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'Mozart in the Jungle' has officially turned into an uninspired romcom

When did Mozart in the Jungle become a network sitcom? We can't pinpoint the exact moment of its decline. But one thing is for sure: the new season, premiering February 16, feels likes ten 30-minute romcoms, set against the backdrop of what was formerly known as “sex, drugs and classical...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:02pm

'Here and Now' is ambitious — and awfully formulaic

Here and Now wants to be the This Is Us of cable television. It’s formulaic enough — and dramatic and diverse enough — to satisfy even the most unimaginative of critics. And yet, the family drama falls short. The series follows the Bayer-Boatwrights, a family made up of adopted...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:39pm

The 'Runaways' finale answered a lot of questions — and asked some new ones, too

After ten action packed episodes that asked us to accept that guy from “Nip/Tuck” as an all-powerful alien being, Marvel’s Runaways is over. And with a finale that beautifully capped off the season, we're definitely looking forward to the next one. Over the course of an...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 4:41pm

‘The End of the F***ing World’ is f***ing brilliant

“The End of the F***ing World” — coming to Netflix this Friday, January 5 — is really, really so much fun to watch. Based on the award-winning graphic novel of the same name, the series pairs outcasts James (Alex Lawther) — a self-professed budding psychopath...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:54am

Call Of Duty: WWII is the CoD to own (your gaming library will thank you)

Get ready to immerse yourself in World War 2. Call of Duty: WWII (available now) lives up to all of its expectations. Getting back to the clean gameplay of the Call of Duty franchise without having to battle evil robots and futuristic guns is an absolute joy. During this iteration of...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:01pm

'Future Man' doesn't take itself very seriously

“Future Man” is less “Preacher,” more “This is the End,” Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg wise. The series counts the two Canadians as its creators, and good thing: Not everyone can do a light take on an all-too-near dystopia. Premiering on Hulu November 14, "...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 2:44pm

How to attract your ideal mentor, according to 'Great News'

Great news everybody: “Great News” is back! Or, great-ish news. This season, starts off with less of a bang and more of a clatter, stumbling through its initial episodes without making much progress or taking us anywhere new. While the writing has its moments of brilliance, as a whole...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:20am

Review: ‘The Tick’ is a fun, but ultimately unnecessary reboot

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men, but “The Tick” promises to bring down the bad guys with a refreshing dash of silliness. The world has been inundated with superhero properties over the years, usually featuring a dark and melancholic hero a la Ben Affleck’s moody...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:18pm

10 things women secretly want, according to '50 Shades Darker'

Whip out those whips and chains. This weekend marks the premiere of “50 Shades Darker,” the second film in a trilogy on track toinadvertently becoming one of the best romantic comedies of our modern times (it is accidentally very hilarious). It’s a movie about a whole lot of...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:42am

'The Dark Tower' will make you feel bad for Stephen King

‘The Dark Tower’ Director: Nikolaj Arcel Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey Rating: PG-13 2 (out of 5) Globes If there was ever a reason to feel bad for Stephen King — a prolific word-machine desperately in need of an editor; a filthy rich master of horror who in...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:12am

'The Emoji Movie' reviewed in emojis

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

'The Emoji Movie' is poop

‘The Emoji Movie’ Director: Tony Leonidis Voices of: T.J. Miller, Anna Faris Rating: PG 1 Globe (out of 5) The Poochie of movies, “The Emoji Movie” is a not very good idea done poorly. It’s like the KFC Double Down: Sure, you could make a sandwich where the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:17pm

Please go see 'An Inconvenient Sequel,' even if it's a sophomore slump

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk Genre: Documentary Rating: NR 3 (out of 5) Globes “An Inconvenient Sequel” will make you long for more PowerPoint. The rare sequel upfront about wishing it didn’t exist, the second go-...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:57pm

'Logan Lucky' brings Steven Soderbergh back to movies, thank god

‘Logan Lucky’ Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes In 1956, Alfred Hitchcock remade one of his own films. It wasn’t laziness; his two versions of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” are very, very different. The...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:51pm

'Detroit' is a nightmarish history lesson about trauma

‘Detroit’ Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: John Boyega, Algee Smith Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes “Detroit” begins jarringly; initially you may wonder if you wandered into the wrong theater. It opens with an expressionistic animated prologue, done in crayon colors,...

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 5:06pm

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is no 'The Fifth Element'

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Director: Luc Besson Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne Rating: PG-13 3 (out of 5) Globes In 1997, the summer movie season was considerably weirded up by a pricey sci-fi extravaganza called “The Fifth Element.” To...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:37pm

'Atomic Blonde' isn't only about Charlize Theron going Keanu

‘Atomic Blonde’ Director: David Leitch Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy Rating: R 3 (out of 5) Globes At the time it was a hell of a break-up: The two directors of “John Wick” split ways after making one of leanest, meanest action movies in recent memory. But at...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:16pm

In its second season, 'Insecure' finds its groove

The first thing you’ll notice about the second season of “Insecure” is that it’s funnier than the first. But not to worry: You’ll still be able to cringe right along with your faves. The HBO series — which premieres on Sunday, July 23 — finally gets into a...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:48pm

'Girls Trip' better make Tiffany Haddish into a star

‘Girls Trip’ Director: Malcolm D. Lee Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah Rating: R 3 (out of 5) Globes Cinema history is littered with starmaking moments. The camera dollying up to John Wayne in “Stagecoach.” Tom Cruise sliding around in his tighty-whities in “...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:42pm

'Dunkirk' is Christopher Nolan's original, intense version of a war movie

‘Dunkirk’ Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance Rating: PG-13 4 (out of 5) Globes For one thing, “Dunkirk” will make you terrified of planes. It will do what “Jaws” did for the beach or what the MTA does for getting to your...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 3:59pm