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MARK CUBAN THROWS IN WITH CARL ICAHN

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Carl Icahn’s effort to gain control of Lions Gate Entertainment received a big boost Thursday from fellow billionaire Mark Cuban. In interviews with CNBC and the New York Post Cuban, the owner of HDNet, Landmark Theaters, and the Dallas Mavericks, said that he will sell his 5.4 percent stake in the company to Icahn for […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “KILLERS”

June 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Killers, starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, wasn’t screened in advance for critics. Lionsgate set up late screenings on Friday morning for them instead. (Jason Anderson in the Toronto Star remarked: “Killers arrived in theaters this weekend sporting the kind of anti-buzz that can only be created by minimal marketing, no press screenings and poisonous […]

MOVIEGOERS TAKE A BOX-OFFICE DETOUR

June 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office performed pretty much the way most forecasters had predicted — that is, pitifully. Shrek Forever After led the field for the third consecutive week as the box office dropped 28 percent from the comparable weekend a year ago. Although four other movies debuted over the weekend, Shrek, with $25.3 million, came out […]

BOX OFFICE BLAHS LIKELY TO CONTINUE

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office has no new summer blockbuster to reinforce its sagging fortunes this weekend. Instead it will see the debut of four low-buzz movies, none of which is likely to come close to taking in as much as Shrek Forever After, which is in its third week, according to box-office forecasters. Get Him to […]

“KILLERS” WON’T BE SCREENED FOR CRITICS

May 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate, which ordinarily does not screen its Saw horror flicks and Tyler Perry movies in advance for critics, has no intention of doing so for next weekend’s comedy thriller Killers, featuring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. “In today’s socially connected marketplace, we all have the ability to share feedback […]