Month: July 2018

It’s Rumor Time: Lucas Returning to Star Wars? Disney Preparing to Bury Fox’s New X-Men Movies?

I normally resist reporting on rumors, but these two are too juicy to pass up. One of them is still up in the air. The other appears to have been squashed: Star Wars to Get […]

Why Did It Take Hollywood a Decade to Make a Sequel to One of the Most Successful Musicals of All Time?

I don’t know if you’ve heard by now, but Hollywood kind of likes making sequels. In fact, 2018 is currently on pace to have more sequels released into theaters than any year over the past […]

Review: There’s No Resisting Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

It would be so easy to be snobbish about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s a sequel to Mamma Mia!, the 2008 adaptation of the Broadway musical that crammed as many Abba songs as was physically […]

MoviePass Is Dying. What Are Your Other Options?

From the moment former Netflix and Redbox co-founder Mitch Lowe took over MoviePass and immediately slashed prices, the naysayers have been predicting failure. “It’s not sustainable,” they all said. “You’re setting consumers up for a […]

Mission: Impossible, Teen Titans & Inflation: 4 Takeaways From the Weekend Box Office

Weekend box office reporting, go! 1. Mission Impossible Managed to Finally Grow Its Audience (Except Not) In his recent interview on Variety’s podcast, Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie lamented the franchise’s frustrating stasis […]

Mission: Impossible-Fallout is a Mission Worth Accepting

Is there a franchise more remarkable than Mission: Impossible? It began in 1996, with director Brian De Palma at the helm, constructing a spy film that trafficked in complicated conspiracies and paranoia and felt like […]

Film Review: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Is a PG Deadpool If Deadpool Was a Musical

It only takes 4 minutes for the first fart joke to arrive in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.That’s followed by a repetitive, “Ninja Rap”-esque title song where the Titans – Robin, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, […]

Preparing for the End of the Skywalker Saga – Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX Marketing Strategy

Disney released a…press release. Hold on. That’s just terrible. Let me start over. According to a new Disney press release, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will both appear in Star Wars IX. Hardly surprising for […]

Film Review: The Prowler Sees No Need for Plot

I’m slowly making my way through the new season of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder, a celebration of exploitation cinema and forgotten B-movies. Next up: The Prowler, a 1981 slasher about […]

Retro Review: Rabid Is For Cronenberg Completists Only

Earlier this year, I addressed one of my big cinematic blind spots by finally watching David Cronenberg’s Videodrome. While I enjoyed it, I didn’t intend to go even further back and check out any of […]