Tag: Disney

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 […]

Film Review: The Surprisingly Empowering Cars 3

The Cars films have always felt like the slightest installments in the Pixar catalog, and have been written about ad nauseam as being emblematic of everything that’s gone wrong with the once great animation house. […]

Box Office: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and the Perfect Recipe for a Bomb

To paraphrase Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s signature sarcasm, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword bombed? You’re kidding! You’re kidding! [Smirk] [Confidently walk away] Yes, that movie everyone said was going to bomb has done […]

So, Is $155 Million a Good Opening Weekend?: Putting Rogue One’s Box Office in Context

There was never any question of whether or not Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would make a lot of money. Instead, it’s always been a question of exactly how much money it would make, […]

Disney’s Record-Setting Worldwide Gross for 2016 Is the Continuation of a Trend Fox Started in 2014

I’ve been seeing the headlines for weeks now: “Disney on pace to have the biggest year at the global box office for any single film studio in industry history.” That’s what happens when you release […]

Raise Your Hand if You Want to See An Enchanted Sequel

Old movie. Pretty good. Now getting a probably unnecessary sequel. Grrr. Hey, not all sequels are bad. True enough. Still, grrr. What do you think? And we’re good. Those are the broad strokes from just […]

Film Review: They Don’t Make ‘Em Like Pete’s Dragon Anymore

Pete’s Dragon is the type of movie where characters run toward each other for music-swelling, melodramatic hugs on at least four different occasions, and not once does the director undercut the moment with humor or […]

5 Things I Didn’t Know About Dory

Do you remember a time when Ellen Degeneres wasn’t a talk show queen? When she wasn’t perpetually playing on TV screens in waiting rooms everywhere, and scoring the occasional viral hit by scaring the crap […]

The Jungle Book’s Four-Quadrant Box Office: Where Does It Rank Next to Disney’s Other Live-Action Fairy Tales?

“This is as balanced as I’ve ever seen on any of the Disney live-action films we’ve worked on,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s distribution chief, while talking to the press yesterday about The Jungle Book‘s $103.5m […]

Disney’s The Jungle Book Review: A Technological Triumph That Still Lacks a Bit in Story

Technology finally caught up with the story. That’s a common phrase you hear these days. For example, it’s the basic line director Peyton Reed gives in the Ant-Man Blu-Ray special features to describe how Marvel […]