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By the Numbers: “Joker” movie facing backlash for gun violence

“Joker” is set to release in theaters on October 4. The movie, while heavily anticipated by fans, has faced backlash online and from the media for its portrayal of violence and the sympathizing of its titular character despite many parallels towards the protagonist and mass shooters in America today.

Jackson Carlstrom, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Warner Brother's upcoming “Joker” film was surrounded with discussion and anticipation from the moment it was announced. The movie, to be released on October 4, is the first R-rated live action Batman franchise film, and takes a unique spin from the rest of the Batman movies, highlighting the Joker...

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

At this moment, there are a total of 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU contains many of Marvel's most popular superheroes.

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

April 22, 2019

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

Avengers: Endgame will be released on April 26. The film is set to wrap up the

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

April 9, 2019

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

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

March 25, 2019

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: Pro-life film ‘Unplanned’ rated R by MPAA

Unplanned is set to release on March 29. The film follows the true events in the life of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood spokesperson turned pro-life activist.

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

March 5, 2019

Pureflix, the studio behind hit Christian themed films like God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe, and Woodlawn, received an unexpected surprise from the Motion Picture Association of America late last month. The MPAA is the voice of Hollywood. An organization of film critics and parents of children, th...

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

Disney's Aladdin is one of the next films to be brought from cartoon to live action this year. The film stars Will Smith in the iconic genie role, and many are scared and upset about the genie's live action appearance.

Jackson Carlstrom, Co-Editor

February 14, 2019

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

Black Panther, Roma, and Bohemian Rhapsody were among the seven films nominated for best picture this year. Up to ten films from throughout a given year can be nominated for this award.

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

January 31, 2019

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

2018 was a good year for movies. Many did amazing at the box office as well as were loved by audiences.

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

January 17, 2019

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

All three of these blockbuster movies will be releasing during the Christmas week/weekend. Films that release during holiday weekends tend to draw in more audiences.

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

December 16, 2018

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

These are the posters to the top movies of 2018's Thanksgiving weekend. Several families go out to the theater during this time since it is a holiday weekend.

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018

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

Marvel's Venom is now playing at the AMC Classic Albany 16 theater. Fans of the comic book character have been anticipating the movie's release ever since it was announced.

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

November 14, 2018

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

These are the movie posters for a few of the films released in August. Many people were excited for the release of Crazy Rich Asians.

Jackson Carlstrom, Managing Editor

October 3, 2018

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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