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 […]

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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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 […]

The Making of “How Did This Get Made?”

I am not a regular podcast listener. I find it somewhat awkward to listen to disembodied voices simply talking, even if I’m a fan of whoever those voices happen to be coming from. The length of podcasts tends to be a barrier for me;  it’s hard for my attention to be kept by something without […]

WTF with Marc Maron and the Intimacy of Podcasting

 It is this sort of intimacy that clearly distinguishes a podcast from a radio show. Maron’s show, in particular, represents the sort of intimacy that podcast listener will look for.