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The summer movie season is officially over and that means its time to wrap up our 2014 Summer Movie Wager. If you are unclear, every year a group of us attempt to predict which films will be the top ten of the summer season. You get points for being as accurate as possible.

Like most summers, 2014 was filled with surprises and familiarity. The biggest surprise? Guardians of the Galaxy. In just four weeks, it outgrossed every other film of the summer including massive hits like Transformers: Age of Extinction, X-Men: Days of the Future Past and more. What wasn’t a surprise? Almost everything else. Of the three contestants (myself, Peter Sciretta and Jeff Cannata) we all got at least 9 of the 10 films in the top ten right. The order was another story and is what finally declared a winner.

Below, check out the final point totals and watch our wrap-up video podcast.  Read More »

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Its that time of year again. Jeff Cannata (formerly of the Totally Rad Show, now host of NLB and DLC, and a frequent co-host of the /Filmcast) has thrown down the gauntlet, and once again challenged /Film to compete with him in what has become an annual tradition: the Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film.

This year the contest includes Germain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump you can watch the full episode of the show with our predictions.

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/Film’s newest writer Germain Lussier (that’s me) will be appearing live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s The Ron and Fez Show at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST, 10:30 a.m. PST, Monday November 29 to discuss all things movies. Ron and Fez appear with Opie and Anthony, Kevin Smith and Sam & Dave on The Virus, which XM subscribers can find on channel 202 and Sirius subscribers with the Best of XM package can find on channel 197.

I have no idea what will be in store for me during my live, in studio appearance (the full show airs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST) so please listen in and find out. Or, better yet, call in and contribute. The number is 866-Ron-0-Fez. After the jump, I’ll tell you more about the show and how to listen even if you aren’t a subscriber. Read More »

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