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Criticwire TV: Critics on 'Orphan Black,' 'The New Girl,' and More

  • By Zach Wigon
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  • March 28, 2013 10:21 AM
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What do critics think of this new BBC America series about cloning?

VidCritz: Every Woody Allen, Um, Y'know, Stammer Ever.

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2013 4:32 PM
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Er, uh, jeez, y'know, I, uh, c'mon, wait, y'know. (AND THEN REPEAT FOR 44 MINUTES)

"WOLVERINES!" Or: How Many Trailers Are Too Many Trailers?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 27, 2013 1:56 PM
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Why do we need four trailers of "The Wolverine" in three days?

New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray for March 27th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 27, 2013 11:45 AM
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There's a strong batch of home video releases this week, with acclaimed titles domestic and abroad, award-nominated studio films and independent hits. First is the Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Daniel Day-Lewis collaborative biopic "Lincoln," which won some of 2012's best reviews:"Lincoln"Criticwire Average: B+ (108 ratings)

The Criticwire Pull Quote Match Game: 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 27, 2013 10:39 AM
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Can you guess which critic gave the movie what letter grade?

Five More Films Worthy of 'Room 237'-Style Critical Documentaries

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 26, 2013 2:43 PM
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A list of more movies we'd like to see given the full-length critical treatment -- along with videos of the next best thing to watch in the meantime.

Carlos Reygadas Accuses Critics of "Hooliganism"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 26, 2013 10:54 AM
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"Critics, instead of doing their job, which is watching, thinking, reflecting, and writing, what they do is watch, don't think much, get together, and behave like they're football hooligans supporting Manchester United."

Helen Mirren Slams Critics at Awards Show

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 25, 2013 3:53 PM
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"They absolutely have no idea. Which is why the critics always bloody well piss me off. What do they know?"

An 'Olympus Has Fallen' Crosstalk With Singer & Ryan

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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Once in a while, a movie comes along that is too entertainingly weird to let pass without comment. When that happens, The Huffington Post's Mike Ryan and I jump on GChat and then post the needlessly detailed, necessarily joke-filled results for your amusement. This time, we're discussing "Olympus Has Fallen" (Current Criticwire average: C) -- a.k.a. "'Die Hard' in the White House" -- starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, and some exceedingly questionable special effects. When terrorists take over the White House and kidnap the President, it's up to Butler's disgraced Secret Service agent to rescue his old boss and restore America's faith in its ability to destroy the countries it disagrees with.

The Criticwire Survey: Overrated Masterpieces

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 25, 2013 10:06 AM
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  • 64 Comments
What beloved classic do you dislike? Or maybe even hate? That's the subject of this week's Criticwire Survey.

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