Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Big News From Disney/Pixar

Circle Tuesday, Nov. 1, on your calendar. That's a big release date for some favorite Disney/Pixar releases on DVD/Blu-ray

In addition to "Cars 2" making its debut on DVD/Blu-ray, "Toy Story 3D," "Toy Story 2 3D" and "Toy Story 3 3D" will hit stores.

Start your Christmas shipping early with these family favorites.

Top Haunted Attractions in U.S. Are Both in Pennsylvania



Just in time for Halloween, Hauntdworld.com has released its 2011 list of the Top 13 Best Haunted Attractions in the United States.

And topping the list? A pair of haunted attractions in suburban Philadelphia: The Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum, both operated by the same company.

Here's what Hauntdworld.com has to say about the best haunts in the U.S.:
1. Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride and Pennhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction in Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania: The Bates Motel Haunted House & Hayride is a unique haunted attraction for several reasons: The Haunted Hayride is located deep in a 200-year-old forest full of overgrown trees creating the ultimate dark trail even during a full moon. This puts customers on edge even before ever entering the first hayride scene. Combined with a digital custom soundtrack, pyrotechnics and continuous scares throughout the ride, this hayride attraction is sure to create the ultimate haunting experience of your life! To read a more detailed article about this attraction, visit their website at www.TheBatesMotel.com. Additionally, The Pennhurst Asylum is one of the scariest haunted attraction sites in the world, mostly due to the setting of this haunt. It's located in a 100-year-old, abandoned mental institute. The building itself will instill real fear and true horror in anyone. The Asylum has been investigated by professional ghost hunters and featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters several times. This attraction is truly haunted. To read a more detailed article about this real haunted house visit their website at www.PennhurstAsylum.com. Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum are owned and operated by the same company and are within a short drive of each other. These have to be number one on our list for locations to get scared this Halloween.
To review all 13 haunted attractions, visit Hauntworld.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Greater Reading Film Festival, Nov. 3-6

The Greater Reading Film Festival returns to Reading, Pa., on Nov. 3-6, 2011.

For more information on the films and other events, visit the Berks Arts Council website.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Oscar-studded film highlights divide between Dems, GOP

George Clooney's latest film, "The Ides of March," bombed at the box-office, just like every other left-leaning political film released by Hollywood. Columnist Drew Zahn offers some analysis on why liberals in Hollywood can't related to mainstream Americans.

Oscar-studded film highlights divide between Dems, GOP

'Margin Call' Trailer

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

100 Best Movie Lines in 200 Seconds

'Mighty Macs' follows same underdog path as team

A movie filmed in Chester County opens in theaters on Friday.

'Mighty Macs' movie follows same underdog path as team - dailylocal.com

Dracula and Frankenstein: Forgotten Monsters in the Age of 'Twilight'?

Dracula and Frankenstein: Forgotten Monsters in the Age of 'Twilight'?

Why Prequels Are The New Sequels

Why Prequels Are The New Sequels - CinemaBlend.com

Media Won't Punish Sarandon for 'Nazi' Comments, Audiences Will

Media Won't Punish Sarandon for 'Nazi' Comments, Audiences Will

Director Promises Not to Amp Up Eco-Messages for 'Avatar' Sequels

James Cameron Promises Not to Amp Up Eco-Messages for 'Avatar' Sequels

Sunday, October 16, 2011

'The Walking Dead: Season 2' - Official Trailer



Season 2 premieres tonight at 9 p.m.

'Real Steel' tops weekend box office again

Another $16.3 million for "Real Steel" this weekend, just enough to keep it No. 1. Second place goes to the remake of "Footloose" at $16.1 million. Rounding out the top three spots is another remake, "The Thing" which took in $8.7 million

Rentrak Announces Official Box Office Numbers for Weekend of October 14, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another left-leaning political film flops at the box office

Interesting theory by the Los Angeles Times why the left-leaning "Ides of March" bombed at the box office on its opening weekend despite the star power of ultra-leftist George Clooney.

"March" finished a distant second to "Real Steel" with a disappointing $10.4 million at the weekend box office.

Here's my take: The audience for liberal subject matter is just too small to support these films.

L.A. Times: Political Films Flop Because They're Not Partisan Enough

'The Mighty Macs' Trailer



'The Mighty Macs' is based on the true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women's basketball.

'The Debt' on DVD Dec. 6

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: 'The Debt'

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Arthur C. Nielsen Jr., TV ratings guru, dead at 92

The man responsible for the cancellation of thousands of television shows, has finally checked out.

Arthur C. Nielsen Jr., head of TV ratings firm, dies at 92 - Obituaries - MiamiHerald.com

D'oh! Salary dispute could end 'The Simpsons'

Say it ain't so, Homer.

After 20 years on the air, the show that made the Fox Network may be coming to an end?

The show could become a victim of declining ratings and greedy voice actors.

From The Los Angeles Times:
This season, "The Simpsons" has averaged 7.1 million viewers. That is a drop of nearly 19% from five years ago, when the show averaged 8.7 million viewers. In the coveted category of viewers ages 18 to 49, ratings for "The Simpsons" have fallen 17%.

Most shows experience ratings declines as they age. The conundrum is that production costs rise at the same time because producers and actors typically get big raises the longer a program stays on the air.
Read the full story at the link below:

Salary dispute could end 'The Simpsons'

'The Playboy Club' Canceled - Morality in Media's Efforts Victorious

'The Playboy Club' Canceled - Morality in Media's Efforts Victorious

Are Disney's 3D Re-Releases Helping People Change Their Minds About 3D?

The reason Disney's re-release of 'The Lion King' in 3D did so well at the box office ($80 million so far) is because it was such a great story to begin with. The 3D enhanced the film for a newer audience, but you started with a great film.

Are Disney's 3D Re-Releases Helping People Change Their Minds About 3D? - CinemaBlend.com

Top Ten Movies-On-Demand Titles Week Ending September 25, 2011

Rentrak Announces Top Ten Movies-On-Demand Titles Week Ending September 25, 2011

'The Lion King' Blu-ray Review

'The Lion King' Blu-ray Review: Perfect Film Beautifully Presented

Spike TV's 'SCREAM Awards 2011' Bids Farewell to the 'Harry Potter' Franchise

Spike TV's 'SCREAM Awards 2011' Bids Farewell to the 'Harry Potter' Franchise With Special Tribute