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Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Thursday, May 21, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

George Miller has been trying to follow up Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome for 30 years. He was all set to go with Mel Gibson in a fourth movie before setbacks.

Then, of course, Mr. Gibson said some very bad words, making him virtually unmarketable due to his temper and his generally poor outlook on things....

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True TV: Fall Forward—What's New Next Season

True TV: Fall Forward—What's New Next Season

Wednesday, May 20, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Over the current television season? So are the broadcast networks—they’re moving on to the 2015-2016 season, and here’s some of what they’ll be serving up this fall and early next year:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW): The Atom, Captain Cold, Heatwave and various other characters previously seen on A...

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Home Video Review: 'Slow West' Features a Brilliant Performance by Michael Fassbender

Home Video Review: 'Slow West' Features a Brilliant Performance by Michael Fassbender

Monday, May 18, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Michael Fassbender remains on a fantastic roll with Slow West , a gritty, appropriately downbeat Western from writer-director John Maclean.

Fassbender plays Silas, a cynical, grouchy rider on the American frontier in the 19th century who comes across Jay (Kodi-Smit McPhee), a Scottish boy who is travel...

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A Comedy With Class: 'The D Train' Puts a Welcome Twist on the High School Reunion Film

A Comedy With Class: 'The D Train' Puts a Welcome Twist on the High School Reunion Film

Thursday, May 14, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

I have never attended a high school reunion, for my high school is very far away, and quite frankly, there are a few too many douchebag classmates I fear may have become super-duper douchebags over the years. Sorry, but I just can’t share a punch bowl with some of those tools. I mean, one of those s...

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Live! With a Great Actress: Kristen Wiig Is a Quirky Delight in 'Welcome to Me'

Live! With a Great Actress: Kristen Wiig Is a Quirky Delight in 'Welcome to Me'

Thursday, May 14, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) wins the lottery, decides to skip her meds for a personality disorder and moves into a casino in Welcome to Me . Being a huge Oprah fan, she wants her own talk show, so she buys one from a local production company manned by two squabbling brothers (James Marsden and Wes Bent...

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True TV: 'Wayward Pines' Is Good 'n' Weird; 'Mad Men' Is Outta Here

True TV: 'Wayward Pines' Is Good 'n' Weird; 'Mad Men' Is Outta Here

Wednesday, May 13, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Wayward Pines (Thursday, May 14, Fox), series debut: Of all the creepy TV mysteries set in idyllic little mountain towns, M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines is, well, the latest —and, if Fox sticks to its “10-episode limited series” promise (thanks for tainting our trust, Under the Dome ), potentially one ...

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