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Criticwire Picks: Like 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? 'Tchoupitoulas' is Another Successful Trip to New Orleans

  • By Steve Greene
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  • December 7, 2012 11:22 AM
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Months after "Beasts of the Southern Wild" reached its theatrical apex, Criticwire Picks returns to the Crescent City to look at the extremely positive reactions to the Ross Brothers' new documentary. Plus: a new documentary available on Netflix Instant, possible future successes with audiences and another "A+" film from the past.

Barbed Wire: 'Playing For Keeps'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 7, 2012 10:56 AM
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The best lines from the worst reviews of the new Gerard Butler rom-com.

Roger Ebert Hospitalized After Fracturing Hip

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 7, 2012 12:00 AM
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Ebert later tweeted that he would not need surgery.

Most Early 'Les Miserables' Reviews Definitely Not Miserable

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 6, 2012 4:24 PM
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Do you hear the critics sing?

When Bad Accents Happen to Good Actors

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 6, 2012 1:21 PM
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  • 12 Comments
Inspired by the new movie "Deadfall," and a surprising amount of responses to a Twitter poll, get ready to chuck at some funny clips and bad accents.

Darren Aronofsky Says Negative Variety Review Sent 'The Fountain' into a "Tailspin"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 6, 2012 10:09 AM
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  • 4 Comments
In an interview from the Marrakesh International Film Festival, Aronofsky says the review "bothered" him.

'Glengarry Glen Ross' Broadway Revival Accused of Trying to 'Avoid Critical Scrutiny'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 5, 2012 2:37 PM
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Times theater critic Charles Isherwood says he believes this new production of David Mamet's brilliant play pushed back its opening keep critics from reviewing it.
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'Taken 2' Ad Banned By UK Watchdog Group For Alleged Use of Fake Critics' Quotes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 5, 2012 12:54 PM
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The commercial featured ads attributed to a newspaper whose review didn't contain any of the cited quotes.

The Problem With 'Worst of the Year' Lists

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 5, 2012 10:04 AM
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  • 8 Comments
Let's be honest: no one sees all the real contenders for the worst movie of the year.

VODetails: 'Dying to Do Letterman'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 4, 2012 12:50 PM
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Is this doc about a struggling comedian worth your VODollars?
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