Tag: Summer 2011

Editor’s Corner: Are Movie Theaters Facing Extinction?

With the Summer 2011 movie season behind us now, the numbers have come in.  While most movie-goers and even websites (ourselves included) have been adamant that this has been one of the better Summer's for movies in several years, the numbers can't lie.  Theater attendance this year was at it's lowest point since well over a decade...

So Long, and Thanks For All The Films: A Final Farewell...

Looking back, I've realized how good a summer it has been at the theaters.  The other day, the entire TMP staff recounted our personal favorite films to come out in Summer 2011, and reading all the staff picks beforehand, it dawned on me: this has been an amazing summer for me, for TMP, and for film fans all over.  Before I could fully move on to the Fall movie season, I knew I had to make my peace and deliver a final goodbye to the Summer that was 2011 at the movies.

Jumpcut 8 – The Most Anticipated Summer Films

Jumpcut, the official Podcast of TheMoviePool, is back this week and this time around we're talking about the Summer movie season.  Easily the most heavily packed time of the year for movie buffs, we discuss what we've seen so far, and what we're most looking forward to.

TMP’s Summer 2011 Movie Guide: July

July is the halfway point of Summer, but in no way is the season slowing down.  In fact, July is one of the most packed months of them all, with a whopping 12 films set for release.  Even worse, all these films have a shot at topping the box office for not just the Summer, but the entire year!  Packed indeed.  Let's get to work.

(Check out the previous guides for May and June)

Box Office: Predicting the Highest Grossing Films of Summer 2011

Summer 2011 is huge. I've said it once, and I will say it again. Because of the somewhat "overstuffed" nature of the season, it's rather natural for some films to be pushed out of the public eye. Not every wide release this year will make $200 million dollars. They could be huge movies, but they will eventually become the casualty of a crowded marketplace. It's sad, but true. So which films will rise up to the top of the mound and conquer the Summer Box Office? Here's our picks.

TMP’s Summer 2011 Movie Guide: May

It's kind of shocking to see all the films being released this summer.  There's going to be almost 50 wide release movies in the next four months alone!  Superhero blockbusters, comedy mega giants, and animated behemoths await us during this busy movie season.  Literally every week will see another blockbuster unleashed upon movie theaters.  It seems like such a daunting task to sort through them all, doesn't it?  But we here at TheMoviePool slogged through cinematic high waters to bring you the information you need.  Posters, trailers, pictures, and more await as we give you the skinny on every high profile movie releasing this summer.  Summer 2011 is going to be big...and we're going to kick it off in style.  Without furthur ado, here's Part One of our massive four part guide to Summer 2011 At the Movies.

New ‘Captain America’ footage premieres

Contrary to popular believe, the Entertainment Tonight announcer won't shut the hell up during ANYTHING.

New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ trailer unveiled

Late last night, Yahoo premiered the newest full length trailer for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides.  What do we have to say about it?  Find out after the break.

‘Bridesmaids’ trailer: Is it ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ with women?

Mel Brooks.  John Landis.  Ivan Reitman.  Harold Ramis.  These are just some of our comedy directing legends.  However, I think Judd Apatow more then qualifies to be part of them.  He almost single  handedly created the template for modern day comedy.  Bridesmaids is the next big comedy from Apatow and, well he didn't direct it, his fingerprints are pretty apparent in just the trailer alone.  But is this Apatow's next big movie, or just another Drillbit Taylor?

The cast of ‘X-Men: First Class’ revealed in new photo

Times have been tough for the X-Men movie franchise.  Well the original X-Men and X2 are considered to be some of the best comic book adaptations ever made, cinema blights X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine are regarded to a, shall we say, LESSER degree.  But will the director of one of the best superhero movies ever made restore the property to its once great reputation? Will the young new cast be suitable replacements for the old team?  Do people still even care about the X-Men, or is it a past relic of the superhero genre?  Director Matthew Vaughn has a hard time ahead of him but, if a new photo is any indication, the new team may be better then ever.

The Casual Cinecast Discusses Five Easy Pieces, Loki, and More!

It's a new Casually Criterion episode in our latest Cinecast as we discuss Five Easy Pieces and share our thoughts on streaming TV. This...