMC locations from Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Thursday, Sept. 20.  Ticket prices will be $5 or lower, depending on the location, in honor of the 40-year-old film. Tickets should be on sale at participating locations by the end of the weekend. Smokey and the Bandit was a 1977… Read

Film

‘Okja’ Director Hopes Netflix Controversy Becomes A “Signal Flare” In Establishing New Rules On Day-And-Date Streaming

Bong Joon-Ho, the South Korean director whose film Okja was the subject of much controversy at the Cannes Film Festival last month, has said that he hopes the debate following the film will become a "signal flare" in establishing new rules for similar films. According to the Yonhap News Agency, Bong told journalists at a press junket in Seoul on Wednesday that he fully understood both sides of the controversy, which has seen South Korea's three largest exhibitors – CJ… Read

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige On Industry’s Push For Shortened Theatrical Windows: Loss Of Big Screen Experience “Would Be Pretty Sad”

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“I prefer to watch movies in a theater with a lot of people, and the loss of that experience would be pretty sad,” Marvel president Kevin Feige said during a media press tour of the comic book studio, “The movies we make are best enjoyed on a big screen with a crowd.” Feige’s statement Monday arose when he was asked his thoughts on the major studios’ push for a high-end PVOD window that potentially could encroach on theatrical windows. While the other majors such as… Read