PO – “The Year They Came Home: How the Horror Genre Can Save Its Own Skin”

“The horror genre is one beloved by many and heavily criticized by others. Its followers are devout, welcoming anything from the wide release, direct-to-video and foreign markets in spite of any hint of being formulaic, as long as the film checks off a number of criteria. The villains are revered, especially if their name is […]

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PO – “‘That’s a Nice Touch’: Why ‘The Hateful Eight’ is Quentin Tarantino’s Magnum Opus’

“With the recent conclusion of the 73rd Golden Globe Awards and the announcing of the 2016 Oscar nominations, awards season in Hollywood is officially upon us. Now’s the time for filmgoers to binge on all, or as many of the Oscar frontrunners as possible before February 28th. Some of us get as much, if not […]

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PO – “Enough Room for a Select Few: Why Reducing Marketing Costs is No Small Task”

“A couple of articles ago, I described a “process of excitement” that filmgoers experience with each new release, especially if the film is the next entry in a franchise or directed by one of Hollywood’s top auteurs. We need everything that will help us bide our time until the film’s impending release date, and each […]

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PO – “Blinded By the Dollar Sign: The Problem with Hollywood’s Ballooning Budgets”

“The process of excitement for us filmgoers is normally the same. We hear about a film in development that appeals to us, especially if it’s the next entry in a popular franchise, and then we patiently wait for, or perhaps anxiously anticipate all that comes next: director, screenwriter and casting announcements, set photos and promotional artwork, […]

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