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On this week's completely woke weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips talks to Li'l Trumpy about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's move to Canada; Red Meat watches as Milkman Dan tries to give Karen a gift; This Modern World returns to the Stupidverse for commentary on the Iran mess; Jen Sorensen ponders Rupert Murdoch's media take on the Australian wildfires; and The K Chronicles has mixed feelings about his son's sudden interest in his old music.

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Charlize Theron is uncanny as Megyn Kelly in Bombshell, a hit-and-miss take on the sexual-harassment scandals that plagued Fox News thanks to the deplorable Roger Ailes, played here by John Lithgow under a lot of makeup.

The movie is propped up by terrific work from Theron, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie as a composite character representing the many women who were assaulted or harassed by the likes of Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.

Director Jay Roach is all over the place with his tone, with the film veering back and forth between dark comedy and serious drama. It never finds a balance, but the film has some good moments, especially thanks to Theron, who is amazing in every second she spends onscreen (and the makeup work is Oscar-worthy as well). Roach blows it with his portrayals of Bill O’Reilly (Kevin Dorff) and Rudy Giuliani (Richard Kind); they come off as bad impersonations rather than true characters.

What should’ve been an important film comes off as a partial failure. Still, Bombshell is worth watching for Theron, Kidman and Robbie.

Bombshell opens Thursday, Dec. 19, at theaters across the valley.

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On this week's spoiler-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World examines the Rep. Ilhan Omar controversy; Jen Sorensen ponders the maladies of the Information Age; (Th)ink reveals Trump's 2020 election strategy; Apoca Clips tries to avoid those aforementioned spoilers; and Red Meat deals with a wound from a straight razor.

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On this week's rainbow-tinged weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat has Karen finally getting some (perhaps unintentional) revenge on Milkman Dan; Apoca Clips plays hate dress-up for Halloween; This Modern World ponders recent conservative explanations; Jen Sorenson offers tips for stopping extremist violence; and (Th)ink looks at how being scary has changed in recent years.

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On this week's temblor-shaken weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat reveals that Earl is having problems sleeping; Apoca Clips receives a visit from America's Mayor; This Modern World calls Fox and Friends; Jen Sorenson bemoans the prevalence of the victim mentality; and The K Chronicles witnesses federal intimidation at a church.

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On this week's legally unsealed weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips watches as Trumpy congratulates Putey; Red Meat protests a bad meal; Jen Sorenson looks at the gun lobby's assault on reason; The K Chronicles deals with high blood pressure; and This Modern World brings us the latest saga of Space Captain Trump.

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On this week's high-as-a-kite weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles exolls the virtues of home schooling; This Modern World breaks down another public-outrage scandal; Jen Sorenson wishes times were changing a bit more; Red Meat dresses up as The Hulk; and Apoca Clips checks in at a press conference.

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On this week's nearer-to-the-end-times weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World asks some lingering political questions; Jen Sorenson looks at some oddly familiar soundbites; The K Chronicles celebrates Kwanzaa; and Red Meat invents a new cologne.

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On this week's thirst-quenching weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World catches some of Donald Trump's standup comedy; Jen Sorenson takes a peek at the goings-on at Fox News; The K Chronicles eavesdrops on a post office chat between a kid and a mother; and Red Meat finally forces Milkman Dan to get some help.

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On this week's deceptive Independent comics page: This Modern World checks in with Glox News and wonders whether the Supreme Leader really loves this land mass; Jen Sorenson looks at "right to work" states; The K Chronicles meets Black Rob Lowe; and Red Meat enjoys some animal bloopers.

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