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Long Live the (Old) New Flesh: Why We Don't Need a 'Videodrome' Remake

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 23, 2012 10:06 AM
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A new version of "Videodrome" could be fantastic. But whether it's terrible or terrific, it is already totally unnecessary.

Poll: Your Favorite Tony Scott Film

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 22, 2012 4:21 PM
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The results of an informal poll on Twitter about Tony Scott's best movie -- and the interesting way those results conflict with box office grosses.

Criticwire Picks: The Visuals of 'Samsara' Propel It Ahead of Strong Field

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 22, 2012 1:47 PM
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Chalk up another victory for the documentary. "Samsara," the new film from director Ron Fricke, begins its national tour of sorts on Friday with a solid string of advance reviews. Even against heavy competition, this feast-for-the-eyes doc currently has a B+ average among Criticwire grading members, good enough to secure its place as the Pick of the Week.

VODetails: 'The Tall Man'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 22, 2012 1:36 PM
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Is this new film from the director of "Martyrs" worth your VODollars?
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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Hide Away'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 21, 2012 3:30 PM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

Five Classic Poochie Sequels

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 21, 2012 8:35 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Just because "Poochie sequels" are on the rise in Hollywood doesn't mean they've never existed before. Here are five older examples.

From the Wire: A Critic's Tips For Writing a Bad Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 20, 2012 5:50 PM
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  • 2 Comments
One book critic suggests the right way to write a pan.

Critics and Filmmakers Remember Tony Scott

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 20, 2012 11:34 AM
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The director of "Top Gun," "Man on Fire," and many more films committed suicide on Sunday.
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The Criticwire Survey: The Greatest Film By a Not-So-Great Director

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 20, 2012 10:03 AM
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  • 12 Comments

This Week on Criticwire: Considering Immediate Legacies and the Classics of Today

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 18, 2012 12:45 PM
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In the past days, the blog saw the final installments from our team of Locarno correspondents, some insightful thoughts on franchises and filmic legacies and looks forward to two of the more interesting releases of 2012's second half.

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