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The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Let’s face it: The Dark Knight has been really living up to the word “dark” since Tim Burton’s Batman came out 28 years ago. He can certainly be a morose sourpuss.

Wait a minute … has it really been 28 years since Burton’s Batman came out? Holy crap! I just totally freaked myself out. Hang on … I need to...

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Wick Is Back to Wreck: Keanu Reeves Is Perfect in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Wick Is Back to Wreck: Keanu Reeves Is Perfect in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

A whole lot of people get shot in the face in John Wick: Chapter 2 , a worthy sequel to the 2014 breakout hit.

A totally bummed-out Keanu Reeves returns as the lone assassin, originally brought out of retirement after somebody killed his dog and stole his car. Many deaths later, Wick is back in his sty...

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True TV: 'Britney Ever After' Is Cheap and Unnecessary; 'Billions' Is Back

True TV: 'Britney Ever After' Is Cheap and Unnecessary; 'Billions' Is Back

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Britney Ever After (Saturday, Feb. 18, Lifetime), movie: Britney Spears is a decent pop icon. She barely contributed to the writing of her own music; her singing is at maybe a semi-pro karaoke level; and her attempts at being “edgy” and the perpetual “comebacks” are as laughable as they are tiresome. B...

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Stupid Sequel: 'Rings' Is a Boring Slog That Could Seriously Damage a Career or Two

Stupid Sequel: 'Rings' Is a Boring Slog That Could Seriously Damage a Career or Two

Thursday, February 09, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

After seeing Ouija: Origin of Evil last year, and being blown away by the horror sequel (which was far superior to its awful predecessor), I had newborn faith in the ability of horror sequels to entertain me when I traipsed into my local cinema to see Rings.

For those of you getting your American remake...

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True TV: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Begins the End; the Robots Return in 'Humans'

True TV: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Begins the End; the Robots Return in 'Humans'

Wednesday, February 08, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Girls (Sunday, Feb. 12, HBO), season premiere: Yes, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham has made some astoundingly stupid statements on social media—isn’t that what social media is for?—but she’s also cranked out a half-dozen solid seasons of an HBO series, so she’s far more than just a “privileged snowflak...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet' Offers a Fun Twist on the Zombie Genre

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet' Offers a Fun Twist on the Zombie Genre

Monday, February 06, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet begins with Sheila (Drew Barrymore)—a real estate agent along with her husband, Joel (Timothy Olyphant)—getting a little stomachache. That’s followed by some major projectile vomiting during a house showing.

She’s having diet problems … and, as things turn out, she’s cravin...

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