Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

THE SKED: THE EMMY NOMINATIONS

  Nominations have just been announced for the 64th annual Emmy Awards.  The full list is here; below is a rundown of some of the major categories and early thoughts: BEST DRAMA Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS July 20-22: Dark Knight Rises Should Be #2 Opening of All Time

Weekend #29 of 2012 looks like what last weekend should have been: $272 million for the top 12 films, up 50% from last year’s comparable weekend and up 67% from the four-year average for the weekend. Opening at 4,404 thea...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED’S TUESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/17/12

NBC stumbles toward the Olympics. NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT continued to fall as it heads to its season finale, with a 2.6 that (barely) won its hours but was down from last week.  LOVE IN THE WILD edged up a bit to 1,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Dark Knight Rises”

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES:  Worth A Ticket – The Saga That Rewrote Superhero Movies Goes Out With A Weighty Bang Christopher Nolan likes his intricate, novelistic plotting.  You remember the portion of The Dark Knight wher...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”

  If THE DARK KNIGHT had no superhero or comic book trappings–if The Joker were scarred but not hideously made up, and Batman were a bit lower-tech and merely disguised rather than wearing a cowl and cape–Chris...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SUNDAY SCRIPTED CABLE SCORECARD – 7/15/12

  Breaking Bad‘s arrival was the big ratings news on Sunday night, while the launch of Political Animals wasn’t. HBO:  TRUE BLOOD, as usual, took the night with a 2.7 that was a tick higher than last week, bea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings July 10-16

HBO’s True Blood ticked up to a 2.7 rating, its best showing since the season premiere on June 10.  So far this season, True Blood started with a 2.9, then settled into a 2.6 for four straight weeks before hitting a 2...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MONDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 7/16/12

Cooking is king. FOX:  The Gordon Ramsey duo of HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF easily took the night with 2.6s, each up a tick from last week. ABC:  THE BACHELORETTE isn’t winning any fans, dropping 0.3 to 2.2.  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins”

  To say BATMAN BEGINS successfully rebooted the Warners franchise is accurate, but incomplete.  Christopher Nolan’s film, from the script he wrote with David S. Goyer, is a complete rethinking of the very concept o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Eureka”

  EUREKA, while never a breakout hit, was a sturdy performer for 5 years on Syfy–and one of the increasingly small number of shows on its air that was actually science-fiction, as opposed to superhero fantasy, horror...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin”

  And then this happened. With BATMAN & ROBIN, the franchise that had been reclaimed for adults by Tim Burton in 1989 was turned back over to children (and not bright children) by Joel Schumacher in 1997.  Schumacher ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE: July 9-15 — A Down Week But No Big Surprise

A down week this week (last year boasted the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) erased the big gains last week, and now the year to year comparisons are back to where they were a few weeks (high single-digi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

ShowbuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft: July 15 Update

Team Weil, with Ice Age 4, had the biggest gain this week, up $97 million to $325 million to date.  The coming week will be huge for this slate as Dark Knight Rises opens Friday. Team Salem had a decent week with an $88 mi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 3 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”… and “Broadcast News”

  HBO has been airing a spiffy HD edition of James L. Brooks’ 1987 BROADCAST NEWS  in its recent rotation (it’s next scheduled for July 20 and 24), and that makes sense, since the Brooks film is one of the ack...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Joel Schumacher’s “Batman Forever”

  As Alex in A Clockwork Orange would say, this is the real and like tragic part of the story beginning, O my brothers.  After Batman Returns undergrossed Batman by $90M in the US, Warners, you might say, freaked out.  A...
by Mitch Salem