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Box Office Roundup: Films Audiences Loved, Critics Hated

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Most of us have strong feelings about our favorite movies. We expect our friends to enjoy them, and we assume that movie critics know how to fairly judge them as well. Audiences and critics, however, do not always see eye to eye. PrettyFamous wanted to find out which films the crowd loved and critics hated.

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Film Fun: 24 Must-See Cult Classics

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It can be tricky to determine which films have cult-classic status. After all, they're usually films that initially received little notoriety, only to evolve over time into truly appreciated works. By definition, cult classics have the ability to still bring in new audiences and inspire new traditions. (Screenings of "The Room" usually involve games of football and plastic spoon throwing in the theater.)

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25 Critically Acclaimed Movie Flops

For many box-office flops, the reason for the failure is evident in bad acting, poor casting, weak writing or a lack of imagination. In other cases, a movie bombs because it cost too much to make or didn't live up to the hype that surrounded its release.

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ALLIED, Robert Zemeckis’ Intense WWII Thriller Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, Comes to Home Media

Hailed as “gripping, powerful, and epic ” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) Academy Award®-winning* director Robert Zemeckis’ (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) seductive thriller ALLIED makes its home entertainment debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 28, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

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Jodie Foster And Dean Tavoularis To Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer AFI Conservatory Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis, for their contributions to the art of the moving image.

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Experience David Attentborough's Planet Earth II; Premieres February 18, 2017

David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II has become the most-watched nature show in history and it hasn’t even made it to the USA yet. The BBC show is set to premiere in America on February 18, 2017. The six episodes cover diverse landscapes across the globe, and Exodus has a trip to every one.

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From CANNES: Wonder Woman And Monster Filmmaker Patty Jenkins To Receive The 2018 Women In Motion Award

Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC's The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union.

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THE FIRST LINE: NEW 200th Anniversary Trailer (Link)

Giancarlo Giannini leads an international all-star cast in the dramatic courtroom thriller The First Line, exclusively acquired by Netflix and currently available for streaming highlighting the recent 200th anniversary of the acquisition of the Parthenon Marbles by the British Museum.

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Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins Among Artists At 2017 AFI Awards Luncheon

America's finest film and television artists were among the guests honored by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AWARDS luncheon.  With no winners or losers, AFI AWARDS celebrates the creative ensembles behind the year's most outstanding storytelling in film and television.

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Vimeo Original Series High Maintenance To Premiere November 11th

(September 24, 2014 | New York, NY) Vimeo announced today that it's set to premiere a new round of episodes of married couple Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's heralded series High Maintenance on November 11th, 2014. Three new episodes will be available on the 11th, followed by another set of three in early 2015.

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Celebrities Who Have Won the Most Emmys

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The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are just around the corner. The ceremony will be hosted by Andy Samberg on Sept. 20 and broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Some of this year’s top shows include “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black”—but as a TV buff, you already knew that.

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Cannes Film Festival - Cannes Classics 2017

The program of Cannes Classics 2017 will be dedicated for its most part to the history of the Festival. Almost fifteen years ago, when the relationship between contemporary cinema and its own memory was about to be shaken by the emergent arrival of digital technology.

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WALT DISNEY Releases Two New Trailers from its 2013 Slate

From Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, and Walt DISNEY comes their newest collaboration THE LONE RANGER starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. WALT DISNEY/ PIXAR also released a new trailer for the summer 2013 release of the hilarious MONSTERS UNIVERSITY sequel to MONSTERS INC., in theaters this December.

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THE BIBLE, THE TELEVISION EVENT OF THE YEAR SHATTERS HOME ENTERTAINMENT RECORDS

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 8, 2013 – The epic miniseries, THE BIBLE, continues its unprecedented success with its home entertainment launch and quickly became the biggest selling TV on DVD in the last 5 years and the biggest miniseries of all time on Blu-ray™, Digital HD™ and DVD in its first week of release.  THE BIBLE series is flying off store shelves around the country with 525,000 units sold.

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BLACKHAT Review - High Stakes Hacking Thriller

BLACKHAT, from Universal Pictures, presents a cat and mouse cyber terror thriller traveling the information super highway and back alleys through the streets of Hong Kong and Los Angeles where ingenuity meets the latest technology each vying for dominance.

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Celebrity Interview: Tom Volf Talks on the Making of Maria by Callas, the Process, and the Surprise Acceptance

Tom Volf the first time director behind the international sensation Maria by Callas, the documentary from Sony Pictures Classic of the immortal Opera singer, recently sat for an interview as his film completes an unbelievable year of global premieres.

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Has the Once Golden BRAVO NETWORK Lost Its Luster?

Despite an eight-year relationship that somehow managed to achieve monogamy for most of 2010, it appears that my hot and heavy affair with the Bravo Network might finally have run its course. A famous New Englander once said, “Nothing gold can stay,” and I guess deep down I always suspected that this would happen, but that doesn’t relieve the sting, or worse, the disillusionment.

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The Tonight Show Transition: Ageism versus Popularity

Well, its official, after no less than the second major late night shake-up in almost as many years, Jimmy Fallon will in fact be taking over NBC’s The Tonight Show from Jay Leno as of 2014. Of course, to call its departing host of more than twenty years anything less than polarizing would be inaccurate, but still, this just feels a bit wrong.

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    Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast states obliterating the landscape leaving in its wake unimaginable destruction and ruin, and then barreled across the mid-west and up the eastern seaboard, leaving a trail of death, damage and devastation.

     
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    Relic, from IFC Midnight, brings to the screen a riveting layered story that begins with a missing parent, gone for two weeks, her sudden return, the haunting and bizarre behavior that follows, hidden secrets and decay.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Pushes Nuke Deal; China Visit; Wildfires; Williams, Jennings, Gifford

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    President Obama addressed media over the week on the intricacies of the Iranian Nuclear Deal as the full congressional vote is quickly approaching and Washington's movers and shakers have left the capital for the annual summer vacation.

     
  • Money News: DOW Rebounds; London, Canada Follow; Mexico, India, Hong Kong Markets Down

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, gave chase to the bear market, regained nearly all the previous week losses surging with triple digit gains to, in one week, regain the standing of the previous week and year profits.

     
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    CANCER 101 and New Yorkers for Charity recently held their annual Black Tie Gala at the historic Loeb Boathouse in New York’s Central Park.

     
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    THE GREEN HORNET, a high energy, fast action, comedy adventure, from Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures recently held its press junket at the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

     
  • Hands of Stone Review – Engaging, Solid, A Box Office Knockout

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    Hands of Stone, from The Weinstein Company, presents the epic story of Roberto Duran, a dirt poor Panamanian slum baby pegged for boxing greatness who rose to rule with the help of a legendary New York trainer Ray Arcel.

     
  • Miami Arts: The Frost Art Museum Opens 2019 With Soul Stirring Truths of Life In America

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    Two stirring photographic essayists open 2019 at the Frost Art Museum (FIU) capturing two disenfranchised groups; a family’s daily life with the catastrophic Flint Michigan Water Crisis and America’s hidden aging culture of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Saudi's Hail Trump; FBI/Russia; Iran; Seed Bank Breech; Weiner; NYC Ram Attack

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    President Trump, leaving his embattled government behind, traveled to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, following with meetings in Israel, with Pope Francis in Rome, at the NATO Summit and culminates with the G7 Summit in Sicily.

     
  • CNBC Exclusive: Under Armour CEO and Chairman Kevin Plank and Under Armour President and COO Patrik Frisk Speak with CNBC’s Courtney Reagan

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    Under Armour CEO and Chairman Kevin Plank along with Under Armour President and COO Patrik Frisk spoke with CNBC’s Courtney Reagan on CNBC’s "Squawk Box" today, at the new NYC store in the Westfield World Trade Center shopping center.

     
  • California Coast Classic Bike Tour Presented by Amgen Announces 2018 Routing

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    The California Coast Classic Bike Tour (CCC) presented by Amgen, an 8-day flagship fundraising ride for the Arthritis Foundation, today announced the route for its 2018 edition, which will cover 575 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles this September 22-29.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Signs Farm Bill; SNAP Cuts; January Job Reports; EUI Bill Fails; Putin Reigns at Sochi

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    President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2642, the Agriculture Act of 2014, into law this week deeply disappointing advocates of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who expected the president to veto any version that included SNAP cuts.

     
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    Las Vegas is home of gold-plated adventures, including, the 2017 NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors. To honor the Champions, we created a gold-filled Sin City guide guaranteed to bring out the inner Midas of any Instagrammer.

     
  • U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to ObamaCare (Q&A)

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    The United States Supreme Court, in a 7 to 2 decision majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court said employers do NOT have to pay for abortions or birth control for their employees.

     
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    Casting By,” from Creative Chaos Ventures and Tashtego Films, brings to the screen the back story behind of the rise of the modern day Casting Director and the evolution of the Entertainment Industry.