Gary Susman

Gary Susman

Gary Susman has been covering movies and TV for more than 25 years and has been a Moviefone columnist since 2009. He is a former senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, where he helped launch the award-winning PopWatch blog. He has written about entertainment for such outlets as Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, People, CNN, MSNBC, Life, The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Chicago Sun-Times, and The Boston Phoenix. He has been a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics since 1993. He is one of the authors of the 2011 book "LIFE 75 Years: The Very Best of LIFE."

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Why 'Ben-Hur' Is the Finish This Disappointing Summer Movie Season Deserves

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25 Things You Never Knew About the Original 'Ben-Hur'

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18 Things You Never Knew About 'The Fly'

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8 Reasons Why 'Sausage Party' Crushed 'Pete's Dragon'

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13 Things You Never Knew About 'Manhunter,' the First Hannibal Lecter Movie

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5 Reasons Why 'Suicide Squad' Smashed Box Office Records Despite Bad Reviews

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12 Things You Never Knew About 'Stand by Me'

What kind of movie is 'Stand by Me'? Depends on your age. If you're a kid, it's a bit of an adventure... Read more

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16 Things You Never Knew About 'Howard the Duck'

Sure, Marvel rules the cinematic universe now, but the first attempt to bring a Marvel Comics character... Read more

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Here's Why 'Jason Bourne' Is Both a Box-Office Hit and a Disappointment

Remember what we noted last week about sequel fatigue? The seemingly strong return of the 'Bourne' franchise... Read more

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'Alice in Wonderland': 13 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Disney Classic

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11 Things You Never Knew About 'Wet Hot American Summer'

Hard to imagine, but when it was released 15 years ago (on July 27, 2001), 'Wet Hot American Summer'... Read more

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Why Are Sequels Like 'Star Trek Beyond' Hurting at the Box Office?

This weekend saw 'Star Trek Beyond' boldly go where no recent 'Star Trek' movie has gone: to a debut... Read more

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5 Ways 'Ghostbusters' Slimed All the Haters at the Box Office

Maybe they should have called it 'Trollbusters.' For all the sexist internet trolls that spent the last... Read more

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'Aliens': 11 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About James Cameron's Classic

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Emmy Nominations 2016: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

OK, TV fans, the Emmy nominations were announced this morning, which means it's time for the annual ritual:... Read more

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'Boyz N the Hood': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the John Singleton Classic

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How 'Secret Life of Pets' Unleashed a Box Office Smash

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13 Things You Never Knew About 'Family Feud'

Name a beloved game show that debuted 40 years ago this week, on July 12, 1976. Survey says... Yep,... Read more

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'Legally Blonde': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Reese Witherspoon Hit

It's been 15 years since Reese Witherspoon taught us all how to do the bend-and-snap. 'Legally Blonde'... Read more

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Here's Why 'Tarzan' Beat Expectations at the Box Office

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