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    First Reviews of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

    "Amazing Spider-Man 2" may be no "Spider-Man 2," but at least it's not "Spider-Man 3."

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    Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan

    As far as superhero reboots go, "room for improvement" was probably the best way to sum up 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man." Certainly financially, the film made a very healthy $750 million worldwide, but that's still less than any of the three Sam Raimi films that preceded it. And creatively, the fi...

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    In Must-See 'Locke,' Tom Hardy is Under Pressure

    "Locke" is a fully realized high-concept drama carried by Tom Hardy's riveting, naturalistic performance. It could use the help of the right film festival rollout. Unfortunately, it already had the wrong one.

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    Review: Documentary 'I Am Divine' Shines A New Light On John Waters' Most Notorious Collaborator

    Even if you've stayed away from every John Waters film ever made, the chances of not knowing who Divine was are slim. The image of a 300-pound drag queen wearing a skin-tight red dress with candy-colored wig, bombastic face make-up, and pointing a gun at everything society consumes to be beautiful h...

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    Review: Why 'Joe' Is a Comeback for Nicolas Cage and David Gordon Green

    "Joe" is the very definition of a return to form.

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    'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Fifth and Sixth Seasons UPDATED

    UPDATE: "Game of Thrones" is a major ratings coup for HBO (see Season Four premiere numbers below). So it's a no-brainer that the premium cabler would renew the series for a fifth and sixth season, which it announced today.

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    How The Latest Season of 'New Girl' Went Downhill

    Jess and Nick have entered a fugue state of connubial bliss, and the results — one might argue — have sapped the energy of a once-dynamic sitcom.

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    How Turner Classic Movies Redefines The Idea of Classic Film

    What is classic film? The TCM Classic Film Festival has several answers, and all they're all valid.

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    Rewatching the Queer Canon, Part 5: Fassbinder's 'Moons' and 'Querelle'

    Of the 40 feature films Germany's prolific bad boy helmed in his 13 year career, these 4 present notably queer protagonists. In Part 1 I covered "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant" and "Fox and his Friends", declaring that if I were to be stranded on a desert island with only one filmmaker's work t...

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    Why John Hubley Was One of the Best Animators You've Never Heard Of

    Hubley gave audiences intimate glimpses into the lives of those who were often ignored by major animation studios.

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