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We’re living through another television “Golden Age,” from instant classics like “Breaking Bad” to traditional gems such as “Modern Family.” Hollywood in Toto watches the latest shows to help you decide what to binge watch and what to leave out of your Netflix queue.

Anatomy of ‘SNL’ Bias: The Trump-Clinton Debate
1 year ago

Anatomy of ‘SNL’ Bias: The Trump-Clinton Debate

Alec Baldwin, hired to portray Donald Trump this season, is freakishly good in the role. And the long-running show’s liberal biases are still firmly in place.

Let’s break down the …
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Why Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ Demands Your Respect
1 year ago

Why Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ Demands Your Respect

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There was a time when William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, “The Exorcist” and William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaptation could inspire dread just by mentioning them.

Upon its release, Friedkin’s film …
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Emmys Telecast: Bashing Trump and the ‘Patriarchy’
1 year ago

Emmys Telecast: Bashing Trump and the ‘Patriarchy’

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The Republican presidential candidate wasn’t in attendance during Sunday’s Emmy Awards. His spirit wore a virtual “kick me” sign all the same.

This wasn’t a political soiree. The event honored …
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Are These Your New Amazon Streaming Obsessions?
1 year ago

Are These Your New Amazon Streaming Obsessions?

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Amazon just released its latest batch of pilots for viewer judgment. The new releases consist of three comedy pilots – a vehicle for Jean-Claude Van Damme, a reboot of a …
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4 Can’t Miss Summer Shows, 3 to Avoid
1 year ago

4 Can’t Miss Summer Shows, 3 to Avoid

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May sweeps would end, studios would pack it in for a summer break and odd sports like bowling, would have their time to shine.

Today, summer is a competitive television …
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How ‘Slasher’ Embraces Its (Bloody) Good Name
2 years ago

How ‘Slasher’ Embraces Its (Bloody) Good Name

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In particular, 1984 was the year the PTA famously picketed screenings of “Silent Night, Deadly Night” and Siskel & Ebert lambasted films they dubbed “Women in Danger” and “Dead Teenager Movies.”


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Why You Should Revisit ‘Cop Rock’ Debacle
2 years ago

Why You Should Revisit ‘Cop Rock’ Debacle

In addition to westerns, audiences couldn’t get enough of movies where characters burst into song, declaring their passion through singing and dancing. In the Golden Age of Cinema, stars like Esther …
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Why We’re Wrong About ‘True Detective’ Season 2
2 years ago

Why We’re Wrong About ‘True Detective’ Season 2

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Before the season was half over, the phrase was everywhere. “True Detective” and the term “hate watching” became connected in the same gleefully nasty way “Nuke the Fridge” and “Jump …
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5 Reasons HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Is Unwatchable
2 years ago

5 Reasons HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Is Unwatchable

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“The guy on the first date is just a mess. He has no actual personality. He’s just a mishmash of different kinds of dudes for a couple seconds.”

The same …
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This ‘Bronze’ Goes to Its Star, Not the Story
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2 years ago

This ‘Bronze’ Goes to Its Star, Not the Story

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Yes, “The Bronze’s” main character isn’t your typical, all-American heroine. She’s a spoiled brat who won’t let anyone forget her Olympic glory, winning a Bronze medal after suffering a significant …
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