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Warning: The following post contains spoilers from Thursday’s Riverdale season finale.
It’s going to be a cruel summer, Riverdale fans.
After wrapping up the Jason Blossom murder mystery last week, Thursday’s season finale threw a bunch more thrills and (literal) chills at us: A suicidal Cheryl plunged into an icy river, only to be saved by Archie, and then set fire to her family’s Thorn Hill mansion (hot damn!); Betty and Jughead said “I love you” (aw!), but he also switched schools and fell in with the Southside Serpents (hiss!); Archie and Veronica had sex (yowza! »
Tom Jolliffe on the ever-growing Chinese interest in Hollywood…
It used to be that the success or failure of a Hollywood film rested on its domestic box office results. In fact success or failure was often established by the time the opening weekend results had come in, and even further you could say by the estimates in the week before the release. Before the first ticket was sold, studios almost perceptively knew if they had a bomb on their hands. Even more perceptively, they might have sensed this months in advance and taken measures to quietly release it without wasting too much more money on things like marketing.
There seems to have been a shift in thinking over the past five or so years though. Now a major consideration of success is the worldwide gross. It seems studio execs in America now acknowledge the existence of other territories. Now America »
- Amie Cranswick
Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017
You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.
3 items from 2017
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