Box Office Barometer 6-13-11: Is Original Content What We Really Want?

Super 8 debuted at #1 this weekend, scoring $38 million.  As this summer’s Inception, bloggers everywhere are touting it’s results as proof that original ideas can be profitable (it cost $50 million and was marketed $25 million more).  Indeed, it is a beacon of hope, but the same praise is usually followed by the same … Continue reading

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Adrien Brody Has Bad Luck

Adrien Brody’s long-lost Monolete biopic (A Matador’s Mistress) will finally be distributed…through VOD.  There’s no shame in VOD: indie darling Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience and the-new-Neill-Blomkamp Gareth Edwards’ Monsters were distributed via VOD.  With Brody, A Matador’s Mistress only adds to a string of bad luck. Last year’s Splice stumbled its way to release.  … Continue reading

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