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d9e5551c665c6c1eb8a0afcd3390f838 Box Office: How Did Baggage Claim Beat Don Jon?Fox Searchlight

It was a big weekend for romantic comedies at the multiplex, with three of them entering the top 15 on the box office chart. The experts predicted that the one that would come out on top was “Don Jon,” given the star power of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, as well as a wide release in 2,422 theaters. It was expected to make $… Continue reading Box Office: How Did 'Baggage Claim' Beat 'Don Jon'?

darkman The Geek Beat: Sometimes the Best Superhero Movies Dont Come from Comics

I’ve always loved superhero stories. Old issues of The Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up helped me learn to read, and a double feature of Superman and Superman II at the local drive-in was one of the first experiences to spark my love of movies.

In many ways, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without superhero stories – but my most significant superhero movie memories… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Sometimes the Best Superhero Movies Don't Come from Comics

double%20dragon The Geek Beat: Why the Next Batch of Video Game Movies Could Change EverythingIt seems ridiculous to even consider this, but I’m beginning to think some of the upcoming movies based on video games might actually be, well… good.

I know what you’re thinking, folks. This is crazy talk. A good movie based on a video game is like the chupacabra. Most people have never seen one, and the few who claim they have tend to get sympathetic looks from… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why the Next Batch of Video Game Movies Could Change Everything

world war zoriginal 1372081043 How Did World War Z Beat Bad Buzz to Become Brad Pitts Biggest Opener?Paramount

Remember all the doomsaying way back when (up until about three days ago) that Brad Pitt’s zombie epic “World War Z” was doomed to be a flop?

There was all the negative buzz about the troubled production (which cost a reported $ 190 million and included extensive last-minute reshoots of a new ending), the six-month delay from its initial release date (also never a good sign), and the… Continue reading How Did 'World War Z' Beat Bad Buzz to Become Brad Pitt's Biggest Opener?

Season four of The Voice premiered on NBC Tuesday night with new mentors Usherand a feisty Shakira joining  returning champs Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, and while several performances wowed the judges, one contestant in particular stood out.

VIDEO: Shirtless Adam Levine Gets All-Star Help In Spoofing ‘The Voice’ On SNL

Judith Hill — who was hand-picked by Michael Jackson to perform on his ill-fated This Is It tour — floored… Continue reading The Voice Premieres: Is Michael Jackson Protégé Judith Hill The One To Beat?