Robert Hofler

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Evan Thomas

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Fond of war films as a kid, Thomas found himself "transfixed as an eighth-grader" with the World War II film "The Enemy Below," directed by Dick Powell in 1957. Years later, he went on to write "John…

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Two biopics have special resonance for Goodwin, perhaps, because they cover important eras in American history that she has written about. Having won a Pulitzer Prize for "No Ordinary Time: Franklin…

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Tim Gunn

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Not many college deans have their own TV shows, but that's where Gunn now finds himself: He hosts "Project Runway" in addition to being chair of fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design in…

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Anna Netrebko

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In the L.A. Opera's recent production of "Manon," Netrebko updated the 18th-century French courtesan to a starstruck 1950s teenager trying to impersonate the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gina…

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Alfred McCoy

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As a historian of Southeast Asia and what he calls the "covert netherworld," McCoy makes ample use of documentary films in his classes at U. of Wisconsin-Madison. One film he shows students is Errol…

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Paul E. Steiger

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"Hollywood tends to draw its villains from business, and they tend to be cartoonish, which is OK. You get your villains where you find them." That's the expert opinion of Steiger, managing editor of…

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Michael Govan

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The CEO and director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" at age 5, and "Those images forever haunt me," Govan says. "My greatest interest in art is modern and…

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Judith Jamison

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Jamison refuses to pick only one movie that might have changed her life. "I've got a whole list here!" she begins. "First off, any musical by Busby Berkeley," the director of the Alvin Ailey American…

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Kurt Vonnegut

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"The message of the film is that war makes people crazy and they behave in bizarre ways," Vonnegut says of "The Bridge on the River Kwai." He connects with David Lean's 1957 Oscar winner for two very…

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Dave Barry

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Barry points to the "futile and pointless" gesture in "Animal House" as a turning point in his evolution from immature adolescent to immature adult.

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$1.6M

    Cume to08.28.14: $258.3M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    1
    Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$1.1M

    Cume to08.28.14: $150.7M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    2
    Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
  3. 3

    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$1.0M

    Cume to08.28.14: $20.6M

    If I Stay

    3
    Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%

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