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The 'G.I. Joe' Cartoon Movie: Not So Cartoonish

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 28, 2013 1:40 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Cartoonish? More like nightmarish.

From the Wire: A Harry Knowles Profile

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 28, 2013 11:48 AM
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  • 1 Comment
It is not an exaggeration to say that Harry Knowles and his website, Ain't It Cool News, created a cottage industry: the film geek website. Now there are literally dozens of sites like Ain't It Cool pumping out rumors, scoops, exclusives, set photos, and reviews for hardcore movie dorks. But when Knowles started AICN out of his bedroom in Austin, Texas in 1996, there was almost nothing like it. The site quickly rose in popularity and power -- and Knowles himself quickly became a nerd icon.

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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 1 Comment
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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  • 2 Comments
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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 2 Comments
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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  • 2 Comments
"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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  • 3 Comments
"They absolutely have no idea. Which is why the critics always bloody well piss me off. What do they know?"

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