Incredibles 2 | Movie Review

At one time Pixar was dedicated to only releasing original content, excluding the Toy Story and Cars franchises.  One of the reasons being their large pile of stories to pull from and the fact that animation takes so long.  They were able to coast off their wealth of ideas for years.  While they continued coming up with new, original content; the inherent desire to revisit familiar territory is oftentimes a necessity.  A studio can't avoid

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Our greatest fear in life, outside of dying alone, is that we grow up to forget the enthusiasm of our youth.  We know the exact right choices to make and routinely execute them with expert precision.  It's like a litmus test for personal responsibility.  Get a career, get married, have kids and buy a home.  There may even be a dog or cat adoption in there somewhere.  At some point, you wonder if all this

Lionsgate Presentation | CinemaCon 2018

The final presentation of the convention was similar to the Warner Brothers presentation in that a comedian, Lil Rel Howery, hosted the festivities.  Following a few statements by David Spitz, president of domestic distribution, and Joe Drake and Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, regarding their commitment to the theater experience and sharing their enthusiasm for their past accomplishments and future endeavors, Lil Rel Howery took to the stage to get the

Focus Features Presentation | CinemaCon 2018

Focus Features had some of the best films of 2017 including Darkest Hour, Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, Victoria & Abdul, and Atomic Blonde earning 14 Oscar nominations including 2 Best Picture nominations.  The studio is committed to continuing to work with the best filmmakers and to tell compelling stories which will drive people to see the best movies in the theaters. The studio is focused on telling stories that viewers relate to, learn from, and bring everyday

Entertainment Studios Presentation | CinemaCon 2018

Entertainment Studios is a very young company with only three distributed releases last year, 47 Meters Down, Friend Request, and Hostiles.  With that being said, Byron Allen, the charismatic founder, chairman, and CEO of the company expanded upon his vision of diversifying revenue streams.  Encouraging the audience of theater owners to seek out new business related to media that compliments the movie experience.  His story of being born in Detroit in 1961 and experiencing

Warner Bros Presentation | CinemaCon 2018

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After attending the Disney panel earlier this morning, I wasn't sure anything would top my excitement level for new films to come out, but then came the Warner Bros. presentation and I was blown away. Celebrating its 95th year, Jeff Goldstein, president of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros Pictures spoke about the excitement of the studio, having record-breaking seasons in 2017, and being off to a great start in 2018 with films such as  Ready

Walt Disney Studios Presentation | CinemaCon 2018

By now Walt Disney Studios has garnered the enthusiasm and trust of its audience and that was no less evident at this year's presentation for Cinemacon 2018. The crowd I was in was very vocal about its appreciation of their work. The beginning of the overall presentation was dedicated to basic numbers of attendance and profitability for the industry as a whole. Movies are bringing people in droves more than ever; and that is particularly

The Greatest Showman | Movie Review

Whenever the holidays roll around, we can always expect a few feel-good movies to round out the year.  Something to tug at the heartstrings, have us share some hilarious joke as a family, or leave us humming a tune that is now cleverly lodged in our subconscious.  The musical is one such genre that caters to the emotions of the holiday crowd.  Even when the subject matter is downtrodden and morose, a good song can

Justice League | Movie Review

There's been a lot of discussion about the Justice League and our review of the Justice League movie. The DC cinematic franchise was on shaky ground following the critically savaged Batman v. Superman and the even worse Suicide Squad.  Warner Brothers didn't seem willing to slow things down and rethink their strategy, but they did take notice and bring in new blood to help with the entries that followed. Patty Jenkins turned down a shot

Thor: Ragnarok | Movie Review

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Marvel Studios has had no problem attracting an audience over the years.  Their formula for success has been replicated from one franchise to the next and, with such outstanding box office results, it's difficult to see them making a misstep.  The usual criticisms fans give most Marvel films is their lack of a compelling or captivating villain (with the exception of Loki), and the lack of any real stakes, which is made difficult with the