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Is Disney A New Hope For 'Star Wars?'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 31, 2012 11:25 AM
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Yesterday's acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney was the second most important business decision in the history of "Star Wars." A consideration of the single most important business decision -- and how it unwittingly created yesterday's incredible deal.
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Why One of My Favorite Movies of the Year Was a Huge Flop In Its Home Country

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 30, 2012 5:54 PM
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  • 4 Comments
A French action thriller was well-received in America, and hated in France. Why?

20 Weird Things That James Bond Is Inexplicably Good At

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 30, 2012 1:48 PM
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  • 3 Comments
He has a particular set of skills -- and it's really long.
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Stranded By the Storm? Watch a Long Movie

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 29, 2012 6:16 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Nature is giving you an excuse to watch all the movies you've complained are too long. Take advantage with our links and recommendations.

James Who? In Praise of the Forgotten Bond

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 29, 2012 4:41 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Why we love the living daylights out of Timothy Dalton's 007.
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The Criticwire Survey: Movies You're Afraid to Watch

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 29, 2012 9:57 AM
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Is there a movie you're too afraid to watch this Halloween? This week in our survey, the critics tell you theirs.

Weekend Reel Reads: Frights on the Big Screen

  • By Steve Greene
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  • October 28, 2012 4:36 PM
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With Halloween approaching, a handful of stories discussing spooky films (and the ways they were meant to be seen) highlight this week's edition of Reel Reads.

From the Wire: A Major Video Game Critic Controversy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 26, 2012 4:53 PM
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Writers are trading accusations and threats about their connections to various PR firms and game publishers.

'Cloud Atlas' Sharply (and Kind of Weirdly) Divides Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • October 26, 2012 1:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
They generally agree about what this sci-fi epic is -- they just can't agree whether they like it or not.

The Screening List and Highlights From Wednesday's Andrew Sarris Memorial Service (Video)

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 26, 2012 11:14 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Watch clips from the films chosen to honor the memory of the late film critic.

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