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    The Best & Worst Moments Of 'Iron Man 3'

    If you were in prison, comatose or pinned to the ground by a fallen armoire this weekend, it's possible you didn't see "Iron Man 3." All the rest of us, it seems, ignored our mothers' protestations and spent a couple of hours of this fine sunny summer weekend indoors in the dark, watching Robert Dow...

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    Happy Cinco De Mayo: Here Are 5 Films To Raise A Glass To

    Bring out the Cuervo, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day and, although Mexican public schools are closed for the day (isn’t that the real definition of a holiday?), it is celebrated more, ahem, seriously, in the United States than Mexico. S...

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    5 Reasons To Check Out The WTF, Strange & Baffling ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

    The word "art" within the context of cinema can sometimes be embarrassing to use. Much of the "cinema," movies or film we consume is consumer-driven -- well-calibrated, committee-made popcorn to entertain the masses. And indie films made by auteurs -- cinema as recently defined by Steven Soderbergh ...

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    25 Blockbuster Threequels: Did They Sink Or Save Their Franchises?

    A lot's been written over the years about sequels -- when they go right and bring us a welcome return to characters and themes we'd flocked to see the first time out and, more often, when they do not, and instead deliver diminishing returns in everything except box office terms. But what of the seco...

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    Wes Anderson's 5 Best Commercials

    There are, apparently, people in the world who don't like the movies of Wes Anderson, who turns 44 today. Of course that's fine and everyone's entitled their opinions blah blah blah, but we're unapologetic apologists for the quirky formalism of the director, even if we end up inevitably having to us...

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    Robert Downey Jr.'s Career In 7 Films

    "Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away then what are you?" asks Captain America (Chris Evans) in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers." "Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist," shoots back Tony Stark, in a quip that, delivered either of two ways, is only slightly more impressive than the actual trut...

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    The Best And Brightest Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

    And so we’ve reached the end of the Tribeca Film Festival. Known for its wide-ranging selection of films from all over the globe, they truly outdid themselves this year with a slate of diverse, boundary-pushing films that suggested that, outside of the most prestigious fests like New York, Cannes an...

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    The Essentials: Douglas Sirk

    German filmmaker Douglas Sirk (né Hans Detlef Sierck) directed almost 40 films in a career that spanned three decades. A late bloomer known for grand, gorgeously expressive and emotional melodramas in the 1950s, he took a third of his career to hit full stride. The early movies were comedies, glossy...

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    20 Wedding Movies To Say "I Do" To

    This weekend, "The Big Wedding," a movie about a catastrophic wedding-gone-awry, opens everywhere. It comes stocked with a veritable three-course meal of big-time movie stars, including Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl. While the movie...

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    The Playlist Bares All: 20 Unforgettable Nude Scenes

    Not to dick around, but we've got nudity on the boob right now. Mind. On the mind. Thing is, with an intriguing article over at EW exploring the death of the movie sex scene and the rise of the New Prudishness, with waves made over Kristen Stewart's nudity and handjobs in "On the Road," and now wit...

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