Week of March 5, 2019
March 3, 2019
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the latest season of Fear the Walking Dead , the first season of the Superman prequel Krypton , Oscar winners Free Solo and The Favourite , plus the solid sports movie sequel Creed II and the better-than-you-might expect comedy drama Instant Family .
Can 'Captain Marvel' Stop 2019's Box Office Slide?
March 3, 2019
In yet another Tinseltown battle of sequels, How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World took the box office crown for the second weekend in a row, nosing out the over-performing Tyler Perry's A Medea Family Funeral, the ninth film in Perry's series of raucous family comedies.
Guest Column from Brian Hibbs
February 27, 2019
Brian Hibbs is a longtime comic retailer, owner of Comix Experience in San Francisco, writer, and occasional direct market firebrand. He gave the State of the Industry address at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina and gave us permission to reprint his remarks here.
Column by Steve Bennett
February 27, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett looks at the role of comic book movies at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Column by Scott Thorne
February 25, 2019
This week, Scott Thorne looks at the flurry of industry-changing announcements from Wizards of the Coast.
Week of February 26, 2019
February 24, 2019
This week’s home entertainment releases include a Disney animated feature that earned half a billion dollars, a well-mounted historical drama that features great performances, plus new editions of the out-of-print Andromeda science fiction series created by Gene Roddenberry, and the eco-fantasy Beastmaster, a TV series loosely based on a novel by Andre Norton.
'Alita' Tumbles in Week 2
February 24, 2019
The "final" film in the How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy scored a franchise-best opening of $55.5 million, the best debut of 2019 so far, providing a glimmer of hope in what has been so far a grim year at the box office.
Column by Steve Bennett
February 20, 2019
This week, Steve Bennett looks at the three new comics or comics-adjacent productions: Doom Patrol, The Umbrella Academy, and Kim Possible.
Column by Rob Salkowitz
February 19, 2019
Rob Salkowitz looks at a possible way to manage the risks for comic (and game) stores.
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.
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