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    Seven Reasons Why Theaters Felt Compelled to Pull 'The Interview'

    As the major news outlets reported the North Korea-sanctioned Sony Hack--or Hack Attack--at the top of the news cycle Wednesday, complete with a quote from President Obama urging Americans to "go to the movies," theater owners were reeling as Sony pulled the film from Christmas theaters altogether ...

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    Sony Pulls Plug on 'The Interview' with "No Further Release Plans" as U.S. Links North Korea to Hacks

    After the major theater chains backed out of showing controversial Seth Rogen comedy 'The Interview' after terrorist threats, Sony has pulled the film from its planned December 25 release date.

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    Paramount Tries New Ticket Tack to Boost 'Interstellar' Sales

    After a solid but less than expected 12-day performance for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has announced an unusual promotion with AMC Theaters, the second-largest domestic exhibitor, for the rest of its theatrical run.

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    Why Theaters Are Refusing to Book Godard's Moneymaking 3D 'Goodbye to Language'

    Despite the initial success of Jean-Luc Godard's 3D "Good-Bye to Language," the film has not managed to find bookings in key markets like Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Washington. And that means, despite strong reviews and now a strong start, its future for many potential viewers remains in doubt...

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    Ex-Staffer Accuses Tarantino of Turning New Beverly Into a Multiplex

    The latest wrinkle in owner Quentin Tarantino's takeover of the New Beverly Cinema is a blog post "I Will Not Be Censored" from disgruntled ex-employee Julia Marchese, who was hired at the theater in 2006. At first, Tarantino's team offered her a much better salary to co-manage the theater after he ...

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    Seven Reasons Why the Netflix/Adam Sandler Deal Is a Gamechanger

    The next big step for Netflix was to step into the studio role of producing and presenting not only original TV series but exclusive movies. Now the company is forging ahead with a groundbreaking deal to finance and release four Adam Sandler movies from Happy Madison Productions. Here's why this is ...

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    The Weinstein Company Annoys the Hell Out of Theater Owners With 'Crouching Tiger' Plans

    The Weinstein Company continues to push the envelope when it comes to innovative distribution strategies - and theater owners aren't happy about it.

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