December movie preview: the rise of blockbusters

December Movie Preview: The Rise of Blockbusters

As much as we want to keep talking about Baby Yoda for the foreseeable future, let’s take a small break from him to reacquaint ourselves with Rey, Finn, Chewy and Leia. For the third time, Star Wars is billing a movie as the end of the saga. But unlike Return of the Jedi and Revenge…

December movie preview: spider-man vs. A grungy santa claus

December Movie Preview: Spider-Man vs. A Grungy Santa Claus

It would be difficult to categorize any of the following list as Christmas movies. I would expect there to be at least one or two out of the 11 wide release titles this month. Apparently the studios wasted no time and put the few they had out in November. So December becomes a time for blockbusters,…

December movie preview: santa claus (and luke skywalker) are coming to town

December Movie Preview: Santa Claus (and Luke Skywalker) are Coming to Town

It’s December, so you can finally admit to listening to the Mariah Carey Christmas album you’ve been secretly jamming out to since September. Plus, if you can pull yourself away from the constant airings of Elf on cable, there are some big movies on the horizon. A December movie list could start and end with…

December movie preview: one ‘rogue’ blockbuster

December Movie Preview: One ‘Rogue’ Blockbuster

It had been a few months since some genuine blockbusters piqued the interest of moviegoers. But that’s what we got in November with Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. If you haven’t seen those titles yet, I suggest you do. Now we’re on to December movies. And for the second year…

December movie preview: all i want for christmas is a lightsaber

December Movie Preview: All I Want for Christmas is a Lightsaber

Spectre and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 did a pretty good job of taking our money in November. Though both underperformed at the box office compared to their predecessors. That shouldn’t be in an issue in December when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to earn a pile of money the size of…

December movie preview:  a late start on the holiday movie season

December Movie Preview: A Late Start on the Holiday Movie Season

Don’t let the title of this post fool you, when I say holiday movie season, I mean big studio blockbusters and critically acclaimed titles that may appear on the award show ballots. As for actual holiday themed movies, there are none. Not one single Christmas cartoon or rom-com will reach a wide audience this year….