Archive for January 8, 2012
Low budget schlock-fest The Devil Inside topped the box office chart over the weekend and scared up a frightening $34.5 million. The film was picked up by Paramount Pictures’ Insurge imprint for $1 million dollars, and it already turned a profit following its midnight showings. The Devil Inside combines two popular horror staples, the exorcism pic and the “found footage” film and this combination appears to be a winner for Paramount, who also have the Paranormal Activity franchise as a lucrative money maker.
The Devil Inside was given a heavy marketing push by Paramount, and it opened big despite poor reviews (read ours). Most horror films have a massive dip during their second weekend and this shouldn’t be any different, probably even more so, due to bad word of mouth about that ending.
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While presenting at the Television Critics Association, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt spoke frankly about the network’s less-than-stellar ratings and admitted that 2011 was not the best year for the peacock. Discussing the 2012 schedule, Greenblatt confirmed that while it is currently not listed, the return of Community is imminent, but stopped short of providing any firm date.
Given the uproar surrounding the unceremonious (albeit temporary) shelving of Community, any information of its return would likely have provided the beleaguered network with a modicum of goodwill from the show’s small, but ultimately devoted fanbase. Unfortunately, it seems NBC is still trying to figure out just where it will fit amongst the throng of new programs on the network’s docket. “We have a really tight schedule with comedies, so it’s really going to be ...
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Even though a live-action film version of Hanna-Barbera’s prehistoric cartoon series, The Flintstones, was released all the way back in 1994, a similar Hollywood adaptation (complete with flesh-and-blood stars) has yet to be made based on that show’s futuristic sci-fi cousin, ie. The Jetsons.
Way back the day (re: in 2009) Robert Rodriguez was planning to make the Jetsons movie his latest cost-efficient, in-studio project, working from a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg (The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, Fanboys). Rodriguez eventually decided to instead move ahead with his own original hyper-colorful kid-friendly effects pic, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, and Peter Segal (Get Smart, Anger Management) was briefly considered as a replacement.
Chances are good that (prior to reading this) you already heard about Kanye West having recently claimed he is in line to become a ...
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