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    Rex Reed Names 'To The Wonder,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Her' & 'Spring Breakers' Among Worst Films Of 2013

    Move over Paper Magazine critic Dennis Dermody, there's another New York critic even more cranky and contrarian, and he's been doing it for years. That's right, Melissa McCarthy's biggest fan, Rex Reed of the New York Observer, has weighed in on his worst films of 2013, and usual, he's running hard ...

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    Quentin Tarantino Adds New Movie to Ten Best, Defends 'The Lone Ranger' UPDATE (TRAILER)

    Quentin Tarantino has spoken up about his picks for his recent list of the Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far). And he keeps elaborating. Now at the Busan Film Festival, he's adding a new pick. It's Israeli film "Big Bad Wolves."

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    Hamptons Film Fest: Helena Bonham Carter Compares Reaction To 'The Lone Ranger' To 'Fight Club'

    One of the more infamous Hollywood stories this year was the inglorious demise of "The Lone Ranger," Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer's $200 million+ western that failed to connect with audiences and was outright scalped by critics (sorry, we couldn't resist). While chatting with "The Lone Ranger" costa...

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    Quentin Tarantino Shares Criticism Of 'The Lone Ranger,' Thoughts On Ben Affleck As Batman & More

    Last week, Quentin Tarantino somewhat surprisingly and randomly dropped his list of his Top Ten Films Of 2013 (So Far), that featured its own amount of surprising and random choices. Ranging from indie fare like "Afternoon Delight," "Before Midnight" and "Frances Ha" to oddball choices like "The Con...

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    Quentin Tarantino Lists Top Films of 2013, Including 'The Lone Ranger' and 'This is the End'

    Quentin Tarantino sat out the ten best lists last year because he was in fevered production on "Django Unchained." This year he has already posted his alphabetical ten best list of 2013 so far on his site. While the Oscar-winner is an Academy member, don't look for his taste to be replicated by the ...

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    Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far) Includes 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Gravity' & More

    For the past couple of years—except 2013 when he was working on his own "Django Unchained"—Quentin Tarantino wasn't shy about sharing the films he liked, and sometimes, the ones he didn't. For the most part, the filmmaker loves indie movies, animated films and big, popcorn blockbusters. In 2010, he ...

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    Further 'Lone Ranger' Fallout: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Delayed Beyond Summer of 2015

    When the news broke yesterday that "Ant-Man," Disney and Marvel's adaptation of the superhero second-stringer directed by unproven mainstream quantity Edgar Wright, would move from a relatively pressure-free early November release date to the prime time summer slalom of 2015, we wondered if some oth...

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    Are Blockbusters Getting Worse? To Be (Cont'd)

    A new site offers a slow-food approach to criticism, beginning with a consideration of summer blockbusters.

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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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    Surprise! Disney Tallies 'Lone Ranger' Losses, Could Be As High as $190 Million

    Disney will take a $160 to $190 million write-off for box office disappointment "The Lone Ranger," according to the studio's third quarter fiscal earnings call. (Watch a video below of stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer blaming the film's failure on critical reaction.)

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