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Best of the Week: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 16, 2014 2:32 PM
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This Weekend, Avoid 'Expendables,' See Films by Catherine Breillat, Philippe Garrel & Michael Winterbottom Instead

"The Expendables 3" finally crashed into theaters everywhere today. Will early online piracy hurt this tired reunion of old action fogies? Who cares, because there are better ways to spend your movie weekend.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 15, 2014 5:29 PM
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Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" and Emmys, latest festival news and make our picks of the week.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 15, 2014 1:36 PM
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Science Chases the Impossible in Todd Miller's Moving, Provocative Doc 'Dinosaur 13' (TRAILER)

One of the most impressive things about “Dinosaur 13," Todd Miller’s moving documentary that premiered at Sundance and hits theaters August 15 from Lionsgate, is that it makes the audience realize -- and feel -- what it means to lose something incredibly important. A spouse? No. A child? Not quite.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2014 1:11 PM
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'Frank,' Starring Michael Fassbender Wearing a Giant Fake Head, Totally Rocks (TRAILER)

In Lenny Abrahamson’s lovely film ‘Frank,’ Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is a would-be musician who works an office job by day. It’s possible he doesn’t have a lot of talent.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 14, 2014 6:42 PM
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'Legends': Twisty Sean Bean Spy Series from Producers of 'Homeland'

Sean Bean, shockingly rendered headless in the first season of "Game of Thrones," may be the strongest incarnation yet of the alienated espionage prodigy that has become the trademark of the show's auteur showrunner, "24"-veteran Howard Gordon.
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  • August 13, 2014 9:46 PM
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Review Roundup: Is Phillip Noyce's Dystopian 'The Giver' Too Late to the YA Franchise Party?

Reviews are out for Phillip Noyce's Lois Lowry adaptation "The Giver," and early consensus suggests that this YA dystopian sci-fi, while handsomely directed, may not be franchise material.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 12, 2014 2:45 PM
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Best of the Week: Oscar Predictions, The Female Superhero Strikes Back, Duplass' New Indie Paradigm & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 9, 2014 1:46 PM
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What to See and Stream This Weekend, from 'Hundred-Foot Journey' to 'Nymphomaniac' on Netflix (TRAILERS)

This weekend, avoid "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" at all costs and, instead, dive into an eclectic batch of indies and docs hitting theaters and VOD platforms.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 8, 2014 4:07 PM
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Best of the Week: Comic-Con Wrap, Weinstein's Oscar Frontrunners, Friedkin on 'Sorcerer' & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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