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By Dan Klusmann

Keynote Address

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Showtime Cover
ShowTime Welcome
Jack Goes To The Movies: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon ---What?

By Jack Poessiger

What Direction is Exhibition Headed?

By Dan Klusmann

Keynote Address

By Dan Klusmann

Showtime Cover
ShowTime Welcome
Jack Goes To The Movies: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon ---What?

By Jack Poessiger

What Direction is Exhibition Headed?

By Dan Klusmann

Keynote Address

By Dan Klusmann

Showtime Cover
ShowTime Welcome
Jack Goes To The Movies: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon ---What?

By Jack Poessiger

What Direction is Exhibition Headed?

By Dan Klusmann

Keynote Address

By Dan Klusmann

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09/20/19
Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood
09/27/19
Abominable
Judy
10/04/19
Joker
Lucy In The Sky
The Current War - Director's Cut
10/11/19
Gemini Man
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The Addams Family
10/18/19
Jojo Rabbit
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Zombieland 2: Double Tap
10/25/19
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Countdown
11/01/19
Arctic Dogs
Harriet
Motherless Brooklyn
Terminator: Dark Fate
11/08/19
Doctor Sleep
Midway
11/15/19
Charlie's Angels
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar
11/22/19
21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Frozen 2
11/27/19
Knives Out
Queen & Slim
12/06/19
Playmobil: The Movie
12/13/19
A Hidden Life
Black Christmas
Jumanji: The Next Level
12/20/19
Bombshell
Cats
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
12/25/19
1917
Just Mercy
Little Women
Spies In Disguise
01/10/20
Like A Boss
The Informer
Underwater
09/20/19
Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood
09/27/19
Abominable
Judy
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Joker
Lucy In The Sky
The Current War - Director's Cut
10/11/19
Gemini Man
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The Addams Family
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Jojo Rabbit
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
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A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
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Knives Out
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Black Christmas
Jumanji: The Next Level
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Bombshell
Cats
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1917
Just Mercy
Little Women
Spies In Disguise
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Like A Boss
The Informer
Underwater
09/20/19
Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood
09/27/19
Abominable
Judy
10/04/19
Joker
Lucy In The Sky
The Current War - Director's Cut
10/11/19
Gemini Man
Jexi
The Addams Family
10/18/19
Jojo Rabbit
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
10/25/19
Black and Blue
Countdown
11/01/19
Arctic Dogs
Harriet
Motherless Brooklyn
Terminator: Dark Fate
11/08/19
Doctor Sleep
Midway
11/15/19
Charlie's Angels
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar
11/22/19
21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Frozen 2
11/27/19
Knives Out
Queen & Slim
12/06/19
Playmobil: The Movie
12/13/19
A Hidden Life
Black Christmas
Jumanji: The Next Level
12/20/19
Bombshell
Cats
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
12/25/19
1917
Just Mercy
Little Women
Spies In Disguise
01/10/20
Like A Boss
The Informer
Underwater
09/20/19
Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood
09/27/19
Abominable
Judy
10/04/19
Joker
Lucy In The Sky
The Current War - Director's Cut
10/11/19
Gemini Man
Jexi
The Addams Family
10/18/19
Jojo Rabbit
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
10/25/19
Black and Blue
Countdown
11/01/19
Arctic Dogs
Harriet
Motherless Brooklyn
Terminator: Dark Fate
11/08/19
Doctor Sleep
Midway
11/15/19
Charlie's Angels
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar
11/22/19
21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Frozen 2
11/27/19
Knives Out
Queen & Slim
12/06/19
Playmobil: The Movie
12/13/19
A Hidden Life
Black Christmas
Jumanji: The Next Level
12/20/19
Bombshell
Cats
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SHOWTIME TABLE OF CONTENTS
WEEK OF September 22, 2019

Special Features & Articles
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ShowTime Welcome
Jack Goes To The Movies: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon ---What?

By Jack Poessiger

What Direction is Exhibition Headed?

By Dan Klusmann

Keynote Address

By Dan Klusmann

ShowTime Welcome
Jack Goes To The Movies: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon ---What?

By Jack Poessiger

What Direction is Exhibition Headed?

By Dan Klusmann

Keynote Address

By Dan Klusmann

Films
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09/20/19
Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood
09/27/19
Abominable
Judy
10/04/19
Joker
Lucy In The Sky
The Current War - Director's Cut
10/11/19
Gemini Man
Jexi
The Addams Family
10/18/19
Jojo Rabbit
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
10/25/19
Black and Blue
Countdown
11/01/19
Arctic Dogs
Harriet
Motherless Brooklyn
Terminator: Dark Fate
11/08/19
Doctor Sleep
Midway
11/15/19
Charlie's Angels
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar
11/22/19
21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Frozen 2
11/27/19
Knives Out
Queen & Slim
12/06/19
Playmobil: The Movie
12/13/19
A Hidden Life
Black Christmas
Jumanji: The Next Level
12/20/19
Bombshell
Cats
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
12/25/19
1917
Just Mercy
Little Women
Spies In Disguise
01/10/20
Like A Boss
The Informer
Underwater
09/20/19
Ad Astra
Downton Abbey
Rambo: Last Blood
09/27/19
Abominable
Judy
10/04/19
Joker
Lucy In The Sky
The Current War - Director's Cut
10/11/19
Gemini Man
Jexi
The Addams Family
10/18/19
Jojo Rabbit
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
10/25/19
Black and Blue
Countdown
11/01/19
Arctic Dogs
Harriet
Motherless Brooklyn
Terminator: Dark Fate
11/08/19
Doctor Sleep
Midway
11/15/19
Charlie's Angels
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar
11/22/19
21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Frozen 2
11/27/19
Knives Out
Queen & Slim
12/06/19
Playmobil: The Movie
12/13/19
A Hidden Life
Black Christmas
Jumanji: The Next Level
12/20/19
Bombshell
Cats
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
12/25/19
1917
Just Mercy
Little Women
Spies In Disguise
01/10/20
Like A Boss
The Informer
Underwater
101 Studios
The Current War - Director's Cut
20th Century Fox
Ad Astra
Ford v. Ferrari
Spies In Disguise
Underwater
Aviron Pictures
The Informer
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Arctic Dogs
Focus Features
Downton Abbey
Harriet
Fox Searchlight
A Hidden Life
Jojo Rabbit
Lucy In The Sky
Lionsgate Films
Bombshell
Jexi
Knives Out
Midway
Rambo: Last Blood
Paramount Pictures
Gemini Man
Like A Boss
Terminator: Dark Fate
Roadside Attractions
Judy
STX Entertainment
21 Bridges
Countdown
Playmobil: The Movie
Sony Pictures
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Black and Blue
Charlie's Angels
Jumanji: The Next Level
Little Women
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
United Artists Releasing
The Addams Family
Universal Pictures
1917
Abominable
Black Christmas
Cats
Queen & Slim
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Frozen 2
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Warner Bros.
Doctor Sleep
Joker
Just Mercy
Motherless Brooklyn
The Good Liar
101 Studios
The Current War - Director's Cut
20th Century Fox
Ad Astra
Ford v. Ferrari
Spies In Disguise
Underwater
Aviron Pictures
The Informer
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Arctic Dogs
Focus Features
Downton Abbey
Harriet
Fox Searchlight
A Hidden Life
Jojo Rabbit
Lucy In The Sky
Lionsgate Films
Bombshell
Jexi
Knives Out
Midway
Rambo: Last Blood
Paramount Pictures
Gemini Man
Like A Boss
Terminator: Dark Fate
Roadside Attractions
Judy
STX Entertainment
21 Bridges
Countdown
Playmobil: The Movie
Sony Pictures
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
Black and Blue
Charlie's Angels
Jumanji: The Next Level
Little Women
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
United Artists Releasing
The Addams Family
Universal Pictures
1917
Abominable
Black Christmas
Cats
Queen & Slim
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Frozen 2
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Warner Bros.
Doctor Sleep
Joker
Just Mercy
Motherless Brooklyn
The Good Liar
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1917
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21 Bridges
A
A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
A Hidden Life
Abominable
Ad Astra
Arctic Dogs
B
Black Christmas
Black and Blue
Bombshell
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Cats
Charlie's Angels
Countdown
D
Doctor Sleep
Downton Abbey
F
Ford v. Ferrari
Frozen 2
G
Gemini Man
H
Harriet
J
Jexi
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Judy
Jumanji: The Next Level
Just Mercy
K
Knives Out
L
Like A Boss
Little Women
Lucy In The Sky
M
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Midway
Motherless Brooklyn
P
Playmobil: The Movie
Q
Queen & Slim
R
Rambo: Last Blood
S
Spies In Disguise
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
T
Terminator: Dark Fate
The Addams Family
The Current War - Director's Cut
The Good Liar
The Informer
U
Underwater
Z
Zombieland 2: Double Tap
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1917
2
21 Bridges
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A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
A Hidden Life
Abominable
Ad Astra
Arctic Dogs
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Black Christmas
Black and Blue
Bombshell
C
Cats
Charlie's Angels
Countdown
D
Doctor Sleep
Downton Abbey
F
Ford v. Ferrari
Frozen 2
G
Gemini Man
H
Harriet
J
Jexi
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Judy
Jumanji: The Next Level
Just Mercy
K
Knives Out
L
Like A Boss
Little Women
Lucy In The Sky
M
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Midway
Motherless Brooklyn
P
Playmobil: The Movie
Q
Queen & Slim
R
Rambo: Last Blood
S
Spies In Disguise
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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Terminator: Dark Fate
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The Current War - Director's Cut
The Good Liar
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Underwater
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Ad Astra
LAST UPDATED: 09/22/2019

Ad Astra - One Sheet 1
Tag Line:
The Answers We Seek Are Just Outside Our Reach
Synopsis:
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
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Downton Abbey
LAST UPDATED: 09/19/2019

Downton Abbey - Final One Sheet
Synopsis:
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys - even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.
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Rambo: Last Blood
LAST UPDATED: 09/22/2019

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Tag Line:
Everyone Has One More Fight In Them
Synopsis:
Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, Rambo: Last Blood marks the last chapter of the legendary series. 
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Abominable
LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2019

Abominable - One Sheet 2
Tag Line:
Find Your Way Home
Synopsis:

Everest takes audiences on a 3,000-mile journey from the exotic streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When a group of misfits encounter a young Yeti named Everest, they embark upon an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Directed by Tim Johnson (Home, Over the Hedge) and co-directed by Todd Wilderman (Open Season 2), the animated comedy-adventure is written by William Davies (How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots) and produced by Suzanne Buirgy (Home, Kung Fu Panda 2).

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Judy
LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2019

Judy - One Sheet
Synopsis:
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”
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Joker
LAST UPDATED: 09/20/2019

Joker - One Sheet 2
Tag Line:
Put On A Happy Face.
Synopsis:
Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
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Lucy In The Sky
LAST UPDATED: 09/20/2019

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Synopsis:
In Lucy In The Sky, Natalie Portman plays astronaut Lucy Cola, who returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space - and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.
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The Current War - Director's Cut
LAST UPDATED: 09/20/2019

The Current War - One Sheet 2
Synopsis:
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in THE CURRENT WAR, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.
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Gemini Man
LAST UPDATED: 09/19/2019

Gemini Man - One Sheet
Tag Line:
Who Will Save You From Yourself?
Synopsis:
Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.  The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renown producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.  Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong. 
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Jexi
LAST UPDATED: 09/20/2019

Tag Line:
What happens when artificial intelligence gets real?
Synopsis:
From the writers of The Hangover and the writing/directing team behind Bad Moms comes thenew comedy Jexi.
Phil is a smart, funny, lovable guy with a major dependency issue. From the time he gets up in the morning until the minute his head hits the pillow at night, every waking moment is made possible by his mobile device. When he is forced to buy a new phone, the latest model comes with a digital assistant named Jexi. At first, his new artificially intelligent friend is helpful and solicitous, challenging Phil to change his life for the better, whether it be asking for a promotion at work or pursuing the girl of his dreams. But as Phil becomes more independent, Jexi turns from helpful to hostile...and suddenly Phil is confronted with a trash-talking tech nightmare who has very specific ideas about what constitutes a service contract.
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The Addams Family
LAST UPDATED: 08/28/2019

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Tag Line:
Think Your Family Is Weird?
Synopsis:
Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.
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Jojo Rabbit
LAST UPDATED: 09/04/2019

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Synopsis:
Writer-director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt For The Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JoJo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis), whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in her attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his naive patriotism.
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
LAST UPDATED: 09/19/2019

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
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Zombieland 2: Double Tap
LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2019

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Tag Line:
(Double) Tap That
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A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland 2: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.
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Black and Blue
LAST UPDATED: 09/13/2019

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Tag Line:
Why Should You Have To Choose?
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Black And Blue is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
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Countdown
LAST UPDATED: 09/16/2019

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Death? There's An App For That.
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In Countdown, when a young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
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Arctic Dogs
LAST UPDATED: 09/19/2019

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Tag Line:
Time To Run With The Big Dogs!
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Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus' plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus' sinister plans and save the day.
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Harriet
LAST UPDATED: 08/23/2019

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Tag Line:
Be Free Or Die
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Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
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Motherless Brooklyn
LAST UPDATED: 09/19/2019

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Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.
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Terminator: Dark Fate
LAST UPDATED: 09/06/2019

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Tag Line:
Welcome To The Day After Judgement Day
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Linda Hamilton (“Sarah Connor”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“T-800”) return in their iconic roles inTerminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fatealso stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.
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Doctor Sleep
LAST UPDATED: 09/10/2019

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Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.
Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
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Midway
LAST UPDATED: 09/12/2019

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The story of the Battle of Midway, told through the experiences of the WWII leaders and soldiers who fought it.  
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Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.  
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Charlie's Angels
LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2019

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Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.
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Ford v. Ferrari
LAST UPDATED: 09/16/2019

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Tag Line:
They Took The American Dream For A Ride
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Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v. Ferrari, the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
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The Good Liar
LAST UPDATED: 08/19/2019

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Tag Line:
Read Between The Lies.
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Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
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21 Bridges
LAST UPDATED: 09/03/2019

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Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) stars in STX Films' 21 Bridges, an action thriller produced by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War) and directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones). Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers, a disgraced NYPD detective (Boseman) uncovers a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island. Boseman and Logan Coles will also produce the film, with Mike Larocca serving as executive producer. The screenplay for 21 Bridges is written by Adam Mervis with revisions by Matt Carnahan.
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A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
LAST UPDATED: 09/20/2019

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Tag Line:
We Could All Use A Little Kindness.
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Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.
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Frozen 2
LAST UPDATED: 08/26/2019

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From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.
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Knives Out
LAST UPDATED: 09/18/2019

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Everyone Has A Motive. No One Has A Clue.
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Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
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Queen & Slim
LAST UPDATED: 09/12/2019

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From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. 
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives. 
Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
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Playmobil: The Movie
LAST UPDATED: 09/16/2019

Playmobil: The Movie - One Sheet
Tag Line:
Everyone Has A Role To Play
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When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself! 

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A Hidden Life
LAST UPDATED: 09/16/2019

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A Hidden Life stars August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds) as Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a devoted husband and father who refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II, even as the possibility of execution threatens to tear him apart from his family.
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Black Christmas
LAST UPDATED: 09/05/2019

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Tag Line:
Slay, Girls
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Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. 
Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW’s Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW’s Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, Fox’s Star)—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. 
 As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes).
 Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims. 
This December, on Friday the 13th, ring in the holidays by dreaming of a Black Christmas. 
 From director Sophia Takal (Always Shine) from the script she wrote with April Wolfe (Widower), comes a bold new take on the 1974 slasher classic produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) for his Blumhouse Productions, by Ben Cosgrove (The Good German, Rumor Has It) and by Adam Hendricks (Cam, Bloodline, Lucky) for Divide/Conquer. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno will executive produce with Divide/Conquer’s Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke.
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Jumanji: The Next Level
LAST UPDATED: 09/16/2019

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In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
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Bombshell
LAST UPDATED: 08/21/2019

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Starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award® nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy® Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award® winner Charles Randolph.
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Cats
LAST UPDATED: 09/11/2019

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Universal Pictures and Working Title's Cats is a most-unexpected film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved smash musical Cats and the poems from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T.S. Eliot. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables, The Danish Girl) brings astonishing new technology to transform his performers, who will be choreographed by visionary movement pioneer Wayne McGregor, CBE. Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan is casting the film adaptation.
The epic will be produced by Hooper and Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as fellow Les Miserables producer Debra Hayward--who brought the idea to Working Title. Cats will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group and executive produced by three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, Lloyd Webber and Angela Morrison. Hooper and Lee Hall (Billy Elliott, War Horse) have adapted the story for the screen. 
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, Cats received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981--where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The groundbreaking production based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
LAST UPDATED: 08/26/2019

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Ninth film in the Star Wars saga. Storyline under wraps. (unofficial)
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1917
LAST UPDATED: 08/01/2019

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Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan). 
The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.  
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Just Mercy
LAST UPDATED: 09/04/2019

Tag Line:
This Is About All Of Us.
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A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
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Little Women
LAST UPDATED: 08/28/2019

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Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
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Spies In Disguise
LAST UPDATED: 07/02/2019

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Tag Line:
Super Spy. Super Fly.
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Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is... not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. Spies in Disguise is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.
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Like A Boss
LAST UPDATED: 09/12/2019

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Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. LIKE A BOSS also stars Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni.
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The Informer
LAST UPDATED: 07/12/2019

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Choose Your Enemies Wisely
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Reformed criminal and former special ops soldier Pete Koslow (Kinnaman), in order to free himself from jail and return to his wife (de Armas) and daughter, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers (Pike, Common and Owen) to infiltrate the Polish mobas drug trade in New York. In a final step towards freedom, Koslow must return to the one place heas fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole.
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Underwater
LAST UPDATED: 08/19/2019

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7 Miles Below The Ocean Surface Something Has Awakened
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A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
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Jack Goes To The Movies: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon ---What?

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So what's in a title?

It can be a lot when it comes to lesser-known and/or independent movies.
Take this week's new feel-good, comedic drama called 'THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON'.
When I mention it to people, the results I've been getting is---well frankly blank stares.
And that's a shame because the film is really quite good. But, of course, the title doesn't do much for it---UNLESS YOU'VE SEEN IT!
Get the picture?

Let me just say that the movie has already opened in a handful of major markets and has scored an impressive 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes---and deservedly so!
So what is it all about? And why all the praise?

'THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON' is the simple story of a young man with Down Syndrome living in a nursing facility.
His dream is---and always has been---professional wrestling. And he gets a step closer to fulfillment after breaking out of the institution and hooking up with an outlaw fisherman played by Shia LaBeouf. It's a once-in-a-lifetime journey from North Carolina towards Florida to find the pro-wrestling school of his hero, the 'Salt Water Redneck' portrayed by Thomas Haden Church.
Some reviewers call it 'Huck Finn Meets Rain Man.' Well maybe. But there is more to it here.
And what really helps this simple story are the film's excellent performances including that by Shia LaBeouf, arguably the best of his career.
And Dakota Johnson who cared for the 'man-boy' at the institution from which he bailed now trying to track him down and 'save' him. Also in rare form, Bruce Dern as the inmate who arranged the getaway.
But special kudos to newcomer Zack Gottsagen AS the Down Syndrome-afflicted runaway who provides the real glue to the story.

Not much more that I can tell you except to promise that you WILL enjoy 'THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON' no matter HOW weird its title. Hey, you may even thank me for recommending it to you.......
It opens this weekend in 'limited engagements'.
My score: B+
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What Direction is Exhibition Headed?

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If we address this question in terms of the laws of economics, as well as comparisons to other businesses who have faced similar challenges, the answer comes in focus.

In the early days, the supply of “movies” was limited because theatres were the only venue in which to view them.  As their entertainment value improved, so did the demand.  High demand and low supply equals success in any business.

Fast forward to today and, while movies are better than ever, the supply and accessibility to them has gone through the roof.  Movie theft on the Internet, pay per view, Netflix, DVDs, Red Box, cable pay tv channels, and free tv offer non-stop movie viewing options by the thousands.  Other competitive entertainment choices such as sporting events and gaming are also growing.  This abundance of supply has also brought the cost of seeing movies way down, everywhere that is except at the movie theatre!

Convenience is another factor impacting the viewing of movies.  The public can now watch them whenever they want, in the convenience of their own homes.  They can stop and start them as the wish, and the viewing quality is excellent, and constantly getting better.

Theatres, who once provided movie entertainment for the masses, are gradually being relegated to offering a premium experience to a shrinking audience.  While we tout premium sound, BIG picture, enjoying a film with an audience, getting out of the home, climate control, restaurant quality food options, and luxury seating, we still lose the price battle when non-affluent patrons ask:  “Why should I pay $50 to take my wife or girlfriend out (or a $100 to take my family out) when we can enjoy the same movie (plus Coca-Cola and popcorn) all for less than $10?  It simply makes no “economic” sense!

Exhibition can rightly claim that, when taking into account inflation, the cost of a movie ticket is no higher than it was 10, 20, or even 50 years ago.  (We can’t however, make that claim when it comes to our concession pricing!)  The problem here is not that our pricing is high, but that our competition’s pricing is so low!

As a comparison, Amazon is putting many big box stores out of business.  They are doing this via just two advantages - price and convenience!  These are the same two competitive factors that exhibition is facing.

There are other warnings.  The public looks for entertainment on the weekends when the work week for most is over, so weekend business is still pretty good.  Weekday business, however, has been going downhill for years.  Empty auditoriums, almost unheard of 20 years ago, are becoming commonplace on many weekday nights at most theatres.  The other alarming factor is that, while some blockbusters continue to impress, smaller movies often die at the box office.  There is no urgency to see them because it is so easy for patrons to wait and catch them later at home. 

Based on all of the above, we have no choice but to conclude that our business is going to continue getting worse, rather than better.  That’s not to say that many theatres who provide an enticing venue and who are located in “upscale” markets won't continue to thrive.  Also, well-run theatres in good and growing markets are likely to continue to prosper.  There are, however, many “average” theatres fighting the losing battle of constantly having to invest in upgrades for a stagnant or declining number of patrons!

So, what is the answer?

Growing our audience through offering an enjoyable and fun experience at a competitive price is our ONLY option for increasing our market share.  “Price” is the key word in this solution.  We have two options:

1.  By adding to “normal” business through local price incentive promotions aimed at targeted groups.  As an example, if we engage a fast food restaurant to distribute thousands of discount coupons to their customers in a week that are good at our theatre, many of those recipients (who would not normally have attended) will take advantage of the savings and the suggestion to attend a movie at our theatre.  Thus we have our “normal” business, but we attract additional patrons via the marketing.  The only problem here is that most theatres have abandoned marketing under the assumption that it’s the studio’s job.  Weekly promotions designed to target specific groups and add to normal business require time, effort and expertise which is sadly lacking at most theatres.  There is also the question of studio per capitas to deal with.

2.  We can drop the price of admission for everyone!  If we charged just $5/admission, and that price was properly marketed, attendance would increase substantially!  If, by going from a $10 to a $5 admission, and assuming a 55% average film rental, and our concession per capita holding steady at $4.50 with a 70% profit margin, we would only need to increase attendance by 33% to have the same gross income.  If lowering from $10 to $7/admission, attendance would need to increase by less than 20% to achieve the same gross profit.  Most every other retail business has sales to boost business, so doesn't it also make sense for us?

Movie-going was once compared to a freight train.  When business is slow (and the train is hardly moving) it is hard to boost business and get the train moving quickly. Once it has picked up a full head of steam, however, and lots of patrons are in our theatre enjoying good movies, seeing trailers to upcoming product, and sharing the experience with friends, business tends to keep moving at a brisk pace.  Our job is to get that train moving, which is a real challenge when coming off a slow summer and heading into the fall!

Still, with great films, a good experience for our customers, and EFFECTIVE MARKETING there are options for making sure our future is a rosy one!

(Share your comments regarding this article by emailing dan@imeonline.com and we will feature them here!  Indicate if you’d prefer to be credited by name or remain anonymous.)

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North Central NATO Keynote Address: Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, May 16, 2017 by Dan Klusmann

Over half a century ago… in a place called Billings Montana... I went to pick up my high school friend from the theatre where he worked.
When I walked into that theatre something dawned on me… The girls there were REALLY cute!
Free movies and working with cute girls sounded so much better than my job at the grocery store, that I asked my friend if he could get me hired.
So started my show biz career as relief marquee changer working for a dollar an hour.

About a year later, after several promotions, I was the theatre’s manager, and several years after that.... I was engaged to one of those candy girls.

As I go through this speech tonight I will try and relate some of the lessons I’ve learned in those 50+ years in this business.
Who knows, for some of you younger managers out there, maybe my discoveries, will help you in YOUR theatre careers.

So, lesson #1: Watch out for candy girls! (I can say that because my wife did not accompany me on this trip.)
In fact I asked for her advice on this talk and all she said was “Well whatever you do, don’t try to sound smart.. or funny.. or charming... Just be yourself.” So here it goes...

Back in those early years it was easy for me to develop a passion for both marketing and showmanship, which go hand-in-hand.
You see, our theatre had just one screen.
Our competition was a large national chain, so they got most of the big films.
When we’d get a good movie, we couldn’t afford just to unlock the doors and see who showed up.
We went out and promoted the film with stunts, media attention, big out-of-theatre displays, and tie-ins with other businesses and organizations.
We were SHOWMEN, which meant that our marketing efforts had a positive impact on the number of people coming to our movies!

The fact that has not changed through the years is our Lesson #2.
Today’s theatre managers can have a significant impact on the business your theatres generate.
It, however requires marketing and showmanship.

Showmanship separates you, the theatre manager, from the managers of say McDonalds, J.C. Penney, or Ace Hardware.
Through the Independent Marketing Edge and then ShowTime we’ve awarded almost half a million dollars to theatre managers through the years to encourage and reward showmanship.
And yet showmanship is dying.
Maybe I’m “old school” and times are changing. I definitely felt “old school” as I cut out photos and taped them to poster board for this easil. Dummy, I thought, a modern marketer would have featured these lessons in a Power Point presentation with a computer and big screen behind me. Then, again, a real showman might have had ring girls in bathing suits holding the boards - anything to grab your attention!

Showmanship is noticed and it is appreciated!
I was reminded of this most recently at CinemaCon this year.
Despite all the movie stars on hand, it was Chris Aronson, president of 20th Century Fox, who impressed me the most as he made a grand entrance and performed as part of a dance group sporting neon lights on their clothing.
That’s Showmanship!
Or as Harry Houdini once said: “The secret of showmanship consists not of what you really do, but what the mystery-loving public thinks you do.”
And we ARE, after all, in a business of make believe!

Marketing is an attitude, not a department.
The only purpose of any business is to bring in a customer, and there are really only two ways to do it – through marketing or innovation!
If you think that marketing is someone else’s job then you are missing out on the pride and satisfaction of knowing that you can impact the business your theatre generates.
Others, however, will recognize this and someday they will likely be your boss!
I remember reading years ago where American Airlines calculated that if they had one more customer on each flight in a given year, the difference in revenue would have been about $114 million.
How much is just one more customer every showing worth to your theatre?

When I was still a young manager and also attending college, our theatre owners decided to lease a Billings drive in, so they brought in a YOUNG city manager from Butte Montana to supervise our two theatres.
He had just graduated from Western Montana College with a teaching degree.
We worked together for over 20 years and helped build TOI Theatres into a 6 state regional circuit.
Later he went on to head up NATO of California and Nevada, and build ShoWest into the largest theatre convention in the world, and then he helped build Cinemark into the most successful international theatre circuit in history.
Not bad for a kid from Butte Montana.
My friend, Tim Warner, just retired as Cinemark’s CEO.
I, and many others, learned a lot from him through the years, but this Lesson #3 about achieving success is one of the most important.


There is a LOT of incompetence in this world, and in our industry.
By constantly educating yourself, competing on all levels, having a positive attitude, truly caring about people, seeking out and emulating mentors, surrounding yourself with people smarter than you, being honest, and always having confidence in yourself and your abilities, you WILL succeed.
No one is better than you if you give it your all.
Look in the mirror. That’s the competition you CAN control, not the other guy.
Be better today than you were yesterday.

A few years after graduating from college and putting in a stint in the Army, I rejoined TOI and opened a twin theatre in Helena Montana.
There, I started a children’s matinee series and convinced the parent teacher organizations in all the grade schools to sell series tickets to the kids.
It took a little time and effort, but by the third year of the series we were selling out two afternoon showings a day, three days a week, in both 300 seat auditoriums.
The police department had to come and direct traffic because the theatre was so busy with parents dropping off over 3,000 children a week.
It was cool because sometimes I would be out in the public and a little kid would point me out to their parents and say “Look, there’s the movie man.”
So... Lesson #4: Don’t forget the kids.
They are our teen and adult patrons of tomorrow. Turn them into movie-lovers!

Building any specialty film series is a great way to increase business.
Whether it’s a children’s matinees, late shows for teens, afternoon showings for seniors, art films, or operas, you can increase business by establishing a film series, building it, and pleasing your customers.
Movie-going is a habit that can be nourished through these series, so don’t forget this lesson #5. Build upon your successes and make them bigger and better!
If you have a good Facebook page, or loyalty club, or relationships with businesses, organizations or media, build on them, strengthen them, and improve them each and every year! .... Don’t ever take them for granted.

In 1988, when we sold our company to Excellence Theatres, I was taking their executives around to our theatres in Bozeman Montana.
It was a cold, snowy Tuesday night and we arrived at one of our older single screen theatres.
A smile crossed my face when we arrived and found taped to the box office window a sign that said “Sorry, .....Sold Out!”

The film was part of an art show series I had started.
The next day, Larry Hanson, who was one of the executives with Excellence at the time, told me that he checked the grosses for the previous night and that our lowly Rialto Theatre in Bozeman Montana had the biggest gross of all Excellence Theatres in 17 states.
So, whether it was the children’s series in Helena or the art film series in Bozeman, success came not from starting from scratch each year, but rather, building on our successes and making them bigger and better each succeeding year.

At the time of the sale of TOI to Excellence I was Vice President and Director of Marketing.
I got the job as director of marketing because I won most of the manager contests our company ran.
My early training in showmanship helped me win the film promotion contests.
When it came to winning concession contests I discovered our Lesson #6. Other businesses WANT to work with us on promotions, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them.
The movie business is glamorous and appealing to them.

They also want access to our customers.
I won those concession contests by using the Value Added Concept.
We could get more patrons to purchase our popcorn/drink combos by offering them an additional $10 in discounts and/or free items from other businesses with their purchase.
Per caps went up, customers were thrilled that they actually got a great deal at our concession stand, our staff enjoyed having an effective sales pitch, and the participating businesses were pleased with the exposure and new customers they generated from the promotion.

Using the value-added concept is just one example of always exceeding customer expectations which is Lesson #7.

One night at our theatre, it dumped a foot and a half of snow in less than two hours.
There were maybe 20 cars in our parking lot so a half hour before the final show let out I grabbed a push broom and cleaned the snow off of all the car windows in the lot.
The next day I received a phone call from a patron thanking me, and later we received a nice thank you note from another customer.

Exceeding expectations pleased customers and made me feel good.
Even a simple “Thanks for coming” as customers left the theatre showed our appreciation and was noticed.
Success is a given when you constantly strive to exceed customer expectations, show appreciation and deliver a great movie-going experience.
Sales go up and down, but service stays forever, and people always remember how you made them feel!

Lesson 8 deals with giving back and obtaining some balance in our lives.
It’s clear that this 70 year old body up here has traveled a long way,.... and some of the roads weren’t paved, ... but inside it is that same young energetic kid wanting to work with pretty girls.

Despite my wife constantly telling me to grow up, the mind hasn’t gotten old.
The years will fly by, so make the most of them and during that journey, constantly be seeking ways to give back to your family, your employees, your industry, charities & your community.
Someday, you too will be old, and you will want to look back on your life with pride and feel good about how you gave back and helped others.
Or, as a philosopher once said, “What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”

You have a couple of great examples here at this convention.
Exhibitors across the nation are aware of how hard Jeff Logan has worked in NATO to benefit independent theatre owners.
Dale Haider has better things to do with his time than put on this convention, but he too appreciates the satisfaction of giving back.

Speaking of conventions, I used to chair the Rocky Mountain Theatre Convention and grew to understand how much work it was to put on a great event EVERY year.
Larry Hanson was instrumental in starting the Geneva Convention, so he and I hatched a plan to combine the two conventions and alternate locations each year, so each would only have to put on a convention every other year. We called it the Great States Convention.
I was to chair the second one out West, so I wanted to make it the best theatre convention ever, and definitely better than Geneva the previous year.
I spent an entire year planning out every minute of a 4-day convention and put together great panels, speakers, screenings, studio presentations, a sold out trade show, and one of the first demonstrations of a digital projector for our industry.

Day 1 started with a golf tournament.
Before leaving for the tournament that morning I turned on the TV, and was devastated by the site of the the World Trade Tours burning.
It was Sept. 11, 2001.
That was New York though, and I was in Montana surrounded by the beauty of Glacier National Park, so it shouldn’t impact me.
Well, when I returned from the golf course the hotel had 75 messages for me from speakers and other program participants whose flights had been grounded so they would be unable to attend.
My year of planning came crashing down with those towers 2000 miles away.
The digital projector arrived, but the technician who knew how to assemble it was stuck in California.
Many of the other events had to be changed as I literally had to wing it.

The convention, however, is one that none of us will ever forget.
Our final night banquet was held outdoors on a beautiful Montana night.
Attendees could fish for trout, shoot skeet, or just marvel at the elk that wandered around the rod and gun club that hosted us.
As bus loads of slightly inebriated attendees returned to the hotel that night they were singing patriotic songs like “God Bless America.”
That week we all gave something back to each other and appreciated how lucky we were.

So.... Lesson #9: Always be prepared for the unexpected.

In my years as a manager I dealt with drunks, robbery, being assaulted, the death of an employee, lost children, electrical outages, falls, equipment breakdowns, customer heart attacks, choking victims, violent storms, flooding, and more.
When unexpected events happen, and they will, you will be tested.
Be prepared for the unexpected, be calm, and make sure that you and your team know the right things to do.
With little warning you can be a hero or the fall guy.

Lesson #10 centers on building a great team.

Theatre managers have an opportunity and responsibility, in that many of our employees are young and impressionable and they will look to you for leadership.
As you lead, make sure you show your employees that they are appreciated.
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
When a team develops a culture of supporting each other, hard work, customer service, excellence, and learning, its members can translate both their victories and failures into input for continuous growth and improvement.
This will allow your team to achieve extraordinary results with increased frequency, thus becoming an extraordinary team.

And, in building that team, get good at delegating.
Yes, you can do just about everything better than your employees, but you will never be a great leader if you fail to delegate.
“Good" leaders inspire people to have confidence in them, but “GREAT" leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves!
Steve Jobs said it best: “My model for business is The Beatles. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a TEAM of people.”

And don’t forget that building a great team starts in the hiring process. In addition to the normal questions about work history and the like, don’t forget to factor in a great smile, personality, and their desire to serve and please people. Success is not just what you accomplish in YOUR life, it is also about what you inspire others to do.

Increasing theatre attendance is our priority #1, so, how many of you know the very best way to increase theatre attendance?
The answer is Lesson #11. Hands down, Gift Cards are your most important marketing program:
NOTHING can increase your theatre attendance more than a great gift card program, and yet most theatre managers do a poor job at it.

During November and December each year we have an opportunity in that the public goes into a buying frenzy as they search for holiday gifts to give family, friends, co-workers, customers, and service providers.
This is the one time of year where the public is hyper receptive to our marketing message.
Therefore it is critical to deliver that message to as many people as possible and as many times as possible.
Gift card signs hanging in your theatre lobby don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the potential for sales.
Some of the people who will receive this gift of movies rarely or never attend your theatre now, so you end up developing NEW customers.

When a movie gift card is burning a hole in a recipient’s wallet or purse, they will go to MORE movies.
It also doesn’t hurt that the income is received in advance, or that some of it is 100% profit because gift cards are sometimes lost or forgotten about.
Or, that as your gift cards can also be redeemed at the concession stand, they increase concession sales.
Look for all sorts of ways to get the word out and then make them VERY easy and convenient to purchase via your Website, the theatre, by phone, by mail, and at locations in busy shopping areas.

Work at developing and preparing this year's Gift Card program throughout September and October so it’s ready to turn big numbers for you in November and December.

I’ve also suggested to NATO that a national campaign in November and December promoting movie gift cards would be the smartest investment our industry could make.

In our ShowTime magazine we have been featuring “Show People” interviews with industry leaders.
One of the questions we ask is about their concerns for the future of our industry.
Therefore, I’d like to take this opportunity to share a couple of my concerns with you in the hope that possibly you might contribute to finding solutions.

The studios, in effect, are helping push us away from serving the masses like we once did.
Amenities such as food, alcohol, luxury recliners, reserved seating, and 3D are all steadily increasing the cost of movie-going.
While all these things are great, and allow us to serve patrons better, the studios think it’s more efficient to make their product available to the masses in their homes at a fraction of the price we charge.
As home viewing technology gets better and more convenient, that huge growing price differential between seeing a movie at a theatre and seeing it at home will result in us continuing to lose customers.
We often tout the COMMUNAL experience of seeing a film with an audience, and yet I’d be embarrassed to tell you how many times this past year I’ve watched a movie in my local theatre with NO one else in the auditorium.
On those occasions I'm actually LONELY in a theatre, and THAT has me worried!

Movies are one of the only businesses in the world where pricing is rarely used to increase sales and where the price of a Cadillac, such as Star Wars, is the same as a Yugo or a film that went straight to video.
If the studios are going to keep shrinking windows between us and the opportunity to see their product for next to nothing, then they should remove the per caps and let us do more to use price incentives and specials to increase attendance!
Let me share just one example:

On a given Monday through Thursday you will have “X” number of people coming to your theatre and paying full price as a result of normal studio and theatre marketing.
If another local business on a weekend has a lot of people coming to their store, or going to their Website, or checking out their Facebook page, what would happen if THEY invited their customers to “Enjoy a MOVIE this week at YOUR theatres!”
What if they gave THEIR customers a special coupon or code giving them $5 off on adult admissions to any movies that coming Monday through Thursday night?
And what if they took full credit for this gift so it came from them, not us?

Several things will happen.
First off the business will generate great PR with their customers.
Of all the people they give this bonus to, only a small number of them might have come to your theatre on those weekday nights anyway.
But, as a result of their gift, your theatre will enjoy far more additional people coming to the movies as a result of the special discount.

Movie going is often an impulse decision.
When it is suggested, and accompanied with an appealing incentive, the public responds.
By running this promotion with various merchants week to week, and not using the same ones regularly, you would reach new people and add to your attendance.
The net result is satisfied customers, happy marketing partners, a bigger gross on slow weekday nights, and maybe movie lovers like me will actually be able to enjoy that COMMUNAL experience again, and won’t be lonely any more.
A win-win for all involved.

The second of my concerns is our industry’s inability to market some very enjoyable films.

Some of the best movies of the year in terms of audience enjoyment end up doing relatively little business at our theatres.
I’m thinking of films such as Queen of Katwe, The Founder, The Shack, and more recently Gifted.
What might you do to help good, little films gross more?

Consider building a rapport with movie lovers in your town, maybe through your loyalty program, and alert them via email when you have a “Manager’s Pick” as far as a totally enjoyable film that you HIGHLY recommend.
Include some positive reviews, and offer incentives such as “the popcorn is on us” or the value-added bonuses from other merchants that I mentioned earlier.
Maybe even include an offer of a full refund if the film is not totally enjoyable.
If done right, and built upon, you will have the power to please customers and generate more business on little films you are proud to show. (Customers appreciate a heads up on a great movie!)

And now I interrupt this speech for a commercial:
While the young people in my office have dragged me kicking and screaming into the digital age, I AM excited about our new digital ShowTime.
If you have not yet checked it out, you can enjoy it free by registering as a fan at Silver Screen Insider.com.
It is cool and enjoyable to look at, and it will keep you abreast of the marketing of films you will be playing.

Now, back to the lessons: “I” may think the new ShowTime is great, but if YOU don’t, it will fail, so here’s Lesson #12:
Always seek honest feedback from customers and you will become smarter and more successful!


Warning though: While I told you to seek honest feedback from customers, that advise does not always hold true with your spouse.
Mine is always telling me that I’m over the hill and that I should retire.
I can’t do that, however, because I’d miss this industry and all the great people I’ve worked with and met.
I agree with George Burns who said: “Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.”

Seeking feedback points out another lesson #13 on the importance of being a good listener.
Really listening to customers, employees, other business people, and mentors will pay off in countless ways.
Learn to listen more and talk less.
There was once an experiment conducted where a wife of a businessman accompanied him to a party where she knew none of the guests, and they didn’t know her.
She was instructed simply to listen to what others said, show interest, ask questions, and nod in agreement, but NEVER contribute anything.
The next day, guests at the party were asked for their opinions of her. She was described by them as bright, impressive, interesting, charismatic, and even articulate.
So, if you want to be successful, be a good listener!

Years ago there was a company called National Screen Service.
They handled distribution of trailers, 1-sheets and promotional items for many of the studios.
Each year they sponsored the National Screen Service Marketing Conference where theatre marketing directors met with their counterparts at the studios to discuss the marketing and promotion of upcoming films.

One of the first conferences was in Dallas TX at the Loews Anatole Hotel.
I was wandering the hotel’s halls one evening and made a wrong turn and ended up in the trade show of another industry - FUNERAL HOMES!
As I looked down the aisles of caskets, hearses, and embalming fluid vendors, one final Lesson hit me.

MOVIES!
We are very LUCKY to be involved in such a great business.
Be THANKFUL for it..... ENJOY it..... and CELEBRATE it!

And speaking of celebrating… this speech is over, and I like to celebrate endings -
as they hopefully precede new beginnings... and optimism that the best is yet to come!

So, thanks for inviting me!...
and, OH!
One more thing...
PLEASE don’t don’t let my wife know what I said here tonight!
Thank you!
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