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Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'The Magic of Belle Isle'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 6, 2012 11:22 AM
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And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

Comic Book Fans' Kryptonite: Faulty Assumptions

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 6, 2012 9:45 AM
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  • 12 Comments
They drive so much of angry fanboy discourse.

VODetails: '2 Days in New York'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 5, 2012 2:30 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Is the sequel to "2 Days in Paris" (this time co-starring Chris Rock) worthy of your VODollars?

A Subtle Complaint About Subtlety Complaints

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 5, 2012 9:39 AM
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  • 7 Comments
Maybe subtlety is a bit overrated.

Criticwire Picks: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon' Outlasts the Competition

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 4, 2012 12:51 PM
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In early March, when the Olympics were still months away, a different kind of athletic prowess made its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival. “The Do-Deca Pentathlon,” a film by Jay and Mark Duplass, follows two brothers who attempt to create a definitive, 25-discipline event. As the second half of 2012 gets under way, that multifaceted show of competitive spirit is the Criticwire Pick of the Week.

Armond White's Publication Mistakes Fake White Twitter Feed For Real McCoy

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 4, 2012 10:14 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Odds are good that if you have Rotten Tomatoes as one of your bookmarks, you’re familiar with the work of Armond White, the longtime film critic who’s gained a certain amount of notoriety for his against-the-grain tendencies.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back in the Water, Celebrate July 4th With Vintage 'Jaws' Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 4, 2012 9:37 AM
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How did critics react to the all-time classic blockbuster when it first opened in 1975? Let's find out.
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When Reboots Don't Exactly Start From Scratch

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 3, 2012 3:59 PM
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Can you really call a film like "The Amazing Spider-Man" a "reboot" if some of the same people worked on the original?

Tom Cruise: Born to Run

  • By Matt Singer
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  • July 3, 2012 10:20 AM
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  • 4 Comments
To Tom Cruise Thanks For Everything, Matt Singer.
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This Week on 'Spoilers,' Kevin Smith Gets Everybody Aroused About 'Magic Mike'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • July 2, 2012 3:58 PM
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  • 3 Comments
But even though he loved the film, Smith's biggest takeaway of the week has little to with Mssrs. Soderbergh or Tatum.

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