Fall Movie Preview 2018: Even without the two biggest movie franchises, the final four months of 2018 will be very busy for theaters Jeremy Fuster, provided by Published 2:30 pm PDT, Monday, September 3, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Can Fall Box Office Break Records Despite Lack of New ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Movies? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery For the first time since 2014, there will not be an installment of “Star Wars” or the Marvel Cinematic Universe released in the final four months of the year. Nonetheless, analysts project that this year’s box office is on track to finish ahead of last year’s $11.1 billion domestic total — and there’s even a shot at besting 2016’s record $11.3 billion haul. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Can Fall Box Office Break Records Despite Lack of New ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Movies?
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click image Image via Disney Parks Blog An artist rendering of the upcoming Ant-Man ride slated for Hong Kong Disneyland It’s been clear for some time that Disney is going all in with Marvel in the theme parks. At this point, every single Disney Parks resort in the world has some type of Marvel presence either already open or under construction. But the one that we still know the least about is Anaheim, where Disney California Adventure is slated to get a huge Marvel land. The Marvel presence in the park actually began with the Guardians of the Galaxy redo of Tower of Terror last year. When the new "Guardians of the Galaxy– Mission: Breakout" ride opened in early 2017, a small hatch was spotted in some bushes near the drop ride. In the center of the hatch was the Avengers logo fueling rumors of the plans to bring the superhero team to the park. By March of this year, the plans for most of the international parks was clear with major new Marvel-themed lands … [Read more...] about With Star Wars and Toy Story Land wrapping up, the focus at Disney is now fully on Marvel
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Wong (Benedict Wong), in Avengers: Infinity War. Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios Author’s Note: This is my first piece here for Observer and I’m delighted this is going to be my new regular home. For those unaware, I tend to write long, multi-component essays that frequently go beyond the scope of a movie itself, in order to have larger discussions about storytelling and dramatic function. I do this for many reasons, but really it all comes down to the following: I do not think the job of criticism is to simply tell you what my thoughts are, I think the job of criticism to help you make sense of your own.* * * State of Love & Thrust We do not give the Marvel movies enough credit for being weird as hell. Not just in terms of the clashing maelstrom of contradictory subject matter, but the fact they have actually come to operate against the grain of most of the established … [Read more...] about ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and Marvel’s Endless Endgame
Please pick up your pencils. The fall film season is a test.Not a test of moviegoers’ collective endurance — although maybe that, too — but a history quiz in which we’ll hopefully come out enlightened, educated, even entertained by true stories from the distant and recent past. Yes, the season’s biggest moneymaker by far will no doubt be “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a sequel set in that much-loved galaxy long ago and far away. We’ve entered the starting gates of the annual movie awards race, though, and nothing so quickens the hearts of serious audiences and Oscar voters as the sight of famous stars playing real-life heroes. Related Links Tilda Swinton, cinema of Resistance, and more The best of what to see and do in Boston this fall Take a tour of other worlds at Camden International Film Fest Most are heroes who are no longer with us: US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” (star Chadwick … [Read more...] about A new ‘Star Wars’ and much more this movie season
The expansion mode of Disneyland Paris resort will continue, and it will include area based on “Frozen,” “Star Wars” and Marvel characters, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger announced Tuesday. The developments will roll out in phases beginning in 2021, with an emphasis on the Walt Disney Studios Park, which will get the three new lands along with a new lake designed to be a focal point for entertainment and a connector for the new areas, Disney says. The plan, announced alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris comes with a price tag of 2 billion euro, which converts into more than $2.4 billion. “The resort is already the leading tourist destination in Europe,” Iger said Tuesday, “and the transformative expansion we announced today will add even more of our beloved characters and unparalleled storytelling to create new lands, attractions and entertainment that further elevate the guest experience and drive new opportunities for tourism in … [Read more...] about Disneyland Paris set for expansion with Frozen, Marvel, Star Wars attractions