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FRANK RICH BLASTS DAVID GREGORY

June 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Former New York Times critic/columnist Frank Rich, who now writes for New York magazine, has become the latest to lay into Meet the Press host David Gregory for his accusatory question directed at Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald who released the Edward Snowden leaks about American espionage. On Sunday’s telecast, Gregory asked, “To the extent that […]

SO, WHAT ABOUT A WONDER WOMAN MOVIE?

June 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If there is going to be a Justice League movie, it is going to have to include Wonder Woman along with Batman and Superman, but so far screenwriters have failed to get a handle on the character and give her her own blockbuster. However, things could change after the graphic novel Wonder Woman: Earth One […]

SODERBERGH — HIS RETIREMENT WILL BE INTERRUPTED

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Steven Soderbergh has apparently taken another step backwards from his announcement in January that he is retiring from filmmaking and will instead focus on painting. Channing Tatum, who co-starred in Soderbergh’s Magic Mike and will likely direct as well as star in Magic Mike 2, has told the Hollywood Reporter that Soderbergh has agreed to […]

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER SLAYS HOME-VIDEO COMPETITION

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Warner Bros.’ Jack the Giant Slayer took over first place on the home video sales charts last week. That pushed Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful down a notch. Hansel and Gretel!: Witch Hunters came in third, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Among box-office rentals, Universal’s Side Effects, which managed to take in just […]

BRITISH STUDIO SAYS INABILITY TO EXPAND HURTS PROFITS

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Britain’s Pinewood Shepperton Studios may have reported “strong growth for its film division with $54 million in revenue last year, but that figure could have been substantially improved had it been allowed to expand, CEO Ivan Dunleavy indicated today (Thursday). “It is a big result on the film side,” he said. “It demonstrates quite tangibly […]

ABC REMAINS RATINGS CHAMP FOR SECOND WEEK

June 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a slam dunk for ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals in the Nielsen weekly ratings. Game 7 finished on top of the list with 26.3 million viewers, while Game 6 drew 20.6 million. The NBA pregame show prior to Game 7 also landed in the top ten (at No. 9) with 6.6 million. […]

NBA DRAWING A MORE “DIVERSE” AUDIENCE? MAYBE NOT

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A Nielsen Media Research survey released on Tuesday suggested that, as the Los Angeles Times put it in a headline today (Wednesday), “TV Audience for NBA Finals Was More Diverse Than a Decade Ago.” The survey found that the number of whites watching the NBA finals was down 17 percent from 2003. And in just […]

OPRAH ONCE AGAIN TOPS LIST OF MOST POWERFUL CELEBRITIES

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Oprah Winfrey has returned to the top of Forbes magazine’s list of the most powerful celebrities. It was the fifth time at the top for Winfrey, who had dropped down the list after she stepped away from her syndicated daytime TV show. (Last year the list was headed by Jennifer Lopez, who dropped to 12th […]

MURDOCH’S NEWS INTERNATIONAL GIVES UP “INTERNATIONAL” HANDLE

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News International, the corporate umbrella for News Corp’s London newspapers, and the focus of investigations into telephone hacking by two of them, the now-defunct News of the World and the Sun, will be given a new name when News Corp is split into two companies on Friday: News U.K. It will also become part of […]

JUSTICE LEAGUE: NOT READY TO FLY

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Following the success of Warner Bros. Man of Steel at the box office, speculation immediately arose that the studio would fast-track a Justice League movie featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other D.C. superheroes. (The movie website IMDb lists Justice League as a 2015 release.) But Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel, […]

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