August 13, 1987 |
The fall movie calendar is glutted with pictures--promising a feast for viewers and fierce competition among film distributors. Exhibitor Relations, a Los Angeles consulting firm, counts 34 movies set for September, compared with 20 a year ago. The October count is 49 vs. 24, and November looks like 21 vs. 20. But the numbers could change as companies try to squeeze in dozens of movies that don't yet have firm release dates.
September 6, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before deciding whether its time I learned to change my own oil. The Skinny: Well, my bet that the Giants would go undefeated was a bust. Thursday's headlines include a debate about whether tax credits for Hollywood productions are really beneficial to the economy, more hype for Katie Couric and a look at the fall movie season. Daily Dose: Time Warner is becoming a refuge for former News Corp. public relations executives. Earlier this week, former News Corp.
July 7, 2007
HOW ironic that "The Fall," a movie described as "a dazzling visual fantasy" ("A 'Fall' No One Wants to Take," by Patrick Goldstein, June 26), filmed in beautiful locations in 24 countries, is not being shown in theaters because distributors can't visualize an audience market segment who would pay to see it. Ironic because this decision is made by people who continually distribute such movie dreck that theaters are empty much of the time and the film industry is wailing about its lost profits.
September 12, 2000 |
The fall movie season got underway with less-than-spectacular results. "The Watcher," starring Keanu Reeves, captured the top spot on the weekend box-office chart, grossing $9.1 million. Coming in second was "Nurse Betty" with $7.1 million. "The Way of the Gun" debuted in ninth place with $2.2 million. Movies in limited release included "Turn It Up," "Backstage" and a reissue of "This Is Spinal Tap."
September 9, 1987 |
Ironies abound in the late-summer box-office wars. Just as Coca-Cola Inc. was announcing it was broadly restructuring its entertainment properties--including Columbia and Tri-Star Pictures--in order to incite more public stock purchases, two of Columbia's pictures, "The Big Easy" and "La Bamba," continued to light up the box office.
September 2, 2012
The 2012 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through early November. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Friday Bachelorette On the eve of their old friend's wedding, three bridesmaids go out looking for fun and end up on a wild adventure. With Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, James Marsden and Lizzy Caplan. Written and directed by Leslye Headland. Radius-TWC Beauty Is Embarrassing A documentary portrait of the prolific artist, designer and puppeteer Wayne White.