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Not even two new chick flicks could draw female viewers away from watching the Broncos crush the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Sure, it's hard to guess which movies will be big enough draws to pull people away from their living rooms on Super Bowl weekend. But the studios were wrong about nearly every new offering this weekend, and so were the box office analysts. The only new r
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Predicting the Oscar winners this year is a little like predicting the winners of the early presidential caucuses and primaries -- that's how wide open the field is in some categories, particularly Best Director. In the Oscar race, we had two important g
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Have filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen been getting too conventional? Already this decade, they've made a classical western ('True Grit') and written three relatively irony-free scripts for other directors (including Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' and Steven S
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At last, an Oscar shocker that has nothing to do with the racial makeup of the nominees. This particular shocker happened outside of the televised media spotlight, but it could still change the direction of the Oscar race. It happened over the weekend at
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In honor of Australia Day (Jan. 26), let's take a moment and pay homage to the great movies (and directors and actors) who've come our way from Down Under since the renaissance in Australian film that began four decades ago. It's been a lot more than 'sh
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Forget it, Jake, it's January. Like the title neighborhood in the movie 'Chinatown,' January at the box office is a dark and confusing place where nothing good ever happens. That's how it played out this weekend, anyway, where the best that three new wi
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Happy 85th birthday, James Dean.
For a guy who starred in only three movies, James Dean has had an oversized impact on pop culture. Eighty-five years after his birth (on February 8, 1931) and 60 years after the release of his final film ('Giant'), Dean is still our top poster boy for te
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In honor of "Taxi Driver"'s 40th anniversary.
'You talkin' to me?' It's the 40th anniversary of 'Taxi Driver' (released on February 8, 1976), the movie that gave Robert De Niro his most famous line, put Martin Scorsese on the map, proved that the pre-teen Jodie Foster was an Oscar-worthy thespian, a
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The math doesn't add up. This has been a surprisingly strong January at the box office, with Hollywood raking in more than $1 billion during a month that's traditionally a big post-holiday let-down at the multiplex. This weekend's take was 20 percent abo
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You know what's weird about sequels to animated features? There aren't that many of them. Maybe that's because kids are happy enough to watch 'Frozen' for the 487th time that they don't really need a sequel. Nonetheless, we'll be getting a whole bunch of
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American fans of British TV have long had to make do with what BBC America and PBS choose to import. Of course, there are a lot of shows from across the pond, beyond 'Downton Abbey,' 'Sherlock,' 'Doctor Who,' and the Ricky Gervais original version of 'Th
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Welcome back, Mulder and Scully.
For younger viewers wondering what the big deal is about the return of 'The X-Files' to Fox (for a limited-series run beginning tonight, Jan. 24, 2016), it's hard to grasp how large the original 1993-2002 sci-fi drama loomed over pop culture two decades
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I am a veteran editor and journalist specializing in pop culture. I currently write columns for Moviefone, Rolling Stone, and Time.
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    English and American Languages and Literature, 1985 - 1989
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