Week of June 26, 2018
June 24, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases include a fascinating/cerebral/ Lovecraftian science fiction film you may not have heard about, a superior neo-noir thriller that also may have eluded your attention, plus another convoluted noir with a stand-out performance from Margot Robbie, and the first season of the well-reviewed DC Comics-based superhero series Black Lightning .
Already Over $700 Million Worldwide
June 24, 2018
As expected Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom topped the weekend box office with a $150 million bow, marking only the second time in domestic box office history that films have opened with over $100 million on two consecutive weekends.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
June 18, 2018
The comics market has been feeling glutted for a while now, though most of the attention has been focused on the antics of DC Comics and Marvel Comics.
Column by Scott Thorne
June 18, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne looks at a Harvard study of what is making indy bookstores successful in the age of Amazon and applies the results to game stores (or any independent retailer).
Week of June 19, 2018
June 17, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases include the action-packed Pacific Rim: Uprising, a Steven Soderbergh film that was shot entirely on a iPhone, and my favorite film of the year so far, a wickedly dark satire from the creator of Veep that is based on a French graphic novel about the power struggle following the death of Stalin, plus the final season of the sci-fi series Dark Matter, and a new high-def restoration of the classic Tom Baker Doctor Who episodes.
Also Best Showing for a 'PG' Film & 2nd Best June Bow
June 17, 2018
Jumpstarting a summer season that had stalled the with disappointing run of the Star Wars spin-off Solo, Brad Bird's Incredibles 2 soared well beyond expectations to debut with $180 million, the highest total ever for animated feature.
Column by Steve Bennett
June 13, 2018
This week, Steve Bennett explains why he was moved by Anthony Bourdain and takes a quick look at the MST3K comic announcement.
Column by Scott Thorne
June 11, 2018
We expect this to be our best sales day of the summer and one of the best sales days of the year.
Week of June 12, 2018
June 10, 2018
This week’s home entertainment releases include a rebooted Tomb Raider, a sensitive coming-of-age saga from Green Lantern scribe Greg Berlanti, the disc debut of the superb Netflix/Dreamworks’ revival of Voltron, as well as the third season of Syfy horror anthology series Channel Zero, and the second season of the new Berserk anime.
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Boffo Overseas
June 10, 2018
The distaff caper film Ocean’s 8 easily topped the weekend charts with an estimated $41.5 million, but the overall box office was down almost 20% from the same weekend a year ago, though there are signs of bigger things to come as the Jurassic World sequel debuted strongly overseas.
Column by Chris O’Neal
June 7, 2018
In this month's column on developing a new game, Chris O'Neal talks about how game delays happen, and how this one happened.
Column by Steve Bennett
June 6, 2018
This week, Steve Bennett takes a look at DC's attempt to launch a new line of characters, and at The Man of Steel #1.
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