Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 12:07 PM EDT Sep 18, 2018 Here are the movies opening in the Memphis area this week, plus special screenings, Sept. 21-27. Opening Friday Assassination Nation (R, 110 min.) Spoiled amoral teens and other social-media obsessives lose their mind in what appears to be a merger of "Heathers" and "The Purge." Collierville Towne 16, Cordova, Paradiso. Fahrenheit 11/9 (R, 127) Twisting the title of his 2004 George W. Bush examination, "Fahrenheit 9/11," the latest documentary from director Michael Moore explores, according to its publicity, "the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the (hell) did we get here, and how the (hell) do we get out?" Collierville Towne 16, Forest Hill, Ridgeway Cinema Grill, Studio on the Square. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (PG, 104 min.) Director Eli Roth eschews his usual signature gore and sadism ("Hostel") for a family-friendly albeit spooky "Goosebumps"-esque tale about a young … [Read more...] about New movies in Memphis and special screenings, Sept. 21-27, 2018.
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The fall movie season has seemed indistinguishable from winter in recent years - filled with Academy Award contenders, thoughtful dramas and what seems like a shortage of masked serial killers running the streets. This time around, fall feels more like an extension of summer. While there is a nourishing helping of more artistic fare (see Carla Meyer’s fall indie movie preview), there are more crowd-pleasers than usual in 2018, as if Hollywood knows that we need to get our minds off a few things this year. The mainstream moviemaking is plentiful, and the topics are diverse, including a Freddie Mercury/Queen movie, true “Predator” and “Halloween” sequels, and what looks like a very entertaining Neil Armstrong biopic. A “Fantastic Beasts” follow-up and a romantic “A Star Is Born” remake are also coming. Here are the nine films we’re anticipating the most for fall, plus 15 more in 25 words or less. Our cutoff date is Nov. 16; … [Read more...] about Fall movies for the people: Escapist films rule during challenging times
Walt Disney Co. has prevailed in its effort to stop kiosk rental company Redbox from reselling digital download codes for new movies such as “Black Panther” – as long as they include the right fine print. United States District Judge Dean Pregerson this week granted Disney’s request for a preliminary injunction against Redbox, which has drawn the Burbank entertainment giant’s scorn by selling numerical codes that allow customers to download digital copies of its movies. Disney sued Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Redbox last year, accusing the company of contributing to copyright infringement and breach of contract by selling codes for such films as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Redbox, which has a history of clashing with studios because of its cheap rentals, does not have a licensing agreement with the studio. To get around that issue, Redbox acquired the digital download codes by buying DVD and Blu-ray … [Read more...] about Disney wins a round in its suit against Redbox
Raise a hand if you’ve read this before: A major Hollywood studio plans to turn the epic story of Kamehameha the Great into a major motion picture with Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson in the lead role. ASSOCIATED PRESS Dwayne Johnson attended the Los Angeles premiere of “Central Intelligence” at the Regency Village Theater in 2016. Johnson announced on Instagram today that he will play King Kamehameha in Warner Brothers and New Line’s upcoming film, “The King.” Raise a hand if you’ve read this before: A major Hollywood studio plans to turn the epic story of Kamehameha the Great into a major motion picture with Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson in the lead role. The latest development in the long and tortuous effort to bring Hawaii’s most famous alii to the big screen broke on today when Johnson announced on Instagram that he would assume the lead role in Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s upcoming film, … [Read more...] about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to play Kamehameha in new movie
Alex Biese Asbury Park Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 Marc Turtletaub's path to the big screen was anything but typical. Before he was an Oscar-nominated filmmaker with a new movie, "Puzzle," in theaters this weekend, Turtletaub — born in Lakewood, raised in Perth Amboy and Woodbridge — was the president and chief executive officer of mortgage lender the Money Store. The Money Store, now based in Florham Park, was founded by Turtletaub's father, Alan. Marc Turtletab resigned from his position at the Money Store in 1999, and then decided to pursue his lifelong passion for storytelling. "I was that kid who wrote a newspaper out and passed it out to the neighbors growing up, and then after I got out of school I was a journalist for six years," said Turtletaub. "I was always a storyteller, and then somewhere along the line I entered into a family business and did that for a number of years. But I think in my soul I was … [Read more...] about From the Money Store to making movies: How a Lakewood native got to Hollywood