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Massachusetts movie theater offers free admission

Mar 23, 2012
Movies like "Hunger Games" bring in hundreds of millions of dollars at the gate. But one Massachusetts theater survives without admission fees.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies

The 'Hunger Games' hard sell

Mar 22, 2012
The books are best sellers, and the movie is on track to blow out the box office. But lining up marketing partners is a bigger challenge.
Posted In: marketing, movies, Hunger Games

What's missing from 'The Hunger Games' ads

Mar 16, 2012
The Lionsgate studio spent $45 million on just the marketing for the forthcoming film 'The Hunger Games.' But despite all that promotion money, something's missing.
Posted In: movies, advertising, Hunger Games

The problem with today's blockbusters

Mar 12, 2012
The new Disney movie "John Carter" took in just $30 million over the weekend -- a disappointing opening for a movie that cost a quarter of a billion dollars to make. How has the world of blockbusters changed?
Posted In: hollywood, movies, disney

'The Lorax' preaches to a new generation

Mar 1, 2012
A film adaptation of the 1971 children's book is soon to hit movie screens. But to many, its 40-year-old environmental messaging that needs a reboot.
Posted In: Environment, Entertainment, Dr. Seuss, movies

Louisiana film investment could win Oscar gold

Feb 24, 2012
Like most states, Louisiana wants to capture some of Hollywood's production business. An Oscar-nominated film from Shreveport may provide the ticket.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, movies, Oscars, academy awards, Louisiana

The 'Election' that changed history

Feb 23, 2012
More than a cultural touchstone, for Nebraskans, the movie "Election" foreshadowed a path many took.
Posted In: election, Nebraska, movies, Entertainment

Class of 1986, 'Bueller... Bueller?'

Feb 22, 2012
The year: 1986. The place: Glenbrook North High School. The people: real-life classmates of Ferris Bueller. So, how did their lives turn out?
Posted In: movies, Entertainment, Ferris Bueller, change

Ferris Bueller, 25 years later

Feb 21, 2012
Movies can help set our expectations for how life may turn out. So, how did life turn out for the graduates of Ferris Bueller's high school, the real one?
Posted In: movies, Entertainment, Ferris Bueller, change

Time for the other Oscars

Feb 10, 2012
This weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the folks behind the Academy Awards, will hand out the technical Oscars. They may not be as glamorous as the other Oscars, but they're every bit as important to movie making.
Posted In: Oscars, Science, technology, academy awards, movies

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