6:24 PM 1/13/2013 by Senh Duong
Um...I'm live-blogging the Golden Goldens because Binh told me he doesn't get NBC where he lives. Whatever. Well, we tag-teamed live-blogging the Oscars last year and got a huge traffic boost, so that's my reason doing the same with the Golden Globes this time. Just like last year, it's all a last minute thing.
7:00 PM 12/31/2012 by Senh Duong
Remember in 2011, when the annual box office dipped slightly from 2010 and entertainment columnists started announcing the death of cinema (even though it was the third best year ever, in terms of revenue)? Well, as it turns out, 2012 proves that the film industry is still alive and kicking ass, thanks to a bunch of superheroes who’ve decided to assemble and tackle our box office problem.
variety.com – Film News: 'Brave,' 'Frankenweenie,' 'Ralph' join five other pics in feature race. 24 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
fb.indiewire.com – Animation fans were shocked when, a year-and-a-half before the film’s release, animation giant Pixar fired Brenda Chapman, an animation vet and the studio’s first female director (she was also the only female member of the studio’s vaulted Brain Trust creative committee), from her deeply personal first project, “Brave.” While Pixar maintained that she was still on staff, the writing was on the wall, and earlier this year it was announced she had decamped for an unspecified role at LucasFilm Animation. 30 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
feedproxy.google.com – Who hasn’t been in a supermarket, walked past the discount DVD rack and done a double take? Is that really the latest Hollywood blockbuster? No, it’s some cheap, imitation knockoff meant to fool consumers who don’t know better. Most of us think, “How can they get away with that?” The answer, we’re finding out, is they can’t. 36 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
feedproxy.google.com – As summer 2012 ends, studio execs are heaving sighs of relief. The expense of making and marketing a tentpole blockbuster keeps climbing, and with it the need to gross $500 million or more worldwide to ensure profit. Twelve films will gross more than $100 millon domestically (numbers through 8/26) in the US and Canada, down dramatically from 17 last year. 37 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
12:12 PM 6/25/2012 by Senh Duong
Things didn’t turn out as I expected at the box office on Saturday for “Brave.”
deadline.com – With $66.7M in domestic ticket sales, the weekend was “good, but not Pixar great,” Cowen and Co analyst Doug Creutz says this morning. Even though the film will be profitable, “we remain concerned that the creative direction of Pixar may be wobbling as Brave is now the second consecutive film to receive less-than-rave reviews,” he adds. 47 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
feedproxy.google.com – Pixar added another feather in its cap as Disney’s “Brave” racked up a sturdy $66.74 million to capture the top spot at the box office on its debut in North America this weekend. The opening for “Brave” marked the 13th consecutive first place finish for the animation company started by Steve Jobs. 47 weeks 4 days ago via jetli