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June 2010 > Front Row

Can theaters— and studios— survive without film critics?

by Pete Hammond

Tags: At The Movies , Gene Siskel , Joel Siegel , Roger Ebert , The Leatherneck , The Today Show , Todd McCarthy , metacritic.com , rottentomatoes.com

PETE HAMMOND Contributing Writer BOXOFFICE CAN THEATERS— AND STUDIOS— SURVIVE WITHOUT FILM CRITICS? No, and here’s why C ritics are dead. That’s the line we keep hearing as cost-cutting at newspapers claims the local movie critic, replaced by syndicated reviews or not at all. Me...

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June 2010 > Front Row

Can theaters— and studios— survive without film critics?

by Pete Hammond

Tags: At The Movies , Gene Siskel , Joel Siegel , Roger Ebert , The Leatherneck , The Today Show , Todd McCarthy , metacritic.com , rottentomatoes.com

seems to be that you can’t persuade people to go to a movie without quoting someone recommending it.” Maltin says the practice is so pervasive that when an ad or a DVD box doesn’t include a quote, he’s immediately suspicious that the movie must really be a dog. But how important are critics to...

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