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Quoth the Critics, Nevermore.

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 27, 2012 9:25 AM
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, what to write about on Criticwire the following morning suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Then I realized it was just my dog asking to go out. Kind of killed the whole mood.

Theater Owners Consider Lifting Phone Ban

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2012 5:45 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Before you know it, we're talking dogs and cats living together: MASS HYSTERIA!

VODetails: 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2012 12:44 PM
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This Tribeca Film Festival comedy starring Jenna Fischer is now available on VOD. Is it worth your time? We have the VODetails.

Fans Who Attack Critics of 'The Avengers' Completely Miss the Point of 'The Avengers'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2012 10:31 AM
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  • 33 Comments
The angry comic book nerds who assembled to attack a female critic have completely forgotten the point of the super-heroes they love.

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Darling Companion'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2012 6:37 PM
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Criticwire Picks: "Sound of My Voice" is Ready to Initiate

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 25, 2012 4:55 PM
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Last year, actress Brit Marling co-wrote and starred in “Another Earth,” a film that opened in theaters a year after premiering at Sundance. The pattern continues nine months later with “Sound of My Voice,” a mysterious offering that’s actually rated higher than its 2011 Park City counterpart. With an "A-" average, it’s Criticwire’s Pick of the Week.

Requiem For a Hit List

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2012 12:32 PM
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  • 5 Comments
The loss of a popular feature at the Internet Movie Database and what it means for film critics.

Roger Ebert on Ebertfest 2012

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2012 9:20 AM
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The legendary film critic on the latest installment of his annual film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

New Film Term Alert! "HDTV Porn"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2012 2:39 PM
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  • 2 Comments
We need something to describe movies you only watch because they look amazing on your HDTV.

VODetails: 'Penumbra'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2012 10:14 AM
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This South American horror film is now available on VOD. Is it worth scaring up a few bucks for a rental? We've got the VODetails.

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