Why Have Trailers Become So Revealing?
If you're a regular theatergoer, chances are you've probably already found yourself attempting to look away, hands on ears, from a trailer that was revealing more than you needed to know about an upcoming movie. And you're not alone. For the past few years, a growing number of audience members have complained about trailers in theater and online that deliberately give away too many important scenes and plot points. What often feels...
Why Do Terrible Movies Still Make Lots of Money?
Despite an average rating of 3.3/10 on Rotten Tomatoes and marking the franchise's lowest opening weekend, Transformers: The Last Knight (aka T5) still tops the box office charts with a gross close to $68 million domestically and $196 million overseas since its release. With a current total gross of $267 million, Michael Bay's action movie featuring muscular Mark Wahlberg has already made its budget of $217 million back and is on its way to help keep the pockets of greedy Hollywood producers outrageously full.
Why Hollywood’s Writers Might Go On Strike Again
A wide majority of members of the Writers Guild of America have recently authorized a potential strike in the event that negotiations with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers would turn out unsuccessful. The announcement calls to mind the 2007 strike that cost both writers and production companies a lot of money and sacrifices with $287 million in compensation lost and many deals cancelled after...
Why Are Film Adaptations Never Really Like the Books?
We’ve all been there: After spending days devouring that novel we now consider a masterpiece for the ages, we learn that a movie adaptation is in the works. Quickly, we start imagining how satisfying it is going to feel to watch the characters we’ve pictured in our head enact our favorite story on the big screen, almost convinced that it will be greater than the book.