pandemic Archives

Theater Chain Stocks Get a Boost from a Solid WW84 Box Office Release
Editorial credit: Holly Guerrio / Here are the problems: Many states have poor distribution systems that have made it incredibly hard to find a vaccine appointment. We are about to go from trying to vaccinate 20% of the population to the entire population. Signup systems are hard to navigate and can't respond to the huge demand placed on[...]
South Park's Vaccine Special Ups The Dose Of Shock This Month
The premiere of the South ParQ Vaccination Special on Comedy Central took a look at the current pandemic in a light that only this series can do Through a system of plot points that seem more insane as the moments go on, this hour-long special actually managed to show a reality beyond the absurdity[...]
American football arena. Mixed media (Signed property release on file with Shutterstock, Inc.)
The NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL all had to deal with their bouts with the COVID pandemic exacerbating the zaniness considering you had groups of position players, coaches, and staff becoming infected at different times Those who are found to be around those who later discovered infected are quarantined as per contact tracing protocol The[...]
Staged Returns to a Different World, a Different Mood
Nobody watched it because nobody wanted to watch a show about people dealing with the pandemic Everyone is having an awful time being stuck in their homes and worrying about COVID and doesn't need to be reminded of that It had that Hollywood flaw of desperately trying to be likable, wanting to be loved, which[...]
Big Sky: The Problems with Bad Pandemic Writing Are All Too Clear Here
It was a few references sprinkled throughout the show however that really bugged me, and their inclusion is a head-scratcher: they refer to the pandemic multiple times. BIG SKY (ABC/Darko Sikman) JOHN CARROLL LYNCH, RYAN PHILLIPPE You Can't Half-Ass The Pandemic, "Big Sky" Multiple times, the characters refer to the pandemic or businesses that had to shut down[...]
Wonder Woman 1984 to Hit Theaters and HBO Max on December 25th
As the pandemic continues to decimate revenue for cinemas, Warner Bros decided to do what only a few studios decided on: compromising on a simultaneous release of one of their tentpole blockbusters in Wonder Woman 1984 for theatres and their streamer HBO Max At least one national chain in AMC Theatres is on board AMC[...]
Marvel Comics February 2021 Solicitations
Last month, after a pandemic hiatus, Marvel Comics surprised everyone by putting out the previously-printed-but-never-distributed Runaways #32 by Rainbow Rowell and Natacha Bustos with a story that was meant to appear in #33 Instead, Runaways #33 will now have series artist Andres Genolet's story with Wolverine and Pixie, originally solicited to take place in issue[...]
New Extra Long Tenet Behind-The-Scene Featurette
Despite the billions lost in cinemas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film still banked just under $350 million globally, even with a lackluster domestic return of $53.8 million While promoting Tom Shone's latest book "The Nolan Variations," the director and writer spoke to the Los Angeles Times to discuss how he interprets the box[...]
THE ROOKIE - "Fallout" - An emergency alert of an impending missile attack sends Los Angeles into chaos and uncertainty, while the officers each try to keep the peace and deal with their own disasters on an original episode of "The Rookie," airing SUNDAY, NOV. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth) NATHAN FILLION
The hard work of putting a show together is only compounded by this pandemic, and I felt it important to tell you the expense, the work, and the sacrifice that this crew and cast endures in the hopes of making an hour of your life a little more joyful Let me be clear They are[...]
Jack Reacher: Lee Child's Fantasy of Freedom and Escape
He has a type: assholes. Jack Reacher: A Fantasy of Freedom and Escape A few weeks ago, I started to think about how Jack Reacher would cope with the Pandemic As someone who's often on the road in the middle of nowhere, he might miss news about the lockdown and the need to wear masks[...]
New York City, USA - Jan. 5, 2017: View of AMC Empire 25 theater on 42nd Street, in Manhattan, at night (Image: Mark Zhu /
While all major chains like AMC, Regal, and Cinemark suspended operations amidst the pandemic, only AMC and Cinemark chose to weather the drought as setbacks in places like New York and ever-changing local and state pandemic ordinances continue to decimate movie theatre markets everywhere. New York City, USA – Jan 5, 2017: View of AMC Empire[...]
Doctor Who, Lucifer, Randy Orton, Alienist & More: BCTV Sunday Slices (Image: Netflix)
Then again, considering how long "President Viral Load" sat around and did nothing while the pandemic spread across the country and around the world, is anyone surprised that Trump became a one-man super-spreader and The White House became a petri dish? But since he's a POtuS, he'll get a level of health care that's going[...]
New York NY/USA-January 5, 2020 The Regal Cinemas in Times Square in New York. Editorial credit: rblfmr /
In the latest setback on the film industry's recovery during the pandemic in the US and UK, Cineworld Group's CEO Mooky Greidinger puts the blame on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his inflexibility The decision to temporarily shutter its cinemas again comes on the heels of MGM and Eon's to delay the 25th Bond[...]