Week of July 2, 2019
June 30, 2019
It is slim pickings again in the home entertainment market with this week’s top releases mostly coming from the anime category led by the Studio Ghibli-influenced Okko’s Inn, plus more Dragon Ball Super, the final portion of the stylish 51-episode first season of Black Clover, the second half of Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card saga, and the first 20 episodes of the "Diamond Is Unbreakable" story arc of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures.
& 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Is Boffo in China
June 30, 2019
Pixar’s Toy Story 4 earned $58 million and topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row, but despite a better than expected debut from Yesterday and a solid showing from Warner Bros.’ latest Conjuring spin-off, the yearly box office total continued to fall farther behind 2018’s record pace.
Column by Paul Levitz
June 26, 2019
Paul Levitz offers observations about Vertigo's history and the value and power of brands.
Column by Steve Bennett
June 26, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett looks at views of the future in comics, and introduces us to hopepunk.
Column by Scott Thorne
June 24, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne shares his observations on Free RPG Day, the first under new ownership.
Week of June 25, 2019
June 23, 2019
The week's home entertainment offerings include Tim Burton's stylish adaptation of Dumbo, a drama that turns on a scheme to lay fiber optic cable, a penetrating look at the refugee crisis in Germany, a true crime drama starring Martin Clunes, and a futuristic boxing anime that aired on Toonami.
Well Below Studio's $140 Million Forecast
June 23, 2019
Last week it was suggested here that the debut of Pixar's Toy Story 4 would be something of a defining moment in diagnosing the virulence of the case of "sequelitis" that is affecting the 2019 box office, but the Pixar film's $118 million opening, though well below expectations, didn't really prove to be definitive.
Column by Steve Bennett
June 19, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett explains why Spider-Man should be in therapy, and looks at WarnerMedia's puzzling decisions regarding The Banana Splits and Hanna Barbera.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
June 19, 2019
This week, Rob Salkowitz talks with execs from A Wave Blue World about the company's new publishing model.
'Nobody Wants To Be the First One To Say, Hey, This Could All Fall Apart.'
June 17, 2019
One of the founding retailers of the direct market lays out his lessons from nearly 50 years in the business, including why it's great to have 10 million comics.
Column by Scott Thorne
June 17, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne remembers two important game industry figures who passed away recently.
Week of June 18, 2019
June 16, 2019
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the big horror film hit of the year so far (Jordan Peele’s Us) , the animated Wonder Park , the second season of the award-winning Killing Eve, a brilliant performance by Benedict Cumberbatch as a dissipated aristo in Patrick Melrose, and the debut of the English language dub of the final season of the Sailor Moon anime series.
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