Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “No”

  In 1988, the Chilean military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet was forced by diplomatic pressure to finally permit a democratic election, in order to prove its claim that the country’s people support...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL with Seth MacFarlane

  The opening 15 minutes of the 38th season premiere of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (fun fact:  Barack Obama was 14 years old when the show first went on the air) set a blazing pace that the rest of the show, alas, couldn’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “End of Watch”

  David Ayer’s END OF WATCH brings a new wrinkle to the “found-footage” genre by using it in a cop movie.  LAPD Officer Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) wires a camera to his uniform, and constantly photog...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 9/14/12

OPENINGS:  Both RESIDENT EVIL:  RETRIBUTION (Screen Gems/Sony) and FINDING NEMO 3D (Pixar/Disney) are softer than expected.  Evil is likely to have a $21M weekend, which would be the lowest opening in the series since the 20...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9/14/12

ABC’s Friday makes its season debut. ABC:  SHARK TANK, PRIMETIME and 20/20 all arrived for the new season with great consistency:  1.7/1.7/1.8.  That was enough to win every hour (and the night), although none too impr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

The 37th weekend of 2012 is looking like $71 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a rebound from last week’s near record low but still around 17% below comparable weekends in the past.  Resident Evil: Retribution ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 9/14/12

  This weekend’s boxoffice is looking stronger than last week’s–but that’s not saying very much.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (Screen Gems/Sony) owned F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “In the House”

Francois Ozon’s IN THE HOUSE is a delicious examination of the pleasures and dangers of addictive narrative.  Storytelling (and corresponding tricks of cinematic structure) has been an interest of Ozon’s throughout...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Damages”

  After 5 seasons, 2 of them exclusively on DirecTV, DAMAGES and its saga of dueling attorneys Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) came to its close this week, mostly with a whimper.  There were no la...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Seven Psychopaths”

  Few movies are as wholeheartedly dedicated to meta-ness as Martin McDonagh’s SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS.  The title of the movie is also the title of the script its main character Marty (Colin Farrell)–which, I belie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Glee”

  GLEE:  Thursday 9PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  Post-graduation, post-national title, watching a lot of regulars on their way out of high school:  Rachel off to NY and NYADA, Kurt to neither, Finn to the Army, Puck to LA, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 9/13/12

FOX won the night, but has to be a little nervous. FOX:  The competition on Thursdays hasn’t even begun, with regular season programming still 2 weeks away, but at 3.2, THE X FACTOR couldn’t even hold onto its Wedn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Thursday Ratings September 13 — Updated

FOX won Thursday night with a 3.2 Adult 18-49 rating from 8-10 pm, with the two highest-rated shows of the night: the Thursday premiere of The X Factor (3.1) and the season premiere of Glee (3.3). NBC placed second on the nigh...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Master”

  THE MASTER:  Worth A Ticket – The Title Describes the Filmmaker Our shorthand for describing movie directors, even great ones, is to compare them to other filmmakers.  So Quentin Tarantino is Sergio Leone plus ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Parenthood”

  PARENTHOOD:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC   WHERE WE WERE:  The wedding of Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant), an event long in coming, considering that they’ve been raising Jabbar (Tyree Brown) together a...
by Mitch Salem