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Oh, the Cleverness of Titles like “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Links: To think The Hobbit wouldn’t have been the hit it already is or have the opening weekend it had would be nuts. For whatever reason, it’s not resonating with critics, with one even daring to mention the unthinkable of prequels, Star Wars. That’s like jinxing Picaso from ever painting again. Getting $84 million is [...]

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Bring on the Movies!

Catching up: These first two weekends of December have been brutal for the box office and boring for the rest of us to follow along. Suffice it to say that ends this week, when the Hobbit (my guess: $70 million this weekend) kicks off 11 days of pure box office bliss. It’s one of the [...]

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Holiday Movie Preview, Part 2: Breaking Blockbusters

Blockbusters aren’t just for summer anymore. Now it’s the holiday season’s turn to unleash its biggest movies on us with Bond, Bilbo Baggins, bin Laden and Bella all making appearances: CLOUD ATLAS Release: Friday Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon Twitter premise: Trippy time-traveling yarn about living multiple, inter-connected lives. #itsathinker Why you want [...]

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Tuesday Nights Aren’t Big Enough for All of Those Sitcoms

Wednesday links, and tomorrow brings us the blockbuster edition of the holiday movie preview, fyi: One of the biggest ratings battles coming in to this year was destined to be Tuesday nights between 9 and 10, when Fox, ABC and NBC were all airing sitcoms that not only were good, but were all pretty much [...]

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Getting More Worried about Spider-Man …

Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley. Ziggy. Marley. We’ve got Ziggy Marley tickets at The Mount to give away for the June 15 show, step up and get ‘em while you can! If you don’t know yet, you can go here for all of the entry information and rules. Links: I’ve never seen the Critics [...]

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If the DVD Wars Haven’t Begun Already, They Have Now

Way too light on local links this week. What, is everyone still hungover? In the absence of that, let’s hit some links: Hollywood studios don’t like being taken advantage of. So when they built a business model in the early 90s that depended on DVD sales, they just didn’t expect things like Netflix, Redbox or OnDemand [...]

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Invasion of the Trailers

Haven’t done this in a while, and with the trailer release this week for what could be 2012′s two biggest movies, this is as good a place as any to grade some trailers for upcoming movies: DARK KNIGHT RISES The Internet seems to be working just fine, thanks, after the bootleg trailer for Dark Knight Rises [...]

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Memorial Day Blahs

I love the box office stories of every weekend, it’s the first thing I read when I come in at the start of the week. They’re so pathetically hilarious, and they never disappoint. No matter how poorly a movie performs, there are always studio types who spin it so that it looks like their movie [...]

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state of the poprox speech

Yup, here it comes. Every now and then — especially when something good happens, like today — I take some time to announce something and break down what it means to the PopRox readers. Since this is something people have been asking about for the last two months ever since the switch to the new blog [...]

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farewell, nip/tuck

Tomorrow’s blog may be smaller than usual or may not even get done, so I’m packing some extra news into this one: Time to start bikini-waxing nostalgic about the upcoming end of Nip/Tuck, announced Tuesday as March 3. I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out if there’s ever been a show that fell so hard [...]

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