Tag Archives: the Wall Street Journal

Awards Season Roundup: “Social Network” makes big splash in New York City

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. David Fincher’s “The Social Network” had its splashy East Coast premiere in New York City last night, opening the New York Film Festival with a star-studded gala screening at[...]

Hollywood Awards List of Potential Oscar Nominees

By Sean O’Connell HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards should be held in November. Seriously. You are going to read so many columns dedicated to the annual Oscar race in September and October, you’ll think the industry’s celebration of film is imminent. It’s not. We have a long way to go. But in[...]

Spyglass Entertainment close to a deal to run MGM

Hollywoodnews.com: Could beleaguered MGM have finally found the financial support it needs? Spyglass Entertainment might be close to finalizing a deal to run MGM, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The deal would be put in place once MGM restructures up to $4 billion of its debt. Due to[...]

2010 is the worst year for movies ever, just like every year before it.

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Yes, yes, 2010 is the worst year for movies EVER, screams Joe Queenan of “The Wall Street Journal” . There have been plenty of years where I felt ‘this is the worst year/summer ever’, especially as, yes, I’ve gotten older. Part of it is nostalgia,[...]

Proposed New Theme Park in India Could Include “Harry Potter” Content

HollywoodNews.com: Rumors are circulating regarding a possible new theme park partnership between Universal and Reliance ADA Group of India. Reliance is in talks with Universal to build a $1.5 billion, 400-acre theme park and resort in India – possibly in the cities of Mumbai or New Delhi, according to a[...]

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” spin-off brings old crew, new questions

By Whitney Milam HollywoodNews.com: Nickelodeon recently announced that “The Legend of Korra”, a spin-off to “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, the animated series on which M. Night Shyamalan based his recent vastly inferior and roundly panned film adaptation, will premiere in November 2011, and Ugo now reports from Comic-Con that Jeremy Zuckerman,[...]

Will M. Night be allowed to make more “Airbender” films?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the animated hit “Avatar: The Last Airbender” stumbled out of the gate yesterday, receiving harsh reviews from the critical community. The fantasy epic — which is competing against a red-hot “Twilight” sequel for Summer 2010’s July 4th crown — was criticized[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Knight and Day,’ ‘Grown Ups’

Hollywoodnews.com: Summer stars of former days Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz arrived this weekend to raise the box office to greater heights. However, “Toy Story 3” remains the big cheese at the multiplex having already collected $18 million yesterday for the top spot at the B.O this[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Killers,’ ‘Splice,’ ‘Marmaduke’

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: A soft May could turn into June gloom at the box-office if the pre-“Toy Story” (June 18) releases all fail to break out. Four new movies debut this week, but will all likely fall behind the ogre who looking to three-peat at number one. GET HIM TO THE[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Enter Sandman (but make way for the ladies)

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer’s first three-day weekend features a pair of films that figure to split demographically along gender lines with the women taking the top spot at the box-office. Memorial Day is traditionally one of the biggest holiday weekends at the movies, but without a behemoth to soak[...]
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