The Best And Worst 2014 Summer Movies: A Grierson And Leitch Report


If you ask the bean-counters, this was a disappointing summer: Almost every major sequel underperformed (Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Expendables 3, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were all the lowest-grossing entries in their respective series), and there were some truly ugly flops, most notably for Seth… » 8/28/14 11:55am 8/28/14 11:55am

Our 10 Most Anticipated Summer Movies (And The Five We're Dreading)


Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to blow shit up. Summer-movie season begins in earnest on Friday with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and we're excited for another go-round of sequels and spectacle, although this is also the time for exciting counter-programming involving small-scale dramas with Oscar hopes. So, with hopes… » 4/30/14 2:50pm 4/30/14 2:50pm

The Dark Knight Rises, And So Do Our Trousers: The Grierson & Leitch…

Back in 1991, your esteemed Grierson & Leitch, then both 16 years old, sat down with this issue of Entertainment Weekly and planned out our holidays. We did not have Box Office Mojo's release calendar, and the Mattoon, Illinois local newspaper wouldn't tell you what movies were playing at the Cinema 1-2-3 until the… » 4/18/12 3:30pm 4/18/12 3:30pm

Just Three More Months Until The Dark Knight Rises, Folks

It always seems like the summer movie season begins earlier every year, but it doesn't, not really. The unofficial beginning in 2012 is May 4, when The Avengers—a movie that's so big, apparently, that it turned massive tentpole films like Iron Man 2 and Thor into, essentially, prequels—opens wide, followed in… » 4/11/12 3:26pm 4/11/12 3:26pm