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  • ‘Justice League’ Encounters Kryptonite At The B.O. With $93M+ Opening: Why The DC Movie Weakened

    11/18/2017 7:08:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 11/17/17 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Justice League‘s Friday, coming off a solid $13 million Thursday, is landing at the high end of its midday estimate with $38.4M, however, Warner Bros./DC’s superhero ensemble is falling well short of $100M with an industry estimate of $93.5M over three-days, quite far from tracking’s $110M-$120M projection. How dismal is this? This event movie at a reported estimated production cost of $300M was ten years in the making, and was intended to be the pinnacle for the Warner Bros./DC universe introducing new characters such as The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman who could hold their own franchise weight with their own...
  • 'Justice League’ Review: Time for DC to Throw in the Towel

    11/17/2017 10:50:41 AM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | John Nolte
    Thanks only to its lean 120 minute runtime, Justice League is not as bad as Batman v. Superman, which had a runtime of interminable. Nevertheless, the Justice League screenplay still plays out like the first draft of Marvel’s much-much-much superior Avengers. We are five titles into DC’s extended universe, and Warner Bros., a studio that has been producing movies for around 100 years, is still being serially-humiliated by Marvel Studios, which is only 24 years old and did not really start producing its own films until around 2006. And while the sycophantic Hollywood trades pretend that Justice League’s $130 million...
  • Harvey Weinstein says Charlie Chaplin was his ‘idol’ – he certainly seems to have taken after him

    11/07/2017 8:46:14 AM PST · by Enchante · 9 replies
    The Conversation ^ | November 6, 2017 | Richard Carr
    In February 2012 Harvey Weinstein co-hosted a dinner to honour Charlie Chaplin’s services to the movie industry. In attendance that night, among many Hollywood stars, was Rose McGowan, who has since levelled accusations of rape against Weinstein. Asked about the occasion, Weinstein then remarked that he regarded Chaplin to be “one of my idols, certainly”. At the time, this appeared to be a fairly run of the mill commemoration in Tinseltown, but, in the light of recent revelations about Weinstein, we may now have to view it in a rather different light. The Weinstein story is in part a parable...
  • Alec Baldwin Melts Down on Twitter After Weinstein Comments, Blocks Asia Argento

    11/05/2017 7:04:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Marlow Stern
    Four years ago, the actor Alec Baldwin temporarily deleted his Twitter account after unleashing a homophobic rant against a Daily Mail writer, referring to him as a “toxic little queen.” ....Today, Baldwin has vowed once again to take a break from Twitter after a strange meltdown. It all began yesterday, when the 30 Rock actor sat down for an interview with PBS Newshour to discuss the mounting sexual assault allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Baldwin’s good pal, James Toback. ...McGowan tweeted out a link to the video interview with the message, “Told you everyone knew. No one cared....
  • ‘Justice League’: Aquaman Fans Won’t Like the Movie

    11/03/2017 1:40:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | November 3, 2017 | Aramide Tinubu
    Justice League is gearing up to rake in dough at the box office. The film will bring some of the most beloved and iconic superheroes altogether. Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Cyborg, and (hopefully) Superman are teaming up to save the world from evil, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Following the stunning success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, DC Films seem to have found its footing. Justice League will prove if the studio really has its mojo back or if Jenkins and Gal Gadot, who plays Diana Prince, are simply marvels on their own. Leading up to the film’s...
  • Andy Dick loses movie gig over sexual harassment allegations, says ‘I won’t do it anymore’

    10/31/2017 10:17:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Andy Dick has been fired off the set of the upcoming comedy film “Raising Buchanan” following allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Two sources with knowledge of the situation told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr. Dick was accused of groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing and licking and making sexual advances on at least four members of the production. The actor confirmed he was fired from the film and admitted to some inappropriate behavior like licking and making advances, but denied that he groped anyone, THR reported. “I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore,” Mr. Dick told...
  • How nice of MLB to have Trump hating Samuel L Jackson narrate

    10/28/2017 5:21:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Fox network | 10/28/17 | sff
    just tuned in to the World Series. I got to the Fox channel just in time to see the narration by Samuel L Jackson educating us that the Fall Classic was two teams trying to be the best.. So MLB is happily hiring Trump haters.
  • How Superhero Films are Saving the Box Office

    10/28/2017 4:16:16 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The Dolphin ^ | Oct 26 2017 | Ibrahima Diallo
    It has been quite a year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming were big hits during the summer and both films have each raked in at least $300 million at the box office this year. In fact, it has been quite the year for superhero movies in general. As of this writing, five out of the top ten highest grossing films in the United States this year are superhero movies. Wonder Woman (#2), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (#3), Spider-Man Homecoming (#4), and The Lego Batman Movie (#10) have all done...
  • Nolte: Harveywood Ties, Terrible Reviews Threaten Box Office for George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

    10/24/2017 4:35:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2017 | John Nolte
    Even if terrible reviews and the exploding scandal around Harvey Weinstein were not an issue, past as prologue informs us that director George Clooney’s Suburbicon would still be in trouble. While the Hollywood bubble, which includes the lackey entertainment media, likes to pretend Clooney is a Big Star, moviegoers disagree, most especially when it comes to the films he directs. Other than the forgettable mess that was Monuments Men, which squeaked over $75 million (and probably still lost money), American audiences have expressed a startling indifference towards everything Clooney’s directed. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) grossed just $16 million,...
  • Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York

    10/23/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 21, 2017 | Vanessa Thorpe
    A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby. The Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the established rules of big-budget showbusiness should be re-examined in the light of falling box-office receipts and the recent scandalous claims and revelations about the enduring influence of the casting couch. “Los Angeles is a town run by a group of powerful corporations, the studios, and they inevitably want to make what they know they can sell. This means they often lag a few years...
  • Hollywood’s box office failures go beyond Rotten Tomatoes ratings

    10/20/2017 2:26:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 20, 2017 | Trey Williams
    "Blade Runner 2049” was supposed to be a hit. The film, one of the most anticipated of the year, seemed to have all the necessary ingredients with two popular leading men and an original that has gained cult status since its release in 1982. But it has not been the box office hit the industry hoped for, despite being showered with rave reviews. Studios blamed the dismal box office performance of a number of big-budget blockbuster films this summer on negative reviews from critics and Rotten Tomatoes. The film review aggregator, owned by Comcast Corp.-owned CMCSA, +0.87% Fandango, has been...
  • Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

    10/17/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Robert D. McFadden
    Roy Dotrice, a British stage, film and television actor who began performing as a prisoner of war in Germany and worked in Britain and America for six decades, notably in one-man shows portraying Abe Lincoln, the diarist John Aubrey and other historical figures, died on Monday at his home in London. He was 94... While he kept a home in London, Mr. Dotrice lived in Los Angeles and worked mostly in the United States after 1980. He appeared in New York stage productions of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” (1985) and Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” (1991). On film, he...
  • Quentin Tarantino 'heartbroken' over Harvey Weinstein allegations

    10/13/2017 8:13:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 13, 2017 | Gwilym Mumford
    Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence on the scandal surrounding his friend and longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself “stunned and heartbroken” by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer. The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, Variety reports. The actor said that Tarantino had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a “long dinner”. The statement read: “For the last week, I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I...
  • Emma Thompson Thinks There Are Many More Harvey Weinsteins In Hollywood

    10/12/2017 2:29:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Cole Delbyck
    Emma Thompson is joining a chorus of famous actresses condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against him. Thompson, who starred in a handful of films produced by Weinstein’s company, including 2008′s “Brideshead Revisited,” said she had no previous knowledge of his actions, but is not entirely surprised. “I didn’t know about these things, but they don’t surprise me at all and they’re endemic to the system anyway,” Thompson told BBC Newsnight. “What I find sort of extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg.”...
  • Terry Crews says ‘high-level Hollywood executive’ groped crotch: ‘He just grinned’

    10/10/2017 5:02:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Hollywood star Terry Crews unleashed a flurry of tweets on Tuesday detailing sexual harassment he received at the hands of a “high-level” Hollywood producer. The star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and movies like “The Expendables” told fans that revelations about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in a recent expose by The New York Times are just the tip of the iceberg. He then disclosed an 2016 incident at a Hollywood function in which an industry power player grabbed his testicles. “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD,” the actor tweeted. “Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME....
  • Donna Karan defends pal Weinstein, says harassed women ‘may be asking for it’

    10/09/2017 7:00:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Page Six ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to her pal Harvey Weinstein‘s defense ​in a bold way ​– saying sexually harassed women may be “asking for it” by dressing seductively, according to the Daily Mail. “You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble,” she told the British tabloid in a red-carpet interview at the CinéFashion Film Awards in LA. “To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do...
  • Meryl Streep Speaks Out Against Harvey Weinstein

    10/09/2017 7:44:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | Yashar Ali
    Academy Award winner Meryl Streep called the alleged sexual harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein “disgraceful,” “inexcusable,” and an “abuse of power.” She called the women who have spoken out against him “heroes.” In a statement sent to HuffPost exclusively by Streep’s longtime publicist Leslee Dart, Streep says she did not know that Weinstein― with whom she has collaborated for years on films like “August: Osage County” and “The Iron Lady” and once jokingly referred to as a “God”― was engaging in “inappropriate, coercive acts” and that he had paid financial settlements to at least eight women after they accused...
  • Nathan Lane: Weinstein threw me against a wall at Clinton’s birthday party

    10/08/2017 3:42:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Page Six ^ | October 8, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    <p>Actor Nathan Lane says embattled movie exec Harvey Weinstein attacked him during a birthday party for Hillary Clinton 17 years ago.</p> <p>Weinstein, a notorious Democratic booster who was recently accused of sexually harassing several actresses and assistants over the past three decades, threw the fete for Clinton’s 53rd birthday in 2000 — but he also tossed emcee Lane against a wall for a joke the actor made onstage about Rudy Giuliani’s comb-over, the Broadway and film star said.</p>
  • The 10 Most Complex Sci-fi Movies of All Time

    09/24/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 243 replies
    Taste of Cinema ^ | September 21, 2017 | Mike Gray
    By its very nature, the sci-fi genre is relatively complex: the short stories, novels, TV series and films that comprise speculative fiction necessitate detailed expository passages to build its far-flung futures, reality-bending premises, and stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Whether the story is set on an alien world populated by creatures markedly different from human beings, in a future separated by centuries or eons from the present in which society, technology, science, and civilization itself have evolved into a nearly unrecognizable state, or center around time or space travel, sci-fi stories require complex set-ups to create a...
  • Surprise! New faith-friendly film turns in strong 1st weekend

    09/24/2017 10:24:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 09/23/2017
    A new release that drew raves from moviegoers but was derided as “spiritual propaganda” by the left-leaning Miami New Times has surprised its makers by earning the No. 4 slot for new releases. “Because Of Grácia,” described as “a teen Rom-Com with a message,” came through its opening weekend with just under $2,000 per screen, taking the No. 4 slot for new releases behind “American Assassin,” “mother!” and “Brad’s Status.” The film, opening on 32 screens, had especially strong numbers in working-class areas such as Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Chino Hills, California. It features former “American Idol” contestant Moriah Peters The...