Netflix may be missing an opportunity in horror movies

A button for launching the Netflix application is seen on a remote control in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on April 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images There’s a big money question haunting Netflix. In recent years, the streamer has spent big on flashy, blockbuster-style action movies like “The Gray Man” … Read more

Warner Bros Discovery’s DC universe, streaming strategy get a reset

Leslie Grace attends Warner Bros. Premiere of “The Suicide Squad” at The Landmark Westwood on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Axelle/bauer-griffin | Filmmagic | Getty Images Warner Bros. Discovery is eyeing a “reset” of its DC cinematic universe and setting up a team with a 10-year plan for the franchise, taking a page … Read more

Customer service suffers at short-staffed restaurants as Covid takes toll

A waiter works at a restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 3, 2022. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Jeff Rothenberg has grown accustomed to long wait times at restaurants, even when tables are visibly open. “Another restaurant we went to had open seats outside, but when we went to the host, they mentioned … Read more

Moviegoers are leaving their couches for theaters, bringing summer box office sales close to pre-pandemic levels

It’s becoming clearer that audiences are no longer satisfied just sitting on the couch to watch movies. Not only are they returning to movie theaters in droves, theater operators say they’re opting for pricier tickets and spending more on concessions. Over the weekend, Disney’s newest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” opened to … Read more

How are movie ratings assigned? Film industry relies on obscure panel

A poster of the Motion Picture Association film ratings hangs next to a poster displaying a message about new cleaning procedures in the lobby of Cinemark’s Century 16 at the South Point Hotel & Casino on in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images How many F-bombs can a movie have before it’s rated … Read more

Why ‘Minions’ beat ‘Lightyear’ at the box office

Two blockbuster animated franchises went head-to-head at the box office this past weekend. One of them benefited from buzz – and it wasn’t “Lightyear.” In just three days, Universal and Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” tallied more than $107 million in domestic ticket sales and topped $200 million globally. Its rival, Disney and Pixar’s … Read more

Disney to launch Wish cruise ship

Captain Minnie poses on board Disney’s newest cruise ship The Wish. disney It’s been a decade since Disney has expanded its cruise fleet. Its newest addition, set to launch in a couple weeks, is a 1,119-foot floating theme park. The Disney Wish is one of more than 30 ships from a variety of leaders in … Read more

Ezra Miller scandals put pressure on Warner Bros to address grooming claims

It’s time for Warner Bros. Discovery to talk about Ezra Miller, according to crisis management experts. The actor, who portrays superhero The Flash in the studio’s DC Extended Universe, including in an upcoming big-budget film, has come under scrutiny in recent months for a pattern of disturbing behavior and allegations of misconduct. Miller, 29, made … Read more

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ in franchise

Still from Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World: Dominion” NBCUniversal “Jurassic World: Dominion” may score to top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, but lackluster reviews and word-of-mouth could stall its potential haul. “Inevitably, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will make a fortune worldwide, since these films always do,” wrote Robbie Collin in his review of the … Read more