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Movie theaters are renegotiating a decades-old arrangement with studios to ensure their survival

In another sign pointing toward where Hollywood is headed, Universal Pictures agreed to a deal with Cinemark—the second-biggest movie theater chain in the US—to drastically shorten the time a film plays exclusively in theaters before it can be watched at home. The deal comes four months after Universal struck a similarly historic pact with AMC…

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‘Alien’ movie fan recreates spaceship for $13K

“Alien,” the movie franchise that began in 1979, has spawned six sci-fi films — and now, one out-of-this-world recreation. Take a tour of superfan Luis Escribano’s “Alien”-inspired set built inside a storage unit in Barcelona, Spain. Subscribe to our YouTube!

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What Is The Scariest Movie Ever? Well, Science Now Has An Answer To That Question

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 24: Actress Maika Monroe from “It Follows” poses for a portrait at the … [+] Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald’s McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Getty Images For years and years—spanning Halloween season…

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How much did it cost to rent a movie at the first VHS rental store in 1977?

$50-$100 in membership fees and then $10 per video per day $10 per video per week and $50 for every week it was late $25 per video per day, $50 for three days, $100 for a week $500 annual membership fee for the ability to rent one video a week Correct Answer: $50-$100 in membership…

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Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning Oct. 23 with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. Theaters in New York City aren’t included, and counties must have a positivity rate below 2% on a 14-day average and have no “cluster zones.”…

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The Roku Channel free movie streaming app launches on Amazon Fire TV

Home entertainment company Roku has announced that its ‘The Roku Channel’ streaming app is now available on Fire TV devices, a somewhat surprising expansion of the app that was originally limited to only Roku devices. Roku first expanded the streaming platform to desktop and mobile browsers, and most recently it launched a standalone Roku Channel…

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Movie industry in shambles for foreseeable future

Any hope that blockbuster hits would return to the big screen this year have been shattered in the past week. Driving the news: Cineworld, the parent company of Regal Cinemas, on Monday said it would be temporarily closing all of its 663 theaters in the U.S. and the U.K. In doing so, it cited that…

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The Biggest Movie Mindf*ck of the Year

Heir to cinema’s body-horror throne, writer/director Brandon Cronenberg triumphantly follows in dad David’s footsteps with Possessor, a grandly gruesome sci-fi nightmare that traces the blurry line between the psychological and the corporeal, the real and the imagined, and the authentic and the affected. Coming on the heels of his prior 2012 Antiviral, it heralds Cronenberg…

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The Witches movie will skip theaters in favor of HBO Max release

The Witches, the latest movie inspired by the classic Roald Dahl children’s book (not to be mistaken with the 1990 movie), is the latest flick to skip theaters in favor of a home streaming release. The reason is exactly what you expect: the pandemic has tossed the movie industry into chaos, resulting in many delayed…