The numbers for July 12, 2013: Bad movies by numbers
Adam Sandler’s new movie “Grown Ups 2” scored an amazing 7 percent on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Even the rare positive review is cold comfort. The best the Detroit News could muster: “Friendship, family and breasts: Sometimes that’s all you need.” Ouch. We’ll see what happens at the box office. (Rotten Tomatoes)
If you were on Twitter last night, you could be forgiven for believing everybody and their mother was watching “Sharknado” on the Syfy channel. Not so, according to the overnight Nielsen ratings. In fact, only 1 million people tuned in, despite the social media hullabaloo. (LAT)
This one’s real, though it sounds like a movie. Russia’s Federal Guard Service, an agency which protects high ranking officials, is buying typewriters — 20 Triumph Adlers — in order to protect against cyber espionage. (The Guardian)
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