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Hong Sang-soo arrives.
Gabe Klinger sits down with South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo ahead of the Cannes premiere of his new film, “The Day He Arrives.” The director discusses his early career and some tidbits about his latest film.
IMAX goes big away from home.
IMAX is getting bigger. Countries with emerging economies like Brazil, China, India and Russia have embraced the Canadian company’s theater technology. The Los Angeles Times writes about the importance of IMAX’s global presence, “In the last three years, Imax’s global theater network has expanded nearly 80% to 528 theaters, including 201 in foreign markets, where the per-screen revenue tends to be substantially higher than in North America, thanks to strong consumer demand and higher ticket prices.”
The big stream.
3,000 films have been added to YouTube’s new rental service, reports The Los Angeles Times. New releases are priced at $3.99 while older films, like “Caddyshack” or “Taxi Driver” are available for a $2.99 and up. The expansion hasn’t had unanimous appeal, however, with studios like 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Disney still holding off before offering their titles to the streaming service.
Kermit on the red carpet.
The new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie had its premiere recently at Disneyland. And while it might not exactly be the indie event of the year, it did provide Kermit the Frog an opportunity to interview a number of personalities on the red (or black) carpet. The highlight of the video comes when we see Keith Richards wake from his stupor and react to seeing Kermit…