Box Office Barometer 10-10-11: What Audiences Want

Real Steel won the weekend, but it didn’t win the war.  The movie grossed $27.3 million against a $115 million budget, making even the most modest movies blush.  The Ides of March came in a distant second at $10.4 million, even though it was looking to stab it’s way to power.  Nobody broke the bank … Continue reading

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Who Will Guest Star on the Hot In Cleveland Spin-Off?

TV Land is developing a spin-off for their hit show Hot In Cleveland with Cedric the Entertainer.  Cleveland benefited from the star power of Betty White, propelling TV Land’s debut series into a bona fide hit.  Cleveland caught lightning in a bottle with White, a phenomenon that will not be replicated by the time the … Continue reading

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SNL’s Grand Larceny

So, whether intentional or unintentional, SNL ripped off Tim and Eric.  Yeah, some SNL regulars are regular collaborators with Tim and Eric.  Yeah, the skits are different enough, but also similar enough.  Whatever.  Stuff like this happens all the time. What’s more important is what this signifies: SNL is outdated.  It’s not outdated in a … Continue reading

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