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This weekend saw 'Star Trek Beyond' boldly go where no recent 'Star Trek' movie has gone: to a debut below $70 million. The third film since the franchise was rebooted in 2009, 'Beyond' opened with an estimated $59.6 million, near the low end of expectat
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Happy 30th Anniversary, "Aliens."
As terrifying as 1979's 'Alien' was, the scale and breathless intensity of 'Aliens' -- released 30 years ago this week, on July 18, 1986 -- made the original seem like a chamber drama. Or, as franchise mainstay Sigourney Weaver put it, 'It made the first
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Happy 25th anniversary, "Boyz N the Hood."
Upon its release 25 years ago, on July 12, 1991, 'Boyz N the Hood' was recognized as an instant landmark film. The coming-of-age drama about three young African-American men in South Central Los Angeles launched a decade's worth of similar films. Plus, '
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Happy 40th anniversary, "Family Feud."
Name a beloved game show that debuted 40 years ago this week, on July 12, 1976. Survey says... Yep, it's 'Family Feud,' the popular show currently hosted by the easily amused Steve Harvey, though for much of its first two decades, it made Richard Dawson
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When they hear the word 'vine,' today's moviegoers are more likely to think of short social-media videos than of jungle hero Tarzan. No wonder box office analysts expected 'The Legend of Tarzan' to be a costly flop, along the lines of 'The Lone Ranger' a
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We're in a weird place where a summer blockbuster can open with the huge numbers that 'Independence Day: Resurgence' did and still be considered a box office flop. The alien-invasion sequel premiered with an estimated $41.6 million; opening wide on 4,068
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Maybe they should have called it "Trollbusters."
Maybe they should have called it 'Trollbusters.' For all the sexist internet trolls that spent the last two years sliming the new female-fronted 'Ghostbusters,' the comedy reboot performed pretty much as expected at the box office -- but it remains to be
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OK, TV fans, the Emmy nominations were announced this morning, which means it's time for the annual ritual: set your outrage-meter up to 10, fire up your Twitter feed, and start venting about this year's snubs and surprises. Ready... set... Actually, the
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While it's no surprise that 'The Secret Life of Pets' debuted at the top of the box office chart this weekend, most pundits predicted it would top out around $72 million. They were only off by about $31 million. Sunday estimates placed the cartoon's ear
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"Legally Blonde" turns 15...
It's been 15 years since Reese Witherspoon taught us all how to do the bend-and-snap. 'Legally Blonde' was released this week, on July 13, 2001, and it turned Witherspoon into a bankable leading lady after a decade in movies. It also spawned two sequels
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Happy 30th anniversary, "Labyrinth."
Losing David Bowie in 2016 offered a wistful reminder that, for a lot of younger moviegoers, he was remembered less as a trailblazing musician than as Jareth the Goblin King in 'Labyrinth.' Released 30 years ago this week (on June 27, 1986), the fantasy
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To mark the 40th anniversary of "The Omen"...
Four decades later, we're still haunted by the chilling thousand-yard stare of little Harvey Stephens as Damien in 'The Omen.' Released 40 years ago this week (on June 25, 1976), the occult horror film would mark the only significant acting role Stephens
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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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