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Becks gets past a dull premise with pretty likable characters and decent music

This was the second of two indie dramas I saw this last week, and this one took a very different approach to stand out. But how well it worked is another matter, because the actual ...
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Entanglement takes a tired manic pixie girl cliché and makes it utterly weird

I am on record as saying that the perfect rom-com has already been done, and it’s the parody They Came Together. The perfect “dream girl” movie has also already been done, which was last year’s ...
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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

So glad to see we’re back to the full cast this week! But I’ve got to pause for two seconds and wrack my brain — is Thatcher Grey dead? We all know Ellis died way ...
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Dynasty :: Playing Fallon like a fiddle

There was a lot of drama on this week's episode of Dynasty and quite a few cliffhangers that will be left dangling for a month (!) before the show returns ... on Fridays! Ugh. And ...
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Riverdale :: Bad decisions

This week's episode of Riverdale, "The Tell-Tale Heart", has been made into a movie or three but it is, of course, best known as a piece of literature by Edgar Allan Poe. The story concerns ...
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The X-Files :: A war is never over

This week's episode of The X-Files was a Skinner-centric story that gave us a little more background information on Mulder's and Scully's longtime frenemy (and I'm still not sure why there is so much tension ...
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Supergirl has trouble on Both Sides Now

'Both Sides Now' was our last episode of Supergirl for a very long time, until April 16 to be specific. Whew boy, that’s going to be a long hiatus. More unfortunate is this served as ...
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Geostorm is not a total disaster :: Geostorm Blu-ray review

I love a good disaster movie, growing up in the 1970s when Disaster was king, and the era of photo-realistic CGI has made modern disaster movies even bigger and more spectacular from the 70s throwback ...
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Box Office Report :: February 2 – 4

Super Bowl weekend is big for social gatherings and TV ratings but it plays havoc at the box office. Last weekend's Number 1 film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, took at big 57% tumble even ...
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Star Trek: Discovery :: Exposition before the war

It's the penultimate episode of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery and now that everyone is back from the Mirrorverse -- including one person who shouldn't be -- nine month ahead of where they ...
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Natalie Portman brings her skillz to Saturday Night Live

Fox & Friends Cold Open 'Fox & Friends' is an easy SNL target but it's been a while since they've done this sketch since a major cast rotation with Heidi Gardner now playing the interchangeable blonde, ...
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Three Billboards is surprisingly enjoyable even with problematic people

Controversy for movies is weird for me; I usually find that it doesn’t connect with my opinions, but sometimes it strikes a chord. I think sometimes filmmakers do court controversy, but other times people just ...
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