Is ‘The Lion King’ Remake Animated? The Upcoming Movie Is Sparking Some Confusion

I was just discussing this earlier today on Twitter with a follower.¬† I think the “buzz-phrase” in the description is “Photo-Realistic Animation”.¬† I’ve heard it explained as being similar to, but better than, the “Jungle Book” was.¬† Either way I’m kind of interested in seeing how it comes out although… to be honest, I’m a HUGE fan of 2D animation and nothing will ever replace the original for me.

Director Jon Favreau promises this Disney remake will feature pioneering filmmaking techniques that will have you seeing The Lion King in a whole new way, according to a press release. But what exactly does that mean? Well, the Lion King remake, which hits theaters on July 19, 2019, plans to bring the African savanna and its inhabitants to life using photo-realistic animation.

Full Story at Bustle: Is ‘The Lion King’ Remake Animated? The Upcoming Movie Is Sparking Some Confusion

Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

This is really interesting and something I’ve not really thought about before.

Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are trying to unravel the effect this can have on our brains.

Little is known about how the human brain processes time or how slow motion, time lapse and even music can alter our perception of how quickly it passes, changing our emotions and cognitive abilities.

Full Article: Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

New West 57th Street Landmark Movie Theater Location, With Fancy Seats And A Bar, Is Now Open: Gothamist

Looks like combining F&B with cinema is the direction movie theaters are headed to compete with Netflix & other streaming sites.

I have to admit – this looks pretty appealing. Do they guarantee the person behind me will keep their talking & snacking noise to a minimum? #petpeeve

We took a look at the space earlier this week and found it to be, as promised, in a similar stratosphere as other amenity-rich theaters, like Alamo Drafthouse and iPic. While there’s no in-theater food and drink ordering, there’s a curated array of concessions (Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sweet & Sara Vegan Smores, Bronx Pretzel, etc.) plus a bar with craft beers, wine and cocktails and fare like salads, tacos and sliders.

Full story & more pics: New West 57th Street Landmark Movie Theater Location, With Fancy Seats And A Bar, Is Now Open: Gothamist

Long Prairie drive-in theater rescued by donations | The Fergus Falls Daily Journal

I love stories like this.  People coming together to save & preserve the limited number of drive-in theaters we have left in this country.  Many happy childhood memories for me at one these institutions :).

Donations are coming in from outdoor theater lovers, near and far, to Long Prairie where the town’s outdoor theater screen was heavily damaged by a storm on July 17.

Strong winds destroyed the original 1950s-era screen which measures 86 feet wide and stands 60 feet tall. Repairs are estimated at $60,000, and insurance does not cover all of the replacement costs.

The owners hope to reopen later in September and run outdoor shows into October, weather permitting.

Full Story: Long Prairie drive-in theater rescued by donations | The Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Hollywood is on track to have its worst summer in 25 years – Houston Chronicle

Cinema’s are going to have to come up with some creative experiences to get folks back in the seats. Too comfy to grab a huge TV & Netflix.

A Steven Spielberg film will again be the biggest movie that Hollywood will promote at the box office this holiday weekend. Except this film is one he made 40 years ago — “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Major movie studios are barely offering any wide releases for Labor Day weekend, a very unhappy ending to a summer filled with blockbuster flops. The number of movie tickets sold this summer is likely to hit a 25-year low and this weekend’s take, while typically small, may hit the kind of record that makes studio executives sink in their chairs.

Full Story: Hollywood is on track to have its worst summer in 25 years – Houston Chronicle

North Country revitalization through the arts – Sun Community News & Printing

More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…

A group of art, history and business executives convened last week to talk about ways the arts can spur economic development in the North Country.

The panel discussion, attended by over 50 residents, was hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association at the Harrietstown Hall in Saranac Lake on Aug. 22.

Philip Morris, the CEO of Proctors Theater in Schenectady, gave a presentation on ways that his theater has worked toward revitalizing the city as a whole.

Full Story: North Country revitalization through the arts – Sun Community News & Printing

MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month | WPXI

Wow Рif this catches on, it could really be a game changer!  I might actually start going to the cinema again!

Remember the days when going to the movies cost less than $10? Maybe you remember when it was less than $5.

These days, a trip to the theater can cost a pretty penny. While the national average is $8.65, in many cities, like Los Angeles and New York, a ticket can cost up to or more than $15.But thanks to one app, $10 can now go a lot further at the cinema.

MoviePass, run by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe, is offering subscribers a deal in which they can see one movie per day for $9.95 per month.

Full Story: MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month | WPXI

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films 2018

Anifilm, International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon 2018 is announcing CALL FOR ENTRIES!   

Next edition of¬†Anifilm is taking¬†place in TŇôeboŇą (Czech Rep.) from the¬†1st to 6th May, 2018. Right now festival opens submissions for your animated films, music and abstract videos and newly for independent computer games! If you have not competed in Anifilm previous editions, do not hesitate to submit your creations finished after¬†1st January 2017¬†to one of the following categories of international competition:

Full Story: AWN.com