‘The Five’: 1.946 million viewers
Stewart: 1.896 million
Colbert: 1.338 million
“James Bond may be known as a suave ladies’ man with a license to kill, but the latest 007 movie ‘Skyfall’ delves into the character’s troubled psyche,” Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes said.
Mendes said he went back to the original novels written by author Ian Fleming to look at a more complex time in the British secret agent’s history, including his depression at being a killer, Sky News reported Monday.
“What Fleming created was a very conflicted character,” he told reporters in Istanbul, where the movie is currently shooting.
“Lionsgate, the cast, and filmmakers are all thrilled to have Francis Lawrence come on board as director of Catching Fire. Suzanne’s brilliant book is the intense story of the birth of the rebellion and Katniss’ emotionally charged journey as she takes on the mantle of the Mockingjay, and we all think Francis is the perfect director to bring the story to life,” said Erik Feig, Lionsgate’s President Of Production.
“Modern Family” — the show known for the gay marriage of Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett and, more recently, the foul-mouth tirade of child character Lily — received the Television Award at the 2012 CIMA Awards, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday.
“This remains far and away the best prime-time sitcom: crisp and farcical, but very kind,” CIMA notes on its web site. “This fast-paced mockumentary perfectly captures the experience of parenthood.”
Dauman pointed out that Netflix is in fewer than a quarter of U.S. households, and time spent on Nickelodeon content on Netflix is about 2 percent of the time spent on the Nickelodeon TV channel. The CEO said that this viewing “of course” is not “completely cannibalistic,” has promotional value and serves audiences on new platforms. And he highlighted that Nickelodeon only has “some library content” on the streaming service.
The producers are developing a feature (untitled for the moment) about Pickford’s life with a script from Josh Fagin. DeLia will direct. An early 2013 production start is being eyed. Silent star Pickford was known as “America’s Sweetheart” and was one of the 36 co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
NEW TO HOME VIDEO
THE RIVER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the director of “Paranormal Activity” Oren Peli, a truly harrowing and hair-raising series comes to DVD on May 22, 2012. “The River: The Complete First Season” tells the tale of famed wildlife explorer and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole who went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned.
Now, six months after he vanished, a brave crew of family, old friends, and new acquaintances embarks on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him in the deepest and darkest depths of South America. The DVD is filled with exclusive bonus features, including deleted scenes that draw audiences further into this heart-pounding adventure.
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