Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/16/12

Nothing much changed at the boxoffice between Friday and Saturday, and that was bad news for the weekend’s openings. According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, neither ROCK OF AGES (Warners) nor THAT’S MY BOY (So...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY LA FILM FEST REVIEW: “People Like Us”

  PEOPLE LIKE US:  Watch It At Home – Not The First Movie Like This   Sam Harper (Chris Pine) is a guy we’ve met before.  He’s the fast-talking, self-absorbed hustler who gets along in life by shee...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 6/15/12

  Friday’s boxoffice was like The Good, The Bad & The Ugly–except without the “good.” OPENINGS:  All the stunt casting in the world couldn’t make anyone want to see ROCK OF AGES (Warners)...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/15/12

Network Programmer conversation today:  “OK, Niagara Falls on a high wire worked–next time, let’s do someone walking on his hands across the Grand Canyon.” “Hopping across the Sahara Desert!”...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: FRIDAY RATINGS June 15 — ABC Scores with Live Programming

Live programming pays off in this world of countless channels, DVRs and online streaming.  ABC averaged a 2.1 rating with Adults 18-49 from 8-11 pm last night in the preliminary fast nationals on a night devoted to a high-wire...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY JUNE 15 BOX OFFICE RESULTS — Two Big Misses

Back to barren summer theaters.  The 24th weekend of 2012 is looking like a very weak $122 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 17% from this weekend last year and down 21% from a more normal third weekend in June....
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Fairly Legal”

  There were a lot of nips and tucks in the now-concluded 2d season of USA’s FAIRLY LEGAL.  The show overall had a less comedic feel, and the heroine, Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), was turned into more of an adult, which...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/15/12

Question #1 on this weekend’s boxoffice:  if The Dark Knight Rises is a blockbuster but everything else Warners releases this summer is a bomb, is the studio having a good summer?  Based on preliminary Friday numbers at...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Burn Notice”

BURN NOTICE – Thursday 9PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  On the jailhouse steps.  Uber-evil Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), the shrink who “burned” our hero Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and destroyed his C...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 6/14/12

Everyone knows it’s not worthwhile for the networks to put on real programming during the summer, because no one watches… except for the 14 million or so who tuned in last night. ABC:  Miami and Oklahoma City coope...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS June 14 — NBA Continues Strong

The NBA ruled the airwaves again last night, with a preliminary 5.8 Adult 18-49 rating. This will probably go up to over a 7 rating in the official nationals when the west coast viewing is properly factored in, putting Game 2 o...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “That’s My Boy”

THAT’S MY BOY:  Not Even For Free – Low-Rent Even For Sandler   THAT’S MY BOY is 116 minutes long.  I mention that up front because, for those of us who consider time spent watching Adam Sandler movies ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suits”

SUITS – Thursdays 10PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  On a precipice.  Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) was a hustler with limited formal education but a photographic memory.  He used his talents, among other things, to tak...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Rock of Ages”

ROCK OF AGES:  Watch It At Home – Stop Believin’   No one expects finesse from a movie musical constructed out of songs by Journey, Twisted Sister and Def Leppard.  And, to be certain, the hair-band era of th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC’s Early Start & Premiere Schedule

  NBC, as expected, is using its Summer Olympics coverage to launch some of its new fall shows, with a variety of stunt airings and “sneak peeks.”  On the other hand, some returning shows won’t arrive on...
by Mitch Salem