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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?

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12/28/2012 at 04:00 PM ET

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Jordin Sparks is stepping out of her comfort zone and into some very daring dresses.

The singer reveals to PEOPLE.com that the graphic-print gown with mesh insets (left) she wore to the American Music Awards last month was a big decision for her.

“Instead of wearing

Here’s your five-day holiday box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II – $ 64.0 million

2. Skyfall – $ 51.1 million

3. Lincoln – $ 34.0 million

4. Rise of the Guardians – $ 32.6 million

5. Life of Pi – $ 30.1 million

6. Wreck-It Ralph – $ 23.0 million

7. Red Dawn – $ 22.0 million

8. Flight – $ 11.3 million

9. Silver Linings Playbook – $ 5.9 million


Welcome to The Last Sci-Fi Blog, a column dedicated to science fiction on film.

The Sci-fi Book Club: Cloud Atlas Is Experimental Science Fiction at Its Best

Cloud Atlas made its big premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival a few days ago  and it was not surprising that reactions were all over the place. Anyone who has read the book could have predicted that (read the… Continue reading Pondering the Massive 'Cloud Atlas' Movie, and Why 'The Manhattan Projects' Needs to Become a Movie

This question originally appeared on Quora.

2012-03-20-MKothariProfile.jpgBy Monika Kothari, Anthropology and political theory student

This is going to be mostly speculative on my part, because I haven’t read Battle Royale, though it is somewhere on my list. I guess the answer to this depends on what you mean by a “hit”. I think that, taken in context, Battle Royale actually was quite a hit, but it never really… Continue reading Why Did The Hunger Games Become Such a Hit in the United States but Battle Royale Did Not?