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True TV: 'Dear White People' Aims to Expand Minds; 'American Gods' Arrives to Blow Minds

True TV: 'Dear White People' Aims to Expand Minds; 'American Gods' Arrives to Blow Minds

Wednesday, April 26, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Dear White People (Friday, April 28, Netflix), series debut: A few white people were angry about the mere title of creator/director Justin Simien’s 2014 film Dear White People , and even more got pissed when Netflix dropped a trailer for his new 10-episode series of the same name. They’ve never seen mo...

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Furiously Silly: Some Fun Moments Can't Salvage the Overlong, Too-Serious 'Fate of the Furious'

Furiously Silly: Some Fun Moments Can't Salvage the Overlong, Too-Serious 'Fate of the Furious'

Thursday, April 20, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

In The Fate of the Furious —easily the dumbest title in the Furious franchise, even dumber than Tokyo Drift —you get to see the most disgusting, stomach-churning moment in cinema so far this year.

That would be Charlize Theron planting a big, sloppy kiss on Vin Diesel, the visual of which creates a “girl...

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True TV: 'Mary Kills People' Goes Dark; 'The Handmaid's Tale' Goes Darker

True TV: 'Mary Kills People' Goes Dark; 'The Handmaid's Tale' Goes Darker

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Mary Kills People (Sunday, April 23, Lifetime), series debut: Canadian actress Caroline Dhavernas has starred in left-of-center American series like Wonderfalls and Hannibal , but Mary Kills People is probably the first to fully realize her oddly chilly-sexy potential. (It’s also a Canadian production, so ...

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Home Video Review: While Adam Sandler's Latest Netflix Film Has Potential, It Badly Needs an Editor

Home Video Review: While Adam Sandler's Latest Netflix Film Has Potential, It Badly Needs an Editor

Monday, April 17, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Adam Sandler’s third movie with Netflix is the very definition of overindulgence. There’s a decent movie in here from director Steven Brill, who worked with Sandler previously on Little Nicky , Mr. Deeds and The Do-Over —but Sandy Wexler  is a mess obscured by too many subplots.

Sandler stars as the title ch...

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You'll Feel Robbed: 'Going in Style' Relies Simply on Star Power—and It's Unwatchable as a Result

You'll Feel Robbed: 'Going in Style' Relies Simply on Star Power—and It's Unwatchable as a Result

Thursday, April 13, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

I recently bitched about the Beauty and the Beast remake being unnecessary. However, the movie was enjoyable and sweet on some levels. Then came the Ghost in the Shell remake; while it was a letdown, it looked good and had decent performances.

Now comes another remake, Going in Style —and there are no rede...

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True TV: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Returns; ‘Fargo’ Spins Another Frozen Fable

True TV: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Returns; ‘Fargo’ Spins Another Frozen Fable

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Friday, April 14, Netflix), season premiere: While MST3K O.G.s Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett continue their movie-mockery biz at a staggering pace with RiffTrax, Mystery Science Theater 3000 proper is still missed. Netflix, proving that not all pop-cultural rebo...

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