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Martin Lawrence’s Stand-up Heads To Showtime!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 23rd, 2016

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Martin Lawrence has been orbiting the movie world for a long time and will strut his stand-up once again for Showtime. ‘Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut‘ premieres Friday, September 9 and will be watchable on-air, on demand and on internet.

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Daniel Craig and Showtime are teaming up for a new project based on the Jonathan Franzen novel, ‘Purity‘. From Showtime’s description:  Purity is a morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Franzen’s intricately plotted novel is populated by characters both hungry for the truth and desperate to hide it. From Stasi offspring to Oakland anarchists, Franzen tracks his characters’ landscapes as varied as East Berlin, the Bolivian jungle, East Harlem walk-ups, and the California Redwoods. Purity is at once supremely ambitious in scope and intensely intimate in its treatment of character – a decades-spanning tragicomedy that builds to a contemporary climax, even simpler, ‘Purity‘ is the journey of a girl who joins an activist group and begins a world-wide search for her father.

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Showtime is getting into the Belushi business finally. Sure, there are a couple of biopics that are in the works for John Belushi, but this is an official feature length documentary about the iconic actor. Showtime has brought on filmmakers R.J.Cutler and John Battsek to make the documentary. Their resume includes ‘Searching for Sugar Man‘ and ‘The September Issue‘, so not exactly lightweights here.

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Twin Peaks‘ fans have been waiting for the revival of the cult series that began it’s journey on ABC in 1990. ‘Showtime‘ and creators David Lynch and Mark Frost have come together to bring a new installment of the series to fans who have brought the short-lived series to cult status.

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All networks are getting to work on casting their pilot choices and Showtime follows suit with a new announcement involving the lineup of ‘Billions‘. The hopeful series is taking an in-depth look at the high finance world and the eventual sparring of two of its heavyweights, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod.

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 Cameron Crowe has a background steeped in music and on occasion, he pulls that background to the forefront and weaves it into the tapestry of a new project in a skillful way. One of his premiere films, ‘Almost Famous‘ gave us an inside peek at what it would be like to be hired by none other than Rolling Stone to go on tour with a rock band and experience the highs and lows of it all. With groupies, drugs, sex and of course, rock and roll, there is more than enough fodder to inspire writing of all kinds.

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TV has been mining their company film vaults for movies that will lend themselves easily adaptable for long-term series fare. There have been countless movies that are being bastardized and the announcements just keep coming. This news is just a little different. Instead of the patented approach of movie to series, this move is a little different due to it being a film, that was already made into a series and now will be re-invented once again.

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The Weird Returns With ‘Twin Peaks’ On Showtime!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2014

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25 years after we saw the last episode, ‘Twin Peaks‘ is coming back! Not back to ABC, but to Showtime. The show premiered in 1990, ran for 2 seasons and faded into the hazy horizon of network TV.

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We just got word that starting in the upcoming Season 5 of Showtime’s ridiculously popular series ‘Shameless‘ there is going to be a guest star featured. The ever-so sexy Dermot Mulroney will play a former bad-boy and recovering addict, Sean Pierce, Fiona’s (Emmy Rossum) new manager at Patsy’s Pies. Most recently he featured with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts award-winning ‘August: Osage County‘. Currently, Mulroney is in production on his first horror-genre movie ‘Insidious 3: Into The Further‘.

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I saw “Say Anything…” back in 1989. I was 9 years old. “Jerry Maguire” came out in ’96 when I was 16. So it wasn’t until 2000 when “Almost Famous” hit theaters that Cameron Crowe became a name in my household. I am very excited that he is returning to his rock’n’roll roots (“Almost Famous” is loosely based on Crowe’s time as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine) with a comedy that he will write, direct, and executive produce.

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Showtime Renews Sunday Night Line-Up!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 18th, 2014
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Showtime continues to cement it’s place in series-TV. Pulling in stellar numbers in the coveted Sunday night viewing lineup. Today, David Nevins, President of Entertainment with Showtime Networks announced the production company has renewed the full winter Sunday night line-up.This means ‘Shameless‘, ‘House of Lies‘ and  ‘Episodes‘ are all sticking around for another season each.

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Showtime Announces Two New Series!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 16th, 2014
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I love watching premium network series. It started with ‘The Sopranos‘. I was absolutely fascinated by how many times they cursed, how much violence it showed, and don’t forget all the T&A in the sex scenes! I should also include the story line arcs that I never wanted to end, as well. I just couldn’t believe this wasn’t a stand alone movie, but a series I got to watch every week! As time went by I had my attention divided to include ‘Big Love‘, ‘Weeds‘, ‘Nurse Jackie‘, ‘Dexter‘….and on and on and on. So I’m excited about Showtime’s announcement of two new series that have been picked up.

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John Legend is Producing a New Series for Showtime!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 20th, 2013

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It looks like singer-songwriter John Legend is ready to expand outside the music world by executive producing a new single-camera, half hour comedy project with his manager, Atom Factory’s Troy Carter for Showtime. This project, written by Austin Winsberg, will portray the high-profile world of music managers and will draw on experience from both Legend and Carter.

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Jodi Foster Will Direct a Mafia Series For Showtime!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 13th, 2012

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I wouldn’t have guessed I would be writing this story today, but Jodi Foster will be getting behind the camera to direct ‘Angie’s Body’, a mafia drama project at Showtime.  The project will center around a shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate.  The project will be written by Rob Fresco of ‘Heroes’ and ‘Jericho’ fame according to Deadline.

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‘Chuck’ Star Yvonne Strahovski will be joining th cast of ‘Dexter’ for Showtime in its new season for a multi episode arc.  This is Strahovski’s first gig since ‘Chuck’.  She will play Hannah McKay, a strong, independent woman with a past that she is havng difficulty putting behind her. As a turn of events leads Miami Metro Homicide to ask for her help in solving some old cases, Dexter works with her and begins to wonder if there’s more to this woman than she’s professed according to Deadline.

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The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….

In 2008, a team of writers and directors brought us the comedy Unhitched on Fox. The same team is back with a new project, this time to be aired on Showtime. Chris Pappas, Mike Bernier, and Kevin Barnett (also of Hall Pass) are writing, with Peter Farrelly (Me, Myself, and Irene) directing.

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Very cool news from Showtime and two very cool and creative Steves.  Showtime network is partnering with Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to bring King’s ‘Under the Dome’ novel to the small screen for a series.  The project will be produced by Spielberg’s company Dreamworks.

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The Showtime network has a new tv series project in the works and it is based on the Oni Press comic ‘The Damned’.  It will be written by  David Hayter, who co-wrote : X-Men, X2, and Watchmen.  So that right there, has got me interested right off the bat.

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Showtime Adapting Comic Book “Chew” For New Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 27th, 2011

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Pay Cable network Showtime who has brought us “Dexter”, “Shameless”, and “Californication” has huge plans to develop the hit comic book from IMAGE COMICS called “CHEW”.  Chew is an amazingly dark comedy story line.  Chew is written by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillroy and follows police detective Tony Chu who has a haunting supernatural ability.

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Hunter S. Thompson TV Series is Coming to Bat Country!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2017

The only way this show will work is if a network like HBO, Starz, Showtime, or Netflix are behind it.  Hunter S. Thompson deserves the best, and those networks are the best to produce a TV show of that caliber. MGM TV and Davey Holmes have come together to make ‘Fear and Loathing‘, which will follow the drug-fueled journalistic adventures of Hunter S. Thompson.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment  and New Line Cinema invites you to face your fears when ‘Annabelle: Creation‘ arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 24, and on digital HD October 20.

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4K UHD Review: 3:10 to Yuma!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2017

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Filmmaker James Mangold has certainly made a name for himself in the Western genre of cinema with the likes of 3:10 To Yuma and more recently Logan. The guy knows how to tell a thrilling story set in the old west as we’ve seen before. Prior to this 2007 version of the film, author Elmore Leonard (Jackie Brown, Get Shorty), wrote a short story, which was adapted into a 1957 film called 3:10 To Yuma. Mangold thought it would serve as a great remake in these modern times and he wasn’t wrong, while he added a few new story conflicts to this great 2007 version.

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4K UHD Announcement: ‘The Expendables I & II’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 21st, 2017

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Official Release: Experience the explosive adventures of Sylvester Stallone and his tight-knit team of rogue mercenaries in the most amazing picture quality available today when The Expendables and The Expendables 2 both arrive on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on May 2 from Lionsgate. The Expendables features an all-star cast including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews. Together, the elite team embarks on a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator, but they soon discover a more formidable threat.
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Look Who’s Coming Back To ‘Twin Peaks’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 19th, 2016

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Under the category of “TV Series That Need To Begin Al-freaking-ready” is ‘Twin Peaks‘. Showtime has been slowly releasing information over the last two years, and the powers-that-be behind ‘Twin Peaks‘ certainly knows how to give good antici….

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I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Lands Viola Davis!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 27th, 2016

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Steve McQueen (‘12 Years A Slave‘) is casting ‘Widows‘ for New Regency, and has a great star attached to begin with – Viola Davis. The project is based on the 1983 British miniseries based on a caper that went seven shades of wrong.

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Jenji Kohan is a TV series creator responsible for ‘Orange is the New Black‘ and ‘Weeds‘, the woman is a force of nature and the equivalent of a royal flush for a network to have in their stable. She has turned her attention from ladies in prison for the moment, to ladies wrestling with a project titled ‘GLOW‘. If that sounds familiar, you’re right because the series is inspired by the TV series ‘GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling‘ from the 1980’s.

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Spike is getting into the Stephen King game with a pilot order based on King’s novella ‘The Mist‘ from Dimension Television.  Spike is expanding their development model since re-entering scripted series with ‘Tut‘. The network is looking for both pilot and straight-to-series development routes.

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Director and documentary guru Alex Gibney is one name some may heard of when it comes to the specialized world of doc filmmaking and for good reason. In 2008, he won the Academy Award for Best Documentary with ‘Taxi to the Dark Side‘ and in 2006 he was nominated in the same category for ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’.

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If you’ve been the current face of James Bond for a while, you may want to slow your roll just a little bit after getting off the action-packed adrenaline train and Daniel Craig is taking a turn into another novel adaptation, but there’s a catch (or two), he’s not playing the main character and it’s all for the small screen. Surprised, yet? I was.

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DVD Review: ‘iZombie Season One’!

by Janet White on Jan 18th, 2016

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THE SHOW

iZombie…I was so sure that this was going to be a teeny bopper (do they still say that) TV show, but I’m happy to say that my assumption was wrong. This show has intrigue, action, comedy, and a tinge of horror. Based on the comic book of the same name, Dr. Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a promising resident prior to being transformed into a zombie. However, being a zombie assistant medical examiner has its perks and insights (a variety of crime stopping assets). After all, how many ways can you make a meal with brains? iZombie has very creative cuisine.

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We’ve all heard of cord-cutters and those that rely strongly on their cable packages and couldn’t even imagine the idea of going it alone without a company putting channels together for them. There are plenty of points to be made for and against each side of this argument.

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Fans of the original ABC series ‘Twin Peaks‘ will recognize a few things in the new teaser for the latest re-imagining of the series for Showtime. We see the all-too familiar Pacific Northwest and that eerie theme that only Angelo Badalamenti could provide, then there’s the welcome sign.

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UFC 185: ‘Dethroning in Dallas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2015

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This past Saturday night Dallas witnessed a real rarity in UFC cards as not 1, but 2 champions lost their titles.  It’s been six years since that feat has happened.  A packed American Airlines Center was already hyped but a stacked line-up of fights.  The UFC may have Dana White as the face of it’s organization, but one of the real masterminds is matchmaker Joe Silva.  His ability to create lively lineups has translated to a slew of successful shows.  There are always duds along the way, but even the pre-lims on Saturday night had some exciting moments.  Dallas’ own Ryan Benoit got things heated with a shocking 2nd round KO of Sergio Pettis.   Sergio had dominated the first round but a timely hook by the feisty “BabyFace” Benoit led to a full barrage of haymakers before the ref broke up the beating.  Benoit’s emotions got the better of him as he cheekily kicked Pettis in the butt moments after the ref ended the fight.  The reply on the overhead big screen caused a stir of boos and unleashed a wild twitter attack on Benoit.  His apology quelled the situation and allowed for the great fight card to keep chugging along nicely.

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here, folks, and we have just received the entire list of all the films that will be playing at the festival. The fest will take place April 9-19, and you can start purchasing passes now with the links provided below. It looks like there will be some excellent filmmakers and actors in town for the festival as well as a treasure trove of awesome movies, which you can see listed out below with a little bit of information on each film. As usual, we will be at the festival, telling you about all the cool movies we’re seeing and posting some interviews with the talent. Stay tuned as  I’m sure more announcements will be made.

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Kyle MacLachlan Returning to ‘Twin peaks’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2015

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We told you in October that ‘Twin Peaks‘ was making a long awaited comeback with original show creators David Lynch and Mark Frost attached, but probably the most anticipated news has just been released, Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as the always curious Special Agent Dale Cooper!

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Here are the Winners of the 2015 Golden Globes!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 12th, 2015

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The Golden Globes last night was quite the event. There were some surprise wins, some big snubs, and a lot of Bill Cosby jokes. We had a great time doing our Live Commentary on the Golden Globes this year, as there were tons of laughs. Below is the full winner list by category. Enjoy and let us know who you think got snubbed this year.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

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It is time for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations. The 72nd Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11 and broadcast live at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on NBC. It looks like there were quite a few films that were overlooked. What do you think?

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For the inaugural event of Wizard World’s Comic Con in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the guests were in abundance. I was extremely excited to sit in on a panel Q&A by Robert Englund. Before Englund took the stage, the audience got a special teaser for his newest film, ‘Fear Clinic‘. The film which doesn’t open until February of 2015 can be seen earlier if you are fortunate enough to be able to attend NYC HorrorFest where ‘Fear Clinic‘ will be the official opener.

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Dominic West and Guy Pearce Join ‘Genius’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 26th, 2014

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There has already been some talk about a new biopic of sorts based on the life of Scribner’s iconic editor Max Perkins. Perkins worked with such literary notables as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemmingway. In hearing tales of how these respected authors worked, the amount of difficulty friends and family had with some, I can only imagine the set of balls it would take to be the one forced with fact-checking, making corrections and offering changes in whole to the manuscripts. The flip-side of the downfalls to the job is that the editor is allowed to nurture and encourage talent in it’s various forms. This is precisely what Perkins did, and what will pique the curiosity of viewers the world over.

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Dance Review: ‘MOMIX: Alchemia’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 13th, 2014

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While set to an ethereal melody, the retractable chandelier ascended into the ceiling to create a starry sky.  Showtime.  The sky dimmed, the music came up and then a spotlight shone on an abstract image on a black curtain, which appears as wood chips on fire, in reds, oranges, and browns ablaze.  This perception changed over the journey that is Alchemia.

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Bruce Campbell Will Star in ‘Evil Dead’ Series!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 29th, 2014
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Looks like Sam Raimi was holding a little something back when he spoke about his ‘Last Of Us‘ project at Comic-Con. Raimi was excited about his new project, and added a little info that he and his brother, Ivan Raimi were co-writing ‘The Evil Dead‘ TV show with Bruce Campbell. While this is  great news for fans of ‘The Evil Dead‘, it managed to get even better. How could this get better? Campbell, who was the star of the original trilogy, confirmed on Twitter that he intends to star in the series!

 

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‘Harold and Kumar’ Animated Series Is A GO!!!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 9th, 2014

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Big news today comes from a tiny little blip on the Twitter screen. If you weren’t paying attention, you would have missed it. ‘Harold and Kumar’ the animated series!!!!  It has been in different stages of development for the last few years, but today makes me think we’re getting a LOT closer to showtime. Adult Swim, a branch of Cartoon Network, will be the home for the animated serial. The network picked up the series not long after the third installment of the movies ‘A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas‘ wrapped. 

 

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Sensationalism has long fueled the entertainment world. Whether it’s something that comes from the mind of a creative film maker or ripped straight from the headlines. No one has provided more fodder for an ugly, splashy headline than the murders surrounding cult-leader Charles Manson. Hollywood has been fascinated with the grisly murders since they occurred in the late 1960’s. The public interest in the slayings has led to the story being told in dozens of ways. The story never gets old, either. Pure evil is always going to draw some interest. 

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Make Way for ‘Magic Mike XXL’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 29th, 2014

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Ladies contain yourselves….a sequel to ‘Magic Mike‘ is officially in the works! Joe Manganiello got the internet buzzing when he let slip that shooting will start this fall saying “I think they’re going to announce it soon”. Here is that official announcement. ‘Magic Mike XXL‘ will reunite most of the stripper cast, while there are no official agreements, a few players may be written out.

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Mary-Louise Parker Returning to Primetime!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 6th, 2014

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I was worried after the final season of ‘Weeds‘ aired that I would not get my weekly dose of Mary-Louise Parker ala Nancy Botwin any longer. Looks like I have been worried for nothing. NBC has successfully courted Parker’s involvement in a comedy that will pilot this fall, ‘Feed Me‘. The project is described as a comedic exploration of adult intimacy and desire that centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. Parker will play the lead, Ellen, a slightly OCD wife, mother of two and accountant who is stuck in her ways and whose approach to life is a challenge for those around her, including her husband, parents and brothers, most of whom are in the restaurant business. I think TV has shown us that they will never make a movie on a ‘normal’ family, mainly because ‘normal’ is subjective and if you look closely, every family is dysfunctional. So they could probably just start stating that it’s a show about a family in the restaurant biz.

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HBO has been pushing the envelope with series television like Sex and the City, Oz, True Blood and The Sopranos. Former Sex and the City writer, Jenny Bicks is adapting the French porn comedy “Hard” for the premier cabler.  Stephen McPherson pitched the adaptation to Bicks and she agreed to the partnership instantly, being familiar with McPherson due to their working together at ABC when she helmed the dramedy “Men in Trees” starring Anne Heche. Bicks and McPherson are joined by Vin Di Bona, that’s right, the name we all see as executive producer of “America’s Funniest Home Videos“, are executive producing the comedy. Bicks is coming off her association with Showtime running “The Big C“. Currently, she is writing a pilot for NBC and executive producing a comedy pilot, “Works With Jerks” for ABC.

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The pay cable channel, ‘Starz‘ is now developing a US adaptation of the Italian gang drama called ‘Romanzo Criminale‘, which was a series in Italy in 2008 that centered around a gang that controls Rome’s heroine trade in the 70s and 80s. This US version will be set in Philadelphia during the late 60s and early 70s, and will chronicle the rise of the gang who attempt to make loads of cash by any means necessary.

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Known for making documentaries and feature films like 2006’s Rescue Dawn, writer, director, actor, producer Werner Herzog is in pre-production preparations as writer and director of a new project, Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman is set to star in the film when production is scheduled to begin in December. Herzog is looking to Damian Lewis to co-star. Lewis is the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning male lead of Showtime’s Homeland, Nicolas Brody. Lewis, a UK native would play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero that engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanges love letter with from 1913 – 1915 until he is killed in active duty at Gallipoli.

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CBS Developing an Anne Rice Angel Drama

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2013

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It began in 2009, Anne Rice’s name being synonymous with vampires and other dark creatures is a thing of the past. Now, the author, who made herself a household name with ‘The Vampire Chronicles‘ has turned to a new muse. In particular, Angels. Rice’s ‘The Songs of the Seraphim‘ novels are being developed as a television drama for CBS entitled ‘Angel Time ‘after the first of the Seraphim novels.

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Sylvester Stallone In Talks for a ‘Rambo’ TV Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2013

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 Entertainment One and Avi Lerner’s Nu Image production companies have teamed up to develop a TV Series based on ‘Rambo‘, that starred Sylvester Stallone four times already. Stallone is in talks to join the project, and once thing are set in motion, Stallone along with his the execs will shop it to the networks.

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‘Dexter’ The Complete Series on Blu-Ray Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Yesterday, the cast and crew of Showtime’sDexter‘ had a packed house over at San Diego Comic Con and talked about the show’s final season and how everyone still hasn’t processed that the series is actually ending. However, they did reveal that a complete ultimate edition of the series, which will include all eight seasons will be released on blu-ray on November 5th of this year.

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The Golden Globes were last night and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it. They were amazing.  Even former president Bill Clinton showed up to talk about Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘.  Even though I really liked the film ‘Argo‘, I was shocked when it won best film and director for Ben Affleck. I was happy to see ‘Django Unchained‘ win for best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz and screenplay for Tarantino. If this is any pre-cursor to the Oscars, I’d be completely let down if ‘Argo‘ takes it all.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great film, but not the best film of the year.  I expect it to and want it to win the best adapted screenplay.  Just my opinion.  Below are the full results from last night’s show.

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Disney Signs Exclusive Deal With Netflix!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2012

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Netflix still seems to be alive and well, despite their enormous price hike and falling shares.  Disney announced yesterday that it had inked a deal with Netflix to show films from it’s studios including Disney, Pixar, and Marvel.  This seems like a bigger deal than the arrangement Netflix once had with Starz.

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Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt have joined HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ as recurring characters in Season 2.  DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who’s been hired to defend Atlantis in a multimillion-dollar wrongful-termination suit. Oswalt is playing Jonas Pfeiffer, the new Vice President of Human Resources of ACN, the fictional network on the show.

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Opera Review: ‘Aida’

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2012

Claire S. Here….

The Dallas Opera’s production of Aida was well-staged, the arias were well-sung, the choreography was well-danced, and yet despite these technical proficiencies, I was emotionally unmoved by the production as a whole.  Although this opera has always been loved for its grand pageantry, the true essence of the story lies in the intimate relationships between the three main characters. Unfortunately, here, the three leads Latonia Moore (Aida), Nadia Krasteva (Amneris), and Antonello Palombi (Radames) had little chemistry on Wednesday night, and their lack of intimacy created a hollowness that plagued the entire performance.

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‘Homeland’ Renewed for Third Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2012

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Showtime has given it’s award winning series ‘Homeland’ a third season/12 episode order.  Homeland’s season 2 premiere, which was on September 30th had 60% more viewers than the 1st season premiere.  And the series has had solid and steady ratings since it’s start.  Not too mention it sweeping awards shows.

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I’ve already noticed as of a couple of weeks ago that stores have already set up shop for Halloween.  I’m getting psyched already for this year’s Halloween celebrations.  And of course, what is Halloween without John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’?  I just love this film, and am excited that this horror classic is returning to the theater.  The film will open in theaters on October 25th and run through October 31st.  Participating theaters will be listed beginning Friday, Sept 14, and new locations will be added continuously through Sept 28. Be sure to check back with ScreenVision for newly added theaters.  Scroll down for our current list and please check back for updates!  You can click the links below to purchase tickets as well.

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Alright, all caught up now.  There are some AMAZING releases this week.  Damn, Ausgust and September are going to be great months for new blurays.  JAWS!!!   Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is now playing at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff.  They are doing a very cool promotion that if you purchase at ticket to see ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, then you will get a FREE Spider-Man T-Shirt.  *These are only while supplies last.* So hurry on up to the Texas Theatre, grab a drink, listen to a record, watch the BEST Spider-Man film yet, and get a FREE T-Shirt.

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‘The Exorcist’ Is Being Remade!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 25th, 2012

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Break out the split pea soup, because it’s an excellent day for an exorcism.  That’s right, folks.  ‘The Exorcist’ is getting remade, but probably not the way you’re thinking it will be.  It’s been about 40 years since the original was unleashed in cinemas across the world, and still, it is one of the most celebrated and most horrifying film experiences of several generations.

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It’s been way too long since the last Christopher Guest film.  Over six years in fact since ‘For Your Consideration’ made is laugh our asses off.  I’ve been wondering when we were going to be watching a brand new Christopher Guest improv film. It looks like sooner than later, our wildest dreams will come true with Guest’s new project, ‘Family Tree’.

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Way out of left field, but David Gordon Green will direct the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 Horror opus ‘Suspiria’.  Green directed ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘The Sitter’, ‘Your Highness’, and several episodes of ‘Eastbound and Down’ for Showtime.  Casting is underway as they are looking for their Suzie,  the young protagonist who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned school. After a series of brutal murders, the young American student learns that the academy is a front for something way more sinister than education. The original had a surreal, psychedelic tone that involved the supernatural, witches and a whole lotta blood.

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Jimmy Smits Joins FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2012

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Jimmy Smits is jumping sides here and is set to appear in the upcoming fifth season of FX’s  ‘Sons of Anarchy’ in a major season long story arc.  Smits will play Neron “Nero” Padilla, a Latino gang-banger with an exit strategy who becomes a dangerous mentor for Jax (Charlie Hunnam).  Smits has played bad guys before, so he is no slouch to playing villains.  I think he will add a lot to the show and is cast perfectly.

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Jeremy Irons Joins Cast Of ‘Beautiful Creatures’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2012

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Official Press Release:

Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to join the cast of the supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures,” based on the New York Times best selling novel of the same name – the first of a hugely popular series written by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Nurse Jackie’ Season 3 Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 28th, 2012

 

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The 3rd season of Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ is here.  And starting in April, the 4th season will start.  I can’t believe it’s been 3-4 years that this show has been on.  Kudos to ‘Nurse Jackie’.  This bluray is top notch.  Showtime really struck gold with Edie Falco as Jackie. She is tremendous in this role.  Even better than her Sopranos role.  This disc has some good extras, and a really fantastic audio/video presentation.  If you are a fan of the show, you know you are already picking this up.

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Here is an interesting bit of news.  Lucy Liu, who we all know is a beautiful female, will be taking on the role of Watson in a new Sherlock Holmes pilot for CBS.  This is a modern day telling of the classic Sir Arthur Connan Doyle novel and her character name will be Joan Watson.

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‘Mad Men’ Season 5 To Premiere March 25th!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 9th, 2012

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We don’t have to wait too much longer.  AMC’s period drama ‘Mad Men’ will return for Season 5 on March 25th. Series star Jon Hamm let the news slip on Friday’s episode of comedian Doug Benson’s ‘Doug Loves Movies’ podcast.  During the long hiatus between Seasons 4 and 5 of ‘Mad Men’ several 50’s/60’s ‘Mad Men’ style shows premiered.  One of which got cancelled very quickly, another one is on its way out the door, and the other show will debut soon after the premiere of season 5 of ‘Mad Men’.

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One of Cinemax’s first original series gets picked up for a second season.  ‘Strike Back’ will be back in 2012 with brand new episodes.  Ten episodes to be exact.  Production is expected to begin in South Africa early next year.  Kudos to Cinemax for finally getting in the original programming game.  It’s a tough to compete with HBO and Showtime right now.  Hopefully Cinemax will do more genre series.  That’s what I would like to see.

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Here is another geek deal of the day for you.  This is one is killer.  Terrible joke, I know.   So in this blu-ray set, you get seasons 1-5 of the hit Showtime series ‘Dexter’ starring Michael C. Hall.  There is also a DVD version of the set available for less than $100.00.  Such a great deal on these seasons.  This one lasts only till midnight so act fast.  57% off.

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Actress Chloe Sevigny is moving on from HBO’s ‘Big Love’ to Sky Atlantic with a strange new television series called ‘Hit and Miss’.  It’s a new show conjured up by Paul Abbott who created the hit Showtime show ‘Shameless’.  For now Sevigny is signed on for only six episodes which the first season will only consist of those six episodes.

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Showtime has just released some spoilers and info on what we can expect from the upcoming season of ‘Weeds’ just in time for the holidays.  Enjoy the press release below.

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Admiral Adama Joins ‘Dexter’ In New Recurring Role!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 24th, 2011

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Edward James Olmos who is popularly known for the Captain turned Admiral Adama in Sy-Fy’s epic series, ‘Battle Star Galactica’ has just joined the ever growing cast of the hit Showtime show, ‘Dexter’.  Olmos joins guest stars, Mos Def and Colin Hanks in the sixth season which starts in the Fall.

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The complete series of the Showtime series ‘The Tudors’ is currently on sale until midnight for 50% off.  That brings the whole series down under $65.00.  You will get a fifteen disc set that has every episode and loads of extras.  This is for the DVD version only.

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Mos Def & Colin Hanks Added to New Season of Dexter!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 12th, 2011

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For the upcoming season of Dexter on Showtime starting at the end of the summer, a couple of excellent actors will be lending their talents to this killer show according to Vulture.   I think one of the many things this show has going for it is its uncanny ability to get amazing performances for cameos in their seasons.

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AMC Network is becoming one of the leading networks for original programming.  I mean they are competing on a level with HBO and Showtime.  They have Mad Men, Zombies, Drugs and Crime, and now they will set their sites on the Wild West with their new show “Hell On Wheels” according to Vulture.

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Some great releases this week for the last week of February.  Both new and classic titles.  It is always so great watching the classic titles in hi-def.  It’s like watching it for the first time again.  As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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Geek Deal of the Day

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2010

This WEEK’S geek deal is killer.

How about the first four seasons of Dexter on bluray?

I love this show.  Showtime has done a great job with this series.  These first four seasons were INCREDIBLE.

Get all 4 seasons in HD on bluray for less than $100.00 this week.

The set normally sells for over $225.00 dollars.

A HUGE discount.

Click the link/picture below to take advantage of the huge sale.

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A War is Brewing in the Film Industry

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2010

We go to the movie theater for the same reason we go to a ball game. It’s not just to see the main event. We do it to smell the smells, devour greasy food, relax with friends and family, escape the everyday, and experience camaraderie with perfect strangers. The laughter, fear, anger, sadness, and joy expressed by the collective magically heighten the experience of the individual.

But something wicked this way comes.

Movie studios want to reduce the time that movies will be shown in

theaters. Instead, they want to be able to provide video-on-demand

service so you can watch new movies from the comfort of your home just

five weeks after theater release. It will only cost you $24.99 per

movie. Also the FCC (which I think should NOT exist) are going to

allow movie studios to activate technology to prevent films sold

through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

This is outrageous. First, if you implement software technology to

prevent movies from being copied, within a couple of weeks, people

will develop ways to get around your technology. You will never be

able to completely prevent pirating. EVER. Don’t fight it, find a way

to work with it. The home video industry still makes tons of money

even while pirated copies are being made.

Movie studios are justifying the quick release of movies on-demand

because the numbers show that 90% of a movie’s gross revenue is made

within the first 30 days of release. These numbers, however, fail to

factor in DVD sales. Last year, home video sales revenue equaled about

10 billion dollars. Early on-demand release will actually reduce DVD

sales. DVD retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are well

aware of this risk. In an effort to protect their economic interests,

they have threatened litigation against the movie studios.

Since there is a market for physical copies of DVDs and blurays, I

don’t think they should change the model.  A physical copy of anything

is much, much better than a movie streaming online (although

admittedly I am biased since I am a professional collector). But most

importantly, I don’t want to see the death of the movie theater. It is

an important part of our culture – an experience that we should

preserve.


Brooke Barnes from the New York Times wrote this article about the upcoming movie industry war.


SOMETIME in the next few months, there is likely to be an explosion in the movie business. The question is which studio will detonate the bomb.

Tension between studios and theater owners has been simmeringa long time, but it intensified in May, when the Federal Communications Commission issued what appeared on the surface to be an arcane ruling. After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

Ho-hum? Hardly. The ruling gave studios the ability to pursue a new business — so-called premium V.O.D. — that may be the industry’s best hope of restoring itself to health, now that the bottom has fallen out of the DVD market.

Right now, theaters get an exclusive period — 120 days, on average — to serve up new movies. Then the releases appear on television video-on-demand services at a price of about $4.99. Armed with the new copy-blocking technology, studios want to offer new movies on video-on-demand services about 45 days after they arrive in theaters, for a premium price of $24.99.

The business opportunity is multifold. With as much as 80 percent of that early V.O.D. revenue going to the studio, movie executives see a new engine to compensate for the sputtering DVD. And for the studios, the need is urgent: DVD sales for the year are expected to total about $9.9 billion, down 30 percent from their peak in 2004, according to Adams Media Research.

Studios also want to cut marketing costs by interweaving advertising for theatrical, DVD and video-on-demand releases; reducing the exclusive “window” given to theaters would make it easier to combine those campaigns. Premium V.O.D. would also bring greater consumer awareness to regular video on demand, which has not caught on as much as other rental options like Netflix, according to a research report by Anthony DiClemente, an analyst at Barclays Capital.

Last but not least, studios are aware that consumers are growing impatient about being unable to access all movies whenever and wherever they want. Layering in an early video-on-demand option might prevent some of those frustrated customers from turning to pirated copies.

“There are people who we believe would like to see movies sooner than later and would pay a premium price to do that,” Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, told analysts on a conference call last month. “We are going to become aggressive.”

Cable and satellite television providers like Time Warner Cable (which is no longer connected to Warner Brothers) and DirecTV are ready to push the button on premium V.O.D. as soon as they reach a deal with studios. After all, the service would represent another revenue stream for these providers and another way to differentiate themselves with customers. The promise of the new business is one reason that Comcast is so eager for government regulators to clear its deal to take control of NBC Universal, analysts say.

SO what’s the problem? DVD retailers, for a start. The likes of Best Buy and Wal-Mart“have told studios they will retaliate against anyone who tries early-release V.O.D. because of the threat it poses to DVD sales,” Richard Greenfield, an analyst at the financial services company BTIG, wrote in a research note last Monday.

But the real wrath will come from theater owners, who have made it clear that releasing a movie early on video-on-demand services — thus cutting into their window — would be the equivalent of declaring war. Over the summer, the National Association of Theater Owners took out full-page ads in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter making its opposition clear.

The worry for theaters, of course, is that people will be more reluctant to buy movie tickets, at an average cost of almost $8, if they know they can catch the same film just a few weeks later in their living rooms, and for less money than it costs to haul the whole family to the multiplex. Considering that the average moviegoer spends more than $3 on popcorn and soda and the like, the cost of Friday night at the movies for a family of four can easily reach $45 — or much more in cities like New York — even before premium-priced 3-D screenings or possible parking fees are factored in.

“While exhibitors understand the new pressures that a weakened DVD market creates for their studio partners,” the ads read in part, “four decades of box-office growth and three straight years of record-breaking box office argue for caution in tampering with a business model that clearly works.”

The Big Three theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark — declined to comment, but smaller theater companies have been more vocal.

“Be careful before you cook us all, yourselves included,” wrote Gregory S. Marcus, the chief executive of the Marcus Corporation — the parent of Marcus Theatres, a Midwest exhibitor — in a July opinion article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Exhibitors are also arguing that the copy-blocking technology approved by the F.C.C. won’t work. “If past is prologue, technological locks will be overcome with technological crowbars,” the ads from the National Association of Theater Owners stated.

Adding to this argument was news last week that hackers were able to crack Intel technology used to securely transmit high-definition content between televisions and set-top boxes. (Intel played down the threat, saying that a special device would need to be built to exploit the information.)

Theater owners mean business. When Sony Pictures Entertainment tried a test with“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” last year — owners of Internet-connected Bravia televisions could rent that movie before it was available on DVD, for $25 for a month — some theaters yanked the film.

In a similar showdown, Disney’s decision last spring to release “Alice in Wonderland” early on DVD was greeted by boycott calls from theater owners, most forcefully in Britain.

Studio executives say they are going to risk premium V.O.D. anyway, contending that they have little choice, given the DVD downturn. Besides, analysts estimate that 90 percent of a film’s admissions revenue is now generated within 30 days of its release.

(The rebuttal from theater owners is that the data doesn’t take into account second-run and discount theaters, and that there are big exceptions: “Inception,” for instance, was still raking in millions in theaters 10 weeks after its release.)

Protecting the box office is crucial for studios, and for reasons beyond the importance of their ticket-revenue share. For a start, under long-term contracts, premium television networks like HBO and Showtime typically pay for movies using formulas based on domestic box-office revenue. So shrinking ticket sales would also mean shrinking television revenue.

Studios also rely on big theatrical runs to catapult titles into the public consciousness. Without all of the hoopla surrounding a hit at the multiplex — the lines, the marquees, the buzz in the corridors afterward — movies start to feel an awful lot like their more commodified cousin, television.

SO which studio is going to go first, and when? All six of the major studios declined to comment for this article. But multiple movie executives with deep knowledge of the landscape say the first quarter of next year is the target, in part because big Christmas releases like “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “Tron: Legacy” give studios extra leverage.

The studios that seem most likely to make a move are Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers. In part because its size gives it more muscle than other studios, Warner has historically shown a willingness to rewrite the blueprints for the home entertainment business. It was Warner, for instance, that aggressively pushed to release movies on traditional V.O.D. at the same time the DVDs arrived in stores.

One thing is certain, said a top motion picture agent who requested anonymity so as not to anger his contacts in the industry: “Studios have made it clear they are not interested in testing the waters on premium V.O.D. Once they start, they’re going to do it.”

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Goodfellas Coming To Series??

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 23rd, 2010

Deadline Hollywood reports that “GoodFellas” screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi is pitching a TV show based on the Pileggi book adapted into Martin Scorsese’s 1990 mob classic.

It is not known yet if it will got to basic cable, or pay cable, or premium cable for it does not have a studio yet or a channel.

If this does come to fruition, it better go to either HBO or Showtime.

I think this has something to do with HBO’S premiere of Boardwalk Empire which had it’s largest viewing in over six years.

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