Tag Archives: Franchises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Top film of the weekend was once again

As I have been warning about for months, 10,000 releases all opened in this very weekend, with another 5,000 coming on Tuesday. Let’s just get right into it. The top film of the weekend was once again The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (review), but it actually took a massive dive[...]

Blockbuster acquired by Dish Network

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Following an all-day auction, Blockbuster Video reportedly has been acquired by Dish Network for a bid that has been estimated at $320 million. Dish Network’s winning bid reportedly knocked out other suitors, including investor Carl Icahn, according to THR, which says Dish likely will pay out[...]

“Inception” topples “Twilight,” takes top spot on video sales charts

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: People are hoping to unravel Christopher Nolan’s mind puzzle in the comfort of their own homes now that “Inception” is available on Blu-ray and DVD. The summer blockbuster easily beat “Twilight” to become the highest-selling disc for the week ending Dec. 12, according to THR. Oddly[...]

Blockbuster Video files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Have you been to a Blockbuster Video lately? Does your town still have one? I know of at least four near my home that have shuttered, as the once-massive video chain crumbles under the weight of competition from Netflix, RedBox, and countless on-demand options. The demise[...]

Steve Carell, Paul Rudd tick off Chili’s with LeBron ESPY’s spoof

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Either somebody at Chili’s needs to add some more flair buttons to their outfit, or the corporate office of the restaurant chain has a good sense of humor. The company responded “harshly” to a spoof “Dinner for Schmucks” stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd performed during[...]