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'Warcraft' Movie Is Openly Hostile to Non-Nerds (Commentary)

Video-game adaptation is every terrible, nerdy thing you feared the video-game adaptation would be<p>What makes a good video game movie? Well, judging …

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How Now You See Me 2 Is Trying to Secure Its Place As the Most Unlikely Franchise in Hollywood

In many ways, the summer of 2013 looked much like this year in terms of what worked at the box office: A Marvel movie led the field, an animated …

Lizzy Caplan Is the Best Part of Now You See Me 2

Director Jon Chu had big plans for her from the beginning.<p>The first few minutes of <i>Now You See Me 2</i> make it seem as though things haven’t changed much since the original movie. There’s a monologue about the nature of magic; <b>Jesse Eisenberg</b> is still Eisenberg-ing (with shorter hair this time); <b>Morgan</b> …

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11 Iconic Movie Moments That Were Completely Improvised

Scripts are for suckers.<p>Cinema is full of iconic moments. But sometimes these moments never appeared in the finished script.<p>With regular ad-libbing and improvisation as well as genuine mistakes being frequent occurrences on film sets, it's not surprising that some of the best-loved movie moments …

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"Warcraft" Is Definitely Not The First Great Video Game Adaptation

To be fair, it's not Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, either.<p><i>Warcraft</i> feels like a bad date both parties are desperately trying to make the best of, smiling brightly through every lull in conversation and pretending an awkward hug was the totally optimal way to say good night. Movies being made from …

Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ Is Drawing Inspiration From Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Movies

The <i>Predator</i> franchise has had it pretty rough for the past, oh, 25 years. The original <i>Predator</i> is a testosterone-soaked classic and had an at least decent sequel, but the series hasn’t come close to reaching those heights again. At this point, the Predator may as well hang up the ol’ plasma rifle …

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The 12 worst video game movies of all time

Players, critics, and audiences are all routinely disappointed by video game movies. With the latest addition to the genre, "Warcraft," in theaters this weekend, we've looked through the worst of the worst video game adaptations.<p>Was your favorite game dragged to the big screen for an unwelcome …

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