Loews Cineplex has announced plans to close almost one-fourth of its 2,965 screens in the coming months. So what does this have to do with independent and foreign film? Quite a lot.
The Golden Globe Awards are tomorrow night. By this time the HFPA hands these bad boys out, the eventual Best Picture Oscar is already a foregone conclusion. But without a clear front runner this year, the Globes take on some importance for a change. About the only sure things are Jim Carrey winning for “The Grinch” (boy, do they love him), the HFPA finding some way to honor non-nominee Angelina Jolie (they love her even more) and several people will give some rather bizarre speeches.