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Summer of near-blockbusters isn't all good news for studios

...summer gone, there has yet to be a blockbuster in the $200 million to $300 million...firing people. The string of near-blockbusters, combined with well-performing smaller...Meanwhile, as the slate of non-blockbuster action pictures has shown, it isn't...

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Reel Releases: Directors make leap to big-budget films

...a love for superheroes.Here are a few filmmakers that, after making a name in serious cinema, went on to big budget blockbusters. DARREN ARONOFSKY ? Darren Aronofsky's career has been something of a slow build, marked by close brushes with big...

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`Star Wars' juggernault began slowly

...changed the way Hollywood regarded blockbusters, special effects and the as-yet-untapped...scholars trace Hollywood's current "blockbuster mentality" to "Star Wars." "That's...McCallum. "There's always been blockbusters - `Birth of a Nation,' `Gone With...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/31/mov_203411.shtml
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`Star Wars' juggernault began slowly

...changed the way Hollywood regarded blockbusters, special effects and the as-yet-untapped...scholars trace Hollywood's current "blockbuster mentality" to "Star Wars." "That's...McCallum. "There's always been blockbusters - `Birth of a Nation,' `Gone With...

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Video rental store stocks soar

Talk about your blockbusters. With little fanfare, the three...eye-popping returns this year. Shares of Blockbuster, the sector leader with 4,800...ones are expanding their reach. Blockbuster is doing a deal to sell some RadioShack...

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Business
Wide film choices bring record revenue at theaters

LOS ANGELES -- Action blockbusters, family fare and thrillers combined to hoist Hollywood to a record $200 million Memorial Day weekend. "Star Wars: Episode...

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Life & style
'Jumper' is not anchored by any concepts that bring coherence

...zero substance. Director Doug Liman, who has made a huge leap of his own from small 1990s gems such as Swingers and Go to blockbusters such as The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith , initially offers up what feels like a globe-trotting thriller for...

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Collection of works earned writer fame

...Carolina Heights perch overlooking the riverfront skyline of Augusta, Edison Marshall spun out the historically accurate blockbusters of Viking warriors and swashbuckling Yankee sea captains that made him a best-selling author for the first half of the...

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Metro
At the movies: 'Insomnia'

...weekend marks the traditional start to Hollywood's big summer season, yet we've already had two of summer's biggest blockbusters ("Spider-Man" and "Star Wars") and two rock-solid "counterprogramming" films for adults ("Unfaithful" and...

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Actors reveled in zany action roles in 'Speed'

...VEGAS --- Speed Racer stars Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci are better known for smaller independent movies than summer blockbusters. They could not pass up, however, the chance to work with Larry and Andy Wachowski on the brothers' first writing-directing...

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