Tag Archives: Water for Elephants

Linked in Hollywood: Top 20 Most Popular Articles

2 May

To show appreciation to our readers of LIH, we put together our most popular articles and discussions. Please enjoy.

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Funny Moments with Rob

18 Jun

By Parisienne

IMO, I have picked out some of Rob’s funniest moments in interviews.  Some of the clips are montages of funny things he says or does.  Please take a look at the five I selected.

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Linked In Hollywood: Movie Buzz 4-29

29 Apr

By Open Book

While some consumers played it safe last week, by allowing Rio to take the top spot for a second week in a row.  Film critics and consumers battled it out over the new released films Madea’s Big Happy Family, which came in at #2 and Water for Elephants, which came in at #3 at the box office.[1]  Consumers wrote a number of reviews questioning film critic’s assessment and motives over one particular film.  So let’s take a look at what film caused such an uproar and see if it’s worth your money this weekend.  Continue reading

New Movie Hot Seat:WFE

22 Apr

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 spoilersContinue reading

A Picture of the Business of Circuses

21 Apr

The final article in our series highlighting Water for Elephants

By Lurker

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