Blockbusters

The 1991 memo that predicted Hollywood's future

Simon Brew Feature Jul 14, 2014

In 1991, Jeffrey Katzenberg penned a legendary memo that called the future of Hollywood - and inspired Jerry Maguire. But what did it say?

6 startling moments of quiet in summer blockbusters

Giovanni Cappiello Odd List Jul 2, 2014

Giovanni finds six moments of near-silence in big movies, proving louder isn't always better...

The films that grossed $250m+ and apparently flopped

Simon Brew Feature Jun 26, 2014

Think Waterworld was a massive box office bomb? That John Carter and The Lone Ranger were 'turkeys'? Think again...

Are we losing interesting directors to blockbuster films?

Simon Brew Feature Jun 19, 2014

Directors who've made maybe one interesting, successful small film soon get snapped up by the system. But at what cost to the industry?

Has Universal proven that studios don't need blockbusters?

Simon Brew Feature May 30, 2014

Universal Pictures has not a single blockbuster movie on its 2014 slate. So why is it posting some of its most impressive numbers for years?

Can we abandon the all-action ending to blockbuster movies?

Simon Brew Feature Apr 8, 2014

We've seen plenty of people hitting each other. As audiences, aren't we ready for something else?

10 big problems with modern day blockbuster cinema

Simon Brew Top 10 Sep 24, 2013

Inaudible dialogue and revealing trailers are two problems Hollywood faces, Simon writes, in his list of things wrong with modern cinema...

The rules of modern blockbusters

Den Of Geek Feature Jul 5, 2012

A handy tick-list for filmmakers looking to produce the next big, summer blockbuster…

In praise of the summer blockbuster

Ryan Lambie Feature

Often maligned by critics for offering spectacle over artistic content, Ryan argues that summer blockbuster movies deserve far more credit than they get…

The summer blockbuster awards 2011

Den of News Aug 24, 2011

It’s that time of the year again, where we round up the winners and losers of the summer blockbuster season…

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