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Kerfuffle Watch: The Great Samuel Jackson-AO Scott Twitter Feud of 2012

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When New York Times film critic AO Scott, the Old Grey Lady's be-initial-named, monocle-polisher in chief, wrote an uncharacteristically Armond White-like <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/movies/robert-downey-jr-in-the-avengers-directed-by-joss-whedon.html?_r=1" target="_blank">review</a> of The Avengers (<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/05/avengers-review-we-have-a-hulk-and-not-a-lot-else-but-a-hulk-is-enough" target="_blank">here's mine!</a>) earlier today (sample: "For all their maverick swagger, the Avengers are dutiful corporate citizens, serving a conveniently vague set of principles.

AO SCOTT

Epic NY Times review of Hot Tub Time Machine

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I haven't seen Hot Tub Time Machine yet (or as I like to call it, "Hot Tub Time Machine: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire").

AO SCOTT

AT THE MOVIES IS SMART NOW, EVERYONE!

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Back in July 2008 when George Bush was president and mediocrity held sway, ABC thought it'd be a good idea to <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2008/07/ebert-roeper-becomes-dbag-dbag">replace</a> Ebert and Roeper on At the Movies with Ben Mankiewicz and a rich white kid <a href="http://twitter.com/iamBenLyons" target="_blank">whose Twitter feed</a> is 30% hip hop talk, 30% the word "homey", and 40% exclamation points.

AO SCOTT

BUMMER, HOMEY. BEN & BEN GET CANNED.

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(Pictured: Turtle, Johnny Drama) Well, folks, our long national nightmare is over.


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