We try to do two simple things here at Movies.com. The first is bring you the latest in movie news, be it production announcements or trailer debuts, in an easily digestible format. The second is to bring you longer features and columns that really dive into our shared obsession with cinema And, to be perfectly honest, we know you can get the same movie news from a dozen other sites, so it's this second arena that we really pride ourselves in.
Looking at our behind-the-scenes editorial calendar we already have well over 50 original Movies.com columns and features slated for July, so we decided to give readers a forecast of what's in store. Every Monday you can expect to find a post just like this one, breaking down what our planned schedule of original content is for that week. Then, at the end of the week you'll find a post not unlike this one, only it'll have links to all of the then-published content, as well as any other MDC-unique posts that cropped up throughout the week.
And if you have any feedback on any of our features, or have any requests for features you'd love to see, please do leave us a comment.
Monday, July 11th
-- 8 Great Ways to Finish a Franchise by David Ehrlich. Think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the best franchise send off around? Think again.
-- The 10 Most Anticipated Movie-Related Comic-Con Panels by Erik Davis. Our fearless leader Erik Davis breaks down what's worth seeing at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
-- The Avengers Countdown: Your Guide to Captain America on Film by John Gholson. John continues his bi-weekly countdown to Joss Whedon's highly anticipated Marvel omnibus film.
Tuesday, July 12th
-- Best Spanish Horror Movies by Alonso Duralde. In honor of the US DVD release of the visceral and inventive Spanish gem [REC] 2, Alonso tips his hat to the best in Spanish horror.
-- Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me by Robert DeSalvo. Rob gives his verdict on the best (and worst) films new to DVD and Blu-ray this week.
-- When Can I Watch the Harry Potter Series With My Kid? by Sean O'Connell. Sean continues his popular weekly series by discussing when it's appropriate to introduce your children to the magical world of Harry Potter.
Wednesday, July 13th
-- Doc Talk by Christopher Campbell. Every other Wednesday Chris Campbell reflects on what's going on in the world of documentary films.
-- The Hunger Games Countdown by Perri Nemiroff. Perri continues to dissect the building anticipation for the next big young adult film series.
-- Indie Insights by Peter Martin. Every Wednesday you can find Peter's excellent break down of what's currently out on the independent film circuit and what's on the horizon.
Thursday, July 14th
-- Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week by Perri Nemiroff. Exactly what the title promises: Perri picks the best and worst promo materials of the week while keeping track of what's hot and what's not.
-- The Dark Knight Rises Countdown by Chris Clow. Our Batman expert on loan from Batman On Film offers up the latest in news and rumors concerning Christopher Nolan's next film.
-- Women on Film by Monika Bartyzel. Every Thursday Monika takes a unique look at cinema and its relationship with women, be they on the screen or in theater seats.
Friday, July 15th
-- The International Trailer Domination Tour by Todd Brown. Every Friday Twitch Film honcho Todd Brown stops by to give us the five best trailers from around the world, and trust us when we say there's some very cool stuff every single time.
--The Weekend Rent by Robert DeSalvo. No idea what to watch this weekend? Let Rob help you out with that.