[VIDEO] George Clooney Thinks the Amount of Money George Clooney Puts Into Politics is ‘Obscene’

Actor/Director George Clooney held a couple of high priced fundraisers for Hillary Clinton while simultaneously lamenting the amount of money in politics today.

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Catastrophe: Disney Could Lose $140 Million over George Clooney’s ‘Tomorrowland’

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The film also failed to catch on in China, the world’s second largest market, and debuted to just $13.8 million

Disney could lose up to $140 million on the Brad Bird-directed George Clooney dystopian fantasy dud Tomorrowland.

Kipp Jones reports: According to the Hollywood Reporter, in addition to spending $180 million to produce Tomorrowland, Disney shelled out an astonishing $150 million to market the film.

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“Sources tell THR it is now expected to lose between $120 million and $140 million, which would make Tomorrowland Disney’s biggest flop since Johnny Depp’s 2013 film The Lone Ranger, which lost somewhere between $160 million and $190 million.”

Despite leading the U.S. box office during its extended Memorial Day weekend opening, the climate change fantasy only brought in $41.7 million across 3,972 theaters, less than the $50 million projected over the slow holiday weekend.

The film also failed to catch on in China, the world’s second largest market, and debuted to just $13.8 million, earlier this month.

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“When a guy like that comes to you with an original idea, and Clooney is part of the package, you’ll take the swing.”

After its disastrous release, Disney’s distribution chief Dave Hollis told the industry news outlet Variety the film would benefit from being the only family release until Pixar’s Inside Out hits theaters June 19.

“It’s going to take more time for word-of-mouth to build,” he told the site.

Two weeks later, things haven’t improved. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Tomorrowland Trailer #2

Disney’s Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22, 2015

 


Golden Globes: Paris Gets Standing Ovation

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“To our brothers and sisters in France: Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight,” Leto said. “Je Suis Charlie.”

The Golden Globes crowd rose to its feet in solidarity with Paris.

“We stand united with anyone who would suppress free speech, from North Korea to Paris,” said Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma, eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd.

Later, Jared Leto had a message for Paris as he presented the honor for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

“To our brothers and sisters in France: Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight,” Leto said. “Je Suis Charlie.” (I am Charlie.)

On the red carpet, stars including Helen MirrenGeorge Clooney and his wife, Amal, wore “Je Suis Charlie” pins in solidarity for those who were killed in attacks in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »


Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Frozen’ Tops in Sound Mixing

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