Reviews

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The Film Cult Presents: Death Becomes Her
Friday, March 21 by

“Now a warning!?” Obviously Meryl Streep is a genius. Within my lifetime I think she may break Katharine Hepburn’s record for most best actress Oscars. The Great Kate has four,…

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The Film Cult Presents: The Wicker Man
Friday, February 28 by

Oh, to go back to the days when naked people sang songs in circles on the solstice.

You might want to see an optometrist.
American Horror Story: The Season Two Finale And Beyond
Wednesday, January 23 by

What’s in store for AHS season three….

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Review: Breaking Bad Season 4 Premiere
Tuesday, July 12 by

The show gets darker, if you can even fathom such a thought.

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Review: FX’s Louie Season 2
Wednesday, June 22 by

Every bit as good (if not better) than the “Louie” we were introduced to a year ago.

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Review: FX’s Wilfred
Tuesday, June 21 by

“Wilfred” is off to a rough start.

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DVD Review: Rocko’s Modern Life
Friday, June 17 by

The Nickelodeon cartoon about a soft-spoken wallaby and his wacky friends

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Review: TNT’s Falling Skies
Monday, June 13 by

A hardcore opening leads us into a promising new alien series.

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Review: ‘Teen Wolf’
Friday, June 3 by

Unfortunately, this “Teen Wolf” is just a typical slick MTV show with no character.

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Review: TNT’s Franklin & Bash
Tuesday, May 17 by

It seems like this is the outrageous, but not too highbrow, courtroom drama “The Defenders” wanted to be.

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NBFF Review: Bobby Fischer Against The World
Monday, May 2 by

A documentary about how the famous chess player almost blew his championship to Russian champ Boris Sassky in 1972 by playing neurotic games.

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ActionFest Review: Tomorrow When The War Began
Sunday, April 17 by

See what happens when you keep delaying the Red Dawn remake? Australia went and made their own.

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Review: ‘Game Of Thrones’
Thursday, April 14 by

Fantasy nerds rejoice: Your show has arrived.

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Gigolos’
Thursday, April 7 by

The show goes wrong in its attempt to look and feel like every other mediocre reality series out there.

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Review: House ‘The Dig’
Wednesday, April 6 by

This is it, folks. The “House” episode Thirteen fans have been waiting for.

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Review: AMC’s The Killing
Tuesday, March 29 by

Has a whole mess of potential which, if adapted correctly, could make it something unique and worth coming back to.

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Review: CBS’s Chaos
Monday, March 28 by

It’s trying so hard it’s sad.

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Review: Breaking In
Monday, March 28 by

The biggest surprise of the spring crop of midseason shows. I didn’t expect to like it, but it’s actually a lot of fun.

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Review: The United States Of Tara Season 3 Premiere
Monday, March 28 by

Gets off to a cool start as it addresses last year’s revelation that Tara had a brother.

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Review: Nurse Jackie Season 3 Premiere
Saturday, March 26 by

“Nurse Jackie” returns picking up right where it left off with Jackie in the bathroom after her husband Kevin staged an intervention.

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Review: Breakout Kings
Tuesday, March 1 by

If the plots remain snappy there’d be no reason to miss “Breakout Kings.”

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Review: The Chicago Code
Thursday, February 3 by

Packs a whole lot of story into its first episode. It’ll either continue at that pace, or settle into a groove based on that foundation. Either way it’s got the potential for some very compelling television.

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Review: Perfect Couples
Monday, January 17 by

An affable TV comedy. It’s nothing new and not outrageous enough to be memorable, although it could get there.

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Review: IFC’s ‘Onion News Network’
Monday, January 17 by

I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to another fake news show, but “The Onion News Network” is actually really funny. This is more of a satire about the social themes portrayed in news.

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Review: Harry’s Law
Monday, January 17 by

Everything about this pilot was lazy. They actually play “Hit the Road Jack” when Harriet gets fired from the patent office. Really?

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Review: FX’s Lights Out
Monday, January 10 by

“Lights Out” moves with the cautious rhythm and deft assurance of a seasoned prize fighter. A quick jab here, a body shot there, and suddenly there’s nothing but calm.

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Review: ‘Bob’s Burgers’
Tuesday, January 4 by

“Bob’s Burgers” won’t be the best show on Fox’s Sunday night Animation Domination, but it’s better than “American Dad” or “The Cleveland Show.”

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Review: ‘Californication’ Season 4 Premiere
Wednesday, December 29 by

If some of the dedicated viewers require a preview of Hank Moody’s debaucherous new shenanigans, I provide a detailed account of the upcoming season premiere.

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Review: IFC’s ‘Portlandia’
Tuesday, December 28 by

A series of sketches featuring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein centering on different aspects of Portland, OR. It’s all really obvious and it feels like improv topics that were contrived to be funny, but not actually inspired.

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Shameless’
Tuesday, December 28 by

Seems like a good show, alternately hard to take yet fascinating. It’s about the Gallagher family dealing with poverty and alcoholism, but to make it salaciously entertaining, they have more wild shenanigans than depressing despair.