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This week LIH will be looking at Shirley MacLaine’s Life Achievement Award. Next we’ll move onto the sad news of the Emmy Award Winner Kathryn Joosten. Then we’ll see what Arnold Schwarzenegger is up to. Finally, we get to view the first trailers for The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Django Unchained.
- Shirley MacLaine Receives AFI’s Life Achievement Award
- Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies: 12/20/1939 – 6/2/2012
- Schwarzenegger Returns to Terminator Films
- First Trailers For The Perks Of Being A Wallflower & Django Unchained
Welcome to New Movie Hot Seat where each Saturday we will review new films that’s opened in theaters this week. We will have a live debate discussing the pros and cons of one of the newly released films, then vote if it’s worth the money. Also, each week we will put up a poll for consumers to vote on, which film we will put in the hot seat and debate next.
However, given this is our first week of unveiling this new social event we’ve selected Water for Elephants to start us off. So if you plan on seeing Water for Elephants, which opens today in the US. Join us tomorrow! However, for those of our International friends and visitors (where this film has yet to be released) there will be spoilers! Continue reading
The final article in our series highlighting Water for Elephants
In the novel Water for Elephants, we learn about the story of the Benzini Brothers Circus during the 1930’s depression in the U.S. In the story we learn that the circus’s ultimate demise is due to the financial collapse in 1931. During the story, we learn that the purchase of Rosie the elephant severely drained their cash reserves when they paid $2,000 for her with her own boxcar. Ultimately Benzini collapsed from cash flow problems due to lack of ticket sales and high expenses. Which had us wondering how much money did it take to have a traveling circus back then? How does that compare to today’s circuses like Cirque de Soliel and Ringling Bros? Considering all these companies are private, exact revenue numbers are not available. So we’ll do some extrapolation and hope to paint a picture of the business of circuses. Continue reading
We will be live blogging during the Red Carpet Event for the movie Water for Elephants beginning at 5pm E. Streaming Live from NYC at the Ziegfeld Theater.
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