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IRON MAN 3 BOWS OVERSEAS WITH $11 MILLION

April 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening Wednesday in just 11 overseas markets, Iron Man 3 took in $13.2 million, Disney reported on Thursday. The Marvel blockbuster is due to roll out in most other foreign markets this weekend, with analysts predicting it will take in more than $100 million. The film is due to open domestically on May 3. A […]

CURTAIN RISES ON SUNDANCE LONDON 2; REDFORD ON HAND

April 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The second edition of the London version of Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival opened at London’s O2 stadium today (Thursday), but Sundance founder Robert Redford indicated that he was unsure whether the London screenings of independent films would remain an annual event. Last year’s Sundance London, he told a news conference on Wednesday, represented a […]

VIEWERS NOT TURNING THEIR BACKS ON THE VOICE

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC nowadays rarely plants an entertainment show at the top of the Nielsen ratings list — but it did this week with the Tuesday edition of The Voice. The singing competition also tied for third on the Nielsen list. (NBC’s next highest entertainment show on the Nielsen list was Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice at No. […]

TOP TEN PRIMETIME BROADCASTS WEEK OF 4/15

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:1. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 8.7/14; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 8.6/13; 3. Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 8.4/13; 3. (tie) The Voice, NBC, 8.4/13; 5. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 7.8/13; 5. (tie) NCIS, CBS, 7.8/12; 7. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 7.7/12; […]

MAN CONVICTED OF WATCHING PIXIES HAVING SEX

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While hentai — cartoons of characters having sex — may be an established industry in Japan, those cartoons can land a person in jail if they’re downloaded in New Zealand. Stuff.com, Fairfax Media’s website, reports that Ronald Clark, who downloaded a Japanese cartoon of elves, pixies and other fantasy creatures having sex, was sentenced to […]

AEREO MOVING TO BOSTON — AND ANOTHER ROUND OF LAWSUITS

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Aereo, which has thus far successfully fought off legal challenges to its system by broadcasters, will apparently have to dispatch its lawyers to new courtroom venues when it launches in Boston next month. CBS, which owns WBZ-TV in Boston, has vowed to file a lawsuit in an effort to block the launch, scheduled for May […]

NO RATINGS MEDALS FOR LOCHTE

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte did not make a big splash when his new reality series, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? debuted on E! Sunday night. According to Nielsen Research, the series opener attracted just 807,000 viewers. Today’s (Wednesday) Washington Post pointed out that about twice that number of viewers had tuned in to a […]

WALMART TO SELL TICKETS TO SUPERMAN PREVIEW

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Walmart stores sell more DVD and Blue-ray Disc releases than any other retailer in the world — and now they’re going to begin selling movie tickets, too. In an apparent marketing experiment about one million tickets to a one-day-early screening (June 13) of Warner Bros.’ Superman movie Man of Steel will go on sale at […]

MUSICIANS STEP UP MARVEL PROTESTS

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The American Federation of Musicians staged protests at two locations in Los Angeles on Tuesday to protest the use of overseas musicians for the scores of Marvel motion pictures. Local 47 picketed the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where the world premiere of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will take place tonight (Wednesday), and at St. […]

THAI FILM CENSORS QUASH SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARY

April 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boundary, a film dealing with Thailand’s dispute with Cambodia over the boundary of the two countries adjacent to a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple, has been banned by Thai film censors as a threat to national security and international relations, director Nontawat Numbenchapol told the Associated Press in Bangkok today (Wednesday). In an interview, Nontawat said that […]

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