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CinemaCon to Re-evaluate Security Measures After Olivia Wilde Envelope Incident

CinemaCon plans to take a closer look at security protocols after Tuesday’s incident involving Olivia Wilde being given a mysterious envelope in the middle of her presentation to theater owners and the media. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the envelope contained custody paperwork from Wilde’s former partner Jason Sudeikis. “To protect the integrity of […]

Universal Drops Trailer for George Clooney, Julia Roberts-Starrer ‘Ticket to Paradise’ at CinemaCon

George Clooney and Julia Roberts will soon be back together on the big screen and on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Universal Pictures teased a first look at their pairing in Ol Parker’s romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise. It casts Clooney and Roberts as a divorced couple who reunites and travels to Bali to stop their […]

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Star Rachel McAdams Says Classic Story Remains Relevant and Funny

Rachel McAdams, the recipient of this year’s Vanguard Award at CinemaCon, can feel a “swell of reconnection and reuniting love for movies right now.” She adds: “Not to overstate it, but it’s kind of emotional to think about going and sitting in a movie theater full of people again.” And McAdams will soon find herself […]

‘Avatar 2’ Footage Astonishes Audience at CinemaCon

CinemaCon delegates, donning their 3D glasses, gave a wildly enthusiastic welcome to their return to Pandora with a first look at the stunning teaser trailer for James Cameron’s newly titled sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, Wednesday during Disney’s slate presentation in Caesars Palace’s Colosseum. “We need to make sure [audiences] have an experience they can’t […]

Laika To Produce ‘The Night Gardener,’ Directed by Travis Knight

Laika has revealed plans to produce stop-motion animated The Night Gardener, helmed by CEO Travis Knight — who previously directed Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings and Paramount’s Bumblebee — and made in conjunction with Bill Dubuque, creator of Netflix series Ozark, who wrote the original screenplay. The Night Gardener is described as a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on […]

Disney Debuts First Look at David O. Russell’s Star-Packed Film, ‘Lightyear’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ at CinemaCon

The Walt Disney Co. took over the main stage at CinemaCon on Wednesday morning for a 90-minute session that delivered exclusive footage of upcoming films including the anticipated 3D reveal of Avatar 2, along with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Lightyear, David O. Russell’s star-packed Amsterdam and Bob’s Burgers. Tony Chambers, executive vp […]

Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ CinemaCon Presentation Interrupted by Delivery of Mystery Envelope

While presenting her upcoming psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling at CinemaCon, Olivia Wilde likened the project to mind-bending movies like The Matrix and Inception. Then came a head-scratcher. An unidentified guest approached the stage to interrupt Wilde, as she read from the teleprompter, to place a manila envelope on the main stage inside the Colosseum […]

Billy Eichner on Rom-Com ‘Bros’ Featuring All Openly LGBTQ Actors in Starring Roles (Even the Straight Ones)

Billy Eichner knows his way around a rom-com — wisdom he put to good use making his own. Universal’s Bros, which Eichner co-wrote and stars in, harks back to the classics of the genre while setting a new precedent with the movie featuring all openly LGBTQ actors in the principal roles (yes, even the straight […]

Dwayne Johnson Electrifies CinemaCon as Warner Bros. Debuts ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Wonka,’ ‘The Flash’ and ‘Elvis’ Footage

Warner Bros. came to Las Vegas’ CinemaCon to put on a show, and delivered by relying on a parade of stars, from Dwayne Johnson (crowned Entertainment Icon of the Decade) to an animated Baz Luhrmann, as well as some of its biggest upcoming films, including Black Adam. “Black Adam is one of the things in […]

‘The Batman’ Sequel Set With Robert Pattinson and Director Matt Reeves

The Batman — returns. Warner Bros. and DC announced Tuesday night at CinemaCon that The Batman is officially getting a sequel. “Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh vision,” Warner Bros. movie chief Toby Emmerich said during the studio’s highly anticipated slate presentation. “Matt Reeves, Rob Pattinson and […]

Theatre Owners Chief: “We’d Love to Play More” Netflix Movies

National Association of Theatre Owners president and CEO John Fithian says cinema operators are open to playing Netflix movies should the streamer want to monetize its original films. His comments came at CinemaCon, where film companies are touting their upcoming slates to exhibitors. The Las Vegas convention comes days after the growth of streaming — […]