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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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    High Strung Free Dance, from Endeavor Content and Atlas Distribution Company, presents the story of two young arts professionals in New York City, pursuing their creative dreams while working day jobs, hustling to live and make it.

     
  • While We’re Young Review – A Fresh Comedic Middle Age Drama

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    While We’re Young, from Scott Rudin Productions and A24, brings to the screen an engaging comedic drama filled with culture clashes, passion points and middle aged awakenings pairing realistic dialogue with very real situations to deliver a charming, appealing, back to the future trip.

     
  • The Pulitzer at 100 Review – Captivating, Informative, Pulitzer’s Most Memorable Moments

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    The Pulitzer at 100, from First Run Features, presents the story of the Pulitzer Prize, with historical accounts from Joseph Pulitzer's humble beginnings and the prestigious honor his award has become weaving throughout stories from scholars and winners.

     
  • Breath Review - Coming of Age Surfing Drama Has Heart

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    Breath, from Film Rise, presents a heartfelt coming of age drama which has two best pals suddenly and irreversibly captured by the wild waves off the Australian coastline and a onetime champion who agrees to mentor them.

     
  • LA 92 Review - Graphic, Brutal, Shocking Footage of LA Riots

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    LA 92, the National Geographic documentary, is one of four films that have been released on the Rodney King verdict and subsequent violence that erupted almost immediately and continued over a three-day period in April 1992.

     
  • Brian Banks Review - Gripping, A Rare Exoneration Highlights Shocking Injustice

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    Brian Banks, from Bleecker Street films, brings to the screen the story of the Long Beach football star, who spent eleven years fighting a wrongful conviction, and his story from USC committed to convicted rapist to free man.

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

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    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.

     
  • Replicas Review - Intriguing Storyline, Advanced Science Sells This Sleeper

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    Replicas, from Di Bonaventura Pictures and Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, brings to the screen the collision of science verses humanity when the cruelty of life delivers an incapacitating blow forcing the ultimate decision between life and death.

     
  • Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Found Guilty

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    Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the notorious leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, has been found guilty, after six days of deliberations, on all ten counts associated with running a global narcotics distribution organization, in Brooklyn Federal court.

     
  • Patriots Day Review – A Triumph! Powerful, Authentic, Challenging

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    PATRIOTS Day, from CBS Films and Lionsgate, brings to the screen a recreation of the Patriots Day Boston Marathon bombing, the stunning finish line trauma, a four-day manhunt, and the key players that made Boston residents and Americans feel a national pride.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Immigration Ban Challenges Trump; E.O’s; PM May Visits WH; Princess Diana; MTM/Emmanuelle Riva

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    President Donald Trump spent his first full week as the 45th President alienating our nearest neighbors demanding the Mexican government pay for the proposed "Border Wall" that resulted in the Mexican President cancelling an upcoming White House visit.

     
  • Business/Finance: CNBC Exclusive: CNBC’s David Faber Speaks with Quibi CEO Meg Whitman (Transcripts)

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    CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” are Live from the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The following are the unofficial transcripts of CNBC Exclusive interviews conducted by CNBC’s David Faber.

     
  • You Were Never Really Here Review – Joaquin Phoenix Delivers a Heart Stopping Performance

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    You Were Never Really Here, from Amazon Studios, British Film Institute, Film 4 and Why Not Productions, presents the story of a traumatized former soldier who stateside becomes the search and rescue muscle to a private investigator.

     
  • Money News: Paris Terrorist Attack Sends Investor Confidence Plummeting; Dow, European Markets Close Down, Asian Up

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    The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attacks sent reverberations throughout the world as investors remained shaken and concerned. The December Jobs Report, released from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, heralding another success for the Obama Administration couldn't save the Dow Jones Industrial Market from sustaining heavy losses.

     
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    La vacuité des discours politiques des grands partis français, incapables d'appréhender les mutations contemporaines, a laissé le champ libre à deux adversaires, LREM et Rassemblement National, enfermés dans un débat manichéen dangereux pour la République.