"Then comes the train scene — incredible!"
A study by Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse shows that risky big-budget films are studios' safest bets.
He made a 2013 best-of list.
Germans love The Hangover III, the Japanese love The Lone Ranger, Serbians didn't care for Iron Man 3, and much more.
Summer is dead. Long live summer movies!
Expect even fewer original films after would-be blockbusters like White House Down, After Earth, and Elysium underperformed.
"They’re spending $250 million for two dudes on a horse?"
Watch Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Gore Verbinski complain about the U.S. press.
"A brave, wonderful film."
Good work, kids.
Have the rhythms of our once most unpredictable star now become routine?
The movie brought in $81 million while The Lone Ranger flopped.
Let's start with an over-reliance on franchises.
What they used to call marathons, we now call binging.
Some of them are decorated with feathers.
This comic Western plays like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee reconceived as a Disney theme-park ride.
"Do you mind if ... we do some unspeakable things to your train?"
Sounds like Johnny Depp's got a new franchise on his hands.
Iron Man 3, The Hangover III, The Bling Ring, Smurfs 2 (?), and more in graph form.
Six shouted their loudest to be heard over the game.
Plus: Zachary Knighton and his crazy, Asian father-in-law staked out their raided chicken coop two nights ago, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
It's like a non-steampunk Wild Wild West.
All you'll hear is wind, but that's the price of filming in the desert or whatever.
The Johnny Depp movie is way over budget again.