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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Lionel Richie With Inaugural "Recording Artists Inspiration Award"

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today Lionel Richie will be the first recipient of its inaugural Recording Artists Inspiration Award. The internationally-renowned singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist is being recognized for his career achievements and charitable work.

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Celebrity Interview: Stellan Skarsgard and Director Hans Petter Moland on the Making of In Order of Disappearance

In Order of Disappearance, from Magnet Releasing and Paradox, presents a devastated father as he comes to grips with his son's murder and inadvertently begins an inter-cartel slaughter in a revenge filled contemporary dark, Eastern European, drug smuggling comedic-drama.

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    The dream of all fashionistas can now be a reality. Designer clothes, shoes and precious accessories donated by the beautiful 27-year-old model Xenia Tchoumi (her instagram is @XENIA) can now be bought at a huge discount on the online auction platform CharityStars.

     
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    Created by Ateliers d’Art de France, Révélations is a global gathering for all stakeholders in the fine craft sector. Over four days, more than 400 fine craft professionals will welcome some 40,000 visitors – general public and professionals alike.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Stumps for Hillary; Election 2016; Bridgegate; Brexit; SC Serial Killer; Chicago Cubs

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    President Obama has indicted he is monitoring closely the efforts by the Army Corp of Engineers who agreed to issue a pause on the Dakota Access Pipeline construction until further consultation with the local tribes could be completed.

     
  • THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN: A High Voltage, Wild, Swinging Ride

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    Marvel Comics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures recently hosted a special screening for the LA Media of the hugely anticipated high voltage The Amazing SpiderMan at the AMC Theaters in Century City, California.

     
  • Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

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    A recent Bain & Company Luxury Study, indicated the global luxury market is growing at 4% with 2016 numbers topping $1.15 trillion, this coupled with optimistic forecasts of a continuation the upward trend, the hospitality industry is gearing up for elevated demand.

     
  • A Conversation With Battle Los Angeles Director Jonathan Liebesman

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    Battle los Angeles, the gritty war sci-fi drama, directed by Jonathan Liebesman has captured audiences throughout the world with its realistic raw portrayal of a nation, a world, on the brink of annihilation.

     
  • Jayne Avaunt, Canada's Newest Pop Sensation, Hits U.S. Airwaves

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    Jayne Avaunt, Canada’s newest pop sensation, is now blazing the Americans musical charts with her hit single, Hear Me. Hear Jayne out with Hear Me,and see what bloggers are talking about.

     
  • Business News: New York Media Summit 2015 – The State of the Ever Expanding Media Industry

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    Digital Hollywood hosted its annual Spring New York Media Summit with players in the space presenting keynotes, symposiums, panel discussions and projections of the future as the divergent of entertainment, gaming, cable and traditional print, online digital and the exploding video space.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Fails to Rally GOP; ObamaCare Holds; London/ISIS; Mosul/Airstrikes; Cincinnati

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    President Donald Trump suffered an embarrassing defeat this week as lawmakers failed to pull together enough votes to repeal the much-hated Affordable Care Act which has stood nearly fifty GOP fueled attacks during two presidencies.

     
  • Once Upon A Deadpool Review - A Bleeping Good Time

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    Once Upon A Deadpool, from 20th Century Fox, presents a kinder, holiday version of the summer blockbuster with our hero recreating the iconic storytime scenes from Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride to begin the PG-13 version.

     
  • LONDON Terror Attack: Four Killed; 40 Injured in Lone Wolf Islamic Attack; Eight Arrests in Birmingham and London

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    A lone wolf terrorist known to MI5 was shot and killed during an early afternoon Wednesday terror attack that began on London's Westminster Bridge and ended with police engaging the suspect as he entered the House of Parliament grounds.

     
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    "Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn." – Gandhi.  Like Gandhi, we like to think of our bed as a sanctuary, the most relaxing place to start and end the day, an oasis far away from all of our problems.

     
  • London Hip Hop Collective 'Rotten Hill Gang' Featuring BBC 6 Music Favorite Hollie Cook

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    In true Hip Hop style they who pull no punches when it comes to saying it how it really is. With a plethora of talent under one roof Rotten Hill Gang are a breath of fresh London air.  

  • Dry Creek Valley On Tour Brings More Than 25 Sonoma County Wineries To Los Angeles

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    Experience a taste of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley on February 20, when more than 25 of the region’s wineries pour more than 100 wines at Culver City’s Smashbox Studios, alongside gourmet food pairings prepared by Food Network Chef Bob Blumer.

     
  • Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Leaves 12 Dead and at Least 15 Injured

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    At least twelve patrons of a Thousand Oaks, California bar were killed after a lone gunman entered the local country & western favorite tossing smoker bombs and firing randomly into the packed college night crowd.