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True TV: 'Bad Teacher' Makes the Grade; 'Black Box' Flunks Out

True TV: 'Bad Teacher' Makes the Grade; 'Black Box' Flunks Out

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Bad Teacher (Thursday, April 24, CBS), series debut: Do we really need a weekly sitcom take on Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher when the 2011 movie is still running on cable 24/7? If Diaz’s TV replacement is Ari Graynor ( For a Good Time, Call … ), yes. The single-camera, no-laugh-track Bad Teacher comes off lik...

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More Disappointment: 'Nymphomaniac: Vol II' Is Somehow More Tedious Than Vol. 1

More Disappointment: 'Nymphomaniac: Vol II' Is Somehow More Tedious Than Vol. 1

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

A couple of weeks ago, I explained how much I hated the latest from Lars von Trier, his awful Nymphomaniac: Vol. I . As much as I hated it, I hoped that Vol. II , released just after the first film, might improve upon the first part and allow the whole mess to make sense.

Nope.

This one picks up where the ...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 20, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 20, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Staff

1. Ride Along* (Universal)

2. The Nut Job* (Universal)

3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty* (20th Century Fox)

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug* (New Line)

5. Frozen (Disney)

6. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Paramount)

7.  47 Ronin*  (Universal)

8. Homefront (Universal)

9. The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)

10. ...

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Mirror Mess: 'Oculus' Fails Thanks to a Flawed Plot, Poor Performances

Mirror Mess: 'Oculus' Fails Thanks to a Flawed Plot, Poor Performances

Thursday, April 17, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

A crazy, killer mirror causes problems for a family portrayed by a mix of mediocre actors in Oculus , a horror film that offers a couple of creepy moments—that are surrounded by an incoherent mess.

Kaylie and Tim Russell (Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) lost their mother, father, family dog and a bu...

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A Worthy Pick: 'Draft Day' Is Entertaining, but It Feels Incomplete

A Worthy Pick: 'Draft Day' Is Entertaining, but It Feels Incomplete

Thursday, April 17, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

In a film that feels more like a TV series than a theatrical release, Kevin Costner plays Sonny, general manager of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. It’s draft day, and Sonny has some big decisions to make after he trades for the No. 1 pick, much to the dismay of his head coach (Denis Leary). This is all...

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True TV: 'Community' Has a Finale; 'The Boondocks' Ain't What It Used to Be

True TV: 'Community' Has a Finale; 'The Boondocks' Ain't What It Used to Be

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Community (Thursday, April 17, NBC), season finale: One of the best and definitely most out-there seasons of Community has also been its least-watched—it’s almost as if creator Dan Harmon took his second chance with NBC as a challenge: “You think it was weird before ? Suck on this !” And yet, even with Sea...

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