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What are the movies that audiences loved but the critics hated?

Analysis of 10,000 movies reveals the films with the highest disparity between critic and audience reviews

There are some movies you'll just go and see no matter what the critics say. Maybe it's a big dumb comedy and you feel like a laugh, or there's that one actor who you'll watch no matter what. Conversely, there are some critics who can have a big influence on what you'll see, no matter what your friends say – you know their work, and trust their recommendations.

So, what are the movies that people loved, but critics hated? And what about those movies that got rave reviews but just didn't click with audiences?

To try and answer these questions I've analysed 10,000 movies from 1970 to 2013 in the Rotten Tomatoes database, and determined the difference in audience score and critic score by subtracting the former from the latter. This gives us an index of audience-critic agreement, which
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8 Actors We Never Need to See in Another Movie Ever Again

Fame is a fleeting fox that outruns most. Sometimes, notoriety outshines its own spotlight. Whether through the casting couch or blood, sweat and tears, the occasional performer will squeak through to the other side and achieve a modicum of accolades. Some are worthwhile, while others are unbearable. We all have that irritating nitpick of an actor who occasional, and suddenly, pops up in a movie just when the getting is good, and it swerves the car completely off the road. "Who invited this guy?" we ask ourselves, hoping s/he gets killed off before we have to get up out of our seat and ask for our money back.

It's a mild irritation, all things considered.

And then there's that very special group of actors who simply don't belong in movies at all. Yet there they are, begging us to watch them, vying for our attention before they are quickly
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The Week in Spandex – The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Marvel Phase Two, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Big Hero 6, Kick-Ass 2

Our weekly round-up of all the biggest news stories from the world of movie superheroes…

We’ll kick things off this week with Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man, which of course swings into cinemas this coming Tuesday with a cast that includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spidey, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard. So far the Marc Webb-directed reboot has been attracting mostly positive reviews, but not so from our man Oliver Davis:

“The cast are actually quite tremendous. Instead the film is ruined by its direction, writing and special effects… Just as Prometheus was inevitably compared with Alien, The Amazing Spider-Man will be haunted by Sam Raimi. Webb's film is a pale imitation, and it reeks of rip-off. He can't be blamed, though. You'd be a fool to turn down a Spider-Man film. Instead, blame the studios…
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Human Fly Superhero Movie in the Works; Steven Goldmann to Direct

While everyone’s hoping to find out what the two “mystery” superhero movies in development at Marvel are at Comic-Con in a couple of weeks, confirmation of another Marvel superhero movie has just come to light…sort of. Deadline reports that Alan Brewer and Steven Goldmann have acquired the rights to comics character The Human Fly and are in the process of developing a feature film based on the character. There were actually two different characters that carried the Human Fly name in Marvel comics. One was a villain who was imprinted with a fly’s genetic coding after being left for dead by Spider-Man (that pesky Peter Parker), while the other was a young man whose skeleton was replaced by steel following a car accident. Hit the jump for more. Deadline’s report doesn’t specify which incarnation of the Human Fly this deal entails, but Goldmann will be directing the feature film.
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Country Music's 9 Hottest Movie Stars

We know they can sing, but can they act? With Dolly Parton’s return to the big screen in “Joyful Noise,” NextMovie was inspired to take a look at some of country music’s biggest stars who’ve transferred their talents from the recording studio to the screen.

They may be the toast of the town in Nashville, but do they make the grade in Hollywood? These nine crooner-thespians have had varying degrees of success, from “um, you should probably keep your day job” to starring roles that garner great reviews.

9. Faith Hill

In real life, this country queen is married to Nashville superstar Tim McGraw, and her one turn on the big screen was also as a wife -- one of the Stepford Wives -- in the 2004 film that costarred Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close and Bette Midler.

Hill’s infamous scene as the brainwashed Sarah Sunderson involves her having loud,
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Motion Picture Academy invites 178 new members, including Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, and Beyonce Knowles

Motion Picture Academy invites 178 new members, including Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, and Beyonce Knowles
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of invited new members, and it’s clear they’re continuing to try to make their membership younger. On the list alongside veterans like John Hawkes and David Duchovny are a slew of twentysomethings, including Mia Wasikowska, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rooney Mara. The Board of Governors also decided to extend an invitation to Restrepo codirector Tim Hetherington, the first time Academy membership has been bestowed posthumously. As a side note, it’s also a hoot to now say the phrase Oscar voter Russell Brand.
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Academy Invites 178 To Membership

Beverly Hills, CA . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2011 to the Academy.s roster of members.

.These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,. said Academy President Tom Sherak. .Their talent and creativity have entertained moviegoers around the world, and I welcome each of them to our ranks..

The Academy.s membership policies would have allowed a maximum of 211 new members in 2011, but as in other recent years, several branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than were proposed to them. Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

In an unprecedented gesture, the list of new members includes documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed in action in Libya in April.
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Academy Invites 178 Artists & Execs to Membership

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2011 to the Academy’s roster of members.

“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “Their talent and creativity have entertained moviegoers around the world, and I welcome each of them to our ranks.”

The Academy’s membership policies would have allowed a maximum of 211 new members in 2011, but as in other recent years, several branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than were proposed to them. Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

In an unprecedented gesture, the list of new members includes documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed in action in Libya in April.
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Abortions Bite Back in The Life Zone

Find yourself on the receiving end of an unwanted pregnancy? Thinking about having an abortion? How dare you assume that you can do with your body what you wish! Finally there's a madman ready to stifle that ludicrous conclusion! A right-to-lifer with methods so misguided that the recently departed Jack Kevorkian would call him extreme!

Below you'll find the first trailer for the pro-life horror film The Life Zone written and produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio and directed by Rod Weber.

The film follows what happens when a grumpy old man kidnaps pregnant women from abortion clinics and forces them to give birth. Just when you think you've heard it all, right?

Even more shocking? Check out the cast ...

The Life Zone features an all-star cast, including Robert Loggia (Academy Award and Emmy nominee; Scarface, Big, Independence Day), Lindsey Haun (Broken Bridges, Shrooms, "True Blood"), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp
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Producers Ecstatic Over John Travolta and Kelly Preston Family Addition

Producers Keisha Whitaker and Donald Zuckerman are joining in John Travolta and Kelly Preston's celebration of newborn Benjamin Travolta, born Nov. 23. People reports: "We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin," says producer pal Keisha Whitaker, who along with her husband, actor Forest Whitaker, has been close with Preston and Travolta for years. "We love them so much. This feels like full circle." Despite a recent PR nightmare stemming from an interview between Robert Randolph and Gawker (see story), family and friends remain ecstatic for Travolta and Preston. "It's absolutely wonderful that Kelly gave birth to such a big strapping boy," said producer Donald Zuckerman, who worked with Preston on both the upcoming movie Casino Jack, and 2006's Broken Bridges. "His birthday will be [around] Thanksgiving Day, which is wonderful and very fitting after the ordeal that they went through," he added, referring to the loss of the couple's
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Friends 'Overjoyed' for New Parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta

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Friends 'Overjoyed' for New Parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta
While no one is happier about the arrival of Benjamin Travolta, born Nov. 23, than parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta (with the possible exception of "ecstatic" big sister Ella Bleu), friends of the famous family are also reveling in the news. "We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin," says producer pal Keisha Whitaker, who along with her husband, actor Forest Whitaker, has been close with Preston and Travolta for years. "We love them so much. This feels like full circle." Benjamin certainly inherited a great sense of timing from his movie star parents. "It's absolutely wonderful that Kelly
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