Jason’s DOSE for 7.12

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AD & MOVIE BIZ NEWS

Weekend Box Office

7/9-7/11

  1. Despicable Me – $56.4M (NEW)
  2. Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $31.7M ($235.4M)
  3. Predators – $24.8M (NEW)
  4. Toy Story 3 – $21.0M ($339.2M)
  5. The Last Airbender – $16.6M ($99.7M)
  6. Grown Ups – $15.8M ($110.7M)
  7. Knight & Day – $7.7M ($61.8M)
  8. The Karate Kid – $5.4M ($164.3M)
  9. The A-Team – $1.8M ($73.9M)
  10. Cyrus – $1.3M ($3.4M)

Did anyone who went to go see Despicable Me use the Best Buy Movie Mode app that translates the Minion’s dialogue at the end of the movie? I tried to, but 20 minutes into the movie the program ate up my phone’s battery and made it get really warm and I had to turn it off.

Best Buy gets exclusive rights to Anchorman Blu-ray

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/dreamworks/best-buy-gets-anchorman-blu-ray-19957

Through the end of 2010, Best Buy will be the only retailer to carry the new 2-disc Mahogany Edition Blu-ray of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. According to Best Buy’s website, the flick will be released 8/31 and will go for $24.99. Am I alone in thinking this movie sucks?

Will movie sing-a-longs and other stuff of the sort bring the youngsters to the movies?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/business/media/12movies.html?_r=1&ref=media

As usual, the folks over at the New York Times have posted a pretty excellent article that takes a step back and looks at the bigger movie biz picture. This story is about the Grease Sing-A-Long and other participatory movie stunts of its type (like back to back to back Twilight screenings encouraging girls to express their allegiance for Team Edward or Team Jacob with costumes and spazzy behavior during the movie). When you hit up a theatre showing Grease, an extra layer of graphics are placed on top of the movie you’re used to, showing lyrics and little cartoons to coincide with the music. The New York Times asserts that programming of this type is an attempt to bring the A.D.D. youth of America into a movie theatre. Why would said hyper-active 15 year old want to sit silently in a dark movie theatre and watch a movie when they could watch a movie on their giant TV at home, while texting, Facebooking, Twittering, and doing cartwheels? Studio folk think that by adding another layer of activity to the generally passive movie viewing experience, kids will dig it. The dilemma of creating all these participatory events is that you run the risk of looking like you’re forcing it… and being manipulated just doesn’t fly with the kiddies.

TV UPDATES

Important lead lady bails from CSI:NY

http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/shocker-melina-kanakaredes-leaving-csiny-will-sela-ward-replace-her/

After 6 seasons on the job as leading lady on CSI:NY, Melina Kanakaredes will be leaving the show. Word on the street is that Melina’s contract was up and she decided not to come back. According to Nikki Finke, Sela Ward is first in line to replace Melina opposite Gary Sinise on the CBS series.

Rookie Blue renewed

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i4528d6a95462e410455cbf7bb6ec831f

Only 3 weeks into airing, ABC has already greenlit freshman cop drama Rookie Blue for a second season. The series is one of many cop-related programs in recent years brought to the states via Canada.

Tosh becomes top-rated talker at Comedy Central

http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/daniel-tosh-jon-stewart-.html

Daniel Tosh and his program, Tosh.0, have surpassed long time Comedy Central late night hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as the top-rated talker on the network. While it’s important to remember that Tosh runs @ 10:30 and Stewart/Colbert have Late Night timeslots… it’s still pretty darn amazing that this guy has come out of nowhere to surpass the Comedy Central giants.

Disney picks up a movie and second season for Good Luck Charlie

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/07/12/disney-channels-newest-hit-good-luck-charlie-is-picked-up-for-second-season-plus-a-disney-channel-original-movie/20100712disney01/

Disney Channel has announced that they have picked a second season of current freshman hit, Good Luck Charlie. In addition to a sophomore season for the comedy, Disney has also greenlit a holiday-themed movie based on the series to run on its airwaves later this year. The film is being written by Geoff Rodkey, the man responsible for RV and Daddy Day Care… so expect a deeply intellectual piece of cinema.

ABC Fall Premiere Dates

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/07/08/abc-announces-fall-series-premiere-dates/20100708abc01/

Monday, 9/20
8-10P Dancing with the Stars
10-11P Castle

Tuesday, 9/21
8-10P Dancing with the Stars (special performance show night and time)
10-11P Detroit 1-8-7

Wednesday, 9/22
8-8:30P The Middle
8:30-9P Better With You (formerly titled Better Together)
9-9:30P Modern Family
9:30-10P Cougar Town
10-11P The Whole Truth

Thursday, 9/23
8-9P My Generation
9-10P Grey’s Anatomy
10-11P Private Practice

Sunday, 9/26
7-8P America’s Funniest Home Videos
8-9P Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9-10P Desperate Housewives
10-11P Brothers & Sisters

Tuesday, 9/28
8-9P No Ordinary Family
9-10P Dancing with the Stars The Results Show

PRINT UPDATES

Warner Bros teams with TV Guide for special Comic Con issue

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/07/12/warner-bros-television-group-and-tv-guide-magazine-celebrate-comic-con-2010-with-special-print-issue-devoted-solely-to-programming-from-the-studio/20100712wbt01/

Warner Bros must dump some serious money into TV Guide Magazine… so much money that publishers agreed to create a special, 88-page issue of TV Guide solely featuring WB TV properties like Big Bang Theory, Smallville, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and a bunch of DC cartoon properties. The issue will be distributed for the 5 days of Comic Con at the Warner Bros booth (they better still have the giant bags too… if you’re a real nerd, you know what I’m talking about) and will include one of 4 special covers. FYI- at the very most, the nerds will use these to get autographed by whoever’s on the cover. We get SOOOO much reading material at Comic Con…there’s no way I would read a studio-produced magazine about a bunch of TV shows I already know about. Below are 3 of the 4 special covers… for some reason, WB decided to withhold the Vampire Diaries cover from their press release.

OUTDOOR/VIRAL & COOL THINGS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

New Zealand knocks it out of the park again, this time for vampires

http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/2010/07/tv2-vampire-diaries-bloody-cooler/

If you’ve been a Dose reader for a while, you’ve probably seen many articles of this type. When it comes to non-traditional outdoor, New Zealand does a MUCH better job than the US. With the kind of things they pull off, I would imagine a lot of credit goes to very brave clients that give agencies free-reign to execute some pretty insane stuff. On the flip side, there are probably 1 or 2 major failures for every awesome execution we see hit the trades. This execution was created to promote The Vampire Diaries airing on a local TV network. Simple and cool. I love it.

MOVIE NEWS

Universal inching closer towards a Wicked movie

http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/wicked-ready-to-cast-movie-spell-authors-meet-with-filmmakers/

Universal and the producers responsible for the hit stage musical Wicked have started taking meetings with filmmakers about a film adaptation of the project. The big name directors reported to be in contention for the gig are JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy, and Rob Marshall. Rob Marshall is a VERY tired name to associate this project and will deflate a lot of the energy it deserves (look at Nine for evidence to support this point). James Mangold feels a little tired too… while he does have some interesting flicks like Identity and Girl Interrupted under his belt, his other stuff is a little too old people. JJ Abrams is a totally random choice… could go either way… but he brings such a level of passion to everything he does that I think he would nail it… I mean, the guy who created Nip/Tuck turned around and blew it out of the water with Glee… I could see Abrams doing the same thing. And finally, Ryan Murphy… he already has a solid relationship with original Wicked cast members Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth because of Glee and he’s shown that he can bring mass audiences into the generally very niche world of Broadway. So, my first choice would be Ryan Murphy with Abrams as my dark horse surprise pick. It just makes me nervous that the crap house that is Universal is holding the reins on this one.

Anton Yelchin to play Harry Osborn in new Spidey?

http://cinemablend.com/new/Is-Anton-Yelchin-Going-To-Play-Harry-Osborn-In-The-Spider-Man-Reboot-19528.html

Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett, weird accent Star Trek guy) was in the final group of young dudes being considered for the role of Peter Parker in the upcoming Spiderman reboot. He lost out on the role to Andrew Garfield, but now rumor suggests that someone at Sony liked Yelchin enough to maybe keep him around to play the role previously played by James Franco, Harry Osborn. This would be an interesting coincidence if it proves true… the same thing happened to Franco… he originally auditioned for the role of Spidey, lost it to Tobey, and then went on to be cast as Osborn. Crazy.

Wanted 2 ain’t gonna happen according to Miss Jolie

http://www.joblo.com/angelina-jolie-explains-why-wanted-2-isnt-happening

Since Universal pretty much sucks, it’s no surprise that they are trying to milk one of their infrequent hits, Wanted, for everything it’s worth. Despite the fact that Angelina Jolie’s character died in the first one, they have been scrambling to create some sort of BS storyline to either bring her back to life or take a peek into her earlier life for a sequel. Apparently, Angelina agrees with most of us and recently said that she doesn’t plan on coming back for a second one since she’s dead and isn’t really interested in it anyway. So yah… don’t be holding your breath on this one. (I’d rather see a sequel with McAvoy’s character anyway…he was way cooler than Angelina)

Joaquin Phoenix might play Hulk?

http://www.joblo.com/is-joaquin-phoenix-taking-over-for-ed-norton-as-the-hulk

Marvel and Ed Norton got in a fight, so now he’s out as The Hulk in The Avengers. Now there’s rumor that Marvel has an offer out to Joaquin Phoenix for the role. That’s just dumb. Can you imagine creepy Joaquin sitting at a Comic Con conference tale taking questions about the chemical makeup of the red Hulk’s DNA code and what Pantone color should be used to accurately translate The Avengers Hulk to the big screen?

THE NEWS YOU CARE ABOUT

by Miss Kristin Haugen

Carrie Underwood and her hockey player husband got hitched this weekend in Georgia. Now they’re off to their honeymoon in Bora Bora. Also, The Office star, John Krasinski and girlfriend for two years, Emily Blunt, tied the knot in Italy.

Mel Gibson has lost all ability to be liked by anyone. His agent dropped him last week because there’s no money to be made off him.

Heidi Klum and her baby Seal

Eric the vampire and Kate Bosworth: I love them together.

Lil Kim’s makeup in terrifying.

http://socialitelife.celebuzz.com/archive/2010/07/12/lil_kims_milkshake_brings_the_boys_to_the_yard_too.php

RANDOM GOODNESS

Clothing Sculptures

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/strange-sculptures-made-of

There’s supposed to be some deep message about materialism and blah blah blah behind these sculptures made out of discarded second-hand clothing… but I don’t really care… these are just cool.

Kristin’s Dino of the Day

Vermontasaurus

http://www.publicradio.org/columns/marketplace/business-news-briefs/2010/07/vermont_officials_battle_colos.html

A 25-foot tall, 122-foot long scrap wood sculpture of a dinosaur may get pulled down by nosey government folks if the dino’s creator, Brian Boland, can’t prove it’s safe to be around and/or doesn’t secure the necessary permits. Man… our country really sucks. Leave this guy alone.

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