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Archives for July 2013

Entertainment R&D Boosts Federal GDP Calculation Following Formula Changes

When the Commerce Department reported this morning that the Gross Domestic Product rose 1.7% from April through June, the figure was 3% higher than expected — and that’s partly due to the change, MPAA chief Chris Dodd says in a blog post. The department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis revises its GDP calculation policies every five years, and […]

GetGlue partners with Gnip to sell its second-screen entertainment data

Second-screen check-in platform GetGlue has teamed up with social data reseller Gnip. What this means is that Gnip is the distributor of GetGlue’s firehose of publicly available data, which gives it a rather broad view of social data around viewing habits for television shows, movies, and sports. The addition of GetGlue adds to Gnip’s arsenal […]

Sony expected to say no to entertainment spin-off – Nikkei

July 31 | Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:05pm EDT July 31 (Reuters) – Sony Corp’s board is expected to reject a proposal from activist investor Daniel Loeb, whose fund is the company’s largest shareholder, to spin-off part of its entertainment division, the Nikkei reported. Many directors argued, citing a report from financial advisers, that Sony […]

Bradley Manning Hollywood Drama Planned

<!– –> <!– –> A Hollywood drama about whistleblower Bradley Manning is already in the works: Variety reports that Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney and producer Marc Shmuger are seeking writers to adapt Denver Nicks’ book Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History into a screenplay for a feature […]

The Vulture Conversation: Is the Summer Movie Season Getting Any Better for …

Still, the reason I thought we might need a Bechdel Test update is that sometimes, movies can pass or fail on pretty flimsy grounds. For example, The Canyons can pass because in between gratuitous nude scenes, Lindsay Lohan talks to another woman about her lack of interest in the movie business. Meanwhile, Before Midnight may […]

Eileen Brennan of ‘Private Benjamin,’ ‘Clue’ dies

LOS ANGELES — Whether she was issuing orders as an Army captain in “Private Benjamin,” rambling as a real-life rendition of Mrs. Peacock from “Clue” or blasting an immortal monster with a shotgun as a crazy cat lady in “Jeepers Creepers,” actress Eileen Brennan injected perfectly timed comedy into each of her roles. Brennan died […]

The Postal Service performs at the Midland

Jamaal Charles still can?t put away day of Jovan Belcher?s murder-suicide ?I mean, last season was a hard season personally for me, having somebody pass away close to my family,? Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said Tuesday, broaching the topic of the Dec. 1 murder-suicide by teammate Jovan Belcher in public for the first time. […]

Sony Online Entertainment Live 2013 community event advance passes sold out

Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming community event is sold out of its advance passes, according to an announcement from the publisher. MMOs like Dragon’s Prophet will be showcased at this year’s SOE Live. At this point in time, Sony Online Live 2013 has a limited number of tickets reserved for walk-ups. On-site registration will start on […]

‘The Smurfs 2’: Movie review

Audiences may find themselves singing the blues after watching Belgium’s most famous nonedible, non-Van Damme import, the Smurfs, in this sequel to their 2011 surprise hit. Unlike that earlier live action/animation hybrid, however, which had a cheery, almost campy New York fashion-industry setting, “The Smurfs 2” is mostly loud and unfunny. Returning to terrorize the […]

A Dismal Season for Movies

To the Editor: Re “Weekend Box Office Reflects a Season of Big-Budget Stumbles” (Arts pages, July 22): Soaring summer temperatures should have guaranteed that a movie would be a success. People want to get out of the heat and sit in an air-conditioned theater even if it’s only for a couple of hours. The problem […]