Tag Archives: George Clooney

What Do Tentpoles & Carpetbaggers Have in Common?

8 Aug

We thought it would be interesting to conclude our Film Industry Implosion series on LIH, with George Clooney ‘s recent statement about the difficulties of getting Oscar winning films like Argo made today.  Clooney stated the reason is due to studios being pressured by hedge fund investors like Daniel Loeb to only make tent-poles films in-order to manipulate the market for their own interest. He went as far as to call him a carpetbagger.  In this article we will discuss how tent-pole movies became the preferred choice for movie studios and investors and what does this say about our cultural future?

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The Royal Family: Goodwill and Charity

12 Dec

The Royal famiy is known for many things.  One of which is their involvement with goodwill and charitiable organizations.  Their influence is felt around the world.  Most of the world associates goodwill with the late Princess Diana and her children, Prince William and Prince Harry, but it has extended to our very own pop culture.

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Movie Buzz 10-14

14 Oct

Real Steel with Hugh Jackman, stole the number one spot from Dolphin Tale last weekend.   The Ides of March with George Clooney took the number 2 spot bringing in $10.5 million.  Last week, we had 2 films open.  Let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Note: We only review films in wide release.  

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Movie Buzz 10-7

7 Oct

Lion King was replaced this week with Dolphin Tale, thus leading the box office with $13.9 million (83% rottentomatoes).  Brad Pitt’s Moneyball continues to stay in the number 2 spot bringing in $12 million (95% rottentomatoes).  This week, we had 4 films open.  Let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Note: We only review films in wide release.  

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