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The nominees for the 34th annual Razzie Awards have been announced, and it is a cavalcade of horrible films and acting. Is anyone really surprised After Earth scored a bunch of nods? Somehow I don’t think Will and Jaden Smith will show up to receive their rewards like Sandra Bullock had the class to do… read more

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It’s that time of year where we see which films were the biggest box office flops of 2013. 2013 has come to a close, so now we can see what films were sure to have gotten at lease a few executives yelled at. A few notes on the table, the vast majority of those listed… read more

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The Summer 2013 film season was a wild ride for the studios, but can any of them learn lessons from the results? Two major notes before we dive in. Some of these films are still in release, but they have still been named winners and losers based on projections. I.E. Getaway only came out this… read more

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It was a good Fourth of July at the box office this year with a 12 percent increase over last year. Some movies, however, did not partake of the success. Despicable Me 2 took the weekend easily with $82.5 million, and a total of $142 million over the first five days of its release. Seeing… read more

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Pixar continued to reign supreme at the box office this weekend while terrorist attacks on the White House are once again shown to be a bad idea for a film. Monsters University again took the top spot at the box office this weekend with a healthy $46.18 million, representing only a 44 percent slide from its opening… read more

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Pixar is a hit making machine and looks unlikely to slow down any time soon. Monsters University continued the winning ways of Disney’s Pixar by scoring $82 million at the box office this weekend to easily win the weekend. This is the second best opening ever for the studio, beaten only by Toy Story 3… read more

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Could DC Comics finally be on its way to being the next Marvel when it comes to super-hero movies? Man of Steel soared to the top spot at the box office this weekend with $113 million. In addition to its Thursday take this brings it to $125 million domestic so far off of a $225… read more

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Once again the top film at the box office proves that you don’t always need a huge budget to succeed. With a budget of just $3 million, The Purge took in a surprising $36.37 million in its opening weekend. The reviews haven’t been the best so it should be interesting to see how this holds… read more

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It seems Will Smith learned some harsh lessons this weekend: Don’t constantly work with your son, and stay away from M. Night Shyamalan. Fast & Furious 6 held on to first place in its second weekend despite a 64.5 percent drop from its opening weekend and came in with $34.5 million. It’s tracking ahead of Fast… read more

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On an overly crowded holiday weekend, some very fast cars were able to weave their way to the top of the box office. With two franchises launching new installments this weekend, it was anyone’s guess as to which would come out on top, by Fast & Furious 6 show to number one easily for the… read more

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Are you ready for a big budget suckfest? Say hello to the After Earth trailer. Will Smith is back to force one of his children – this time its Jaden – on the world, and along for the ride is the scourge of filmmaking, M. Night Shyamalan. If anything guarantees I won’t care for this film, it’s the… read more

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Welcome to the second quarter of 2013 and time to take a look at the beginning of the summer film season! I decided to attempt something new this year where I would make some comments about every major release for the year before they released. I have compiled the list and broken it down by… read more

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