Hollywood Demographics
Hollywood Demographics
February 06, 2013

  Who Goes to the Movies? Source:  MPAA U.S./Canada Theatrical Market Statistics, Attendance Demographics for 2011, March 2012 All of these figures apply to Americans and Canadians seeing movies in theaters in 2011, the last year for which statistics are available. The MPAA will publish a new study of movie attendance in March 2012. All Moviegoers by Age Group, 2011 AGE PERCENTAGE OF MOVIEGOERS PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION 2-11 15% 14% 12-17 10% 8% 18-24 12% 10% 25-39 24% 21% 40-49 14% 14% 50-59 12% 14% 60+ 13% 19%   Most Frequent Moviegoers by Age Group, 2010 AGE PERCENTAGEOF MOVIEGOERS PERCENTAGEOF POPULATION 2-11 7% 14% 12-17 16% ...
 

 
Kevin Sorbo from the Set of ABEL’S FIELD
February 05, 2013

[caption id="attachment_454211" align="aligncenter" width="635"] Kevin Sorbo[/caption] By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer Kevin Sorbo attained worldwide fame as two iconic action characters in long-running TV series, HERCULES and ANDROMEDA. There’s always been a lot more to Sorbo than meets the eye, as he has always been regarded as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood rather than a clichéd, muscle-bound tough guy. That inner core of calm and kindness stems from his faith, and it has also inspired part of the direction his career has taken in recent years, as he has been making the move from TV to movie star with a mix of action films and faith-based projects. In fact, he even won the MOVIEGUIDE® Grace Award for Most Inspira...
 

 
Signings at Sundance
January 31, 2013

By Evy Baehr, Associate Editor of MOVIEGUIDE® Joseph Gordon-Levitt has written, directed, and produced a movie entitled DON JON’S ADDICTION that premiered at the 2013 Sundance film festival. It has received the largest bid for a film so far.  Relativity has paid $4 Million for rights to distribute it, with a commitment to spend $25 million on marketing and a wide release.  However, the movie is said to have graphic sexual content that would lead to an NC-17 rating. This rating usually results in an extremely low box office return for the movie.  As Movieguide® states time after time, only a very small audience will attend movies with an NC-17 rating. DON JON’S ADDICTION is the story of a man who is a womanizer and bart...
 

 
The Oscars Are Not For Families!
The Oscars Are Not For Families!
January 31, 2013

  By Evy Baehr, associate editor of MOVIEGUIDE® This year the host of the Oscars telecast is Seth MacFarlane.  In addition, Mark Wahlberg from Seth's movie TED along with the talking vile teddy bear named Ted will also make an appearance during the awards show set for Sunday night, February 24th. Hmm, this sounds like it will completely ostracize a huge demographic, the family audience.  The movie TED was one of Movieguide’s lowest rated films of  last year, with a -4.  Movieguide advised audiences of all ages against seeing this film for its sexual themes and the use of the F word.  Movieguide counted at least 124 obscenities. For this reason, Movieguide advises families to be careful and discerning if watching...
 

 
REAGAN IN “REYKJAVIK”
January 31, 2013

By Jean-Marc Le Doux, contributing writer for MOVIEGUIDE® Ronald Reagan is back, in REYKJAVIK, a new movie from British director Mike Newell (DONNIE BRASCO and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE) to hit theaters in 2014. Covering the tense nuclear peace negotiations that took place between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at an Icelandic spa in 1986, this Ridley-Scott-produced indie will feature Michael Douglas as Reagan and Christophe Waltz as Gorbachev. Oscar-winning Douglas, who has played a President before (THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT), has often expressed his liberal ideology, and thus some have voiced concern about his upcoming portrayal of Reagan, conservative and GOP hero. These concerns have not been alleviated by the fac...
 

 
Movieguide®  Awards - Semifinalists!
Movieguide® Awards - Semifinalists!
January 30, 2013

Semifinalists for the 21st Annual Movieguide® Awards Announced Tuesday. Hollywood, Calif. – Movieguide® has announced the semifinalists for two of its top awards. The Ten Best Movies for Families and the Ten Best Movies for Mature Audiences will be presented Feb. 15, 2013 at the star-studded 21st Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala in Universal City, Calif. Hosted by Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and his daughter, Gia Mantegna, the Movieguide® Awards are attended yearly by the top studio heads and executives in Hollywood, and honor films with uplifting and family-appropriate messages. These two categories of best movies are awarded to movies suitable for families and mature audiences, respectively, which exhibi...
 

 
Coming to Your TV Soon – The Bible!
Coming to Your TV Soon – The Bible!
January 30, 2013

By Evy Baehr, Managing Editor of MOVIEGUIDE® Movieguide® recently had the opportunity to screen some of the footage from “The Bible” series. The series will be on the History Channel in March and will air in two-hour increments for five straight Sundays. From what we’ve seen so far, we can say this appears to be a truly wonderful rendition of the Bible. Mark Burnett, director of the series and his wife Roma Downey of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, wanted to do the entirety of the Bible, a huge task, and this dynamic duo has done a wonderful job at achieving their grand ambition. Not every word is directly from the Bible, but Barnett did use a team of theologians to try to get accurate accounts. Of course, the Bible is filled w...
 

 
Movieguide® on Live TV!
Movieguide® on Live TV!
January 29, 2013

Movieguide on Live TV! Movieguide® anchor Evy Baehr will be appearing on “Wilkow!” tonight on The Blaze TV network. Baehr will be part of a panel discussion on conservatism in Hollywood. Joining Baehr on the show are former “Wheel of Fortune” host Chuck Woolery, “Dallas” actress Morgan Brittany, and Nick Searcy (“Castaway,” “Moneyball”). “Wilkow!” is a new show on The Blaze network, hosted by Andrew Wilkow. The Blaze media group is owned by Glenn Beck, and consists of an online news website and a TV channel, TheBlaze TV. Baehr is daughter of Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®, and one of the preeminent conservative experts on the impact of media on society. Miss Baehr anchors the weekly...
 

 
Behind the Scenes: Kevin Sorbo from the Set of ABEL’S FIELD
January 28, 2013

By Carl Kozlowski, Contributing Writer Kevin Sorbo attained worldwide fame as two iconic action characters in long-running TV series, HERCULES and ANDROMEDA. There’s always been a lot more to Sorbo than meets the eye, as he has always been regarded as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood rather than a clichéd, muscle-bound tough guy.   That inner core of calm and kindness stems from his faith, and it has also inspired part of the direction his career has taken in recent years, as he has been making the move from TV to movie star with a mix of action films and faith-based projects. In fact, he even won the MOVIEGUIDE® Grace Award for Most Inspirational Movie Performance for his role in the Christian-themed movie WHAT IF. ...
 

 
New FOX Show On Serial Killers
New FOX Show On Serial Killers
January 24, 2013

On The Heels of Mass Murders Across America, Serial Killer Show is a New Low for Television. by Ben Kayser and Natalie Fertig “The Following” is a new show by Kevin Williamson, the writer behind the “Scream” movie series. Appearing on Monday nights in the 9pm timeslot, “The Following’s” premise, according to IMDB, is “a brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.” “At a time when real-life killings are at an all-time high around the country, the depiction of such events as entertainment is without question a terrible step for Williamson to take,” says Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher of Movieguide®: The...
 

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