The Martian Review

I think we need to beseech NASA to send more tributes to space, if watching their struggle for survival is such an enjoyable and hilarious experience. Okay, never mind, I sound like such a sadist. The Martian is a highly positive take on getting stranded on a deserted planet alone. On the heels of Gravity […]

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September 2015 Box Office Recap: Hotel Transylvania 2, Maze Runner and The Visit leads otherwise quiet month

Yeah, September indeed stays the quietest month of them all. In terms of calendar gross, all releases, inclusive of holdovers, attained a minuscule figure of $625.7 million, with no one film earning over $100 million over that 30 day time frame. September has historically been the quietest month of the year, in terms of both […]

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Summer Box Office: Horror Fails, Superheroes Fail to Ignite, Animation Rules

This will be the first of several articles, looking back at Hollywood’s Summer Season, and documenting the various hiccups and success story of the most popular movie season of the year. This article focuses on three specific genres- superheroes, horror and animation. HORROR It’s really sad to say this, but the horror genre hasn’t really […]

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Box Office Report: Straight Outta Compton reigns on Mid-August Weekend

Universal is back. For the millionth time. Straight Outta Compton opened big this past weekend, continuing Universal’s streak of making us assume that their films are totally going to open much lower than their actual figures. Either that or Universal is really good at cranking up boatloads of attention. Or their films simply ring a […]

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Box Office Report: Fantastic Four bombs, Mission: Impossible retains impossible first

To repeat, Fantastic Four bombed big time. While Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation reminds us how much people love the latest installment, and succeeded in fulfilling the otherwise impossible task of retaining first on its second weekend. Meanwhile, among the rest of the pack of new openers, The Gift, marking Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, opened way […]

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July 2015 Box Office Recap: Minions, Ant-Man and holdovers leads third worst July since 2007

And I, for once, actually thought that this month had a shot at becoming the biggest July we mortals have seen yet. Well, blame those underperformers. What we got, instead, is just as the title says- the third worst July we have seen since 2007. And that’s not taking into account inflation or 3D or […]

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New Release Dates: Barbie, Resident Evil, Underworld, Ben Affleck, Dark Tower, Bad Boys, Magnificent Seven, Uncharted and more

And here comes a gigaton of release date changes. Recently, Sony shifted and dated quite a number of their 2016 and 2017 releases, continuing a trend in which studios ‘reserve dates so that others will back off far in advance’. I mean, ever since Marvel started getting real competitive in this, reserving every first May […]

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