Hollywood Will Go Through A Meltdown, Claim Spielberg And Lucas

Bring on a Hollywood-style disaster for the blockbuster film

He said, “This close – ask HBO – this close.” Steven Spielberg predicted that if this implosion did happen then movies could possibly adopt a Broadway style of payment where “You’re gonna have to pay $25 for the next ‘Iron Man’, you’re probably only going to have to pay $7 to see ‘Lincoln’.” George Lucas also added that if this does happen, then bigger movies would play in theaters for longer while smaller movies could shift to television which he also called “more adventurous”. How genuine are Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ comments though? They were instrumental in starting the trend of summer blockbusters back in the day with Star Wars, Jaws and Indiana Jones. Is it just karma hitting back? And would this trend impact India too? That does not look probable.
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Hollywood A-listers ‘demand zero’ nukes in new video

“I demand zero,” said each star, including Oscar winners Douglas, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Christoph Waltz and Robert De Niro. The video script consists of lines straight from Obama’s landmark speech in the Czech Republic capital of Prague on April 5, 2009. “Today, I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security,” Obama is heard saying — with Douglas and Naomi Watts both completing his sentence — “of a world without nuclear weapons.” CNN Poll: Obama approval falls amid controversies Michael Douglas and other Hollywood celebrities, in a video from the website globalzero.org, recite lines from President Barack Obama’s 2009 speech in Prague. The celebrities — also including Martin Sheen, Danny DeVito, Alec Baldwin, John Cusack and Zoe Kravitz — tag-team to deliver Obama’s words: “This matters to people everywhere… Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked… Such fatalism is a deadly adversary…
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Superman franchise’s latest action film ‘Man of Steel’, directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Warner Bros Pictures and Christopher Nolan, and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, has taken an impressive start at the domestic box office.

Is the bubble about to burst? Lucas and Spielberg seem to think so. Others hope so.
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