Sunday, November 27, 2005

Mamo #23: Burst into song

Musicals used to dot Hollywood's landscape like so much green clover. Since Chicago, they've been making a wee bit of a comeback, but is it for real? Rent's weekend nosedive might say no, but there's no accounting for taste... or is there? Let's carve up a musical turkey for American Thanksgiving and see if it dances.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Mamo #22: it turns out a pig can make a lot of silk

So, help yourself to a heaping hoping helping of Harry Potter as we examine the uneasy relationship between a fan delighted and another one scorned. Also, we beg you to help us in our ongoing efforts by visiting our home page and clicking on the listener survey located at the top of the sidebar. All this plus a quick look at the marketingn of some upcoming releases make it our 22nd episode. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Mamo #21: Objects in Space

Meteor showers have nothing on a $13 million opening weekend - what can we say for the chances of Zathura's continued success, after a weak opening weekend, and Harry Potter looming on the horizon? Still, sometimes it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game...

Monday, November 07, 2005

Mamo #20: Animate This

Can an animated film make money just because it's an animated film? Are desperate daddies keeping the Pixar clones in business? Is this Pixar's golden age, Warner's silver age, or Disney's bronze age? Is 3-D better than 2-D, or do we have to wait for 4-D? Can I do this entire post and still have every sentence end with a question mark?

Yes?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Mamo #19: It's like being locked in a bathroom for 6 hours

This week the box office slump is on hold, temporarily, but we don't care because Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith comes out on the very popular home DVD format. Matthew Brown takes the opportunity to correct what he perceives as the show's fatal flaw, the absolute dearth of quality Star Wars discussion. We examine the phenomenon, the relative success of the prequels, and the closing of one of the major chapters in populist filmmaking. It's episode 19 of Mamo.