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Weekend Reel Reads: Spielberg's TV, Trailers' Music and Advertisers' Dilemmas

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 15, 2012 11:45 AM
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Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

This Week on Criticwire: Protecting Cabins and Anticipating Action

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 14, 2012 2:43 PM
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Before the weeks-long discussion embargo on "The Cabin in the Woods" was slowly lifted yesterday, Criticwire pondered some of the issues surrounding any conversations about the plot of the film. Additionally, the ongoing debate about digital vs. film, the ever-present lamentation of the decline of the action movie and previews of upcoming releases help round out the past week on Criticwire.

Barbed Wire: 'Lockout'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 13, 2012 4:34 PM
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Barbed Wire is the place where Criticwire celebrates the art of the pan.  Here's where you'll find the roughest, toughest, funniest reviews, with easy access links to both article and author so you can follow more of their work. 

The Religion of 'Rio Bravo' -- And Other Great Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 13, 2012 2:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Follow the Hawks, For The Hawks Leads the Way.

This is Not a Four Star Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 13, 2012 11:02 AM
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Should "important" movies get more stars?

From the Wire: Bye Bye Celluloid, Hello Digital

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2012 5:34 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Studios are rushing to switch from celluloid to digital. It could mean big trouble for everyone else.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Damsels in Distress'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2012 11:42 AM
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Prepare to luxuriate (in) another weird movie ad pull quote.

Early 'Avengers' Reactions on Twitter All Extremely Positive

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 12, 2012 1:52 AM
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As if nerds weren't looking forward to May 4 enough already.

Escalation in the American Action Film

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 11, 2012 2:46 PM
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  • 14 Comments
American action films have gotten too big for their athletic-fit britches.

Criticwire Picks: 'Cabin in the Woods' Tops a Busy Weekend

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 11, 2012 12:55 PM
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At least among members of Indiewire's Criticwire Network, "The Cabin in the Woods" is one of the best reviewed movies so far this year. The only catch is that most critics don't want to spoil it.

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