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Entertainment Buzz: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Major movies opening this weekend Debuting on the big screen this weekend, the comedy sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” the animal documentary ” Monkey Kingdom,” and the low-budget, R-rated, horror flick, “Unfriended .” “Mall Cop 2” and “Unfriended” will probably do well this weekend.  Nevertheless,  neither is expected to match the draw of the juggernaut, “Furious 7,” which will most likely hold onto to first place at the box office for a third consecutive week. More here. Emmy-winning local filmmaker’s two documentaries to air on PBS... Read More →

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Tony Awards 2013:”Kinky Boots” and high TV ratings

  The Internet is buzzing about  the 67th Annual Tony Awards kicking butt in the ratings last night. The celebration of Broadway’s best drew 7.24 million viewers, up 20 percent over last year. “Kinky Boots,” the musical filled with drag queens and big dreams, danced away with the largest haul — six Tonys — including best score for 1980’s rocker, Cyndi Lauper, her first. What’s next, “Kinky Boots” on the big screen? Also, acclaimed actress, Cicely Tyson, picked up her first Tony... Read More →

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“Megamind 3D” big but not great at Box Office

The DreamWorks animation,”Megamind 3D,” debuted at the top of the weekend Box Office, with $46 million — but that was below expectation. The film had been expected to exceed the $50 million mark.  Nevertheless, the debut was good enough to earn “Megamind 3D” the title of the number one film in the country. The family-friendly feature  is about supervillians and superheroes battling for supremacy on Earth. Will Ferrell stars along with Brad Pitt and Tiny Fey. Another flick, the buddy-comedy, “Due Date ,” came in second with $32.6... Read More →

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