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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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  • 1 Comment
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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 22 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.

Notes on the Best Indie Movies of 2014 So Far

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 4:58 PM
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  • 2 Comments
A few trends in this year's best movies.

Brian Reitzell's Jaw-Dropping 'Hannibal' Scores Set for Release

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 2:11 PM
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Brian Reitzell music, which is as beautifully disturbing as "Hannibal" itself, will finally be released on digital and CD.

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