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Iron Man 2 Is Gold On Dvd

Demonstrating that it's still possible to release smash hits in the home-video market, Paramount Home Entertainment's Iron Man 2 sold about 1.1 million standard DVDs and Blu-ray discs on its first day of release last...

Social Network Could Have Used A Few More Visitors

Despite receiving an inordinate amount of attention in the news media, being supported by an expensive marketing campaign, and receiving some of the best reviews of the year -- including many predicting a plethora of...

Facebook Movie Attracts 2.9 Million Ticket Buyers

The Social Network attracted about 2.9 million unique visitors over the weekend -- the movie about the founding of Facebook, that is. (Facebook itself currently counts about 165 million unique visitors in the U.S.) Together...

Viacom Chief No Paramount Movies For Apple Tv

Paramount movies and Viacom's cable programs won't be coming to iTunes or Apple's new Apple TV device if Steve Jobs sticks to his 99-cent pricing. As reported by Home Media Magazine, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman...

Paramount Sets Release Of Bieber Movie

Paramount has set February 11 -- which, it noted, is the Friday before Valentine's Day -- as the release date for Justin Bieber's 3D concert documentary. The studio said that the so-far-untitled film will be...

Will Ferrell 'Angry' About Anchorman 2

Will Ferrell is "angry" at Paramount for not financing 'Anchorman 2'. The comedy actor - who starred as news broadcaster Ron Burgundy in 2004's 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' - confesses he has been...

J. J. Abrams To Produce Boilerplate

J. J. Abrams is making a movie about a Victorian robot.The 'Star Trek' filmmaker is to produce 'Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel' - which will be based on a graphic novel picture book hybrid by Paul...

Court Tosses Viacom's $1-Billion Claim Against Youtube

Viacom, which owns Paramount Pictures as well as such cable networks as MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET, has vowed to appeal a federal judge's decision on Thursday tossing out its $1-billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against...

Miley Cyrus' Horror Wake

Miley Cyrus is set to star in paranormal thriller 'Wake'. The 17-year-old actress - who is attempting to break away from her best known role as teen star Hannah Montana in the film series of...

Ben Stiller Thrilled About Grossman Film

Ben Stiller is "honoured" to be making a movie about Les Grossman.Paramount has confirmed Tom Cruise's foul-mouthed director character from 'Tropic Thunder' - who he reprised for a series of sketches at the MTV Movie...

Megan Fox Strips For Career

Megan Fox has been stripping off to prove her career is on the up.The sexy actress - who was recently photographed cavorting in a bikini with her boyfriend Brian Austen Green - is reportedly only...

Megan Fox Dropped From Transformers 3

Megan Fox has been dropped from 'Transformers 3'. The 24-year-old actress - who has previously compared franchise director Michael Bay to Adolf Hitler - will not reprise the role of Mikaela Banes in the third...

Patrick Dempsey Joins Transformers 3

Patrick Dempsey has joined the cast of 'Transformers 3'. The 'Grey's Anatomy' actor will star as the boss of Mikaela Banes, the character portrayed by Megan Fox, in a role which is said to be...

Anchorman Sequel Pulled

Hopes for another ANCHORMAN movie have been dashed after executives at film studio PARAMOUNT axed plans for a sequel.Director Adam MCKay was desperate to film a follow-up to the 2004 hit, which stars Will Ferrell...

Volcano Grounds Movie Biz

Uncertainty over the continued intensity of the Iceland volcano has caused studio executives to prepare contingency plans for the eventuality that air travel to Europe is severely disrupted or remains halted for a lengthy period....

Movie Reviews Shutter Island

Most critics -- but hardly all -- appear to agree that while Shutter Island may not rank with some of the greatest Martin Scorsese masterworks, it belongs well up there. As John Anderson puts it...

Movie Review G.i. Joe

Peter Howell of the Toronto Star may be the single major North American critic who managed to get an advanced look at G.I. Joe (although he doesn't reveal how he did so). His review is...

Pirates Director Chooses Bioshock Over Sequel

Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski will not direct the fourth instalment of the high seas adventure franchise.It was announced last May that Verbinski was attached to adapt hit videogame Bioshock for the screen...

By on 09 April 2009

Redstone Might Sell Off Theater Chain

On the same day that Viacom reported a 37 percent fall in third-quarter profit, its chairman, Sumner Redstone, vowed to hold on to the company, even, he suggested, if that means selling off all or...

Recession Wallops Viacom

Viacom today (Thursday) joined a raft of media conglomerates reporting dismal results for the last quarter. In its SEC filing, the company, which owns Paramount Pictures, the MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central and other...

Puzo Estate Accepts Offer Over Godfather Video Game

The estate of author Mario Puzo has reached a settlement over a video game based on The Godfather, lawyers have confirmed.The author's representatives filed a suit against Paramount Pictures in June last year over The...

By on 07 February 2009

New Movie Channel Debut -- First On The Web

The internecine battle between Viacom's Paramount Pictures and CBS's Showtime Networks heated up Tuesday as Paramount, along with Lionsgate and MGM, announced the formation of a new movie channel, called Epix. Last year, the three...

Mamma Mia! Helps Universal Rule UK Box Office

The huge success of Mamma Mia! has helped Universal Pictures International in being named the UK's most successful film distributor in 2008.UPI earned £176.6 million at the UK box office last year to claim an...

By on 13 January 2009

Marley And Me Barks Away Box Office Competition

Canine comedy Marley and Me has the bite to match its bark having topped the US box office charts for a second week.The 20th Century Fox film - starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson -...

By on 05 January 2009

Studios' Overseas Revenue Soars

Each of the six major studios grossed more than $1 billion in overseas box-office revenue in 2008, with total grosses estimated at a record $9.9 billion, compared with $9.5 billion a year ago, the Hollywood...

Madagascar Tops Overseas

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa roared onto overseas' screens over the weekend with $50.2 million in ticket sales, averaging nearly $10,000 per screen in 5,129 theaters in 35 countries. Reporting on the results, Daily Variety observed...

Scorsese And De Niro To Paint Houses In Mob Return

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are to set to bring a new tale of organised crime to the screen in the shape of I Heard You Paint Houses.Charles Brandt's book - the title of...

By on 02 October 2008

Tommy Lee Jones Sues Paramount Pictures For $10m

Tommy Lee Jones has launched a legal action against Paramount Pictures, claiming he is owed more than $10 million (£5.61 million) for No Country for Old Men.The Oscar-winner's lawsuit alleges he was promised "significant box...

By on 08 September 2008

Talent Manager/producer Bernie Brillstein Dies At 77

Legendary talent manager and producer Bernie Brillstein died Thursday of pulmonary disease in Los Angeles at age 77, it was disclosed Sunday. As a manager, his clients included Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, as...

Hancock Helmer Peter Berg To Take On Hercules Film

Peter Berg is to direct a new film based on the story of Hercules for Universal Studios, it has been confirmed.The Hancock director will produce and develop Hercules: The Thracian Wars, based on Steve Moore's...

By on 23 July 2008

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