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Summer Movie Flops

Thursday, August 01, 2013

2013 may be remembered as the year of the flop. Six major movies have fallen far short of expectations already: After Earth, White House Down, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, R.I.P.D, and Turbo. A. A. Dowd, film editor for The A.V. Club, discusses the box office disasters of the summer, and explains how the industry might try to avoid a similar string of flops in the future.

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Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Is Now the Time to Panic about Europe? And The Economics of Summer Blockbusters

Friday, June 08, 2012

For more than two years, the European economy has see-sawed between potential collapse and stability.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Summer Movies!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

From blockbusters to under-the-radar indies, Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, looks ahead to summer movie season. What movies are you most excited about this summer? Let us know!

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Royal Romances On and Off Screen

Friday, April 22, 2011

In this week's Movie Date, Kristen is crackling with excitement for the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Movie Date: Stupid Movies Worth Watching This Summer

Friday, April 15, 2011

In this week’s podcast, Kristen and Rafer talk about the movies they’re most looking forward to seeing this summer. Warning: most of them are extremely stupid.

Here's a sampling: Woody Allen's new star-packed flick "Midnight in Paris"; "Larry Crowne," starring Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks; "Bad teacher with Cameron Diaz as a drunk irresponsible teacher and Justin Timberlake as the hot new sub; Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "Magic Trip"; "The Change Up," starring Ryan Reynolds; and "30 minutes or Less," about a pizza delivery guy-turned robber.

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