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Weekend Box Office: Three Straight Weeks At #1 For 'The Help'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 4, 2011 3:53 AM
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There are all sorts of qualifiers to this summer becoming the most financially robust in box office history. Chief amongst them are both the inferior product, but also the illusion of 3D prices, which do an excellent job of covering up the consistently-dropping attendance numbers. In other words, money is money, inflated or otherwise, and not enough people balked at the enhanced prices, even though a number of 3D films loudly flopped this summer.

In Theaters: 'Shark Night 3D,' or 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy'?

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • September 2, 2011 7:21 AM
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Feel that morning chill? That's right, it's undoubtedly September, and film fans should be rejoicing. Goodbye and good riddance, August 2011, you were not one of those Augusts that defied the stereotype as the summer dumping ground. In the past few years, auteurs like Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") and Quentin Tarantino ("Inglorious Basterds") boldly ventured into the month of August with varying degrees of success, and many hailed these maneuvers as groundbreaking for August's status. Well... August 2011 promptly set all right again with the dismal releases we've experienced.

Review: 'Shark Night 3D' A Joyless, Trashy Thriller

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • September 2, 2011 1:01 AM
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When Rogue Pictures announced that their forthcoming horror film “Shark Night 3D” was going to be rated PG-13 instead of R, they shepherded it into theaters with two strikes already against it. Especially following the go-for-broke gratuitousness of Alexandre Aja’s “Piranha 3D,” but really in the wake of every single killer fish movie since the original “Jaws,” to deny an audience gory dismemberments or even just gloriously pointless nudity feels, well, irresponsible. But with “Snakes on a Plane” director David R. Ellis behind the camera, “Shark Night 3D” is a full-fledged, bottom-of-the-ninth strikeout, a trashy, stupid, joyless, and overlong thriller that makes Aja’s grand guignol look positively arty by comparison.

Watch: Bikini & Butt Is Bait In 'Shark Night 3D' Clip; 'Arena' May Be The Worst Sam Jackson Pic Yet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 9:28 AM
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It's Monday, the beginning of August and another long work week so here's some pulp nonsense to rest your brain with.

New Looks At Literary 'The Raven,' Sepia-Toned 'Immortals' & Nature Channel Horror 'Shark Night 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 2:50 AM
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Forgive the quips, but we're tired and Comic-Con hasn't even started yet. With San Diego -- a whale's vagina -- set to become nerd heaven for next few days, there will posters, pics and more. So pour some Red Bull into your eyeballs, because the first batch starts here with Relativity dropping some visual bombs to kick things off.

The Horror! New Pics From 'Cabin In The Woods,' 'Fright Night' & 'Shark Night 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 5:02 AM
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Plus 'Final Destination 5' Poster & '11-11-11' TrailerReady for updates on some scare movies coming up in the next little while? Well, ready or not, here we go.

'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Man Of Steel' & More Skip Comic-Con As Major Studios Stay Away This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 3:09 AM
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Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Disney & The Weinstein Company Pass On San Diego; Marvel On The FenceThe comic/geek crowd are either the most important group to court for genre films or their influence is overstated; it really depends on who you ask. In recent years, the very vocal contingent has generally been thought of as essential to making sure more challenging or niche fare finds an audience or least makes its budget back, but a series of disappointments and flops have the studios reconsidering. Last year, Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" was met with widespread geek acclaim only for the Universal film to sputter at the box office (though to be fair, the marketing for that film did little to embrace anybody outside the core of fans). "Sucker Punch" got major buzz and died on the vine this past spring, while "Tron: Legacy" played modestly despite nerds flipping for footage that Disney teased as early as 2008 (though yes, it has done enough to convince the studio get a sequel moving). And both "Skyline" and "Let Me In" faltered when they hit screens later in the year, after doing the San Diego Comic-Con rounds.

Watch: 'Shark Night 3D' Trailer Bites

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2011 9:14 AM
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Babes! Boobs! Sharks! RUH ROH.

New Posters Land For 'Harry Potter 7.5' & 'Shark Night 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 2:57 AM
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Grab your morning cup of coffee and let these latest one sheets help perk you up this morning.

New Pics: 'Super 8,' 'X-Men: First Class,' '30 Minutes Or Less,' 'Cowboys And Aliens' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 1:45 AM
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New Looks At 'Shark Night 3D,' 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' & 'Crazy Stupid Love'Summer movie season is a just a couple of weeks away, kicking off with "Thor" and in order to get you prepped, EW just released their massive summer preview issue with a boatload of new images (print edition; not yet online) from a number of films that will be gracing screens over the next new months. So here are some fresh looks at the films that will have us queuing up at the multiplex this summer.

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