Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Boardwalk Empire”

  The Season 3 finale of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, like the season itself, was an exercise in patience and a mix of satisfaction and anti-climax.   Written by series creator Terence Winter and Executive Producer Howard Korder, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

  It’s odd to think that the biggest hit on American television is centered around the flesh-eating undead, but enough about Fox News…  THE WALKING DEAD is a genuine television phenomenon, in more ways than on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/2/12

  OPENINGS:  KILLING THEM SOFTLY (Weinstein) is estimating a pathetic $7M weekend, just about the worst of Brad Pitt’s starring career, and even that may be pushing it, since the studio is claiming a relatively soft...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 12/1/12

  No big surprises in Saturday’s boxoffice numbers compared to Friday’s, according to preliminary figures at Deadline:  the holdovers rose about 50% (aside from the family movies, which doubled), and the disma...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/30/12

  The bloodshed in this weekend’s new arrivals extended to the movies themselves. OPENINGS:  KILLING THEM SOFTLY (Weinstein), with a $2.5M Friday, may become Brad Pitt’s lowest opening live-action wide releas...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/30/12

Good news for ABC’s sitcoms. ABC:  LAST MAN STANDING and MALIBU COUNTRY, newly gifted with 5-episode backorders, justified their continued life by rising to 1.6/1.5, a tick or two up from recent weeks.  A rerun SHARK TA...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #48 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by 33% — the fourth weekend in a row 20% or more above the comparable weekend average.  All credit goes to strong ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Killing Them Softly”

  KILLING THEM SOFTLY:  Watch It At Home – Low-Rent Gangsters and A Study In American Existentialism Andrew Dominik’s talents as a filmmaker are matched only by his pretentions.  Dominik’s first film wa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Will NBC “Do No Harm”?

  NBC has dug a deep hole for itself on Thursdays, which used to be the crown jewel of its week.  Last night, its average in 18-49 year old viewers was a horrific 1.2, less than half of CBS and FOX’s numbers and jus...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/29/12

The week’s good times stop rolling for the networks.  (Note, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago, as shows were either preempted on Thanksgiving night or had atypical numbers.) ABC:  LAST RESORT, now just playing out its str...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SUNDANCE 2013: More Films Announced

  After announcing its competition titles yesterday, today the Sundance Film Festival continued its gradual release of the 2013  line-up with most of its remaining films, leaving only the highest-profile Premieres for Mon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: Judgment Day For Fall Series

  If you’re a fall series that hasn’t heard any news of your fate by Thanksgiving, the omens aren’t good–at that point, production of the initial 13 episodes is all but done, and for reasons of cost...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/28/12

A strong week for network television continues. ABC:  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, from way back in 1965, was up a bit from last year to 2.8, enough to tie for the lead in its hour.  That helped the 9PM hour, where MODERN FAMIL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS Nov 30-Dec 2

This weekend is normally dead.  On average, last weekend (the three days after Thanksgiving) is the 7th busiest of the year, while this weekend (the first in December) is normally ranked 50th in terms of volume.  Last year, t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Sundance 2013: The Announcements Begin

  Sundance, like most major film festivals, makes an extended process out of the unveiling of its yearly offerings, and today the festival announced its 2013 competition entries (fiction and documentary, US and foreign), a...
by Mitch Salem