BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Alamo Drafthouse feels the need for Cruise! They're celebrating Tom Cruise's extensive body of work with an event called "Cruise Control," a mystery marathon of five Tom Cruise films on 35mm. It's set to take place at the Alamo Ritz in Austin, TX next month. Even for those of us who are nowhere near Texas, this trailer for Cruise Control will have us all craving a Cruise marathon.
After a period of evaluation and deliberation, the Alamo Drafthouse has decided on banning Google Glass units from being present in their theaters. Of course, there are some exceptions, but ultimately the question needs to be asked – is this really going to help?
In the latest issue of Men’s Journal, a list of “The Top 20 Movie Theaters In The World” has been created. The selections range from California to the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France. And the No. 1 theater to top their list?
It seemed at one point that the Alamo Drafthouse brand couldn’t get any cooler, but their distribution company has proven that assumption wrong, and Gondry is the latest filmmaker to get their special brand of promotion. While no specific dates have been set,Drafthouse will be giving the film a theatrical release at some point in 2014. I can’t wait to see Gondry’s “No Cell Phones in Theaters” ad.
Alamo asked the actual voice of Siri, Susan Bennett, to add oomph to their latest Don't Talk or Text" PSA. In this quirky vid, the cheeky virtual assistant refuses directives to text, calling her unseen user "rude" before threatening to send a message that will release embarrassing personal information.
Following in the footsteps of The World's End cast, and Before Midnight's Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, among others, the latest actors to take an amusing stand against texting and cell phone chatting during movies are The Spectacular Now's Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.
Do you know what's a really bad idea? Pissing off two guys who have made a name for themselves facing off against some of humanity’s greatest threats, including zombies, homicidal village councils and killer robots. As it happens, however, it isn’t necessary to go too far out of your way to make these guys happy, as the new Alamo Drafthouse public service announcement shows us.
Unable to concentrate, Delpy breaks character to speak directly to whatever member of the audience is talking on their cell phone. And by speak directly, I mean reprimand in French, and then in English. “Get the f!%k out of this place, or just turn off the phone!”
The Bay events, according to a release, will be held on Sunday, April 21, at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin and Houston, TX, Kansas City, MO, and Littleton, CO. Three “classic” Bay films will be screened, followed by an early screening of Pain & Gain.
I truly don't understand why people are compelled to look at their cell phones while watching a film in a theater. Isn't the point of going to the movies to remove yourself from the real world for two hours while you get caught up in a dark drama, hilarious comedy or kick-ass action movie?
Weren’t in Austin to possibly grab this pretty print? We have good news. Alamo and Mondo have announced that this is the first in what will be a series – from various artists – that will celebrate Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films.
There are some movie scenes that are simply so disturbing, they're burned into our memories. For me, the ear scene in Reservoir Dogs is high on the list. Maybe I'm just an old softy, but I always feel bad to the point of physically uncomfortable watching that poor guy strapped in the chair. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has used this cringe-inducing scene as part of their campaign to discourage cell phone usage during movies.
Jason Reitman and Patton Oswalt took some time out during a sneak screening of Young Adult to create a public service announcement, which spoofs an Alamo Drafthouse video discouraging texting in their theater, a habit many movie-goers likely despise, if they aren’t among those who do it.
Of all the films that I saw at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, none even held a candle to the Chris Morris film Four Lions. To go further with that statement, I'm not sure that I've ever been in
If you live near Austin, Texas and are excited for the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, you're in for a treat. As part of the build up to Fantastic Fest, which starts on September 23rd, a