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Younger Generation Is Going 'Retro,' Cheering Old-School Heroes

Younger Generation Is Going 'Retro,' Cheering Old-School Heroes

Younger generations are embracing older film genres, and the effects are noticeable. With Guardians of the Galaxy ruling the box office, even the young female pop stars are getting in on the fun. Ariana Grande’s newest music video for her

Box Office Predictions: 'Guardians' Faces 'TMNT,' Tepid 'Storm'

Box Office Predictions: 'Guardians' Faces 'TMNT,' Tepid 'Storm'

Don’t expect many box office fireworks this weekend. Sensei’s weekend predictions and revenue results are as follows: 1. Guardians of the Galaxy ($45 Million)– Sensei was right about this one becoming August’s biggest opener, and it currently has a stronger

Why Next 'Hunger Games' Film Will Upset Political Elites

Why Next 'Hunger Games' Film Will Upset Political Elites

With news of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One set to debut its official trailer at Comic Con, political elites will again face harsh criticism. As Sensei, I’ve seen how box office trends can come and go, but The

Success of 'Frozen' Embarrasses Elites, Sets Animation's Future

Success of 'Frozen' Embarrasses Elites, Sets Animation's Future

Frozen was one of last year’s biggest box officehits, thus impacting future animated releases. Political elites are far from pleased. Leading up to Frozen’s production was tremendous pressurefrom political elites (within Hollywood) for Disney to dump itstrend of returning to

Progressive Films Falter While Faith-Based Movies Score

Progressive Films Falter While Faith-Based Movies Score

With the rise of faith-based movies, things haven’t been looking great for progressive films this year. Adding to the troubles is the success of the pro-military themed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Lone Survivor, which are quite the contrast

'Captain America' Now 2014's Number One Grosser, Marks Industry Change

'Captain America' Now 2014's Number One Grosser, Marks Industry Change

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now 2014’s top box office film domestically, having passed The Lego Movie this week. Film has also amassed over 700+ million worldwide. The film’s rise also marks an incredible shift in the film industry; the

Spec Market Returning After Obama-Fueled Writer's Strike of 2007

Spec Market Returning After Obama-Fueled Writer's Strike of 2007

For new writers in Hollywood, nothing has been more upsetting than surviving the past six years with a fractured industry. Now, with the writer’s spec market returning, things are finally looking up. Ask any development studio executive in Hollywood, and

Box Office Predictions: 'Divergent' Delivers, 'Muppets' Disappoints

Box Office Predictions: 'Divergent' Delivers, 'Muppets' Disappoints

Divergent, one of the year’s strongest films that can tap into The Hunger Games vein, opens this week. The news is not so bright for Muppets Most Wanted, the other opener. Sensei’s weekend predictions and revenue results are as follows: 1. Divergent ($69 million) –

Political Flops Spark Sony to Make Significant Layoffs

Political Flops Spark Sony to Make Significant Layoffs

The saddest part of Hollywood will play out this week. According to Deadline Hollywood, massive lay-offs are set to be made at Sony. How many cuts? Try around $100 million dollars worth. I wrote recently how progressive producers were already