Valerian and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Summer? – Special Features #2

It was the best of summers, it was the worst of summers, it was the season of success, it was the season of flops, it was a summer of firings, it was the summer of reshoots. We had a lot to look forward to, yet we were alone in the theater. Tomatoes were ripe, but, for some, golden raspberries lay in waiting. In short, this summer was a lot of things. In this week’s Special Features, I’m giving you my thoughts on the summer movie season of 2017. Continue reading “Valerian and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Summer? – Special Features #2”

Box Office Predictions – May 2017

Box Office Prediction

April gave us the eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise, but May is even better for American audiences. The summer movie season is gearing up, and it’s time for the U. S. to finally see the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. How much will it make in its opening weekend? Will it be the third film to join the 2017 Billion Dollar Club? And what about general summer movie season predictions? Let’s discuss.
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Goodbye 2016


I used to write these New Year’s Speeches every year, and I really enjoyed doing so. I sort of stopped doing it last year, but I’ve tried to find a way to comment on all of the things that happened this year. I came up with this post, in which I want to talk about the entire year briefly. Film, television, and politics. Good and bad. Hope and dread. So if you don’t want anything political with your movie news, speculation, or discussion, then this isn’t the post for you. Continue reading “Goodbye 2016”