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January 2014

No Direction in the Home Stretch

Both the DGA and PGA have made this year's Oscar race even more unpredictable, for good and for bad.

Dear Internet, Welcome to the World You Created: Quentin Tarantino and the ‘The Hateful Eight’

The situation with Quentin Tarantino and the script for his unproduced project The Hateful Eight shows just how precarious playing Messageboard Nation can be.

‘Never Let Me Go’ (1953)

Clark Gable gets a little Russian.

‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Vol. 1’ Proves That Troma Has Lost None of Its Bite

Simultaneously exploiting and expanding on its ideals, Return to Nuke 'Em High sets itself up as an indictment of various contemporary cruelties while adding the slapstick splatter the brand is known for.

I, Copycat… I, Repetitive… I, Unnecessary… That’s ‘I, Frankenstein’

For pre-teen viewers, I, Frankenstein is like making a zombie into a pet, or playing exorcist over your friend's demonically possessed little sister.

How to Improve the Oscars… Or at Least Shorten the Telecast

Believe it or not, the annual Academy telecast doesn't have to be a slog. Here are some ways to speed it up and still get the job done.

The Mediocrities: The Most Mediocre Movies of 2013

The year's best and worst films are relatively easy to assess. The most mediocre titles of the year... that's another story all together.

‘No Time for Comedy’ (1940)

Truth in packaging, alas.

‘The Corn Is Green’ (1945)

And still surprisingly fresh.

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