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    Reading Comprehension and Ways to Improve It

    Comprehensiveness is an essential element of reading. When reading, you must try to grasp and understand the meaning to gain a better understanding of what you’re reading. Through learning and applying reading strategies and altering the way you read, you’ll be able to enhance your comprehension of reading as well as make reading simpler and […] More

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    How Corporate Looting And ‘Cutthroat Island’ Destroyed Carolco Pictures

    Carolco Pictures was founded by Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar as an independent film company and in their own words: “Since Carolco’s initial public offering of its equity securities in 1986, Carolco’s principal strategic objective has been to produce several major “event” motion pictures for worldwide release each year with well-known creative elements and broad-based […] More

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    The 10 Movies That Crushed Orion Pictures

    Orion Pictures went into Chapter 11 reorganization in December 1991, with $690 million in debt and 10 completed features waiting for release. We are going to take a look at the 10 very delayed movies that were Orion’s last hope to remain a functional financier and distributor post-bankruptcy – an insurmountable challenge when your strongest […] More

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    The 12 Movies From Defunct Cinergi Pictures

    Cinergi Pictures was formed by Andrew Vajna after he left Carolco in 1989 and the company was designed to finance big-budget ‘event films’ for Disney. Disney would distribute the movies stateside and contribute 30% – 35% of the budget — but capped their investments on the more expensive fare at $20 million. Most of these […] More

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    The 8 Movies That Died At The 4th of July Box Office

    The Fourth Of July frame sees usually two types of releases – the studio’s most expensive tent-poles and the less fortunate movies positioned as counter-programming. Here are the 8 movies that died at the 4th of July box office over the past two decades. 1. The Lone Ranger (2013) The irresponsible production costs, plus a […] More

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    The Worst Golden Globe Nominations From 1982 To The Present

    The Hollywood Foreign Press has been known for handing out nominations to celebs over thesps and crowd-pleasing hits over artistic fare in hopes to increase TV viewership.  Some nominations and awards have been bought (2011 “Payola” lawsuit) and others will have you ask “how the hell was that nominated?” The Hollywood Foreign Press Association took […] More

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    12 Bombs Of Christmas

    Christmas.  No holiday has given us more cloying and irritating movies.  Here are 12 movies to ruin the holidays. Black Christmas (2006) Sure, the director claims he’s humiliated by the final product and Bob Weinstein’s interference and it barely makes a lick of sense, but this is one of our guiltiest of guilty pleasures.  Director […] More

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    26 Cancelled Movie Franchises

    As it looks like it’s the end of the line for the Blade Runner franchise, here are 26 other canceled franchises. In alphabetical order: Battlefield Earth (2000) Battlefield Earth 2?  In a perfect world, it would exist.  Instead, we’re stuck with austerity, war, nightmare weather, and no Battlefield Earth 2.  Read More Battleship (2012) A […] More

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    With Suburbicon Bombing: A Look Back At George Clooney’s 5 Previous Movies

    George Clooney has directed a movie every three years since 2002 — here’s a look at his 5 previous movies. 1. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) George Clooney’s directorial career began with 2002’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, based off the book by former game show host and irritant Chuck Barris.  The screenplay was written […] More

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    When Does a Movie Break Even At The Box Office?

      When Does a Movie Break Even at the Box Office? The old adage of ‘double your budget = break-even‘ is just not the case for most films in release. So let’s go through everything you need to know about how the box office works – well, not quite everything, but here are a few […] More

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    20 Biggest Movie Bombs 2005-2015: Vol. 2

    In alphabetical order, we continue our look at the 20 biggest movie bombs from 2005 – 2015. Jupiter Ascending (2015) Jupiter Ascending was co-financed by Warner Bros (40% of the production costs), Village Roadshow (40%) and Rat-Pac Dune Entertainment (20%) for a huge $179 million. Jupiter Ascending underwent reshoots in January 2014 and had more […] More

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