BIG NEWS! GORE GETS HOWARD STERN’S TIME SLOT – “THE NEW MOVIE SHOW WITH CHRIS GORE” moves to TUESDAYS, 10:30 PM on FX and gets picked up for 12 NEW EPISODES!!! Here is the official press release from FX:
[ FX PICKS UP 12 MORE EPISODES OF THE NEW MOVIE SHOW WITH CHRIS GORE ]
Gore and His “Cinematically Incorrect” Rotating Panel of Movie Pundits Move to Tuesdays, 10:30 PM ET/PT
Los Angeles, CA – May 5, 2000 – The irreverent weekly movie review show, [ The New Movie Show with Chris Gore ] , has been picked up for 12 more episodes, it was announced by Peter Liguori, President, FX. On The New Movie Show, Film Threat’s founder and editor Chris Gore and a rotating panel of youthful, outspoken pundits rate the week’s films in a “cinematically incorrect,” roundtable style. [ Beginning on May 9, the series will switch to a new night, Tuesdays at 10:30 PM ET/PT. ]
In each half-hour episode, Gore leads the four panelists into a discussion of the week’s releases, and then uses the films as a springboard for other topics such as “Was this the worst casting choice in film history?” and “Do celebrities play retards to win Oscars?” Chris wraps up the reviews with the “Gore Score,” summarizing the week’s releases on a scale from “pick of the week” and “video” to “cable” and “wait for a long flight.”
“With the summer movies upon us, The New Movie Show brings a genuine, unique voice to the peak box office season’s reviews on television,” said Liguori. “We’re thrilled to further showcase Chris Gore and his irreverent guests as the summer blockbusters hit theaters.” Rotating panelists on the show have included: Anne Thompson, West Coast Editor of Premiere magazine; Andy Jones, Reviews Editor, E! Online; Ralph Garman, movie critic for KROQ FM Radio Holly McClure, syndicated entertainment writer and radio host; Mark Ebner, entertainment journalist and internet entrepreneur; and Susannah Breslin, a contributor critic with Roughcut.com.
In 1985, Chris created Film Threat as a college fanzine in Detroit. As the fanzine evolved into a respected national magazine, he relocated to Los Angeles in 1989. Film Threat magazine fast became a leading source for information about films. The print version of Film Threat has since been retired. However, the web site, Film Threat, is one of the most popular sites about movies on the Net (www.filmthreat.com). Chris has been featured on television shows such as MTV’s Big Picture, CNN, Cartoon Network, Sci-Fi Channel, American Journal, Premiere Story, Geraldo, and Bravo’s Split Screen, among others. He was named one of “LA’s 50 Most Interesting People” by Los Angeles Magazine and has written for numerous other magazines, including Harper’s, IndieWIRE, Spin and Details. He is the author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, and the forthcoming Never Coming to a Theater Near You. In addition, Chris has been a judge at the Slamdance Film Festival (Sundance’s alternative spin-off festival), the Florida Film Festival, the Athens Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, USA Film Festival, and for the American Film Institute.
[ The New Movie Show with Chris Gore ] is produced by James Rowley, and executive produced by Gary Auerbach and Mark Cronin, founders of Mindless Entertainment, who in 1998 partnered exclusively with FOX Television Studios. With numerous TV and film credits between them, Gary and Mark have a track record of creatively reinventing genres for the next generation. They’ve brought young guys to late night with FX’s The X Show, and made games shows hip again with MTV’s Singled Out, which Gary executive produced and Mark produced. Mr. Auerbach has also just written and directed a feature for Polygram Films entitled, Just Your Luck, starring Vince Vaughn. He has also created, directed and produced numerous reality, comedy and documentary series for MTV and other networks. Mr. Cronin has been producer, writer, and contributor for numerous Howard Stern projects including his syndicated television show, his radio show and The Howard Stern Interview special on E! Entertainment Television. Mr. Auerbach and Mr. Cronin partnered in 1997 after realizing they both shared the same Mindless vision.
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FX is a branded general entertainment basic cable network geared toward viewers with a young, savvy mindset. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of fearlessly original programs, daring acquired series, provocative event films, plus marquee sports. The network launched in 1994 and is seen over 48 million homes. For more information go on line at [ www.FXnetworks.com ]