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    ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ & 'Django Unchained' Top List Of Most Pirated Movies Of 2013

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    The Playlist Staff's Most Overrated And Underrated Films Of 2013

    You have to be especially careful with the words “overrated” or “underrated.” Some people don't like the terms, thinking that they're condescending or snide, elevating your own opinions over those of the majority. And arguably they have a strong point, but the words do serve a purpose—how else is a ...

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    The Worst Films Of 2013... So Far...

    Is this the worst summer of blockbusters in a recent age or is it the best? Are “Man of Steel" arguments worth losing friendships over? Is "Southland Tales" a masterpiece as posited by generation revisionism or is it the mess critics took it for initially? Will you dare to give your money to villain...

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    'Zombieland' & 'Gangster Squad' Director Ruben Fleischer Going Sci-Fi With New Project

    It was probably be a safe bet that Ruben Fleischer would want to move on from “Gangster Squad” as quickly as possible. The numerous delays, the re-shoots and the middling box office returns must have put a damper on what initially seemed like a star-studded potential hit. It seems the young director...

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    New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray for April 24th: 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Central Park Five', 'Any Day Now', and More

    After a couple weeks short on big names entering the home video market, this week brings award contenders, acclaimed indies, and even a couple critical disappointments. Best, however, is the genre diversity throughout. Disaster movies, docs, and disparately set period dramas should ensure something ...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Takes Top Spot; Four Oscar Contenders Pass $100 Million

    The initial wide release of "Zero Dark Thirty" easily made number one for the weekend, becoming only the second of the nine Best Picture Oscar contenders to attain that position ("Argo" did so for one week in October). Unusually, four Oscar rivals have already grossed over $100 million, one is closi...

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    Box Office: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Targets Top Spot, 'A Haunted House' Scares Away 'Gangster Squad' For #2

    While Annapurna Pictures backed a number of ambitious films this year including John Hillcoat's bootleggin' “Lawless,” Paul Thomas Anderson's challenging “The Master” and Andrew Dominik's bitter “Killing Them Softly,” the financial rewards were far less than expected. But Megan Ellison's production ...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Gangster Squad' & 'A Haunted House' Headline In Theaters

    There really is no rest for the wicked. Blood and brain matter, lechery, and crude allusion spew out of this weekend's cinematic lineup by the gallon. There's gangster genre violence, imitative violence, monster violence, violence against children, bullying violence, historical violence, and the vio...

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    Weekend Preview: Catch Up on Oscar Viewing, Plus 'Gangster Squad,' 'Clandestine Childhood,' 'Quartet' and 'Struck by Lightning'

    Per usual, January is not a fertile ground for strong new movies. Arrivals this weekend will be fighting for attention amidst the Oscar chatter. Dustin Hoffman's delightfully escapist "Quartet," which had an-Oscar qualifying run, leads the pack at 78% Fresh. Despite its abundance of movie stars, the...

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    GANGSTER SQUAD

    "Gangster Squad" represents a missed opportunity. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have discarded a great real-life story (uncovered by journalist Paul Lieberman in his book of the same name) and given us an overblown comic strip instead.

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