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The Review Report for Friday, April 26th: 'Pain & Gain', 'Mud', 'Sun Don't Shine' & More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 26, 2013 11:10 AM
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It doesn't matter who you are, this week's new releases promise something you will like. It's one of the most crowded weekends in recent memory, so here's to hoping you can get to a nearby theater and take advantage of it.

VODetails: 'Sun Don't Shine'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 26, 2013 10:10 AM
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An Atlantic Short Story About An Aspiring Film Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2013 7:57 PM
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From author Thomas Pierce.

From the Wire: Explaining 'The Sitter'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2013 3:00 PM
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"We make a movie that appeals to a specific group of people."

From the Wire: Cockroaches and Coke

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2013 12:02 PM
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Why does product placement survive the apocalypse?

VidCritz: Don't Cry, Robert De Niro

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2013 5:47 PM
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Watch a supercut of Robert De Niro weeping like someone just told him he had to make a sequel to "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle."

The Criticwire Pull Quote Matching Game: 'The Impossible'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • April 24, 2013 12:59 PM
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We've got pull quotes from reviews of Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible," ranging from A+ to F. Can you figure out which reviews go with which grades?

Watch Tilda Swinton Turns Ebertfest into a Dance Party

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2013 11:55 AM
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The Academy Award winner gets down to the tune of Barry White's "You're the First, the Last, My Everything."

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray for April 24th: 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Central Park Five', 'Any Day Now', and More

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • April 24, 2013 11:15 AM
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After a couple weeks short on big names entering the home video market, this week brings award contenders, acclaimed indies, and even a couple critical disappointments. Best, however, is the genre diversity throughout. Disaster movies, docs, and disparately set period dramas should ensure something for everybody.

Critics Marvel at 'Iron Man 3' in Early Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 24, 2013 10:37 AM
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So far, critics seem mighty impressed with the third film in the 'Iron Man' franchise -- the first written and directed by Shane Black.

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