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From the Wire: 'Alien' and Film Scholars

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2012 7:04 PM
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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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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."

The Criticwire Survey: Our Most Wanted Prequels

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2012 9:46 AM
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  • 11 Comments
In this week's survey, the critics cite a prequel they'd actually like to see. Prepare to get incepted!

Weekend Reel Reads: Wes Anderson, Westerns and Roger Corman

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 3, 2012 6:32 PM
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  • 0 Comments
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.

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