Column by Steve Bennett
July 18, 2018

This week, Steve Bennett looks at Shuri, Marvel Rising, and names a new "Most Unexpected Cartoon Character of Them All."

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Column by Scott Thorne
July 16, 2018
This week, scientific evidence on the three reasons why local bookstores are thriving while battling Amazon and digital books.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
July 16, 2018
As we kick off San Diego Comic-Con week, columnist Rob Salkowitz identifies programming for people in the business of geek culture.
Week of July 17, 2018
July 15, 2018
This week's home entertainment offerings include the best-reviewed video game movie ever, a superb stop motion-animated film from Wes Anderson, a zany comedy sequel 17 years in the making, a failed, but innovative live-action/animated sitcom, and the third season of the hard "sci-fi" TV series The Expanse.
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Tumbles 62%
July 15, 2018
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania 3 easily topped the weekend box office with an estimated $44.1 million, but the Dwayne Johnson-starring disaster movie Skyscraper failed to meet expectations and the total of the top 12 films was down slightly from the same frame last year.
Column by Scott Thorne
July 9, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne recaps a recent study on why consumers don’t return to a store.
Week of July 10, 2018
July 8, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases include one of the very best films of 2018 so far, John Krasinski’s superb horror movie A Quiet Place , plus the underrated drama Lean on Pete , as well as the final season of the groundbreaking post-apocalyptic sitcom Last Man on Earth , plus the third season of Syfy’s The Magicians , and Stephen Soderbergh’s innovative HBO mystery series Mosaic .
'Incredibles 2' Sets Domestic Record for an Animated Film
July 8, 2018
Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp easily topped the weekend box office with an estimated $76 million. While this total was 33% more than the original Ant-Man's debut, it wasn’t enough to keep the total of the top 12 films from sliding down 10% from the same weekend last year.
Column by Steve Bennett
July 5, 2018
This week, Steve Bennett looks at the chain of events around DC's spoiling of the Batrimony storyline through the New York Times .
Column by Scott Thorne
July 2, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne looks at the outreach programs Wizards of the Coast has in place to get more people into the behemoth that is Magic: The Gathering.
Week of July 3, 2018
July 1, 2018
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the R-rated comedy Blockers and the savvy thriller Beirut , both of which deserved a wider audience than they received, along with a new high-definition collection of the most beautifully photographed films in Hollywood history, plus complete collections of the Grimm and Psych TV series.
Summer Tally Up 15.3%
July 1, 2018
As expected Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Disney’s Incredibles 2 remained atop the box office charts during the final weekend of what has been a very strong month of June with the summer box office tally now running 15.3% ahead of the same point last summer.
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