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    TV Review: ‘Mad About You’ Endearingly Leads Us Into the Final Frontier… Again

    It’s been twenty years since NBC’s “Mad About You” aired its final episode, and now this sitcom comes out of retirement with hopes of capturing some of its old magic. In the era of streaming services, reboots and reunions, it seems every successful show from the past is tap dancing around the chance to start […] More

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    Film Review: Sean McNamara’s ‘The Miracle Season’ Is Heartfelt and Means Well

    Once in awhile, a film comes along that has so much heart and earnestness, you can overlook its faults and appreciate it simply for existing. This is true for Sean McNamara‘s latest film, “The Miracle Season.” The miracle season in question belongs to Iowa City West High School. In 2010, West High won their very first […] More

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    CHECK OUT: First Poster for Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy

    Louis C.K. returns to the director’s chair for his first feature film since 2001’s “Pootie Tang.” The Orchard released the first poster today for his new film, “I Love You, Daddy.” “I Love You, Daddy” tells the story of a successful television writer. He finds himself in an uncomfortable situation when his daughter falls in […] More

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    TV Review: FOX’s ‘Shots Fired’ a Relevant, Slightly Unrefined Drama About Race Relations

    FOX’s new show “Shots Fired” has been advertised as the network’s version of “American Crime” over on ABC. It comes at a prescient time, and follows a string of TV series and projects exploring race relations in America. Shows like “Black-ish,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Master of […] More

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    Emmy Circuit 2015: Comedy Best Actress

    Welcome back to Emmy Circuit 2015 and Happy Memorial Day!  In this series of articles, I discuss and prediction the 2015 Emmy race, noting the ever-changing landscape of these categories and tracking the ongoing buzz.  I’ve already handed out some predictions for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama […] More

  • Monsters University (**½)

    Not even the coldest of hearts can resist the affable charm of monster-duo Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Billy Crystal and John Goodman, respectively), but that doesn’t mean it’s fair for them to carry a threadbare, unoriginal narrative on their backs and expect Toy Story 2-levels of greatness to transpire. Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. prequel, […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actress

    Supporting Actress has proven to be one of the best categories recently for the Academy Awards. For every year there was a clear front runner (Spencer, Monique, Hudson), there was another year when we had no idea who was winning (Leo, Swinton, Weisz, Cruz). Although after a few award shows, it’s clear that this year’s […] More

  • SAG Nomination Analysis – What Does It All Mean?

    The SAG bells rang today but they rang for many surprising and jaw-dropping exclusions.  As going on record stating this is the most competitive Oscar race I’ve covered in years.  Not one category seems assured with their lineups and we got many curveballs thrown at us this morning. In Best Supporting Actress, Amy Adams was […] More

  • Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

    18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST PICTUREArgoBeasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedLes MiserablesLife of PiLincolnThe MasterMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty BEST ACTORBradley Cooper – Silver Linings PlaybookDaniel Day-Lewis – LincolnJohn Hawkes – The SessionsHugh Jackman […] More

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    Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

    With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category is competitive and with races like this, anything can happen.  Along with updating the official Oscar Predictions, I’ve updated the major precursors such as the Golden Globe Awards and […] More

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