Showbiz Sandbox 103: Midnight In Cannes – This Year’s Fest Sparks Fireworks

May 16, 2011


Woody Allen’s film “Midnight In Paris” opened the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival last week, but it was Terrence Malick’s long awaited “Tree of Life” which everyone was eager to see.  The film divided audiences with some booing loudly and others proclaiming it a masterpiece.  We provide all the highlights from this year’s festival, including news about films and the scene along the Croisette.

Google decided not to wait around for record labels to offer them a decent license before launching their cloud music service.  After watching Amazon launch their own music service, Google realized they would never get an appropriate licensing deal from the labels so took matters into their own hands.

Meanwhile, major television networks began holding their upfronts where they inform advertisers, and the world, what shows will air during the fall television season.  We fill you in on who made the cut, who got cut, and why.  The announcement that Ashton Kutcher will replace Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men” was the biggest television news of the week.

We review all the week’s top entertainment news stories including Jerry Lewis’ retirement, a new anti-piracy bill making its way through Congress and why worldwide box office matters.


Showbiz Sandbox Cannes Updates On YouTube

$12M Budgeted Black Swan Passes $300M

Cannes 2011 – The Four Star Review – Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life”….

Cannes 2011 – Angry Kids, Dying Kids and Kids In Danger….

Cannes 2011 – Woody Loves Paris, Sleeping Beauty Gets Dark….

Adele Is At Number One For 8th Week….

Kutcher To Replace Sheen On “Two And A Half Men”….

CBS Cancels Sh-t My Dad Says, The Defenders and Mad Love

Fox Unveils 2011-12 Television Schedule….

NBC To Offer Six New Series This Fall

ABC To Add 12 New Series For 2011-12

Jerry Lewis To Retire From Telethon….

LimeWire Settles Law Suit With Record Labels For $105 Million….

LiveNation, GroupOn To Launch Discount Ticket Site….

Robert De Niro Negotiating To Play Bernie Madoff For HBO….

Does ‘Adventures Of Tin Tin’ Trailer Deliver The Goods

U.S. Senators Introduce Anti-Piracy Law To Root Out Foreign Websites That Traffic In Stolen Content….

FCC Commish Turned Lobbyist Can’t See What All The Controversy Is About….