The death of the blockbuster: How The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a cinematic era

The death of the blockbuster: How The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a cinematic era

In 1975 and 1977, Jaws and Star Wars announced the arrival of the Hollywood blockbuster – big, family-friendly spectacles that gave way to decades of muscles, lasers, dinosaurs and car chases. In 2019, with the final entry in the third Star Wars trilogy coming to a close to declining box office, polarising responses and an … Read more…

How The Desire To Erase ‘Last Jedi’ Doomed ‘Rise Of Skywalker’

How The Desire To Erase ‘Last Jedi’ Doomed ‘Rise Of Skywalker’

Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley in Walt Disney and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker’ Walt Disney and Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker was also determined to repeat the mistakes that doomed Spider-Man 3, Spectre, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Dark Phoenix. With today beginning the unofficial two-week “kids are … Read more…

Rise Of Skywalker’ Opens With ‘Just’ $176M

Rise Of Skywalker’ Opens With ‘Just’ $176M

Daisy Ridley in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker’ Walt Disney and Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened with $175.5 million domestic and $373.5 million worldwide, there are signs (a low Cinemascore grade and a poor weekend multiplier) of a disturbance in the Force. Lucasfilm and Walt Disney’s Star Wars: The … Read more…