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6 simple steps for making millions on a crappy horror movie

theweek.com — Halloween comes a little early this weekend with the release of , a horror movie based on the Parker Brothers board game of the same name. As one of the only horror movies hitting theaters this October, 's success is virtually assured - but in its original form, it would have been a much bigger gamble.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @scottmeslow: You — yes, YOU — can write a crappy horror movie that earns millions at the box office. Just follow my 6-step guide: bit.ly/1zkydOS

Oct 22, 2014

You — yes, YOU — can write a crappy horror movie that earns millions at the box office. Just follow my 6-step guide: bit.ly/1zkydOS

Kill the Messenger: A bracing new biopic exposes the media's corrupt core

theweek.com — K ill the Messenger is a biopic about Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who had the gall to report on the CIA's involvement with cocaine trafficking in the 1980s. He was hazed out of his profession for it.

Secret Service stretched mission to protect employee, report finds

theweek.com — A top Secret Service official ordered its Washington Field Office to protect an employee whose family had been threatened by a neighbor, a job that probably fell outside the scope of the agency's general duties, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has concluded.

Baseball's new secret to success: Don't strike out

theweek.com — The Kansas City Royals are not, as some have suggested, the future of baseball. They are a flawed team that squeaked into the playoffs with only 89 wins and a healthy bit of luck. They outperformed their expected record by five games, third-highest in the majors, and their offense rated out as 6 percent worse than the league average this year.

For the GOP, gay marriage could be the most important issue in 2016

theweek.com — Almost as soon as the GOP cleans the Democrats' clock in the midterm elections on Nov. 4, attention will turn full force toward the next presidential race. Will Hillary Clinton run unopposed? Or will someone else - Elizabeth Warren, Jim Webb - try to tap into Democratic dissatisfaction with the prospect of a no-sweat campaign by the Queen of the Centrist Washington Consensus?

Fox News' Neil Cavuto tells carping Republicans to 'shut up' about Obama's Ebola czar

theweek.com — On Tuesday, Neil Cavuto said he has a "message for Republicans who continue to attack Ron Klain," the "Ebola czar" President Obama appointed last Friday. His message: "Shut up." Klain doesn't have a medical background? "Neither do a lot of you guys," Cavuto noted, "but that hasn't stopped you from pontificating if you were Marcus Welby."
Oct 22, 2014

RT @SpeedReads: FNC's Neil Cavuto has a message for Republicans grousing about Obama's Ebola czar: "Shut up": bit.ly/1vLqndp pic.twitter.com/Ifgngwzs4h

The hoverboard is real

theweek.com — Rumors of a Back to the Future-style hoverboard have circled the internet for years, but Engadget reports that hoverboards really do exist. And they would know: Engadget's associate editor Sean Buckley apparently rode one. The hoverboard in question was created by Arx Pax, a California startup.

Democratic candidate Mark Pryor called desegregation an "unwilling invasion"

theweek.com — The Washington Free Beacon's Alana Goodman got a hold of Democratic Senate candidate Mark Pryor's 1985 college thesis. It's a doozy. From the report: “Arkansas has been invaded unwillingly twice. Once in reality and once figuratively,” wrote Pryor. “The Civil War provided the real invasion.

Paul Krugman, Amazon, and the left's backwards view of book-industry titans

theweek.com — More and more, Paul Krugman is turning into a caricature of himself. The Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist wrote an op-ed this week arguing that Amazon wields a dangerous amount of clout, using Amazon's dispute over book prices with Hachette publishing group as his prime evidence.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheWeek: Paul Krugman hates @Amazon — but he's bashing the wrong book business monopoly: bit.ly/1yf2xGm pic.twitter.com/YQKrAJojSq

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheWeek: Paul Krugman hates @Amazon — but he's bashing the wrong book business monopoly, @pegobry says: bit.ly/1yf2xGm pic.twitter.com/YQKrAJojSq