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Critical Mass: Birth of a Nation shines over Girl on the Train

After Fox Searchlight acquired the film for a record $17.5 million at Sundance in January, Nate Parker’s much buzzed-about, controversy-laden, festival circuit-traveling slave drama The Birth of a Nation finally hits theaters nationwide this weekend. The question remains: is it a good movie? Critics seem to agree Parker’s Nat Turner biopic is worth your time, while they remain split on Tate Taylor’s Emily Blunt-starring The Girl on the Train, which enters wide release to lukewarm reviews. 

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The Must List: Ava DuVernay's 13th, Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train, more

13th 

After being shut out of the best director category at the Oscars for her brilliant work on 2014’s Selma, filmmaker Ava DuVernay finds herself back in the awards season conversation, this time smack in the center of the best documentary race with 13th, a timely, necessary, overwhelmingly powerful chronicle of the American prison-industrial complex. 

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Box office preview: Girl on the Train on track for no. 1 debut

Though it leaves the station with middling reviews from movie critics, Tate Taylor’s adaptation of the bestselling Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train, has its sights set on snatching the box office crown from Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children this weekend.

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HBO stars urge you to 'use your voice' and 'use your vote'

In honor of National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 27, the stars of HBO’s Veep, The Leftovers, Ballers, and more, joined forces to encourage Americans to use their voice and use their vote.

Stars including Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, and Thandie Newton sat down in a short video to encourage people across the country to make their vote count, and how making your voice heard could have a positive impact on the many social issues present in our country.

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