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  • Rise of the Apes and Project Nim

    This week on A.V. Talk we GO APE (sorry) over Rise of the Apes and Project Nim - a new documentary by James Marsh that depicts what happens in real life when humans and apes cross the line. Fascinating stuff.

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  • Miranda July's The Future: Genius or Unbelievably Annoying?

    AV Talk Episode 32

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  • Friends with Benefits: Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, Naked

    Friends with Benefits. No Strings Attached. Friendship plus sex. Does it ever work, either in real life OR in the movies? It sure can, but you need the right chemistry.

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  • HARRY POTTER. It All Ends! But Will it Come Back?

    Harry Potter 7 part 2!

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  • Horrible Bosses and John Carpenter's The Ward

    Jennifer Aniston sexually assaulting Charlie Day - What's not to like? John Carpenter's latest horror flick, on the other hand, is just tragic.

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  • Transformers 3 and Weirdest Movie Adaptations

    How badly can filmmakers ruin your childhoods? A.V. Club discusses the newest Transformers abomination (actually not as terrible as the first two!) and oddest sources for movie inspiration. Board games? Theme park rides? Big Gulps? Why not?

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  • Louie and Wilfred: FX's Edgy New Comedy Lineup

    What happens when a comedian like Louis C.K. gets complete (really, complete) creative control over an FX comedy? It's definitely not Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it might be even better. Plus: A pot-smoking man in a dog suit. Or something.

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  • Green Lantern and How NOT To Do CGI

    Even a Blake Lively sexting scandal can't save this film. The A.V. Club breaks down how CGI can help - and hurt - a film, and what went wrong with this mess.

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  • Abrams & Spielberg's Super 8

    Super 8 is a classic thriller coupled with mystery and intrigue. No spoiler here, although this movie definitely has the look and style of Spielberg's much revered other film works. Hype or Secretive?

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  • X-Men: First Class and Marvel Moviemaking

    Are Marvel films satisfying or soulless? Are they the McDonald's Happy Meal of summer movies? Find out if X-Men: First Class does the franchise justice on this week's AV Talk.

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