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    The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters Ever

    Over a month ago, perhaps feeling daunted by the seemingly endless summer season stretching out in front of us and the sheer volume of popcorn we were going to have to eat, we brought you our list of The 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters Of All Time. But now that we’re in the thick of it, and we’ve had a...

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    ‘Obvious Child’ Director Gillian Robespierre & Jenny Slate Talk Boundaries In Comedy, Naturalism, Improv, More

    Razor-sharp writing, taut direction, and a stellar central performance by Jenny Slate anchor Gillian Robespierre’s debut directorial feature “Obvious Child.” You’ve likely heard otherwise, its treatment of abortion dominating conversation and even the film’s promotional material, but while Robespier...

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    The Devil In The Detail: Thoughts On 'Chinatown' On Its 40th Anniversary

    I still remember the first time I ever saw a two-dollar bill. It was in a wallet, on a TV screen in the living room of my childhood home. The wallet belonged to a dead woman called Ida Sessions, and it was Jack Nicholson who was riffling through it: Social Security Card; Screen Actors Guild Membersh...

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    12 Performers Who Deserve 2014 Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

    We're having a sustained and much needed break from the Oscars, but that doesn't mean that awards are completely banished from the cultural landscape. For better or worse, Emmy season is sneaking up. The biggest and most prestigious TV awards in the calendar ended their qualifying season at the end ...

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    Summer TV Preview: 16 Upcoming Shows That May Fill The 'Game Of Thrones' Gap

    Did you know that in the 70 days since April 6th, the world’s population has increased by about 15,690,000 people, which is roughly equivalent to the current combined populations of Pennsylvania and Iowa? Of course not! That’s just one of the fascinating things that has been happening on our planet ...

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    Ranked: Our Favorite Directing Duos From Best To Worst

    This weekend comedy sequel “22 Jump Street” hits theaters, on a wave of goodwill and giggly advance reviews (our own included). For once it seems the usually barren ground of the comedy sequel has yielded something decent, and that is cause for celebration indeed. But already now the question is sta...

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    10 Soccer Movies That Hit The Back Of The Net For The 2014 World Cup

    Anti-sports folk, look away now: today marks the beginning of the 2014 World Cup, and we're a little bit excited. We know that it's hardly the biggest deal on the sporting calendar for much of the U.S, but we love the beautiful game, and the month-long festival of soccer (or football, as people who ...

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    ‘Ghostbusters II’ At 25, And 10 Other Sequels That Stalled & Killed Their Franchises

    30 years ago last week, “Ghostbusters” hit our screens. It was an anniversary feted by many, (ourselves included, check out our nostalgia trip back to summer 1984), with articles, celebrations, appreciations, oral histories and even the announcement of a forthcoming theatrical re-release all timed t...

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    16 Musicians-Turned-Film Composers And Their Breakout Scores

    Increasingly over the last two decades, musicians and bands have looked upon the film score and seen a rare opportunity to challenge themselves in a new medium, and also to gain a break from non-stop touring. The results have been an eclectic, unconventional bounty. Last month, Mica Levi of Micachu ...

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    The Real Story Behind Those Rick Baker 'Night Skies' Photos

    It all started with a tweet. On May 22nd, Rick Baker, the make-up wizard and self-proclaimed "monster maker" behind everything from "American Werewolf in London" to "Maleficent," posted an old, black-and-white photo to his Twitter account. The caption read: "As requested, the Night Skies alien. Not ...

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