Category: Film News

Examination of a Box Office Bomb: Life Itself

You’ve seen Life Itself before. Well, actually, you probably haven’t. The tragedy porn drama from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman just suffered one of the worst opening weekends ($2.1m) for any movie debuting in […]

7 MCU Characters Who Could Get Their Own Show on Disney’s Streaming Service

Disney apparently found some spare millions in its couch seat cushions and is planning on throwing it at producing several Marvel Cinematic Universe-related TV shows for its new streaming service. Loki and Scarlet Witch are […]

Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel & Female Superhero Movies – There Were None. Now There’s Two. And We’re Not Done.

“There were none. Now there’s one. And, so, we’re done,” sang Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson from the stage of the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles at last night’s 70th Emmy Awards. It was […]

Disney Was Right to Choose Mary Poppins Returns Over Solo As Its Big Christmas Movie This Year

For the past three years, a Disney-backed property launched during the Christmas movie season on the way to blockbuster results. This year will technically be no different. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is set to premiere […]

A Lament for the Potentially Good Superman Movie Henry Cavill Never Got to Make

Warner Bros. went to Henry Cavill to discuss filming a Superman cameo for Shazam. They left with no cameo and, in fact, no Superman. That’s the gist of the story in The Hollywood Reporter, which […]

James Gunn, Roseanne & Anthony Anderson: The Inexact Science Behind Disney’s Zero Tolerance

James Gunn made some tasteless jokes on Twitter. Anthony Anderson is still being investigated by the LAPD for assault. They both work for Disney. Correction: only one of them still works for Disney. Can you […]

Now Seems Like a Good Time to Remember Just How Shady MoviePass’ Parent Company Is

Another week, another MoviePass story. Gee, do you think that just maybe something’s not right with this group of grifters? The latest is this: MoviePass’ new $9.95-for-three-movies-a-month model goes into effect today, and as of […]

Is Paramount Right? Has Star Trek Hit Its Financial Ceiling as a Film Franchise?

Star Trek, in the Shatner years, was a hit franchise in the States. The Motion Picture, The Voyage Home, Wrath of Khan, and Search for Spock easily solid tickets on par with, in some cases […]

Disney Will Release Whatever Fox Has Finished or In Production & That Might Include a Family Guy Movie

“Disney will release all of Fox’s movies that are complete or in production at the time of the acquisition, said a person with knowledge of its plans. It’s less certain what will happen to films […]

Revisiting Disney’s Tricky Fahrenheit 9/11 Accounting

Michael Moore has a new documentary. Wait! Don’t swipe or click away yet. I know Moore is a divisive figure these days. His high profile, both in the body of his documentaries and in the […]