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Review: Arrested Development - Season Five Part Two

When Netflix originally announced that it would be reviving Arrested Development for a fourth season, fans were ecstatic. The irreverent and off-beat comedy got screwed over by Fox and killed off long before it should have. While the show d...

 
 
 
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Review: Relaxer

Nostalgia-baiting is something I'm not too familiar with. I'm not fond of superheroes, and I wasn't alive in the 80's, so I figured myself to be pretty well nostalgia-proof when it comes to the film industry. I can't be manipulated. I can't...

 
 
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Review: Book of Monsters

Book of Monsters is the first Kickstarter funded film I've seen. This one billed itself as the horror movie where YOU could choose the monsters -- a novel enough idea in which backers could choose from six categories: The monsters, a charac...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of The Greasy Strangler

Enter our contest for a Blu-ray copy of The Greasy Strangler. I don't have many words for this one, so just play along with me, here. I've got a Blu-ray copy of The Greasy Strangler. Why? I don't know. I'm just plain broken, I gue...

 
 
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Fire up the propane, Mike Judge just got paid at HBO

Mike Judge played second fiddle for a while in his career. After outright producing the work of the devil, Judge's King of the Hill, while wildly successful and lasting 13 seasons, would be also-ran to The Simpsons and then Family Guy ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Porno

I love a good horror/comedy mashup like Porno, which debuted at SXSW this year, and when you splatter the screen with gore I'll probably love it even more. Take my glowing review of Snatchers, which also debuted at SXSW, as proof if you nee...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of  Self-Defense is the kind of film that continually evolves from the moment you start watching it. Actually, it probably starts changing even before that. Its plot description belies its actuality and even if you've seen dire...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Come As You Are

The road trip movie has a long and mostly terrible history. The genre has been done so much and has such specific requirements (you need a road, you need a trip, you need a car, you need an end goal) that it's become pretty redundant. You a...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Long Shot

Things started on a high note at the SXSW 2019 premiere of the Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen headliner comedy Long Shot. Upon entry to the Paramount theater, staff distributed free drink vouchers. It was either a semi-transparent ploy...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Snatchers

I've seen one horror movie already this SXSW that used the genre to discuss deeper issues, but Us and Snatchers take very different directions in how they do this. That's pretty evident from the trailer below but it was an interes...

 
 
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Sundance favorite Late Night sets its release date

Late Night was the most crowd pleasing, entertaining film of last month's Sundance Film Festival and this June it is slated to win over the country as Amazon plans to release its prized acquisition nationwide June 7, 2019.  Late Night...

 
 
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Review: The Cannibal Club

The Cannibal Club has a strong opening that blends convention and originality with something of a sinister smirk. Otavio (Tavinho Teixeira) and Gilda (Ana Luiza Rios) are a wealthy married couple in Brazil. Otavio owns a security firm and l...

 
 
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Detective Pikachu looks like an absolute blast

While I wasn't indifferent to the first Detective Pikachu trailer, I was a bit convinced it was going to be a cash grab effort. Getting Ryan Reynolds to play everyone's favorite rat was a good move, but the film did seem to be a bit generic...

 
 
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Nickelodeon is set to revive 'All That' for a new generation

Variety is reporting that children's network Nickelodeon is set to revive its '90s sketch comedy show All That for a new generation. Featuring a brand new cast, the show will see All That alumni Kenan Thompson assume the role of executive p...

 
 
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Review: 2050

"I don't make pizza," Dean Cain says alone in a warehouse next to the disembodied bust of a mannequin. He smiles and bites into an inexplicable apple. In a movie rife with lonely, delusional men, he might be the loneliest and most delusiona...

 
 
 
 
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Danny Boyle's Yesterday gets its first trailer today

Danny Boyle is my kryptonite. He has a way of taking high concept material and making it relatable and magical. Even his bad films have a bit of something to them that make them special. Yesterday seems right in line with the director...

 
 
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Review: Isn't It Romantic

The romantic comedy genre gets a lot of hate for playing into tropes and repeating itself over and over again. The thing is, it's been around so long now that making fun of those tropes and subverting them has become part of the genre in an...

 
 
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Dean Cain sells sex robots in trailer for 2050

If someone were going to sell me a sex robot, I'd hope it would be Dean Cain. Like any good Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he has a palpably greasy smarminess, but you kind of like it. That's sort of how I feel about all of 2050 from this tr...

 
 
 
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Review: The Conners (Season One)

Spin-offs are hardly a new thing in the realm of television. There's an old quote that says something to the effect of, "A good show is measured by the quality of its spin-off." Who doesn't want to see the continued stories of fan-favorite ...

 
 
 
 
 
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New Ghostbusters announced in original timeline

Some film franchises should just be left alone, and Ghostbusters is one of them. Entertainment Weekly just announced that Jason Reitman will be bringing the series back in a whole new way. No, we aren't getting a sequel to the all-female Gh...

 
 
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Review: The Upside

As the years go on I'm actually starting to appreciate January more. Every movie gets a bit of a break during January because of lowered expectations and a universal need to stop watching depressing dramas and overblown action movies. There...

 
 
 
 
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See The Upside early and free

Ready to feel good in the new year? How about a little bit of those comedies where two people with different backgrounds learn important life lessons by bonding with each other? Sure, The Upside looks about as original as an over-used ...

 
 
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Deadpool cartoon may still be happening but no Donald Glover

Donald Glover's Deadpool cartoon would have been amazing. Sure, we didn't see anything of it aside from a test and Glover's hilarious takedown of its cancellation but I can guarantee it would have been the best. Sadly, we don't get nice thi...

 
 
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Review: Stan & Ollie

For some reason, I grew up watching a good amount of Laurel and Hardie comedies. Now, this wasn't as pervasive as Abbott and Castello, but I knew my classic vaudeville double acts pretty well as a young lad. That's probably not true for mos...

 
 
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Review: Holmes & Watson

There’s a scene in Holmes & Watson where Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are getting in disguise. Sherlock puts on a fake mustache and is instantly unrecognizable to anyone else in the film. Then, Sherlock ...

 
 
 
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Review: Vice

I always find it amusing when people criticize actors and Hollywood in general for talking about politics and when people say that actors should stay out of politics because their job is to entertain audiences, not preach to them about poli...

 
 
 
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Review: South Park - Season 22

I can't think of many other shows on television that have remained relevant after 10 seasons. There is almost always a dip in quality with regards to writing either because the original showrunners have left or networks start to influence t...

 
 
 
 




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Arrested Development - Season Five Part Two"They've Made a Huge Mistake"

 

Us"Turns out, the real monsters were us all along"

 

Relaxer"Sit back and relax (and also probably vomit a bunch)"

 

SXSW The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash"What is a man if he doesn't have a spirit"

 

Dragged Across Concrete""Anchovies...""

 

Book of Monsters"Horror by committee"

 

SXSW Tread"Too true crime"

 

SXSW Strange Negotiations"One man's search for meaning"

 

SXSW Mr. Jimmy"When the music strikes a chord "

 

SXSW Olympic Dreams"I wish I could watch it again every day "

 

SXSW Red Dog"Lives from the rowdiest, most infamous strip club in Oklahoma"

 

SXSW Bluebird""It will help you find where your soul is located""

 

SXSW Pig Hag"The film I wish I'd made"

 

SXSW Museum Town"Behind the museum"

 

Triple Threat"They brought guns to a fist fight"

 

SXSW Adopt a Highway"Some laws are just ridiculous"

 

SXSW La Mala Noche"Compelling subject matter, promising direction"

 

SXSW Frances Ferguson"A bored wife finds a boring affair"

 

Who Let the Dogs Out"Art creation through popular music"

 

SXSW Them That Follow"Subtle, tense, and lasting"

 

SXSW South Mountain"An affair to remember"

 

SXSW The River and the Wall"Gonna make lemonade from these weather-lemons!"

 
 
 
 
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