Posts Tagged ‘news’

Sony Raises Profit Forecast Again, Say Reports

April 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Japanese electronics giant is poised to report its highest operating profits since 2008.

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‘Key and Peele’ Star Acts as Obama’s ‘Anger Translator’ at Correspondents Dinner (VIDEO)

April 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

President Barack Obama had some help translating his ‘anger’ at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner from the likes of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” star Keegan-Michael Key. Watch the funny video above

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Sony Increases 2014 Results Forecast  

April 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony has revised its consolidated forecast, with higher sales and lower losses than previously anticipated.

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Comedian Rob Corddry Says Working at The Daily Show Sucked the Fun Out of News

April 21, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Age 44 Claim to fame Creator and star of the Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital (Fridays at midnight); star of the upcoming HBO show Ballers (premieres June 21 at 10 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @robcorddry What kind of TV do you watch? To be honest with you, I don't consume a lot. I haven't watched live news in eight years, ever since The Daily Show. I will read Digg on the toilet while I'm doing my morning constitutional. I'll flip through The New York Times over breakfast. Mostly I just let headlines wash over me. People think they're consuming information, but I really think it's mostly just mind-numbing. Did working at The Daily Show [as a correspondent from 2002 to 2006] just suck all the enjoyment out of the news? It absolutely does. Your job is not to make fun of the news so much as it is to make fun of the ways in which the news is delivered. And 24-hour news stations in general created an epidemic where news is created, rather than reported. Deflate-gate, or whatever they were calling it, was non-news that overpowered anything even remotely important. Bias aside, it became more disgusting the longer it was around. That's just pervasive. How specifically do you think that constant grind hurts the news? As far as I know, good, proper analysis of an event cannot happen within minutes. Breaking news is not what they think it means. Twitter has become a popular place for both newsgathering and for comedians to try to workshop jokes. Is that appealing to you?

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‘Groundhog Day’ Musical to Bow in Matthew Warchus’ First Season at London’s Old Vic

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The musical version of “Groundhog Day” as well as starring stage turns for Ralph Fiennes (in Henrik Ibsen’s “Master Builder”) and Timothy Spall (in Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker”) are among the shows on tap for artistic director Matthew Warchus’s inaugural season at the Old Vic in London. The programming selection of the Tony-winning director (“God... Read more

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Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Unveils 2015 Lineup (FULL LIST)

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New works by Jaco Van Dormael, Takashi Miike, Jeremy Saulnier and Sarunas Bartas will be presented along with the international premieres of Sundance entries “Dope” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” in the 47th annual Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival. As announced by artistic director Edouard Waintrop, the Fortnight will unspool 19... Read more

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Kicks Off CinemaCon With Big Laughs, More ‘Cups’

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Pitch Perfect 2″ got CinemaCon rolling on a high note as the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit received an enthusiastic reception at the exhibition industry confab. Director, co-star and producer Elizabeth Banks promised the crowd of theater owners more of what they loved about the first film, and “Pitch Perfect 2″ didn’t deviate much... Read more

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‘Full House’ Reunion on Netflix Is Officially Happening

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s official –“Full House” is returning to television for a 13-episode sequel on Netflix in 2016, the streaming service confirmed. John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the popular family sitcom, broke the news Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Called “Fuller House,” the revival series will focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, who... Read more

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Christopher Nolan Says His Filmmaking Process a ‘Combination of Intuition and Geometry’

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Christopher Nolan described his filmmaking process as “some combination of intuition and geometry” in one of the Tribeca Talks series of public conversations at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. “I don’t write a story outline,” he told a packed house of festivalgoers during the discussion with fellow director Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher,” “Moneyball”). “Usually my answer... Read more

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‘Mad Men’ Director on Don’s Future, Joan’s Romance and Glen’s Return (SPOILERS)

April 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’ve watched “The Forecast” episode of “Mad Men.”  Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men,” titled “The Forecast,” saw the characters contemplating the future, for better and for worse. The episode’s director, Jennifer Getzinger, talked to Variety about the roller-coaster ride that entailed for Don Draper, who perhaps didn’t like what... Read more

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