After the coffee. Before seeing how many watched the
The Skinny: Man that was one ugly game. I'm going to guess that this year's audience will be smaller than last year's, which was just over 108 million people. How about that episode of Ford Fusion that followed the Super Bowl? That's a crack at
Daily Dose: It was a tough night for
Still cruising. You may recall last Friday that the box office projectionists quoted in the stories I linked to thought "That Awkward Moment" would finish first. You may also recall that I said that "Ride Along" would stay in first place. Guess who was right? Me! "Ride Along" took in $12.3 million, more than enough to stay on top. Coming in second was "Frozen" with $9.3 million while "That Awkward Moment" had an awkward $9 million and finished in third. Box office recaps from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
What was your favorite ad? With the Super Bowl pretty much over at halftime, it was up to the commercials to entertain us. Did they do the job? Not in my opinion and I'm still in the crucial demographic for a little while longer. I guess the Radio Shack ad was cute but I'm a little tired of '80s nostalgia. Here are Super Bowl ad critiques from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Ad Age. Also, the Los Angeles Times looks at how that Budweiser puppy ad came together.
A new night.
Start your engines. Cable mogul
R.I.P. Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday in a West Village apartment and all signs point to a drug overdose. His memorable movies are too many to mention here but my short list would include "Boogie Nights," "Capote,"
Inside the Los Angeles Times:
on that Super Bowl
of the Bruno Mars/Red Hot Chili Peppers halftime show.
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