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  • Film

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    The film festival also has editions around the globe, from London and Liverpool and Tokyo and LA.

  • Film

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Who doesn’t want to hear Arnie scream “It’s not a tumor!” again?

  • Film

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The main characters head off to a dinner date without any idea of the insanity to come.

  • Film

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    The flick often feels like a glorified piece of fan fiction, playing around in the margins of a great movie.

  • Film

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    XXL has about as much dramatic complexity as Thunder From Down Under, turning Magic Mike into a franchise that shamelessly caters to fans who crave only a parade of beefcake.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    The country star opens her second album with a double entendre-filled ode to smoking pot.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    It’s a humblebrag of a movie.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Beyond Snakes on a Plane.

  • television

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Cheesy animal attacks and a tiresome conspiracy storyline.

  • television

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Scream is a generic thriller with more pretty faces than creative ideas.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Cosplay version of Family Feud, a make-shift alter for weddings and Ninjabot!

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Corner Stone, Left Standing, Happy Campers and others play Fremont Country Club.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    True Detective's second season, Ballers and The Brink all debut Sunday night.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Think Adventures in Babysitting meets Boyz N the Hood.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    It's a huge hit in the U.K., and PBS is hoping for the same in America.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    It’s a bit like prom, Lollapalooza and Black Friday all rolled into one.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    It doesn't help that special effects that were groundbreaking in 1993 are now commonplace.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    The film does little to indicate why Yves Saint Laurent was such an artistic genius.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Don't worry, this dramedy about an aimless retiree doesn’t spend time wallowing in misery.

  • television

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    For all its flash, it’s missing an essential ingredient—magic.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    McCarthy delivers the laughs, with Jason Statham mocking his own tough-guy image to hilarious effect.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Wilson was and is a musical genius and a fragile man, and Love & Mercy presents both of those sides as real and human.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Is anyone still waiting for the Wachowskis to retake their “visionaries” label?

  • Film

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    There’s a charming movie somewhere there, but it’s buried deep under this wreck of conflicting tones and storylines.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    California is nearly destroyed by earthquakes, but the human spirit always prevails in the cheesiest way possible.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The band has definitely risen again with its first album in 18 years.

  • television

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Like Netflix, NBC is making all 13 episodes of the show available online after the premiere.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    It's a huge hit in its native Sweden, but comedy often has trouble translating.

  • Film

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    The brisk pacing is the sole improvement over the meandering, overlong original.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Nicole Kidman stars as the titular American actress-turned-princess in the flick, which airs on Lifetime this week.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Remember The Fly?

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The flick is more interested in telling the audience about the importance of fun than in actually having any.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Focusing on a divorce, the entire movie takes place in an Israeli courtroom and the waiting area just outside.

  • Music

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    A weird night: More costume changes than Lady Gaga, video interludes and an audience ready for some polka.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Most of the Western, available on Video on Demand this weekend, is a quiet, discursive journey with flashes of dry humor.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    All the creepy set pieces and engaging performances are no match for the increasingly absurd exposition.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The freshness of the original has been replaced by a dutiful retread. And "Cups" will again be in your head for weeks.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The latest installment is a marvel of action choreography, even if the crashes and explosions get a little repetitive after a while.

  • Music

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Sepultura, Deftones and—of course—Metallica bring the rock to the festival's rock weekend.

  • television

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    The new Netflix show combines a superficially progressive premise with some creaky sitcom construction.

  • Film

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    It’s like a cross between “Weird Al” Yankovic’s UHF and a Lifetime movie.

  • Screen

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    This is a different kind of zombie film ... one with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Screen

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    It's never a good sign when the funniest parts of a comedy

  • Film

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Thorough, sympathetic and often heartbreaking.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Brave new meats and weird mashups steal the snack show at CinemaCon.

  • Film

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    The latest Avengers film can be a little unwieldy, but when it works, it works really well.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Plenty of cosplay at Wizard World Las Vegas

  • Music

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    He seemed happy to let the music speak for itself, and for those audience members who were willing to listen, it spoke loud and clear.

  • Film

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    A bank-robbing Zach Galifianakis, superheroes galore and the return of that swearing teddy bear.

  • Film

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    The plot is dull and predictable, especially in its turgid second half.