Movies

The seventeenth edition of deadCenter Film Festival kicked off last night in downtown Oklahoma City, and Executive Director Lance McDaniel has been planning and anticipating with his crew for the big weekend.

Filmmakers have submitted more than 100 films that will be screened through Sunday in several locations throughout the metro area, with special events and activities in between.

The new movie Life, which opens March 24, is about astronauts who discover an alien life form and live to regret it. You could say exactly the same thing about Alien: Covenant, which was originally scheduled to open the following Friday — until someone realized that was a recipe for box-office disaster. Alien: Covenant will now open in early May, and that close call, crazy as it is, isn't uncommon in Hollywood.

Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday with a response from AMC.

Texting at the movies is usually annoying and usually banned. But the CEO of the giant movie theater chain AMC says maybe it's time to rethink that.

AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron floated a trial balloon in an interview with Variety at CinemaCon, a film industry trade convention, saying the chain has considered adding showings where using your cellphone will be allowed.

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The summer blockbuster movie season is going strong.

In this week’s JenX, Jennifer Lindsey McClintock takes us back to a younger age of film making.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native who works in marketing and public relations.

You can reach her on Twitter: @jeninthe405.