Case 10 – Wonder Woman 1984: A Post-Pandemic Release Strategy

Friday March 13th: Hollywood’s last stand before pulling most major releases from the schedule. One of the last movies released was a mid-range Blumhouse film, The Hunt. It made a few bucks, shuffled quickly onto premium Video On Demand and despite its pedigree, wasn’t very good. Friday November 13th, Universal released a Blumhouse movie: ‘Freaky‘….

TENET should provide Masks as a Cinematic and Social Responsibility

To the Warner Bros. TENET Marketing Department, Christopher Nolan wrote an Op-Ed in March about the social responsibility of supporting local theatres. A cinematic champion, the director received his fair share of criticism trying to promote moviegoing during the pandemic. I think most people detect that this is a director who makes movies and doesn’t…

Birds of Prey is a Success!

An All-female Written & Directed R-Rated Superhero Spin-off was #1 at the Box-Office! What a time to be alive! Production Budget: $82 Million 11-Day Gross: $145 Million+ By all accounts, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a success. Despite some missteps in Warner Bros. marketing campaign, an unexpected mid-week…

‘Joker’ Review: Clown Car Cabbie

Director/ Co-writer: Todd Phillips/ Writer: Scott Silver/ Starring: Robert De Niro, Joaquin Phoenix / Producer: Bradley Cooper/ Cinematography: Lawrence Sher Joker is Taxi Driver meets The King of Comedy set in the Batman universe. It is less violent, more expensive, modern and thus perhaps phoney, and equally intermittently dull. This is not a funfilm. It…

Other Movie Franchises That’d Benefit From R-Ratings

In the wake of the success of Logan opening higher than any other solo Wolverine movie as well as Deadpool, movie studios may have finally learned that restricting a film’s rating to make a good film doesn’t restrict box office receipts. As well, considering the aging population of baby boomers and people who actually buy…

“Ages 5-12” (That’s just a suggestion) – ‘The Lego Movie’ Review

Writer/ Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Distributor: Warner Bros Running Time: 101 minutes Voice Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Will Arnett, and Allison Brie Production Budget: $60 million Plot: Emmet, an everyday builder must learn beyond what he knows in the instructions after he is…