Box Office Barometer 10-24-11: When And When Not To Rehash

This week provides a stark contrast between why and why not to make a sequel: Paranormal Activity 3: Our first movie was a hit, and the sequel did even more business.  Let’s make another one. The Three Musketeers 3D: Let’s use something in the public domain, because Alice in Wonderland made a lot of money.   … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 8-11-11: Saving Private Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is like 3D: he had box office success in the past, which led to multiple projects utilizing his talent, but now he’s out of vogue and the projects he already signed on to are in trouble.  With The Change-Up‘s $13.5 million failure.  Instead of analyzing those movies’ prospects, we’re determining if  those projects … Continue reading

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Trailers Aren’t Trash!

On Wednesday, IGN released the incredible trailer for the new zombie game, Dead Island.  The story is standard zombie fare: a family goes on vacation, the daughter turns into a zombie, and the daughter turns on the parents (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead).  However, the trailer is beautifully directed, with two … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp makes dreams come true.

Johnny Depp. The man is too cool for words. He’s played iconic characters. He’s one of the best actors of our generation. Oh yea, and he’s filming another pirates movie right now. While he’s busy doing all those things, he’s also making children’s dreams come true. A young girl at a school in London wrote … Continue reading

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