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'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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Standards and Pride: Remembering James Gandolfini

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 20, 2013 12:44 PM
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The great late career performances of an incredible actor.

Every Pixar Movie Is About the Same Thing

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 19, 2013 5:07 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Every. Single. One.
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From the Wire: In a World... of Trailer Articles

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 19, 2013 12:46 PM
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Wired has a great series of articles on coming attractions.

Sorting Out 'The Attack' and 'A Hijacking'

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 19, 2013 10:11 AM
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Figuring out which of this weekend's two foreign language movie with the somewhat blank, declarative title about an act of violence's devastating psychological effects is which.

Celebrate Roger Ebert's Birthday With Some Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Clips

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 4:14 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The late critic would have been 71 years old today.

Popping a Cork With Filmdrunk's Vince Mancini

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • June 18, 2013 2:16 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A chat with the humorist and film critic from Filmdrunk.com.

From the Wire: CinemaScore and Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 12:32 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"Can you spare a few minutes? This allows you to be the critic."

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