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When Reboots Don't Exactly Start From Scratch

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 3, 2012 3:59 PM
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Can you really call a film like "The Amazing Spider-Man" a "reboot" if some of the same people worked on the original?

Tom Cruise: Born to Run

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 3, 2012 10:20 AM
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  • 4 Comments
To Tom Cruise Thanks For Everything, Matt Singer.
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This Week on 'Spoilers,' Kevin Smith Gets Everybody Aroused About 'Magic Mike'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 2, 2012 3:58 PM
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  • 3 Comments
But even though he loved the film, Smith's biggest takeaway of the week has little to with Mssrs. Soderbergh or Tatum.

Do Critics Favor Documentaries?

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 2, 2012 2:53 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Documentaries tend to receive higher grades in our Criticwire network. Does this indicate a bias toward the non-fiction form?

The Criticwire Survey: Underrated Auteurs

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 2, 2012 9:43 AM
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  • 3 Comments
This week the critics tell us who readers would be most surprised to find in in their personal pantheon of great directors.

Weekend Reel Reads: Artifacts from the Past and Glimpses of the Future

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 1, 2012 12:13 PM
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This week's collections of film-related stories from around the web include a classic Truffaut film set visit, a look at bygone movie website trends and an explanation of why some films have terrible subtitles.

This Week on Criticwire: Remembrance and a Definition of "Critic"

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 1, 2012 10:50 AM
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As 2012 reaches its official halfway point, Criticwire continues to explore the fundamental critical issues that have dominated the last six months. Ratings decisions, overly instructive promotional material and the density of online critics led to some significant discussion this past week.

VODetails: '360'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 29, 2012 3:38 PM
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Is the new film from the director of "City of God" worth your VODollars?
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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Easy Money'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 29, 2012 12:49 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week For Friday, June 29th

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 29, 2012 10:07 AM
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  • 0 Comments
"Three go back to English class, this movie owns."

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