In the depths of summer, there is opportunity for members of every demographic to go see movies - and while this weekend doesn't see the release of any typical summer blockbusters, we are seeing a healthy smorgasbord that is offering up options for all cinema fans.
As Pulitzer Prize-caliber blockbusters go, The Washington Post‘s takeout on Barack Obama’s secret struggles to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election with the aid and abetment of Donald Trump is a brilliant letdown. It is brilliant because it is investigative reporting at its finest and a letdown because it confirmed in excruciating [...]Show More Summary
“Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay, may have topped the weekend, but all the robot-smashing has gotten a bit rusty at the box office. The Paramount film, which opened Wednesday, took in $45 million in the U.S. and Canada over the...
Wonder Woman isn't the only deity anymore. Eugene Brave Rock, who plays Chief in DC's blockbuster film Wonder Woman, looks to have confirmed one of the movie's big secrets. Chief is a demi-god. More »
Ghosts In The Machine edition You don’t always see themes emerge in the blockbuster season, but this year’s summer frame is certainly shaping up to be one filled with tired franchises leaking interest. This is always the time where studios have their surefire money-makers rolling off the assembly line for mass market appeal. Show More Summary
“Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay, may have topped the weekend, but all the robot-smashing has gotten a bit rusty at the box office. The Paramount film, which opened Wednesday, took in $45 million in the North American box office...
By Jake Orthwein Every blockbuster wants to destroy the world. We explore where that impulse comes from. The article The Origins of Hollywood’s Obsession With Disaster appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Each week we take a poll around the office to see what makes our colleagues tick. This week we asked which are the best summer blockbusters ever and why.
Note: Spoilers for “Aquaman” no. 25. The comic book Aquaman is ready for his Hollywood close-up. When a comic book character has a movie coming out, the live-action and comic book styles will mirror each other as much as they can. In the pages of DC Comics, Superman and Batman are now trunkless, just like […]
Ah, product placement. The Devil's bargain every blockbuster filmmaker must make peace with in order to finance their loosely plotted deafening destruction orgies. Michael Bay—director of such hallmarks of American cinema as Transformers, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor—is one of filmmaking's biggest product placement perpetrators. Show More Summary
Jordan Peele is in an extremely enviable position thanks to his directorial debut being a smash hit... but he has a very good reason for not just jumping to a blockbuster.
We’re still in the middle of the Summer blockbuster movie season, but as the Fall inches closer, we’re starting to get glimpses of the movies that will be vying for trophies when awards season arrives. One of those movies tells the story...Show More Summary
In case you were lucky enough to miss Bethesda’s tepid showing at E3 2017, blockbuster RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting yet another re-release. This time, it’s coming out, at least in part, in VR. If this were the first, or even the second time that Skyrim has resurfaced, I might not bat an eyelash. Show More Summary
How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That's the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon's blockbuster $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content...Show More Summary
By Cooper Peltz Seriously, this ensemble is stacked. The article The Blockbuster Cast of ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Could any of these actually happen?
From "Detroit" to "The Big Sick," this year's offerings are refreshingly topical. Summer is typically the season of mindless blockbusters, but this year's slate offers more than its fair share of political intrigue. Here are 10 such films that are worth a closer look. Show More Summary
Allan Heinberg is probably the hottest writer at the moment on the heels of the blockbuster success of Wonder Woman, and, amid a slew of possible opportunities, ABC Studios is making sure he’s staying in the fold. Heinberg, who had been...Show More Summary
The seasons are changing, and that summer breeze is blowing some hot classics right to your Netflix queue! Next month, the streaming service will be serving up some major blockbusters to get you through those dog days of summer. Because who needs to go outside in the humid, allergen-filled air when you can stay by the AC [...]
Remaining calm under pressure is a job requirement for any film director—particularly one at the helm of a highly anticipated blockbuster with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars—but Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is a regular Zen master. Show More Summary