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Will Anonymous Go Wide? That Is The Question

The wide release of the Shakespeare drama Anonymous set for October 28 is, well, not to be. According to the Los Angeles Times , Sony plans to open the Roland Emmerich drama, which raises the...

Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Movie Postponed

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie will not be released before the 2012 US Presidential election. The Sony film - believed to be called 'Kill Bin Laden' - was set to hit cinemas on October...

Footloose Tripped By Real Steel

Paramount's Footloose , which held a slim lead at the box office on Friday and Saturday, lost its footing on Sunday and wound up in second place for the weekend as Disney/DreamWorks's Real Steel made...

Real Steel Wins Round One

Real Steel may have wound up as the No. 1 film at the box office, earning $27.3 million and making it one of the top earners ever in October, but several analysts were saying that...

You Tube Jumps Across The Pond

YouTube, which launched an online movie rental service in the U.S. and Canada in May, has expanded it to include the U.K., Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday). According to the newspaper, the Google-owned website...

New Bond Movie Named Skyfall?

The new James Bond film will be called 'Skyfall'.Up until now the movie - which will star Daniel Craig as 007 - has been known as 'Bond 23' but now Sony Pictures and MGM have...

Netflix Streamers Mostly Watching Tv Shows

While most Netflix subscribers who use its traditional DVD-by-mail service rent movies, most of those who use its streaming service rent TV shows, the company's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, has told the MIPCOM conference...

Dolphin Tale A Splash Hit In Second Week

Movies that rise to the top of the box office in their second week of release usually have some formidable word-of-mouth going for them, and, it would seem, such was the case with Dolphin Tale,...

Sony Won't Pay For 3d Glasses Anymore

The ticket surcharge for seeing movies in 3D may be going up. Sony on Tuesday became the first studio to announce that it will no longer be providing free disposable 3D glasses to see its...

The Lion Roars Again

Far fewer people went to the movies on Sunday than the studios had estimated, final box-office figures revealed. Sunday's estimates, which are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday but on just an...

Netflix Kicked While It's Down

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

Lion Takes $30.2-Million Bite Out Of Box Office

Who would ever have imagined that the reappearance of a 17-year-old movie would become the fourth-biggest September box office hit of all time? But that is what has happened as Disney's 3D version of The...

Producer/studio Exec John Calley Dead At 81

John Calley, one of the most successful studio executives and producers in recent Hollywood history, has died at the age of 81. In its obituary today (Wednesday), the Wall Street Journal observed that at Warner...

Charlie Sheen Loved His Comedy Roast

Charlie Sheen "never realised how f***ed up" he was until his Comedy Roast this weekend. A cast of comedians and stars - including guitarist Slash, boxer Mike Tyson and Charlie's ex-wife Brooke Mueller - gathered...

The Help Makes It Three Weeks In A Row

After four weeks of underestimating The Help , studio executives and movie pundits, may finally be learning not to underestimate The Help -- although there was no sign of that happening this past weekend. Four...

Blue Creatures Likely To Be Evergreen For Sony

Underlining the importance of the overseas markets to U.S. filmmakers, Sony's The Smurfs has remained the No. 1 film abroad for the fourth straight week and has brought its global total to $425 million, two...

Media Stocks Plunge

Amid growing pessimism about the economic recovery, media stocks plunged wildly after the market opened today (Tuesday). CBS Corp., which depends on advertising more than any other major media company, was hit hardest, as its...

Toshiba Unveils Glasses-free 3d Tv

Toshiba has apparently leaped far ahead of its competitors with the unveiling of the first large-screen, glasses-free 3D television set. The 55-inch set employs a face-tracking system that it claims delivers a 3D picture that...

Weekend Box Office In Line With Recent Years

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it...

Wal-mart Finding Success With Its Download Service

Wal-Mart's Vudu movie download service has rapidly become the third most popular in its field, putting it ahead of similar services from Amazon and Sony and behind only Apple's iTunes service and Microsoft's Zune Video...

Adele Doesn't Need To Win Mercury Prize.

Adele "doesn't need" to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The Grammy award-winning singer's latest album '21' is up for the coveted honour next month, but Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman Huey Morgan thinks it would be better...

At Theaters Storm Outside, Doldrums Inside

For three weeks, box-office pundits have been writing that The Help has "exceeded expectations." Now it's expected to top the box office again, and the question is is that expectation too high? Analysts have been...

Box Office Needs Help; The Help Doesn't

Summer may not be officially over, but it is so far as the box office is concerned. The top twelve films together earned only $106.4 million over the weekend, off 3.5 percent from a year...

Woody Allen Movie To Be Rebooted

Sony Pictures Classics, which had to compete with summer blockbusters to line up theater screens for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris , plans to "re-expand" the movie into around 1,000 theaters on August 26. (It...

Apes Swings To The Top Again

Most of the top movies earned more at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had estimated. Rise of the Planet of the Apes fell 49 percent in its second weekend to $27.8...

Bin Laden Film Blasted By Conservatives

Conservative commentators have denounced plans to release a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden next October 12, just before the presidential election. On his BigHollywood blog, Andrew Breitbart remarked on Wednesday that the...

Apes Rises -- And So Does Chernin

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment,...

Sony Says Despite Losses It Won't Abandon Tv Manufacturing

Despite losing money in its television manufacturing business for the past seven years, Sony has dismissed speculation that it is considering abandoning the business. In an interview with today's (Tuesday) Wall Street Journal , Executive...

Media Caught In Market Whirlwind

Like a TV reporter hanging on to a light pole during a hurricane, the media drew attention to itself Thursday as the Dow plunged 512 points. For some media companies, the nosedive was far greater...

Meat Loaf Going Hip Hop?

Meat Loaf has been working with rapper Chuck D and producer Lil Jon.The 'Bat out of Hell' singer collaborated with the Public Enemy frontman - famed for his uncompromising political lyrics - and Lil Jon,...

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