Top Ten Takeaways: Why 'Hunger Games' Dropped & Hurt 'Interstellar' & 'Beyond the Lights' Thompson on Hollywood

This is hardly a failure. This resolutely downbeat movie is designed to support the more explosive finale, and by any measure it’s a hit. Lionsgate still gets two blockbusters instead of one. The year’s box office drop is now approaching 4% after an temporary October recovery. “Interstellar” was also a ….Read More Via: THOMPSON on Read more

PopPolitics: Jon Lovett Says Showtime Project is a ‘Cautionary Tale’ About Partisan Divide (Listen) Variety – Music

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Jon Lovett, the former White House speechwriter who is now a writer-producer, describes his latest project as a “cautionary tale” about what happens when a presidential election descends into such partisan rancor that the country is on the brink of civil war. Lovett is developing the series called “Anthem” for ….Read More Via: VARIETY – Read more

Brenton Thwaites Set For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Empire Magazine

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He’ll discover if Dead Men Tell No Tales With Johnny Depp as usual strapped to the mast as Captain Jack Sparrow and not one, but two directors (Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg) recruited, the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No ….Read More Via: EMPIRE MAGAZINE

ABC Scraps ‘Members Only’ Midseason Drama Variety – Music

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ABC has formally pulled the plug on the midseason drama project “Members Only.” Project, a co-production of ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios, was picked up in January with a straight to series order. It was billed as an “Upstairs, Downstairs”-esque vehicle revolving around a Connecticut country club. John Stamos, ….Read More Via: VARIETY – Read more