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Not Into 'Hercules'? Here Are 6 Alternatives to Fill Your Movie Weekend

Unimpressed by the gleaming musculature of Dwayne Johnson as a mythic warrior in Paramount's comic book adaptation "Hercules"? Then take solace in the art house, and at home, with these six quieter films in theaters and on demand.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 24, 2014 10:30 AM
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More: Reviews, Video

Career Watch: TV Boosts Movie Stars Jon Voight, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey

With Emmy Award season in full swing (the show airs Aug. 25), we look at three Emmy nominees who came up in Hollywood and are enjoying a career boost from their work in television. These days it's possible to move more fluidly than ever before between movies and TV (the late great James Garner was a rare example of a star who could swing both ways). The Third Golden Age of Television --easily viewed on multi-platforms by a wide range of viewers--has proved a boon for these movie actors.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 21, 2014 11:56 AM
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Best of the Week: Peter Biskind's New Hollywood, The Beatles, Marquez & Kurosawa & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 19, 2014 2:44 PM
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9 Films to See in Theaters or Stream at Home This Weekend, From 'I Origins' to 'The Immigrant' (TRAILERS)

What will you be watching this weekend? Here are nine ideas.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 18, 2014 6:46 PM
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Gabriel García Márquez and Akira Kurosawa Talk Film, Writing and 'Rhapsody in August' in 1991

Originally published in The Los Angeles Times, read this scintillating conversation between two late, great masters from 1991.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Why The Beatles Matter to the Future of Repertory Film

Currently kicking around repertory theaters and on Blu-ray is a new 4K restoration of "A Hard Day's Night" from The Criterion Collection and distributor Janus Films. What does it mean for the future of classic films on the big screen?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 15, 2014 8:07 PM
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Nathan Rabin Is Sorry He Coined the Phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"

In a new editorial for Salon.com, Dissolve critic, former AV Club staffer and pro pop culture writer Nathan Rabin takes an "opportunity to apologize to pop culture."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 15, 2014 3:57 PM
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More: News, Features

Career Watch: Stealth Rising Star Jason Clarke Breaks Out in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

It is not easy being a mere mortal pitted against a population of spectacular CG-enhanced and motion-capture simians. But Jason Clarke does our species proud as Malcolm, the human emissary who seeks a peaceful co-existence with the genetically evolved beasts who now have the upper paw in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 14, 2014 2:37 PM
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Best of the Week: The East-Meets-West Canon, Top 10 Box Office Takeaways, Mel Gibson Opens Up at Karlovy Vary & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 12, 2014 1:33 PM
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Bong Joon-ho Checks Into Criterion Collection, Lists 10 Favorite Films (VIDEO)

"Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho's brainy bunch of ten favorite Criterion Collections titles runs the gamut from the canonical to the obscure to the cultish.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 10, 2014 3:08 PM
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