Thursday, October 17, 2019

LATEST STAR TREK DUE TO STAR AT BOX OFFICE

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After having lived long — a half century since it was conceived — Star Trek is due to prosper like never before at the box office this weekend. J.J. Abrams’s latest account of the voyage of the starship Enterprise, first chronicled by Gene Roddenberry in a 1964 pilot starring the late Jeffrey Hunter, is expected […]

FOX’S NEW ALCATRAZ REMAINS STRONG IN WEEK 2

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, the usual Monday-night ratings champ, remained in re-run mode this week, allowing Fox to capture the night among adults 18-49. CBS, however, continued to hold sway among total adults. While it lost about a third of its usual audience for a fresh episode, the network’s Two and a Half Men remained the most-watched show […]

WILL LOW-KEY MARKETING HELP OR HURT SUPER 8?

June 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tracking studies indicate that audience awareness of and interest in Super 8 has been rising in recent days, but box-office forecasters are nevertheless predicting that it’s not likely to beat the second week of last weekend’s top film, X-Men: First Class. Paramount, which is releasing the J.J. Abrams film produced by Steven Spielberg, is now […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SUPER 8

June 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In general, the reviews for the Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed Super 8 are glowing. If there’s a complaint at all, it’s that, given the film’s pedigree, it wasn’t even better. In short, they say, what you get is a little of Spielberg and a little of Abrams — but that might amount to too many […]

TWITTER USERS CAN PREVIEW SUPER 8

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount, which is implementing a low-key promotional campaign for its Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed Super-8, may gain from Twitter what it is risking by abstaining from the expected hype for a summer blockbuster. In yet another quiet move, the studio revealed on Tuesday that it will preview the movie on Thursday — a day before […]

SUPER 8 TRACKING POORLY

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Providing yet another justification for studios to keep churning out sequels of successful movies, New York magazine is reporting that J.J. Abrams’s Super 8, one of the few original blockbusters being released this summer, is tracking poorly. Citing figures from NRG tracking polls, New York said that only one in three moviegoers is expressing “definite […]

CBS YANKING CSI FROM THURSDAY SLOT

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS is taking a big gamble by knocking CSI: Crime Scene Investigation out of its Thursday-night time period in the fall and moving in J.J. Abrams’s new Person of Interest to take its place. CSI ratings have been dropping steadily in recent years, but nevertheless remain near the top of the heap. It will move […]

FOX ADDS X FACTOR AND SPIELBERG’S DINOSAURS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox was the second network to unveil its fall schedule, featuring what appeared to be a strong lineup that not only includes Simon Cowell’s X Factor but also Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park-type drama, Terra Nova, J.J. Abrams prison/sci-fi fantasy Alcatraz, and Touch, a new drama featuring Kiefer Sutherland and an unnamed child star who plays […]

SUPER BOWL ADS “STUMBLE,” ANALYSTS SAY

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The challenge this year for Super Bowl advertisers, whose commercials generally receive as much attention as the game itself, could be summed up with the presumptuous question, “Can you top this?” The consensus among media critics is that they could not. The Wall Street Journal‘s Emily Steel remarked that advertisers “had plenty of fumbles.” However, […]

IGER ORDERING OVERHAUL OF ABC

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney chief Robert Iger is focusing his attention on “remaking” the company’s ABC television network and is putting pressure on Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television Group and newly appointed ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee “to find hits and get them on the air fast,” the New York Post reported today (Tuesday), citing unnamed ABC […]

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