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Robin Williams' Death Prompts a Dialogue on Depression

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 13, 2014 11:10 AM
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Artists and writers open up about their struggles with the disease that claimed the beloved comedian's life.

Sleeper of the Week: "What If"

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 12, 2014 4:38 PM
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The romcom that has some critics believing in romcoms again.

This Week in Home Video: 'Muppets Most Wanted,' 'Love Streams,' 'Out of the Past' and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 12, 2014 2:16 PM
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Plus: "Locke," "Motel Hell" and a boatload of Disney titles.

First Reviews of 'The Giver': An Anti-Conformist Allegory Succumbs to Sameness

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 12, 2014 11:17 AM
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Jeff Bridges' long-gestating adaption of Lois Lowry's dystopian young adult novel succumbs to the very mindset it warns against.

Daily Reads: How 'Rambo' Started an Action Revolution, the History of the PG-13 Rating and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 12, 2014 10:19 AM
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Plus: an oral history of Chris Pratt, and the teenage sex comedy renaissance.

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.

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