Advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are “not overly robust,” reports the far-left Deadline.As of now, the concluding chapter of the nine chapter Star Wars saga launched by George Lucas all the way back in 1977, is projected to open between $175 million and $205 million, depending on which source you look at. Regardless, it was not supposed to be like this. Let’s start with the math. Two years ago, The Last Jedi opened to $220 million,. Four years ago, The Force Awakens opened to $245 million. Now, you might look at those numbers and say, Hey, even $175 million is a boffo opening and pretty close to the others. Fair enough. There is not a person working in Hollywood who would not sell their own children to white slavers in exchange for a $175 million opening weekend. All true, and we cannot forget that. But… Let’s also not forget that The Rise of Skywalker is this franchise’s Avengers: Endgame… What I mean is that it … [Read more...] about Nolte: Advance Ticket Sales Not ‘Overly Robust’ for ‘Rise of Skywalker’
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Play video content EXCLUSIVE TMZSports.com Logan Paul says his beef with KSI is 100% real -- telling TMZ Sports he "hates" the YouTube star, and says he's calling his shot in their upcoming boxing match. Logan and KSI came face-to-face during a heated news conference this past weekend -- things got physical ... and Logan is adamant the hatred ain't just to sell tickets. "It's real beef," Paul told us on the way out of Catch in West Hollywood ... "I hate the kid." The two will fight for real in August when they square off in Manchester -- but, for now, it's gonna be a LOT of trash talk. "I'm fighting a sack of potatoes. KSI, you suck." Paul says the fight isn't just a big moment for YouTube stars who want to show they're bigger than social media -- it could also be a HUGE moment for the sport of boxing. Play video content … [Read more...] about Logan Paul Predicts 3rd Round KO, ‘I Hate’ KSI
Back in 2007, Tim Burton made a splashy homecoming. The director had spent the early part of his career working on short films for Disney and animating on now-forgotten projects like The Fox and the Hound; now he was returning to the studio to develop a pair of ambitious remakes, one of his short film Frankenweenie and the other a live-action remake of the animated Alice in Wonderland. The reason that Disney had been so keen to lure the director back had mostly to do with product. In the years since Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 1993, the demand for its merchandise had only increased; a movie that was initially seen as a commercial disappointment was generating millions of dollars a year. If the same logic held, Burton would be able to turn these older properties into something fresh, fun, and highly sellable. It worked. Alice in Wonderland, eventually released in spring 2010, wound up making more than $1 billion worldwide. Its success proved to Disney … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Remake Kingdom
'All I knew was that if I did not beg, I won't get food to eat.'Jayavel was rescued from begging and through his hard work and determination has now won a scholarship to complete his engineering in Italy, for which he is looking for funding. Jayavel's story is the stuff of movie scripts. Just that his reality is more hard hitting than fiction, discovers Rediff.com's Divya Nair. Jayavel, the fourth among five children (he has three elder sisters and one younger brother) was not born poor. His father was a farmer and the family lived in Nellore. When the crop failed because of bad weather, the family lost all its earnings and was forced to relocate to a slum near Kilpauk in Chennai. Since the father died early, the mother and children were forced to beg so that they could survive. "When I was young, I was unaware of life, education or what my future will be. All I knew was that if I did not beg, I won't get food to eat. "There were about fifty families in my area who felt the same way. … [Read more...] about He begged once. Now this engineer needs your help!
No one did more to alter the consciousness of the generation that came of age in the 1960s than Augustus Owsley Stanley (who passed away March 13, 2011). Long before the Summer of Love drew thousands of hippies to Haight-Ashbury, Owsley was already an authentic underground folk hero, revered throughout the counterculture for making the purest form of LSD ever to hit the street. Yet today, at seventy-two, he is all but forgotten. Almost forty years to the day after he blew minds at the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967, with a brand-new batch of “Monterey Purple,” Owsley is checking out of a motel in nearby Carmel. Three years ago, he underwent extensive radiation for throat cancer, losing thirty pounds in the process. He is moving so slowly that someone from the front desk comes to the room to ask if he ever intends to leave. Ignoring the inquiry, Owsley roots through his bags for a large state-of-the-art conical burr grinder and a white funnel-shaped device … [Read more...] about Owsley Stanley: The King of LSD