EW.com reports that Fox’s Sarah Connor Chronicle, which has seen its ratings steadily diminish over the past year, has been canceled.
“It’s done,” a source tells EW.com. “Everyone has pretty much known for a couple of weeks. Consider it canceled.”
Fans of the show shouldn’t see this as too big of a surprise, though, because the Sarah Connor Chronicles have been rumored to be getting the ax for quite some time now.
Back in the fall, when I was still writing for TheCelebrityCafe.com, I wrote a piece on Sarah Connor Chronicles getting canceled. There were several reports coming from credible news sites that were reporting the same thing, but Sarah Connor managed to hold on almost until the new Terminator film comes out, which looks to be about a B-.
Thoughts on the new Terminator film or the demise on Sarah Connor?
Christopher Nolan, who you certainly know as the director of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, has signed on to direct a new sci-fi project. He will direct the futuristic Inception before a potential sequel to The Dark Knight.
Inception is based off a script that Nolan wrote by himself, and it is scheduled to start shooting this summer and be released in 2010.
But this shouldn’t worry Batman fans, considering that Nolan directed The Prestige between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. There was a three-year lay-off between those two films, and their figures to be three years between TDK and the third installment in Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
While promoting her new film, He’s Just Not That Into You, Drew Barrymore admitted that she has had a 20-year crush on The Dark Knight star Christian Bale.
Which, on any other day, would be fine. You know? But yesterday, some audio leaked of a 4-minute Bale tirade directed at the Director of Photography on the set of Terminator Salvation. (If you haven’t heard it, head on over to here, but plug in your headphones, because the language is filthy.)
So I found the news of Barrymore’s love of Christian Bale kind of funny.
“He’s so cute. And I knew him when he was a kid. He was in Empire of the Sun. If he walked into the room now, I would totally clam up. Or I might go overboard and embarrass myself.”
The thing about Christian Bale is that this instance was probably a once-a-year type of thing. Just one of those days, I suspect. But now he’s getting roasted in the media, and because of things like YouTube and embedding video in blogs, his tirade will never disappear.
Which is too bad, because Bale is a really good actor. But good for writers because it’s out-of-the-ordinary material that everybody seemingly wants to hear.
With all of the marketing that both The Unborn and Bride Wars did leading up to this weekend, Clint Eastwood’s reportedly outstanding film – Gran Torino - will top this weekend’s box office.
Torino earned $9.7 million on Friday – Eastwood’s best opening day ever. It was followed by Unborn and Wars, which earned $8.2 and $8.1 million respectively. Going down the stretch of this weekend, it will be a horse race for second place, but the story is Eastwood’s outstanding opening.
One must wonder, with the award season in full swing, how much an award win – like Eastwood’s National Board of Review Best Actor win – does to get people to see the film in the theater. And as the Oscars get closer, expect movies like Revolutionary Road, Gran Torino, The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire to quietly do better and better at the box office.
With people going out and seeing films that are nominated for awards, I’m of the opinion that this is what drives award show viewership – especially for the Oscars. But you know what would drive Oscar viewership through the roof? A Best Picture nominee for The Dark Knight.
But that will never happen, from what I’m hearing, so I guess a Best Supporting Actor nominee for Heath Ledger will have to do.
The Dark Knight- which is now the the second highest grossing film of all time - broke the recordfor most DVD sales ever when it sold 3 million copies in its first three days in the United States, Canada and England.
The amazing thing about this figure is that, according to Warner Bros. Vice President Rob Sanders, the high-definition DVD sales are higher than Warner Bros. expected.
“It’s encouraging,” Sanders said in a press release. “The Blu-ray (high definition) sales of Dark Knight were exceptionally strong and much higher than our projections.”
I guess that The Dark Knight - starring Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the menacing Joker – is the perfect movie to buy in high definition. Especially when you consider that it was mostly shot in Chicago and Hong Kong, two absolutely stunning cities.
Actually, the heads of the studio announced that they plan to re-release The Dark Knight in theaters on Jan. 23 today as well. They will do this for two reasons.
The first is to build Oscar buzz for those up for the awards – most notably Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor. The second is to eclipse a billion dollars grossed internationally. TDK is currently stuck at $996 million.