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50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

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How Big-Budget Movies Flop

Despite the recent box-office failures of Exodus, Ben-Hur, and Gods Of Egypt, studios continue to fund big-budget movies they hope will achieve blockbuster success. The Onion provides a step-by-step breakdown of how one of these movies becomes a flop:

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

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Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.

Lost Jack London Manuscript, ‘The Doggy,’ Found

RYE, NY—Workers inventorying the estate of a recently deceased Westchester County art dealer earlier this month reportedly stumbled upon a draft of a previously unknown Jack London novel titled The Doggy, and the work is already being hailed by many within the literary world as a masterpiece.

Guide To The Characters Of ‘The Force Awakens’

The highly anticipated seventh episode in the ‘Star Wars’ series, ‘The Force Awakens,’ which will be released December 18, will feature several returning characters as well as a host of new ones. Here is a guide to the characters of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Robert De Niro Stunned To Learn Of Man Who Can Quote ‘Goodfellas’

‘Bring Him To Me,’ Actor Demands

NEW YORK—Immediately halting production on his latest project after hearing of the incredible talent, legendary actor Robert De Niro was reportedly stunned to learn Wednesday that Bayonne, NJ resident Eric Sullivan, 33, can quote the critically acclaimed 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas at length.

Timeline Of The James Bond Series

This week marks the release of the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, Spectre, featuring Daniel Craig in his fourth appearance as the British secret agent. Here are some notable moments from the film series’s 53-year history
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Your Horoscopes - Week Of February 7, 2012

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    The universe, in all its wisdom, has a plan for everyone. Strangely, you're supposed to be the nun who holds up a distributor cap and winks while the Nazis try to start their car.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    That person you've been seeing will finally introduce you to her friends, so it's a good thing you have an appreciation for taxidermy.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You might not always appreciate the story God is using you to tell, but you have to admit He isn't afraid to kill off major characters.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    This would be a good time to start a new dietary regimen, seeing as you haven't eaten in three days.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Sometimes the people in your life are holding you back, despite the best of intentions. Try to be patient as you inexorably drag your struggling co-workers toward the edge of the roof.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    You'll become a household name when society is suddenly in need of a term for "someone who gets hit by a bus once a week."
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    They say if you teach a man to fish he'll eat for a lifetime, but they also say that to become a master you must defeat your teacher, so ask yourself if you want that hanging over your head before giving any fishing lessons.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    You must grasp that actions have consequences. Start by not throwing broken glass over your head and forgetting all about it.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Take heart—old solutions can still work for old problems, especially if getting drunk is your solution to everything.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    You'll soon move to a faraway city where nobody knows who you are, which makes it kind of odd that they're all trying to kill you too.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    People can say whatever you want, but you'll remain firm in your belief that Archie is actually the greatest Manning of all.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    A semitruck full of dimes will hurtle down your street and crash into your house, leaving you with no dreams left to achieve in life.

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