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True TV: 'A To Z' Condenses the Romantic Comedy; 'Homeland' Returns; 'Mulaney' Sucks

True TV: 'A To Z' Condenses the Romantic Comedy; 'Homeland' Returns; 'Mulaney' Sucks

Wednesday, October 01, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Bad Judge, A to Z (Thursday, Oct. 2, NBC), series debuts: On second viewing, The Only TV Column That Matters™ has revised its assessment of Bad Judge: Kate Walsh is still great as a party-animal judge, but this sitcom is an underdeveloped mess, even compared to NBC’s own Mysteries of Laura , the fall TV ...

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Blu-Ray Review: You'll Kick Yourself for Missing the Fantastic 'Edge of Tomorrow' on the Big Screen

Blu-Ray Review: You'll Kick Yourself for Missing the Fantastic 'Edge of Tomorrow' on the Big Screen

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

It’s a sad state of cinematic affairs when the brilliant Edge of Tomorrow bombs domestically at the box office, while the latest Transformers debacle brings in the big bucks.

Tom Cruise might be a kook, but he usually participates in good movies, and this twisted sci-fi experiment is easily one of his ...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Sept. 28, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Sept. 28, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014  |  Staff

1. Godzilla * (Warner Bros.)

2. Neighbors * (Universal)

3. Blended  (Warner Bros.)

4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney)

5. Brick Mansions * (20th Century Fox)

6. The Fault in Our Stars * (20th Century Fox)

7. Think Like a Man Too (Sony)

8. The Signal * (Universal)

9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony)

10. Moms' Night O...

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Drama Dud: Liam Neeson Is Great, But the Script for 'Walk Among the Tombstones' Lets Him Down

Drama Dud: Liam Neeson Is Great, But the Script for 'Walk Among the Tombstones' Lets Him Down

Thursday, September 25, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Liam Neeson plays a former policeman and recovering alcoholic in director Scott Frank’s sometimes-interesting, always-unpleasant serial-killer drama, A Walk Among the Tombstones .

Neeson’s Matt Scudder, after accidentally killing a civilian during a shootout, has gone rogue. Eight years have passed, an...

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He Is the Walrus: 'Tusk' Is an Insane Bit of Horror-Comedy From Kevin Smith

He Is the Walrus: 'Tusk' Is an Insane Bit of Horror-Comedy From Kevin Smith

Thursday, September 25, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

I was in the San Diego Comic-Con audience last year when Kevin Smith, doing his annual thing, told the audience about the movie Tusk .

He discussed how the film started with a discussion—about a strange personal ad he spotted—during his podcast with Scott Mosier, his longtime friend and occasional prod...

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Teen Troubles: In 'The Maze Runner,' the Mazes Amazes—but the Rest of the Film Is a Dud

Teen Troubles: In 'The Maze Runner,' the Mazes Amazes—but the Rest of the Film Is a Dud

Thursday, September 25, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The maze in the title of  The Maze Runner is a fun spectacle full of shifting walls and weird spider robots. When the movie is in the maze, it is good. When it’s out of the maze, it stinks.

Dylan O’Brien plays Thomas, a teenager who is placed in a camp surrounded by a large, constantly shifting maze. T...

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