Spinning Headlines – Week 24: John G. Avildsen & Stephen Furst RIP, Weekend Box Office, Lord & Miller OUT of Han Solo, Daniel Day-Lewis retires, Annabelle, Big Trouble in Little China, Godzilla, Deadpool 2…

RIP John G. Avildsen & Stephen Furst, Weekend box office, “Han Solo” directors get the boot, Daniel Day-Lewis finds better things to do, trailers for “Annabelle: Creation”, “Okja” and “Detroit”, “Godzilla” and “Deadpool”-sequels begin filming, “Sherlock” creators to work on “Dracula” next?, the ongoing saga of Sony & MCU, “Star Trek: Discover” has a release date, Spit-take of the week and more.

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Spinning Headlines – Week 15: Weekend Box Office, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3, Hans Zimmer, Bride of Frankenstein, The Bad Batch, Aquaman, Deadpool 2…

Weekend Box Office, the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer & poster, Hans Zimmer performing at Coachella, Bill Condon in talks to direct “Bride of Frankenstein”, Dolph Lundgren cast in “Aquaman”, Josh Brolin is Cable, Kingsman sequel’s new cast photos, James Gunn to return for “Guardians 3”, spit-take of the week and more.

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Spinning Headlines – Week 50: Blade Runner 2049, Weekend Box Office, Twin Peaks, Metropolis, David Bowie, Watchmen, Geostorm, Star Trek: Discovery…

Weekend Box Office, a “Twin Peaks” tease, trailers for “Going in Style”, “Despicable Me 3” and “Arsenal”, some freshly covered old news regarding David Bowie and “Watchmen” video games, Dean Devlin having a bad year, “Metropolis” miniseries coming from creator of “Mr. Robot”, spit-take of the week and more.

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Spinning Headlines – Week 40, 2015

“Hitchcock/Truffaut”-trailer, a new “The Revenant” trailer, “The Ring 3” release delayed – as this writer learns it was even being made, “Watchmen”-the TV show?, George R.R. Martin talks and then talks about talking, The “Furiou8” director-game continues, “Westworld” has the sauce-factor up to HBO standards and the pit-take of the week

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How Million Dollar Mystery Ended Up With a Negative Box Office Total

Million Dollar Mystery, the comedy directed by Richard Fleisher (yes, that Richard who directed Soylent Green, Conan the Destroyer and Red Sonja) made $989,033 in the theaters but had to give it all back, and even more, due to a marketing ploy gone awry. What other movies had terrible marketing ploys?

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