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FEW KUDOS FOR EASTWOOD AT RNC

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Republican National Convention may have had one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on its podium Thursday night prior to the appearance of its candidate for president, but even some of Mitt Romney’s most ardent supporters were questioning whether Clint Eastwood’s performance helped their candidate or hurt him. Joe Scarborough, the conservative MSNBC host, tweeted that […]

NEWS CORP LAWYER HIRES A LAWYER TO DEFEND HIM

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Perhaps heeding the admonition that he who has himself as his attorney has a fool for a client, Tom Crone, the former top attorney for Rupert Murdoch’s News International, has hired attorney Henri Brandman to represent him after becoming the 25th person to be arrested in connection with the company’s telephone hacking scandal. Crone himself […]

GOOD MORNING AMERICA SCORES ANOTHER RATINGS VICTORY

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That ratings bump that NBC’s Today show experienced during the two weeks of the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games has certainly deflated rapidly. ABC’s Good Morning America expanded its lead over Today last week by over 520,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Research. It also led Today on all five days of the week. Today […]

OY! THE HORROR!

August 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Summer is going out with a whimper at the box office, unless you’re easily scared. In that case, it could be going out with a few shrieks as the Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession takes over possession of first place on Labor Day weekend. That, at any rate, is the prediction of most box office […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE POSSESSION

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It is a brave horror film producer indeed who allows his work to be screened by critics, most of whom generally show little charity toward the genre. But the producers of The Possession and Lionsgate, their studio, apparently had enough confidence in their product to let critics see it, and they have been rewarded with […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON ADVENTURE

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How does a grownup critic seriously review a movie titled Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure? The answer, judging from those who did: with serious distaste. “If only there were something on screen to keep your adult brain from dissolving into strained peas,” Rafer Guzmán yearningly remarks in Newsday, while acknowledging that the movie is […]

SONY TO BRING BIG-SCREEN CINEMA TO THE HOME

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony, which has blamed the saturated market for high-definition TV sets for its losses at its TV manufacturing division, may be moving into a less crowded field: giant-screen ultra-high-definition TV, capable of giving viewers at home a theatrical experience. It announced that it will introduce later this year the XBR-84X900, an 84-inch LCD set producing […]

FOX NEWS DOMINATES CONVENTION COVERAGE

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Demonstrating its strong connection to its conservative audience, Fox News Channel drew significantly larger ratings for its coverage of the first night of the Republican National Convention than any other network, including broadcast giants NBC, CBS and ABC. During the 10:00 p.m. hour, when the broadcasters presented their coverage, FNC averaged 6.89 million viewers, far […]

WEATHER CHANNEL, STARRING ISAAC, IS TOPS

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Television viewers, for the most part, didn’t like seeing their news channels on Tuesday attempt to split their coverage between the Republican National Convention and Tropical Storm Isaac. They tuned instead to The Weather Channel, which had the highest total-day ratings of any news channel among viewers 25-54 and the second-highest (behind Fox News) among […]

RATINGS FOR RNC COVERAGE SLIPS

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Coverage of the Republican National Convention by all three major networks combined was watched by nearly as many viewers as tuned in to the results episode of America’s Got Talent Wednesday night. NBC led the convention coverage with 4.5 million viewers, followed by CBS with 2.8 million and ABC with 2.6 million. But AGT grabbed […]

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