Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ Inhales $10 Million on Friday, Blows Away Competition

The horror genre proves to be frighteningly reliable this season as “Don’t Breathe” is the latest scary flick to have an impressive box office showing. The film, from Sony and Screen Gems, earned $10 million on Friday at 3,051 locations, and is eyeing a $22 million opening weekend. “Suicide Squad” will steal second place this… Read more »

The Twisted Sister Movie

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n roll. In Jay Jay French’s case, ten years. Dee Snider? From the time he joined it took six plus years to get a deal, and then the record company went bankrupt. I don’t care about Twisted Sister, I occasionally get e-mail from Jay […]

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A Hard Day’s Night Live At The Hollywood Bowl

All Songs +1: The Beatles Are Live And Sounding Better Than Ever What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where a fifty year old recording of a defunct band trumps the work of the modern masters? One in which most acts play to track in search of perfection and have lived […]

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Capone enters the dark kingdom of DON’T BREATHE, with actor Stephen Lang

Capone enters the dark kingdom of DON’T BREATHE (and a little about the AVATAR sequels), with actor Stephen Lang

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Stephen Lang has always been one of my favorite actors, period, end of story. After years of highly revered stage work, he landed the role of Happy on Broadway in the award-winning revival of “Death of a Salesman,” opposite Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich. Shortly after that a string of high-profile parts came his way in such films as BAND OF THE HAND, as well as the beginning of a series of work with Michael Mann, including playing the gossip-rag reporter in MANHUNTER and a lawyer in the short-lived but quite excellent “Crime Story,” opposite Dennis Farina. Lang never shied away from edgy work such as LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN and TOMBSTONE, and he always found time to return to the stage, as well as make film and appear in television series. More roles popped in in everything from GETTYSBURG and GODS AND GENERALS to FIRE DOWN BELOW and his return to Mann’s work in PUBLIC ENEMIES. But most of the world seems to know him from his turn as Col. Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s AVATAR, a world he is prepping to return to shortly for many sequels, even though his character appears to have died in the first film. In more recent years, he’s popped in THE MEN WHO STARED A GOATS and CONAN THE BARBARIAN, as well as series work in “Terra Nova,” “Salem,” and “Into the Badlands.” And apparently some people (Lang included) think he’d make an excellent

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HERC RADIO!! Will STAR TREK DISCOVERY Showrunner Bryan Fuller Be Phoning In Saturday Night??

HERC RADIO!! Will STAR TREK DISCOVERY Showrunner Bryan Fuller Be Phoning In Saturday Night?? We Shall All Learn Together!!

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I am – Hercules!!
I asked Bryan Fuller, co-creator and showrunner of CBS All Access’ upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” sci-fi drama, if he wanted to come on tonight’s “Nerd World Report” radio show — and the super-busy writer-producer replied, “I will try!”
I know that sounds like a maybe, I can’t recall a time when Bryan Fuller didn’t phone in to the show when invited. So we’ll all find out together.
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Call in drunk, as I always do, but watch your language. This is not a podcast. This monster goes out over the air on all 50,000 watts of Southern California’s KERN-AM (NewsTalk 1180!) and KERN-FM (The New 96.1!).
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‘Don’t Breathe’ Poised To Be Record August Opener For Screen Gems With $21M – Late Night Update

5TH Update, Friday 10PM: Refresh for updates Over 60% K-12 schools and colleges are back in session, but there’s nothing like a decent horror film to dynamite student away from their books, and this weekend there’s Sony Screen Gems/Stage 6’s Don’t Breathe which is overperforming with a $21M opening. Sony’s genre label has tapped this late August period before, and knows that with proper-budgeted pic, there’s cash to be made. Don’t Breathe is on its way to become the…


IN THE HEART OF THE SEA Hits HBO!! Saturday TV Talkback!!

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA Hits HBO!! Saturday TV Talkback!!

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“In The Heart of the Sea” earned 34% positive reviews from “top critics” polled by Rotten Tomatoes. Ron Howard (“Rush”) directed the whale tale from a story by Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa (“Jurassic World”) and Charles Leavitt (“Warcraft”).
Premiering tonight: No premieres Aug. 27
The last night of Olympic competition was easily the least watched of the year, yet still easily the top ratings-earner last Saturday:
Saturdays, July 23-Aug. 20, 2016 (Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; previous weeks in parentheses) 3.5 (6.3) (5.5) (—) (—) Olympics 0.6 (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (—) Boston EMS 0.6 (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) Dragon Ball Z 0.6 (—) (—) (—) (—) NASCAR 0.6 (—) (0.3) (—) (0.9) UFC 0.5 (0.5) (0.2) (0.2) (—) Dr. Ken 0.5 (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) 48 Hours 0.5 (0.4) (—) (—) (—) Hotel Hell 0.5 (0.6) (0.2) (0.2) (—) Last Man Standing 0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) One-Punch Man 0.5 (0.3) (0.2) (0.3) (—) Rush Hour 0.5 (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (0.5) 20/20 0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) Hunter X Hunter 0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) Mobile Suit Gundam 0.4 (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) (0.4) Naruto Shippuden 0.3 (—) (—) (—) (—) Bag Boy 0.3 (0.3) (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) Cops 0.3 (0.3) (—) (—) (—) Full Frontal 0.3 (—) (—) (0.4) (0.4) House Hunters Reno 0.3 (0.3) (0.3) (—) (—) MDE World Peace 0.3 (1.1) (—) (—) (—) NFL Football

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