Category: News

What Happens When Movies Proposed By Fans on Twitter End Up Getting Made?

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are going to star in a movie written by Issa Rae and directed by Ava DuVernay, and it’s all because of the internet. Wired thinks that should happen more often. Wired […]

Making Lower-Budget Standalone DC Movies? Good Idea. Making The First One a Joker Origin Story? Bad Idea.

Here’s the (maybe) good news: Warner Bros. is planning a separate batch of lower-budget, standalone DC movies. Here’s the (definitely) bad news: The first one of these might be a Joker origin story directed by […]

The Studios Are a Step Closer to Offering Premium Video on Demand Next Year & The Theaters Won’t Like It

Earlier this year AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron, the man charged with running the largest theater chain in North America, assured investors that there was no industry consensus on premium video on demand yet, at […]

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 […]