A Review of The Broken Circle Breakdown Once upon a time I was an idealistic, young art student with a full academic load, a part-time gig slinging VHS for Blockbuster Video, and a penchant for good conversation, Camel Light cigarettes and a carafe or two of IHOP coffee. Show More Summary
Two years ago, Steven Spielberg—ironically, one of the filmmakers who kicked off the age of the big-budget blockbuster all those years ago—predicted the “implosion” of the high-risk, potentially high-reward model in vogue at the movies these days. Apparently, he still stands by that assessment. …Read More
Bloodsucking Bastards might have had an easier time if it was made 15 years ago. It’s the exact type of movie one might encounter in the horror section at Blockbuster, its vaguely provocative title and bloodstained box art enticing adolescents...Show More Summary
In Dragon Blade—a Chinese blockbuster that’s now making its way here, short about 25 minutes of running time—a Roman legion finds itself on the eastern stretch of the Silk Road, joining forces with a Han Dynasty outpost to fend off a foe from back home. Show More Summary
James McTeigue's Survivor wasn't exactly one of the biggest blockbusters on the block this summer, but that doesn't mean that the folks behind it are any less pissed off about piracy. To prove it, they've filed a copyright infringement...Show More Summary
Netflix and Epix are going their separate ways. The news was announced yesterday in a blog post by Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. This means that blockbusters like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hunger […]
Summer 2015 was chock full of blockbuster movies, binge-worthy series, and plenty of online squabbles (if that’s your thing). The last three months yielded enough beef to satisfy the most iron-deficient among us: Everyone had a problem...Show More Summary
Netflix on Sunday announced that it would not be renewing a contract with Epix, a cable and satellite network that distributes major blockbuster movies. Instead, the streaming giant said, it's going to focus more on investing in its own content. Not to be outdone, Hulu announced that it had swooped in and picked up the […]
Netflix announced this Sunday that several high-profile Hollywood movies will disappear from its service in the US because of a decision not to renew a distribution deal with a cable network. The films will include "Transformers: Age...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, Netflix announced the service would be losing tons of big ticket blockbusters next month. Within hours, Hulu announced it would be scooping up those very movies. The streaming wars continue. Read more...
Netflix will no longer be able to show several high-profile Hollywood movies to US viewers, including recent versions of Transformers and Hunger Games, because its distribution deal with a cable network is not being renewed, according to a Recode report. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Legendary Pictures announced that they were adapting Borderlands into a post-apocalyptic blockbuster, and the gaming community reacted with a collective arched eyebrow. First, there’s the obvious fact that any new video game feature film has to be met with some skepticism given how terrible nearly all other attempts have [...]
Since the 1980s, flagship comic-book superhero movie franchises – from DC’s Superman to Marvel’s Iron Man – have seen some major movie studio investments and, more often than not, blockbuster returns. But significant changes in the superhero mythos in our culture indicate that their future seems bleak. read more
Have you seen the 10 highest-grossing blockbusters of this summer? If so, we have some recommendations, one for each of the seasons biggest hits.
Lionsgate, the maker of blockbuster movies such as Divergent and The Hunger Games, has agreed to make a movie based on the Borderlands gun-filled sci-fi video game series. The movie company will collaborate on the project with 2K, the video game label at Take-Two Interactive; and Gearbox Software, maker of Borderlands. Fans of the series can […]
Especially when compared to the box office season last year, 2015 had an incredible number of big hits this summer. From The Avengers: Age of Ultron, to Jurassic World, to Minions, most of the major blockbusters have been doing insanely well around the world, and raking in the big money. Show More Summary
We’re well past the midpoint of the year, and we’ve already delivered our list of the Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far. And as we reach the end of the summer, the movie business starts slowing down, giving a little calm before the storm that is awards season. Show More Summary
This summer's ten best movies, and only three of them are blockbusters?
Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. Show More Summary
Image from 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' courtesy of Warner Bros. At least compared to the last several summer movie seasons, 2015 actually had a decent helping of somewhat female-centric or female-driven multiplex options. That's not to say it's anywhere close to parity, but this was the first summer in a while where [...]