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Can 'Star Wars' Be Saved?

After the vitriolic fan backlash to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the financial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars needs saving. Here are some ideas on how to do that without invoking the help of The Force.

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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

A tribute to a director and producer who gave many of Hollywood's finest their start in the business, in spite of his bad films.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2011: A Beautiful Mind – Tribeca Talks: After the Movie

For its tenth anniversary, the Tribeca Film Festival engages in a panel discussion of 2001's Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind.

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Angels & Demons

A slight upgrade from its predecessor is not enough to recommend such a forgettable production.

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Angels & Demons

A Harvard professor is an unlikely candidate for the hero of a summer blockbuster, and Angels & Demons demonstrates exactly why. The film is filled with talk, talk, talk.

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Frost/Nixon

No matter Frost/Nixon's efforts to revise it, history will never be the same.

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Frost/Nixon: An Interview with a Vampire

Frank Langella seethes and pulsates with cunning as the deposed president in 'Frost/Nixon', a far cry from the grinning cowboy executive Josh Brolin presented in 'W'.

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Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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Part 1 - All Time Classics

Where it all began... how TV became the cultural icon it is today, and the seminal shows that offered audiences a glimpse into the medium’s artistic potential.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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The Da Vinci Code (2006)

If religion, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, is the fashionable substitute for belief, then The Da Vinci Code, judging by author Dan Brown’s quasi religious following, has asserted itself as the fashionable substitute for religion

Marc Acherman
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The Da Vinci Code

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

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Arrested Development

Arrested Development went down uncompromised, with guns a-blazing and showing no remorse over its own potential demise.

Amanda Ann Klein
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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Third Season

Gomer had us at 'Gol-lee'.

Leigh H. Edwards
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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Second Season

While Barney's marginality reinforces Andy's norm by contrast, their coupledom is consistent.

Leigh H. Edwards
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Cinderella Man

Whether sad, frustrated, or even thinking about losing his temper, Jim is never less than stalwart.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development is too dense, too smart, too strange. These are all ways of saying that it's too good.

Jesse Hassenger
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The Missing

At the first moment you see Maggie (Cate Blanchett) on screen in Ron Howard's The Missing, you know this is one of those Cate Blanchett tough-girl projects.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Missing

Maggie's toughness is surely enhanced by Blanchett's fabulous cheekbones and icy eyes.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Arrested Development

That Arrested Development mines its laughs by taking potshots at the filthy rich makes it so much more delicious.

Stephen Kelly
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