‘Motown: The Musical’ Forced to Close After Two Weeks…

What went wrong with ‘Motown: The Musical’? Despite an ambitious relaunch last week, ‘Motown: The Musical’ is now coming to a quick, crashing halt.  The show originally planned for an 18-week run into November, though the revamped musical will now be terminated on July 31st thanks to lackluster sales.  The first showing was July 12th, […]

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Korea Box Office: Runaway ‘Train to Busan’ Smashes Records

Zombie thriller, “Train to Busan” set multiple box office records in South Korea and seems an unstoppable force. Officially opening on 1,785 screens on Wednesday, “Train” earned $34.3 million from 4.75 million admissions over its opening five day run. That represented 75% of the total weekend box office. Including $4.29 million from the previous week’s… Read more »

Nintendo Shares Dip on Pokemon Go Warning

Shares in Japanese games and hardware manufacturer Nintendo dipped a seemingly dramatic 17% in early trade Monday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the company cooled expectations of an immediate profits bonanza from ‘Pokemon Go.’ The augmented reality game has become an instant sensation since its roll out in North America earlier this month. In… Read more »

My Chemical Romance Demonstrates How NOT To Use Social Media

Social Media can be a great tool for promotion (no, this article wasn’t written in 2011, please bear with me).  These days, many major artists don’t even need to pay to advertise their new song or album; a post on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will guarantee a few million YouTube views or Spotify streams.  And […]

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Colombian Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Sweeps 3rd Platino Awards

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay — Making good on its Academy Award nomination, Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent” swept the 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Sunday night in Uruguay, winning in seven of the eight categories for which it was up for a prize. Opening Uruguay’s new Punta del Este Convention Center, the 2016 Platinos… Read more »