I’m going to go out right and say it, October was a complete bust for the box office. The majority of films that opened bombed and there really only two bright spots with THE MARTIAN and GOOSEBUMPS (which isn’t really performing spectacularly, but in comparison to the others, it’s a hit). With STAR WARS looming in the distance, November is the last chance for any other film to make some sort of dent in the box office, and November looks like tit should be able to rebound after the forgettable and very disappointing October.
Some movies are amazing. Some movies aren’t. And then there are the movies that feel like they could have been something really special if they had only taken a little bit more time with the script. They are one notes session away from having a great movie on their hands, but instead they settled for being a disappointment.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is one of those movies. Continue reading “Studio Notes: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”
Oh boy. It was not a good weekend for any new film opening as each and every single one completely flopped. None could even top the lowest of low expectations, leaving room for an old favorite to top the box office once again.
October is an odd month for the box office; it is neither best or worst time to release a film. Sometimes we do get blockbuster hits like GRAVITY or THE MARTIAN, or prestige films like THE SOCIAL NETWORK or THE DEPARTED, but most of time time it can be used as a dumping ground for films the studios don’t have much confidence in. This weekend is proving to be a big dumping ground as we have 5 movies opening wide where most will fail to make any kind of business.
It’s STAR WARS week at Filmthusiast!
We’ve received a new poster, a theatrical trailer, and we followed that up with a pretty comprehensive trailer breakdown. Now we are bringing you a very special installment of our “Studio Notes” column! Continue reading “Studio Notes: The STAR WARS Prequels”
Marvel/Netflix’s JESSICA JONES is coming out next month and the streaming service has finally gotten around with putting a big, beautiful trailer in front of our unworthy eyes. Continue reading “The Full Trailer for JESSICA JONES”
Last night the full theatrical trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was unleashed and it took the world by storm. But you know that. You were there. You saw it. That’s not why you are here. You’re here because, like me, you saw the trailer and had a million questions about the movie.
Continue reading “THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Breakdown”