Wait a Minute…Is 2013 A Great Year for Movies?

"Much Ado About Nothing"

Let’s start with a list. Here are the movies currently playing at my local independent movie theater: Blue Jasmine, Before Midnight, The Attack, Fruitvale Station, and The Way, Way Back. Earlier this summer, it screened The Bling Ring, Frances Ha, … Continue reading

Counterprogramming Your Summer of 2013

Sally Hawkins and Louis CK in "Blue Jasmine"

Studio execs call it “counterprogramming.” Summer blockbusters typically dominate ticket sales on the weekend they are released, so when a highly-anticipated movie is being released, other big movies stay out of their way and find their own weekend to dominate. … Continue reading

The Next Great Kickstarter Movies

Ferris Bueller

And suddenly the world opened up. This morning, actress Kristin Bell and television writer Rob Thomas announced a Kickstarter campaign for a movie based on their cult show Veronica Mars. Thomas, who created the show, struck a unique deal with … Continue reading

2012: For Your Consideration

The Avengers (2012) Director Joss Whedon on set

Well, it had to happen. Time relentlessly marches on, and now it is officially awards season again. The critics’ boards are making their choices, Top 10 lists are filling my Twitter feed, and we even have our first front-runner controversy. … Continue reading