COVID-19 UPDATE: ARRRRGH! EBU officially drops the ax on Eurovision 2020

ARRRGGH! Damn you Coronavirus! You’ve just ruined a perfect 64 year record! The European Broadcast Union announced this morning that the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled – the first such cancellation in it’s history. Here’s the official statement: It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Showcase/National Amusements becomes first major chain to shutter theatres nationwide

From the email blast: Today we are proactively pausing moviegoing in theaters in North America. All cinemas will close by 8 p.m. ET today, with operations expected to resume by April 7. All tickets purchased in advance for future shows will be refunded and all Showcase Subscribe membership accounts will be placed on hold. Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak, our staff […]

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COVID-19 Update: Tribeca Film Festival postpones indefinitely

Tribeca Film Festival has become the latest casualty of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, announcing this afternoon they are postponing indefinitely.  For info on the massive Boston spring festival season, check out eCinemaBoston.com for all the updates – a number of event casualties have hit our area as well. Here’s the full statement from Tribeca: A Statement from Tribeca We founded […]

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COMIC CON: Marvel Studios announces upcoming phase of films; major surprises on the way

Marvel Studios announced the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at San Diego ComicCon last night – Most importantly, Marvel president Kevin Feige says that Disney Plus shows will tie directly into the MCU in the future, so you’ll HAVE to get it…heh heh…there were some MAJOR announcements, and several HUGE surprises…here we go! BLACK WIDOW – MAY 1, […]

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Rex Manning and Co heads for the Great White Way – “Empire Records” becoming Broadway musical

I don’t know whether to be jumping for joy or running for the hills scared to death – Deadline.com is reporting that the 1995 cult classic “Empire Records” is being groomed as a Broadway musical to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary in 2020…(T-T TWENTY F-F-FIVE YEARS?!? ::Gasp:: MY HEART!!) The film told the story of a harried day in the life […]

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PODCAST: Subject:CINEMA #578 – August 20 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubject:CINEMA #578 –  August 20 2017 COMMUNICATE WITH US! We want to hear from YOU! Email – subjectcinema@pnrnetworks.com  <—NEW ADDRESS Voicemail – TOLL FREE – call 888-269-2443 Speakpipe – https://www.speakpipe.com/SubjectCINEMA Patreon Friends -join up now! We Need YOU! http://patreon.com/PNRNetworks Subject:CINEMA App – NOW AVAILABLE!! YAY! Get your FREE […]

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PODCAST: Subject:CINEMA #574 – July 16 2017

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubject:CINEMA #574 –  July 16 2017 COMMUNICATE WITH US! We want to hear from YOU! Email – subjectcinema@pnrnetworks.com  <—NEW ADDRESS Voicemail – TOLL FREE – call 888-269-2443 Speakpipe – https://www.speakpipe.com/SubjectCINEMA Patreon Friends -join up now! We Need YOU! http://patreon.com/PNRNetworks Subject:CINEMA App – NOW AVAILABLE!! YAY! Get your FREE […]

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PODCAST: Subject:CINEMA #534 – August 28 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubject:CINEMA #534 –  August 28 2016 COMMUNICATE WITH US! We want to hear from YOU! Email – subjectcinema@pnrnetworks.com  <—NEW ADDRESS Voicemail – TOLL FREE – call 888-269-2443 Speakpipe – https://www.speakpipe.com/SubjectCINEMA Subject:CINEMA App – coming soon! THIS WEEK: We’re a little later in the evening than usual this week […]

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Sony cancels release of “The Interview” ; let’s look at the other side of the coin, shall we?

We’ll cover this entire debacle in more detail this weekend on Subject:CINEMA, but after reading all the crap Sony is taking for cancelling the release of the Seth Rogan/James Franco-starring comedy “The Interview“, I felt I need to speak out a bit. First off – to those who would take Sony to task – aka vilify – for their decision […]

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Subject:CINEMA #443 – “‘The Prestige’/X-Men Time Paradoxes/’F For Fake’/’Hero’/’Maleficent’” – June 1 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubject:CINEMA #443 – “‘The Prestige’/X-Men Time Paradoxes/’F For Fake’/’Hero’/’Maleficent’” – June 1 2014 This Week’s Show: The meaning of “Truth” MICRO FOCUS –  “The Prestige” FREEZE FRAME – X-Men Time Paradoxes FETHIVAL FLASH – Provincetown (MA) International Film Festival UNDER THE RADAR – “F For Fake” DEJA VIEW […]

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Subject:CINEMA #429 – “‘The NeverEnding Story’/’First Descent’/”Spider Baby’/SXSW Fethival Ten/’The Sorcerer And The White Snake'” – February 2 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubject:CINEMA #429 – “‘The NeverEnding Story’/’First Descent’/”Spider Baby’/SXSW Fethival Ten/’The Sorcerer And The White Snake’” – February 2 2014 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news, including breaking news of the passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman MICRO FOCUS – “The NeverEnding Story FREEZE FRAME […]

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2014 Academy Award Nominations

2014 OSCAR NOMINATIONS – Commentary to follow later today and on Subject:CINEMA this weekend BEST PICTURE “American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers “Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers “Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers “Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze […]

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Subject:CINEMA #421 – “Dogtown And Z-Boys’/’Lords Of Dogtown’/’Wonder Woman’/Awards Season” – December 8 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubject:CINEMA #421 – “Dogtown And Z-Boys’/’Lords Of Dogtown’/’Wonder Woman’/Awards Season” – December 8 2013 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “Dogtown And Z-Boys” FREEZE-FRAME –  Why isn’t there a Wonder Woman film yet? RED CARPET MONITOR – Awards News galore FETHIVAL […]

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Discovery channel “StormChasers” co-stars Tim Samaras, Carl Young killed in OK tornado Friday

Veteran storm chasers Tim Samaras (left) and Carl Young (right), best known to general audiences as cast members on the Discovery Channel’s “StormChasers” reality series throughout the series’ final three seasons, were both killed, along with Samaras’ 24 year old son Paul, when they were caught by the monster EF3 tornado that ravaged the El Reno, Oklahoma area again this […]

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R.I.P. Caleb Moore 1987-2013

This one of those times when I HATE extreme sports… Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died this morning of injuries sustained during competition last Thursday at the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen; he was just 25 years old. Moore, along with younger brother Colten, have been crowd favorites in the competition, winning several medals between them over the past several years.  […]

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