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Superheroes, for once, don’t rule Hollywood’s summer

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After a lackluster 2014 summer, Hollywood has bounced back with one of its best seasons ever. But the most surprising part of the turnaround is that superheroes aren’t the ones who saved the day. Instead, Hollywood’s summer was led by a banner season from Universal Pictures, the lone major studio with nary a cape in its cupboard. With a record-setting $5.3 billion-plus in revenue so far this year, Universal has powered Hollywood to a near record summer with a diverse…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.27.15 — $55 million later, the govt’s case against Barry Bonds ends with a whimper

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In the new hit comedy, Trainwreck, there’s a scene where a sports physician (played by Bill Hader) humblebrags to some guys at a party about some of the athletes he’s worked with: LeBron James (who co-stars in the film), Tom Brady and Chris Paul for starters. Those names all draw “ohhhs” from the sycophantic sports fans. But when he mentions Alex Rodriguez, there’s dead silence, followed by a character (played by former SNL actor Tim Meadows) saying, “F*ck him.” That scene…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.24.15 — Scary movies

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Happy Friday, everyone. I was going to write about another subject for today, but it feels a bit trivial compared to the big headline of the morning. I know that the overwhelming majority of gun owners in America are responsible. But even if there’s only a tiny, tiny percentage of people who are irresponsible with guns in this country (of which there are reportedly around 300 million floating around), it’s a problem. This morning Americans are awakening to yet another gun shooting…

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