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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Friday, January 04, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Preview

"Texas Chainsaw" may be one of the most widely recognized horror titles in pop culture, but it can't compete with found footage or fantasy figures. Last year, "The Devil Inside" defied expectations with a huge $34.5 million early January debut despite an extremely low budget, a 7 percent critical average and a CinemaScore of "F." "Texas Chainsaw 3D," this weekend's only major new flick, isn't likely to repeat the success of "Devil." CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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