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By the Numbers: Highest & lowest grossing Avengers MCU films (Pre-Endgame)

By the Numbers: Highest & lowest grossing Avengers MCU films (Pre-Endgame)

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, Showcase

Franchises are what rule the box office these days. A film that is attached to a major series of movies, such as the Star Wars  films or the Harry Potter films, are basically guaranteed to print money. In a marketplace overcrowded with film franchises from all the major film studios, Disney seems to ...

By the Numbers: “Avengers: Endgame” tracking to dominate the box office

By the Numbers: “Avengers: Endgame” tracking to dominate the box office

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, NEWS FROM OUTSIDE

Avengers: Endgame is the next film in the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), a franchise that is a Goliath of a film franchise at the box office. The MCU films have made over 18 billion dollars combined, largely due to the popularity of the franchise’s superhero characters. The MCU builds up i...

By the Numbers: ‘Shazam!’ brings new life to the DC Extended Universe

By the Numbers: ‘Shazam!’ brings new life to the DC Extended Universe

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES, Showcase

Despite having a collection of some of the most popular superheroes ever, such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe has always been a struggling film franchise. Unlike the critical acclaim that most Marvel films receive, DC’s movies always seem to divide audiences. Films...

By the Numbers: Will Smith’s genie causes backlash & terror

By the Numbers: Will Smith’s genie causes backlash & terror

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES, Showcase

Disney’s Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King are all set to return to theaters as live action remakes. The Lion King saw a trailer release not too long ago, and there is little information on The Lady and the Tramp. Disney released a new trailer to Aladdin at the 2019 Grammy's this week. Since it is based off the popula...

By the Numbers: the 2019 Oscars best picture nominations

By the Numbers: the 2019 Oscars best picture nominations

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES

The Academy Awards, or The Oscars, are a set of highly esteemed awards that are given to different films, actors, actresses, directors, and other production members. Categories range from best director, best visual effects, best actor in a leading role, and the top category, best picture. It is one of the ...

By the Numbers: The best movies of 2018

By the Numbers: The best movies of 2018

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES, FINE ARTS, Showcase

Now that January has rolled around, the 2018 movie season is over. 2018 saw lots of financial successes as audiences went down to the theaters several times for different major blockbusters that year. However, instead of looking at the numbers, we are going to dive into my personal opinion today. ...

By the Numbers: Christmas week showdown

By the Numbers: Christmas week showdown

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES

The weekends before Christmas usually always boast large numbers at the box office, with families gathering together for the holiday and looking for something to do. However, this coming weekend of December 21-23 is sure to be a massive one. Generally, major blockbusters are spread out across the calendar...

By the Numbers: A record breaking Thanksgiving 2018

By the Numbers: A record breaking Thanksgiving 2018

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES, Showcase

Holiday weekends are competitive in the film industry. Adults are off of work, and children are out of school, so studios always push for a big profit during the holidays. Thanksgiving weekend is huge in particular, as theaters often see increased attendance due to the getting together of families fo...

By the Numbers: Marvel’s Venom and critics vs fans

By the Numbers: Marvel’s Venom and critics vs fans

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES

Marvel’s Venom, released on October 25 from Sony Pictures, marks the iconic comic villains first appearance on the big screen since Spider-Man 3 back in 2007. Naturally, audiences were anticipating the film, ready to see their favorite Symbiote back in action. However, now that the film has been in t...

By the Numbers: August Films

By the Numbers: August Films

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under COLUMNS, FEATURES

The movie industry is a very competitive market, with films being produced and released by major companies like Disney, Fox, Warner Brothers, and other huge studios. Fridays are the usual day for a studio to release a film to theaters so that the film can open up for the weekend and make money. Last mo...

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