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10 Things Hollywood Should Retire in the New Year

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Another year gone, another assortment of big-screen missteps made that should never be repeated again. We get an incredible amount of new releases each and every year, so of course not every film can be a box office hit or Academy Award contender, but the upside to that is there’s always an opportunity to learn from the mistakes.

In an effort to make 2014 a better year for film than ever, we bring you 10 things the movie industry should do away with in the New Year.

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The Must-Have Movie Toys of Summer 2013

toystoysHalf the fun of summer blockbusters is going to see them. The other half is getting to own pieces of them. With many fan favorites in circulation and still more to come, you better start divvying up your resources and figuring out which summer movie toys are the must-haves. You don’t want your kid stuck with the EpicRonin glider while his or her buddy next door has an Iron Man 3 disc blaster, right?

Iron Man 3

As the biggest opener of summer 2013, Iron Man 3 toys are an absolute must. As someone with a soft spot for hurling harmless foam discs at friends and family, the Iron Man 3 Gauntlet Disc Blaster is a winner. Then, to ramp up your innocent assault, slip on the Iron Man 3 Mission Mask, which not only packs the power to fire four missiles, but let’s you aim them using a targeting light beam, too.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

Per usual, we receive an insane amount of hype around the reveal of the final Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 poster only to get a design that we’ve seen time and time again. Sure, the franchise has made the big bucks by delivering more and more of the same, but there’s a trio of movie promotions out this week that win big by getting bold, creative and pleasantly surprising.

The Best Stuff

1. Frankenweenie Pet PostersYou probably know that Frankenweenie is about a kid who brings his dog back to life with a science experiment, but Victor has another hobby: making films. And while that passion has flown under the radar during the movie’s marketing campaign, in the full feature, it’s remarkably charming and brilliantly woven into the narrative.

2. The Lone Ranger PosterMy interest in The Lone Ranger since the film was announced? Zero. My interest in The Lone Ranger since the reveal of this poster? Not much higher than that, but this minimalistic approach gets points for being both a visual success and a nice surprise, far more so than the first trailer.

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