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Born on the Fourth of July

Friday, Jul 1 - Sunday, Jul 3, 2016

Since the dawn of the blockbuster era in the 1970s, when movies like Jaws and Star Wars dominated theaters throughout the summer, July Fourth weekend has become a crucial launching pad for aspiring blockbusters. Originally released over July Fourth weekend, these five films show that Hollywood likes to celebrate our nation’s independence with a dash of adventure, a dose of sex, and a dollop of apocalyptic paranoia.

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