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Daily Reads: Faulty Science in "Lucy," Death to Frank Miller's Batman and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 25, 2014 9:29 AM
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Plus: unexpected quotes from "Hercules" reviews, and whether or not critics are reluctant to admit when films turn them on.

Joe Swanberg, 'Sex Tape,' and When It's OK to Rewrite the Movie

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 2:49 PM
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Review the movie they made, not the one you wanted them to make. But there's a way to use your rewrite idea constructively.

'50 Shades of Grey's Hard Sell

  • By Charles Bramesco
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  • July 24, 2014 1:13 PM
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The '50 Shades of Grey' trailer doesn't say good things about the movie, but it says them really, really well.

Daily Reads: Hollywood's Homophobia Problem, Why Filmmakers Fail and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 24, 2014 9:37 AM
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Plus: How Marvel became the envy and scourge of Hollywood, and why disabled characters are rarely played by disabled actors.

Brian Reitzell's Jaw-Dropping 'Hannibal' Scores Set for Release

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 23, 2014 2:11 PM
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Brian Reitzell music, which is as beautifully disturbing as "Hannibal" itself, will finally be released on digital and CD.

Finally, 'Pulp Fiction' Eyeshadow and David Lynch Leggings Are Available For All

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 10:52 AM
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The new project that David Lynch fans have been waiting for.

Daily Reads: 'Under the Skin' Subverts the Male Gaze, 'Boyhood's" Use of 35mm and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 9:23 AM
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Plus: Why Radiohead's music is used in movies so badly, and the trouble with film preservation and "Star Wars."

Leonard Maltin is Terrible at the Leonard Maltin Game, Plus 10 More Highlights from 'WTF with Marc Maron'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 4:16 PM
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Plus: The world's worst way to watch a great movie.

Movie Reviews for Sale — Cheap!

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 22, 2014 3:32 PM
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A website says they'll post reviews of your movie to IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes for a fee. But do they follow through?

This Week in Home Video: 'Blue Ruin,' a Jacques Demy Box Set and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 1:05 PM
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Plus: "Dom Hemingway" and a pair of Billy Wilder classics.