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STUDIOS NOW PROMOTING THEIR TRAILERS, SIGNS

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about buzzkill! Britain’s Guardian newspaper has lampooned the current marketing campaign for Friday’s release of The Avengers. It notes that the studio has been stridently promoting its own promo for the movie — a poster. “It is, without question, the most exciting picture of four empty chairs that the world has ever seen,” the […]

AHNULD WILL BE BAHCK AS THE GOVERNATOR

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to the screen in an animated TV series he is developing with Stan Lee, who co-created such classic Marvel comic-book characters as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Schwarzenegger said he and Lee are developing an animated TV […]

DELAYING CHEAP DVD RENTALS DOES NOTHING, SAYS PARAMOUNT

August 5, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

“Of course, we are not all the way back, but the horizon is brighter,” Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone remarked today (Thursday) in discussing a strong surge in profits for his company, which includes the Paramount film studio as well as cable channels MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. Net earnings soared 52 percent to $420 million […]

THAT CLANK YOU HEAR IS IRON MAN FALLING

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 2 appeared to have feet of tin Monday after final figures came in revealing that the movie earned even less than estimated — $1 million less. According to final Warner Bros. figures, the movie collected $52 million as it dived 59 percent from its opening-week total. Universal’s Robin Hood turned out to be […]

“ROBIN HOOD” CAN’T STEAL FROM “IRON MAN 2″

May 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Robin Hood’s arrows bounced off the armor plate of Iron Man as if they were so much popcorn as the Marvel Comics hero held on to the No. 1 ranking at the box office for the second week in a row. Iron Man 2 earned an estimated $53 million, down 59 percent from its opening […]

“IRON MAN” IS NOW MOVIES’ FIFTH ELEMENT

May 10, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Stark fact is this: Iron Man 2 had the fifth-largest opening weekend on record, not the first- or second-largest, as some box-office gurus had confidently forecast last week. The movie, produced by Marvel Entertainment and distributed by Paramount, took in $133.6 million, a massive figure by anyone’s reckoning but nowhere near the $158 million […]

EARLY REVIEWS ENOUGH TO RUST “IRON MAN”

April 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Iron Man 2 is unquestionably the kind of movie studio executives like to call “critic proof,” and judging from early reviews, that’s a good thing. Each of the two principal Hollywood trade publications has slammed the movie. “Everything fun and terrific about ‘Iron Man,’ a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel,” wrote […]