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Post-Summer Movies: America Settles

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … Huh? Wha? We need a movie post? Are there movies being released right now? We thought the whole industry shut down for a couple weeks toward the end of summer. No? Our mistake. Let’s see what we have here … OK, a generic thriller and a horror movie/proof of life   Continue Reading

September 14, 2015

It’s Getting Bad at the Movies, People

    Man, this past weekend was brutal. How brutal? A movie we never heard of before Monday morning, one that presumably wasn’t advertised on any media outlet besides the Christian Television Network, came pretty darn close to winning the box office. And depending on how you look at it, it kind of did. War   Continue Reading

August 31, 2015

New Movies, Bad Results, Good Riddance

    This is the absolute worst time of the year to write about movies. It’s like the Major League Baseball All-Star Break of the cinema world. Here’s a quick rundown of why it’s so awful: The tentpole releases everyone gets excited about (Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.) are done. There is no   Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Shows No Fear

It’s been four days since final numbers came in for Straight Outta Compton’s opening weekend, and the disbelieving shaking of heads continues. Prior to its debut, the movie seemed to have everything NOT going for it as far as potential earnings: An R rating. A plot that didn’t exactly appeal to a broad audience base   Continue Reading

August 20, 2015

R.I.P., Summer Blockbuster Season

  On Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, Summer Blockbuster Season passed away peacefully due to general lethargy and creative differences. He was 126 days old. Mr. Season was born prematurely Friday, April 3, when Furious 7 debuted in theaters and surprised everyone by earning more than $143.6 million over the next three days. Despite slowly growing   Continue Reading

August 10, 2015

Size Isn’t Everything for Ant-Man

      The top of this past weekend’s box office was as tight as we (and actual experts) expected, with Ant-Man (74.33 index value) edging Minions (59.33) by a little less than $8 million. Marvel’s latest offering wound up with an estimated $58 million to finish slightly below projections, which was just bad enough   Continue Reading

Minions and Tie-Ins

    This past weekend, two things happened at the box office that diverged wildly in the “saw that coming” department: Self/less (40.33 index value) made very little money —$5.4 million, adding to Ryan Reynolds’ tank battalion that at this point is big enough to crush Rommel. Minions (59.67) made so very much money —   Continue Reading

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