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True TV: 'Zoo' Continues the Critter Apocalypse; 'Killjoys' Returns to Invade Your Space

True TV: 'Zoo' Continues the Critter Apocalypse; 'Killjoys' Returns to Invade Your Space

Wednesday, June 28, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Two years ago, I actually typed the phrase “renegade zoologist” in reference to Jackson Oz (James Wolk), the protagonist of Zoo (Season 3 premiere Thursday, June 29, CBS). Surprisingly, both Wolk and I still have jobs in 2017, even though Zoo has now moved past the material of the original James Patters...

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Home Video Review: Cannibal Horror Film 'The Bad Batch' Looks and Sounds Great, but the Story Is a Meandering Misfire

Home Video Review: Cannibal Horror Film 'The Bad Batch' Looks and Sounds Great, but the Story Is a Meandering Misfire

Monday, June 26, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour follows up her notable feature debut, the authentic vampire story A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night , with another horror story, The Bad Batch . This time out, she focuses on cannibals.

Suki Waterhouse plays Arlen, newly exiled to a desert landscape—where she is quickly c...

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A Refurbished Franchise: 'Cars 3' Is a Decent Film—Making It the Best of the 'Cars' Films So Far

A Refurbished Franchise: 'Cars 3' Is a Decent Film—Making It the Best of the 'Cars' Films So Far

Thursday, June 22, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The Cars franchise gets a nice boost with Cars 3 , a much, much better movie than Cars 2 , and a slightly better movie than the first Cars .

If you are keeping score—and, really, you shouldn’t be, for there are far more pressing matters in your life— Cars 3 is still one of the more mediocre offerings from Pixa...

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True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Bill Frost

If you think adapting Stephen King’s The Mist (series debut Thursday, June 22, Spike) for TV is bad idea, know that ABC is launching a reboot of The Gong Show and a boy-band reality-competition show on the same night as the premiere of The Mist to compete with the summer filler stinking up Fox and NBC—the...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' Is a Worthy Sequel to One of the Best Films of the '90s

Blu-Ray Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' Is a Worthy Sequel to One of the Best Films of the '90s

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

One of the better films of the 1990s finally gets a sequel as Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and the boys swing back into action.

After being gone two decades following the heist after which he skipped town with all of the money, screwing over his gang mates, Mark finally returns home—and the circumstan...

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Misguided 'Mummy': This Tom Cruise Flick Could Have Been Good—but Instead, Universal Tried to Set Up a Franchise

Misguided 'Mummy': This Tom Cruise Flick Could Have Been Good—but Instead, Universal Tried to Set Up a Franchise

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

I don’t hate The Mummy because it’s a terrible movie; it’s not. I hate it because it could have, and should have, been good.

Actually, hate is a strong word; I just don’t like it. Opportunities abound for some real fun here, and they are all squandered.

Tom Cruise is fully committed for a gonzo performa...

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