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The Möbius strip: ‘Blade Runner’ flops, Harvey Weinstein exposed as a sexual predator

Blade Runner 2049 won the weekend box office, but its $32.8 million intake was a fraction of the $50 million domestic the studios were expecting. That said, it should hardly surprise that a film saddled with the combined incompetence of … Continue reading

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Come see our new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie!

Anonymous Disney executive @M.EdgarMaus 13/10 Avast, scallywags of all ages! It’s me, your favorite corporate mascot, Mickey Mouse! And I want to extend to you a personal invitation to come see our all-new, all-different Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead … Continue reading

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40 years of ‘Star Wars’

Forty years ago today, 20th Century Fox dropped Star Wars off into the 32 theaters they could convince to screen it. It was a Wednesday. The studio was worried the movie would be swallowed by other summer releases, so they … Continue reading

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‘Vol. 2’ not as good as first, but with new and different merits

7/10 In August 2014, the first Guardians of the Galaxy burst into theaters as a wildly different offering from the MCU. From the formula that was finally beginning to grow stale — and kept right on doing so with its next … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: ‘Hidden Figures’ repeats easily as a whole batch of new releases flops

Hidden Figures reigned again over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with Golden Globe champion and Oscar favorite La La Land storming up the charts behind it. Of the new releases, it was cheap-looking STX horror flick The Bye Bye Man that performed way over industry … Continue reading

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