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Things Just Ain’t What They Used to Be: Movies Studios from the 90s to Now

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What is up with the lack of original content being produced these days? Neil Turitz takes us back to a time when not every movie was a sequel and looks at how we got to where we are.

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Ansel Elgort, Anthony Mackie Highlight Actors Lacing Up for NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Anthony MackieThe NBA Celebrity Game announced its rosters and the pressure is now on, though it’s nothing an Avenger can’t handle.

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GHOSTS OF WAR (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMNear the end of World War II, Five U.S. soldiers are confronted by a horrifying supernatural enemy in a French Chatuea where they are stationed.

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DEL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen an aspiring comedian gets a job driving his famous but eccentric improv teacher, they develop a close relationship.

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What Becomes of the Ousted Studio Head?

Lynton 3What do former studio heads do after they have been pushed out of their leadership roles? Neil Turitz analyzes the current state of studio execs careers and some potential moves to be made in the near future.

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The New Neighbors (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA couple discovers their community is full of dark secrets after they move into a wealthy suburban neighborhood.

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AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe dying marriage of our heroine Lulu Danger takes an unexpected turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform a surprisingly popular ‘magical’ event.

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Vita and Virginia (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of the friendship between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf.

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Untitled Hatton Garden Heist Project (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of a gang of retirees who planned and executed the $300 million Hatton Garden jewelry heist using how-to books.

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BUTTERFLY IN THE TYPEWRITER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles John Kennedy Toole’s futile attempt to publish his book “A Confederacy of Dunces” that eventually won a Pulitzer Prize after his death.

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THE NUN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSpin-off revolving around the demon nun who first appeared in The Conjuring 2.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Leads the Pack of Decent Trailers from the Super Bowl: Here Are Five That Stood Out

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The Super Bowl featured a lot of commercials for movies and TV and most of them were nothing to call home about. Here are some of the best and the worst trailers from Super Bowl Sunday.

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The Price of Admission (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMRather than dealing with his failing marriage and mid-life crisis, a playwright begins writing himself into his latest play, confusing his own reality.

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Why oh Why Do Any Movies Come Out Super Bowl Weekend?

Lego BatmanSuper Bowl weekend always delivers a blow to the box office, with movies taking extreme falls from previous weekends. What’s the formula surrounding this time of year with movie releases and are there any movies that are immune to the damage inflicted by the Super Bowl? There just might be.

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THE SEA CHANGE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA couple with a marriage in crisis meets a young woman who changes their perspectives about their relationship.

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Action Park (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJohnny Knoxville and his friends get the opportunity to operate their very own large and extremely dangerous theme park. What could go wrong?

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A SEPARATION (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a woman begins her new life after she breaks up with her unfaithful husband, she discovers that he has gone missing in Greece and reluctantly sets out to find him.

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Lapham Rising (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMHarry March is a retired writer and born-again Evangelical who goes to war with his ostentatious millionaire neighbor, Lapham.

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One Plus One (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA single mom who is always down on her luck in the ever-chaotic world of raising teenagers meets a handsome stranger and finds love again.

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States of Emergency (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline is being kept under wraps.

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Batfleck Returns, Or Not

Batman Ben Affleck ExcerptNeil Turitz discusses how Ben Affleck stepping down as the director of the upcoming Batman film impacts its potential, the DCEU at large, and Affleck’s career.

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BUM DEAL (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter failing to break into the business world, two slackers hire a homeless man to pose as a venture capitalist to get them in.

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Untitled John Lennon and Yoko Ono Love Story Project (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono and their peaceful activism.

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The Effect of Writing Contests on Hollywood (Part One)

screenwriting excerpt In this three part series we will look to examine where the screenwriting contest came from, how they operate, how they have become so important, some of the people they’ve helped, how some reps use them to scout new talent, and more.

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SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter her hippie British parents are murdered, a young woman raised in a Sufi shrine in Morocco teaches Qur’an to children but is always considered an outsider.

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Teen Spirit (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA shy teenager living in a small town in Eastern Europe enters an international singing competition.

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Mistborn: The Final Empire (Sales)

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Girls Like Us (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMRachel Lloyd’s personal account of surviving the commercial sex industry and becoming an activist and counselor to others.

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The Reboot of Samurai Jack Has a Premiere Date (Things We Love)

Samurai JackAfter being off the air for 13 years, Samurai Jack will start a fifth season on Adult Swim. Fans of the show from the 2000s will finally be able to have all of their questions answered with a revamped protagonist.

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All This Great Television Content Is Creating a Bubble, and It’s Bound to Burst

stranger-things-excerptThe television landscape is not as pie in the sky as you might think. This bubble of peak TV is going to burst. It’s not a question of if, it’s a matter of when, and how we’re going to adapt to the new reality when it does.

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