2018 Domestic Box Office Postmortem: What Went Right & Wrong For The Majors In A Record $11.9B+ Year

No. 6 – Paramount ($757M, +42% from 2017) What went right: Although the studio was still in transition from the previous administration, one could see the hand of CEO Jim Gianopulos and his marketing, distribution teams already winning here, taking staple series Mission: Impossible to a series high with Fallout making $220.1M domestic, $791M WW. Through six movies, the […]

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 12-18

April 15: Actress Claudia Cardinale (“Son of the Pink Panther”) is 82. Singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 77. Actor Michael Tucci (“Diagnosis Murder”) is 74. Actress Lois Chiles (“Austin Powers”) is 73. Actress Amy Wright is 70. Actor Sam McMurray (“The King of Queens,” “The Tracey Ullman Show”) is 68. Actress Emma Thompson is 61. Singer […]

Movies to watch this week at the cinema: Steve Jobs, Tangerine, more…

THE HALLOWStuck together with sticky tape and love, this micro-budget horror harks back to the days when Sam Raimi and Tobe Hooper were crafting shoestring classics like Evil Dead and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. While The Hallow doesnt quite reach those trippy heights, its a refreshingly balls-out monster movie from debut director Corin Hardy, […]

‘The Coolest Part Was Working With My Friends & Paul Rudd’: John Lutz On ‘Escape From Virtual Island’ & ‘Saturday Night Live’

“It’s been pretty crazy, it’s been almost two years since I originally pitched the idea,” said Lutz in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “It’s kind of wild to finally have it coming out and coming out now. This will fill four and a half hours of your day. I think the coolest part […]

How to Produce a Late-Night Show During a Global Pandemic in 6 Steps

2. Adjust to Writers’ Room-via-Zoom (and Text, Email, Slack, and Actual Telephone Calls) The quotidian human interactions associated with work in any office are generally good for relationships and morale, but proximity is that much more valuable when working in a medium predicated on timing, banter, and constant collaboration. “If I had a joke idea […]

Bray Wyatt Takes Over John Cena’s Instagram

John Cena’s Instagram account is one of the strangest enigmas in the online wrestling world. The 16-time world champion posts quite often, but his posts never have a caption and its often left up to the viewer to interpret what Cena is trying to comment on, or if he’s merely playing around. In the weeks […]

Edge Reveals Who Came Up With His WrestleMania 36 Storyline With Randy Orton

“We have been left alone, and that’s because I’ve been doing this for 25 years, Randy’s been doing it for 20,” Edge said. “Nobody is going to write a promo for me, that’s all there is to it. I don’t work well that way, and I think everybody understands that. But it took years and […]

John Cena and Bray Wyatt’s WrestleMania 36 Match Will Reportedly Get a ‘Movie Treatment’

Apparently John Cena VS The Fiend at #WrestleMania will get a full blown movie treatment with a unique look & feel; rumours suggest a match shot (on a closed set) in a warehouse, like House of Horrors. As long as there’s no projections of cockroaches, I’m happy pic.twitter.com/uGDOR66ytR

Edge Teases Plan for How He’ll Retire From WWE a Second Time

“Physically, I wouldn’t be able to keep up with that grind that all the young ‘uns are doing right now,” Edge said. “I put in my 15 years of that, so now I can come back, and honestly, more than anything, I just want to help teach. And the best way for me to teach […]

John Cena Praises WrestleMania 36 Night One

Ahead of his Firefly Fun House match with Bray Wyatt, John Cena took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to praise the performances of all the wrestlers who competed at the show. Like many fans who watched at home, the 16-time world champion was blown away by The Undertaker’s performance in the Boneyard Match with AJ […]