All movie and stage theaters frown on people using their phones during a movie for a number of different reasons. But for those who do want to, or perhaps can’t help but tweeting and surfing the internet on their phone during a movie, one theater has introduced “tweet seats” at the back of the theater to let people use their phones (silently) without distracting other people.
Studio Ghibli’s got a lot of great movies in its resume, but one of its most beloved, and one of the movies that introduced a lot of Americans to contemporary Japanese anime, Princess Mononoke, is going to be turned into a theater production. The show opens next April in London, but I hope it tours in the US as well.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Danny Boyle and Jonny Lee Miller’s theatrical version of Frankenstein has been a huge hit in the UK, and it’s now coming to American movie screens this June. The production stars Cumberbatch and Miller as Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s monster interchangeably.
When a Hollywood production company wants to remake or reboot a movie just to make a quick buck, it’s sort of annoying. But if someone wants to remake something out of love, and it’s someone that can pull it off, it’s exciting. Like Joseph Gordon-Levitt now talking about wanting to remake the film version of Little Shop of Horrors. I loved the 1980s film with Rick Moranis, but I’m totally fine with a new JGL version as well.