Spiderhead Tops Netflix as Sony Movies Rule VOD Charts

Sony’s lower-priced movies rule the VOD charts elsewhere as consumers look for value in their home-viewing spending. Is it a sign of consumers becoming more price-conscious? This week’s VOD charts suggest perhaps, and also that Sony is still figuring out how to thread the needle without its own streaming channel. “Morbius,” just reduced to $5.99, … Read more

Sony Teases ‘Bullet Train,’ ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ at CineEurope

Sony made a splash at the CineEurope conference in Barcelona with British star Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the ground to tease David Leitch’s “Bullet Train,” in which Taylor-Johnson stars opposite Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and Karen Fukuhara. Taylor-Johnson, who just wrapped the shoot of “Kraven the Hunter,” introduced 15 minutes of footage of the action-packed comedy … Read more

A Review Of The Black Phone

Madison Thames (centre) stars as Finney Shaw, a boy communicating with past victims of the serial killer that kidnapped him, in The Black Phone.photo: Universal Pictures Based on a short story by Joe Hill, The Black Phone hits a sweet spot regarding its subject matter, its setting, its tone, and its star that should allow … Read more

Long-lost film of 1898 Rex parade is believed to be the oldest footage shot in New Orleans | Mardi Gras

After reigning 124 years ago as Rex, king of Carnival, Charles A. Farwell rides again — in a bit of film discovered in March in a Dutch museum. This two-minute snippet, believed to be the oldest existing movie footage shot in New Orleans, will be shown Wednesday at 6 pm at the Presbytère overlooking Jackson … Read more