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Why Are So Many TV Stars Struggling To Turn Into Movie Stars?
Many TV watchers claimed the last decade plus of television was a golden age of programming, but it may have been a golden age of characters and their must-watch transformative arcs. Actors like Cranston, or the late James Gandolfini, never became transcendent out of their signature roles.
Weekend Box Office: Godzilla Leaves Monster Number One Foot Print
Godzilla made a monster-sized return to the big screen this weekend, banking over $93 million for a number one opening. That start dwarfs the last major Godzilla flick, Roland Emmerich's version which opened at $37 million back in 1998. Even taking into consideration ticket price hikes and 3D sales, it's a step up for the long running giant radioactive beast franchise. It's almost as much as the $101 million that Guillermo del Toro's monster sci-fi action offering Pacific Rim earned during its entire domestic run.
Crisis, Confidence And Baseball: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm
As part of the Los Angeles leg of the Million Dollar Arm press tour, I recently had the chance to sit down with Jon Hamm on-camera and talk about his role in the based-on-a-true story baseball drama.
This Rotten Week: Predicting Godzilla And Million Dollar Arm Reviews
Sneaking in one last Happy Mother’s day to all those moms out there, in particular Mrs. Rotten Week, who keeps the parenting on lock down around here. She has to because I’m mostly just thinking about movies all the time. My brain can only do so many things at once. She really picks up the slack, which is great. Love you baby! This week we’ve got Godzilla and one expensive arm.
Disney Exec Claims Million Dollar Arm Is Studio's Highest-Testing Film In Years
Disney’s three-hour presentation was robust, centering on talk of Guardians Of The Galaxy, Maleficent, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Star Wars Episode VII, Cinderella, Big Hero 6 and Pixar’s Inside Out. But a full screening of the Craig Gillespie-directed, Tom McCarthy-penned film was the clear standout amongst attendees.
10 Movies That Will Contend For Best Picture Next Year
There's a barrage of high-profile projects coming out in the next 10 months that can qualify for the Academy Awards, but which 10 features do we feel are fighting fit for Oscar?
Jon Hamm Winds Up In Poster And Trailer For Million Dollar Arm
Disney is actually trying to sell this summer sports film release by putting Jon Hamm in a button-down shirt on the art, looking at his cell phone. His damned cell phone!
Alan Arkin Joins Jon Hamm For Baseball Drama Million Dollar Arm
Over the years, reality TV has become an arena where dreams can come true, if your dreams mostly involve fame whatever the costs. But for two Indian cricket players, reality TV proved the unlikely path to a career in Major League Baseball. This is the incredible true story being tackled in the soon-to-shoot drama Million Dollar Arm.
Lars And The Real Girl Director May Helm Baseball Drama Million Dollar Arm, Starring Jon Hamm
He may not be directing the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but filmmaker Craig Gillespie has kept busy since releasing his Fright Night remake last summer.
Jon Hamm Joins Tom McCarthy's Million Dollar Arm
One of the luxuries of being on a cable show instead of a network show is that, while there is a smaller viewership, there are about half as many episodes produced,, leaving the actors many opportunities to pursue other projects. Jon Hamm has taken advantage of this a lot and often. When he's not filming episodes of Mad Men he is off making great films like The Town and Bridesmaids and guest starring on television shows like Children's Hospital...
Tom McCarthy Writing Script For Disney About Indian Baseball Pitcher Reality Show
Quite honestly, it sounds like a story that could go terribly wrong in the hands of some directors, ignoring all the cultural difficulties