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Variety: Shia LaBeouf and Patrick Stewart Drop the Bomb at ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Live Read

Shia LaBeouf earned big laughs Thursday playing a demented military General whose fear of fluoride leads to armageddon in a raucous Live Read of “Dr. Strangelove.”

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Variety: The 10 Most Realistic Space Travel Films

Introduction: A visionary epic that takes viewers from the barren dust bowl of a dying Earth to the furthest reaches of the universe, “Interstellar” is a rare film that combines speculative theory with a degree of scientific accuracy. Using realistic space flight technology to enhance the drama, Christopher Nolan’s deep-think adventure is closer to the spirit of “From the Earth to the Moon” than to pulp fantasy like “Star Wars.” As it prepares to launch on November 7, here are 10 space travel movies that exist within the realm of possibility.

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Variety: ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Anniversary: The Final Films of 12 Directors

Eyes Wide Shut

Introduction: “You’re only as good as your last picture” is an adage familiar to Hollywood, but it didn’t necessarily apply when Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” premiered on July 16, 1999. Arriving four months after his death, the controversial film eluded audiences, divided critics and challenged movie historians to rank it among the director’s greatest work. On the 15th anniversary of its release, here’s a look at the final films of twelve celebrated auteurs.

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