Screen Junkies » ShoWest http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:47 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 AMC Says “No Fatties” With New Healthy Concession Options http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amc-says-no-fatties-with-new-healthy-concession-options/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amc-says-no-fatties-with-new-healthy-concession-options/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2011 18:04:23 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205426 Pretty soon there will be healthier options at your local movie theater concession stand that you can ignore in favor of popcorn and soda.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lyton made a plea to theater owners at last years ShoWest, asking them to please consider offering healthier options at their concession stands. His thinking was that it would help fight obesity in younger moviegoers. Sure, that make perfect sense, as children go to the movies 5-7 times a week, right? Welp, logic be damned, AMC stepped up to the plate and heeding his impassioned call. Here’s the press release:

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Lynton today welcomed the announcement by AMC Theatres (AMC) that audiences will now be able to purchase “smart snack choices” at the company’s theaters.

“I applaud AMC for making healthier snacks available for theatergoers at concession stands around the country. I believe this will be good for business and for public health,” Lynton said.

In March, 2010, Lynton called on theater owners at ShoWest (now CinemaCon) to serve healthy food in addition to their traditional offerings. In his ShoWest remarks, Lynton said, “By bringing healthier snacks into your concession stands, you would be helping our country meet an urgent public health need. Taking this step is also great for audiences and for your business, because people want to see healthier foods in theaters, and when they do, they’ll buy them.”

Lynton announced last year that the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, had offered to advise theater owners on adding healthier snacks to their menus. AMC did work with the Alliance and said it “modeled AMC Smart MovieSnacks on the Alliance’s school competitive food and beverage guidelines, which the organization uses in its work that supports more than 11,000 U.S. schools.”

That’s all well and good, but I’m going to remain concerned for the safety of our nation’s youth until AMC agrees to ban all non-Pixar animation and movies with more than 5 fart jokes from their theaters for good! Who’s with me? (Deadline)

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Another Final ‘Final Destination’ “Finally” in Development http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/another-final-final-destination-finally-in-development/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/another-final-final-destination-finally-in-development/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Much like with inbreeding, The Final Destination series has degraded in quality with each film. The first was a unique twist on the horror genre, the second compensated for its weak story with impressive gore sequences, the third happened, and the NASCAR-based fourth installment was the film equivalent of a mongoloid. BUT it was a 3D mongoloid and 3D equals big box office.With that being said, Warner Bros. head bro Alan Horn announced at ShoWest that a fifth installment of the franchise will be breathing through its mouth in the near future. Why? "Because we couldn't resist," according to Horn.No details yet on who will direct or which sexy teens will be cast, but that's fine because you probably won't know who the hell they are anyway. (/Film)

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Much like with inbreeding, The Final Destination series has degraded in quality with each film. The first was a unique twist on the horror genre, the second compensated for its weak story with impressive gore sequences, the third happened, and the NASCAR-based fourth installment was the film equivalent of a mongoloid. BUT it was a 3D mongoloid and 3D equals big box office.

With that being said, Warner Bros. head bro Alan Horn announced at ShoWest that a fifth installment of the franchise will be breathing through its mouth in the near future. Why? "Because we couldn’t resist," according to Horn.

No details yet on who will direct or which sexy teens will be cast, but that’s fine because you probably won’t know who the hell they are anyway. (/Film)

 

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