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THE HELP GETS WEDNESDAY RELEASE

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie critics are sometimes criticized for including “spoilers” — critical plot points — in their reviews. Likewise, producers of movie trailers are also often taken to task for revealing too much. But it can also be argued that people who know a great deal about the movie’s plot are the ones most likely to see […]

KATZENBERG: “THE BLOOM IS OFF THE [3D] ROSE”

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of the earliest cheerleaders for 3D, has suggested that Hollywood has killed the goose that laid the golden egg. Katzenberg’s remarks came at a Fortune magazine Brainstorm Tech Conference in Aspen. “For sure the bloom is off the rose for a moment in time,” Katzenberg told the conference, “driven […]

ANIMATED FILMS RIDING HIGH

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Animated Films accounted for half the top-ten movies of 2010, and they’re leading the field in 2011 as well, the Los Angeles Times observed in a blog post by entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik on Monday. “In a winter-spring period when few movies have mobilized us to the theater, animated movies have been the exception,” Zeitchik […]

BAMBI IS NO. 1 AGAIN

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 70 years after it first appeared in theaters, Walt Disney’s Bambi debuted at the top of the DVD and Blue-ray disc charts this week. The two-disc package, which has an SRP of $39.99 but is heavily discounted at many outlets, includes the standard-definition and high-definition version in the same combo package. The “Diamond Edition” […]

SPIELBERG VS. SPIELBERG IN DECEMBER

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Steven Spielberg film will be challenging another Steven Spielberg film at the box office over the holiday period. Disney announced Wednesday that Spielberg’s War Horse, which originally was to have debuted next summer, will instead be released on Dec. 28, five days after the premiere of Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of […]

SCHMUCKS‘ INCEPTION BEATS INCEPTION

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dinner for Schmucks edged out Inception at the box office on Friday. The comedy, produced by Universal, DreamWorks and Spyglass took in an estimated $8.4 million versus $8.2 million for the Warner Bros. dreamweaver. Sony/Columbia’s Salt was in third place with about $5.9 million, just ahead of the debut of Universal’s Charlie St. Cloud, which […]

“TOY STORY 3” SETS RECORD IN U.K.

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Delayed openings of Toy Story 3 in several European countries because of the World Cup pushed the Disney/Pixar film back to No. 1 at the overseas box office. According to trade accounts, the movie drew $52 million in ticket sales from 43 countries, putting its overseas gross at $351 million and its worldwide tally at […]

“KICK-ASS” KICKS “DRAGON” OUT OF FIRST PLACE

April 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

For the second week in a row, the film that was listed at No. 1 at the box office when weekend estimates were released on Sunday had to change place with the film that was listed at No. 2 when final — and official — results were announced. With $19.83 million, Lionsgate’s Kick-Ass edged out […]

SHREK MAGAZINE SPREAD ANGERS STUDIO EXECS

April 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount and DreamWorks are upset over a Shrek-related photo spread in the forthcoming summer edition of Vman that features the character and his friends comporting in provocative poses. “While we do respect Vman‘s creative vision, the shoot did not turn out the way originally envisioned when the idea was first presented by the magazine,” a […]

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