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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.

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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HiT Movie Guide: ‘Maze Runner’ Recharges Dystopian Scene
5 years ago

HiT Movie Guide: ‘Maze Runner’ Recharges Dystopian Scene

“The Giver” and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” both underwhelmed at the box office, the latter in spectacular fashion. Neither matched the financial muscle flexed by “The Hunger Games” and …
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‘Black Jesus’ Loses Another Sponsor, Keeps Ratings High
5 years ago

‘Black Jesus’ Loses Another Sponsor, Keeps Ratings High

The outrageous tale of a blunt-smoking, alcohol-guzzling Savior won’t help sell Airheads candy anymore. The company dropped its ties to the show, in part, thanks to pressure from the American …
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