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  1. And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, a Message From the 'Saturday ...

    John Lopez

    Impressionists have second-class-citizen status in comedy. Even Steve Coogan once dismissively compared his and Rob Brydon's spectacular Michael Caine-off in The Trip to watching a juggler: impressive but meaningless. Yet, maybe p...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Box Office Report: Hollywood’s Cardinal ‘Sin’ (...

    John Lopez

    Don't be surprised if Marvel's Kevin Feige starts green-lighting movies based off mutant stick figures he sketches on the back of a cocktail napkin: The previously anonymous Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the summer's bigge...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. After 'Barton Fink 2': A Proposed Nine-Year Franchise P...

    John Lopez

    Please, God - or whatever swirling chaos tornado the Coens worship - grant John Turturro's wish. For years now he's been kicking the tires on a Big Lebowski spinoff for his iconic character Jesus. He&a...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  4. Why the Failure of 'Expendables 3’ Didn't Doom th...

    John Lopez

    Sometimes a rising tide doesn't lift all boats, especially when one boat is a massive cruise liner laden with a metric ton of 60-year-aged action star beef. Even though we all apparently decided to start going to the multiplex agai...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. Summer Box Office Winners and Losers: Talking Raccoons, Failing M...

    John Lopez

    Get ready for the invasion of the wisecracking animals with weapons. Given Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' $65 million opening on top of Rocket Raccoon and Friends lighting up the saggy summer box office last weekend, you just know t...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. How 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Cherry-Bombed the Box Off...

    John Lopez

    What a difference a trailer makes. Remember back in February when Guardians of the Galaxy was just the oddest curio in Marvel's bottomless cabinet of wonders? No offense to Parks and Rec fans, but Andy Dwyer teaming up with the Sl...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Q&A: ‘Happy Christmas’ Director Joe Swanberg on C...

    John Lopez

    Somewhere in the last few years, "mumblecore" went from aesthetic insult to defiant badge to legitimate entry in our collective film consciousness. Now it's all but ready for wiki-history books, and if you need proof, just look at Joe...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. 'The Leftovers' Despair-o-meter: Ranking the 10 Most De...

    John Lopez

    Do you have too much joy in your life right now? Bored by endless summer nights sipping crisp, tart sangria with friends and loved ones? Have you been occasionally forgetting to twist in anguish over the cruel vicissitudes of fate? Fortunately,&n...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. Four Lessons From This Year’s Disastrous Fourth of July Box...

    John Lopez

    Maybe Americans have finally, truly, deeply embraced Futbol: The Beautiful Game. At least that's the excuse some pundits are pitching to explain this Fourth of July's massive box office boner: "because World Cup.&...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  10. Dissecting 'Third Person,' 'Crash,' ...

    John Lopez

    If you want to start a knife fight with a film nerd, casually suggest that Crash 100 percent deserved its Best Picture Oscar for its profound examination of contemporary race relations. (Personally, I think Avenue...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  11. Did ‘Blended’ Bombing Finally Blow Up the Adam Sandle...

    John Lopez

    Remember when Adam Sandler was a Teflon-coated moneymaker whose lowest-common-denominator comedies could shrug off a locust plague's worth of bad reviews and still bank $100 million at the box office? Well, no longer. This Memorial Day week...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  12. Spidey vs. Seth: How ‘Neighbors’ Buried ‘The Am...

    John Lopez

    [Note: This post contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the movies, proceed at your own risk.] "Dude, Zac Efron totally just beat up Spider-Man and took his Lunchables" was the subtext of pretty much every box-office...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  13. Q&A: 'Neighbors' Director Nick Stoller on Seth Roge...

    John Lopez

    Nick Stoller's a rare director: Somehow he's carved a niche for himself making raucous studio comedies that gut-punch your funny bone without feeling like they sold their souls for a fart joke. For all the gross-out gags and profa...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  14. Hot Property: Let’s Turn Michael Lewis’s Best-Selling...

    John Lopez

    After The Blind Side and Moneyball (and all their Oscar cachet), Michael Lewis could write a Yelp review and Hollywood would option it. That's just about what producer Scott Rudin did, acquiring Lewis's l...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. Holy Box Office: How ‘Noah’ Drowned Its Critics With ...

    John Lopez

    Make that a hat trick for Paramount. On three different occasions in less than a year, the peanut gallery of industry insiders has gleefully labeled an ambitious, big-budget film from that studio's stable...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  16. 'The Walking Dead' Recap: There's No 'I'...

    John Lopez

    If you're still showering off the moral sludge of last week's Walking Dead - wherein survivalist schoolmarm Carol Old Yeller'ed her tween psychopath protege Lizzie &...

    Blog | March 24, 2014