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Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on to the top two spots at the box office this weekend, handily defeating the disappointing Expendables 3.The Top 12 earned an estimated $128.8 million this weekend, which is up six percent from the same frame last year. This August remains on track to be the biggest ever at the domestic box office with around $1 billion.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 57 percent to an estimated $28.4 million. The movie avoided the 60-percent-plus drop of many of Summer 2014's blockbusters, which is a solid win considering the poor reviews and mixed word-of-mouth. Turtles has so far earned $117.6 million, and will pass G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($122.5 million) in the next few days.In its third weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy eased 41 percent to $24.7 million. On Saturday, it eclipsed Thor: The Dark World's domestic total; with $222.3 million in the bank already, Guardians is going to have »
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In his first public appearance since his firing by Sirius Xm for a racial tirade on Twitter, former “Opie and Anthony Show” host Anthony Cumia showed no remorse as he joined the panel on Fox News’ “Red Eye.” “People picked it apart,” Cumia said of his since-deleted Twitter tirade against a black woman who allegedly assaulted him in Times Square. “It wasn't racist.” Also read: Angry Anthony Cumia Fans Cancel SiriusXM Subscriptions After Firing Over Racist Tweets When challenged on that point by co-host Andy Levy, who cited Cumia using words like “animals” and “savages” in his posts, Cumia said it was “misconception. »
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HBO can cross Fox News off their invitation list for the “Entourage” premiere. The panelists of Fox News's “Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld” responded to the news of the “Entourage” movie wrapping filming by ripping on the stupidity of the show. “The idea of an ‘Entourage’ movie — can we get anymore evil?” Gutfeld riffed. “I feel like every actor would think that is the dream show,” actress Joanne Nosuchinsky argued. “Yeah, we get to be cool on TV and be this cool in real life and go to the party after we played that we were at the party. »
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As with most Fox News programming, Jon Stewart is baffled by "The Five," a panel show featuring a rotating roundtable of hosts. Luckily, he has "The Daily Show" correspondent Samantha Bee to make sense of it all for him.
On Tuesday's (Jan. 14) episode, Bee performed her one-woman show, inspired by "The Five," and it was something special. "'The Five' is a storyboard of the human condition," she explains. What most see as yet another political panel show, Bee understands as truly "a story of love," rooted in "riding the boner train to pound town."
In Bee's eyes, the real story is about panelist Dana Perino, "a young girl, new to the big city, with big dreams and a heart so pure it makes Mary Poppins look like a disgusting whorebag." Enter Greg Gutfeld, "Red Eye" host and, according to Bee, a bad boy and "a pill-popping afternoon drunk who's riddled with hepatitis. »
5 items from 2014
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