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Big Monsters Make Big Bucks: Godzilla vs. Kong Smashes The COVID Box Office Ceiling

The COVID pandemic has destroyed the massive profits that Hollywood has raked in over the past decade. Looking back at 2019, the domestic box office for just the Top 100 films of the year panned out to just under $10… Continue Reading →

Manifest Finally Addresses Fan Service

Fan Service. Hidden deep within the dark halls of Hollywood’s major production studios are writers who prefer not to directly address the elephant in the room. It’s what keeps fandoms up at night, molding conspiracy theories around their favorite themes,… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure Crowns Creed II the Champion

Per Matt Ah, the ’80s — the decade when Sylvester Stallone ruled movie theaters with interchangeable Rocky Balboa and Rambo flicks, scattered with something random and unexpected (Tango & Cash, Over the Top). Later parlaying that box-office success into a… Continue Reading →

Belushi Doc Brings the Fame, Pain and Shame

For most people, celebrity is fleeting. Sometimes it can take years, decades and even a lifetime to finally make your mark in the pop-culture zeitgeist. And then there’s the kind of people whose burning desire and work ethic seemingly create… Continue Reading →

Disney Pixar’s Soul is a Welcome, Yet Depressing Christmas Treat

Every year I look forward to Christmas Day. Now, I do look forward to the traditional holiday hype, such as presents, family get-togethers and just the feel of the holiday. But in my family, it has been a tradition to… Continue Reading →

David Fincher Explores Old Hollywood in Mank

Per Matt Throughout the years, a majority of film critics have voted Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time. Now, I truly believe it is a great one, but it stands as the second best for me (nothing… Continue Reading →

Santa Takes on the FBI in The Nights Before Christmas

Tis the season. Or at least the beginning of the season. The year 2020 is almost out of here. In less than 60 days, the year of coronavirus, lockdowns, civil unrest, depression and uncertainty will be over. Everyone has been… Continue Reading →

Congrats to Seth Green, Robot Chicken for 200 Episodes!

Per Matt Saturday morning cartoons. Just the simple concept of three network television channels airing four or five straight hours of animated TV shows (sometimes longer!) every weekend can be an alien concept for millennials to comprehend. Back in the… Continue Reading →

AMC Theatres Delays Its Grand Re-Opening

Per Matt I cringe every time I actually mention “the new normal.” I truly hate it, despise it even, although it’s become a part of my vocabulary that I cannot deny. During these crazy COVID-19 times, the pandemic has taken… Continue Reading →

Sonic the Hedgehog Sets the Pace for Video Game-Based Movies

Traditionally, video game film adaptations fail to capture the spark of the game from which they are rendered. Often, the “creative freedom” that is extended to Hollywood with the source materials is bastardized in a way that completely alienates it… Continue Reading →

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