October Baby John Schneider”October Baby” was released in just 390 theaters last weekend, but that didn’t stop the film from making a sizable impact on the box office. Only “The Hunger Games” and “21 Jump Street” had better per-screen averages among films in the top-ten, and “October Baby” earned an impressive $1.6 million over the three-day frame, topping Hollywood blockbusters like “Safe House,” “Journey 2: Mysterious Island” and “This Means War” in the process. Those films were in their seventh, seventh and sixth weekends of release, respectively.Why did “October Baby” perform so well? Perhaps
BELLEAIR — Dr. Jason Bottoms loved Superman. He reveled in the character’s uncomplicated certainty and quiet confidence, not to mention his ability to set fires with his eyes and push earthbound meteors off course.
He never tired of watching the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s, even though he had already seen them dozens of times. The same went for Smallville, a now-defunct television series about the boyhood of Clark Kent. He watched reruns of the…
For yesterday, today and tomorrow, these guys know comic book heroes.
As Disney XD launches its “Ultimate Spider-Man” animated series, the latest in Marvel Comics’ television adventures of its world-famous wall-crawler (he’s starred in six different cartoon series since 1967), the buzzword “synergy” is being put to good use: Now that the Walt Disney Company owns Marvel outright, for the first time ever a network airing a Spidey show has truly tapped the creative brainpower of a team of folks who have their share of experience with both the comic book and television format.
Looks like I might have to pay a visit!!!!
Warner Bros. Television is teaming up with The Paley Center for Media to take the TV out of the box, inviting all to peer inside with the new interactive, multimedia museum exhibit, Television: Out of the Box, which runs until 2015. Celebrating nearly sixty years of iconic programming, the exhibit features props, costumes, original animation art, patent filings and much more from over sixty series ranging from Alice to The West Wing.
Patrons can view costumes from series like Babylon 5 and Smallville, see classic Hanna-Barbera toys from the 1950s and ’60s, and read suggestions on the Roots script from author Alex Haley to producer Stan Margulies. Fans looking for a more interactive experience can have their photo taken in a “walk-in cel,” where they can be photographed with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, or in front of a replica of the Central Perk set from Friends or an iconic Monk’s Diner booth from Seinfeld. With nearly sixty years in television, Warner Bros. is no “Perfect Stranger” to the medium…and there’s a lot of history to share.
READ MORE….via WB Exhibit | The Paley Center for Media.
On Saturday, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills will present the 2012 Hollywood Legends Auction, which contains over 800 items of Hollywood memorabilia.
Among the most interesting, in order of estimated price:
$20,000/$30,000—A Christopher Reeve “Superman” costume from “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.”
The new Superman logo has appeared on Warner Brother’s “Man of Steel” Facebook page in their quest to keep at least a trickle of Superman excitement pumping in advance of the movie’s June, 2013 release date.
Eschewing the clean lines and look of past iterations of the Superman logo, the new “Man of Steel” logo goes with a metallic grittiness, deeper colors, and swooping lines and deep shadows. The new logo is a sufficiently dark look for what passes as a modern reboot, as it has a “I’m superman and I’m gritty and real” something about it.
READ MORE…via ‘Superman’ Logo: New ‘Man Of Steel’ Logo Gets Dark New Look.
(The New York Post) – In 1938, a pair of young cartoonists naively sold the rights to Superman to DC Comics for a paltry $130. Now, their cashed check is on the auction block — and could sell for millions.
“I could wrack my brain and look at examples of comic books or historical documents, but I can’t point to any sale like this,” Comic Connect CEO Stephen Fishler, who runs the auction house selling the check, said.
READ MORE….via DC Comics’ $130 Check Paying for Superman up for Auction.