Posts Tagged ‘disney’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  Unwise bargains were a staple of ONCE UPON A TIME from the very beginning, so it was sadly appropriate that series creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz entered into one themselves in order to convince ABC to order a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD – Friday 9PM on ABC It’s hard to believe that only 5 seasons ago, when ABC’s AGENTS OF SHIELD arrived on the air, the idea of a superhero TV series still seemed somewhat new and cool. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Maleficent”

  MALEFICENT:  Watch It At Home – Only Jolie Casts a Spell The conflicting agendas driving the new MALEFICENT don’t leave much room for the movie itself.  Like Wicked and Once Upon A Time, it’s a revisi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC Previously… on AGENTS OF SHIELD:  Remember The Avengers?  Well, this isn’t about them.  (Mostly.)  Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is a familiar face, but the rest of hi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Lone Ranger”

  THE LONE RANGER:  Not Even For Free – The Silver Bullet Is Self-Inflicted Disney’s reluctance to produce THE LONE RANGER is well-documented; the studio even shut down the production shortly before shooting w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Weekend Box Office PREDICTIONS June 21-23

The 25th weekend of the year is looking like a very good $217 million for the top 12 films, well above the same weekend the last few years.   Opening at over 3,800 4,004 theaters Friday (just above the top 10% of theater coun...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Monsters University”

  MONSTERS UNIVERSITY:  Watch It At Home – No Dean’s List For Pixar’s Latest There’s a wonderfully charming, imaginative Pixar movie opening on Friday, one that will restore your faith in the studi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through May 5

Updated international box office.  The $505 million overseas to date for Iron Man 3 (after only two weeks) puts it on a pace to challenge the $888 million overseas total for The Avengers last year, as well as the $947 mill...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES May 3-5

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #18 of 2013 kicks of the summer with a very solid $213 million for the top 12 films, below the Avengers-fueled same weekend last year but well above the four-year av...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY MAY 3 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #18 of 2013 kicks of the summer with a very solid $203 million for the top 12 films, below the Avengers-fueled same weekend last year but above the four-year average for this weekend.  ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY MOVIE REVIEW: “Iron Man 3”

  IRON MAN 3:  Watch It At Home – Offbeat But Uneven Tentpole The last thing on earth that Shane Black, the co-writer (with Drew Pearce) and director of IRON MAN THREE (the way the credits spell it) seems to have wa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SUMMER BOXOFFICE BEGINS: “Iron Man 3” Starts Its Foreign Campaign

  You might think we’re still a week away from the beginning of the summer movie season, but if you were overseas, you’d be wrong.  IRON MAN 3 (Disney) has already started its run in a dozen foreign territorie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOXOFFICE: “Oz” Gets Its First Yellow Bricks

  Reading fragmentary Thursday night tea leaves to predict weekend boxoffice is a dicey business, particularly because in our post-Aurora era, those numbers now include showings as early as 9PM in addition to the once-trad...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Oz the Great and Powerful”

  OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL:  Watch It At Home – Not All Yellow Brick Roads Are Golden The digital landscapes in Sam Raimi’s prequel OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL are gorgeous:  eye-poppingly colorful, and cramme...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Welcome To Lucasland

  Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm (for a reported $4.05B), along with its ownership of Marvel and of course its homegrown brands, brings family entertainment one step closer to near-hegemonic rule.  Although there ar...
by Mitch Salem