The Weekend Report Archive for June, 2007

Sequels Aren’t Equals …

June 24, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share The Evan Almighty wave crested at an estimated $32.3 million to lead all titles in the domestic marketplace. The session also featured the national bow of the Stephen King chiller 1408 in second place with a sturdy $20.4 million and a disappointing $3.9 million bow for the highly lauded saga…

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June 17, 2007

June 17, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer glided to an estimated $57.7 million to take command of weekend movie going. In a slightly depressed marketplace the box office gods dismissed a revivedNancy Drew that ranked seventh overall with a meager $7.2 million. Similarly specialty newcomers were largely…

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Thirteen … The Hard Way

June 10, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Ocean’s Thirteen walked away from the table with an estimated $36.2 million to take top spot in the weekend movie derby. Commercially it out stayed its welcome and audiences didn’t appear to be waddling with happy feet to Surf’s Up’s celluloid penguins that grossed $17.9 million to…

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Shiver Me Trimester ..

June 3 , 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share The scurvy crew of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End once again plundered heartiest with an estimated weekend booty of $43.7 million. However, its fiercest competition came not from a tent pole but the bawdy high concept comedy Knocked Up that grossed $29.3 million. The frame…

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BLOOM
There cannot be a human being who has fewer thoughts on the whole question of word processing than I do. I’ve never even seen a word processor. I am hopelessly archaic. For me the typewriter hasn’t even been invented yet, so how can I speak to this matter? I protest! A man who has never learned to type is not going to be able to add anything to this debate. As far as I’m concerned, computers have as much to do with literature as space travel, perhaps much less. I can only write with a ballpoint pen, with a Rolling Writer, they’re called, a black Rolling Writer on a lined yellow legal pad on a certain kind of clipboard. And then someone else types it.

INTERVIEWER
And someone else edits?

BLOOM
No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited.

INTERVIEWER
Do you revise much?

BLOOM
Sometimes, but not often.
~ Harold Bloom

“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show? First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy. I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing — it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé — and they’re calling me, going, ‘What do you think of this guy?’ ‘What do you think of this guy?’ And they’re sending pictures. I was like, ‘Are you people fucking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?’ I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there.”
Ellen Pompeo