Category: News

Could Disney’s New Netflix-like Service Be a Step Toward Premium Video On Demand?

Why is Disney walking away from a deal which nets them as much as $300 million a year? That’s what Ben Weiss, chief investment officer at 8th & Jackson Capital Management, wondered when Disney announced […]

Deadpool 2 Might Have a Tough Time Defending Itself

1. How do you remain a self-aware superhero movie when everyone knows someone died during the making of your movie? 2. How do you answer those who want to know why you hired a pro […]

MoviePass Just Offered a Deal That Is So Good the Country’s Largest Theater Chain Wants Nothing to Do With It

$9.99, are they out of their mind? That’s the question currently being thrown around at AMC Headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, where executives for the country’s largest movie theater chain are ordering their army of lawyers […]

My Favorite King of the Hill Scene

Another week, another story about a classic TV show being revived. This time, it’s King of the Hill because all of The Simpsons‘ old animated counterparts on Fox must eventually come back – first Family Guy, […]

The Fallout From the Summer of Pain: Suffering Movie Theaters, Spooked Film Financiers, Contraction & China Anxiety

I feel like I’ve written this article before. In fact, I know I have. In the 5 years of this site’s existence, I’ve written the obituary for the film industry multiple times. The sky, it […]

There is More Riding On Detroit Than You Might Realize

It’s hard out for movie distributors these days. One of them, Broad Green, just closed shop yesterday a mere three years after being founded by Wall Street hedge funders who invested in quality programming (A […]

Jason Blum Offers an Update on Blumhouse’s Halloween Reboot

Not gonna lie – I totally forgot Jason Blum and his micro-budget production house Blumhouse is making the next Halloween movie. Heck, I forgot that Hollywood hadn’t given up on the Halloween franchise entirely at […]

Will Smith Partially Nailed Why Hollywood Struggles to Create New Movie Stars These Days

It no longer qualifies as great insight to say that intellectual property (IP if you’re nasty) has replaced the movie star in the Hollywood ecosystem. The ongoing labor dispute between actors and producers was lost […]

This Quote From a Transformers Producer is Everything That’s Wrong (Yet Maybe Right) with Hollywood’s Current Franchise Strategy

This is the summer of failure at the box office for Hollywood. No, wait. That was last summer. Or was it the summer before that? Hold on. When did we have the summer that was […]

Marvel Studios at Comic-Con: Highlights From Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and The Wasp

Let’s not waste time on pleasantries. It’s San Diego Comic-Con. Hall H. Marvel Studios panel. Go. Thor: Ragnarok The big news: Hela isn’t the only villain in the movie (hello, Surtur, you big ole fiery demon), […]