Tag Archives: 2010

Leave Him Alone

14 Dec

By:  Parisienne

Why are people so infatuated with Robert Pattinson?  Personally, I don’t see the draw.  I have seen many of his interviews and he seems like a very kind, intelligent and shy individual.  In my opinion, I think people tend to forget he is a person as well.  He has emotions just like the rest of us.  Continue reading

Is DVD Rental Good for Business this Holiday Season?

12 Dec

By: Open Book

Not all DVD rentals are created equal and the question and answer in Hollywood? Will DVD rental be good for business? The answer yes, only applies to RedBox and Netflix. One of the ways film studios like Summit, Fox and Warner Bros. is fighting back against Red-Box and Netflix (who’s cornered the market on cheap DVD rentals) is by offering consumers two disc combo package deals. Now, if you rent a new released blockbuster film at Red-Box or Netflix for one dollar, what fans will see is the film only. Meaning, if consumers wish to see interviews, documentaries, the making of the film or commentary etc…. They will have to purchase the two-disc combo package deals, which retail for about twenty-five dollars online at Amazon and Wal-Mart.

So films that were expected to do well at the box office, studios planned ahead and put together a compilation of documentaries, interviews and commentary to include on DVD’s.  What film studios are asking this holiday season? Will fans pay for the added bonus features?

Two of the recent DVD’s released in time for the holiday season, are Twilight: Eclipse and Inception. Both films performed really well at the box office this summer and both feature special edition two-disc packages.

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29 Nov

By: Open Book

Hollywood can’t seem to stop churning out vampire films ever since the success of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga.  Warner Brothers announced last week they are re-booting the popular vampire series Buffy the Vampire Slayer without screenwriter and director Joss Whedon. What will women do after Twilight ends is the question on everyone’s mind in Hollywood. Who will step in and fill the void of Summit and Stephenie Meyer hit franchise?  Warner Bros. is making their bid with Buffy!

But how stupid does Warner’s believe Female fans are?  Seems like only yesterday president of production Jeff Robinov of Warner Bros. announced, We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead….,” according to an article written by Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood in 2007.[1] Now, after the Twilight series successes they let the cat out of the bag two years previous to the end of Twilight that they want to fight for female fans. Wow! What a quick turn around. Obviously they don’t believe the Twilight Saga is ending.  What do they know that we don’t????!!!! Continue reading

Male Perspective on Leading Ladies in Film

22 Nov

By: Sunnie Elliot

In 1997 Marylaine Block interviewed 56 men and asked them to list multiple qualities about the women they fell in love with and cared for. Surprisingly, many of the men did not list appearance as one of the main attractions. Instead they listed qualities like;

“a friend, a truly loving and caring person–now that’s totally irresistible.”[1] Continue reading

Celebrities and Social Media

19 Nov

By: Sunnie Elliot

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There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about Hollywood and social media. Has social media produced more headaches for studios and publicist than ever before? Before social media, studios and publicist had control over how a talent’s image appeared in the media and in business negotiations etc… In a recent article How Hollywood Embraced Social Media by Timon Singh.[2] An insider states; “getting an ill-advised word out to the wider public required a TV camera or a gossip columnist; social media eliminates the middleman and enables an actor to broadcast to millions in an instant.”

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