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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Why 'Ouija' and Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick' Hit Big, Whither 'St. Vincent'?

    The Hollywood studios get skittish about losing audiences to Halloween trick-or-treats and parties. Even though it's a week away, the studios took a hiatus from opening any star-driven, high-end films. Per usual, a pre-Halloween horror flick-- "Ouija" from Universal--topped the weekend, while "John ...

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    Why 'Gilmore Girls' Coming to Netflix is A Big Damn Deal

    The 2000-2007 dramedy, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, may finally receive the appreciation it deserves.

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    Top Designers Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy's Oscar Dress

    "Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers -- very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people -- and they all said no."

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    Paul Feig Rumored to Direct Female-Led Ghostbusters Reboot

    Name your dream cast here.

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    An Open Letter Of Apology To Melissa McCarthy

    In a sincere My Bad, Box Office Insider delivers a written apology to actress Melissa McCarthy over the beating it gave the opening weekend grosses on "Tammy".

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    Let's Not Put an Obit on Melissa McCarthy's Career Post-'Tammy'

    Why is the entertainment press so quick to write off this singular star?

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    Career Watch: Superhot Melissa McCarthy Needs to Improve on 'Tammy'

    Plenty of people – especially those dismayed by the continued dearth of women who occupy Hollywood power seats – want Melissa McCarthy to continue to prove herself to be the female equal of such bankable male laugh-getters as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell both onscreen and behind the s...

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Holiday Box Office Suffers Worst Drop of the Year

    This fourth of July weekend, the box office, led yet again by Michael Bay's latest "Transformers," suffered a serious collapse. The Top Ten grossed $113 million. That is $107 million less than last year (when the 4th fell on a Thursday). It's worse than that -- no June or July weekend has grossed th...

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    Screen Talk 4: from Sublime Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' to McCarthy's Ridiculous 'Tammy'

    In our fourth Screen Talk podcast, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate the (dubious) merits of Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy"--is it a bad studio movie or a bad indie movie?--and admire the virtues of Steve James' end-of-life documentary about critic Roger Ebert, "Life Itself."

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