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


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


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


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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