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The Hitman's Bodyguard

While no one is going to mistake The Hitman’s Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.

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Patti Cake$

The sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Roger Ebert: Back to the Future

Michael Aisner sent me a video of an experiment Roger did in United Artist theaters 21 years ago back in April 1994. It gave me ideas of how we can have interactive experiences in theaters today. But, do we want interactive experiences? The experiment with presenting operas in theaters has been wildly successful. There is a company developing a way to participate in the film-watching experience by using your cell phone. 

Please watch the video and send me your ideas about live entertainment ideas built around communal movie watching that you would like to see in movie theaters today! Or, if you don't want to empower these experiments, tell me why...

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