Peter Bart: Peter Guber’s New Arena Is His Latest Sports Foray

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Peter Bart: Peter Guber’s New Arena Is His Latest Sports Foray
With Hollywood in a state of disruption, the town’s producers face a challenge to creatively reinvent themselves. Reflecting this process, Peter Guber, long a top movie dealmaker, this week set forth plans for the grand opening in 2019 of a privately funded 18,000-seat stadium (Chase Center) that will totally transform the Mission Bay section of San Francisco. Last year, a Guber-backed $350 million soccer stadium for Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club in downtown L.A. also opened its doors –- the city’s first new open-air arena since the 1960s.

Why is a major filmmaker now producing stadiums? It’s part of Guber’s emergence as a major sports maven, encompassing co-ownership of the Golden State Warriors as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers, in addition to major stakes in entities like AXiomatic and Team Liquid, representing entry into gaming and e-sports. As in former years, Guber has
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Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

Two 1980's science fiction efforts from the 'eighties: Millennium is an expensive book adaptation with Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd navigating a time travel story about body snatchers from the future. R.O.T.O.R is direct to video and strictly from hunger. Oh, the agony… However, both films surely have lessons to teach the budding filmmaker who thinks moviemaking is easy. Millennium and R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray Color Scream Factory Street Date February 23, 2016 / 26.99

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream Factory plumbs the depths of the MGM library, which includes not only the holdings of United Artists, Orion and the old American-International Pictures, but also an alphabet soup of smaller outfits that were bought up in the 1990s. The independent productions seen on this Scream Factory Blu-ray double bill give us two kinds of science fiction properties. One is an expensive Canadian production with a big star, and the other is a
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Donald Sterling Feels Terrible About Racist Comments ... Says Ex-Kings Owner

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Donald Sterling is finally expressing remorse about the racist comments that got him banned from the NBA ... this according to former L.A. Kings owner Bruce McNall who says Donald told him he feels "terrible" during a phone call a few days ago. McNall was out in Malibu on Wednesday and told us he's been friends with Sterling for years -- and had a conversation with the disgraced L.A. Clippers owner just the other day.
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Horrorfest '09: Dying Breed and Autopsy Officially Announced

It was officially announced today by CEO Courtney Solomon that After Dark Films has acquired the rights to showcase Adam Gieraschs Autopsy and Jody Dwyers Aussie horror pic Dying Breed as part of its After Dark Horrorfest series. The Horrorfest lineup is nearly complete with the five previously announced titles being The Broken, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation, From Within, Perkins' 14 and Slaughter. Adam Gierasch directed Autopsy, from a script he wrote with Jace Anderson and E.L. Katz. Adam and Jace previously collaborated as writers on the Dario Argento film, Mother of Tears, and are currently in production on Night of the Demons that Adam is directing. Autopsy stars Robert Patrick (Balls of Fury, Terminator 2), Jessica Lowndes (90210) and Jenette Goldstein (Aliens) with Ross McCall (Band of Brothers). Jessica Horowitz, Steve Markoff, Bruce McNall and Warren Zide produced. More inside....
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