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Love makes the movie world go ’round

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What would the movies do without romance? More than 90 percent of full-length movies revolve around a romantic main plot and conflict—or, at the very least, a key subplot. So, what are some of the most memorable romantic movies ever made?

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Unproductive penchant for ‘secrets’

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“TWO WIVES.” Big secrets should have an intriguing, beguiling effect on viewers.

Television drama series have to continually keep viewers intrigued about their upcoming twists and turns, but their current penchant for doing so by way of “secrets” to eventually reveal is turning out to be dismayingly unproductive. Can’t drama series’ writers think up something else—and better—to keep viewers viewing?

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Case study of ‘perfect’ marriage gone wrong

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SANTOS. Real challenges of long-term love—and marriage.

Just as “Fatal Attraction” scared and even traumatized some male viewers many years ago, 2014’s most cautionary and emasculating film of the season is David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.”

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No foolproof formula for success

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“THE LION KING.” Has become the most financially successful multimedia production ever mounted.

Showbiz circles are agog over the “breaking” news that “The Lion King” has become the most financially successful multimedia production ever mounted, with a total gross of more than $6.2 billion (and still counting)!

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Stardom is just clicks away

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Aside from “Gangnam-style” Korean exponent, Psy, and Filipino belter Arnel Pineda, now the lead singer of the popular Journey band, many other unknowns have become show biz stars as a direct result of the platform and boost they’ve gotten from YouTube and other showcase and talent-discovery “windows” of the new media.

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