Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

The Sked: Tuesday September 11 Ratings

Score another nightly victory for NBC in its early roll-out.  The network averaged a 2.9 rating with Adults 18-49 from 8-11 pm last night, which got off to a solid start at 8 pm with night two of The Voice (3.9 rating for th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Passion”

It’s unfortunately not saying very much to note that PASSION is the best eeffort Brian DePalma has managed to turn in lately.  DePalma’s Redacted was one of the worst films by a major American director in recent...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “The Sapphires”

  With The Silver-Linings Playbook and now Wayne Blair’s THE SAPPHIRES, Harvey Weinstein may have the feel-good part of the coming awards season locked down.  This slight but charming true story (or at least R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO:: “Iceman”

Michael Shannon is brilliant in ICEMAN, but it has to be said that he’s brilliant in just about the same way that he was in Take Shelter, in Revolutionary Road, on Boardwalk Empire, and even in The Runaways (althoug...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Something In the Air” and “Ginger and Rosa”

Toronto this year provided two notable portraits of teenagers growing up in a time of political turmoil, Olivier Assayas’s SOMETHING IN THE AIR and Sally Potter’s GINGER AND ROSA. Assayas’s film is about th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Monday September 10 Ratings

NBC got The Voice off to a good start last night, a 4.1 preliminary Adult 18-49 rating from 8-10 pm.  The singing competition show started at a 3.2 in the 8:00 half hour, quickly building to a 3.9 at 8:30 and 4.6 at 9:00 bef...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Impossible”

    THE IMPOSSIBLE – Worth A Ticket – A Tsunami Film With Both Spectacle and Emotion Director Juan Antonio Bayona has done a spectacular job of re-creating the 2004 Asian tsunami in THE IMPOSSIBLE. Staged...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “At Any Price”

With the notable exception of Friday Night Lights, Hollywood has rarely even attempted a serious depiction of life in the American heartland in recent years.  More often, the center of the country is a setting for stories of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE September 3-9

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between September 3 and September 9 grossed a low $104 million, down 14% from both the four-year average for the week and the same week last year.  The p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Thanks For Sharing”

Stuart Blumberg’s first film as a director (his screenwriting credits include The Kids Are All Right), THANKS FOR SHARING, never quite manages to solve its own central problem:  how to make a sensitive and funny (and not...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “The Company You Keep”

As soon as Robert Redford had enough clout to start generating his own movies, he began starring in and often producing some of the best politically-themed films of the 1970s, including The Candidate, Three Days of the Condor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through September 9

The big gainers overseas this week were The Expendables 2 (up $36 million to $102 million), The Dark Knight Rises (up another $29 million to $603 million overseas to date), Brave (up $17 million) and Step Up Revolution ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES September 7-9

The weekend now looks like $52 million for the top 12 films instead of the $50 million estimate yesterday.  But the basic rank order remains the same.  The Possession remains at #1 and is headed for a final domestic gross of ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Argo”

At this point, with 3 first-rate films to his name, it’s time to stop remarking on how surprising it is that Ben Affleck is a major American filmmaker and just accept that he is one.  His latest, ARGO, is his best yet, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Much Ado About Nothing”

One of the most charming things about Joss Whedon’s new film of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, unveiled today at the Toronto Film Festival, is that it’s not out to prove anything. Its actors are garbed in modern dress, and...
by Mitch Salem