Box Office: Older Women Turn No Good Deed Into a Hit, Guardians Crosses Milestone


Here’s what happened at the domestic box office this weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy passed $300 million both domestically and internationally, No Good Deed was the first film to open above $20m since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Dolphin Tale 2 somewhat failed to convince audiences it was significantly different enough from the first Dolphin Tale.  Internationally, Lucy continued its

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Here’s the First Trailer for Serena, the Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper Movie They Shot Over 2 Years Ago


You know how just yesterday I was talking about Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, and openly wondering why it has been sitting on the shelf for over 2 years?  That was funny timing on my part because StudioCanal just released the first trailer for Serena today. As a reminder, Serena is based on a 2008 novella by Ron Rash,

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The New Trailer for Walt Disney Biopic Walt Before Mickey Looks Like a Great TV Movie

Walt Before Mickey

Tom Hanks.  Thomas Ian Nichols.  One of them is, well, Tom Hanks, and the other is the mopey guy from American Pie who wasn’t Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Stiffler, or the guy who had sex with Stiffler’s mom.  If your memory goes back far enough you might even remember Nichols as the young kid who’s freakishly strong arm helped him

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It Stars Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper – So, Why Has Serena Been Sitting on the Shelf for 2 Years?


Pretty much exactly 2 years ago Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the Toronto Film Festival where it won the People’s Choice Award.  Sure, it was kind of odd watching Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as an on-screen couple given their 17-year age difference, and those with firsthand experience with bipolar disorder found parts of the film offensive even if its

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See the New Batmobile Even Though We Still Won’t Actually See Batman v. Superman Until March 2016


Batman Vs. Superman (screw its official title, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) does not come out for something like 19 more months.  That’s long enough that the new iPhone Apple just announced this week will probably be obsolete by then.  It’s also a movie still being directed by Zack Snyder, and if you were on the hate it side

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The Non-Story About Alison Brie’s Inolvement with Season 6 of Community

Allison Brie Community

This kind of story just annoys me because it’s not really a story.  The press looked at a vague Twitter exchange yesterday between a fan and a writer for Community, and jumped all over how you could interpret the writer’s response to mean that Alison Brie is not returning to the show. Here’s the Twitter exchange: @JeffWinger77 not sure yet.

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Box Office: Guardians Rules One of the Worst Box Office Weekends in The Last Decade


Here’s what happened at the domestic box office this weekend: The summer movie season is over, and Hollywood responded by taking the weekend off to focus on the Toronto Film Festival (and announcing layoffs at Warner Bros and shuffling the executive ranks at DreamWorks and Paramount, etc.).  So, the only new release, The Identical, absolutely bombed with just $1.9 million, failing

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Was Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story Too Classy for Its Own Good?


Saved by the Bell’s legacy is best captured by the reactions of two current teenagers featured in YouTube’s hilarious “Kids/Teens React To…” series in which modern kids are shown pop culture artifacts of the past and agree to have their genuine reactions taped.  When shown the opening credits of Saved by the Bell, one bubbly brunette gleefully exclaimed, “Oh, Saved

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HBO Passed & Everyone Mistook it For Kinsey: How Masters of Sex Became the New Mad Men


Nice try Playboy Club and Pan Am, but Showtime’s Masters of Sex (about sex research pioneers Dr. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson) has pulled off what you couldn’t: become a hit TV show while mostly just ripping off Mad Men.   Or that’s what you could very easily assume based upon a cursory glance.  Like Mad Men, Masters of Sex is a character-driven period (staring in the

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