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What’s Your All-time Favorite Summer Movie?

By askdotcom // June 10th, 2013

We recently released our take on the hits – and misses – at the box office this summer, including the actors Ask users can’t get enough of and the sequels you wish had never been made. While we were mining through all those questions, it made us a little nostalgic for the summer blockbusters of our past. Ah, memories of beating the heat to enjoy a slushy and popcorn in front of a chilly theater big screen. We asked you what your favorite past summer movies were across a number of categories, check out the results:

·         Action: Americans voted superhero flick The Avengers as their favorite summer action movie (beating out The Dark Knight, Spider-Man and Die Hard).

·         Comedy: American Pie was a big time favorite, taking the top spot for summer comedy blockbuster. It beat out second place Animal House, followed by Coming to America and Clueless.  

·         Romance: A majority of Americans love to see Patrick Swayze say the famous line, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” Dirty Dancing was voted best past summer romance blockbuster, followed by tearjerker The Notebook and musical sensation, Grease.

Speaking of the big screen, we also got feedback on where celebs are most likely to catch a flick themselves. Leave a comment below if you’ve experienced a celeb sighting at the movies!

·         Celeb Spotting:Keep your eyes peeled ArcLight-goers! This theater got the top pick as the spot where you’re most likely to spot a celeb standing in line for popcorn (beating out other hot spots including Tribeca Theater in NYC, TCL Chinese Theatre, and the Ziegfeld in NYC).

Happy movie watching!

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com 

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/8/13

By askdotcom // May 8th, 2013

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The question today was, “Can you guess whose famous comedian’s mother this is?”

If you said, Ben Stiller, then you’d be correct! 

Ann Meara was funny long before Ben was born. Her and Ben’s father Jerry Stiller (George Costanza’s father on Seinfeld!) were part of the original improv group, The Compass Players, which later went on to become The Second City. In fact, their comedy duo, Stiller and Meara often appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Since then, Meara has gone on to play many memorable roles on television. Oh, and she raised Zoolander!

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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