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Stephanie Zacharek Laid Off By Movieline; Film Critic Position "Eliminated"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 7, 2012 12:45 PM
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  • 32 Comments
The former Salon film critic had been at the site for 2 years.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Gutter King'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 7, 2012 10:16 AM
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  • 0 Comments
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

From the Wire: 'Alien' and Film Scholars

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2012 7:04 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Why do academics love to write about "Alien?"

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2012 2:56 PM
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  • 2 Comments
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

Criticwire Picks: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Tops This Week's New Releases

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 6, 2012 1:05 PM
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While most media hype has been directed towards "Prometheus," another science fiction film has been voted our Criticwire Pick of the Week: "Safety Not Guaranteed," a romantic comedy about time travel, has received the highest score among Criticwire members this week.

The Best Film Writing About the 'Alien' Franchise on the Internet

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2012 12:48 PM
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  • 5 Comments
To get you geared up for the premiere of "Prometheus" this Friday, here are ten great pieces about the franchise so far.

From the Wire: Unforgettable Movie Theater Memories

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 5, 2012 5:05 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A writer's entertaining and persuasive explanation why we still need to schlep out to the movie theater.

The Pros and Cons of Directors' Cuts

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 5, 2012 12:44 PM
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  • 4 Comments
On the whole, are directors' cuts good or bad for movies?

From the Wire: The Origins of a Cinemaniac

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2012 4:33 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A novelist's memoir of his childhood as a cinephile turns criticism into autobiograpy.

Watch the Premiere of 'Spoilers,' Kevin Smith's Crowdsourced Movie Review Show

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2012 11:59 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Check out the debut episode of "Spoilers," which features a review of "Snow White and the Huntsman."

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