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SPIDER-MAN AMAZES AT OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE

April 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 expanded into 42 markets, where it collected $67.2 million. In just 14 overseas markets over the Easter weekend it collected $47 million. It has yet to open in several key countries, including China, Brazil and France, where it debuts next weekend (as it does in the U.S. and Canada). The […]

WOMEN DOMINATE ON CANNES FESTIVAL JURY

April 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New Zealand writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano) will preside over a Cannes Film Festival jury this year that will include five women and four men. Among the women will be American writer/director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Marie-Antoinette), Iranian Actress Leila Hatami (A Separation), and South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, who won the Cannes Film […]

CHINA’S TOY INDUSTRY FACING CRISIS

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China’s toy industry, which turns out 70 percent of the world’s toys and probably a greater percentage of non-digital merchandise associated with Hollywood family films, “is now facing challenges at home and abroad,” the Chinese wire service Xinhua reports. It noted that a combination of rising labor costs, the rising value of the Yuan currency, […]

THE OTHER WOMAN LEAVES CAPTAIN AMERICA IN THE DUST

April 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In its fourth weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier proved to be no match for The Other Woman. The opening of the revenge comedy produced an estimated $25 million in ticket sales and left the superhero sequel far behind with about $16 million, down 37 percent from the previous week, when it reigned as the […]

TURNER CABLE NETS TO AIR ADS IN “REAL TIME”

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of its “Real Time Now” strategy to make the commercials appearing on its cable networks more topical and reflect the current interests exhibited in the social media, Turner Broadcasting has established a “war room” where staffers are being instructed to produce commercials for its advertisers at breakneck speed (a day or two), Advertising […]

SETH MYERS TO HOST THIS YEAR’S EMMYS

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s NBC’s turn to broadcast this year’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, and it plans to use what Variety calls a “kudocast” to boost the awareness — and ratings — of its new Late Night host, Seth Myers. “Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at [Saturday Night Live] […]

NEW LONDON NEWS CHANNEL: DEAD AT BIRTH?

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An effort to launch a London-centric news channel has encountered a major problem during its first month of operations: virtually no one is watching it. Forbes magazine media and entertainment writer Neil Midgley commented on Thursday, “The first three weeks of ratings [for London Live] have been, truly, a disaster.” He noted that the ratings […]

WILL WOMEN RULE THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND?

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Move over, Captain America, the women are taking over. At least so say most box-office analysts, who are predicting that The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton, will become the ticket-sales leader this weekend with around $18 million, versus about $15 million for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The superhero […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE OTHER WOMAN

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most newspaper film critics are men and The Other Woman is aimed at women — a soc-called chick flick — so it might be understandable that most of the reviews of the movie are terrible. Except that all the major female film critics have joined in panning the revenge-themed movie. “Eventually the getting even and […]

BRYAN SINGER REPLIES TO TEEN SEX-ABUSE CHARGES

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Calling the accusation of child abuse against him “outrageous, vicious and completely false,” writer-director Bryan Singer on Thursday issued a statement on Thursday saying that he is removing himself from media events that had been planned to promote his upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Responding for the first time to charges filed against him […]

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