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  1. Watching "The Purge" in Our Year of Nightmare PoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | New Yorker

    ... the writer and director, Joe DeMonaco, effectively bent real life around nightmare politics. But the third movie, "The Purge: Election Year," which hit theatres earlier this month, arrives at a time when nightmare politics have already bent real ...

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  2. Indiana teen to face death penalty after 'Purge' killing spreeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    An Indiana teen who went on a murderous crime spree inspired by the 2013 horror film "The Purge" is now facing the death penalty, prosecutors said. Jonathan Cruz, 19, is accused of murdering three people and robbing another at gunpoint in May. Cruz allegedly told family and friends he was "purging" and chose his victims completely at random.

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  3. Americans Love to Shoot Each Other in The Purge: Election YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Free Times

    Writer/director James DeMonaco's The Purge was an effective if unassuming thriller that managed to keep a tight focus on its central characters and theme: A middle-class family tries to make it through Purge Night, when politicians have finally given the American public a license to kill each other, with no prosecution, from sundown to sunup. Can those who choose not to participate survive? Luckily and wisely, DeMonaco didn't focus too much on how America came to this point or on the intricacies of the politics involved, keeping The Purge a streamlined and simple allegory which stuck to the simple theme of survival.

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  4. The Secret Life of Pets Tops Ghostbusters at the Box OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | ComingSoon.net

    ... Dates stars Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine, and Aubrey Plaza. Coming in at No. 6, Universal and Blumhouse's The Purge: Election Year grossed $6.1 million its third weekend for a total of $71 million in North America. Internationally, the film ...

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  5. Ethan Hawke on playing 'the James Dean of jazz', Chet BakerRead the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | Scotsman.com

    ... to indie fare, like the current Maggie's Plan, or low-budget/highly profitable genre films, such as Sinister and The Purge. Indeed Hawke's idea of a franchise is really the Before... trilogy with Linklater and Julie Delpy. I ask if they'll do ...

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  6. Thumbnails 7/15/16Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... in common. It involves a Second movie is biggest career hurdle; Filmmakers of "The Videoblogs"; In defense of "The Purge"; Chatting with Michael Ballhaus; Profile of Jesse Eisenberg. "As a first-time director, Anna Rose Holmer is in an elite group. ...

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  7. The Purge: Election Year - horror franchise is topical, yet toothlessRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | Buenos Aires Herald

    Each sequel in the franchise is a reinvention: The Purge: Anarchy went beyond the 2013 home-invasion thriller to write a parable about class bitterness. Election Year turns its focus on hypocrisy, looking at how elites and insurgents jostle for power.

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  8. Stay alive until dawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Gleaner

    The Head of Security and Senator are hunted for their sins against the state in A'The Purge: Election YearA'. It's been two years since Leo Barnes stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night.

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  9. Third Purge a politically astute meat grinderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Seattle Gay News

    by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Now playing The New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) have a problem. Running against their candidate for President, fundamentalist preacher Edwidge Owens (Kyle Secor), who spends ...

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  10. 'Secret Life of Pets' outscores 'Dory' and box office recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... e $12 million to $14 million analysts projected the film would take in. Rounding out the top five was Universal's "The Purge: Election Year," the most recent film in James DeMonaco's "Purge" series, produced by Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes.

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  11. 'The Purge' Series Is the True American Horror StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | NewsOK.com

    ... the most patriotic blockbuster you can see this summer. See this story on GQ.com. - See this story on www.gq.com The Purge franchise has an excellent conceit: in a dystopian near future, America has one day a year when all crime is legal, including ...

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  12. 'Secret Life of Pets' chows down on both 'Dory' and box office recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Los Angeles Times

    ... it a B-plus - only 41% of Rotten Tomatoes critics favored the picture. Rounding out the top five was Universal's "The Purge: Election Year," the most recent film in James DeMonaco's "Purge" series, produced by Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes. The third ...

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  13. 'Purge: Election Year' Shamelessly Slams ChristiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | NewsBusters.org

    The Crips, the notorious gang who in 2014 were responsible for a third of the crimes in San Diego and 13 percent of the city's total murder rate, are the good guys. Yes, the low-fi horror franchise isn't just attacking the Tea Party, the rich and NRA members in The Purge: Election Year .

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  14. Dory outwrestles Tarzan for No. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | NWAonline

    ... yet to open up internationally, including China." The unlikely Cinderella story of the weekend is Universal's The Purge: Election Year , the most recent film in James DeMonaco's Purge series, produced by Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes. The third ...

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  15. Critical Mass: what critics are saying about 'The Secret Life of Pets'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Entertainment Weekly

    ... smack dab in the middle of a very surreal and polarizing race for the Oval Office, there's a temptation to look to The Purge: Election Year for timely metaphorical resonance. You'll find it. It's so simplistic and heavy-handed that it's impossible ...

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  16. The Last Sci-Fi Blog: How 'The Purge' Unexpectedly Became the Science Fiction Franchise We NeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Movies.com

    Somehow, against all odds, The Purge and its sequels are some of the most interesting science fiction movies being made right now. Messy but bold, cynical but accessible, they represent dystopian sci-fi at its angriest, weirdest and nerviest.

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  17. The Purge: Election Year reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Polygon

    With The Purge: Election Year , writer and director James DeMonaco seems to have undergone a slight change of perspective. With The Purge in 2013 and its fast turnaround sequel The Purge: Anarchy just a year later, DeMonaco channeled the base tendencies of exploitation cinema: a tight concept and a hint of social commentary to support a lot of graphic imagery.

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  18. Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... grossing animated film of all time. Despite a trio of debuts last weekend ("The Legend of Tarzan," "The BFG," "The Purge: Election Year"), "Dory" stayed on top at the box office for the third straight week. With social media and review-aggregator ...

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  19. With Election Year, the Purge Series Reaches Its Term LimitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Dallas Observer

    ... go mad was always there. But DeMonaco clearly understood what made this series singular. So now, the third film, The Purge: Election Year , consciously foregrounds what once was blunt subtext: It's a movie about how the Purge is wrong, wrong, wrong. ...

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  20. Violent Worship: The Hypocrisy of the Purge FilmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... features about anti-violence, and gun-driven action movies about the horror of an NRA-dominated society. With " The Purge " franchise, he has a hell of a hook that doesn't rely on reoccurring characters, but a holiday, in which all crime, including ...

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