Captain America: Civil War, the latest in Marvel’s onslaught of superhero films, promoted a battle between superheroes. But when the dust settled, it was the box office that was crushed after the film grossed $179.14 million, … 98 more words
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Superhero movies are drawn from such expansive and popular source material — their own comics — that we often don’t really discuss them on their own terms. 1,230 more words
The history of the blockbuster is one of periodic rejuvenation. It began in the 1970s, when Jaws and The Godfather defied convention with their nationwide theatrical roll-outs, drawing sidewalk-thronging crowds by making the movies an event. 872 more words
In all the talk about the wage gap in Hollywood, one woman has triumphed, making almost as much cheddar as the cheese god Robert Downey, Jr. 265 more words
Everything is coming to an end! At least that’s what Hollywood wants us to think, given the multitude of films about the apocalypse. With global uncertainty, economic collapse and bloody international conflict, people seem so perturbed about impending disaster that it’s pouring out all over the screen. 764 more words
A depressing thought popped into my skull the other day.
We were at my mom’s and I sat down in her living room while everyone else was chatting in the kitchen. 798 more words