It may be easy to forget at the moment, but other movies are still coming out for the holidays. This week sees the anticipated release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, marking the final cinematic journey filmmaker Peter Jackson will take into Middle-earth (unless J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate
Friday Morning Update: Over the past few columns I have given Star Wars: The Force Awakens a bit of a hard time for finishing so far behind Jurassic World on both Twitter and Facebook in its debut trailer (224k versus 143k on Twitter and 700k versus 100k new likes on Facebook).
The Walt Disney Studios crossed the $4 billion mark in global box office for the second time in its history on Friday. The feat was accomplished in record time for the studio, which had previously reached the figure on November 26, 2013. Four films have helped contribute to the studio’s
The trailer news for the week begins with Jurassic World which released its first trailer over Thanksgiving and racked up a huge 224,111 tweets. This makes it the second most discussed trailer on Twitter ever behind Fifty Shades OF Grey‘s 240k tweets for its first teaser trailer. On Facebook the
Director J.J. Abrams beat us all to the punch in a far more effective way than I can hope to achieve here, but nevertheless… If you’ve visited a major entertainment news outlet in recent days, you probably stumbled upon revealing headlines surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII. Monday saw more than 40
Whew. If October’s news about Disney’s Lucasfilm buyout wasn’t exciting enough, then yesterday’s did the trick. Despite initial signs pointing against it, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII. The Internet is abuzz, fans are debating and Disney is going to break the bank. Money aside for a few moments, this
Walking into the humble production office of Franklin, Tennessee-based Seabourne Pictures quickly establishes that this is a place where serious movie fans do what they love most. Blade Runner andJurassic Park posters adorn the hallway, and desks are crowded with movie memorabilia. It could pass for a 12-year-old’s bedroom, if
At the time of The Dark Knight’s release in July 2008, only one film had ever crossed the $500 million box office benchmark in North America. That film was 1997’s Titanic ($600.8 million) In fact, the next closest any film had come was the original Star Wars ($461 million) but