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Breaking down the weekend box office and looking at the business behind the numbers.

Breaking down the weekend box office and looking at the business behind the numbers.
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Breaking down the weekend box office and looking at the business behind the numbers.

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Episodes

Quick Take: Ellen Adair; Actor, Screenwriter, and Sports Writer

5/16/2019
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On this Quick Take from Episode 9 The Weekend Take, my special guest is leading lady and baseball fanatic Ellen Adair (www.ellenadair.com), who has had roles in "Homeland", "The Slap", "Billions", and most recently as Bess McTeer in Season Two of "The Sinner". We talk about where Ellen got her start in acting, her love of Shakespeare, her approach to acting being on set versus on stage, and how to deal with not liking the things your face does when watching yourself on screen. We also...

Duration:00:17:07

Quick Take: And the nominees are....

5/16/2019
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On this Quick Take from Episode 8 of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Rob Lumley, one of the hosts of A Free Podcast (www.afreepodcast.com) as we discuss this year's Academy Awards and play a little game called "Who will win, who should win?" with some of the night's biggest categories just hours away from the big show. See how right or wrong we were and where we had differing opinions on who was going to take home a little golden man named Oscar. All this and more on this week's episode...

Duration:00:12:02

Quick Take: Rob Lumley, Co-Host of "A Free Podcast"

5/16/2019
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On this Quick Take from Episode 8 of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Rob Lumley, one of the hosts of A Free Podcast (www.afreepodcast.com) as we discuss the origin of The Midnight Boys and A Free Podcast, Rob's favorite Wisconsin sports teams (including his prediction of Bucks vs. Warriors 2019 NBA Finals), and the comedic mental breakdown that occurs when creating a podcast centered around a "minute by minute" breakdown of "Titanic" totaling 77 hours of episodic content... All this and...

Duration:00:10:52

Ep. 16 "The Curse of La Llorona" conjures up a #1 opening weekend in the calm before "Endgame"'s storm.

5/9/2019
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Take a trip down memory lane on this unfortunately delayed release episode of The Weekend from Easter Weekend, our last episode before beginning a brief sabbatical which the show is still on, we were joined by our special guest Actor, Comedian, Busker, and Podcast Host Mark Roman (www.markromanempire.com) to discuss the weekend that was at the box office. This weekend saw "The Curse of La Llorona" conjure up a $26.5 million opening weekend to claim the #1 spot. Elsewhere in the countdown,...

Duration:01:14:47

Quick Take: The recognition will NOT be televised!

4/21/2019
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On this Quick Take from Episode 7 of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Cinematographer, Editor, Animator and Director of Video and Motion Animation for Overit Media, Solomon Nero (www.nero-minded.com). In the wake of The Academy announcing (and later retracting) their intention to leave four of their 24 categories off of their live broadcast of this year's Academy Awards, being Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Live Action Short, and Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Solomon and I discuss...

Duration:00:10:24

Quick Take: Solomon Nero; Director of Video and Motion Animation for Overit Media

4/21/2019
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On this Quick Take from Episode 7 of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Cinematographer, Editor, Animator and Director of Video and Motion Animation for Overit Media, Solomon Nero (www.nero-minded.com). We discuss Solomon's winding journey from being a student of 3D animation in Toronto to being a freelance Cinematographer to now being the Director of Video and Motion Animation for Overit Media (www.overit.com) in Upstate New York and all the stops in between. We also discuss what advice...

Duration:00:13:19

Ep. 15 "Shazam!" holds on to #1 for a second week while "Hellboy" fails to catch fire.

4/17/2019
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On this week's episode of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Actor, Writer, and Producer for Never Surrender Films (www.neversurrenderfilms.com) Becky Haynie (www.beckyhaynieactress.com) as our special guest as we discuss the weekend that was at the box office. This week, we saw "Shazam!" hold on to the #1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $25.3 million while "Little" did big business, taking in over $15 million for the #2 spot. Meanwhile, "Hellboy" failed to catch fire, but caught a...

Duration:01:14:45

Ep. 14 Audiences say the word as "Shazam!" takes the #1 spot while "Pet Sematary" exhumes $25 million.

4/10/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, my special guest is Director and Producer Dan Ventresca (https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm8508963) as we discuss the weekend that was at the Box Office, which saw WB and DC's "Shazam!" take the #1 spot with a $53.5 million opening weekend, above expectations, but below it's peers in the DC Extended Universe. Elsewhere, "Pet Sematary" proved dead isn't always better as the remake of the 1989 Stephen King horror film dug up $25 million it's opening weekend and the #2...

Duration:01:14:47

Ep. 13 "Dumbo" glides to #1 but below expectations and small films do big business.

4/5/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, I am joined by my special guest, Actor and Filmmaker Elza Zagreda (www.elzazagreda.com) as we discuss the weekend that was at the box office. This week, we saw "Dumbo" take the #1 spot with a lower than expected $45 million, while defending box office champ "Us" sank to #2 and crossed $100 million domestically in just 10 days of release. We also saw three small studio release take in big studio box office as "The Beach Bum" from Neon opened at #10, "Hotel...

Duration:01:14:48

Quick Take: Like History Retweeting: The Over-Importance of Celebrity

3/31/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 6 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, veteran Actor of the stage and screen, Director, and Cinematographer John Romeo ( www.imdb.com/name/nm2006618 ). We talk with John about the current landscape of social media and the feeling of need to hold celebrities' feet to the fire for their respective history of presence and commentary on social media verbatim. We also look at how that relates to us as a society placing too...

Duration:00:09:35

Quick Take: John Romeo; Actor, Director, Cinematographer

3/31/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 6 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, veteran Actor of the stage and screen, Director, and Cinematographer John Romeo ( www.imdb.com/name/nm2006618 ). We talk with John about his extensive career on the stage and screen, some of the great moments in his career, his love of Shakespeare, being a private person in a world of social media madness, and not quite being ready for the King Lear stage of his career just yet. We...

Duration:00:12:52

Quick Take: Freia Titland, Actor and Founder of The Midnight Film Festival

3/31/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 5 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Actor, Writer, Director, and Founder of the Midnight Film Festival (www.midnightfilmsny.com), Freia Titland. We talk with Freia about being a woman in film and creating things from the ground up, both in regards to the Midnight Film Festival and in one's brand as an actor. She also fills us in on the best piece of advice she received that involves an Athlete, a Prostitute, and a...

Duration:00:12:42

Ep. 12 Jordan Peele's "Us" scares up $70 million+ Opening Weekend while "Captain Marvel" enters the Top 10 of the MCU.

3/27/2019
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On this week's episode of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Writer, Director, and Co-Founder of the "DON'T WAIT to UnMake a Bully" Project, Mike Feurstein (www.dontwaitproject.org) to discuss the tremendous efforts and work done by the organization as well as discuss the weekend that was at the Box Office. This week we saw Jordan Peele's "Us" crush industry expectations and more than double the opening weekend of his previous film "Get Out" on the heels of his revamp of Rod Serling's "The...

Duration:01:13:17

Quick Take: Roma strikes major blow for streaming in war against exhibitors

3/24/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 4 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Director, Screenwriter, and Owner of Kaleidosight Films (www.kaleidosightfilms.com), KL Martin, to discuss Netflix's release of Roma stirring up controversy among theatrical exhibitors after it receives 10 Academy Award nomination, despite having a small, targeted, and out of the ordinary theatrical release. We also look at what it means for the future of film distribution in the...

Duration:00:11:31

Quick Take: KL Martin of Kaleidosight Films

3/24/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 4 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Director, Screenwriter, and Owner of Kaleidosight Films (www.kaleidosightfilms.com), KL Martin, to discuss his journey from being an collegiate athlete overseas to a stand-up comedian and Renaissance Man in the film and music industries. We also discuss his many projects on the horizon. To hear more of our conversation and hear Kevin's insights on the films at the multiplex, check...

Duration:00:12:04

Quick Take: Michael Babbitt, Director of The Last in Line

3/24/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 3 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Michael Babbitt, Co-Owner of Bombshell Studios (www.bombshellstudios.com) and Director of the fantasy feature film "The Last in Line", to discuss the film and it's origins from his 40+ year love of Dungeons and Dragons, as well as his process as a Director. To hear more of our conversation and hear Michael's insights on the films at the multiplex, check out Episode 3 of The Weekend...

Duration:00:11:45

Ep. 11 Captain Marvel repeats at #1 while newcomers outperform expectations.

3/20/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, unfortunately due to technical difficulties, we will not be joined by our originally planned special guest, Actor Rich Lounello. Therefore, I will be handling the heavy lifting of the Top 10 solo once again. However, in a surprise return to seek vindication for not getting a special guest segment last time he was with us, Writer, Director, Producer, Entertainment Attorney, and longtime columnist for Script Magazine (and our special guest on the very first...

Duration:01:04:04

Quick Take: Coming BACK to America?

3/17/2019
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On this Bonus "Quick Take" from Episode 2 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Writer and Author Mike Zupan of Byte-Size Impressions (www.bytesizeimpressions.com) and Byte-Size Cinema to chat about the announcement of a Coming to America sequel with the original cast returning and what it means for other intellectual properties that carry a lot of nostalgia among the movie going community. This particular "Quick Take" was taken from the Patreon Patron...

Duration:00:05:55

Quick Take: Mike Zupan of Byte-Size Impressions

3/17/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 2 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Writer and Author Mike Zupan of Byte-Size Impressions (www.bytesizeimpressions.com) and Byte-Size Cinema to learn a little more about him and his journey through the film and gaming world to get to where he is at now and what he has on the horizon. To hear more of our conversation and hear Mike's insights on the films at the multiplex, check out Episode 2 of The Weekend Take here:...

Duration:00:06:40

Quick Take: "Birdbox" Opens Eyes for Distribution.

3/15/2019
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Our first "Quick Take" is from Episode 1 of The Weekend Take with Special Guest Christopher Schiller, who is a Writer, Director, Entertainment Attorney, and Columnist for Script Magazine, and discusses the release and success of "Birdbox" on Netflix and it's ramifications for the future of film distribution. All of our "Quick Take" Episodes are extracted segments from previous episodes. Be sure to check out the full episode to hear our whole conversation on this topic and much more.

Duration:00:05:14