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  • Suicide Squad fans fight critics' opinions
  • Suicide Squad fans fight critics' opinions
    Warner Brothers (2016) ©

Suicide Squad fans fight critics' opinions

Suicide Squad has been a subject of online buzz for months. But in spite of the hype, it was panned by critics, earning an approval rating of just 36% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, fans are lashing back; a petition to shut down the popular review site has amassed more than 17,000 signatures in just a day.



  • Article image Who cares what critics think?

    As professional critics lament their ebbing influence on consumers who increasingly rely on the opinions of online peers, the question is being raised of whether top-down reviewers matter anymore. Are crowdsourced reviews – a sort of ‘online word of mouth’ – the only currency that counts?

  • Article image What’s the future of the blockbuster?

    In the summer of 2014, US box office figures were down 15%, and there were a string of spectacular film failures. The number of frequent moviegoers fell in every age group, but the biggest drop came from 18- to 25-year-olds. Has Netflix killed the blockbuster?

  • Article image How geek parents are reinventing family time

    In 2013, Gen Y helped grow sales of licensed merchandise to $51 billion in the US and Canada. Determined to raise their children in their own geeky image, Gen Y parents are introducing them to their pop-culture interests at a young age. How are these geeks reinventing family time?

  • Article image TeeFury: bringing fan art mashup tees to the geeky masses

    With a preference for authentic fan-made goods over officially licensed merchandise, thriving fan art markets like TeeFury are changing how young people support their fandoms. With over 520,000 followers and 750,000 monthly visitors, can TeeFury bring fan art into the mainstream?