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Ride Along review
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‘Ride Along’ Review

If you’ve recently watched Antoine Fuqua’s hard-bitten 2001 cop drama ‘Training Day’ and found yourself imagining what it would look like with a zippy comedic cast and a bizarrely convoluted plotline, Tim Story’s 'Ride Along' is the answer to your oddly specific cinematic dreams. For the latest round of big screen "good cop, bad cop, dumb cop," Kevin Hart and Ice Cube star as diametrically opposed do-gooders with very different ways of getting things done, even as they both rigorously adhere to the letter of the law.

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2014 Razzies Nominations
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2014 Razzie Nominations: ‘Grown Ups 2,’ ‘After Earth’ and ‘Movie 43′ Lead the Pack

The "Golden Raspberry" Razzie awards set out to do the opposite work of the Academy Awards and "honor" the year's worst films, and every year, they have plenty of material to work with. While 2013 may have been one of the best years for movies in recent memory, it was also home to enough deplorable junk to make this a fairly interesting (if not at all surprising) year for Razzies.

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2014 Oscar Nominations
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2014 Oscar Nominations Announced! ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ Lead With Ten Each

The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by 'Thor 2' star Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. So who are the 2014 Oscar nominees? Who were the big surprises and the big snubs? Find out!

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‘Devil’s Due’ Demon Baby Prank Scares People in New York

It may be gimmicky and a little goofy, but we love it when films decide to do a little viral marketing by scaring people, like 'Carrie' did in the recent past. In this prank, 'Devil's Due' has sent a demon baby out into the streets of New York City to scare the living crap out of people.

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New Study Reveals Americans Aren’t Going to the Movies; Blame 3D and Rude Moviegoers

Every year presents a new apocalypse for the film industry and every year sees movies and theaters evolving to match the increasingly strange age that we live in. However, Hollywood's evolution may not be happening fast enough to win back certain audiences. A new Harris Poll asked Americans about their moviegoing habits and the results are a fascinating combination of the surprising and the not-so-surprising.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lone Survivor’ is the Weekend’s Lone Victor

New releases have a habit of floundering in January, which tends to be one of Hollywood's biggest dumping grounds. Even this year's big January horror release, which is commonly a sure thing, floundered. What does tend to do well are the prestige pictures that opened late in the previous year (often in limited release) and finally expand in the new year, riding awards momentum to solid box office.

Of course, this is just a roundabout way of saying that Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor' emerged from limited release this week to kick everyone's ass at the box office.

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Debbie and Mike Tyson at Golden Globe Awards  (Photo Facebook)
Debbie and Mike Tyson at Golden Globe Awards (Photo Facebook)
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Lake Nebagamon Woman Attends Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Debbie  Kaszynski grew up in Lake Nebagamon. She attended school in Lake Nebagamon, (my mother-in-law Imogene McGrath was her fifth grade teacher), and later attended Northwestern.

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The Legend of Hercules Review
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‘The Legend of Hercules’ Review

In the late 1950s, American bodybuilder Steve Reeves somehow ended up in Italy and made a cheapo production of 'Hercules.' It spawned an avalanche of knockoff strongmen films -- some starring Reeves, some featuring a rather malleable new character named Maciste -- and are just wretched examples of boring cinema that, for whatever reason, I ended up seeing quite a bit of as a little kid. But to an 8-year-old back then, sub-Ray Harryhausen special effects and wafer-thin plots still managed to impress. Hey, it was a Sunday afternoon and a color TV.

It's easy to say “they don't make 'em like that anymore,” but the spirit of these garbage movies is alive and well in Renny Harlin's charmingly awful 'The Legend of Hercules.' Starring Kellan Lutz as a block of concrete that has to fake the classic British accent (even though Hercules is Greek), this is boring by-the-numbers dross from the artless Millennium Films, best known for 'The Expendables' films. It has maybe three good fight scenes and two moments that are so over-the-top bad you just have to laugh, and that makes for some undeniable entertainment. The best way to describe 'The Legend of Hercules' is as the fake movie that teenagers in movies go to see.

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‘Willy Wonka’ Cast Members Then & Now

Veruca Salt. Augustus Gloop. The names alone conjure up crystal-clear images for anyone who loves the 1971 classic 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.'

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Star Wars Episode 7 Comics Marvel
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Lucasfilm and Marvel Team Up For New ‘Star Wars’ Comics

In 1977, Marvel Comics published the very first 'Star Wars' comic book. Now, nearly 40 years later, George Lucas' beloved universe is coming home. In an act of unsurprising corporate synergy, Lucasfilm has announced that, beginning in 2015, Marvel will exclusively publish new 'Star Wars' comic books for the fans hoping to experience the saga outside of the main films.

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The Rock Teases Involvement In a DC Superhero Movie

Earlier today, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson answered questions from fans as part of a free-for-all Twitter Q&A. Although you can check out the rest of the questions and answers by searching for the #RockTalk hashtag, one item should prove particularly interesting to fans of comic book movies. The beloved action star said that he's met with Warner Bros. executives concerning a DC Comics movie of some kind.

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Netflix Plans Major Purge – Here’s the Full List of TV Shows and Movies Expiring in 2014

Netflix is planning to expire a pretty sizable list of TV shows and movies in 2014. Here's the full list.

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