Is Disney Still On Top?

    According to Jennifer Holt’s book, Empire of Entertainment, Walt Disney dominated the box office since nearly 1984 when Jeffrey Katzenberg left Paramount to lead Disney. Holt calls this a renaissance period for Disney. Between 1991 and 1996, Disney was still top of the box office and Warner Bros. was the only other close […]

Sequels Everywhere: Contextualizing the Fast-Burn of Recent Blockbuster Films

On July 30th, 2008, Zach Beane published a series of interactive stream graphs that display the box office earnings of films on a weekend-to-weekend basis. These graphs offer some interesting insight into the box office trends of a given year, especially regarding the staying power of certain films over others. Indeed, this ongoing struggle becomes particularly […]

The Success and Failure of the Movie Sequel

When you think of movie sequels, does the word profit come to mind? When you begin to type into Google “why do sequels…”, the first word the site suggests to complete the sentence is “fail”, so for most people, the answer to that question is probably no.  Yet it generally depends on the franchise, as […]

Time Isn’t Money: Does Runtime Affect a Film’s Box Office?

Across the web, pieces about the supposedly ballooning length of films crop up every time the runtime of the next Hollywood picture is confirmed. Whether this is factual is contentious, as well as why. If films are getting longer, it would imply that Hollywood sees a correlation between the length of films and their box office […]

The Rooster Teeth Podcast was created in late 2008 under the original name, “Drunk Tank”.  Since its creation, The RT Podcast has recorded 451 episodes and counting. Every episode is between 1- 2 hours and has been streamed and recorded in an audio-only format but, every episode after number 99 has also had recorded video. […]

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Not all Urban Legends are Just Stories

Have you ever wondered about the stories and myths we hear all around us? The ones told to us as children or the ones that are spoken only in whispers. “If you see your doppelganger it’s a bad omen” , did you ever wonder about where the phrase “skeletons in the closet”  comes from? Well Just a […]

Are You A TruthSeekah?

While I am new to podcast listening, there seems to be endless possibilities for podcast topics including news, entertainment, and society. Podcasts provide a variety of ideas for individuals to tune in on while dually creating a community of listeners based around a particular interest. A podcast in particular that I found eye catching is […]