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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “House With A Clock” Dominates Sleepy Weekend; “Fahrenheit 11/9,” “Life Itself,” “Assassination Nation” Crash

  It’s been 7 weeks since Christopher Robin arrived for the family audience, and THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Universal) took advantage of that drought with a $7.7M opening day according to early numbers at D...
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 9.20.2018

Note: CBS and NBC fast affiliate-based nationals below are inflated by NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL local pre-emptions in New York (NBC) and Cleveland (CBS). DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.19.2018

  I FEEL BAD felt OK at best. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (wome...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.17.2018

  THE EMMYS held its early number. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.14.2018

  CBS had a very CBS audience for its tribute to itself. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 rat...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Boy Erased” & “Vita & Virginia”

  BOY ERASED (Focus/Universal – November 2):  Joel Edgerton’s film is the second of the year concerning gay conversion therapy, and its tone is far more conventional than The Miseducation of Cameron Post.  Lu...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Fesrival Reviews: “Her Smell” & “Non-Fiction”

  HER SMELL (no distrib – TBD):  Writer-director Alex Ross Perry (The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip) is a fan of invective, and the punk rocker Becky Something (Elizabeth Moss), when she’s in the full flower o...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Peterloo” & “Viper Club”

  PETERLOO (Amazon – November 9):  Not so much a movie as an illustrated historical recitation.  Mike Leigh’s film concerns the brutal 1819 government militia attack on civilians listening to a public address...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Destroyer” & “Climax”

  DESTROYER (Annapurna – Dec. 25):  Another fractured-time thriller, this one trickier than most, because the script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi features a sort of time-loop within a loop.  All that structural fa...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “22 July” & “American Woman”

  22 JULY (Netflix – October 10):  So many terrible things have happened in the world since July 22, 2011 that at least in the US, few even remember the horrific events that occurred in Oslo, Norway that day, when a...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9.11.2018

  A generally up night. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-4...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Roma” & “Green Book”

  ROMA (Netflix – Dec. 14):  Alfonso Cuaron is one of the master filmmakers of this era, and Roma confirms that all over again.  It’s a deceptively simple memory piece, a semi-autobiographical story set in th...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “A Star Is Born” & “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

  A STAR IS BORN (Warners – October 5):  Bradley Cooper, making his directing debut, decided to do the equivalent of a first-time weightlifter starting out with a 400-pound barbell.  It isn’t just that A Star...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “If Beale Street Could Talk” & “Ben Is Back”

  IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (Annapurna – November 30):  Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight received a rapturous standing ovation at its Toronto premiere, and it’s unquestionably a beautiful piece of ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Hate U Give” & “The Hummingbird Project”

  THE HATE U GIVE (20th – October 19):  YA radicalization.  George Tillman Jr’s film, from a sprawling script by Audrey Wells (based on the novel by Angie Thomas) centers on Starr (Amandla Stenberg), an Afric...
by Mitch Salem
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