Column by Scott Thorne
February 18, 2019

This week, Scott Thorne looks back at what's changed and what's the most rewarding on the 29th anniversary of opening his store.

Week of February 19, 2019
February 17, 2019
This week's home entertainment offerings include two films with multiple Oscar nominations, Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born, and Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? plus a better-than-you-might-expect Nazi zombie movie, the latest Doctor Who holiday special, and a 45th Anniversary anime movie based on Go Nagai's Mazinger Z.
But 2019 Box Office Slide Continues
February 17, 2019
The James Cameron-produced, Robert Rodriguez directed Alita: Battle Angel won the Presidents’ Day Weekend box office with ease, surpassing modest expectations with a $27.8 million 3-day total. But the 2019 box office slide continued.
Column by Steve Bennett
February 13, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett discusses the superhero swapping Disney is initiating now that its dropping Netflix Marvel programs for Hulu and its own streaming service.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 11, 2019
Sending stores a demonstration game is generally a pretty good way to get retailers to take a look, so, what should a good demo game program feature?
Week of February 12, 2019
February 10, 2019
This week's home entertainment offerings include the massively successful Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Jason Reitman's underrated The Front Runner, the first season of the George R.R. Martin-inspired Nightflyers, a great collection of the best series on Adult Swim, and a modern masterpiece from Japan (Shoplifters).
2019 Box Office Slide Continues--'Alita' Strong Overseas
February 10, 2019
Any hopes that the well-reviewed LEGO Movie 2 could revive the slumping 2019 box office were quickly dispelled this weekend as the Warner Bros. Animation tentpole debuted with $34 million, more than $20 million below analyst's expectations.
Column by Steve Bennett
February 6, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett digs into two under-reported non-facts from Bill Maher's Real Time anti-comics rant.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
February 5, 2019
Rob Salkowitz asks Tze Chun about the company's founding, content strategy, distribution, and plans.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 4, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne talks about solutions to the out-of-stocks retailers saw this past holiday season, and shares an anecdote and product names.
Week of February 5, 2019
February 3, 2019
At last the pace of home entertainment releases picks up a bit with a Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced Grinch, a superior caper film from the director of 12 Years a Slave, a superb biographical film featuring an Oscar-worthy performance by Rosamund Pike, and a very interesting anime film that will interest fans of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films.
Worst Superbowl Weekend Since 2000
February 3, 2019
2019 has gotten off to a horrendous start at the box office, and this weekend was the worst so far.