Now Showing – Cinefex 162

by Jody Duncan

Cinefex 162

One of the realities of the film industry today – something solidly in the “This Never Used to Happen” category – is the phenomenon of shifting movie release dates. In January, Film X is set to be released in March; by February, its release has been changed to May; in April, its release is set for July – of the following year.

This trend of jockeying release dates – whether to afford a film a more advantageous opening or to tinker with a film that isn’t quite ready or any number of other considerations – plays havoc with our editorial schedules. We have an article planned, sometimes even written, and then, at the last minute, the release date changes and our article must be postponed for publication in a later issue.

That is what happened with Cinefex 162, and we were suddenly left with an Alita-sized hole in our magazine!

Fortunately, we still have a few tricks up our sleeves, and a few treasures in our old file cabinets – such as an interview that Cinefex founder Don Shay conducted with Richard Fleischer, the director of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, back in 1977, as part of his research for a never-realized book project.

That interview, never before published, is a treasure, indeed, as the now late Fleischer recalled the making of that iconic film 23 years prior as if it had just wrapped. We present it to you in our issue 162, along with our cover story on the making of Aquaman, Joe Fordham’s coverage of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Graham Edwards’ Welcome to Marwen story – supported by an in-depth Q&A with director Robert Zemeckis.

It’s a terrific issue – and you can look for Alita in February!

Cinefex 162 is on newsstands now, and available to order at our online store. If you’re a subscriber, your copy is already splashing its way to your mailbox. And don’t forget our iPad edition, out soon, featuring tons more photographs and exclusive video content.

4 thoughts on “Now Showing – Cinefex 162

  1. Guys! I wish you more of those shifts in the futures, seriosly! The Universe heard my prays… Cinefex is publishing historical materials again!!!!! We are lucky to have this text now! Maybe there are more of those lying around in your desks out there! Historical stuff is also very interesting! I honestly think you should do them from time to time! And if such a release date shift is nessessary in order for you to do that, then let there be more of those :))) Thank you!
    PS: I have all 161 issues on my shelves. 🙂

    • Thanks, Nadia. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed our “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Q&A with Richard Fleischer. You’ll find a few more forgotten gems in the “Cinefex Vault” section of this blog: http://cinefex.com/blog/cinefex-vault/ Thanks for reading through the years!

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