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Saturday, December 11, 2010

'The Tourist' Tanks Despite Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie; 'Narnia 3D' Opens No. 1


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The Top 10 North American motion pictures.   Both Fox's The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader and GK Films' The Tourist underperformed Friday.   Interesting that Fox Searchlight's Black Swan cracked the Top 10 despite playing in only 90 locations. That momentum should help its Oscar chances.
1. Chronicles Of Narnia/Voyage Of Dawn Teader 3D (Walden/Fox) NEW [3,555 Theaters]
Friday $8.2M, Estimated Weekend $28M

Fox management will be glad to see 2010 end. A weekend opening of $40 million for Narnia 3 would have been a home run for the studio restarting this fantasy franchise. Instead, Fox has only the low end of what it wanted: high $20sM which is low for a kid's film in 3D. But "the real story of this movie’s performance may well be the multiple off its opening and not the opening itself," a Fox exec emailed me. "Word of mouth about a great family film will serve us well as we move into the holidays." Narnia 3's budget of under $150 million, even with Walden still the co-financier, means this pic's grosses better pick up -- and quickly. (Still, that budget is nearly $100M below the second film. Plus Narnia 3 was shot in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK because of tax and currency conversion reasons.)
Fox really pulled out all the stops, including a London Royal Premiere in London with the Queen herself. The studio dated this PG threequel the same opening time frame as the first blockbuster film, and Fox took great pains to reestablish ties with the faith-based communities who made the first film such a hit and were ignored by the 2nd film, which was released in summer and promoted with a  lot of battle imagery. To that end, Fox hired Christian PR consultancy Grace Hill Media to reach out to churches, religious radio, faith-based websites, and so on. "The biggest hurdle was how to resurrect the franchise after the second film left the perception of a failed franchise," a Fox insider tells me. The Walden franchise had been at Disney, then moved to Fox because of a relationship dating back some years: Elizabeth Gabler at Fox 2000 originally wanted the series and pitched Walden on it before it went to Disney. When it became available again, Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos felt the franchise had a lot of life left in it, and Narnia just needed to be re-configured and re-launched.
2. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) NEW [2,756 Theaters]
Friday $6.1M, Estimated Weekend $18.5M

When Angelina says to Johnny in the trailer, "I'm sorry I got you involved in this", we now know what she meant... Who knew? Not the distributor Sony Pictures which saw a fun sexy PG-13 thriller starring what’s surely the world’s hottest pairing right now and decided it was a big commercial pic that was going to play great during the crowded holiday season. Oops! But The Tourist really struggled on tracking all the way up until Thursday when it saw a jump. "But I think that jump may be more a function of marketing support rather than genuine interest," a rival studio exec told me. Then again this GK Film in association with Spyglass Entertainment is produced by Graham King and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck who, so the production notes claim, presented his vision of The Tourist to King who took all of 30 minutes to decide to finance and produce the film. During its shoot, The TouristThe Tourist's savior may well be international. European distributor Studio Canal planned the biggest ever release across Europe because it’s a remake of its own 2005 film, Anthony Zimmer. paralyzed Venice and those parts of Italy where it was filming. (At one point, production was shut down because too many fans showed up trying to get pics.) 
English screenwriter Julian Fellowes wrote the original screenplay while American screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) did the rewrites about an American tourist drawn into a web of intrigue by a female Interpol agent. The production history of this movie was as convoluted as any thriller. Donnersmarck had previously dropped out of directing The Tourist. At that point Sam Worthington was going to play opposite Jolie. And Worthington only came on board after Tom Cruise dropped out. Cruise was originally going to star opposite Charlize Theron as the Interpol agent. Marketing was aimed at women, so the TV spots were bought during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Barbara Walters/Oprah interview, etc. Talent participated in a worldwide press junket in Paris and the cast and director are currently on a European tour.
3. Tangled 3D (Disney) Week 3 [3,565 Theaters]
Friday $3.4M, Estimated Weekend $14.5M, Cume $115.5M

4. Harry Potter/Deathly Hallows, Pt 1 (Warner Bros) Week 4 [3,577 Theaters]
Friday $2.4M, Estimated Weekend $8.5M, Cume $257.7M

5. Unstoppable (Fox) Week 5 [2,967 Theaters]
Friday $1.1M, Estimated Weekend $3.8M, Cume $74.2M

6. Burlesque (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 3
Friday $1M, Estimated Weekend $3.2M, Estimated Cume $32.7M

7. Love And Other Drugs (Fox) Week 3
Friday $1M, Estimated Weekend $3M, Estimated Cume $27.6M

8. Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Week 2 [90 Theaters]
Friday $987K, Estimated Weekend $3M, Estimated Cume $5.3M

9. Due Date (Warner Bros) Week 6
Friday $860K, Estimated Weekend $2.5M, Estimated Cume $94.8M

10. Megamind 3D (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) Week 7
Friday $565K, Estimated Weekend $3M, Estimated Cume $140.8M

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Hermann Bearcats Basketball: Ethan Kirchhofer Lands in Top 20 Area Assists Leaders


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Hermann Lady Bearcats Basketball: Ashley Brooks Lands in Top 20 Area Assists Leaders


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Hermann Lady Bearcats Basketball: Shelby Winkelmann Tops In Area Scoring Leaders

Basketball - Girls - 2010-11 Season
Area Leaders


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Basketball - Girls - 2010-11 Season

Standings
School             League     Overall     PF-PA
Owensville           1-2              2-2     184-194
Sullivan                0-0              1-0     57-25
Hermann              0-0              4-1     332-214
New Haven          0-0              4-1     229-190
Union                  0-0              3-1     149-94
Pacific                 0-0              2-2     206-224
St. Clair               0-0              1-2     124-129
St. James             0-0              0-0

Offensive Leaders
School                Points Scored     Avg
Hermann (0-0, 4-1)               332     66.4
Sullivan (0-0, 1-0)                  57     57.0
Pacific (0-0, 2-2)                  206     51.5
Owensville (1-2, 2-2)            184     46.0
New Haven (0-0, 4-1)           229     45.8
St. Clair (0-0, 1-2)                124     41.3
Union (0-0, 3-1)                   149     37.3

Defensive Leaders
School              Points Allowed     Avg
Union (0-0, 3-1)                     94     23.5
Sullivan (0-0, 1-0)                  25     25.0
New Haven (0-0, 4-1)           190     38.0
Hermann (0-0, 4-1)               214     42.8
St. Clair (0-0, 1-2)                129     43.0
Owensville (1-2, 2-2)            194     48.5
Pacific (0-0, 2-2)                  224     56.0
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WEB VIDEO: Miley Cyrus smokes out of bong


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This should get the blogosphere chatting about Miley Cyrus again. 


Video on TMZ allegedly shows the 18-year-old singer-actress smoking out of a bong and laughing uncontrollably while a friend records the whole scene. Music by the band Bush blares in the background as Cyrus curses and mistakes a guy at the party for her boyfriend, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.

MOMSLIKEME.COM: MOMS SOUND OFF ON MILEY
"Is that (expletive) Liam's lookalike -- or what the hell is that?" she wonders after smoking and admitting she had a "bad trip." She continues to be confused, asking her friends, "Is that my boyfriend? Oh my God -- he looks so much like him! ... Is that me tripping? ... He doesn't look like Liam at all? ... Dude, I thought that was Liam!"

She then collapses into a fit of laughter and impersonates rapper Nicki Minaj, as her friend recording the video says, "You're going to (expletive) a brick when you see this."
TMZ says the video was taken days after Cyrus turned 18 last month and that the substance inside the bong is not marijuana, but salvia, a legal psychoactive plant.


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Linn State Technical College to offer EMT training - Missouri


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Starting in January, Linn State Technical College will offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic course on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
 

Linn State’s EMTBasic course, accredited by the state of Missouri’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, prepares students for the National   Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.
 

According to Shelle Jacobs, Business and Industry coordinator, the curriculum follows EMT basic national standards.
 

“Students will experience multiple learning environments throughout the course including classroom lecture, practical skills   demonstrations and clinical experiences,” said Jacobs.
 

Course tuition includes application fees, textbook, workbook and approximately 17 weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction.

 “Students will also receive a computer soft   ware study guide and access to the college’s library facilities throughout the course,” said Jacobs.

 For additional information about the course, contact Jacobs at 573.897.5238 or  shelle.jacobs@linnstate.edu 


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Hermann Missouri FFA Chapter member Amanda Schebaum Earns Prestigious National FFA Degree



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Hermann FFA Chapter member, Amanda Schebaum, was awarded the Future Farmers of America Degree at the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on October 23, 2010.

It is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes Amanda's demonstrated leadership abilities plus her outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs.

Less than one in 154 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this prestigious national degree.

Amanda is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Agricultural Education.



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HE'S BACK!!! PRESIDENT CLINTON


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Bill's Back: Clinton commands stage at White House

In his element, Clinton startles West Wing in surprise appearance with Obama, backs tax deal

No comment? No way. You don't stop Bill Clinton when he's back at the White House with something to say.

Well, OK. He and President Barack Obama, two of the most famous men in the world, did need a little help getting a door unlocked first.
But then it was on.

The former president came before surprised reporters to let it be known that he endorsed the tax deal that Obama cut with the Republican Party, even though many Democrats were raising a fuss about it.

That was the news. But it wasn't the story.
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STOP THE WARS NOW!!!

GOD, Please Forgive Us...For we know not--what we do.

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