Sony’s Pictures Division Reports Loss Of $719M; Overall Annual Profit Halved

Sony’s Pictures Division Reports Loss Of $719M; Overall Annual Profit Halved

Sony has recorded a full-year net profit of $655M, a 50% fall from the previous year, while its Pictures division posted a loss of $719M year-on-year, driven by box office underperformance. Sales and operating revenue for the division sat at $8B overall. The results fall in line with the company’s recent revision of results: It’s nine month results saw a $913M loss in the Pictures division, largely related to a $962M write down of goodwill, which was included in Sony’s…Read full story

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Today in Movie Culture: Johnny Depp Surprises Fans as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland, a History of Wonder Woman and More

Today in Movie Culture: Johnny Depp Surprises Fans as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland, a History of Wonder Woman and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Surprise Appearance of the Day: Johnny Depp showed up in person in costume as Captain Jack Sparrow on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. See more clips of him inside and outside the ride at JoBlo.com.  Just saw Johnny Depp @Disneyland on Pirates of the Caribbean dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow!!! #DeadMenTellNoTales pic.twitter.com/5VW8SpGAIg — Clay Smitty Plays (@ClaySmittyPlays) April 27, 2017   Meme of the Day: Now people are using FaceApp on movie characters. Below…

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‘Firestarter’: Stephen King Classic Reignites With Universal, Blumhouse & Akiva Goldsman Directing

‘Firestarter’: Stephen King Classic Reignites With Universal, Blumhouse & Akiva Goldsman Directing

Stephen King’s classic Firestarter will be ablaze on the big screen again in a remake with Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman behind the camera. Goldsman and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum announced the news tonight during the Overlook Film Festival at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, OR, following the opening-night premiere of their latest collaboration Stephanie which Goldsman directed. In Firestarter, a young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government…Read full story

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The Last Horror Blog: ‘Friday the 13th’ Game Readies For Release, ‘The Black Gloves’ Trailer and More

The Last Horror Blog: ‘Friday the 13th’ Game Readies For Release, ‘The Black Gloves’ Trailer and More

Friday the 13th game has a release date – If you’re like me, you’ve been eagerly waiting to learn when the guys at Gun Media would finally release their multiplayer Friday the 13th game. Well, wonder no more – and clear your schedule on May 26, because that’s when you’ll be able to don Jason’s iconic hockey mask and start slaughtering camp counselors (or become a camp counselor hoping to survive one of Jason’s infamous rampages…). Friday the 13th: The Game is slated for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Digital copies will retail…

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