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Industry News

Were living through seismic shifts in the entertainment industry. And while many readers may not care about Producer X and Executive Y, tracking the latest industry shifts could very well impact the content entering your home in the near future.

‘We the Economy’ Praises Government Run Health Care
5 years ago

‘We the Economy’ Praises Government Run Health Care

A crush of major sites, including USA Today and The Hollywood Reporter, dutifully covered “We the Economy” without asking about the curious timing, the reason why all that hard work would …
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Is America Ready for ‘Dear White People?’
5 years ago

Is America Ready for ‘Dear White People?’

Lee’s 1989 classic made us confront race in ways that couldn’t be avoided.

“Dear White People” should repeat that film’s repercussions… and then some. But is the nation ready to …
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Director Jason Reitman’s Fall as Fast as His Rise
5 years ago

Director Jason Reitman’s Fall as Fast as His Rise

Director Jason Reitman, son of comic mastermind Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), delivered a triple play of features few directors could equal out of the gate.

Then Hollywood’s law of physics kicked in. “Young Adult.” “Labor …
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In Praise of Harvey Weinstein’s Bipartisan Turn
5 years ago

In Praise of Harvey Weinstein’s Bipartisan Turn

He recently vowed to crush the NRA with a feature film to star Meryl Streep, and he opened his wallet repeatedly to support President Barack Obama’s two presidential runs.

That …
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George Clooney Puts New York Comic Con on Pop Culture Map
5 years ago

George Clooney Puts New York Comic Con on Pop Culture Map

Once a distant second to the San Diego Comic Con, the New York Comic Con is staking out its place in the fanboy pantheon of film and TV scoops, exclusive …
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Hollywood’s October Surprise? Free Film Series Tackles Economy
5 years ago

Hollywood’s October Surprise? Free Film Series Tackles Economy

How magnanimous.

Why release the film series now, mere days before the 2014 midterm elections? And why make it free for all to see?

Could it be that some of …
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Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Prefer Watching Movies at Home
5 years ago

Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Prefer Watching Movies at Home

A new survey reveals more than two-thirds of Americans would rather stay home to watch a movie than go to the theater. Those findings come after a dramatically down summer for …
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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Tweaks Title for Home Video Debut
5 years ago

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Tweaks Title for Home Video Debut

You may have to squint to see the actual title of Cruise’s film, available on Blu-ray Oct. 7, on the home video packaging, The movie hit theaters a few months …
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David Lynch, Showtime Team for New ‘Twin Peaks’ Season
5 years ago

David Lynch, Showtime Team for New ‘Twin Peaks’ Season

Lynch is re-teaming with Mark Frost for a nine-episode return to the world of “Twin Peaks” starting in 2016. The series, to air on Showtime, will begin shooting next year …
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‘Gone Girl’ Ad Campaign as Deceitful as Story Itself
5 years ago

‘Gone Girl’ Ad Campaign as Deceitful as Story Itself

Bravo to the marketing machine behind the film for telling audiences a big, fat lie.

“Gone Girl,” which hauled in roughly $38 million over the weekend, is about a toxic …
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