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Daily Beast: Is the Summer Blockbuster Dead? -- Me: No.

Jul 15 2014 8:18am CDT | Source: Big Government

You have to take with a big grain of salt any kind of analysis that uses a one-off as evidence that our diverse, fickle, impossible-to-nail-down culture has crossed some kind of Rubicon. The Daily Beast looks at Summer 2014's terrible box office receipts and wonders aloud if the "Summer Box Office Is Dead?" The answer of course is, no. While Summer 2014 is down overall by about 20% over last year, it's important to keep in ...
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“Fast Times” and “Risky Business” created the ’80s: How these iconic teen films led the way to “Heathers” and John Hughes

Jun 15 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: Salon.com

Sean Penn, Tom Cruise and the revolutionary "Ridgemont High" and "Risky Business" made a decade ...
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8 actors whose box-office draw is nosediving

Jun 15 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: WND

(NYPOST) — With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year. The 51-year-old is not alone in his midlife crisis: Here ...
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Box Office: Sequels Rule or Why Hollywood Does Nothing Original

Jun 14 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Big Government

Sequels, reboots, remakes and sequels of rebooted remakes. We all hate them. We all complain about them. Very few conversations about Hollywood don't contain that complaint. But just like you and I, the powers-that-be in Hollywood look at the box office grosses and see that a well-reviewed original piece of work like Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow" is tanking while sequels, reboots, and remakes work as their own cash machine. A good example is this weekend. A sequel ...
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Box Office: 'The Fault in Our Stars' Wallops Tom Cruise

Jun 7 2014 8:41am CDT | Source: Big Government

Women ruled the box office this weekend, a rarity during the summer months when action-driven tentpoles aimed at young men are what the season is supposed to be about. Coming in first is what will forever be known as Fox 2000's cash machine: Produced for just $12 million, the teen tearjerker "The Fault In Our Stars" will open its eyes Monday morning to a first weekend take of $50 million-plus. Deadline calls that "astronomical." A ...
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Box Office Predictions: Will 'Fault in Our Stars' Upstage 'Edge Of Tomorrow?'

Jun 6 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Big Government

Will Edge Of Tomorrow be Summer's latest upset victim? Last week, Sensei's call on Maleficent was impressively close, easily beating other prediction sites. Ironically, by posting a low prediction, Sensei was also closer on box office flop A Million Ways To Die in the West (film came in way under projections). Go figure. This week, another potential box office upset looms. Sensei's weekend predictions and revenue results are as follows:  1. The Fault in Our Star ...
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Hollywood Playbook: Wednesday's Top 5 News Items

Jun 4 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Wachowski's 'Jupiter Ascending' Delayed 7 Months - February 2015 With Warners' promotion machine already in second gear (but not 5th), the movie predicted to be the biggest flop of the summer has been delayed for 7 months just 7 weeks before its original July release date. The studio claims the special effects weren't ready. Whatever the reasoning, this was a smart move. Even movies with all kinds of positive buzz ("Godz ...
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The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Jun 3 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

On Friday, President Obama announced that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki had tendered his resignation. Shinseki's resignation came after numerous allegations of mismanagement and neglect at our nation's VA hospitals. Over 100 members of Congress, including 43 Democrats, called on Shinseki to resign. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said if Shinseki did not resign voluntarily, President Obama should fi ...
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Box Office: Jolie Soars, MacFarlane Stumbles

May 31 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Big Government

With the Thursday and Friday numbers in, Deadline predicts Angelina Jolie's fractured fairytale "Maleficent" will land somewhere between $63 million and $70 million by Monday morning. An A from CinemaScore means terrific word of mouth, so it is hard to estimate precisely. This weekend's other new release, Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West," is looking as though it will land at the low-end of ...
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