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7 Most Overrated Movies Ever

James Bond, Inception among them

(Newser) - Looking for something to watch this weekend? You've probably heard great things about the following films, but don't believe the hype, Tim Robey writes in the Telegraph . He lists the 10 most overrated films:
  1. Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, is hardly the thriller it was made out to
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Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies

Director of hits like Serpico , Dog Day Afternoon, suffered from lymphoma

(Newser) - Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as Network, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and 12 Angry Men, has died. He was 86. Lumet's death was confirmed today by his stepdaughter's husband. He said Lumet died during the night and had suffered from lymphoma. Lumet was nominated for four... More »

Critics Pick Top Flicks for '07

Juno , I'm Not There , and No Country take top spots

(Newser) - Film critics offer their top picks for 2007, ranging from quirky dramedy (Juno) to drama (Michael Clayton) to foreign fare (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).                                                ... More »

Devil Will Make You Watch It

Crime drama could net legendary director first best directing Oscar

(Newser) - He may be 83, but in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Sidney Lumet musters the “wide-awake elegance of a virtuoso half his age,” EW's Owen Gleiberman says, producing a vivid crime melodrama critics unanimously place among the year’s best. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke... More »

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