To behold a Hollywood major conceding defeat in this manner is indeed a rarity. But ‘Monster Trucks’ opens this weekend, and Paramount is already expecting to lose $115 million.
PC judgments against ‘insensitive’ costumes aren’t enough (nothing ever is). The perpetual squawking squads now place cartoonish Houses of Horror in their crosshairs.
Media members use group-shaming tactics to either cow ideological defectors into submission, or expel them from their ranks.
Seeing an NFL team I have backed acting with orchestrated contempt for national solemnity means they no longer represent something I want to support.
As Hollywood congratulates itself for the money-making frame that just ended, allow me to point out the attempts that will not lead to bonus payouts in the executive offices.
After almost a month we can eulogize the most contested film release of the year.
An interview with the screenwriter and producer behind television’s inexplicable summer movie franchise.
The marriage bringing ‘The BFG’ onscreen this Friday will culminate in divorce in just a few months.
Marvel Comics is trying to memory-hole its brands during the golden age of superhero films. But it actually makes sense.
Companies feel the need to inject their solemn words and trademarks into the act of grieving for celebrities like David Bowie, Merle Haggard, and Prince. It’s grotesque.
Despite decades of futility, studios keep trying to level-up with video game titles.
Pepsi 1893 is a revolutionary product—from a century ago.
How Donald Trump handled Trump Vodka shows his management style. And that’s repeatedly going out of business after making wild claims.
Hollywood touts guns, lovingly displays firearms, and glorifies the violence the weaponry can deliver. Then its actors go on to demand gun control and decry ‘gun culture.’
The annual skewering of bad movies has gone off course. Allow me to intervene with my own picks and reasons we need a Razzies refresh.
The craft beer explosion means a bevy of Yuletide suds. Here’s a roundup to assist with your Christmas cheer.
Movie portrayals of women have gotten better, but the outraged attacks against Hollywood have gotten more strident. Not from the Right—from the Left.
How schools of fans created such a feeding frenzy over a cable-TV movie that ‘Sharknado’ has become a summer tradition.
For generations, the movie industry was on the front lines battling censorship. These days, studios prefer Chinese money to free expression.
2015 is a busy year for media-generated outrage. Recognizing the methods early can help beat back the messaging.
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