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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: ‘Valentine’s Day’ No Holiday Treat; ‘Wolfman’ Lacks Bite; ‘Percy Jackson’ Tries To Capture ‘Harry Potter’ Lightning In A Bottle

February 12th, 2010 1 comment

Thanks to Pope Gelasius I, who declared that February 14th was Valentine’s Day way back 498 B.C., around this time every year, couples are obligated to shell out big money for heart shaped boxes of candy, hallmark cards and the prerequisite romantic dinner. Hollywood studios are also hoping the holiday spirit will extend to the multiplex with three major releases vying for attention. The most Read more…

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Diablo Cody Blames Marketing Campaign Aimed At The ‘Transformers’ Set For The Failure Of ‘Jennifer’s Body’

January 13th, 2010 No comments

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When it was released in September, Jennifer’s Body, Diablo Cody‘s first post-Juno screenplay and Transformers star Megan Fox‘s first starring role, failed to connect with critics and audiences alike, grossing only $18 million worldwide. It also succeeded in cooling down the intensity of the media coverage surrounding Fox, which had reached such a fever pitch over Read more…

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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY! All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 11/3

November 10th, 2009 No comments

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From time to time celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city! They’re not always A-list, but what the heck, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

Entourage star Kevin Dillon made a (paid) appearance at Enclave nightclub Friday night. Dillon, an avid golfer, told Read more…

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The ‘Terminator’ Franchise Up For Sale, Joss Whedon’s $10,000 Bid Likely To Be Turned Down

November 4th, 2009 No comments

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It’s been an up-and-down year for writer/producer Joss Whedon. His musical blog, starring Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, a scientist bent on world domination, became a huge online hit. Then it was announced that he will be at the helm of a high-profile Wonder Woman remake. In the midst of all that good news comes news that’s not so sunny. Currently, he’s battling to keep his struggling new TV series, Dollhouse, on the air. And he’s also Read more…

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‘Complicated’ Search For Oscar Host Finally Over: Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin Will Co-Host

November 4th, 2009 No comments

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Two “wild and crazy guys”, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, have been chosen to co-host this years Academy Awards telecast. Both are starring in Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday) new movie, It’s Complicated, which is set to open Christmas day. It’s Complicated could also describe the highly publicized vetting process the producers of the annual awards show, Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankerman, went through to Read more…

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Hey, I Think I See a Celebrity! All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 10/26

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

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From time to time celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city! They’re not always A-list, but what the heck, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

Kelly Clarkson performed for a sold out crowd at the Rosemont Theater as part of her All I Ever Wanted Tour. She also gave a private performance for VIP guests at the swanky downtown eatery Hub 51. The show was Read more…

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FLOP, POP, FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: That Was ‘It’?!

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

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Michael Jackson‘s This Is It took the number one spot at the box office. The movie’s domestic gross of $21.3M was enough to lead the pack this weekend, although its worldwide, five day total of $101.1M fell far short of Sony’s estimate of $250M. Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony Corp, which paid over $50M for the rights to the This Is It rehearsal footage, told the AP, Read more…

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Happy October the 31st!

October 31st, 2009 No comments

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VULTURE DROPPINGS OF THE WEEK: Halloween

October 31st, 2009 No comments

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It’s time once again for the weekly roundup of my favorite pop culture atrocities, misfires and entertaining trainwrecks. This week’s theme: Halloween.

Ya gotta love the pagan holiday that is Halloween. It’s the extravagant closing party of a bizarre month-long celebration of everything macabre. Even the sweetest of old ladies hang corpse dummies on their porches with precision care, adding the perfect amount of oozing blood to the ripped torsos. And the topic of what costume to wear is discussed ad nauseam. Girls agonize over Read more…

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THE WEEKEND MARQUEE: ‘This’ Isn’t It: Slow Ticket Sales Predicted for for MJ Doc Halloween Weekend

October 30th, 2009 No comments

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Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG Live, which produced Michael Jackson‘s London shows, famously said to the Associated Press, following his death,

He was our partner in life and now he’s our partner in death.

Phillips wasn’t kidding. The surge in album sales of Jackson’s music following his death, has made the late pop icon Read more…

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