The Most Popular Kids’ Halloween Movies

I like Halloween, but I don’t like being scared. Spooky’s neat, though, so I was interested to see this information about each state’s Top Kids Halloween Movie. I have quibbles, of course — Scooby-Doo, although the most popular, isn’t really a movie, while I’m not sure E.T. is in the same genre as the rest of these, and Gremlins is more of a Christmas movie, in my opinion. I like the little icons, although I’m laughing at Scooby-Doo being represented […]

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Night of the Animated Dead – Why?

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a 71-minute animated remake of George Romero’s zombie movie classic. Night of the Animated Dead retells the 1968 Night of the Living Dead. The studio is promising “terrifying new content not found in the original” (and sent me a review copy). I wouldn’t know, as I don’t watch zombie (or horror) films, although apparently it’s just one scene, extended. I am mildly curious, though, as to why the world needed a cartoon version of […]

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Black Widow Movie Lawsuit, Comes Early to Digital

Changing times means needing to reconsider traditional operating methods. Stars of big Hollywood movies often have profit participation deals, where they get more money the more a movie makes. We may find out much more about how this works with the Disney/Marvel movies, as Scarlett Johansson has sued due to Disney decision to release Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and online through Disney+, which is blamed for a disappointing box office take. According to The Guardian, the movie, which launched […]

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Henchmen Available to Watch Free Starting on Christmas

Tubi, the ad-supported free streaming service, has announced that starting tomorrow (Christmas Day), they will be showing the movie Henchmen. Here’s some of the promotional text: The movie features an all-star voice cast that includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Craig Robinson, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle, Jane Krakowski, and Bobcat Goldthwait. In Henchmen, a young man Lester (Middleditch) dreams of becoming a supervillain and joins the Union of Evil as a henchman led by fallen […]

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Enola Holmes Lawsuit Settled

I was not surprised to hear that the Arthur Conan Doyle estate sued Netflix (as well as production company Legendary Pictures, Penguin Random House, and the author of the original books Nancy Springer) over the Enola Holmes movie back in June (in New Mexico, of all places). They have a reputation of trying to get funds when big-pocket participants are involved in Sherlock Holmes projects. (They promote, on their website, licensing the character for, in addition to Sherlock, the US […]

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The Most Popular Streaming Genres in Several Countries

Thanks to the good folks at Just Watch, who provided this data, I found out what the most popular genres are for streaming movies and TV shows in several countries. Comedy ranks highest in the US, UK, France, Spain, and Italy. (That’s common — 28 out of the 60 surveyed countries had comedy rank first.) It comes second in India, after Thriller. The top five genres, in order, in the US are Comedy Horror Action Family Science Fiction The UK […]

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Beach Party Movies on Amazon Prime Video

If you’re looking for some escapism, particularly since many of us didn’t have a summer vacation this year, how about a whole slate of 60s beach party movies? You can read more about the history and why I like them at that link, but this month, Amazon has made the following available on Prime Video to watch for free if you’re a subscriber. Muscle Beach Party Bikini Beach Pajama Party Ski Party How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Weirdly, the […]

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Pay Video-on-Demand Gaining Greater Acceptance, New Audience

Is this movie news or TV news? More and more, it is difficult to distinguish the two. I’ve been using the site JustWatch.com to find out where items are available to stream. It’ll tell you where you can watch or rent movies and TV shows. It’s a help, particularly when it comes to obscure movies (turned out one was available for me to watch for free, easily, through Hoopla, the library service). They put out this infographic, looking at attitudes […]

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