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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Taken 2' takes weekend again

Published October 15, 2012 9:22 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• "Taken 2" ruled the box office for a second weekend, with newcomers "Argo" and "Sinister" coming up behind. Two other new films, "Seven Psychopaths" and "Atlas Shrugged, Part II," both underperformed. [Box Office Mojo]

• Agent Phil Coulson, the unassuming hero of "The Avengers" (played by Clark Gregg), will return for Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV spinoff. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Michael Moore has a new idea for how documentaries compete for Oscars: Play by the same rules as every other type of film. [The Wrap]