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Peter Travers

As seen in: Rolling Stone, CNN

Movie Critic, Rolling Stone Host of ABC's Popcorn

Gene Wilder: A Master of Hysteria — Gene Wilder made it impossible not to laugh. Sometimes it's as simple as that - a gift that keeps on giving. So even as we mourn Wilder's death at 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, we remember that talent he had for reducing us to helpless giggles.

Fall Movie Preview 2016: Oscar Hopefuls, Slave Rebellions and 'Rogue One'

'Don't Breathe' Review: Home-Invasion Thriller Will Scare You Sightless — This is some weird twisted shit. Don't groan when I say Don't Breathe is a home-invasion thriller. Uruguayan writer-director Fede Alvarez, of 2013's gory Evil Dead remake, is as good as it gets when it comes to playing with the toys of the genre.

'The Hollars' Review: All-Star Cast Props Up Indie Grief Drama — John Krasinski, as actor and director, tackles the most clichéd genre in the movie business - the dysfunctional family dramedy. The big difference is he pulls it off with uncommon humor and compassion.

'Southside With You' Review: When Barack Met Michelle — Here's the date movie of the year. Southside With You is also about a date, a first date in the Chicago summer of 1989 between the then-unknown Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). Both Sawyers and Sumpter are terrific, world-class charmers who suggest the powerhouses they're playing without undue mimickry.

'Ben-Hur' Review: A Remake Disaster of Biblical Proportions — The last of the summer's movie epics is a digitalized eyesore hobbled in every department by staggering incompetence. I'm talking about Ben-Hur, a remake of William Wyler's 1959 milestone (there was also a 1925 silent version) that won Charlton Heston an Oscar in the title role and put the climactic chariot race in the action-movie canon.

'A Tale of Love and Darkness' Movie Review — This film is Natalie Portman's passion project, a kind of movie so rare in formula-obsessed Hollywood that at first you might not recognize the breadth of its feeling or the scope of its ambition.

'War Dogs' Movie Review — Jonah Hill and Miles Teller fire up big-time laughs, but don't ignore the crazy-ass political absurdity that burns through War Dogs. (Crazy-ass political absurdity being right up in our faces these days.) Based on the 2011 Rolling Stone article, "The Stoner Arms Dealers," the movie is so achingly true it defies belief.

'My King' Movie Review — Love hurts, and it's not just the Nazareth song that echoes the feeling. Just take a deep dive into My King, the transfixing fourth film from French-actress-turned-director Maïwenn, . She breathes vivid, shocking life into this tale of a destructive, decade-long love affair and in the process blows away all the clichés associated with the genre.

'Anthropoid' Movie Review - Rolling Stone — Of all the World War II movies about the plots to kill the architects of the Third Reich, Anthropoid is guilty of being the dullest. And there's really no excuse for it. Operation Anthropoid was the real name of the mission in which the Czechoslovakian resistance sought out Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler's third-in-command, to perform the symbolic gesture of killing the rat bastard.
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Apr 24, 2016

w mystery maestro Harlan Coben,his bestselling'Fool Me Once' is as good as it gets.Julia Roberts optioned it 4 film

Mar 18, 2016

Sarah Paulson, Emmy bound as Marcia Clark, can push my Popcorn bucket around anytime. 

Feb 29, 2016

Inarritu joins John Ford and Joe Mankiewicz as the only directors to win back to back Oscars. But no one has won back to back 4 Best Picture

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