This Month's Issue:
and comedy icon Frank Oz talks about his first thriller and collaborating
with the likes of Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Marlon Brando.
The frustration U.S. exhibitors feel over short theatrical-release-to-video-release
windows is felt even more keenly by their overseas counterparts.
Revealing the Magic
New York University humanities
professor Richard Brown talks about the magic of celebrities, motion
pictures and the moviegoing experience.
What's hot according to buyers and critics.
Cinema owners who joined up.
Movies ranked by grosses.
Coming movies ordered by date of bow.
Why films are classified as they are.
A calendar of industry happenings.
the President's Desk
John Fithian quotes Eisenhower, Franklin, Hutcheson and even George
Lucas as he extols the virtues of solidarity.
launches 30 screens in the South, GameWorks plans its first moviehouse
and a marketing vet joins in the Celebration!
Michael Karagosian warns that, if exhibs
are not careful, digital cinema distributors could usurp control of
News from France, South Korea, Germany, Australia,
Greece, Switzerland, Hungary, Malaysia, Russia and Taiwan.
"American Pie 2," "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion,"
Ghosts of Mars," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "Vengo,"
Belinda Judson discusses the importance of readiness when local legislators
take to their warpaths.
The principals who brought us "A.I." move on to new movies
with Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and others.
wins a major court
battle on wheelchair seating; the FTC issues its follow-up
report on media violence.
"Get Over It"
establishes the viability of pure cyan dye tracks; TASA again reduces
the maximum for trailer volume.
Millard Ochs reveals the blockbuster he's never seen. frustration with
co-op advertising and a fascination with the deep.