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This Week on Criticwire: From Cannes Favorites to Will Smith

  • By Steve Greene
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  • June 2, 2012 11:50 AM
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One major theme this week seemed to be that many people are inherently drawn to the bad side of movies. But what can we learn from our fascination with the less-than-successful elements of the film world?

A.O. Scott and David Carr Critique Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 1, 2012 5:04 PM
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"Criticism is its own thing, it's own taste. And people who want it, people who are masochistic and insecure, those are my people, that's my constituency. People who need their lives ruined. I'm here for you."

Barbed Wire: 'Piranha 3DD'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 1, 2012 11:57 AM
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Ten great lines from ten bad reviews of the new exploitation sequel.

The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week for Friday, June 1st

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 1, 2012 10:05 AM
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  • 5 Comments
In the first installment of a new recurring feature, we celebrate the worst comment on the Internet this week.

What Turns Flops Into Media Feeding Frenzies?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 31, 2012 7:46 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Two Taylor Kitsch films. Two almost identical grosses. So why was one the focus of so many articles and the other almost totally ignored?

From the Wire: The Origin of the Tarantinoverse

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 31, 2012 4:28 PM
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One fan's borderline brilliant theory about the origins of Quentin Tarantino's shared cinematic universe.

Rotten Tomatoes Teams With Sirius XM for Radio Show

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 31, 2012 10:14 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"Rotten Tomatoes Radio" premieres on June 7th.

Paramount Pictures, Then and Now

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 30, 2012 3:23 PM
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  • 1 Comment
You're not going to find a more illuminating juxtaposition about the evolution of Hollywood studios than these two articles.

Criticwire Picks: "5 Broken Cameras" Signals Good Week for Festival Docs

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 30, 2012 3:14 PM
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Early 'Prometheus' Reactions Find Signs of Intelligent Life in Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Return

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 30, 2012 9:28 AM
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  • 5 Comments
With this kinda-sorta prequel to the original 'Alien' opening overseas this Friday, the reviews have started trickling in.
More: Prometheus

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