Category: Film News

Suddenly, Deadpool 2 is 2018’s Only New X-Men Movie

Remember when we were all worried about “superhero fatigue” and whether or not the market could really withstand 6, 8, as many as 10 new comic book movies a year? Funny thing about that: we never quite […]

Jason Blum Explains Why Blumhouse Made a New Benji Movie

It’s no secret that I’m an admirer of Jason Blum, both the horror films like Split, Get Out, and Happy Death Day he releases through micro-budget horror label Blumhouse and his against-the-grain business model which […]

How Marvel Studios Picked Iron Man to Be Its First Self-Produced Movie

They asked a bunch of kids which superhero toy they’d most want to play with. There, I’ve given away the big reveal hinted at in the title of the post. But don’t you want to […]

Was Paramount Really Wrong to Dump Annihilation on Netflix?

Annihilation is now on Netflix around the world, and it has only grossed $26m in the States against its $40m budget. Reviewers in places like the UK and Australia are chiming in and expressing astonishment […]

What Do You Think Shape of Water’s Best Picture Win Means to Disney and Bob Iger?

Two business podcasts. Two different answers to the same question: What do you think Shape of Water’s Best Picture win meant to Disney CEO Bob Iger? He is, after all, the guy in the process […]

Oscars 2018 Reaction

Last year, at the end of the Oscars the crowd was left practically speechless over the insane upset they’d just witnessed and how exactly it had gone down. The excitement was palpable. This year, well, […]

Why The Academy Switched to a Preferential Ballot for Best Picture

Predicting the Oscars calls upon our math skills. Go full Nate Silver on it and use a formula based on the predictive power of pre-cursors wins and nominations at the various guild awards (SAG, PGA, […]

2018 Oscar Predictions: Will Win vs. Should Win

The Oscars aren’t what they used to be. The ratings have been in a freefall for years. The box office impact of an Oscar win is seriously diminished. And the steady rise of other televised […]

Releasing Infinity War a Week Earlier Breaks from Decades of Tradition. Here’s Why Marvel’s Doing It.

So, Avengers: Infinity War is coming out a week earlier domestically. Huh. Can’t say I saw that coming, but it’s not exactly shocking: Marvel Studios (and the rest of Hollywood, really) usually releases its live-action […]

Is Disney Interested in Fox’s Talent or Simply Its Content? Ryan Murphy’s Not Sticking Around to Find Out.

The current Major League Baseball offseason has been a giant nothingburger as clubs refuse to sign players asking for too much and players refuse to sign for less, but if you’re jonesing for some deal […]