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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Space Force' Starts Slow, but Builds—Thanks to the Amazing Cast—With Each Episode

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Space Force' Starts Slow, but Builds—Thanks to the Amazing Cast—With Each Episode

Jun 02, 2020 16:20  |  Bob Grimm

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, both major parts of the U.S. version of The Office , take a satirical stab at Donald Trump’s hankering for a space army in Space Force , a pretty good comedy that I suspect ...

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Content Shifter: Nine New TV Streamers You May Have Missed

Content Shifter: Nine New TV Streamers You May Have Missed

Jun 02, 2020 16:10  |  Bill Frost

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of These Uncertain Times is the plight of our precious film critics: With no movies in theaters, they’re reduced to covering new releases debuting … on TV . The horror—reduce...

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Home Video Review: 'The Lovebirds' Takes a Typical Rom-Com Plot and Makes It Shine, With Sparkling Dialogue and the Stars' Chemistry

Home Video Review: 'The Lovebirds' Takes a Typical Rom-Com Plot and Makes It Shine, With Sparkling Dialogue and the Stars' Chemistry

May 25, 2020 15:35  |  Bob Grimm

The Lovebirds —the latest Michael Showalter effort—caught my eye before it was originally scheduled to be released in theaters in April. The Wet Hot American Summer co-architect had made his best film as...

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Home Video Review: 'The Wrong Missy,' Starring a Lot of Adam Sandler's Friends, Is Depressingly Unfunny

Home Video Review: 'The Wrong Missy,' Starring a Lot of Adam Sandler's Friends, Is Depressingly Unfunny

May 18, 2020 16:40  |  Bob Grimm

If you are looking for some good, empty-headed, Adam Sandler-branded fun while coping with the nuttiness in the world right now, please don’t watch The Wrong Missy: It will just depress you.

Sandler prod...

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Home Video Review: An Excellent Cast, Led by Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, Makes HBO Film '‘Bad Education' Enjoyable

Home Video Review: An Excellent Cast, Led by Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, Makes HBO Film '‘Bad Education' Enjoyable

May 12, 2020 17:00  |  Bob Grimm

Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney are terrific in Bad Education , a dark comedy based on the true story of Frank Tassone and the Long Island school-district embezzlement scheme that brought him down.

Jackm...

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Content Shifter: Thirteen Dumb TV Comedy Series for These Dumb Times

Content Shifter: Thirteen Dumb TV Comedy Series for These Dumb Times

May 05, 2020 16:00  |  Bill Frost

To paraphrase Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, “When the going gets stupid, the stupid turn pro.”

Now is the time for comedy, so put down the Clorox mojito; turn off Contagion (you can wait until after Gwyneth Pa...

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Home Video Review: Netflix Smash 'Extraction' Offers Excellent Action—and a Vacuous Script

Home Video Review: Netflix Smash 'Extraction' Offers Excellent Action—and a Vacuous Script

May 05, 2020 15:50  |  Bob Grimm

New Netflix action blockbuster Extraction is heavy on decent pyrotechnics—but light on the dramatic fuel.

Chris Hemsworth stars as a mercenary with a dark past, which means he sulks a lot. I don’t think ...

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Home Video Review: 'Beastie Boys Story,' on Apple TV+, Is a Must-See Documentary for Fans of the Legendary Group

Home Video Review: 'Beastie Boys Story,' on Apple TV+, Is a Must-See Documentary for Fans of the Legendary Group

Apr 27, 2020 16:55  |  Bob Grimm

I was in college when the Beastie Boys released Licensed to Ill , and I can say with great confidence that I absolutely hated “Fight for Your Right.” As a result, I hated the Beastie Boys—and I wanted t...

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