The biggest blockbusters aren’t in movie theaters right now — they’re on TV: from ‘The Rings of Power’ to ‘House of the Dragon’

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." Amazon The blockbusterization of TV has reached a peak with "The Rings of Power" and "House of the Dragon." The shows cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make — and have attracted millions of viewers. Meanwhile, movie theaters are experiencing […]

Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US

On Thursday, Blockbuster Alaska announced that the rental chain’s last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday, with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon. “We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it’s just […]

Blunders and blockbusters from the biggest names in tech

In many ways, the world in 2016 was defined by its mistakes. Companies let products languish, and when they did release updates, they often made questionable design choices. And of course, one of Samsung’s most important phones literally went up in smoke. This year was a different story though. Some previous offenders learned their lesson […]

2018 films: 52 Unmissable Blockbusters Part 2 (July-Dec) Mission Impossible 6 to Aquaman

To read Part 1 covering January-June first, click here. July Incredibles 2 (July 13)The long-awaited sequel to the 2004 Pixar classic arrives next summer, with the original cast returning as the superhero family to face a new villain. It’ll be interesting to see how The Incredibles fare in a world now dominated by superhero movie […]

2018 films: 52 Unmissable Blockbusters Part 1 (Jan-June) Avengers Infinity War to Han Solo

January Molly’s Game (January 1)Oscar season kicks off with James Bond favourite Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain starring in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. The film follows the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game. All The Money In The World (January 5)Ridley Scott’s new movie […]

Rotten Tomatoes Didn’t Kill Hollywood Blockbusters

Hollywood is heading into the season of horror after a summer from hell. The past few months were the worst box-office summer in more than a decade. This Labor Day weekend’s haul was the lowest in nearly 20 years. To explain the bad news, movie executives are trying out fresh excuses (blame … Rotten Tomatoes?), […]

Disney just gave fans a sneak peek of 10 new blockbusters — here’s what they got to see

Disney No movie studio has a more envious slate coming in the next few years than Disney. Saturday, at the studio’s live-action movie presentation at fan event D23 Expo, the company showed a photo outlining its movie schedule for the next two years, and to say it’s strong is an understatement. Disney is set to release 21 […]

US military rewrites Hollywood blockbusters to save reputation, research reveals

While the US government’s influence in Hollywood is no secret, new documents reveal the staggering extent of CIA and Pentagon influence across hundreds of movies and TV shows. Researchers Tom Secker and Matthew Alford secured 4,000 new pages of Pentagon and CIA documents using Freedom of Information requests, which show how US intelligence has been […]

There are a handful of remaining Blockbusters in the US — here’s a look inside

North Pole Blockbuster Blockbuster isn’t extinct quite yet.  At least 10 Blockbusters remain open across the US — a minuscule percentage of the 9,000 stores that existed in the early 1990s, the Washington Post reported. And, the biggest cluster of Blockbuster locations that remain open aren’t in the mainland US, but instead in Alaska.  “We […]