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It takes too much time ramping up, wastes resources on unnecessary subplots and lacks the visual appeal of the characters’ previous Netflix outings.

Marvel’s ‘Defenders’ lose the fight against poor storytelling

August 17th, 2017

It takes too much time ramping up, wastes resources on unnecessary subplots and lacks the visual appeal of the characters’ previous Netflix outings.

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    The heist comedy, which recalls the Ocean’s trilogy, is the inversion of the slick, high-end robberies of those star-studded studio features.

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    While the case mostly proceeds along a straight line, writer/director Taylor Sheridan fills out the story with rich details of life on the reservation.

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    The subject is the step-dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, an inner-city charter school dedicated to sending every one of its ...

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    Held in a bunker, James has been socialized entirely by watching episodes of a surreal kid-oriented sci-fi show.

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    Adapted from former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, the film focuses on the turbulent relationship between Jeannette and her father.

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    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

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    The bomb ended up killing eight bystanders but no high-ranking Nazi officials, as Hitler had left the building 13 minutes earlier.

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    Much of the movie is just marking time until evil forces show up to wreak havoc.

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    The show has almost nothing in common with its source material, either Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 movie or the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel on which it ...

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    Although Jake is a major character in King’s books, his more prominent role here makes the movie come off like an opportunistic C-level YA adaptation ...

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    Halle Berry strains to carry the movie, not quite selling Karla’s anguish via the TV-movie-level dialogue.

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    The third collaboration between Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal is less focused and powerful than The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

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    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

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    Emboldened by her newfound passion, Katherine Lester openly flaunts her adultery, and then events take a darker turn.

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    It’s a bit like pressing the elevator button again in the hope that doing so will somehow speed things along.

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    Recalling Woody Allen’s better movies of the 1990s, it stars Jenny Slate as a fledgling music journalist who hasn’t quite figured out how to be ...

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    Let's all take a moment to recognize that the mayor of Las Vegas is being played by Cheryl Ladd.

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    Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

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    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass are two of the most prolific creators right now, and they’re behind this new HBO series.

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    Daytime dim sum, family dinner or late night noodle fix, Ping Pang Pong continues to be a true Vegas food institution

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    August 11 will mark the first time the Las Vegas-based tribute artist has performed at the iconic International Theater.

  • Intersection

    Enthusiasm for the HBO show is high, and Disney/Lucasfilm just announced plans to create an immersive Star Wars-themed resort in Orlando.

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    This is the local charity event that's known as an automatic good time, but the cause behind the party is just as important as it's ...

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    The Front Yard is bringing more food, drinks and music to the off-Strip favorite.

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    The crispy chicken tamale is the perfect flavor contrast for tres leches pancakes.

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    The pop music titan plays T-Mobile Arena on August 11.

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    Dig if you will the picture, of you and I engaged in a fish.

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    “The twinge of ‘Go back to Mexico’—of racism and bigotry—has never been higher at any point in my career, and Donald Trump is directly responsible ...

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    “When you’re drawing the president or anybody, the more attractive they are, the more difficult they are to draw.”

  • Intersection

    For starters, Nevada is the only state in the country where you can legally bet on the Olympics.

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    “This show allows me to go deeper as an actor and to sing like a pop star or rock star, to really go for it ...

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    Also: I Prevail, Freddie Jackson and Molotov

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    It’s still dark and sleek, but now there’s a secret steampunk society vibe.

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    Folks packed the place for Avi Buffalo, an LA-based singer-songwriter on Sub Pop Records.

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    Chada Street, Cleo, Mint and more

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    The band will play its first show in five years August 11 at Vinyl.

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    Back in Scotland, she competed in triathlons, swimming in an icy “man-made loch” until her face became rubber.

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    During its 24-year touring history, GBV has played Las Vegas just once, at a one-off festival seven years ago.

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    The creator of Trapsoul and True to Self hits the Hard Rock Hotel on August 12.