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Announcing Blockbuster Month on Consequence of Sound

on July 01, 2020, 12:00pm

Blockbusters are on the mind right now. With COVID-19 still very much an issue, Hollywood continues to sleep amidst the pandemic, pushing back release dates every other week. Because of this, we’re not being bombarded with five new features every Friday; instead, we’re getting — at best — a couple soggy VOD releases to hold us over.

But something strange is happening: Drive-in theaters are a thing again, Jurassic Park and Jaws are back in the box office results for the first time in decades, and, more to the point, there’s a renewed appreciation for the communal moviegoing experience. This is an intriguing turn of events, and one Consequence of Sound wants to explore.

That’s why we’re celebrating Blockbuster Month on the site. All throughout July, we’re going to revisit the blockbuster experience and celebrate the true titans of the genre. In the weeks ahead, you’ll read through a variety of features digging deep into the greatest hits of Hollywood, from popcorn classics to underrated gems.

There will be lists, there will be op-eds, and there will be merchandise. Below, you can take a look at the tentative schedule, which includes a number of pieces already in development. But that’s not all! Consequence of Sound will also be revisiting and highlighting several key pieces from the past on all of our socials.

So, get your snacks in order and meet us at the Delorean beginning Friday, July 3rd. Below, find a full schedule of pieces, which will be updated with links to each entry as they are published.

July 3rd

Songs That Made Movies Classics: Back to the Future by Matt Melis

July 6th

The 20 Greatest Summer Blockbuster Movie Trailers by Michael Roffman

July 8th

Back to the Future, E.T., and the Wonder of the Non-Violent Blockbuster by Andrew Bloom

July 10th

The Evolution of the Female Action Star by Jenn Adams

July 13th

Ghost and the Genre-Defying Blockbuster by Emmy Potter

July 15th

Counter-programming the Blockbuster by Josh Spiegel

July 17th

Christopher Nolan and the Age of Inception by Sam Mwakasisi

July 19th 

The 100 Greatest Summer Blockbusters of All Time by Staff

July 20th

Did the Blockbuster Move to TV? by Michael Roffman

July 22nd

What Happened to the Movie Theme Park Ride? by Clint Worthington

July 24th

A Blockbuster for Each Decade by Michael Roffman