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    The Best & Worst Trends Of 2013

    We’ve just wrapped up the highest grossing year in history with the movie industry capturing $11 billion in domestic receipts. Lost within the field of hits and flops were common re-occurrences, ideas and motifs that resurfaced consistently throughout the year to make 2013 its own beast, labeling ou...

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    The Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2013

    Can you feel it? The end of 2013 is hurtling toward us like a stampeding rhino. And as our year-end wind down is winding down, we're letting ourselves off the leash a little and assembling this unwieldy monster—an unashamedly scrappy and random list of The Most Memorable Movie Moments of the Year ak...

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    'Oldboy' Baddie Sharlto Copley Opens Up to Indiewire: 'Hollywood doesn't quite know where to place me'

    Sharlo Copley's came out of seemingly nowhere, along with his "District 9" writer-director Neill Blomkamp, in 2009 and has since racked up a resume that most seasoned veterans would be jealous of, appearing alongside everyone from Jodie Foster and Matt Damon, to Angelina Jolie and Liam Neeson in big...

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    Why 'This Is the End,' On DVD This Week, Was a More Important Summer Movie Than 'Man of Steel'

    In case there was any doubt, summer has ended. To be sure, the October 1 release of "This Is the End" on DVD/Blu-ray concludes what was, looking back, the summer to end all summers -- not so much in quality as in theme, for Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's frat-pack caper was just one of many movies t...

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    Why 'Elysium's World Is Flat

    The under-imagined world of Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi allegory kills any attempt at political commentary.

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    Robots, Spaceships & Jodie Foster: The Good, The Bad, And The Wildly Uneven Of 'Elysium'

    Few summer movies in 2013 were as highly anticipated as "Elysium" and few were as divisive. Perhaps it was because the promise of something meatier on the bone than the occasionally entertaining, but all too often disposable summer blockbusters. "Elysium" had the potential to hit all our sweet spot:...

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    Good Summer/Bad Summer: Who Were The Victors & The Victims Of The Blockbuster Box Office This Year?

    While we're only a few weeks into August, summer blockbuster season is pretty much winding down for the year. Last weekend brought "Elysium," the last major tentpole for the moment (albeit an underperforming one), and the rest of August is mostly made up of lo-fi programmers and would-be-franchises ...

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    Box Office: 'We're The Millers' Doesn't Make It To 'Elysium'

    Four new films opened this weekend, joining an already full box office top ten: a dystopian epic actioner, a raunchy adult comedy, a kid-friendly cartoon, and a family-friendly action-myth story sequel. Duking it out for the top spot, the R-rated films took the lead while the PGs held their own in a...

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    The False Liberal Promise of "Elysium"

    Of course, Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" is political, but news pundits, never exactly attuned to the subtleties of narrative and ideology, miss the big picture. Critics and observers have endlessly recycled the idea that the film is some kind of sci-fi epic for the Occupy movement, in which the 99% re...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Elysium' Gives Sony First Number One Film Since 'Evil Dead'

    Four new films opened this August weekend to overall decent if not sensational results, and several long-running performers yielded a top 10 slightly ahead of last year ($149 million vs. $129 million), bringing the year-to-date total about even with 2012. But four new films before marketing boasted ...

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