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True TV: 'The Strain' Continues the Vampire Invasion; 'You’re the Worst' Remains the Best

True TV: 'The Strain' Continues the Vampire Invasion; 'You’re the Worst' Remains the Best

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Bill Frost

[G] The Strain (Sunday, Aug. 28, FX), season premiere: The most disconcerting part of the Season 3 opener of The Strain , FX’s scariest series (sorry, American Horror Story )? Setrakian (David Bradley) reminding us that it’s only been 23— 23! —days since the Euro-vampires landed in New York City. Dr. Eph (C...

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Home Video Review: Get Ready to Laugh and Cringe at David Cross' Latest Special on Netflix

Home Video Review: Get Ready to Laugh and Cringe at David Cross' Latest Special on Netflix

Monday, August 22, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

In his latest comedy special, Making America Great Again! on Netflix, David Cross takes a little more than 10 minutes to really get going.

When he gets going … holy shit!

This guy isn’t afraid of anything. He takes on Donald Trump, the pope and the Catholic Church, terrorists, etc., with a fearlessness ...

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To Be Frank: 'Sausage Party' Is a Hilarious, Violent, Profane Movie—With Surprising Depth

To Be Frank: 'Sausage Party' Is a Hilarious, Violent, Profane Movie—With Surprising Depth

Thursday, August 18, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

There’s been too much “more of the same” at theaters this summer. Flat big-budget blockbusters and sequels without an ounce of creativity or originality keep being churned out of the Hollywood industrial complex, delivering an astounding amount of expensive, vapid horse shit.

Sausage Party , the anima...

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'Little Men' Is a Big Success: This Under-the-Radar Film Is Moving and Wonderful

'Little Men' Is a Big Success: This Under-the-Radar Film Is Moving and Wonderful

Thursday, August 18, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Friendships are a big deal in our younger years. Writer-director Ira Sachs is very much clued into this reality with Little Men , a beautiful little movie about a family moving to Brooklyn after a relative has left them a home.

Greg Kinnear, in his best role in years, plays Brian, an actor on the downs...

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True TV: 'Halt and Catch Fire' Reboots for Season 3; 'The View' Turns 20 … Somehow

True TV: 'Halt and Catch Fire' Reboots for Season 3; 'The View' Turns 20 … Somehow

Wednesday, August 17, 2016  |  Bill Frost

Halt and Catch Fire (Tuesday, Aug. 23, AMC), two-hour season premiere: AMC just can’t quit Halt and Catch Fire , a critical darling that hasn’t cracked 1 million viewers since its premiere in 2014, despite improving markedly over the course of two seasons (both available on Netflix, FYI). The ’80s-set ...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Pays Tribute to Vintage Spielberg, King While Standing on Its Own

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Pays Tribute to Vintage Spielberg, King While Standing on Its Own

Monday, August 15, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

The Duffer brothers are definitely tipping their figurative hats with numerous homages in with their enjoyable Netflix series, Stranger Things : These boys definitely like their late ’70s-early ’80s Spielberg, Stephen King and John Carpenter.

Yeah, Spielberg has gotten his share of tributes before (mos...

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