11 items from 2013
Ridley Scott is currently on the promotional trail with his intense crime thriller The Counselor. The film was released in the Us on Friday but has failed to connect with audiences despite an outstanding, all-star ensemble led by the brilliant Michael Fassbender. Now with that film almost out of the way (although it’s still to be released in a number of territories including here in the UK), eyes again are beginning to turn on another Fassbender/Scott reunion – a sequel to Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus.
The film may have rubbed up a number of people up the wrong way (yes, a number plot developments may have been a little dumb) but I firmly believe it’s a dazzling and daring sci-fi thriller, so I was desperate to see the further adventures of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and droid David (Fassbender) as they search for more ‘Engineer’ answers. »
- Craig Hunter
In what was supposed to be a big fat plug for NBC, Meredith Vieira and Today, that network announced this morning that Valerie’s Story: A Meredith Vieira Special, will premiere Thursday. Harper will be a guest on NBC’s Today that morning. Valerie Harper Week actually begins tonight with her debut on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. NBC’s Harper special is airing at 10 Pm Thursday, so as to enjoy that huge lead-in audience watching the finale of Million Second Quiz right earlier in primetime that night. Oh — nevermind. On her Today appearance that morning, we presumably will learn whatever shred of information Harper did not already divulge over at ABC when that network announced she had been declared well enough to compete on Dancing this fall. Related: ‘Dancing’ Cast Reveal On Track To Top Weekly Morning Ratings Harper, 74, had previously battled lung cancer and, this past March, »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
The top stories of the week from Toh! Awards: Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: "Lee Daniels' The Butler"Box Office:2013 Summer Box Office On Track to Be Best Ever, Even Amid Flops and Forewarned ImplosionUniversal Clocks Biggest Year Ever at International Box OfficeFeatures:"Chennai Express" Breaks Bollywood Opening Weekend Box Office Record, Why World's Biggest Movie Star is Shah Rukh KhanFestivals:Immersed in Movies: Disney's Mini Comic-Con D23 Showcases Marvel, "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and Oscar Contenders "Frozen" and "Saving Mr. Banks," But No "Star Wars"Telluride to Celebrate Historic Sheridan Opera House's 100th Anniversary with "A Night at the Movies: 1913"Toronto Announces 75 New Titles, Includes Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," Durkin's "Southcliffe," Gibney's "Armstrong Lie" and MoreInterviews:Director Zachary Heinzerling Talks the Troubled Marriage of Two Artists in His New Doc "Cutie and the Boxer"Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Galvin Talks Recreating the White...
The top stories of the week from Toh! Awards: Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: "Lee Daniels' The Butler"Box Office:2013 Summer Box Office On Track to Be Best Ever, Even Amid Flops and Forewarned ImplosionUniversal Clocks Biggest Year Ever at International Box OfficeFeatures:"Chennai Express" Breaks Bollywood Opening Weekend Box Office Record, Why World's Biggest Movie Star is Shah Rukh KhanFestivals:Immersed in Movies: Disney's Mini Comic-Con D23 Showcases Marvel, "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and Oscar Contenders "Frozen" and "Saving Mr. Banks," But No "Star Wars"Telluride to Celebrate Historic Sheridan Opera House's 100th Anniversary with "A Night at the Movies: 1913"Toronto Announces 75 New Titles, Includes Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," Durkin's "Southcliffe," Gibney's "Armstrong Lie" and MoreInterviews:Director Zachary Heinzerling Talks the Troubled Marriage of Two Artists in His New Doc "Cutie and the Boxer"Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Galvin Talks Recreating the White »
Looks like The Bridge crosses the globe fairly well. With a July 11 start, Fox International Channels’ weeklong rollout of international premieres for the new FX Us/Mexico border crime series more than 3 million consolidated viewers for its first episode. The show garnered an average rating of 1.58 in Fic’s 19 metered pay TV markets, which include Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Malaysia. The episode topped the adult 18-49 demos in cable in Italy and Spain and saw Top 5 results in other markets. Overall The Bridge, which is adopted from the Euro-series Bron about a bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden, debuted in 70 countries worldwide and is expected to reach a total of 110 eventually. In February, FX picked up a 13-episode order of the series domestically. The Bridge debuted on FX on July 10 to 3.04 million viewers. A co-financing agreement with Shine International delivered Fic first window broadcast »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Madrid — Santiago Palavecino, one of the leading young lights of Argentina’s building auteur genre scene, is prepping romantic psychological thriller “Hijo unico” (Only Child), his follow-up to “Some Girls,” which was well received last week at the Cannes festival’s first ever pix-in-post showcase, Bal Goes To Cannes.
Written by Palavecino and “Some Girls’” producer Fernando Manero, “Child” turns on a film director who suffers a writer’s block until he meets a foreign woman and, inspired, makes one of his best films ever.
They marry, have a child, who, years later, begins to behave strangely, or so his mother thinks, repeating events from the film or from the director’s hidden past.
Palavecino, Manero and Agustina Costa, both producers on “Girls,” will produce “Child.” It will be set on the Pampa, the vast plains outside Buenos Aires, where they meet the sea.
The writers will finish a treatment by late July. »
- John Hopewell
Isn’t it a crying shame when you hear such a great song with wonderful words that are just so well written, or perhaps, mean a lot to you, then, something bad happens.
“Did he really just say that? Surely not!”
Perfection tarnished by some amateurish, goofy or just downright, silly lyrics. It happens, I’m afraid.
In this article, we look at some prime examples of the above scenario. Let’s have a giggle…
5. Overkill – ‘I Hate’
“I hate your rules
I hate ‘em all
Hate being marked to take the fall
Planet’s not big enough for me and you
But most of all
I hate you…”
New York Thrash metal legends, Overkill, released an absolute cracker of an album in 1989′s ‘The Years Of Decay’, but it wasn’t without its lyrical misfire, or two. On track three. ‘I Hate’, they deliver words that seem more fitting for some third rate, »
- Ben Timpson
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" is probably supposed to be the space-centric subject of the spring since, ya know, the movie is hitting theaters in less than a dozen days and all. But too bad, so sad: with some of the same people responsible for lifting off the much-fussed-about "Star Wars: Episode VII," it's only natural that inquiring minds are using more than just the Force to draw out some Jedi intel about the pic.
"We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year, and the location is still kind of floating around in the air all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues," Burk explained.
"[W]hen we feel »
- Amanda Bell
Manchester United's Champions League controversial exit pulled in huge ratings for ITV last night (March 5), overnight data reveals.
Over on BBC One, the third part of crime drama Mayday kept a steady audience with 4.32 million (16.3%) at 9pm. Later in the evening, The Matt Lucas Awards amused 1.66 million (12.9%) at 10.45pm.
Alex Polizzi's The Fixer collected 1.86 million (7.3%) at 8pm on BBC Two. The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track followed at 9pm with 1.72 million (6.5%) and Sue Perkins's sitcom Heading Out fell to 740k (3.6%) at 10pm.
Channel 4 attracted 1.94 million (7.3%) at 9pm for 16 Kids And Counting and 1.13 million (6.9%) at 10pm for Shameless.
Channel 5's CSI pulled in 1.41 million (5.3%) at 9pm, while CSI: New York gripped 775k (4.5%) at 10pm. The latest episode of Dallas continued to disappoint in its new later »
There can be no doubt that the winter storms in the Northeast took a bite out of box office receipts this weekend, but it wasn't big enough to dampen the antics of Identity Thief. The heavily marketed comedy managed a respectable $36 million opening, more than matching its $35 million budget and putting it on track towards profitability. Audiences were slightly less enthusiastic about Soderberg's latest and, if his recent conversations with the press are any indication, his last film. With just $10 million Side Effects came in a distant third place. Silver Linings Playbook slipped to fourth place this weekend, but dropping just 10% from last week the film is still going strong in its 13th week of release. On track to cross the $100 million mark sometime in the next week, the movie has a chance at breaking into the top five money making rated R movies of 2012. Falling just short of the »
‘Skyfall’ On Track To Beat ‘Quantum’s China Cume In 7 Days As of Thursday night, Skyfall’s 4-day cume in China was $17.9M, handily breaking the coveted 100M yuan mark. The film opened Monday and is playing on 8,079 screens in the country’s widest release ever. Sony says the 23rd James Bond film that has already broken the $1B mark internationally, is on track to outgross the last Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, in its first seven days in China. The movie’s release on Monday, at $5.1M, was almost three times that of Quantum. It came out amid reports of some tweaks by the local censors and calls by film industry insiders for reforms to the movie review system. Shi Chuan, a professor at Shanghai University’s school of film & TV arts and technology, proposed laws be put in place for censors to follow and said, “Movie regulators should respect the producers’ original ideas, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
11 items from 2013
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