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Robin Williams: Remembrances from Today and Glimpses from the Past

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 11, 2014 8:51 PM
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Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
Following the news of Robin Williams' passing, there was an outpouring of respect and admiration (and the chance to reflect on some of his best work from and about his career).

Obituaries for Menahem Golan...and an Era of Moviemaking

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 4:37 PM
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Remembering the man who made chintziness strangely appealing.

Why Breaking Down Trailers — Like the One for Nicholas Sparks' 'The Best of Me' — Is More Useful Than Describing Them

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 3:42 PM
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There's surely more than one way to preface a trailer, but Film School Rejects might have found the best way.

'The Expendables 3': Here We Go Again...Again

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 2:40 PM
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The appeal of sticking every '80s action icon in the same movie has officially worn out.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' 'The Goonies,' and Why It's Good That Kids Like Crap

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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Children don't have bad taste so much as no taste at all, but the more crap they consume, the sooner they develop a taste for better things.

Daily Reads: Meet the Manic Pixie Hot Mess, 'Step Up's' Best Dance Scenes and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 11, 2014 10:16 AM
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Plus: how documentary filmmakers struggle with Netflix's lack of transparency, and why the terrible new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has the best April O'Neil.

'Outlander' Is a Shaft of Light to 'Game of Thrones' Darkness

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 8, 2014 4:29 PM
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Yes, breasts heave and passions surge. But Starz' new series, based on Diana Gabaldon's books, is romantic in a more important way: It believes in good.

Sleeper of the Week: 'The Dog'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 3:57 PM
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"The Dog"
See the story that inspired Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon."

Now Streaming: 'Nymphomaniac,' 'Cosmos' and a Slasher-Musical

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 3:12 PM
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Time to binge-view Lars von Trier and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Matt Zoller Seitz and Roger Ebert, and Other Highlights from His Appearance on 'Employee of the Month'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 2:02 PM
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Plus: Seitz's response to an Antisemitic Letter to the Editor from his New York Press days, and Seitz sings.

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