1. Somebody really likes “Transformers.” For a smash hit film series, Michael Bay’s giant-robot franchise gets awfully little love, at least in public. It’s like porn; everyone claims to find it loathsome, but in secret, someone is watching it and making it a huge success. Last week, of course, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” cruised easily to… Continue reading Box Office: Lessons From a Weak July 4th Weekend
JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” beat out Melissa McCarthy’s “Tammy” on a weak July 4th weekend at the box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the fourth “Transformers” film made $ 36.4 million in its second week of release. It’s a steep drop for the Paramount Pictures sequel, which had the year’s biggest debut… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Transformers' Beats 'Tammy' Over Weak July 4th Weekend
The most acclaimed comedy on TV returned last night along with the most bizarre new sitcom of the fall.
ABC’s Modern Family launched its fourth season Wednesday, accompanied by the network’s jaw-dropping aliens-next-door series The Neighbors, probably the most head-turning high-concept broadcast comedy since ABC rolled out a show starring the Geico cavemen in 2007 (check out Tanner Stransky’s story on how The Neighbors came into existence.)
The Neighbors was… Continue reading ‘The Neighbors’ ratings solid, ‘Animal Practice’ weak