Take Two for December 17, 2012

Hollywood Monday: Fox reacts to Sandy Hook, 'The Hobbit' wins the box office

The Hobbit

New Line Cinema

Still from "The Hobbit."

Mondays, L.A. Times entertainment writer Rebecca Keegan joins us to talk about Hollywood.

There is some news about box office and other things today, but we wanted to focus on the Sandy Hooks shootings, and the reaction to it in Hollywood. Fox pulled episodes of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" last night, worried that the material could come across as insensitive.

On "Saturday Night Live," the usual comedic opening was replaced by a children's choir singing a very somber version of Saturday night. And there were also some movie premieres cancelled.

This weekend was also very successful for "The Hobbit." Which brings up an interesting subject. There are many of really long films coming out this season. "The Hobbit" runs just under three hours, "Lincoln," "Les Miserables," "Zero Dark Thirty," are all more than two and a half hours.

What happened to the idea that a movie should be 90 minutes? And don't theater owners hate long movies?


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