The updates are in for the Thanksgiving weekend box office and it’s not good news for either Strange World or Devotion. One takeaway from this weekend is that we’re still not back to the pre-pandemic numbers. This weekend’s box office is down 12% compared to last year. It’s not even close to what the numbers were in 2018. Will numbers return to normal next year or is this going to be the new normal? When…"Thanksgiving Box Office Update: Not Good for Strange World, Devotion"
With the rising costs of tickets at movie theaters, make no mistake that streaming is continuing to have an impact at the box office. It isn’t necessarily the cost of tickets though as it could be the subject of a film. A story could still be important viewing but it might not be subject matter that falls under entertaining and enjoyable. Take a film like She Said, for instance. It flopped over it’s opening weekend…"Streaming Continues To Hurt Thanksgiving Box Office"
Noah Segan spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Yiddish vampire horror-comedy Blood Relatives and learning from Rian Johnson. In Blood Relatives, a115-year-old Yiddish vampire, Francis (Noah Segan) still looks 35. He’s been roaming American backroads solo for decades liking it that way. Things change when a teenager with fangs, Jane (Victoria Moroles), shows up and says that she’s his daughter. From there, the two of them end up going on the road, deciding whether…"Noah Segan talks Blood Relatives, Rian Johnson"
Writer-director Rian Johnson has done it again as he takes Detective Benoit Blanc on a new adventure in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The one downside of this film being released by Netflix is that it’s theatrical release will probably be a brief one. That’s a shame. No matter how many times I’ve watched Knives Out since seeing it twice in theaters, watching at home just isn’t the same. You really need the audience…"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Toronto 2022"
With the launch of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, awards season is officially upon us in the newest Oscars Watch column. I’m not attending Venice or Telluride but I will be on the ground during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Judging by their pedigrees, a number of films have an opportunity to break out as a Best Picture contender. Nobody wants to enter the fest season with a highly anticipated film and end up turning…"Oscars Watch: Awards Season Is Upon Us"