3rd. article in our series on “Gun Violence in the Media.”
Sandy Hook, Columbine, the Aurora theater shootings. We think they only happen here because they are blown up in the media which in turn may make others go out and kill. The media makes these shootings into 24/7 coverage and gives the shooters a big ego. How does the media help stop this? According to forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Park Dietz, these are some things NOT to do in media coverage.
The Dark Knight Rises still holds the number one spot and setting a record as one of the top all time grossing films with $367 M. right below Passion of the Christ which is the #1 all time grossing films. Total Recall came in at #2 earning ($2 M) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid came in at #3 earning ($23 M). Let’s see how Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid measured up and if they are worth the money!
The Dark Knight Rises still holds the number one spot grossing $288 M. Our LIH family continue to extend our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the Colorado shooting who became superheroes in their own right that night. Ice Age again at #2 ($115 M) with The Watch at #3 ($13 M). Let’s see how The Watch did and if it was worth the money!
Hopefully we are not being too self-conscious by saying there is one area of the entertainment industry LIH rarely covers. Though there are purely pragmatic reasons this happens; the easiest to recall is the most mundane. This site for Cinephiles rarely discusses sports because it rarely appears at the cinema multiplexes. Using the Free Dictionary by Farlex, the Olympics Games is commonly defined as:
a. (used with a pl. verb) A group of modern international athletic contests held as separate winter and summer competitions every four years in a different city. In 1994 the winter games were moved ahead two years so that the winter and summer games would alternate every two years.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The set of contests that occur in one season: an Olympic Games that was boycotted by many countries. Also called Olympics. 
Hopefully we will continue to push beyond our passive lack of acknowledgement of this entertainment arena. Certainly the continued punishment of the Penn State football team by the NCAA has ripple affects that impact everyone who relies on entertainment for their amusement . As usual all stories in this installment of Hollywood Take 2 were widely reported in the media.
- 2012 Olympic Opening ceremony
- Unraveled “Robsten”
- Hollywood addresses violence
The Dark Knight Rises brought Christopher Nolan/Batman fans back to the theater giving it a solid number one spot grossing $160.9M. Our LIH family continue to extend our appreciation to all those affected by the Colorado shooting who became superheroes in their own right that night. Ice Age slipped to #2 ($20.4M) with The Amazing Spider-Man in #3 ($10.9M). Let’s see how TDKR did and if it was worth the money!