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Jerry Bruckheimer and 'The Con Air Effect'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 26, 2013 10:02 AM
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"For films, the critic who loves 'My Dinner with Andre' is the same guy who is going to write a review on 'The Lone Ranger' and they're not gong to see the same movie. So, that's kind of what happens with movies."

VidCritz: A Great 'Sopranos' Roundtable

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 25, 2013 2:05 PM
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  • 2 Comments

'Before Midnight' Named the Best Film of 2013 So Far By the Criticwire Network

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 25, 2013 11:20 AM
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The rest of the top 5: "Upstream Color," "Spring Breakers," "Frances Ha," and "Stories We Tell."

Are Critics Too Lenient On Early Summer Movies?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 25, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Do early summer movies tend to get better reviews than later ones?

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'The Stroller Strategy'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 24, 2013 2:19 PM
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  • 2 Comments
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

Rex Reed Won't Apologize to Melissa McCarthy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 24, 2013 11:50 AM
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"As a critic whose opinions are constitutionally protected by law, I stand by all of my original remarks about Melissa McCarthy's obesity, which I consider about as amusing as cancer, and apologize for nothing."

The Criticwire Survey: Advice For Aspiring Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 24, 2013 10:05 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Thinking of becoming a film critic? You'll want to read this week's Survey first.

'World War Z,' and Why Good Productions Don't Equal Good Movies

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 21, 2013 1:18 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Necessity can be the mother of invention.

A Few of the Best Tributes to James Gandolfini

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 21, 2013 10:08 AM
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By all accounts, James Gandolfini loved being an actor and hated being a star. From the obituaries and tributes I've read, he seemed to despise the glitz and the glad-handing and the endless interviews -- but he cherished the work and the way it touched people. And as the sheer number of tributes to the late Gandolfini attest, he touched a lot of people.

'Jaws' Turns 38 With A Great 'Filmumentary'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2013 1:29 PM
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One part DVD commentary, one part behind the scenes featurette, one part deleted scenes, one part trivia, one part criticism, and three parts awesomeness.
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