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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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    Often in the shadows, The OSCAR Shorts have become more than the beginnings of greater potential with big budget efforts, big budget payoff and their own streaming platform, the OSCAR Shorts have arrived and the world is noticing.

     
  • Haute Home: The Brand Best Equipped to Become the Smart Home King

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    Sixteen years after the Disney Channel released the spooky, made-for-TV movie “Smart House,” the film now seems positively prophetic. Complete with voice commands, temperature control and a pleasant, Siri-like response system, Disney nailed several of the next decade’s tech breakthroughs. It’s as if the filmmakers knew we’d get Nest, Google Now and Apple TV in just a few short years.

     
  • Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies

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    Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon's surface, died Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio, after experiencing complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82.

     
  • CNBC EXCLUSIVE: Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky Speaks With CNBC’S Meg Tirrell

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    Covering the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CNBC provided this exclusive transcript of a conversation with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky who discussed healthcare, new technologies, breakthroughs, cures, consumer satisfaction, prescription pricing and Amazon.

     
  • Ratchet & Clank Review - Charming, Thrilling, Fun Space Age Animation

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    Ratchet & Clank, from Gramercy Pictures, presents an intergalactic space battle of epic proportions in a galaxy far, far, away, as two unlikely companions become heroes and with the new found fame face challenges that could bring cataclysmic disaster.

     
  • Barely Lethal Review – Entertaining, Family Fun for All

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    Barely Lethal, from RatPac Entertainment and RKO Pictures, brings to the screen a fun, over the top, teen angst dramedy of life and the cataclysmic atomic clash as under the radar super spy lives her dream with Middle America normal family.

     
  • Rob The Mob Review – A Pure Adrenaline Rush

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    "Rob The Mob," from Millennium Entertainment, brings to the screen a previously untold story of two improbable heroes of the Gotti era mob wars in this fast moving, explosive, comical, unpredictable, true crime drama that shook Manhattan.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Syrian’s Assad Challenges Obama; Iranians Elect Moderate Cleric President

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    President Obama has issued his strongest warning yet to Syrian leader Basher al-Assad as the troubled dictator has gathered military support from Russian President Vladimir Putin as he seeks to defend his country.

     
  • Fifty Shades Darker Review – A Steamy, Romantic, Sex in Seattle, Romp

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    Fifty Shades Darker, from Universal Pictures, brings to the screen a steamy, sex in Seattle sequel, that has our two young lovers rekindling their romance, refining their technique, revisiting boundaries and taking things to a whole new level.

     
  • HL Lifestyle: National Pizza Day Presents The Pizza Capital of Every State

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    Papa John’s Pizza benefited handsomely from Peyton Manning after the Super Bowl. “The Sheriff” shook hands with Papa John after the game and mentioned his love for the delicious steaming meat lovers supreme. Though these were supposedly unpaid, they are unsurprising given Manning’s financial ties to both brands.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Bans Media; Russian Cyber Trail; Travel Ban; Rachel Dolezel

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    President Trump went on the offensive this week barring seven major media outlets from a White House press conference over the unsympathetic reporting and general reporting that didn't fit his belief of media responsibility.

     
  • High-Design and Zero-Emission: Frauscher Shipyard’s New Fully Electric Yacht

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    Renowned yacht builder Frauscher Shipyard, who has been building some of the world's most luxurious yachts since 1927, has launched a clean, silent electric version of its 740 Mirage Air powered by Torqeedo's Deep Blue 100i.

     
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Third Child; Queen Sends Condolences to Houston

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    Buckingham Palace announced via a press release today, that Prince William, heir to the throne of England and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce they are expecting their third child.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Hurricane Recovery; HHS Resigns/Homeland Still Vacant; Fake News; S.I. Newhouse

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    President Donald Trump took on Puerto Rico's Mayor Carmen Yulin accusing the politician who is seeking financial assistance from the United States to assist in the recovery efforts of the obliterated island nation of poor leadership.

     
  • Marc Friedland Couture Communications Hosts The Envelope Please Preview

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    Marc Friedland, creative director of Marc Friedland Couture Communications and the official designer of the famous OSCAR winner's envelope, recently hosted an exclusive preview event at his Venice Boulevard studio.