Rebecca Keegan has a smart piece up at Vanity Fair where she walks through some of the ways Hollywood is still dealing with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that erupted a few years ago. She covers how a slate of films could lead to… Read More

A recent report of a gathering of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the governing body of the Academy Awards, portrays an organization that is wrestling with the changing face of the film industry. The focus of the meeting was,… Read More

The best option moviegoers could think of over the weekend was to see IT, either for the first time or again. The Stephen King adaptation took in another $17.3 million, driven by little but word-of-mouth and continued press coverage that’s been trying… Read More

In a recent interview, Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise in the recent surprise hit It, hinted that there were scenes shot showing the clown before he became the mysterious embodiment of evil in a small town. Now I haven’t seen the most… Read More

I was a bit surprised to see Kingsman: The Golden Circle was successful at dethroning It from the top of the box-office heap this past weekend. Audiences were clearly ready for the highly-stylized, tongue-in-cheek violence Kingsman’s campaign promised. At least enough of… Read More

Paramount’s marketing head wags his finger at audiences, saying if they keep claiming to be so eager for new and innovative filmmaking they would have turned out for this movie. I don’t think that’s quite the point that was made by mother!’s… Read More

There’s no denying that both “2036: Nexus Dawn” and “2048: Nowhere to Run” are cool. The short films were created and recently released as part of the marketing for Blade Runner 2049 is cool. Both offer a bit of backstory that sets… Read More

After a brief period of uncertainty following the dramatic exit of Colin Treverrow, Lucasfilm announced yesterday that The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams would return to helm the upcoming Episode IX. That part of the news was less interesting to me than… Read More

The rise of streaming services has lead to, or at least coincided with, sharp declines in the sales of physical media. DVDs and Blu-rays aren’t flying off shelves as people opt for whatever Netflix, Amazon or others have to offer. Watching there… Read More

This summer’s weak box office results are giving studios another opportunity to smack around one of their favorite targets: The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Bad scores there are derided by studios as intentionally harmful, designed to take down the kinds of movies… Read More