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Should You Race Back to Theaters When It’s Safe? Pretty Much Pop: Culture Podcast (#77) on the Big Screen Experience The pandemic has kept us out of the movie theaters, forcing new streaming practices so that films can be released at all, but as these restrictions end in 2021, do we want things to go back just to the way they were? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt reviewed many articles where filmmakers fretted about the future of cinema. Even before the pandemic, concerns about ...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Podcasts, Film, College, Netflix, Warner Bros, Brooks Barnes, Facebook Twitter, Brent Lang, Christopher Rosen, Jordan Crucchiola, Michael Shamberg, Kyle Buchanan, Matt Goldberg, Eric Kohn

Reports of Michael Keaton Leading the DCEU Debunked… For Now

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Reports of Michael Keaton leading the DCEU debunked… for now A lot of confusion was created yesterday when New York Times writer Brooks Barnes clarified a point in a recent profile of DC Films president Walter Hamada where the DC exec stated there will be “two different film sagas involving Batman,” seemingly confirming on Twitter that the second, non-Robert Pattinson one would be led by Keaton. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone =...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, United Kingdom, New York Times, Robert Pattinson, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Cw, Michael Keaton, Brooks Barnes, Ezra Miller, Keaton, Barnes, Fisher, Delia

REPORT: Michael Keaton Will Be the DCEU’s Main Batman

BEGIN SLIDESHOW REPORT: Michael Keaton Will Be the DCEU’s Main Batman With production set to finally begin on Warner Bros.’ standalone Flash movie in just a few short months, a new development may see Michael Keaton’s version of the Dark Knight beyond a one-shot appearance in the Andy Muschietti-directed film. According to New York Times writer Brooks Barnes, who recently did a profile of DC Films president Walter Hamada, a quote from the WB exec actually indicates that moving forward K...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, United Kingdom, New York Times, Robert Pattinson, Justice League, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Cw, Michael Keaton, Brooks Barnes, Ezra Miller, Keaton, Barnes, Fisher

Mulan Re-Disneyfied: A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast (#62) Discussion with Actor Michael Tow Is the new Mulan the equivalent for Asian-Americans what Black Panther was for African-Americans? The largest entertainment machine we have featured an all-Asian cast telling a traditional Chinese story aimed at the widest possible audience. Did it work? Actor Michael Tow joins your hosts Erica Spyres, Mark Linsenmayer, and Brian Hirt to discuss the development, aesthetics, and political c...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Film, College, China, Disney, Mulan, Brooks Barnes, Michael, Facebook Twitter, Time Review, Rebecca Ford, Amy Qin, Pretty Much Pop, Brian Hirt, Erica Spyres Mark Linsenmayer

Disney’s ‘astounding number,’ WaPo’s Zip Code-specific take on hospital readiness and more: Datacenter Weekly

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. Unemployment data in context A stark headline from CNBC sums up today’s unemployment news: “U.S. weekly jobless claims jump by 6.6 million and we’ve now lost 10% of workforce in three weeks.” Investors seem to regard such grim stats as the new normal: “Wall Street shrugs off jobless claims,” per CNN Business. Mean...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington Post, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, New York Times, Hulu, Brooks Barnes, Cnbc, Cnet, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Brad, Barnes, WaPo

Disneyland and Walt Disney World Will Remain Closed “Until Further Notice” [Updated]

Update 2: Disney has announced that their theme parks “will remain closed until further notice.” You can read the full statement below: While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVD-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority. As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain c...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, United States, New York Times, Theme Parks, Jfk, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Brooks Barnes, Universal Studios, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom, Southern California

Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Walt Disney World to Temporarily Close Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Update: Hours after Disneyland announced its closures due to the coronavirus, Disney has announced (via WDWMagic) that Disneyland Paris and Florida’s Walt Disney World theme park are closing their doors from March 15 until April 1, 2020. In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, th...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, United States, New York Times, Theme Parks, Jfk, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Brooks Barnes, Universal Studios, Disneyland Paris, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Northridge

Disneyland to Close Due to Coronavirus, Marking the Park’s Fourth Major Closure in History

For just the fourth time in history, Disneyland will fully suspend its operations. The closures, which also apply to the neighboring Disney California Adventure park, will begin the morning of March 14 and last for the rest of the month, due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. But it seems as if Knott’s Berry Farm is staying open for business…at least for now. Earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom suggested that all gatherings of more than 250 people should be postponed or canceled...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, United States, New York Times, Theme Parks, Jfk, Disneyland, Brooks Barnes, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Northridge, Variety, Knott

Disneyland closing due to coronavirus

Disneyland Park and California Adventures in Anaheim, California today said it will close on March 14 through at least the end of the month due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is only the fourth time in Disneyland's history that park operations have been fully suspended. No word on Walt Disney World in Florida yet. The three previous times Disneyland Park closed were on 9/11, after the Northridge earthquake, and on a national day of mourning following the assassination of U.S. president Joh...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, California, Disney, US news, Public Health, Outbreak, Jfk, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Brooks Barnes, Northridge, Anaheim California, Disneyland Park, Pandemic

So Many Good, And Successful, Movies By And About Women This Year — Why Are They Getting So Few Award Nominations?

Films such as Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Melina Matsoukas’s Queen & Slim, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, and Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers have been nearly shut out of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. Reporters Nicole Sperling and Brooks Barnes look into the reasons. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Greta Gerwig, Brooks Barnes, Golden Globe, Melina Matsoukas, Lorene Scafaria, Booksmart, 12.12.19, Slim Lulu Wang, Nicole Sperling

Will the Oscars and Emmys Merge in the Streaming Era?

“[Hollywood has] welcomed change with about the same relish the dinosaurs welcomed the Ice Age.” Stephen Galloway The Hollywood Reporter “I get asked all the time, ‘Where does this stop? When does it stop?’ The truth is that it is only getting started.” Brett Sappington (on the growing number of streaming services) A senior Parks […]
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Filmmaking, New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Film History, Brooks Barnes, Oscar Awards, Emmy Award, Brett Sappington, Stephen Galloway

How Many People Will Get to Experience Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Each Day?

I think it’s safe to say that Disney is worried about how many people are going to show up to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disneyland in Summer 2019. The problem here isn’t too few visitors – it’s too many visitors. How many people will be able to experience Galaxy’s Edge each day? How long will the lines be? What is the ride capacity? We don’t know the answers to all of these questions, but the first information is coming in and giving us an idea of what to expect. ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Features, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, Brooks Barnes, Caribbean, Universal Studios, Orlando Florida, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Parks, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar

“Ann Hopkins, Who Struck an Early Blow to the Glass Ceiling, Dies at 74”

“Ann Hopkins, Who Struck an Early Blow to the Glass Ceiling, Dies at 74”: This obituary, written by Brooks Barnes, appears in today’s edition of The New York Times.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Brooks Barnes, Ann Hopkins

Tech We’re Using: In Hollywood, Cutting the Cord and Other Disruptions

Brooks Barnes, who covers Hollywood for The New York Times, discussed how the tsunami of technology has forced the entertainment industry to change.
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Social Media, New York Times, Walt Disney Company, Sexual Harassment, Brooks Barnes, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Web-Original Programming, Hollywood (Calif

Weinstein Co. to file for bankruptcy after deal talks collapse

By BROOKS BARNES The New York Times LOS ANGELES — The Weinstein Co. said in a statement late Sunday that it would file for bankruptcy after the collapse of sale talks with an investor group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, who ran the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama. TX Body: “While we recognize that this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for our employees, our creditors and any victims, the board has no choice,” the statement said. The beleaguered film and television s...
Tags: Business, New York, Crime, News, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Harvey Weinstein, Brooks Barnes, Small Business Administration, Ron Burkle, Eric T Schneiderman, Weinstein Co, Bob Weinstein, Maria Contreras Sweet, Contreras Sweet

Sale Of 21st Century Fox To Disney Includes Fox Regional Networks

Don’t look now, but with Disney buying all of the Fox Sports Regional Networks, ESPN is back in the hockey business. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 14, 2017 from Brooks Barnes of the New York Times, The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion.   continued
Tags: Disney, Sport, Espn, Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox, Brooks Barnes, Don, John Shannon, New York Times The Walt Disney Company

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes: Hollywood Blames Review Website For Its Rotten Summer

Rotten Tomatoes has become the enemy for many studio bosses, writes Brooks Barnes: "Over lunch last month, the chief executive of a major movie company looked me in the eye and declared flatly that his mission was to destroy the review-aggregation site." The site's editors claim they love movies and movie fans and just want […]
Tags: Art, Media, Brooks Barnes, 09.07.17, Hollywood Blames Review

The Live-Action 'Beauty And The Beast' - Inside Disney's $300 Million Gamble

"Why did Disney decide that modernizing [the beloved animated film] was a risk worth taking? ... Some people see a cynical money grab, a way to keep those theme park turnstiles clicking and little girls begging their parents for princess gowns. But the answer is actually a lot more complex." Brooks Barnes investigates.
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Brooks Barnes, 03.08.17

Still Showing Her Sexy Sadie Side, Dana Fuchs Sets the Stage to Rise and Shine

Whatever happened to Sexy Sadie? Embodied by Dana Fuchs, she's alive and well and ready to knock your socks off -- if you let her. "I would love people to know that I'm first and foremost a songwriter, a singer, and it's very much like that Sadie character," Fuchs said from her Harlem department near the end of an hourlong phone conversation in late January while expecting some terrible weather to hit New York City. "But of course, it's my own music," she added, a bad cold making her deep voic...
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---The Godfather Explained: Cinematography of Shadows---"Here’s how it ought to go: critics should work in the service of art, and so should editors, while also working in their writers’ best interests. This chain of relationships was never, ever the norm, but today it’s regularly perverted. Editors assign (and hacks pitch) from a script written by quantifiable User Interest or studio marketing—take a look at the e-mails between CEO Michael Lynton and New York Times reporter Brooks Barnes revea...
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How Sony Gets Its Way With the New York Times

The unprecedented internal leak out of Sony has already showed us how cozy reporters can be with the industry they cover. But new hacked emails from Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, released today and obtained by Gawker, show the company has the power to kill a story altogether.Read more...
Tags: Journalismism, New York Times, Sony, Michael Lynton, Gawker, Sony Hack, Sony Leak, Brooks Barnes, Sony Entertainment

Participants describe what it was like onstage during the Best Picture mistake

Jordan Horowitz knew something was wrong the moment he saw people in headsets scurrying across the Oscars stage. [Author: CARA BUCKLEY and BROOKS BARNES]
Tags: Brooks Barnes, Cara Buckley, Jordan Horowitz, CARA BUCKLEY and BROOKS BARNES

President Trump, the animatronic version, comes to Disney World

The Florida theme park unveiled an audio-animatronic robot in his life-size likeness as part of its famed Hall of Presidents exhibit. [Author: Brooks Barnes]
Tags: Florida, Brooks Barnes, Trump, Disney World