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NEW ABC NEWS PRESIDENT NAMED

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC has named Ben Sherwood, a former executive producer of Good Morning America, to replace David Westin as president of ABC News. Sherwood, who is the very personification of media convergence — he has a background in traditional broadcast news, has written commentaries for the Web (including the Huffington Post), and wrote the novel on […]

THE OTHER GUYS GIVES INCEPTION A WAKE-UP CALL

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office woke up laughing this weekend as the straight-up silliness of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Sony’s The Other Guys out-performed the dream convolutions of Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception. According to studio estimates, The Other Guys came in at the high end of industry forecasts with about $35.6 million. The result no […]

DREAM ON: INCEPTION AT $193.3M IN 3RD WEEK

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office results for the weekend came in almost exactly the way the studios had estimated, with Christopher Nolan’s dreamweaving drama Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, topping the list in its third weekend with $27.5 million. In its debut, Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carrell, was not far behind with $23.5 million. Two other newcomers, Charlie […]

INSERTION OF SCHMUCKS DOESN’T SPOIL INCEPTION‘S DREAM

August 1, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

In its third weekend, Warner Bros.’ Inception was dazed temporarily on Friday as Paramount’s Dinner for Schmucks edged it out at the box office, but it came around on Saturday and Sunday to remain the top film for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $27.5 million, down just 36 percent from the […]

SCHMUCKS‘ INCEPTION BEATS INCEPTION

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dinner for Schmucks edged out Inception at the box office on Friday. The comedy, produced by Universal, DreamWorks and Spyglass took in an estimated $8.4 million versus $8.2 million for the Warner Bros. dreamweaver. Sony/Columbia’s Salt was in third place with about $5.9 million, just ahead of the debut of Universal’s Charlie St. Cloud, which […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CHARLIE ST. CLOUD

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box-office fate of Charlie St. Cloud probably hinges on the current status of 22-year-old Zac Efron as a teen idol. The former High School Musical star has probably been eclipsed by the Twilight stars, but he still has a sizable following of young female fans who are likely to turn out in droves to […]