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With Drs. McSteamy and McDreamy off the show, Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital needs some new sexy Mc-superlatives

Are those contacts, Dr. Avery? Jackson, the plastic surgeon/trust-fund baby/chairman of the hospital board, played by Jesse Williams, has smoldered with his baby blues since season six. Ascend the hunk throne, Doctor.

Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) could have been a McSteamy replacement back when the original McSteamy (Eric Dane) died in season nine, but he just wasn’t nice enough. As a series original, Karev has gone by Dr. Evil Spawn, Dr. Doucheface and Dr. Jr. Butthole, but with his ever-expanding big heart and increasingly nice personality, he’s earned the McSteamyism.

Owen Hunt is actually a Mc something in real life. Kevin McKidd plays the redheaded former Army doctor, who could be a viable love interest for Meredith if he weren’t dating Derek’s sister—but who knows what roads we will travel in Shondaland.

Jessica Capshaw, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins, is Kate Capshaw’s daughter. Not that your real-life relatives should eclipse your talent, since Robbins, a pediatric specialist (who learned extra-super-special skills from a guest-starring Geena Davis this season), is one of our cast favorites.

We aren’t talking Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. You can say Grey’s Anatomy is lost without Derek or Meredith, but Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is the show’s true north.

April Kepner (Sarah Drew) has won over the usually pretty subdued Grey Sloan surgical team with her exceedingly (really exceedingly) cheery demeanor and organizational skills on par with Marie Kondo.

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TIME Movie Critic Richard Corliss Remembered by Editor Nancy Gibbs

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The influential critic, a fixture at the magazine for 35 years, has died at 71

Richard Corliss, one of the world’s most passionate and influential voices on cinema, died Thursday at age 71. During his five decades as a film critic, 35 years of which were spent at TIME, Corliss reviewed more than 1,000 movies and authored four books.

TIME editor Nancy Gibbs sent the following message to the staff on Friday morning:

It is with great sorrow that I tell you that Richard Corliss died last night, following a stroke.

It’s painful to try to find words, since Richard was such a master of them. They were his tools, his toys, to the point that it felt sometimes as though he had to write, like the rest of us breathe and eat and sleep. It’s not clear that Richard ever slept, for the sheer expanse of his knowledge and writing defies the normal contours of professional life.

Everyone who had the pleasure of working with him has stories of his kindness, his quirks, his humor, his obsessions, the bright, fresh breezes of his head and heart. And the many millions more who had the pleasure of reading him found the most engaging and trustworthy guide not just to what movies were worth seeing, but to the sprawling variety of his interests and passions. Our tributes and a sampling of his writing from his 35 years at TIME allow us to savor the immense range and excellence of his work as one of the world’s most important voices on film, and so many other subjects.

We will miss him terribly, and our prayers are with his beloved wife Mary.

Read more about Richard Corliss’s life and work here

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15 Great TIME Cover Stories by Richard Corliss

He wrote dozens of cover stories in his 35 years at the magazine

In his 35 years at TIME, Richard Corliss—the influential film critic who died on Thursday at age 71—produced dozens of cover stories, from a look at the television show Dallas to a tribute to the late Robin Williams. Along the way, he turned to vegetarianism, yoga and, most of all, the movies. Here are 15 of our favorite TIME covers for Richard Corliss stories.

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Remembering the Rememberer: 10 Great Obituaries Written by Richard Corliss

Eric Robert and Stephane Cardinale—Sygma/Corbis Richard Corliss at Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 1999

TIME’s late, great film critic was also a master of remembrance

Richard Corliss, a giant of American film criticism who died at 71 on Thursday, will be best remembered for the wisdom and affection with which he assessed the Hollywood landscape. But in the 35 years he spent at TIME, he was occasionally called upon to write a different kind of assessment. His byline appeared frequently on the magazine’s “Milestones” page, to which he contributed numerous obituaries of cultural figures who had recently died. In these pieces he wedded an encyclopedic knowledge of culture with a singular understanding of the relationship between artist and audience.

Here are excerpts from 10 of the most memorable obituaries written by Richard Corliss:

François Truffaut: Wild Child, Movie Master

“Ten years ago, François Truffaut stood in the wings of Avery Fisher Hall at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center, chatting with an admirer while waiting to go onstage to speak at a tribute for Alfred Hitchcock. On cue the lights went down and scenes from Hitchcock films flared onscreen. Stopping himself in, midsentence, Truffaut exclaimed, ‘Oh! La projection!’ and turned, eyes bright, to a peephole that gave access to the magic images. The old lure was irresistible for this French movie master who was, first and forever, a child of the American cinema.”

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Bette Davis: She Did It the Hard Way

“The frail wee bird tottered onto Manhattan’s Lincoln Center stage last April, surveyed the gilded hall in which she was being paid tribute, and bellowed her famous line from Beyond the Forest: ”What a dump!” Even in her decrepitude, sapped by a stroke and the rodentoid cancer inside her, Bette Davis knew how to fill a room with her majestic arrogance.”

Read the full obituary here

Jerry Garcia: The Trip Ends

“Most Dead fans have not turned themselves into career pilgrims. They go to Dead shows for good music and a great time. The older among them were kids of Garcia’s generation, and in the ’60s they enjoyed watching him living out their adolescent dream of cool: playing guitar, traveling the world, doing dope. Then, as these Boomers faced up to middle age—working hard and working out, with only the occasional nostalgic joint at a Dead show—they could also see Garcia mature and decay. They were Dorian Gray, and he was the picture. His belly ballooned; his skin was looser; his hair turned a ratty touch of gray. He looked as if he existed on peanut butter and peyote buttons.

If life is indeed a song, then Garcia and most of his older fans played it in different styles: studio version and free-form concert improv. Because the fans learned to play life straight, they will get by. Because he saw life as a long jam session leading to harmony or anarchy, he died—long after he might have, long before he should have. But as a force for good music and good vibes, Garcia can go to heaven and keep on truckin’. Like the song says, he will survive.”

Read the full obituary here

James Stewart: A Wonderful Fella

“Death is not a happy ending in Hollywood movies. A beloved man is dead, and we mourn, for our loss at least as much as his. But this is a cause for celebration. Today a new generation, raised on facetiousness and arid sensation, has the thrilling duty to discover Stewart’s crucial contribution to the movies that made the movies great. The young may also take instruction from his exemplary life story. How simple it was—we would like to say how simply American. Jimmy Stewart lived for movies, fought for his country and died for love. Now isn’t that a wonderful life?”

Read the full obituary here

Gregory Peck: The American as Noble Man

“But who will play the Gregory Peck hero now that noble is for wimps and the best place to find integrity is in Webster’s? The masculine delicacy that Peck represented is gone from films; no star has filled his mold. Movie actors don’t have the voice or posture or temperament for it. Maybe America can’t believe in it.

To cherish Peck is to admit nostalgia for an era when popular and political culture could champion humanist ideals without smirking. If our time were not so facetious, so often corrupt, that time—and this man—would not seem so precious.

America, stand up. Gregory Peck has passed on.”

Read the full obituary here

Odetta: Soul Stirrer

“Some people sing; Odetta testified. Martin Luther King Jr. called Odetta, who died Dec. 2 at 77 of heart disease, “the queen of American folk music.” In a career spanning nearly 60 years, she wrapped her booming, classically trained contralto around traditional hymns, work songs and pop tunes. A solid, inspiring figure at 1960s civil rights events, Odetta brought art-song precision to the gospel and blues repertoire. If a line could be drawn from Mahalia Jackson to Janis Joplin, it would have to go through her.”

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Eartha Kitt: The Original Material Girl

“She was born Eartha Mae Keith, in the direst circumstances: in segregated South Carolina, to an Afro-Cherokee woman who’d been raped by a white plantation owner. From this rough rural seed grew one of the wittiest, most sophisticated entertainers of the midcentury and beyond.

Something in Eartha Mae saw the genius in changing Keith to Kitt—a surname of inspired felinity. It heralded the sex kitten who purred the lyrics to her lightly naughty hit singles of the ’50s, whose seductive presence in films and on Broadway barely concealed her claws and who would achieve camp renown as the prowling, growling Catwoman of the ’60s Batman TV series.”

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Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood’s Star of Stars

“‘Men!’ The gorgeous teenager shrugs her shoulders and ponders the inanities of the lesser gender. “The minute we’re alone, he just wants to kiss me. And he says the silliest things. Well, nobody’s eyes are like wet violets, are they?” She should have known better: the man was just reporting what he saw. Even at 16, even in the creamy black and white of MGM’s Julia Misbehaves in 1948, Elizabeth Taylor had eyes the color of wet violets.

The rest of her was O.K. too. Indeed, from just about the moment MGM signed her in 1943 through her Cleopatra notoriety in the early ’60s and well beyond, Taylor was routinely called the world’s most beautiful woman. The label stuck to her like a price tag on the 33.19-carat Krupp diamond—one of the many famous gems that ornamented her already priceless image. It set a tab on her allure—and on the most public of Hollywood’s private lives—while obscuring her value as an actress and an enduring symbol of American moviemaking. Many talented tyros were bred in the studio hothouse. But in the ’40s none came to flower so luxuriantly, in the ’50s none found so bracing a challenge in Hollywood’s search for maturity, and when the system collapsed in the ’60s, none survived it so craftily as she.”

Read the full obituary here

Robin Williams: The Heart of Comedy

“Just now we can cry for the man, for the torments he endured and the broken hearts of his family. But we would be wrong to remember him only as Robin Williams, Suicide. That would deny the best in ourselves–an inspired portion of which he planted there. On one episode of Mork & Mindy, Mork speaks with his (unseen) Orkan contact Orson about his sorrow over losing a friend. ‘You know,’ he says, crushed by bereavement, ‘when you create someone, you nurture them, they grow, and then there comes a time when they have to lead their own life.’ His voice breaks as he adds, ‘Or die their own death.’ Orson asks, ‘And now your friend is gone forever?’ ‘No, Sir,’ Mork whispers, pounding his heart. ‘I’ll always keep him right here.’”

Read the full obituary here

Joan Rivers: As If She’d Let Us Forget Her

“‘Can we talk?’ Joan Rivers always asked audiences, and by this she meant, Can I talk about life’s biases and prejudices—mine? For more than half a century, first as a pioneering stand-up comedian, then as a defiant survivor, she spoke skewed truth to power and, in doing so, became her own potentate and garishly fossilized icon. She could have been a ranting bag lady, if the lady were as funny as she was rude and the bag was from Gucci.”

Read the full obituary here

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25 Great Movie Reviews by Richard Corliss

A small sampling of the critic’s work

In the 35 years he spent as TIME’s resident expert on all things Hollywood, Richard Corliss, who died Thursday at 71, reviewed more than 1,000 movies. He offered insight into a generation’s great works of cinematic art, he applauded real emotion on screen and he wasn’t afraid to speak up when he disagreed with the crowd. (His Titanic pan remains legendary, but he stood by his opinion.) He helped us decide how to spend our Friday nights. He encouraged us to look deeper or to look again. Above all, he reminded us why we love the movies.

Here are 25 of Richard Corliss’s most memorable reviews:

Raging Bull: Animal House

“[Jake] La Motta was an animal, a bull in the ring and a pig outside, and [Martin] Scorsese is true to both Jakes. The boxing sequences (which amount to barely a dozen minutes of the movie’s two hours plus) are as violent, controlled, repulsive and exhilarating as anything in the genre. Scorsese layers the sound track with grunts and screams, animal noises that seem to emanate from hell’s zoo. The camera muscles into the action, peering from above, from below, from the combatant’s point of view, panning 360° as a doomed fighter spins toward the canvas. Smoke, sweat, flesh and blood become Jackson Pollock abstractions as they pound home the essential blood lust of those sweet sciences, prizefighting and moviemaking.”

Read the full review here

E.T.: Steve’s Summer Magic

“Not since the glory days of the Walt Disney Productions—40 years and more ago, when Fantasia and Pinocchio and Dumbo first worked their seductive magic on moviegoers of every age—has a film so acutely evoked the twin senses of everyday wonder and otherworldly awe. With astonishing technical finesse and an emotional directness that lifts the heart, E.T. spins its tale of a shy, lonely boy in desperate need of a friend—when suddenly one falls out of the sky. The movie is a perfectly poised mixture of sweet comedy and ten-speed melodrama, of death and resurrection, of a friendship so pure and powerful it seems like an idealized love. None of this can be the result of computerized calculation; instead it stems from a seamless blend of writing, direction, casting and celestial good luck. Even its creator [Steven Spielberg] seems pleased: ‘I put myself on the line with this film, and it wasn’t easy. But I’m proud of it. It’s been a long time since any movie gave me an “up” cry.’”

Read the full review here

Blade Runner: The Pleasures of Texture

Blade Runner, like its setting, is a beautiful, deadly organism that devours life; and [Harrison] Ford, the cockily engaging Star Warrior of Raiders of the Lost Ark, allows his heroic stature to shrivel inside it. In comparison, [Rutger] Hauer’s silver-haired superman is more human than human, and finally more complex than Ford’s victimized flatfoot. Because of this imbalance of star roles, and because this drastically recut movie has a plot that proceeds by fits and stops, Blade Runner is likely to disappoint moviegoers hoping for sleek thrills and derring-do.”

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Scarface: Say Good Night to the Bad Guy

“Through this underworld [Al] Pacino stalks like a panther. He carries memories of earlier performances (the bantam bombast of Dog Day Afternoon, the nervous belt tugging from American Buffalo, the crook’d arm from his Broadway Richard III), but creates his freshest character in years. There is a poetry to his psychosis that makes Tony a figure of rank awe, and the rhythm of that poetry is Pacino’s. Most of the large cast is fine; Michelle Pfeiffer is better. The cool, druggy Wasp woman who does not fit into Tony’s world, Pfeiffer’s Elvira is funny and pathetic, a street angel ready at any whim to float away on another cocaine cloud.”

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The Breakfast Club: Is There Life After Teenpix?

“[John] Hughes must refer to this as his ‘Bergman film': lots of deep talk and ripping off of psychic scabs. But this filmmaker is, spookily, inside kids. He knows how the ordinary teenagers, the ones who don’t get movies made about them, think and feel: why the nerd would carry a fake ID (‘So I can vote’), and why the deb would finally be nice to the strange girl (‘ ‘Cause you’re letting me’). He has learned their dialect and decoded it for sympathetic adults. With a minimum of genre pandering–only one Footloose dance imitation–and with the help of his gifted young ensemble, Hughes shows there is a life form after teenpix. It is called goodpix.”

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The Princess Bride: Errol Flynn Meets Gunga Din

“As for the Princess Bride, she is flat-out lovely. [Robin] Wright’s grave blond beauty makes her the wedding-cake figure around which all the movie’s clowns cavort. As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish. This time, Happily Ever After lasts 98 minutes.”

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Bull Durham: I Sing the Body Athletic

“Ron Shelton, who spent some years in the minors, has made a movie with the loping narrative rhythm of a baseball season. This is, after all, a game of anticipation: waiting to gauge an opposing pitcher’s heat, waiting for a seeing-eye grounder or a play at the plate. Shelton locates the tension and the humor between pitches, between ball games, between the sheets. It helps too that he has written the wittiest, busiest screenplay since Moonstruck, and that his three stars do their very best screen work.”

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Do the Right Thing: Hot Time in Bed-Stuy Tonight

“[Spike] Lee’s movie bravely tries both approaches. It gives you sweet, then rancid, but without explaining why it turned. He holds the film like a can of beer in a paper bag—the cool sip of salvation on a blistering day—until it is revealed as a Molotov cocktail. The morning after igniting the riot, Mookie slinks back to demand that Sal pay him his week’s wages. Behind the camera, Lee wants the same thing: to create a riot of opinion, then blame viewers for not getting the message he hasn’t bothered to articulate. Though the strategy may lure moviegoers this long hot summer, it is ultimately false and pernicious. Faced with it, even Mister Senor Love Daddy might say, ‘Take a hike, Spike!’”

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Goodfellas: Married to the Mob

“Most Scorsese movies are all exposition. The characters don’t grow or learn, they just get found out. Same, in spades, here. So it is Scorsese’s triumph that GoodFellas offers the fastest, sharpest 2 1/2-hr. ride in recent film history. He has said he wanted his picture to have the speed and info overload of a movie trailer. Two great labyrinthine tracking shots—at a neighborhood bar and the Copacabana—introduce, with lightning grace, about a million wise guys. Who are they? What are they doing, and who are they doing in? Just to catch all the ambient wit and bustle, you have to see GoodFellas twice—not a bad idea.”

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Edward Scissorhands: Shear Heaven

“The film exists out of time—out of the present cramped time, certainly—in the any-year of a child’s imagination. That child could be the little girl to whom the grandmotherly [Winona] Ryder tells Edward’s story nearly a lifetime after it took place. Or it could be [Tim] Burton, a wise child and a wily inventor, who has created one of the brightest, bittersweetest fables of this or any-year.”

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Groundhog Day: Bill Murray’s Deja Voodoo

“But this Chinese-puzzle-box movie has a deeper message inside. It says that most folks’ lives are like Phil’s on Groundhog Day: a repetition, with the tiniest variations, of ritual pleasures and annoyances. Routine is the metronome marking most of our time on earth. Phil’s gift is to see the routine and seize the day. Murray’s gift is to make the appalling appealing.”

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Forrest Gump: The World According to Gump

“You see them—folks of all ages and both sexes—floating out of the movie theater on waves of honorable sentiment. The kids look thoughtful, the grownups wistful. Couples are holding hands. This is not a Speed crowd; these people haven’t just exited a roller-coaster movie—they’ve completed an upbeat encounter session with America’s recent past. No question: one more audience has been Gumped.”

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Pulp Fiction: A Blast to the Heart

Pulp Fiction is [Quentin] Tarantino’s show-and-tell extravaganza. It towers over the year’s other movies as majestically and menacingly as a gang lord at a preschool. It dares Hollywood films to be this smart about going this far. If good directors accept Tarantino’s implicit challenge, the movie theater could again be a great place to live in.”

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Toy Story: They’re Alive!

“Like a Bosch painting or a Mad comic book, Toy Story creates a world bustling with strange creatures (check out the three-eyed alien-children toys in the Pizza Planet) and furtive, furry humor. When a genius like [John] Lasseter sits at his computer, the machine becomes just a more supple paintbrush. Like the creatures in this wonderful zoo of a movie, it’s alive!”

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The English Patient: Rapture in the Dunes

“The film is, in an old phrase, beyond gorgeous: a feast whose splendor serves Almasy complex passions. The cast is superb: [Juliette] Binoche, with her thin, seraphic smile; [Kristin] Scott Thomas, aware of the spell she casts but not flaunting it; [Ralph] Fiennes, especially, radiating sexy mystery, threat shrouded in hauteur. Doom and drive rarely have so much stately star quality.

All year we’ve seen mirages of good films. Here is the real thing. To transport picturegoers to a unique place in the glare of the earth, in the darkness of the heart—this, you realize with a gasp of joy, is what movies can do.”

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Titanic: Down, Down to a Watery Grave

“Tales of this film’s agonizing gestation and tardy birth, though already the stuff of legend, will mean little to moviegoers, who will pay the same $7 or $8 to see Titanic that they spend on films made for a thousandth its cost. Ultimately, Titanic will sail or sink not on its budget but on its merits as drama and spectacle. The regretful verdict here: Dead in the water.”

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There’s Something About Mary: Diaz-zling!

“Any review is irrelevant to this movie; it is either above criticism or beneath contempt. But for those who park their sense and sensibility at the ‘plex door, there’s plenty to enjoy in the performances, the rowdy innocence of the whole thing, the closing sing-along of ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’—and the vision of Cameron Diaz in giggly, gangly bloom.”

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Shakespeare in Love: If Movies Be the Food of Love…

“But the true, rare glamour of the piece is its revival of two precious movie tropes: the flourishing of words for their majesty and fun, and—in the love play between [Joseph] Fiennes and his enchantress—the kindling of a playfully adult eroticism. Let the kids toy with their Rugrats and hold their Sandler high. Shakespeare in Love is a movie to please the rest of us, parched for a game of dueling, reeling romance.”

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Erin Brockovich: Erin Go Bra

“Look, we think it’s neat that this story, about folks poisoned by water laced with hexavalent chromium, caught the eye of studio execs who haven’t drunk tap water in years. And it’s fine if today’s only female box-office magnet wants to do Norma Rae Takes a Civil Action. (Her teary phone call alone will guarantee an Oscar nomination.) But does the film, written by Susannah Grant, have to be both heckling and truckling?”

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Do I Love You? (I Forget)

“Each love affair is its own life. And whether its span is that of a mayfly or a Galapagos tortoise, it has a life cycle of birth, growth, maturity, decay, death. And possibly rebirth? Or just instant replay?

That’s the question, the double theory, posed in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the latest and loveliest alternative universe created by Charlie Kaufman, America’s most—we should probably say only—intellectually provocative screenwriter.”

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Mulholland Drive

“Viewers will feel as though they’ve just finished a great meal but aren’t sure what they’ve been served. Behind them, the chef smiles wickedly.”

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The Dark Knight: Batman Is Back

“For a good part of the film, when the two embrace in a free fall of souls—one doomed, the other imperiled—you may think you’re in the grip of a mordant masterpiece. That feeling will pass, as the film spends too many of its final moments setting up the series’ third installment. The chill will linger, though. The Dark Knight is bound to haunt you long after you’ve told yourself, Aah, it’s only a comic-book movie.”

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The Hurt Locker: Iraq, With Thrills

The Hurt Locker has a few longueurs, and once or twice it spells out in dialogue what the images have eloquently shown. But short of being there, you’ll never get closer to the on-the-ground immediacy of the Iraq occupation, its sick tension, its toxic tang. This is one of the great war films, and our own Medal of Honor winner for 2009.”

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Fast Five: The First Great Post-Human Movie

“In a film that is sure to blast open the box-office vault this weekend, these two amazing chase scenes provide a little epiphany about modern movies. It’s this: in the kind of picture Hollywood makes best, the old cinema verities—sharp dialogue, rounded characters, subtle acting, a certain camera eloquence—are irrelevant.”

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Boyhood: A Thrilling Epic of Ordinary Life

“Parents forget; kids remember. Or is it the other way around? We all recall what is or was important to us, and are astonished when it slips other people’s minds. Perhaps we dismiss as irrelevant matters of crucial concern to those we love. That’s life as most of us experience it, and which few movies document with such understated acuity as Boyhood does. Embrace each moment, Linklater tells us, because it won’t come again—unless he is there to record it, shape it and turn it into an indelible movie.”

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The New Apple Watch Ad Will Break Your Heart into a Million Tiny Pieces

It's about love—and a smartwatch

The Apple Watch launches today. And the company is ramping up its marketing campaign with three new ads. Titled ‘Rise’, ‘Up’ and ‘Us,’ the spots highlight everyday activities enhanced by the Watch. The ads are distinctly more style-focused than the firm’s other product-focused marketing.

‘Us’ (above) is about couples, love, and what’s likely a first, the soupçon of sex. It highlights the Watch’s communication features such as Digital Touch sketch, tap and heartbeat sharing features, and animated emoji.

The other two spots, ‘Rise’ and ‘Up’ (both below), focus on daily routines and working out.


Morning Must Reads: April 24

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Armenia Massacre Marks Century

The Presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders on Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides

Petraeus Avoids Prison

Former CIA Director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $100,000 for giving his mistress classified material

Clinton Makes First GOP Attacks

The Democratic candidate aimed the first big attacks of her run at GOP policies on immigration, health care and the delayed Attorney General process

Obama Apologizes Over Hostages Killed in Drone Strike

President Barack Obama took “full responsibility” for the death of two hostages held by al-Qaeda in a drone strike in January. The two were killed in a counterterrorism operation on an al-Qaeda compound in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Next Fast and Furious Film Gets a Release Date

One of the film’s stars, Vin Diesel, made the announcement at CinemaCon on Thursday in Las Vegas. It will arrive as a follow-up to this month’sFurious 7, which, since its April 3 opening, has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide

Amazon Web Services Is a $5 Billion Business

Amazon broke out Amazon Web Services sales and revenue for the very first time on its first quarter earnings call. For the quarter, AWS logged $1.57 billion in revenue, up 49% from the year-ago period. It also logged operating income of $265 million for the quarter

Ash Piles Up From Eruption of Chile’s Calbuco Volcano

Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, covering this small town with thick soot and raising concerns on Thursday that the dust could contaminate water, cause respiratory illnesses and ground more flights

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

New York U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch was confirmed as the next Attorney General, the first African-American woman to hold the position. President Obama said the country will be “better off” now that Lynch has “finally” been confirmed

Scientists Sequence Woolly Mammoth Genome

An international team of scientists has sequenced the whole genome of the woolly mammoth, a breakthrough that could help our understanding of why these hairy cousins of the elephant went extinct

Three More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

At a news conference on Thursday, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the accusers, said they are speaking out now against Cosby because the comedian still refuses to “acknowledge and take responsibility for his conduct towards women”

The Internet Is Begging Indonesia to Spare a Filipina’s Life

As the executions of 10 drug convicts loom in Indonesia, a massive social-media campaign has kicked off in support of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina maid set to face the firing squad. The hashtag #MaryJane is the No. 2 trending topic on Indonesia’s Twittersphere

Cobie Smulders Opens Up About Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders revealed publicly for the first time that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 25. “I had tumors on both ovaries and the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes and surrounding tissues,” Smulders said

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Morning Must Reads: April 23

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E.U. Looks to Stem Migrant Crisis

E.U. leaders gathering for an extraordinary summit are facing calls from all sides to take emergency action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and feared drowned in recent days

Clinton Allies Come to Her Defense

Hillary Clinton’s allies are rebuffing allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation influenced the handling of the sale of uranium mines

Judge Approves Concussion Deal

A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years

Dr. Oz Responds to Critics: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

The physician and TV personality slams his detractors and responds to their critiques. “In some instances, I believe unconventional approaches appear to work in some people’s lives,” Dr. Mehmet Oz writes in an exclusive for TIME

Civil Lawsuit to Be Filed in Michael Brown’s Death

Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, have announced that they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday

143 Million Americans Now Live in Earthquake Zones

Around 143 million Americans in the lower 48 states are at risk of experiencing an earthquake — with 28 million being in danger of “strong shaking.” The increase is due to population migration, with more people moving to earthquake hot zones on the West Coast

India Suspends al-Jazeera Broadcast Over Map Dispute

Al-Jazeera English has had its broadcast in India suspended for five days, with the Indian government ruling that the Qatar-based international news channel had previously shown maps that misrepresented the disputed border region of Kashmir

Animated Spider-Man Movie Announced

Fans of the original Spider-Man cartoon and comics can rejoice — an animated feature film will hit the screens in 2018, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman announced. The $4 billionSpider-Man franchise has spawned a devoted following in recent years

In Prelude to Spin-Off, PayPal Eclipses eBay’s Marketplace

As it prepares to spin off PayPal over the summer, eBay reported stronger than expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday thanks to its growing payments business. But eBay’s marketplace is declining, which doesn’t bode well for its future success

Bonds’ Obstruction Conviction Thrown Out by Appeals Court

Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11½ years in court. A federal court of appeals threw out Bonds’ obstruction-of-justice conviction on Wednesday, ruling that his answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation

U.K. Ruling Party Boss in Wikipedia Scandal

British Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps was in an all-out denial mode on Wednesday, after a story broke in a U.K. newspaper this week claiming he had edited his own Wikipedia page and those of rival politicians

Robin Williams’ Last Drama Gets Summer Release Date

Starz Digital announced on Wednesday that it picked up the North American rights to Boulevard, Robin Williams’ final dramatic film, with plans to release it on July 17. Boulevard had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

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Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

‘The World Is Watching’

Demonstrators poured into the streets of Baltimore Tuesday night carrying signs emblazoned with the name of a man who died from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. The DOJ has opened a civil rights investigation into the incident

DEA Chief to Retire Over Scandal

Michele Leonhart said Tuesday she plans to retire amid rising pressure over questions of how she handled misconduct allegations against agents

Saudis Start New Yemen Fight

The Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen says the so-called “Decisive Storm” campaign is over, but that allies will launch a new phase

Feds Will Probe Baltimore Case

Protesters gathered on Tuesday after the Justice Department announced it would investigate and look for any civil rights violations in the case involving Freddie Gray, a black man who was arrested earlier this month and later died after an apparent spinal injury

David Koch Explains Why He Likes Scott Walker

Billionaire industrialist David Koch praised the Wisconsin governor for his extensive union reforms and his “good-hearted character” Tuesday night, reinforcing the notion that the Walker might enjoy the support of the noted conservative donor for his potential 2016 bid

How New Hampshire’s Women Paved the Way for Clinton

The Granite State has been safe Clinton country since the state boosted Bill to the Democratic nomination for President in 1992. When Hillary campaigns this year, she will count on a steady network of female Democratic supporters

NFL Releases 2015-16 Season Schedule

The NFL stole headlines on Tuesday by releasing the schedule for the upcoming regular season — including three games to be played in London’s Wembley Stadium. Fixtures kick off on Sept. 10, when the New England Patriots begin their Super Bowl defense

Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Has Been Going on for 5 Years

An outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream has been going on for as long as five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Genetic tests link bacteria from two separate Blue Bell factories to at least six cases dating back to 2010

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90% by 2030

The largest city in the U.S., in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90% by 2030. The plan is part of an update to the sustainability project named PlaNYC

Trader Charged for Alleged Role in ‘Flash Crash’

A multimillionaire futures trader accused of being a key figure in bringing on the 2010 “flash crash” — when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points in five minutes — was arrested in Great Britain Tuesday based on charges filed in Chicago

Sherri Shepherd Ruled Legal Mother of Baby via Surrogate

After months of battling her ex-husband Lamar Sally in court over financial responsibility for their baby born via surrogate last August, Sherri Shepherd is now officially listed as the mother of the 8-month-old Lamar Sally Jr.

Congressman Proposes Putting a Woman on the $20 Bill

Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez introduced a bill Tuesday that would direct the Treasury Secretary to convene a special commission that would ask the American public for their suggestions and then make recommendations on who would replace Andrew Jackson

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