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Jack Ryan Flop Surprise Setback for ‘Generic Male Name’ Movie Genre

Jack Ryan Flop Surprise Setback for ‘Generic Male Name’ Movie Genre

The movie Jack Ryan flopped opening weekend, a surprise setback for the growing genre of films whose titles are just extremely generic male names. The thriller, starring Star Trek lead Chris Pine as Jack Ryan, the less-than-memorably named hero of late author Tom Clancy’s bestselling novels, took in only $17.2 million during its opening weekend. It […]

Michael Douglas Cast as Marvel’s Ant-Man

Michael Douglas Cast as Marvel’s Ant-Man

In some major surprise casting, Oscar and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Douglas is set to play the superhero Ant-Man in the upcoming Marvel movie of the same name. He will appear opposite Paul Rudd, who also plays Ant-Man in a complicated, idiosyncratic script said to be breaking new ground in the superhero film genre.   Douglas […]

Obamacare Enrollment Surged to 2.2 Million in December

Obamacare Enrollment Surged to 2.2 Million in December

Insurance enrollment in Obamacare (known properly as the Affordable Care Act) surged to 2.2 million Americans in the month of December. The White House had long predicted this growth in the number of people gaining new insurance via the services provided by the controversial new law, and this good news comes as a welcome boost […]

First Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer Released [Video]

First Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer Released [Video]

The first Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer has been released by HBO, and it is already fueling fan speculation on how this adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series will proceed. The trailer (watchable at the bottom of this article) has already been watched millions of times since arriving Sunday. Five volumes of […]

Polar Vortex Traps Airline Passengers, Commander Riker in Time Loop

Polar Vortex Traps Airline Passengers, Commander Riker in Time Loop

The “polar vortex” phenomenon grounded thousands of flights Monday, trapping airline passengers in airports and Starfleet Commander William Riker in an inexorable time loop. In the Midwest, temperatures plunged to 40 below zero as a result of dense, frigid air from this freak effect. The vortex locked travelers in a seemingly endless cycle of delays, […]

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