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IFC Films Dominates Academy Screening Platform with Nine Contenders

In this strange new moviegoing ecosystem, IFC Films is one indie distributor doing well despite the hurdles of releasing content amid the ongoing pandemic. Not only did the arthouse platform just cross the $2-million mark overall at the drive-in box office with the release of “Relic,” but IFC also is currently in the lead in […]

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‘The High Note’ Starts Strong on VOD as Netflix’s ‘Lovebirds’ Drops Fast

Almost four months after indoor theaters shut down, a small fraction are reopening around the country. Drive-ins continue to lead grosses: IFC Films’ “The Wretched” is a standout success. That’s because IFC reports those drive-in numbers. Universal does not: they had the real #1 grosser for the eighth straight weekMeanwhile, at-home movie-watching habits are evolving […]

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Horror Movie ‘The Wretched’ Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity

IFC’s horror movie “The Wretched” is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period.Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Last week, only 21 drive-ins were open, marking […]

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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Survive the Night’, ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’, ‘Chrissy’s Court’, ‘#blackAF’, ‘You Ain’t Got These’, ‘The Wretched’

It’s time for a trailer round-up! Rather than let some smaller trailers slip through the cracks, we like to gather them together and bring them to you in one place. You’re welcome. This trailer round-up features a new Bruce Willis movie, some upcoming Netflix shos, two shows from the new streaming service Quibi, and a […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Roma’ Becomes First Netflix Film With DVD Release

In today’s film news roundup, “Roma” is getting a DVD release, Joaquin Phoenix backs an animal rights documentary, Humanitas announces nominations and “The Wretched” finds a home.Roma DVDAlfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” has become the first Netflix movie to get a Blu-Ray and DVD release, thanks to the Criterion Collection launching a special edition in February.The release […]

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Fantasia Film Review: ‘The Wretched’

While vampires and zombies are evergreen horror movie favorites, the motion picture arts have not been particularly kind to that bush-league cousin, the killer tree-spirit. Two of the better-known among relatively few examples are esteemed by bad movie aficionados: There was 1957’s drive-in special “From Hell It Came,” in which an actor lumbering around in […]

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