Box Office: Fury Top of the Domestic Chart, But Have You Heard What Guardians of the Galaxy is Doing in China?


Here’s what happened at the domestic box office this weekend: Fury did pretty much identical numbers as the last notable WWII flick (The Monuments Men), Gone Girl kept its foot on The Judge‘s poor neck, Book of Life did Boxtrolls-like biz which means it’s more of a “Wait and see” and less of a “Instant hit,” and Best of Me showed

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Could We Be Any More Excited? No, Seriously, Are We Excited About Friends Re-Runs Coming to Netflix?


I didn’t understand what the big deal was about FXX’s “every episode ever, non-stop, across 12 days” marathon of The Simpsons last month. Sure, I adore The Simpsons, regularly quote it with friends and relatives, and have let it influence my comic sensibilities far more than I sometimes realize. I vaguely recall having Simpsons bed sheets at one point. I

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TV Review: The Flash, “Fastest Man Alive” – A Thoroughly Second Episode of a TV Show

Fasted man Alive

Can I get away with simply writing, “It was a second episode of a TV show” for my review of The Flash’s “Fastest Man Alive”? Probably not or else my review would already be over, but it is a thought which occurred to me multiple times while watching “Fastest Man Alive” last night. Second episodes of TV shows can often

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Film Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Is One Remarkably Cute Movie


I knew the answer before I asked the question: It was a cute movie.  Of course that’s what my mom was going to say when I asked her what she thought of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which we took my 7-year-old nephew to see Friday afternoon.  In my experience, “cute” is mom shorthand for

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Box Office: Gone Girl Repeats at #1, But Dracula Untold & Alexander Off to Good Starts


Here’s what happened at the domestic box office this weekend: Gone Girl repeated atop the chart, contributing to a lower-than-expected opening for Robert Downey, Jr.’s The Judge in the process.  Universal’s plans to revive its classic monsters  got off to a good start with Dracula Untold, helped out a bit by Imax, while Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,

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TV Review: Arrow Season 3 Premiere “The Calm” – So, About That Final Minute…

Arrow Canary The Calm

To read our other Arrow episode reviews please go here. I’ll be honest: until the last minute of Arrow’s season 3 premiere I didn’t really know what I was going to talk about in my review of the episode, beyond “It was really good, ultra-fun action scenes, pretty much every single thing the producers have repeatedly promised in their endless interviews hyping the new

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What the Hell IS This Show? – A Reaction To Gotham’s “Selina Kyle” and “Balloonman” Episodes


In the end, it was the “Oy” that did it.  That was the moment in this week’s episode (“Balloonman”) of Gotham that caused me to throw my hands in the air in disbelief and wonder aloud, “What the hell IS this show?” It comes around three-fourths of the way into the story – a story which seriously involved a vigilante

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