Everything we learned from the Where Are the Women? project. (Spoiler: It’s not pretty, but there is hope…) [This post is not behind the paywall.]
Star Wars is stuck “a long time ago”: in a 1950s mindset that was already outmoded when the first film was released in 1977.
Hint: That’s not enough.
Maybe audiences are agreeing with my take on the film as pretty despicable itself…
It seems to me that the problem isn’t with what the adults-only rating is called — the problem is how American culture deals with adults-only movies… ie, it doesn’t want to deal with them at all.
Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Green Lantern, X-Men, Captain America, etc. This is what 2011 looks like at the movies. In what way can it be construed that young men are “endangered” at the box office?
This smurfing ensures that we will get not just one smurfing sequel to The Smurfs, but probably three or four. Smurf.
Looks good! Looks mainstream! So why isn’t it getting a major release?
There will be no living with The Hangover Part II now: It had the biggest opening weekend ever and the second biggest ever for an R-rated film. But is this just a fluke for Hollywood in a year that’s been way down at the box office?
And new releases fail to engage: 1. How to Train Your Dragon: $15.4 million 2. The Back-up Plan: $12.2 million (NEW) 3. Date Night: $10.5 million (3rd week; drops 37%) 4. The Losers: $9.4 million (NEW) 5. Kick-Ass: $9.3 million (2nd week; drops 53%) actual numbers, not estimates Ugh. It was ugly out there this … more…