‘Awkward Moment’ battles ‘Ride Along.’ Henry Waxman retiring.

February 1, 2014 - box office

The Skinny: we have not motionless who to base for in Sunday’s Super Bowl. It will literally be a diversion day decision. Send me who we consider we should hearten on. Friday’s roundup includes a weekend box bureau preview as good as stories on Rep. Henry Waxman’s retirement, a arriving Writers Guild agreement talks and a discuss over a Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences preference to frame a strain of a Oscar nomination.

Daily Dose: Do we trust in reliving miracles? If so, you’ll wish to get to a Paley Center in New York and Beverly Hills to check out a new Olympics exhibit, that facilities coverage of a Games from 1960 to 2012. The package facilities some-more than 1,300 hours of coverage as it was seen on radio here, including in many cases a strange commercials. That alone competence make it worthwhile.

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A non-awkward moment. Box bureau forecasts have a regretful (or is it misogynistic?) comedy “That Awkward Moment” finishing initial during Super Bowl weekend. Starring Zac Efron, “That Awkward Moment” is projected to take in $12 million. we now know my observation habits are totally out of sync with immature America as we have not seen one TV ad for this film. Also opening is a adult play “Labor Day” from executive Jason Reitman, that is not expected to moment $10 million. I’ve seen ads for that movie. we might be wrong, though we envision “Ride Along” will conduct to stay on top. Weekend previews from a Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.

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Wrong note? Did a Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences overreact when it revoked a Oscar assignment for a song” Alone Yet Not Alone” for lobbying academy members? That seemed to be a hum around city after a academy’s rare action. More on a debate from a Los Angeles Times and Variety.

Now we can record some-more shows I’ll never watch. Time Warner Cable pronounced it will start almost upgrading a wire systems in Los Angeles and New York. Besides faster broadband, Time Warner Cable pronounced it will also offer improved DVRs that can record 6 channels during once. The moves come as Time Warner endured another entertain of video subscriber waste and is facing a takeover try from Charter Communications. Coverage from Reuters and Los Angeles Times.

Tough talks coming. On Monday, a Writers Guild of America will start negotiating with a Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a new contract. While a strike seems unlikely, there will be some exhilarated talks over either rates for wire programming need to be increasing and fights over, of course, health coverage and grant plans. Previews from a Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times

End of an era. Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman, who has represented a Westside of Los Angeles for 4 decades, is retiring. Waxman has been unafraid to take on large industries including tobacco and media. More on Waxman from a Los Angeles Times and Broadcasting Cable.

Inside a Los Angeles Times: Betsy Sharkey on “That Awkward Moment.” The National Football League is rising a new digital channel that fans can program.

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