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Posts Tagged ‘Erik Davis’

Nikki Finke Coverage of TDKR Tragedy Sparks New Levels of Twitter Outrage*

Nikki Finke has never been interested in winning a popularity contest. Be that as it may, fellow journalists and many others are absolutely livid at her Deadline.com coverage of the Aurora, CO tragedy.

In an early morning update to her rolling post about TDKR box office returns, Finke wrote: “It is a very real possibility this terrifying tragedy may affect The Dark Knight Rises opening box office today and this weekend.” She  may not have immediately realized at around 3 a.m. PT how offensively this would read, but she and-or her nighttime editor should have – upon review – understood the inherent crassness of such a comment and deleted. [Editor's note: As we were writing this item, that portion of the TDKR box office update appears to have been removed.]

Then there’s Finke’s second item this morning about being tipped and alerting Warner Bros. to the suddenly disastrous pairing with TDKR of a trailer for the upcoming Sean Penn period drama Gangster Squad. At the very end of the trailer, the bad guys shoot up a movie theater.

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Handling of Django Unchained Trailer Leak Ticks Off Fandango’s Erik Davis

Although movies.com managing editor and Fandango contributing editor Erik Davis tweeted that he was not surprised the Django Unchained trailer was leaked ahead of an exclusive debut scheduled tonight for his two sites, he was less than thrilled with the way Indiewire blog The Playlist handled the matter.

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Fandango.com Blogger Erik Davis Gets Major Promotion

Erik Davis (pictured) has been actively blogging for movie ticketing website Fandango.com since March of 2009. He’s obviously been doing a good job, because this week, he was promoted to contributing editor for the site and appointed managing editor of Movies.com, a sister destination owned by Fandango parent Comcast.

The New York based Davis will continue to report to the Fandango duo of Chuck Walton, editor-in-chief, and Stacie Hougland, executive editor. He will also now have a pair of editors under him for both sites: former Cinematical colleague Scott Weinberg and Moviefone contributor Peter Hall.

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Jeff Robinov Retrospective

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Seen above, in happier times, Warner’s Alan Horn, producer Joel Silver, and in the role of Baby Bear, Jeff Robinov, president of production.

Robinov, you may recall, was quoted by Nikki Finke as saying that Warner’s was “longer doing movies with women in the lead”.

Gloria Allred called for a boycott, meaning crowds can continue to ignore the movies they weren’t seeing anyway.

Finke goes into more detail about Robinov’s response, and that of the other media. She stands by her story, but you knew that.

Jeffrey Wells has a semi-reasoned take to follow his initial reactions.

Anne Thompson writes a straight for the horse’s mouth piece on what Jeff Robinov really said or meant or didn’t mean or whatever.

Erik Davis isn’t taking any of this very seriously, but he loved Persepolis.

Karina Longworth notes that this is far from over.

Jeremy Smith wants to see Jessica Biel as a Navy SEAL. It rhymes!

Sasha Stone and her readers try to figure out what’s really going on.

FBLA bets that Warner’s will probably rush Paddington into production. Stuffed animals can’t talk back.