By The Hollywood Reporter
2013-07-18 11:42 PM
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
TOO MANY TENTPOLES: HOLLYWOOD'S HOMEGROWN SUMMER MOVIE CRISIS
"Pacific Rim," ''The Lone Ranger" and "White House Down" flops are leading studios to re-evaluate their plans as an overcrowded summer schedule leads to millions in losses; one analyst tells THR, "It's not worth the pain."
COMIC-CON CONFIDENTIAL: THE TOP 10 GAMBLES OF 2013
"Agents of SHIELD" faces off against "Game of Thrones"; the public debut of "The Walking Dead's" third showrunner; a gay boycott of "Ender's Game"; success hangs in the balance for studios bringing movies or TV shows to ravenous; and sometimes contentious fans.
STUDIO CASH INFLUX SHIFTS POWER IN HOLLYWOOD (ANALYSIS)
Brett Ratner, mogul? It's true, as Warners and others -- including David Ellison's Skydance's $200 million-plus deal with Paramount - line up new funds.
'MODERN FAMILY'S' ZANNY ZUKER: HOW TO WIN A TWITTER WAR (GUEST COLUMN)
The writer, currently feuding with Donald Trump, shares his important lessons about insulting people through social media.
NO MEN ALLOWED: HOW SONY PICTURES CLASSICS IS WOOING WOMEN TO 'AUSTENLAND'
Female-only screenings and a 'high tea' at Jane Seymour's house highlight a unique new marketing push for the romantic comedy; says SPC co-president Tom Bernard of men, "We just said 'Fine, it's not for you. Don't see it. Can't come.'"
'COMMUNITY'S' DAN HARMON REVEALS THE WILD STORY BEHIND HIS FIRING AND RE-HIRING
TV's most controversial showrunner (and self-professed 'rude a--hole') renews his feud with Chevy Chase, recalls his attacks on NBC and Sony, reveals the rape joke he regrets and details how Joel McHale helped him get his old job back.
COMIC-CON: KEVIN SMITH REMEMBERS HIS FIRST TIME (GUEST COLUMN)
The 'Mallrats' filmmaker met with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee on his first trip to San Diego in 1995: "People looked as if to say 'Who is that fat man trying to eat Stan Lee?'"
D.C. ENTERTAINMENT CHIEF REVEALS WHAT'S NEXT FOR SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN AND 5 SUPERHEROES WHO DESERVE MOVIES
Diane Nelson, Warner Bros.' brand manager for superheroes, reveals why "Man of Steel" worked but "Green Lantern" fell flat.
THR'S CHIEF TV CRITIC PICKS HIS EMMY NOMINATION WISHLIST
There's plenty of time for will win/should win analysis. Tim Goodman presents his favorites.
BOX OFFICE REPORT: 'TURBO' WINNING WEDNESDAY BUT FACES FAMILY ANIMATION GLUT
The 3D animation toon is on course for a $6 million Wednesday and a subdued five-day debut in the $35 million range.