Monthly Archives: May 2016

Movie News – Disney Orders Reshoots for ‘Star Wars’ Standalone ‘Rogue One’ This Summer


Executives felt it was tonally off with what a “classic” ‘Star Wars’ movie should feel like.

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Movie News – Bela Bajaria Out at Universal TV

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Marvel Movies Sustainability

If one is trying to entertain themselves with something action-packed, witty, and dramatic, they need look no further than Marvel’s recent release. Captain America: Civil War has been described as the best Marvel movie created to date. The movie begins with a new story-line for an introductory character, Bucky, which immediately grabs the audience’s attention. The movie continues to a multitude of story-lines within story-lines; touching on friendship, government and politics, and the obvious struggle of fighting evil (which is certainly open to interpretation.) However, one may not know this by the box office statistics.

The team first came to screens with The Avengers, released in 2012. The Avengers was certainly a hit, the largest grossing (so far) of the Avengers’ franchise. While the sequels have not had a significant enough drop to worry, it is a decline nonetheless. One must wonder: How long can profits continue?

When attempting to locate sales, forbes.com has a terrific article explaining the logistics of sales in a franchise such as this. A movie needs more than special effects, an outstanding cast of actors, and a highly sought after audience for the ideal recipe for a box office hit. The movie needs to create excitement. The Marvel and DC Universe franchise has certainly delivered terrific films. However, phrases like ‘exciting and new’ cannot be applied to a film franchise that is most certainly not new anymore. Perhaps, audiences are simply bored with a ‘same story, different day’ mentality developing. Certainly, as with any business, Marvel will continue making a product as long as they are profiting. While some may consider the movies overrated and may agree with forbes.com in believing that the franchise will eventually run it’s course, Marvel is still pulling in a highly respectable amount of cash. Thankfully, for those who are still excited by the Marvel Universe, this is a product that stands the test of time and audiences can enjoy well into the future.

Movie News – ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Pushed Back Five Months to Winter 2017


Universal also relocates director Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Girl Trip.’

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Movie News – George Carlin Hologram to Headline $50M National Museum of Comedy


Comedy historian and museum curator Kliph Nesteroff on why most old comics aren’t funny, the museum’s adults-only comedy Blue Room, and that hologram: “George will be onstage, performing like old times.”

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Movie News – Shari Redstone Fires Back at Viacom’s Fred Salerno


Salerno asserted that Sumner Redstone said that his daughter “should not control Viacom.”

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Movie News – Amy Schumer to Star in Bachelor Comedy ‘Who Invited Her?’


The ‘Trainwreck’ star will produce along with her sister, Kim Caramele.

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Movie News – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Gets New Life at Weinstein Co. (Exclusive)


The Tony Award-winning musical had previously been in development at Universal Pictures, which put it in turnaround in 2011.

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Movie News – TV Ratings: ‘Roots’ Returns With a Robust 5.3 Million Viewers


The miniseries debuted simultaneously on A&E, History and Lifetime.

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Movie News – FX Orders ‘X-Men’ Take ‘Legion’ to Series


‘Fargo’s’ Noah Hawley serves as showrunner on the eight-episode drama starring Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller.

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