Category Archives: movies

DC Comics Goes Gay

And so does the revenue stream from DC Comics derived movies. As “the Avengers” racks up one box office record after another, just in time for the latest Batman movie and the new Superman Movie, DC Comics is announcing that … Continue reading

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Hollywood Bets It All on Stupid

Nowhere is the continual stupidity of Hollywood more visible than in the LAT’s section “the Big Picture” by Patrick Goldstein. Goldstein swallows whole the lunacy that Hollywood is following: trying to make money by producing (mostly) American financed/starring movies designed … Continue reading

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Incredibly Emo and Extremely Effeminate

Pop culture today offers nothing of real value to young boys contemplating what kind of man they wish to become, and even less for young women trying to sort out the straw from the gold amongst young men. Witness, the … Continue reading

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What the Help Says About America and Obama

The movie “the Help” has of this writing (Friday, Aug 26, 2011) made approximately $82 million at the box office, against a production budget of only $25 million and a publicity budget quite likely of $30 million. The movie is … Continue reading

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It Won’t Be a Taxi Driver Summer

One of the seminal films of the 20th Century was Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver.” A story of a troubled man (a Vietnam Vet) quite literally driven insane by the insane city around him. The current unrest of a “Long Hot … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Why Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Will Be A Dud

Currently, Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood Daily is predicting great success for Sony Pictures US version of “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Don’t believe the hype. The movie is doomed to failure, another “Green Zone” or “Rendition” in the making. … Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Movie Goer: Failure of the Fan-Boy Comic Movie and the Gender-Less Movie Star

Failure is more interesting, often, than success. Success can happen for many reasons. A superior plan. Violent execution of a mediocre plan. Pure luck. Pathetic opponents. But failure, and failure repeated, can teach valuable lessons about the world. About what … Continue reading

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More Hollywood Economics: the Folly of World Box Office, Diversity, and Film Libraries

Several recent events show how Hollywood is both afflicted with deep stupidity, and chasing bubbles about to burst. The Miramax sale puts a dollar amount on what films are worth past their recent release. Which is not much. The Television … Continue reading

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Toy Story Economics: Death of the Movies

The biggest thriller in Hollywood is not the Angelina Jolie movie “Salt” (Domestic Box office as of July 26, 2010, of $36 million, production budget of $110 million and likely promotional/marketing budget of $30 million). Nope. It is the changing … Continue reading

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Disney’s Proposal: Movies Don’t Make Much Money, But Toys Do

The LA Times (still doing occasionally interesting reporting on their website) tells us that Disney is not interested in a sequel to 2009’s “the Proposal.” Given that the movie made $314 million world-wide in box office gross revenues, this is … Continue reading

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