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KingBiscuits commented about Enjoy 'Iron Man 2' on May 7 by avoiding "Fake IMAX" on May 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm

DreamWorks has signed on a distribution deal with Disney which allows them to handle theatrical, DVD and cable rights on most films (DreamWorks Animation will remain distributed by Paramount and keep its pay cable deal with HBO though since it is treated as a separate entity). When Disney extended their deal with Starz through 2015, DreamWorks titles were offered separately or together. Starz passed on the DreamWorks titles and DreamWorks instead signed with Showtime (their HBO deal ends when Paramount releases the last of the titles from that deal). In short, Disney will be splitting its output between Starz and Showtime. Showtime will get the DreamWorks titles (such as I Am Number Four, War Horse and Real Steel) while Starz will run the Disney, Pixar and Touchstone titles.

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KingBiscuits commented about Enjoy 'Iron Man 2' on May 7 by avoiding "Fake IMAX" on May 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Showtime did just get airing rights to DreamWorks films (which Starz turned down as they didn’t have enough money to get Disney and DreamWorks together) so it’s not all bad.

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KingBiscuits commented about Former Red Bridge Theater in Kansas City, MO gets makeover, new name on May 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I would hate to see the Glenwood Arts close.

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KingBiscuits commented about Enjoy 'Iron Man 2' on May 7 by avoiding "Fake IMAX" on May 5, 2010 at 1:30 am

Epix does indeed hold the rights to Iron Man and Indiana Jones. In fact, those were two of the three movies that aired at launch point (the other one was Cloverfield).

A list of 2010 wide release titles that will appear on Epix:
Daybreakers
The Spy Next Door
From Paris With Love
Shutter Island
She’s Out Of My League
Hot Tub Time Machine
Why Did I Get Married Too
Kick-Ass
Iron Man 2
Killers
The Last Airbender
Middle Men
The Expendables
The Last Exorcism
Warrior
Buried
Alpha and Omega
Jackass 3-D
Paranormal Activity 2
Saw VII
Morning Glory
The Next Three Days
Red Dawn
True Grit

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KingBiscuits commented about Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles on May 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I can’t think of any Southern-based chains that would even think of serving Pepsi. Many hardcore Southerners shun Pepsi as “being a product of the Yankee North” (despite the fact that Pepsi was invented in North Carolina, a Southern state).

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KingBiscuits commented about Movies at Pinellas Park on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

The theatre opened on October 18th, 1985 with Sweet Dreams, Better Off Dead, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Volunteers, Compromising Positions, Teen Wolf, The Backwoods Massacre, Weird Science, Silver Bullet, Marie and St. Elmo’s Fire as the opening engagements.

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KingBiscuits commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy in attendance sounds good.

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KingBiscuits commented about Nightclub proposed for former Cherryvale Mall theater on Apr 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I see that the promoter liked Bowfinger.

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KingBiscuits commented about Final Season for 'At the Movies' on Mar 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm

The latest news: Roger Ebert may make a return to television despite the loss of his voice (he has had a personalized voice synthiziser made for him though which duplicates the sound of his old voice, thanks to archived audio of Ebert before he was diagnosed with throat cancer).

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KingBiscuits commented about Historic Lido Theatre to screen "Clash of the Titans" in 3D! on Mar 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

3-D cropping can be distracting in a way. Most 3-D prints of Avatar were matted and some effects were reduced as a result.

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KingBiscuits commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I was watching Police Squad this week and noticed the the title screen has footage of Broadway (probably 1960’s stock footage). The Rivoli and a few other theatres appear.

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KingBiscuits commented about Bow Tie Cinemas will use Technicolor's non-digital 3D projection system on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I can’t see this working due to the silver screen installation. Also, it seems like a step back in terms of technological advances.

It might work for second runs and reissues of older movies but otherwise, it will probably fail.

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KingBiscuits commented about 777 Theatre on Feb 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

The theatre’s marquee made a brief appearance through a recreation in last year’s Watchmen (which is set in 1985).

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KingBiscuits commented about The iPhone Palace on Feb 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Some of you guys are taking this way too seriously. The people who did this were just having fun and it is a good model after all.

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KingBiscuits commented about Hollywood pushing dates of movies on DVD shorter on Feb 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Disney is shortening the window on Alice in Wonderland because they want to debut its new video-on-demand service with it. That’s understandable but why get it on VOD when a monthly Netflix subscription is cheaper?

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KingBiscuits commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

The Crazies will be the next D-Box release. However, it looks to be playing as a moveover on the format as Arclight is selling tickets for it at midnight.

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KingBiscuits commented about Hollywood pushing dates of movies on DVD shorter on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

A few years back, France tried to protest shorter windows by having theatres not run Night At The Museum. This didn’t work mainly because Night At The Museum was a big moneymaker and the theatres wanted the additional coin.

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KingBiscuits commented about Avatar in 4D...only in Korea!!! on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Nothing says ultimate experience like the smell of trees.

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KingBiscuits commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Feb 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

The Arclight runs a lot of indie titles also.

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KingBiscuits commented about River Oaks Theatre on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

2010 Suggestions:

1/15 The Book Of Eli
1/29 Edge Of Darkness
2/5 Dear John
2/12 Valentine’s Day
2/19 Shutter Island
2/26 The Crazies
3/5 Alice In Wonderland
3/26 How To Train Your Dragon
4/16 Kick-Ass
4/23 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
4/30 A Nightmare On Elm Street
5/7 Iron Man 2
5/21 Shrek Forever After
6/4 The Losers
6/11 The A-Team
6/18 Toy Story 3
6/30 Eclipse

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KingBiscuits commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

That’s not really news, Fencsak. They also listed the UA East 85th Street in the same ad.

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KingBiscuits commented about Cape West 14 Cine' on Feb 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Opening engagements:

Air Force One (on three screens)
Good Burger
Ulee’s Gold
Nothing To Lose (moveover from the West Park 4)
Contact (moveover from the West Park 4)
Out To Sea
Hercules (moveover from the West Park 4)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (moveover from the West Park 4)

I imagine that the other four screens opened later in the year.

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KingBiscuits commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Feb 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Looks like another 2012 case where Los Angeles gets the D-Box run later then.

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KingBiscuits commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 2, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Maybe it’s a special double bill for Oscar season (The Blind Side is up for Best Picture and Best Actress, Invictus is up for Best Actor).

Also, the posters for Clash Of The Titans and Hot Tub Time Machine are probably just for titles coming to the Chinese.