January 21, 2014 |
China is getting "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. " Warner Bros., which produces and distributes the daytime talker, said it has struck a deal with Sohu Video, an online distributor, to carry the show in China. The studio said it is the first time a U.S. syndicated talk show will be available in China. Subtitled episodes of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will hit China within two days of their original broadcast here. WINTER TV PREVIEW: Full coverage of the season's shows Sohu is an over-the-top video service similar to Hulu.
January 16, 2014 |
With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday. Movies released by Warner Bros. -- boosted by Alfonso Cuaron's “Gravity” and Spike Jonze's futuristic love story “Her,” both up for best picture -- earned a total of 21 nominations, while films from Sony, including “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips” and “Blue Jasmine,” are also up for 21. The awards will be presented on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and will be telecast on ABC. “Gravity” and “American Hustle” tied as the most-nominated films at 10 apiece.
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January 6, 2014 |
The minions have continued their winning streak. For the third week in a row, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, according to Rentrak, while "Fast & Furious 6," also from Universal, was again the first runner-up. The "Despicable Me" follow-up, featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig , was the third-highest-grossing movie of 2013 with...
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December 23, 2013 |
The sixth movie in the "Fast & Furious" series burned rubber in the home video market, but it couldn't top the minions of "Despicable Me 2. " The computer animated family comedy, the sequel to 2010's "Despicable Me" featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig , was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release. That comes as no surprise after its distributor, Universal Pictures, ...
December 19, 2013 |
Warner Bros.'s video gaming division has partnered with Wikia, an online social network for pop culture and entertainment enthusiasts, to connect with Middle-earth aficionados. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has teamed with Wikia to create the official interactive community site and a companion iPad application for its upcoming action game "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor," which takes place between the narratives of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings.
December 16, 2013 |
A mutant comic book hero and a crew of little blue children's characters ruled the home video sales chart in their first weeks in release. "The Wolverine," the sixth film in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title for the week that ended Dec. 7, according to Rentrak. Starring Hugh Jackman as the title character, the movie made $132 million in its domestic box office run. Critics generally approved of the entry, which earned a 69% "fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes. On the set: movies and TV "The Smurfs 2," a critically panned sequel with Neil Patrick Harris, took second place, while the teen action-adventure "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" debuted in fourth, behind the three-week-old computer animated Disney movie disc "Planes.