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Real-Life 'Pride': This Fine British Comedy Tells the True Story of Miners, Gay Activists Joining Forces

Real-Life 'Pride': This Fine British Comedy Tells the True Story of Miners, Gay Activists Joining Forces

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Based on the real actions by gay activists to support striking miners in 1984 Great Britain, Pride is an enjoyable showcase for some fine actors, as well as a fun springboard for good British humor.

Sporting a particularly awesome Morrissey haircut, Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) is fronting a gay activis...

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True TV: Avoid 'The McCarthys'; Rejoin the 'American Horror Story Circus ASAP

True TV: Avoid 'The McCarthys'; Rejoin the 'American Horror Story Circus ASAP

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Bill Frost

The McCarthys (Thursday, Oct. 30, CBS), series debut: A fat, loudmouthed, sports-obsessed Bah-ston family has a gay son—and it’s a go for borderline homophobic comedy! Or borderline comedy, period. Even sadder than the continued use of The Laugh Track (yes, there’s only one—all the shows share it) in...

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Home Video Review: 'ABCs of Death 2' Delivers the Sick Scares

Home Video Review: 'ABCs of Death 2' Delivers the Sick Scares

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The second installment of the bizarre horror-anthology series ABCs of Death is a big improvement over the first.

Twenty-six directors are each given a letter in the alphabet and a corresponding word. (For example, “X” is for “Xylophone.”) Each director then gets to make a short film involving that word...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Oct. 26, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Oct. 26, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014  |  Staff

1. Earth to Echo * (20th Century Fox)

2. The Purge: Anarchy * (Universal)

3.  Neighbors  (Universal)

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past * (20th Century Fox)

5. Sex Tape (Sony)

6. Mr. Peabody and Sherman * (20th Century Fox)

7. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Paramount)

8. A Million Ways to Die in the West * (Universal)

9. The F...

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Internet Idiocy: 'Men, Women and Children' Is a Lethargic Drag

Internet Idiocy: 'Men, Women and Children' Is a Lethargic Drag

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Director Jason Reitman delivers a boring, lethargic and woefully predictable look at humans and the way in which interact with the Internet: Men, Women and Children winds up being nothing more than an ugly commercial for the Ashley Madison dating services.

Adam Sandler plays a sex-addicted married man ...

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Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Real Horror: World War II Comes Back to Life Thanks to Brad Pitt and Crew in 'Fury'

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Right in time for Halloween, writer-director David Ayer has come up with a genuine horror show in Fury , his take on a World War II tank crew trying to survive the last days of the war.

This film goes full-bore in showing the horrors of war—in fact, the very first scene depicts a brutal act of violence...

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