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LEGENDARY TWICKENHAM STUDIOS TO SHUT DOWN

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s 100-year-old Twickenham Studios, the home of such classics as the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night, the Michael Caine movies Alfie and The Italian Job, John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London, Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner and, more recently, War Horse and My Week with Marilyn, is being forced to shut down. Faced with […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

WRITER ARGUES PLATFORM RELEASES ANGER MOVIEGOERS IN SMALL CITIES

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The arts and entertainment editor of the Springfield, IL State Journal-Register has blasted Hollywood studios’ frequent policy of slowly “platforming” the release of high-profile end-of-year movies like The Descendants. The result, said Brian Mackey, is that while The Descendants “has been receiving great reviews … Springfield (population 118,000) residents could not yet see the movie.” […]

THANKSGIVING BOX OFFICE DOWN

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers apparently didn’t get the message that they were supposed to lift the box office to a new Thanksgiving Day record over the weekend. To be sure, they turned out in force, but not in the numbers that pundits had forecast. As everyone had expected, the second week of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — […]