Gotti's weird anti-critic campaign is spawning some very believable conspiracy theories

Yesterday, we reported on the bizarre marketing tactics being used to promote John Travolta’s terribly received John Gotti biopic, Gotti. The movie’s marketing team railed against “troll” critics who lambasted the film and used the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating to justify the claim that “audiences loved Gotti.”…

AMC launches subscription service in grumpy effort to compete with MoviePass

For almost a year now, movie fans have been enjoying the benefits of MoviePass, a subscription service (and by most accounts a wildly unsustainable business model) letting people see a movie a day for the flat fee of about ten bucks a month. Now, AMC has looked at the company’s popularity, and grouchily said, “We want…

Weekend Box Office: Incredibles 2 soars with the biggest animated opening of all time 

Here’s a headline that may induce some déjà vu: Over the weekend, The Incredibles 2, Pixar’s 14-years-later sequel to Brad Bird’s Oscar-winning superhero family adventure, set a new record for the biggest opening weekend of all time (for an animated film). If it’s hard to tell which records mean something anymore, we…

MoviePass abruptly reminds users that they're not allowed to see the same movie more than once

In news that will presumably come as a bummer for budget-conscious Marvel fans feeling like two-and-a-half hours of their lives were an insufficient sacrifice to the Infinity War gods, MoviePass has issued a rule clarification to its subscribers today, making it clear that they won’t be able to use the company’s…

MoviePass to track slightly less of your personal data that it's still definitely going to track

Continuing its efforts to set off the “too good to be true” instincts of the entire American movie-going public, discount ticket subscription service MoviePass has announced that it’ll be slightly dialing back the extensive data collection it does as a normal part of its ever-nebulous business model. According to Variety

Today, in "Let's all panic": MoviePass has stopped working with at least a few AMC theaters

The question implicit in the recent buzz around movie theater discounter MoviePass has always been “How long can they keep this up?” There is, after all, a reason that more companies don’t try to draw in customers by selling them things for significantly less than the company pays for them itself, and the reason is…

AMC Theatres threatens legal action against MoviePass for dropping its prices

Earlier today, MoviePass—an online subscription plan that allows users to see one 2D, non-IMAX movie per day for free at most major theater chains—announced that it was drastically dropping its prices, from $50 a month to the frankly insane-sounding $9.95 (i.e., less than the price of a single non-matinee ticket at…

An Irish crime drama, a good book, and unlimited movies

My social media guilty pleasure is checking in at the theater each time I see a movie. I do so without revealing which movie I’m seeing to bait discussion. I realize that sounds odd, but I don’t mind, because it recently led to my discovery of MoviePass. Recommended by a Facebook friend, MoviePass is a…