Hollywood thinks of summer as the time when kids buy most of the movie tickets, but this weekend’s movies owed much of their sales to older audiences. Yep, even the comic-book adventure about the gun-toting raccoon and the laconic talking tree.
Sure, the success of “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a foregone… Continue reading Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Get On Up' Prove Older Moviegoers Still Matter
Critically injured Tracy Morgan is on the warpath against Walmart.
The comedian filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the discount store over the deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him with broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg. His fellow funnyman friend James McNair was killed and other passengers were injured.
According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in New… Continue reading No Laughing Matter! Tracy Morgan On The Warpath Against Walmart, Sues Famed Discount Store Over Devastating Crash That Injured Him
It’s a huge event. And we love it. But does Comic-Con matter? Does it really matter, at the end of the day, if a TV show or movie has a presence at the San Diego mega-event? Does it genuinely make a noticeable impact in a project’s popularity if the conference’s hardcore fans tweet their approval? Or is Comic-Con to the entertainment industry simply like an office holiday party that… Continue reading Does Comic-Con matter?
Aside from the Oscar nominations themselves, the most important development in the Oscar race this week was, of course, the Eddie nominations, from the American Cinema Editors.
Wait, what about the Golden Globes? The Critics’ Choice Awards? The BAFTA nominations for the British Academy Awards? Aren’t they big deals?
Nope, not this year, not when it comes to their value as tools to predict who’ll win Oscars.
The Academy’s decision this year to… Continue reading Oscars 2013: Which Precursor Prizes Matter?
In the last 24 hours, two broadcast nets yanked three new series off the air –ABC’s 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort, and CBS’ Partners. Though low ratings typically justify the premature deaths, that’s little consolation to viewers who connected early to the programs (or in this case, at least one of them).… Continue reading Canceled shows: Does your outrage matter?