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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

question of the day: Are the Oscars an ever clearer indication that Hollywood *knows* it makes crap?

Wed Feb 22 2012, 11:04am | 0 comments

royal wedding hype; ‘Hanna’s Joe Wright says ‘Sucker Punch’ is sexist; dear god no, there’s gonna be another ‘Tron’ flick; more: leftover links

Sun Apr 10 2011, 03:30pm | 0 comments

AOL/HuffPo shoots the messenger, fires Moviefone editor Patricia Chui over work-for-free email

Thu Apr 07 2011, 02:34am | 0 comments

backpedaling is beautiful: AOL/HuffPo attempts damage control

Wed Apr 06 2011, 05:11pm | 0 comments

AOL/HuffPo to movie journos: You’re fired, unless you want to write for free

Wed Apr 06 2011, 01:42pm | 0 comments

my outrage over the TechCrunch AOL ‘Source Code’ mess (aka: this is why we can’t have nice things)

Sat Mar 19 2011, 02:44pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Has Kevin Smith finally gone mad… or is he brilliant?

Wed Jan 26 2011, 09:19am | 0 comments

question of the day: Why do we continue to be George Lucas’s bitch?

Thu Sep 30 2010, 11:16am | 0 comments

wtf: ‘The Hurt Locker,’ for reals

Fri Aug 27 2010, 04:57pm | 4 comments

question of the day: How do you cope with ‘cinematicus interruptus’?

Thu Aug 05 2010, 10:40am | 15 comments

question of the day: Should ‘Inception’ get a sequel?

Wed Jul 28 2010, 09:43am | 10 comments

question of the day: If it’s okay to worry that ‘Inception’ is too smart, where is the worry about movies that are too stupid?

Fri Jul 16 2010, 11:49am | 22 comments

question of the day: What’s the weirdest movie or TV product tie-in you can imagine?

Wed Jul 14 2010, 10:46am | 8 comments

watch it: “The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time” (so NSFW)

Mon Jul 12 2010, 09:55pm | 7 comments

question of the day: What’s the point of an untitled videogame movie?

Thu Apr 15 2010, 10:31am | 2 comments

watch it: “Edgar Wright on ‘The Black Hole’”

Tue Mar 30 2010, 04:55pm | 10 comments

because critics should just learn how to keep their opinions to themselves

Fri Mar 26 2010, 01:51pm | 18 comments

trailer break: ‘Robin Hood’

Mon Mar 15 2010, 11:55am | 4 comments

question of the day: Which historical figures should we plunder as action heroes (and who should play them)?

Mon Mar 15 2010, 11:00am | 21 comments

trailer break: ‘Gunless’

Mon Jan 11 2010, 01:12pm | 10 comments

attention: I am a woman, sorry to disappoint

Tue Dec 15 2009, 12:45am | 51 comments

question of the day: What is your best reason to see ‘Twilight: New Moon’ (or not to see it)?

Wed Nov 18 2009, 10:14am | 24 comments

question of the day: Does the casting of Adrien Brody and Topher Grace as action heroes signal a shift in action movies?

Thu Oct 15 2009, 07:58am | 7 comments

question of the day: What could be creepier than your own Edward Cullen shadow?

Tue Aug 25 2009, 11:08am | 18 comments

question of the day: Do you still have a VCR?

Mon Mar 02 2009, 09:59am | 26 comments

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