Weekly Ketchup

Friday, Jan. 30 2015, 05:15 PM

This week's Ketchup comes to you from right in the middle of the Sundance Film Festival, but except for the news about the 25+ indie movies picked up for distribution there, you wouldn't otherwise be able to tell. This was a week with lots of big studio announcements, regarding who will star in the Ghostbusters reboot, who the new Indiana Jones might be, or what new roles people like Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, or Emma Watson are lining up.

Friday, Jan. 23 2015, 04:40 PM

This week's Ketchup seasons and compliments ten of the biggest recent news stories from the world of movie development, which lately means lots and lots of superhero movies (including Aquaman, Doctor Strange, Suicide Squad, and X-Men: Apocalypse). There's also new roles for Jennifer Lawrence and Nicolas Cage, and very bad news for DreamWorks Animation.

Friday, Jan. 16 2015, 05:11 PM

This Week, the biggest movie-related story was obviously the Academy Awards nominations and the controversies that have sprung up in reaction to them (like the nominations that didn't happen). But since the Weekly Ketchup is dedicated to the hottest stories in "film development" (what new movies were announced, casting news, etc), we're not going to directly cover the Oscars here, though many nominees (such as Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Keaton) did make the news this week.

Friday, Jan. 09 2015, 04:20 PM

This week's Ketchup returns to its regular schedule, after the previous two columns looked back at the Fresh Developments and Rotten Ideas of 2014. As such, this time, we're actually looking at movie development news stories from not just this week, but also some that date all the way back to before Christmas (but mostly it was this week, because Hollywood takes really, really, long holiday vacations). Included in the mix are Gambit, Ghostbusters, Rambo: Last Blood, and Wicked.

Friday, Jan. 02 2015, 04:20 PM

Few industries enjoy taking really, really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood. So when we get to this time of the year, there's really not much in the realm of "movie development news" to discuss, especially not in a weekly column which normally includes 10 different stories. So, last week, we instead reviewed 12 of the year's top "Fresh Development" stories, and this week, we're looking at 12 Rotten Ideas, presented to you in monthly chronology.

Friday, Dec. 26 2014, 04:20 PM

Few industries enjoy taking really, really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood. So when we get to this time of the year, there's really not much in the realm of "movie development news" to discuss, especially not in a weekly column which normally includes 10 different stories. So, this week and next, we're going to instead review 12 of the year's top stories, presented to you in monthly chronology. The year-in-review begins with the "Fresh Developments" which here also serve (mostly) as the "Top Stories" of the year. Our retrospective begins with one of the year's biggest stories, which was...

Friday, Dec. 19 2014, 04:10 PM

The week right before Christmas is supposed to be a joyous one, but Hollywood was an industry rocked by surprising decisions about the comedy The Interview that set scary precedents. The Weekly Ketchup covers those events, and seven other of our usual, more entertaining and less controversial news stories, like who will direct Star Trek 3 and casting news for Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange.

Friday, Dec. 12 2014, 05:00 PM

This Week's Ketchup covers seven days in film development headlines that cover such movies as 23 Jump Street, Aquaman, Ghostbusters, Star Trek 3, and the return of the Japanese Godzilla franchise.

Friday, Dec. 05 2014, 04:51 PM

This Week's Ketchup covers nine days of movie development news (last week's was published early, pre-Thanksgiving), covering such movies as the James Bond movie Spectre, the comic book adaptations Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange, and Deadpool, and sequels for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and (maybe) Frozen.

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Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014, 03:20 PM

This week's Ketchup comes to you on a pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday, allowing for coverage of a few stories that didn't fit in last Friday. Included in the mix are ten movie development news stories covering such films as James Bond 24, Wonder Woman, X-Men: Apocalypse, Zoolander 2, and a Janis Joplin biopic.

Friday, Nov. 21 2014, 05:45 PM

This week's Ketchup includes movie development news stories about movies such as Captain America: Civil War, and new remakes of 1984 and Going in Style, and a new Tinker Bell movie. There's also new roles for Andrew Garfield, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pratt, and Keanu Reeves.

Friday, Nov. 14 2014, 04:20 PM

This week's Ketchup covers seven days of movie development news for such movies as King Arthur, Playmobil, Wonder Woman, the next James Bond movie, and new roles for Robert De Niro, Dwayne Johnson, and Julia Roberts.

Friday, Nov. 07 2014, 04:20 PM

This week's Ketchup covers ten stories from the world of film development news, such as the latest announcements about Don Quixote, The Six Billion Dollar Man, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Toy Story 4.

Friday, Oct. 31 2014, 05:20 PM

This Week's Ketchup includes lots of big news for various Marvel superhero movies (like Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and two new Avengers movies), as well as news about Steven Spielberg's The BFG, and new roles for Ricky Gervais, Keanu Reeves, Seth Rogen, and Renee Zellweger.

Friday, Oct. 24 2014, 04:15 PM

This week's Ketchup covers movie development news stories about such movies as My Little Pony, X-Men: Apocalypse, a Cabin Fever remake, and a sequel for indie classic Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Friday, Oct. 17 2014, 04:20 PM

This week's Ketchup covers the week when both Marvel and Warner Bros made big superhero movie announcements (Captain America 3, The Flash, Cyborg, Suicide Squad, etc). Other movies did still make the news, however, like Ghost in the Shell, Pete's Dragon, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and... Minecraft?

Friday, Oct. 10 2014, 04:10 PM

This week's Ketchup includes ten top film development news stories about such projects as James Bond 24, LEGO Batman, Little House on the Prairie, The Purge 3, and new roles for Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston.

Friday, Oct. 03 2014, 05:27 PM

This week's Ketchup includes ten top stories from the realm of movie news, including the video game adaptations Angry Birds and Tetris, sequels to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Now You See Me, and potential new roles for Ben Affleck (twice), and Adam Sandler (four times).

Friday, Sep. 26 2014, 04:20 PM

This week's Ketchup covers over ten stories from the "film development" angle, including the newest reports about the science fiction sequels Prometheus 2 and Star Trek 3, and the two zombie movies featuring Game of Thrones cast members.

Friday, Sep. 19 2014, 04:20 PM

This week's Ketchup covers over ten movie development news stories, including comic book adaptations (Deadpool and Suicide Squad), monster movies (Skull Island, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and remakes (Ben-Hur, I Know What You Did Last Summer).


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