HOLLYWOOD RECAP: February 20th – February 26th

Published on February 26th, 2012

Alex and James look at the news of Hollywood this week.

Paramount, the studio that released The Godfather film series is attempting to stop a new prequel from being published. Paramount states that it purchased the copyright to Mario Puzo’s classic in mobster literature in 1969, and is trying to “protect the integrity and reputation of The Godfather trilogy” by blocking the book’s publication. So wait… you’re trying to protect the reputation of the Godfather films and you already know about the third one?

The nominations for the Razzie awards were announced this week, and Adam Sandler picked up a record 11 nominations. The head of the Razzie Committee has been quoted as saying, “Wait – don’t we hand out at least 12 awards a year?”

We really didn't want to look for Adam Sandler pictures, so you get this instead. You're welcome.

This week, an Amazon.com Gold Deal of the Day was a 59% savings on the Lord of the Rings series on Blu-Ray. Unfortunately, it was 59% off the price, not the running time.

Box office receipts are showing disappointing numbers for The Phantom Menace 3D re-release. I don’t really care, but I just wanted to see ‘disappointing’ and ‘Phantom Menace’ in the same sentence again.

Wes Anderson has directed two ads for Hyundai… which probably isn’t the Wes Anderson/Jeff Bridges collaboration you’ve been hoping for.

Singer Chris Brown and WWE wrestler CM Punk have become engaged in a public feud. In other ‘We Totally Didn’t Make This Up’ news, Chris Brown has also been accused of stealing an iPhone out of a fan’s hand.

Act of Valor, an action film starring real soldiers, was number one at the box office this weekend. The MacGuffin Men would like to take this chance to thank the brave men and women of America who were courageous enough to sit through all of Acts of Valor.

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