The Box Office was back! So it seemed to the delight of movie executives who were thankful to still have a job. It started with A Quiet Place II scoring 57.1 million (3726 theaters) in its opening weekend May 28, 2021. The same weekend saw Cruella make 26.5 million (3892 theaters), but the total take… Continue reading Just When You Thought it was Safe to go Back in the Theater?
Wes Anderson and his unique vision and art This blog is a companion piece to a recent podcast episode we did on Wes Anderson entitled Wes World (Wes Anderson - An Evolution in Filmmaking). We decided to cover 3 films for the podcast to show the growth Wes has had as a filmmaker. But covering… Continue reading WES World Part II: The Lost Movies
Artwork by Andrea Benham On December 15, 1978, the world would come to believe a man could fly. This was a big part of the marketing campaign for Superman: The Movie directed by Richard Donner. But not many people believed just how true the marketing campaign would turn out to be. However, Donner had very little… Continue reading A Death in the DC Family
Beginning in December of 1989 and continuing through today, the Simpsons is the longest running scripted American prime-time series in history. Although some say the Simpsons have been in decline for years, we beg to differ. Jokes fly by at such a breakneck speed, it’s almost impossible for anyone to keep up with the myriad of… Continue reading The Movies go to The Simpsons!
Sometimes a movie gets remembered by one key scene that sticks with people long after the credits roll. If I write "there's no crying in baseball" there is a good chance most people can name the movie and actor who delivered the line. Of course, this comes from the Penny Marshall movie A League of… Continue reading Stolen Scenes and the Actors who Stole Them
Al Pacino is one the greatest American actors in the history of film. He has played some of the most iconic characters in movie history from The Godfather to Scarface and more recently Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorcese's The Irishman. He has worked alongside just about every great American actor we have to offer from… Continue reading It was the Best Of Al and the Worst of Al
After watching this year's Academy Awards, the odds on favorite to win the Best Actor Oscar was Chadwick Boseman. After taking home a majority of the best male actor awards, highlighted by his wife accepting on his behalf at the Golden Globes for his role as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, it was quite… Continue reading Only the Good Actors Die Young
What is the first movie you plan to see as theaters are deemed safe to reopen? For many of us, this has been the longest stretch of time between going to the movies since our first visit. As I write this blog, I honestly cannot remember the last movie I saw in a theater. Can… Continue reading Hooray for Hollywood?
We’re fast approaching the 78th annual Golden Globes and shortly thereafter the 93rd Academy Awards. In this blog, Oh Brother is positing whether or not we should even have such ceremonies. Certainly, it’s important to the bottom line of the film industry as award winning movies typically get re-released in theaters and experience a spike in DVD/Blu-ray/VOD… Continue reading Oscar Buzzkill
Not long ago every kid in America wanted to have their birthday celebration at Chuck E. Cheese where for a fee of $10 per person they could invite as many people as they want for unlimited pizza and video games. But there was another “entertainment” at no extra charge. A group of five or so… Continue reading Nicolas Cage in Willy’s Wonderland (2021)