With the summer movie season now in the rear view mirror, fans can expect plenty of new and exciting projects to hit theaters in the near future. And as Oscar season slowly approaches, certain projects will go for broke in an attempt to rake up some nominations. Bradley Cooper's directorial debut A Star Is Born seems like perfect Oscar-bait, as it features he and pop singer Lady Gaga in the third remake of the iconic story. Anticipation for the project is very high, with cinephiles eager to see Gaga and Cooper's chemistry on stage, as they also sing through their characters' careers. And now there's a chance for all the moviegoers and little monsters out there to see the flick a few days early.
AMC theaters is actually releasing A Star Is Born a few days before its October 5th release. But there's a catch: only theaters with the proper equipment will be able to screen Bradley Cooper's highly anticipated movie early. Two days before its release, on October 2nd, 115 AMC theaters will screen the movie-- those with high-end Dolby Cinema equipment. For the rest of us, we'll have to wait a few more days to see Gaga make her debut as a silver screen leading lady.
This news, which comes to us from THR, is sure to excite the many moviegoers who can't wait to see A Star Is Born. While the public hasn't been privy to the upcoming movie, it's screened in some of the more high brow film festivals. It first debuted in Venice, and the early reception and reviews for the project have been sky high. First reviews have praised Gaga and Cooper's performances, as well as A Star Is Born's cinematography-- especially during concert scenes filmed in real-life venues like Coachella and SNL.
A Star Is Born will follow Bradley Cooper's Jackson Maine, an aging singer/songwriter who has become jaded with the music business. His life changes when he happens to meet Ally (Lady Gaga), an unknown singer with clear talent. He eventually mentors her, and they collaborate musically and romantically. At least, for a while.
Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born is the third remake, and fourth total movie with that title. And Lady Gaga was preceded by some of the biggest divas in film history. Judy Garland famously played the lead role the first musical remake, which was released in 1954. Then, Barbara Streisand lead a movie in 1976 in another iconic adaptation. Gaga has big shoes to fill, so the pressure is on.
It should be fascinating to see if Lady Gaga ends up with an Oscar nom for A Star Is Born. If she wins, she'll beat out the likes of both Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand in this honor for their respective remakes.
A Star Is Born will screen in select AMC theaters on October 2nd, and will have its wide release on October 5th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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