With ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Has Made a Black Movie for White Audiences – And That’s Okay

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Spike Lee’s latest movie is his first to cater directly to white audiences and that’s something worth talking about.) At first glance, BlacKkKlansman checks all of director Spike Lee’s typical boxes — it’s black, unapologetic, […]

Fake news flourishes when partisan audiences crave it

THE theories lurk in odd corners of the web, occasionally bubbling into broader public consciousness. That President Donald Trump is working with Robert Mueller, for example, and preparing a hammer blow against the true threats to American democracy: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their “deep state” allies. Such fabrications are not new. Yet the capacity […]

Veronica on Netflix: Horror movie so terrifying audiences have to SWITCH OFF

The new Spanish movie has been making waves over the weekend, after landing online at the end of February. Viewers have described it as “so f**king scary”, setting it up already as one of the most horrifying of the year. One shaken person wrote: “Started watching Veronica on Netflix (huge REC fan so interested in […]

Booming business of esports sets sights on conquering mainstream audiences

FEATURE: There may be no better measure of the progress the exploding esports industry has made in recent years than a gathering planned this week along the glamorous beaches of Cannes. For the next three days, Esports Bar, a conference dedicated to the business side of this surging industry, will gather many actors from the […]

Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman’s Churchill speech receives STANDING OVATIONS from audiences

The World War II drama is one of this year’s hottest Oscars contenders and audiences have been showing their appreciation around the world. During the final scene of Darkest Hour, Oldman’s Churchill addresses the House of Commons with the famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech, in June 1940. According to the Telegraph, the […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Dominating Christmas Box Office, But Audiences May Be Waning

In just one week, Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $ 296 million at the domestic box office. With the Christmas weekend ahead of us, the sci-fi sequel will have no problem dominating the box office despite the onslaught of new releases that include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3, Downsizing, The […]

‘Annihilation’ Producer Worried Audiences Are Too Dumb to Enjoy the Film

Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina follow-up Annihilation, adapted from the first book in Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach Trilogy, looks incredible. But behind-the-scenes, one of the film’s producers has been concerned that Garland’s adaptation might be too intelligent for average moviegoers to grasp some of the film’s weirder, more complicated elements. The Annihilation behind-the-scenes issues have resulted in an unprecedented deal with […]

Justice League previews HUGE news: Guess how high audiences rate it?

There may be some fantasic news for DC fans and the studios behind the Extended Universe. After Wonder Woman achieved the franchise’s first ever positive rating aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes, Justice League is tracking for a remarkable result. Every previous WB adaptation has ended up certified ‘rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes but early indications were looking […]

Justice League FIRST reactions: Guess which DC superhero audiences LOVE most?

All the latest reports indicate that the new Justice League trailer will accompany Blade Runner 2049 in cinemas at the end of next week. Some lucky audiences, though, have already seen preview cuts of the entire film. Advance test screenings of Justice League have been used to fine tune the movie, which has had a […]