How good of a run has Lego been on in recent years?
DVDs, Pizza, Porn: How One Video Store Chain Stays in Business
Last fall, when Blockbuster announced it would close the last of its storefronts, it seemed to officially end the era of the physical video rental model. Family Video, the country’s largest operational video rental chain, is …
Boycotts, Petitions, Protests, Oh My: The Year in Consumer Outrage
In TIME’s year-end wrap-up for 2011, consumer outrage was highlighted as a hot trend. A couple years later, consumers only seem to be more outraged—and savvier about getting their voices heard.
Netflix Is Making a Play for an Oscar Next
Now that Netflix has released a stable of well-received original television shows, the company is taking aim at the silver screen. The streaming service will distribute The Square, a documentary film about the political unrest in
7 Signs That the Craft-Beer Craze Has Gone Totally Mainstream
From Hollywood to Costco to your state senator, everyone seems to want to be associated with craft beer lately. Here are a few indications that craft beer can no longer be classified as a niche category with limited appeal to the masses.
For Movie Industry, an Epic Summer for Blockbuster Flops
Hollywood is discovering that it’s not smart to release a bunch of $100 million movies at the same time.
A $50 Movie Ticket? Theaters Try Selling a Supersized ‘Mega Ticket’
People complain that $50 is too steep of a price to bring a family of four to the movies. Yet this week theaters are seeing how many fans will pay $50 per person for a package that includes admission to the new Brad Pitt film, “World War Z,” two days before the worldwide release.
Superman the Sellout? Man of Steel Has Over 100 Promotional Partners
Movie fans are surely excited by the soon-to-be-released Superman reboot, Man of Steel. But the film might be even more eagerly anticipated by its 100-plus corporate promotional partners, which are using the movie to help sell razors, cell phones, fast-food burgers, Twizzlers, a career in the armed forces and more.
A Q&A With the Real-Life Maker of ‘Arrested Development’s’ Bluth’s Frozen Bananas
To coincide with the release of Season 4 of “Arrested Development” on May 26, the Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is popping up in locations around New York and London. But these frozen bananas aren’t being hand-dipped by …
Coming Soon: The Summer When You’re Expected to Save Drive-In Movie Theaters
Care to cough up a $100 donation on top of the cost of popcorn?
Strange Bedfellows: 4 Companies Surprisingly Getting into the Hotel Business
What do a toy company, a supermarket, a low-cost furniture chain, and a movie studio have in common? They’re all trying to extend their brands—perhaps in embarrassingly awkward fashion—into the hotel business.
Behind the Hit Bible Miniseries: The Man Who Helps Hollywood Get Religion
The Bible, the five-part, 10-hour miniseries on History, which aired its final episode Sunday, has become the biggest cable television hit of the year. It brought in almost 13 million viewers the first night and consistently …