The movies are back. Cineworld and Regal Cinemas will reopen by July 10
CNN Cineworld Group, the owner of Regal Cinemas, will begin reopening movie theaters next week following a three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cineworld became the second largest cinema business in the world by number of screens after it acquired Regal in 2017 for $3.6 billion. It said it has updated its booking system to ensure social distancing throughout auditoriums, adapted daily screening schedules to avoid crowds and enhanced cleaning procedures. AMC Theaters, the world's largest movie theater owner, is planning to open around 1,000 cinemas around the world next month. In the United Kingdom, the government is reviewing whether to reduce its social distancing rule from two meters.
Artemis Fowl really wants to be the next Harry Potter
CNN "Artemis Fowl" isn't an unqualified good egg, but it's perfectly adequate, and the best of the kid-friendly movies redirected to streaming by coronavirus -- a low bar, admittedly, after "Trolls World Tour" and "Scoob!" Indeed, the movie's ending -- after a mere 94 minutes -- leaves so much business unfinished that it's pretty obvious this whole exercise was conceived with visions of Harry Potter dancing in executives' heads. Artemis -- christened a "criminal mastermind" -- must find a mystical object, the Aculos, in order to secure his freedom. That's a drawback, in theory, that could be improved upon should "Artemis Fowl" impress subscribers enough to merit a sequel, and slow its roll a bit. "Artemis Fowl" premieres June 12 on Disney+.
"American Sniper" tops box office
"American Sniper" tops box office The Oscar-nominated film broke the record for a January weekend release, as well as any Drama opening ever. And Johnny Depp is up to his usual antics on the big screen. CBS's Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainmentcbsnews.com