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Summer flicks look to boost dragging box office


In this special summer preview edition of Box Office Beat, we’ll be looking over the entire summer slate to see which films will do the best and which films will likely have to make the most of it on cable television.   This time last year, The Avengers opened to an astronomical $207.4 million and […]

Filmmaking juggernauts team up for 1970s thriller


J.J. Abrams keeps on coming back to a box he received in his childhood. As a boy, Abrams was given a ‘mystery box’ — unknown items inside a box labeled only with a question mark. Abrams, now nearly 45, has never opened it, but has said the box’s tug on his imagination greatly influences his […]

Looking beyond the summer blockbusters


Summer’s starting early this year. In Hollywood, at least, summer begins with the release of the first big blockbuster hopeful. Thor, due May 6, will be followed by countless other “event” movies, big-budget action flicks and a record number of sequels. The summer box office will no doubt be dominated by the likes of the […]

It’s just science


Following FBI scientists as they investigate strange occurances, Fringe premieres season three and fills some gaps between unanswered questions from last season.