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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/25/13

By askdotcom // June 25th, 2013

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For today’s photo challenge of the day, we asked if you could decipher which summer movie this image is from?

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If you said, The Bling Ring...you were correct!

Inspired by true events surrounding a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Victims include Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Orlando Bloom and Rachel Bilson. 

The movie is directed, written, and produced by Sofia Coppola and it’s out in theaters now! Go check it out this weekend!

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com 

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/10

By askdotcom // June 10th, 2013

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Today’s photo challenge had fans wishing for a rainbow during June Gloom. Can you guess which movie star this is?

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If you said Judy Garland, you’re correct!

Miss Garland was actually born Frances Ethel Gumm today, June 10th, 1922. Fred Astaire once described Garland as the greatest entertainer who ever lived, with a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. She signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager after performing vaudeville with her two older sisters. Of course, she is best know for her role as Dorothy in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. Happy Birthday Judy!

-Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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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 Challenge of The Day 5/17

By askdotcom // May 17th, 2013

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Today’s photo challenge of the day was, “Can you guess which movie this is? Better question is…are you seeing it this weekend?”

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Of course it’s Star Trek: Into Darkness! Are you ready for the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise, and the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek? J. J. Abrams directed this latest episode, and anyone who’s an Abrams fan is excited to see his take on the classic. Not to mention, maybe it’s a preview into what the upcoming Star Wars movies will be.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/15

By askdotcom // May 15th, 2013

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Our photo of the day challenge came from the question of the day over on the ask.com homepage, “What was the first fully computer animated feature film?”

Did the above close up photo give you a hint??

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It was Toy Story! Some of you may remember when it came out in 1995, and were hooked, anxiously awaiting Toy Story 2 and 3. It was actually Pixar’s first full feature length film. Pixar, who had been producing short animated films to promote their computers, was approached by Disney to produce a computer-animated feature after the success of the short Tin Toy, which is told from the perspective of a toy. Even though Pixar’s technology has grown leaps and bounds, I think it’s safe to say that Toy Story withstands the test of time.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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