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Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for the film rights to a comedy package based on Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Breen’s upcoming book of illustrations, Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw. Rawson Thurber, who directed New Line's hit comedy We're the Millers, is attached to direct while Simon Rich attached to write the script. CAA packaged the project. The project drew interest from several studios on Thursday and Friday before finally going to Universal, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief, A Million Ways to Die in the West) will produce the film under
- Rebecca Ford
It's our Friday episode and that means reviews, which include looking at Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis and Out of the Furnace. We also take a lengthy look at the 2014 Oscars with some predictions on the heels of the first round of precursor awards, talk about the Wonder Woman casting in Batman vs. Superman and the continuation of the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Apocalypse. A quick reminder of our upcoming Holiday Schedule where we will be taking a break from December 16-26, returning on December 27. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »
- Brad Brevet
Thanks to huge numbers from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Thor: The Dark World, November box office exceeded $1 billion for the second year in a row. Its $1.07 billion was a bit below last year's $1.09 billion record, though. Through the end of November, the 2013 domestic box office is neck-and-neck with 2012: year-to-date earnings are $9.87 billion, which is less than $10 million below 2012. With strong holdovers Catching Fire and Frozen and guaranteed blockbusters The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Anchorman: The Legend Continues, it's likely that 2013 comes awfully close to matching 2012's record $10.84 billion. The uncontested champion in November was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. After opening to $158.1 million (a new November record) it played well through the Thanksgiving holiday and ended the month with $282.1 million. If Catching Fire holds as well as the last few Twilight movies*not a difficult task for this well-reviewed, broadly-appealing flick*it will end up with over $400 million. »
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Well folks, the last chance to get major deals during Amazon's 2013 Black Friday deals week has led to this, today is Cyber Monday 2013 and I have the schedule of DVD and Blu-ray deals that will be going live throughout the day below along with the other deals that have been featured throughout the week. The deals today include some James Bond Blu-rays in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, a Blu-ray of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the deals close out with the Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set Blu-ray collection. Other than that there are some television items, such as "The Tudors" complete series set, "Sherlock Holmes" complete collection, "Twin Peaks", "The Good Wife" and "Rome". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. »
- Brad Brevet
The last day of what I guess we're calling 2013's Black Friday deals week is upon us and yet, tomorrow is Cyber Monday and Amazon is still offering deals throughout the day and today offers several Criterion titles and more. On the Criterion side we have Carlos, Quadrophenia, Shallow Grave, 12 Angry Men, The Samurai Trilogy, Fanny and Alexander and Weekend while you can also pick up complete series sets of "Fringe", "Chuck", "Frasier" and "Millennium". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Sunday, December 1 Deals starting at 8:20 pm Pt John Wayne Film Collection ($17.99) Peter Pan: Return to Never Land ($19.69) Pixar Short Films Collection 2 ($15.89) Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: The Complete Collection ($20.49) Fanny and Alexander (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray ($24.99) Weekend (Criterion »
- Brad Brevet
Wright's Feature Filmography: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and The World's EndIn this series Team Experience sounds off (individually) on their favorite fringe awards contenders. Here's Michael Cusumano on Edgar Wright
Four features into his career it is clear that Edgar Wright is building a body of work that will end up ranking with the greats of film comedy. It is time the Academy recognizes this fact (and their aversion to comedy) and honors The World’s End, his best film to date, with a nomination for Best Director.
Stop and consider everything Wright's latest film accomplishes, all while staying as light and zippy as classic screwball by the likes of Hawks or Sturges. The World’s End is simultaneously a genre spoof, a farce, a biting social satire, a character study, and a moving comedy about middle-aged friendship. And above all else it’s funny. »
- Michael C.
The actual 2013 Black Friday is over, but the deals aren't as Amazon is continuing the deals up through Cyber Monday and today's new schedule of sale items includes one of the best deals yet, $200 off the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection Blu-ray, which includes Skyfall, but that's not it. Beyond that we have deals on A Good Day to Die Hard. The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Blu-ray Collection, Friday Night Lights and "Girls". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Bond! Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall Blu-ray ($99.99) Check Out These Deals Midnight in Paris Blu-ray ($6.49) Pacific Rim Blu-ray ($7.99) Epic Blu-ray ($9.96) Heat Blu-ray ($8.49) Man of Steel Blu-ray ($19.96) Moneyball Blu-ray ($3.99) 21 Jump Street Blu-ray »
- Brad Brevet
After a week of early deals, the actual 2013 Black Friday is finally here and Amazon's deals continue and are only getting better. I have included the new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and if yesterday is any indication, you are going to want to get in on them quick as the Django Unchained Blu-ray sold out in a matter of minutes yesterday. Today's deals include several you may be interested in including Monsters University, Planes, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brave, three seasons of "The Walking Dead", Fight Club, The Croods, Bridesmaids, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 and much more. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Brand New Blu-ray Deals! »
- Brad Brevet
Happy Thanksgiving! Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Thursday, November 28, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale and it's another 20-after-midnight start and it looks like the deals are getting better as the week goes on. Today we begin with a discount on the fifth season of "True Blood" and Les Miserables on Blu-ray and later in the day Blu-rays of Warm Bodies, Prometheus, Django Unchained, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Heat, Zero Dark Thirty, Pacific Rim and Oblivion go on sale. Just check out the schedule below so you know when to start clicking. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Thursday, November 28 Deals starting at »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Wednesday, November 27, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and they are starting early. The deals throughout the day begin just after midnight today and there are a few titles worthy of your attention. If I had to select one title from the batch of deals going live today it would certainly be the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray collection, beyond that the Schindler's List Blu-ray is worth considering and, if you're looking for a nice little quadruple feature you can't really go wrong with picking up the Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Elizabeth bundle, the price isn't yet available, but I have to assume it won't break the bank. Finally, that Best of Warner Bros. Romance Collection at 12:20 Pm might be worth a look as it includes some greats such »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Tuesday, November 26, with not only a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today, but I've added several new titles that will be on sale all throughout the week with more being added all the time. As of now I have a few deals outside the scheduled events you may be interested in, but other than that pay attention to the deal start times so you don't miss out. Today's deals include great prices on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray, Out of Africa, The Polar Express, and a DVD two-pack including The Way, Way Back and Cedar Rapids and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page for the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Monday, November 25, with a whole new batch of DVDs, Blu-rays and a few extras on sale as I will continue to update the information below throughout the day and all throughout the week. As of now I have a few deals outside the scheduled events you may be interested in, but other than that pay attention to the deal start times so you don't miss out. Today's deals include great prices on Harry Potter Blu-rays and DVDs, complete seasons of "The Closer", Miracle on 34th Street on Blu-ray, "Glee" and much more. Outside of what's below you can find the current upcoming scheduled deals for the week right here, which I will be updating as more titles and deals are announced. Otherwise, start shopping. Right Now! The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series with Shag Carpet Cover ($42.49) I Love Lucy »
- Brad Brevet
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
Golden Globes ballots will be mailed Nov. 27 with film entries broken down as usual between dramas and comedies.
The organization is more confident than I am. For several films in this year’s race, it’s hard to see where to draw the line. I was deeply moved by “Nebraska” and “Before Midnight,” but they Are comedies. “Enough Said,” “Her” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” are also comedies, but more heartfelt and touching than many dramas.
Several studios submitted films as comedies to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on the supposition that the race is less competitive than the jam-packed drama race. So you can’t blame the strategists for trying, but the HFPA makes the final decision, with nominations to be announced Dec. 12.
Paramount’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” (pictured above) is apparently a comedy. (No one can dispute that, because no one’s seen it. »
- Tim Gray
To mark the release of The Heat on DVD and Blu-ray 25th November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The heat is on when uptight and ambitious FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality) is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin. Struggling to maintain the respect of her colleagues, Ashburn also finds herself pitted against foul-mouthed, anti-social Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief, Bridesmaids). With more balls then most men and a Subway in each pocket Mullins is determined to stay on the case at any cost even if it means working with ‘tattle tits’ Ashburn. In the most hysterical buddy movie of the year it really is a case of good cop / mad cop.
As well as the inspired pairing of comedy stalwart Bullock and break-out comedian McCarthy, The Heat also »
Liberace's former lover Scott Thorson was a no-show for court -- so now he's back in jail ... and TMZ has his latest mug shot. Law enforcement sources tell us Thorson -- famously portrayed by Matt Damon in "Behind the Candelabra" -- was arrested in Nevada by Washoe County deputies for an alleged probation violation and for failing to appear in court. Thorson's had a string of legal issues. He was on probation for a »
- TMZ Staff
Exclusive: Stuart Blumberg has sold an original comedy pitch to New Line Cinema with Scott Stuber and Maven Pictures duo Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler producing. The untitled comedy centers around two very different families, one a blue-state liberal, the other a red-state conservative, who discover that they have been raising the other’s son since they were switched by accident 17 years ago. Blumberg scripted The Kids Are All Right, for which he got an Oscar nom, and he made his directing debut on the sex addiction tale Thanks For Sharing with Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films banner and Styler and Rattray through Maven Pictures. Blumberg’s Class 5 Films cohorts Edward Norton and Bill Migliore are exec producing. This is a reunion between Rattray and Blumberg, who collaborated on The Kids Are All Right. New Line’s Richard Brener and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Comcast has launched the Xfinity TV Store — offering subscribers select movies for purchase several weeks ahead of DVD release – marking the cable giant’s entry into the electronic sell-through market to compete with iTunes, Amazon.com, Walmart’s Vudu and others.
Comcast’s new service offers titles for purchase on TV or online “weeks before they are available on DVD or for rental,” the company says on its marketing site. The cableco adds: “You can’t do this with satellite.” News of the forthcoming launch of the digital storefront leaked out last week.
The nation’s No. 1 pay TV provider, with 21.6 million video subscribers as of the end of September, is trying to carve out a piece of the $18 billion homevideo market. Comcast plays up the service as appealing to consumers who want to watch a title repeatedly, with the ability to watch them offline, as well as access to movies in “early Est” windows. »
- Todd Spangler
Disney beat their previous milestone the other week, now Universal Pictures has broken its record for the highest-grossing year at the North American box office. With more than a month to go in the year, Universal has now made $1.352 billion domestically, breaking the previous record of $1.335 billion in 2012.
The win is mainly due to two massive hits - "Fast and Furious 6" with $238.7 million domestic, and "Despicable Me 2" with $365.9 million. Added to that were several healthy smaller performers like "Identity Thief" ($134.5 million), "Oblivion" ($89.1 million), "The Purge" ($64.5 million), "2 Guns" ($75.6 million), "Mama" ($71.6 million) and "Riddick" ($42 million).
Universal already broke its international record back in August and now sits at a worldwide total of $3.49 billion for 2013 so far. The studio still has "47 Ronin" and "Lone Survivor" to open this year.
Source: Universal Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
We just reported that Disney has already surpassed its worldwide box office record thanks to films like "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World" and "Monsters University." And now comes word that Universal Pictures just broke its record for the highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office. The studio earned a total of $1.352 billion this year, beating its 2012 record of $1.335 billion. Universal bested its previous international box office record of $1.794 billion in mid-August and the previous worldwide record of $3.129 billion in September. The success is thanks to films like "Mama," "Identity Thief," "Oblivion," "Fast and Furious 6," "Despicable Me 2," "The Purge," "2 Guns" and "Riddick." The studio's biggest opening came from "Fast and Furious 6" with $117 million, which is the second highest domestic opening of the year, behind "Iron Man 3." The studio also has the second and third highest-grossing films of 2013 with "Despicable Me 2" ($916.1 million) and "Fast and Furious »
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