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Home Video Review: Oscar Winner 'A Fantastic Woman' Is an OK Film With a Fantastic Lead Performance

Home Video Review: Oscar Winner 'A Fantastic Woman' Is an OK Film With a Fantastic Lead Performance

May 22, 2018 11:00  |  Bob Grimm

Transgender actress Daniela Vega delivers a great performance in an OK film from Chilean director Sebastian Lelio.

In A Fantastic Woman , she plays Marina, a club singer at night and waitress by day who ...

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Home Video Review: A Sense of Dread and Martin Freeman's Great Work Bolster Netflix Zombie Movie 'Cargo'

Home Video Review: A Sense of Dread and Martin Freeman's Great Work Bolster Netflix Zombie Movie 'Cargo'

May 21, 2018 16:00  |  Bob Grimm

I’ve had it up to here with zombies (I stopped watching The Walking Dead after Season 2)—but Cargo , set in the Australian Outback, is actually pretty good.

Martin Freeman stars as a man who is surviving a z...

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What a Waste of Talent: Melissa McCarthy and a Lot of Other Great Actresses Founder in 'Life of the Party'

What a Waste of Talent: Melissa McCarthy and a Lot of Other Great Actresses Founder in 'Life of the Party'

May 17, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The great Melissa McCarthy suffers from the Ben Falcone curse yet again in Life of the Party , a shitty Back to School rip-off—which makes it double-shitty, because Back to School sucked.

Falcone is McCarthy...

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Home Video Review: 'Revenge' Is an Unforgettable Film With a Star-Making Lead Performance

Home Video Review: 'Revenge' Is an Unforgettable Film With a Star-Making Lead Performance

May 14, 2018 15:00  |  Bob Grimm

Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz is dynamite as Jen, mistress to Richard (Kevin Janssens), a rich man with a fancy house in the middle of the desert, in the film Revenge . Jen and Richard are enjoying a romanti...

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On Parenting: Charlize Theron Again Turns in Oscar-Worthy Work in Diablo Cody's 'Tully'

On Parenting: Charlize Theron Again Turns in Oscar-Worthy Work in Diablo Cody's 'Tully'

May 10, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The hardships faced by a woman raising children while giving birth to another—with little help from the dad—are given the Diablo Cody treatment in Tully , the second time screenwriter Cody, director Jas...

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Home Video Review: YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai' Successfully Continues the Karate Kid Saga After a Hiatus of Almost 30 Years

Home Video Review: YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai' Successfully Continues the Karate Kid Saga After a Hiatus of Almost 30 Years

May 09, 2018 12:00  |  Bob Grimm

Nearly 30 years after last donning the headband in Karate Kid Part III , Ralph Macchio returns to the role of Daniel LaRusso, and old nemesis Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) is along for the ride.

As a 1...

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Content Shifter: Thirteen One-Season-and-Done TV Series

Content Shifter: Thirteen One-Season-and-Done TV Series

May 04, 2018 12:50  |  Bill Frost

Beware the Ides of May!

(Suck it, Shakespeare—I can fabricate ominous phrases, too.)

For those of you not hip to the inner workings of the TV biz, May marks the end of the traditional television season,...

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The Heroes Are All Here: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Is a Funny, Thrilling Blockbuster That'll Have You Wishing It Were Next Summer Already

The Heroes Are All Here: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Is a Funny, Thrilling Blockbuster That'll Have You Wishing It Were Next Summer Already

May 03, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The Avengers team takes a swift kick to their (remarkably muscular) collective ass from a super-baddie named Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War , the best blockbuster you will see at the movies this year....

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