Box Office Barometer 12-19-11: What’s Going On?

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Blah, blah, blah, the box office is down again this week.  Surprisingly, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked are both way down from their previously installments (-$22 million and -$25 million, respectively).  Normally, the next step in any analysis would be about the state of the movie industry and … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 7-25-11: A Look Back At Captain America’s Casting Rumors

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Captain America opened this weekend to a healthy $65.8 million.  This figure is one of the reasons that Disney bought Marvel for $1 billion: they can pump out movies for better-than-average returns.  Accordingly, the actors themselves are not as important as the title of the comic, a sentiment that’s backed by Grantland.  Since the role … Continue reading

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Living in the Shadow

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If movies are the cool older brother who waited in line for the first Strokes album, then TV is the younger brother who bought Scott Stapp’s at Wal*Mart.  In other words, movies find what is popular and beat it down, while TV tries to catch up a few years later.  Since the superhero genre didn’t … Continue reading

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Dear Internet… House Elves.

Dear Internet… I imagine this post is gonna get some backlash. Likely from non-regular readers (since we don’t have any of those). I’m about to say something that’s gonna piss a lot of people off (if they read this, which they won’t). So here goes: Harry Potter doesn’t make any goddamn sense. Why? House elves.

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