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Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,’ except for Ledger nomination

It was a dark day for “The Dark Knight” as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since “Titanic.” Christopher

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‘Defiance’ survivors remember Bielskis’ strength, courage

Not all Holocaust stories end in death. For more than 1,200 Jews hunted in the forests of Belarus, life - extraordinarily difficult and dangerous - was

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18 Jan 2009 // 8:58 PM

Flashbacks of a Fool

Let’s blame it on his lack of experience but Walsh presents a movie completely vacuous and uncaptivating.

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‘Defiance’ co-stars had to endure cold, primitive conditions to play WWII rebels

Think Holocaust movie. What do you see? Lines of weary men, women and children being herded to their deaths? That’s the conventional view. But

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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‘Defiance’ director Edward Zwick wants to be the Ken Burns of the multiplex

Things didn’t have to work out this way for Edward Zwick. The “thirtysomething” and “My So Called Life” co-creator broke into the movies with “

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7 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Twilight Takeover

The film is a successful adaptation of the book not only because Pattinson is so talented and dreamy, but also because Hardwicke knows a thing or two about filming adolescents.

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31 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Defiance

Defiance's tendency to melodrama drags the rest of this ostensibly historical saga into a decidedly middling territory.

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Quantum of Solace

The hybridization of Quantum of Solace's first person mechanics with gameplay styles more often found in third person action titles lends the Bond game a curiously more elegant and thoughtful approach to first-person shooting.

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9 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Quantum of Solace

What truly shines in Quantum of Solace is the single player mode, not the multiplayer that the series has become notorious for.

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9 Dec 2008 // 8:26 AM

Holo-Cost

All across the web this past week, it’s been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging

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2 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Hughes Oughta Know

The British Library bought Ted Hughes' literary archive, further inspiring film and literary speculation into his life with Sylvia Plath.

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30 Nov 2008 // 4:57 AM

Meet the soon-to-be famous cast of ‘Twilight’

No one can accuse “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke of casting famous actors just to lure their fans to the theater. The “Twilight” cast is a

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21 Nov 2008 // 3:00 AM

Twilight

Fantasy rules in Twilight, fantasy simultaneously delicate and ravishing, chaste and utterly bloody.

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20 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Cut to the Whatever

Marc Forster's Quantum of Solace slices away nearly every element of the old Bond, and leaves nothing in its place.

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Vamp-Ire: ‘Twilight’ vs ‘Let the Right One In’

Blame Anne Rice. Blame her for being the literary stake in the original vampire’s heart. If it wasn’t for her spinster prose take

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Stephenie Meyer did what many professed to be impossible. She convinced millions of teens and tweens to read something other than

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Postmortem: Did 'True Detective' Do Justice to Latino California?

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"In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State

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