AMC Theatre’s bizarre path to solvency during the pandemic

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-reddit-renegades-helped-theater-giant-amc-avoid-a-tragic-ending-11614358803? How Reddit Renegades Helped Theater Giant AMC Avoid a Tragic Ending The world’s largest chain of cinemas found some unlikely allies in its quest to stay afloat through the pandemic By Alexander Gladstone Updated Feb. 26, 2021 4:40 pm ET A frenzied rally that began with videogame retailer GameStop Corp. GME +17.33% boosted the fortunes of the world’s largest movie … Continue reading AMC Theatre’s bizarre path to solvency during the pandemic

Lincoln Center opening new forms of outdoor entertainment for NYC

http://www.westsiderag.com/2021/02/27/lincoln-center-to-start-holding-outdoor-events-with-a-unique-format Lincoln Center to Start Holding Outdoor Events With a Unique Format Posted on February 27, 2021 at 12:12 pm by West Sider Illustration by Ceylan A. Sahin Eker. The biggest performance spaces at Lincoln Center won’t be holding indoor performances until at least the Fall, but the performing arts center will be holding shows … Continue reading Lincoln Center opening new forms of outdoor entertainment for NYC

Movies that help us understand the worlds of dementia and Alzheimer’s

How Movies like ‘The Father’ Helped Me Understand My Mother’s Alzheimer’s After avoiding dementia dramas, a writer finds new perspectives in a spate of films exploring the disease in unconventional ways. Anthony Hopkins as Anthony in 'The Father,' a drama that uses mystery to help audiences identify with a man suffering from dementia. SONY PICTURES CLASSICSSHARE … Continue reading Movies that help us understand the worlds of dementia and Alzheimer’s

Ideas for great viewing based on likely winners of the Golden Globes

his is a terrific list for choosing the movies and TV series that are probably worth your time. The Golden Globes 2/28, 8pm EST, will be hosted by the team of tina fey and amy poehler on NBC. It won't be done in the usual way, but it could be fun. Keep reading beyond the … Continue reading Ideas for great viewing based on likely winners of the Golden Globes

Good news about a book I loved from the makers of “Game of Thrones”

From the Washington Post's latest "Book Club" email. Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, Calif. (Ron Charles/The Washington Post); W. W. Norton David Benioff and D.B. Weiss brought to life some towering creatures when they adapted “Game of Thrones” for HBO, but now they’re tackling some real giants. Their new project is adapting Richard Powers’s … Continue reading Good news about a book I loved from the makers of “Game of Thrones”

Movie theaters opening up in NYC

Movie Theaters Will Be Allowed to Reopen on March 5, But Not Every UWS Theater Will Posted on February 23, 2021 at 6:39 pm by West Sider AMC Lincoln Square on 68th Street. Gov. Cuomo announced this week that movie theaters will be allowed to reopen on March 5 at 25% capacity, with no more … Continue reading Movie theaters opening up in NYC

Want to learn more about movies? Shameless plug for New Plaza Cinema’s programs

I do quite a bit of volunteer work for an organization named New Plaza Cinema. We used to show independent and foreign movies at a nearby small venue that first flooded with a major water main break, but would have been closed anyway because of COVID. New Plaza Cinema offers bi-weekly, hosted Talk Backs about … Continue reading Want to learn more about movies? Shameless plug for New Plaza Cinema’s programs

“Nomadland” defies ageism and offers a story we haven’t heard

Chloe Zhao is a director who's willing to take her time with a topic and makes movies you won't forget. Please watch her earlier film "The Rider" which was nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. I expect this movie to be equally compelling. And, of course, I can't think of a … Continue reading “Nomadland” defies ageism and offers a story we haven’t heard

A virtual play set in Manhattan getting great reviews

https://www.westsiderag.com/2021/02/23/a-virtual-play-set-on-the-upper-west-side-is-winning-rave-reviews Posted on February 23, 2021 at 9:16 pm by West Sider By Elizabeth Sherwood Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side had its world premiere recently as part of Washington D.C.’s Round House Theatre’s 2020-2021 Reimagined Virtual Season. This taped one-woman show is one of four plays that comprise The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration … Continue reading A virtual play set in Manhattan getting great reviews

Scorsese on the future of the movie business

Scorsese Takes Aim at Streaming’s Lack of Curation and More: ‘Cinema Is Being Devalued by Content’ "We can’t depend on the movie business, such as it is, to take care of cinema," Scorsese writes in a new essay on Federico Fellini. Zack Sharf Feb 16, 2021 2:15 pm  @zsharf Martin Scorsese rails against the movie business … Continue reading Scorsese on the future of the movie business

Gerard Butler’s latest is collecting viewers on Netflix

Gerard Butler Has One Of The Most Popular Movies On Streaming By DOUG NORRIE | February 12, 2021 Gerard Butler has faced his share of emergencies and disasters on-screen throughout his career. Heck, he’s been part of almost uncountable Presidential assassination plots alone, having to navigate the world of domestic and international terrorism like other people wake up … Continue reading Gerard Butler’s latest is collecting viewers on Netflix