Category Archives: The Film Business

  1. Summer 2017 roundup

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    September 13, 2017 by Hope W.

    Stephen King’s It made history with a US$123.1 million box office opening over the weekend, setting records for the biggest …
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  2. ‘The Dark Tower’ review: As a person who didn’t read the books, I enjoyed it

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    August 12, 2017 by Hope W.

    Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, a long book series with a sprawling mythology and epic battle of good …
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  3. Books to Film: ‘Dark Matter’ book review

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    July 30, 2017 by Hope W.

    I just finished this book called Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, and it is mind-blowing. I’ll avoid spoilers, so you …
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  4. Exciting Disney updates from the D23 Expo 2017!

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    July 17, 2017 by Hope W.

    Disney held its D23 Expo this past weekend. For the uninitiated, it is their biennial fan event in Anaheim showcasing …
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  5. Walking away from a pay raise: Should we ever do it, no matter the circumstances?

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    July 7, 2017 by Hope W.

    I do not watch Hawaii Five-0, but there’s been a lot of chatter about Daniel Dae Kim (you may know …
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  6. Local cinema attendance was down for the 1st quarter of this year. Here’s why. (And no, it’s not the fault of too many “sequels and franchises”.)

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    July 2, 2017 by Hope W.

    I read an article in The Straits Times a few days ago, which talked about how local cinema attendance in …
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  7. Hollywood’s gender imbalance problem: Why aren’t women allowed to “fail [their] way to the top”?

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    June 28, 2017 by Hope W.

    At a junket interview for her comedy The House, Amy Poehler was asked about Hollywood’s gender imbalance in which directing …
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  8. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ review — but first, a backstory

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    March 30, 2016 by Hope W.

    Before I start on this review proper, buckle up for a not-so-brief history of how Batman v Superman: Dawn of …
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  9. Movies Coming Soon: October to December 2015 – Part 1

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    November 5, 2015 by Hope W.

    This post is more than a month late, because I’m a procrastinator of the highest order. I’m the archbishop of …
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  10. ‘Jurassic World’ review: Still entertaining, though not comparable to the first

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    June 20, 2015 by Hope W.

    Many people went to watch Jurassic World last weekend; and by many, I mean the whole world. It had the biggest …
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