If “True Detective” is still running years from now, as it probably should be, the filmmakers and HBO can thank the incredibly fortuitous timing of casting Matthew McConaughey (yes, the Oscar-winning actor, not the “Failure to Launch” dude) and Woody Harrelson in the central roles – a pairing that not only elevated interest in the… Read more »
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Peter Chernin’s Asian investment company CA Media has elevated Rajesh Kamat as its COO.
Angry “True Detective” fans took to social media on Sunday to complain they weren’t able to watch the finale on HBO Go, which the premium channel acknowledged was being challenged by the series’ “overwhelmingly popular demand.” While not all viewers were unable to watch the finale episode on HBO’s digital platform, enough cries for help… Read more »
Korean broadcaster SBS has cancelled its dating reality show “Jjak” after a female contestant committed suicide.
Since the prison haven went kablooey – not to be confused with the overrun farm – “The Walking Dead” has entered what might be called its “Lost” season. In practical terms, that’s meant shifting from everyone banded together in a communal (if usually fractious) home environment – seeking strength and safety in numbers – to… Read more »
Never one to mince words, Dana Brunetti criticized Zach Braff and Spike Lee for utilizing crowdfunding at SXSW on Sunday. In a Q&A with Randi Zuckerberg, the outspoken “House of Cards” producer singled out the filmmakers because those celebrities “already have access” and are taking “away from the little guys, who actually needs the funding.” Brunetti… Read more »
True to its name, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has made a spectacular showing in the specialty box office, breaking the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time. With a $800,000 weekend bow, Wes Anderson’s eighth feature film has stolen the art-house crown from “The Master.” The dramedy, which checked into only four theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, averaged… Read more »
A hugely popular educational Facebook page is hitting TV — with the help of Craig Ferguson. Science Channel has greenlit “I F-ing Love Science” based on the Facebook page of the same name that has garnered more than 10 million likes. The CBS latenight host will produce, and made the announcement via video Saturday at… Read more »
The Society of Camera Operators honored 27-year-old Sarah Jones Saturday night at its annual Lifetime Achievement Awards show at the Skirball Cultural Center, where the SOC made her an honorary member in front of 500 guests including Jones’ parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones. Richard Jones received a standing ovation as he walked towards the stage… Read more »
UPDATED: Commanding the global box office, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ “300: Rises of an Empire” scored an estimated nearly $133 million. The film grossed $45.1 million domestically, of which 3D contributed a muscular 63%, with premium large-format and Imax locations grossing a combined $10.9 million. Internationally, “300″ grossed a stellar $87.8 million from 58… Read more »