Tuesday, December 1, 2020

DISNEY, DEPP, BRUCKHEIMER, VERBINSKI ARE ALL KIMOSABES NOW

October 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Lone Ranger rides again — or at least so it seemed judging from numerous published reports on Tuesday indicating that Johnny Depp (who had been cast as Tonto in the shelved movie), had agreed to take a substantial pay cut, as had producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski. Their salaries alone reportedly represented […]

TYLER PERRY: HIGHEST PAID MAN IN ENTERTAINMENT

September 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tyler Perry, the creator of the Madea movies, is the highest-paid man in entertainment, Forbes magazine reported today (Tuesday). The financial magazine observed that while the likes of Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp receive most of the public’s attention, only two personalities at the top of the list are actors — and one is Perry, […]

THE LONE RANGER WON’T RIDE AGAIN

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to imagine how a movie revival of The Lone Ranger, which was once produced for about a bucket of oats in the early days of television, could have seen its budget balloon so excessively that Disney would shut it down. But that’s what has happened. Several reports indicated that when it appeared that […]

JOHNNY DEPP: A BRIDGE BETWEEN ART AND COMMERCE AT CANNES

May 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cannes Film Festival has always been more about the artistry of cinema than its commerce, but that has never discouraged it from showcasing some of Hollywood’s gaudiest blockbusters, featuring, in recent years such marquee brand characters as Jason Bourne, Indiana Jones, Robin Hood, and — this year — Jack Sparrow and the Kung Fu […]

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 […]

FINE RECEPTION FOR “INCEPTION” — $62.8 MILLION

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t come close to equaling director Christopher’s Nolan’s record-breaking opening of The Dark Knight exactly two years ago, but Nolan’s Inception debuted with a mighty $60.4 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates — without the aid of 3D premium pricing. (The film did have the benefit of IMAX surcharges, and although IMAX […]