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Scary Ruminations: Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' Is a Decent Continuation of the 'Alien' Franchise

Scary Ruminations: Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' Is a Decent Continuation of the 'Alien' Franchise

Thursday, May 25, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Ridley Scott’s third Alien film is an entertaining mashup of the overreaching-but-cool sensibilities of Prometheus and the old-school dread and “Ick!” factor that made the original Alien  one of the best horror and science-fiction films of the 20th century.

Alien: Covenant continues the ruminations about the ...

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True TV: Summer 2017—Everything You Need to See in June, July and August

True TV: Summer 2017—Everything You Need to See in June, July and August

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  |  Bill Frost

After a fall-winter-spring blur of Too Many Shows, you’re thinking to yourself, “Summer is finally here—I can take a break from TV. Praise the Lord!”

Sorry. Your god has abandoned you: Here are 32 new and returning series you’re going to have to watch this summer, because peak TV knows no season.

In t...

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Home Video Review: Showtime's 'Twin Peaks: The Return' Is a Dark Yet Brilliant Show

Home Video Review: Showtime's 'Twin Peaks: The Return' Is a Dark Yet Brilliant Show

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Some 26 years ago, ABC did a very, very bad thing: The network cancelled Twin Pea ks after just two seasons, without telling David Lynch the season finale would be a series finale. This resulted in the most unholy of cliffhangers.

That cliffhanger that would last 26 years.

Thanks to Showtime, Twin Peaks f...

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Inspired Pairing, Uninspired Script: Hawn and Schumer Are Fantastic in 'Snatched,' but the Film Around Them Is a Dud

Inspired Pairing, Uninspired Script: Hawn and Schumer Are Fantastic in 'Snatched,' but the Film Around Them Is a Dud

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Some 15 years after her last movie (the terrible The Banger Sisters ), Goldie Hawn has been coaxed back onto the big screen, opposite Amy Schumer in Snatched . It’s great to have her back—and it would’ve been super-great had the movie been worth her time.

Hawn and Schumer play Linda and Emily, mother and...

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Kindness Leads to Chaos: Richard Gere Delivers Some Career-Best Work in 'Norman'

Kindness Leads to Chaos: Richard Gere Delivers Some Career-Best Work in 'Norman'

Thursday, May 18, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Richard Gere delivers one of his very best performances as the titular Norman, a New York “businessman” who doesn’t really have a business or a job.

He’s a mysterious, earbud-wearing, graying man riding the trains and grabbing crackers for dinner at the local synagogue—with big aspirations. A self-pr...

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True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Back, as Are 'Twin Peaks' and 'Neon Joe'

True TV: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Back, as Are 'Twin Peaks' and 'Neon Joe'

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Friday, May 19, Netflix), season premiere: Where will the perkiest TV character ever created (cartoons included) go in Season 3? Now that she has her post-doomsday-cult-imprisonment GED, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) is entering higher education: “After high school, most white girls...

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