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Does Sharing Early Screening Reactions Devalue Critics?

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 25, 2014 4:42 PM
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It's important to keep others in mind, but what's the value of having critics' word first to help shape the conversation?

This Luc Besson Description of 'Lucy' Renders All Criticism Redundant

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2014 3:52 PM
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Having trouble describing the movie in which Scarlett Johansson uses her brain capacity to reshape the universe? Luc Besson is here to help.

Turns Out They Shouldn't Have Kept the Rock's 'Hercules' Away From Critics After All

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 25, 2014 1:03 PM
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Paramount played Hot Potato with Dwayne Johnson's tongue-in-cheek Greek epic, but critics warm to it anyway.

Sleeper of the Week: 'Alive Inside: A Story of Music'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 25, 2014 12:22 PM
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This week's sleeper: a film about the memory-restoring power of music.

Daily Reads: Faulty Science in "Lucy," Death to Frank Miller's Batman and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 25, 2014 9:29 AM
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Plus: unexpected quotes from "Hercules" reviews, and whether or not critics are reluctant to admit when films turn them on.

'Guardians of the Galaxy': First Reviews

  • July 24, 2014 4:33 PM
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Do critics love Marvel's quirky tentpole? Put it this way: The words "Star Wars" come up a lot.

Joe Swanberg, 'Sex Tape,' and When It's OK to Rewrite the Movie

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 2:49 PM
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Review the movie they made, not the one you wanted them to make. But there's a way to use your rewrite idea constructively.

Review Round-Up: 'A Most Wanted Man' As a Showcase for the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 2:24 PM
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One of the great actor's final roles hits theaters July 25.

'50 Shades of Grey's Hard Sell

  • By Charles Bramesco
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  • July 24, 2014 1:13 PM
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  • 19 Comments
The '50 Shades of Grey' trailer doesn't say good things about the movie, but it says them really, really well.

Daily Reads: Hollywood's Homophobia Problem, Why Filmmakers Fail and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 9:37 AM
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Plus: How Marvel became the envy and scourge of Hollywood, and why disabled characters are rarely played by disabled actors.

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