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VHYES trailer is a retro absurdist delight

The VHS format means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For me it meant the static beauty of green-and-purple tracking errors and the crushing reality that we were too poor to afford DVD--or to afford cable most months...

 
 
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Steve Harvey is set to revive his talkshow for Facebook Watch

Stand-up comic and current Family Feud host Steve Harvey is set to revive his daytime talk show for Facebook's new streaming service. Titled Steve on Watch, the show is lined up for a premiere on January 6, 2020, with a few episodes already...

 
 
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Reno 911 is coming back thanks to Quibi

Get ready for another season of cop shenanigans. In a deal between Comedy Central and streaming service Quibi, the mockumentary serial Reno 911 will be returning for a seventh season next year. Original series creators and stars Robert Ben ...

 
 
 
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The Byrnes are probably the worst on-screen family ever

There's just something about getting together with family that brings the worst out in people. While we all love our relatives (mostly), getting together during the holiday seasons causes people to go stir crazy. Either because of politics ...

 
 
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Netflix cancels its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival

Just in time for the misery that is the holidays, Netflix has announced it will not be moving forward with more episodes of its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival series. In a weird twist of fate, this news comes just before Thanksgiving,...

 
 
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Review: Harley Quinn (Season 1)

There is something so profoundly unsettling to me with Harley Quinn's character. It all goes back to the core of her relationship with the Joker, which has always come across as toxic and abusive, even in less adult-orientated Batman media....

 
 
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Even Greedo's actor has no idea what 'Maclunkey' means

For some god forsaken reason, the standoff between Han Solo and Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope has become the most controversial movie scene of all time. It's not good to the graphic nature of its violence or some kind of outdated stereoty...

 
 
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine renewed for season 8

Nine-nine! Fans of the best ensemble sitcom on television have cause to rejoice today. Deadline reports that NBC has renewed the beloved series Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season. This renewal occurs months before season 7 even airs, s...

 
 
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Netflix nabs the rights for a new Beverly Hills Cop film

It's been half a decade since news of Beverly Hills Cop 4 rolled out, but there's a new development in the case. Netflix was swooped in to bring Axel Foley out of retirement for a new sequel. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish announced that the streami...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

Ten years ago, when the zombie craze was at its peak a little Zom-Com called Zombieland came out and help invent the entire genre of Zom-Com. The film, which at the time starred some of Hollywood's biggest up-and-comers, was smart, cle...

 
 
 
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Review: The Addams Family

They're cree-py and they're koo-ky, mysterious and spoo-ky, they have a brand new mov-ie, the Ad-dams Fa-mi-ly; An an-im-at-ed fea-ture, so gather to a seat-yer, gonna-wan-na be-here, The Ad-dams Fa-mi-ly.

 
 
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Review: Lucky Day

Following the emergence of Quentin Tarantino in the early '90s, audiences the world-round were at least tantalized by the fan-to-filmmaker's cocktail of pop culturally-savvy criminals and explosive violence. The Tarantino brand would evolve...

 
 
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I'm not sure I see the appeal to Onward

Pixar is a studio I used to love with a fiery passion, but its output over the last decade has been incredibly mixed. From sequels no one wanted to just subpar original ideas, I no longer look forward to the next year's Pixar release. Toy ...

 
 
 
 
 
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LFF Review: Jojo Rabbit

During the opening sequence of Jojo Rabbit, Britpop plays over a montage of Nazi paraphernalia and propaganda. Archive footage shows Hitler reaching down from a podium to girls screaming to be with him, probably crying to have his babie...

 
 
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NYCC 2019: DC Universe's Harley Quinn gets a release date

Harley Quinn is a hot commodity these days, with the character featuring prominently in Birds of Prey to the point where the movie is essentially a Harley Quinn movie in all but name. While that movie's marketing is slowly ramping up, ...

 
 
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NYCC 2019: Free Guy is the Undertale of video game movies

Ryan Reynolds is one of the modern comedy golden boys, isn't he? Between his Deadpool movies and one off comedies like The Hitman's Bodyguard or Detective Pikachu, it's safe to say that whenever he appears in a comedy, chances are it's goin...

 
 
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Review: Killer Sofa

Let's get this controversy out of the way right now: The piece of demonic furniture in Killer Sofa is (big gasp)... not actually a sofa. It's a recliner. It's a chair. As Oxford describes it, a sofa is "a long upholstered seat with a back a...

 
 
 
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Review: Koko-di Koko-da

A married couple attempts a camping trip, the first vacation they've had since an outing to celebrate their daughter's birthday. There is no child, now. They're alone, despondent, and aggravated as they twist through backroads before stoppi...

 
 
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HBO Max lands a two-season revival of The Boondocks

Looks like actor John Witherspoon was right after all. WarnerMedia has announced that Aaron McGruder's legendary comedy series The Boondocks will be getting a two-season revival for HBO Max. The group has ordered two full seasons for a reim...

 
 
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Drugs are bad (but fun!) in first trailer for The Wave

Giving off some serious John Dies at the End vibes, the above trailer for The Wave reminds us that taking drugs from strangers is a terrible idea--that could also give us powers and let us hop through alternate dimensions. So maybe they're...

 
 
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Big Bang Theory finds a streaming home with HBO Max

The streaming wars have been getting intense. After Netflix announced it acquired the exclusive rights to stream Seinfeld yesterday, HBO has revealed it prevailed in the bidding war to acquire rights for The Big Bang Theory. A sitcom based ...

 
 
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South Park gets renewed through 2022

It'll likely be a surprise to no one, but Comedy Central has renewed the edgy, satire-laden comedy series South Park through 2022. Once the most shocking show on TV, South Park has remained a source of comedy gold for over two decades. Crea...

 
 
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Review: One Cut of the Dead

One of my favorite things about low-budget filmmaking is that when you see the strings, when you feel the quirks and inconsistencies that haven't been edited, re-shot, or focus-grouped away you get to see the people within the movie. You se...

 
 
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Contest: The Dead Don't Die, and neither do our giveaways

Today's contest sees the dead rise again in a Blu-ray copy of The Dead Don't Die. Man, zombies just don't die. I mean, they do kinda, but I meant the zombie genre. In both movies and gaming it's still going pretty strong, despite being...

 
 
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Review: Satanic Panic

Most horror films try to spread the idea that your average devil worshiper is some basement-dwelling white dude who lives off-the-grid, has no income of his own, and is repellent to anyone with half a brain unfortunate enough to land anywhe...

 
 
 
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Review: Clownado

Clownado, a movie entirely based on some lazy wordplay, found the most surefire way to get my undivided attention. What can I say? I'm a man of simple pleasures. This low-budget slice of horror/comedy has the added pleasure of conjuring in ...

 
 
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One Cut of the Dead wants you to skip its own trailer

Doing a movie in a single take is all the rage these days, so we should have all assumed that someone would make a zombie movie using that same hook. And so here we are with One Cut of the Dead, the Birdman of zombie movies--except this lo...

 
 
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Review: Ready or Not

It's very rare for me to actually be excited by horror films. For whatever reason, my suspension of disbelief just doesn't work in that setting. Watching a character get chased by some demonic/psychotic killer doesn't fill me with dread bec...

 
 
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Review: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

My brother and I loved The Amazing Johnathan growing up. The stand-up comedian/magician specialized in oddball sleight of hand and strange props, and we’d often imitate the bit where he sticks a straw into his ear, pulls it out his mo...

 
 
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Review: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

There's something exhilarating and befuddling in the structure to so many Richard Linklater films, at least to me. Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the American independent's latest feature, is certainly based upon the 2012 novel of the same nam...

 
 
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Review: Good Boys

Good Boys has, since its initial trailer landed, been touted as Superbad with younger kids. A film that uses comedy to address an awkward transition in life. Here it's the movement from childhood to teenager instead of teenager to...

 
 




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Dark Waters"The Incredible Hulk vs Systemic Pollution"

 

Daniel Isn't Real"Daniel is real good"

 

Runaways (Season 3)"Not much running in this one"

 

Red Handed"Snake dancin' and kidnappin'"

 

Queen & Slim"Ride or die"

 

The Good Liar"Liar, liar"

 

White Snake"This one won't fit in your boot!"

 

21 Bridges"We've crossed this one before"

 

Varda by Agnes"A life's work, a final chat"

 

Away"Shhh..."

 

Harley Quinn (Season 1)"No subheading I think of will be as funny as this show"

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"A perfectly pleasant neighbor"

 

The Dwelling"The bed that doesn't eat"

 

Frozen 2"Thawing"

 

Ford v Ferrari"Car Wars"

 

10 Minutes Gone"Regrettably forgettable"

 

Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)"Star Wars, but with more shooting"

 

The Shed"It's actually about the vampire inside the shed"

 

Lady and the Tramp"Wait, this isn't a cash grab?"

 
 
 
 
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