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Paranormal Activity 4: Phoenix Screening Tix Giveaway

For any Phoenix Metro area residents interested in checking out a screening of Paranormal Activity 4, Paramount is giving away passes for you to use!

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"Trek" Sequels Gets A Title

While we don’t have official confirmation on who the villain is in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, we can tell you the film’s official (for now) title. Are you ready for this? It’s Star Trek Into Darkness. No colon between Star Trek and Into Darkness either. Paramount hasn’t officially announced the title yet, but they […]


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3/4/12 – Day of The SyFy Morons

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The Weekend Elite Force Podcast Returned This Weekend
As The Day that has Walkie Mindwipe and Chuck W Been
Whating May Be Coming in a Network Going Up Vs. The
Morons Known as Syfy as This Weekend The Host Takes
a Look At What is Going on in the News In The Grand
World of Sci-Fi

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.BBC America Challenging Syfy With New Genre Orders
.Cumberbatch In Talks For “Doctor Who” Role
.Syfy Preps ‘Blood & Chrome’ For Release
.Mass Effect 3 – Official Launch Trailer
.Paramount Unhappy About ‘Star Trek 2’ Pic Leak
.Reboot Rage: “Day of the Triffids”
.Walkie and Mindwipe Look at a E-mail From Listner
Glen Schnyder about Doctor Who
.Walkie Took Time at the End of The Episode to Pays
Tribute To Life of JSK on The 5th Anniversary
Since His Passing and legacy that he Left

All This on
This The Latest
Episode of The Weekend
Elite Force Podcast

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2/26/12 – The Needs of The Many

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The Weekend Elite Force Podcast Returned This Weekend
As This Week Walkie and Mindwipe was joined by Nix from
The Asylum and The Chris Jones Gaming Network as The Three
takes a look at What is Going on in The News in The World
Of Sci-Fi

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman Gets ‘Robocop’ Offer
.Zygons in Series 7?
.”Dr Who/TNG” Crossover Will Have Cameos
.Paramount Extends Deal With JJ Abrams & Bad Robot
.Mindwipe Gives His Review of The New Doctor Who
Audio Book The Curse of Davros

All This on The Latest episode of
The Weekend Elite Force Podcast

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Paramount To Keep Leader Who Revived Star Trek, Transformers

It’s been nothing but prosperity for Paramount Pictures since Brad Grey took over. And so there’s no surprise that the studio is going to keep him right where he is.

Grey, who among other things pushed for the successful revival of the Star Trek franchise under J.J. Abrams, extended his deal with Paramount to lead at least through 2017. Grey took over right as Viacom was splitting up its film and television units to create Paramount and CBS Television as separate companies. He also decided to undo efforts to have Emmy-winning writer Erik Jendresen write a Star Trek film prequel, and instead lured Abrams in to create a reboot featuring Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

Grey started producing television in 1986 with talent manager Bernie Brillstein to create Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, launching with the early Fox hit “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.” He would gain prominence in later years for his company’s work on HBO hits like “The Larry Sanders Show” and “The Sopranos,” and would survive a later legal batter with Garry Shandling who claimed Grey took writers off his programs to use elsewhere without compensating the comedian. The two would settle out of court.

Since 1995, Paramount has made $22.5 billion at the box office, according to The Numbers. However, that finishes fourth behind Warner Bros. ($28.6 billion), Walt Disney Pictures ($26.8 billion) and Sony Pictures ($24.3 billion). Yet, Paramount has surged in recent years.

In 2009, Paramount finished third in box office with $1.46 billion behind Warner Bros. ($2.13 billion) and Twentieth Century Fox ($1.461 billion). Yet, it achieved that through far fewer movies, averaging $91.3 million. Warner Bros. averaged $59.2 million while Fox averaged $63.5 million.

Paramount moved up to second in 2010 with $1.72 billion, behind the $1.88 billion from Warner Bros. Yet again, Paramount averaged more success with its films, averaging $96 million each while Warner Bros. averaged $58.6 million.

This year, through last weekend, Paramount is clinging to the box office lead with just a few weeks left. It has grossed $1.74 billion, ahead of the $1.66 billion from Warner Bros. Although Warner earned a box office-leading $381 million from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” Paramount continues to dominate on average box office for each picture. Paramount is grabbing $82.8 million per release while Warner Bros. is managing with $44.8 million.

Grey’s goal in the next five years is to remove its dependency on partnerships with other studios to create hits, and instead developing or continuing its own ideas. That will come into clear view as the Marvel deal slowly fades, as well as jobs with Dreamworks.

Paramount countered the departure of Dreamworks animation by creating its own animated film, “Rango.” While domestic box office fell short of the $135 million budget for the film, the $123 million take showed that Paramount could create CGI products without Dreamworks.

( Via Airlock Alpha )

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8/21/11 – One Big Party

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The Elite Force Podcast returned This Weekend as Walkie and Mindwipe
returned after the Madness and Mayhem that Happen Last Week to look at
Some of the Top News That is Going on in the World of Sci-Fi and
It is also a Big Party and alot of Marking out.

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.Paramount Sets World War Z For December 2012 – Star Trek Sequel Date Still TBA
.Don’t hold your breath to see Harrison Ford in new Blade Runner
.Koenig: Straczynski Negotiating To Bring Back Babylon 5
.Danny Glover Will Star As Mad Scientist In New Sci-Fi Thriller “Mentryville”
.Walkie and Mindwipe looks at a E-mail from Ross Littlewood
.Also Walkie Remembers backs as This Week Marks The 6th Anniversary of being a
Internet Radio Host

We Welcome any Feedback on what you Heard on the Elite Force Podcast
that we will read on the next on the Next Episode Via Facebook. Twitter.
Review on I-Tunes or at [email protected]

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7/3/11 – Masters of the Universe

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On The Eve of the Brithday of the USA The Elite
Force Podcast Return as Walkie and Chuck W (Who Filled
in For Mindwipe who was not able to join in This Week)
in the Middle of a Nasty Storm in Michigan Look Over
some of the Top News Stories Going on in Sci-Fi and also
Alot of Stuff Going on for the Elite Force Podcast.

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.Walkie Top The Show Talk about the Issuse of the Site
.Also News of A New Host that will Take over the Midweek EFP
.Walkie and Chuck Also Talk About the News of The Elite Force Podcast
Joing the SNS Radio Network
.A Masters of the Universe Reboot
.Paramount Already Working Around Star Trek Sequel Delay
.Thor 2 will definitely get made—but WITHOUT Kenneth Branagh
.Fox Releases Official Prometheus Story Details
.Walkie and Check talk about News that was Sent from Sarah Kellett
about Stargate and Where their May be No New Stargate for a LONG While

We Welcome any Feedback on what you Heard on the Elite Force Podcast
that we will read on the next on the Next Ep Via Facebook. Twitter.
Review on I-Tunes or at [email protected]

You can Also Check The EFP Newest Partner at its new Address at
www.snsradionetwork.com

Happy 4th of July to Everyone in the United States From
The Elite Force Podcast

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6/16/11 – All Things E3

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Last Week Was Video Gamings Big Event in the 2011 E3
and Behind the News of The Wii U and The PS Vita
was the Site of New and Upcoming Sci-Fi Games and on the
Midweek Elite Force Podcast Walkie Look at 5 that He May Be
Looking Foward to and Those that may not be.

Upcoming Games that Walkie Coverd
.Aliens: Colonial Marines
.BioShock Infinite
.Halo 4
.Star Trek
.Star Wars: The Old Republic

Also Walkie Updates You on the News Going on in the World of Sci-Fi
.Paramount Promotes “Star Trek 2″ At Licensing Expo – But Just Working Title
.Without network competition, Sanctuary‘s ratings recover
.“Star Wars” 3-D Remastering May Be Cut Short
.’Chuck’ Promises A Conclusive Ending
.Cameron And Worthington Could Reunite For Sci-Fi Movie Myth

We Welcome any Feedback on what you Heard on the Elite Force Podcast
that we will read on the next on the Next Ep Via Facebook. Twitter.
Review on I-Tunes or at [email protected]

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Shatner: Getting Pine To Relax

When interviewing Chris Pine for The Captains documentary, William Shatner came up with a unique way of putting the shy Pine at ease.

The Captains, a documentary on the actors who have played Star Trek captains over the years on the Star Trek televised series, includes Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine.

“He’s shy,” said Shatner, referring to Pine, who played Kirk in 2009′s Star Trek XI. “So the way I started the interview, I put out a table and chairs outside the Paramount gates, and arm-wrestled with him. That was the beginning of my interview with him. I think it broke the ice, that’s for sure.”

The Captains will air on the EPIX channel on July 21.

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JJ Abrams Promises Star Trek Sequel News “Soon” + Abrams To Moderate WGA Panel w/ First Lady

JJ Abrams Super 8 hits theaters today, and everyone wants to know what is coming next (and when) from Abrams. In a brief comment at the Super 8 premiere, Abrams talked about the ongoing talks with Paramount about the Star Trek sequel shedule and how th…