Hugh Jackman won’t host the Oscars next year

Round up the usual suspects. Deadline confirms that Hugh Jackman has declined another invitation to zhush up glam up the Oscars: Jackman hosted two years ago, and he turned down an overture last year because he didn’t want to host two years in a row. This time, Jackman is...
Posted On 07 Nov 2010

All Signs Are Pointing to Jackman

The LA Times’ Patrick Goldstein talks up the decision to go with two different producers this year and seems to suggest that the host will once again be Hugh Jackman. The question remains, though – how much of the show’s success last year was on Jackman and how...
Posted On 21 Oct 2009

How much did the leak hurt Wolverine?

Some talk in the comments overnight about the big weekend numbers for Wolverine, and how the box-office seemed bulletproof to the online leak of a high-quality print (minus some special effects.) $87 mil is a lot of wolvergreen, by any measure, and there are obviously millions of...
Posted On 04 May 2009

Roger Friedman, FOX in the henhouse

I was going to stay out of this one, but the aftermath got too messy to ignore. It was widely reported last week that one of FOX’s most important summer tentpoles got some premature morning wood on April Fools’ Day when a nearly complete workprint of Wolverine...
Posted On 05 Apr 2009