entertainment


V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Have a Nice Day

Film Review

Have a Nice Day

Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter

Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.
Reel World

Reel World

Better Than the Book?

See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.
Stargate Origins trailer

Idiot Box

Rah, Rah, Ra

“Stargate Origins” on StargateCommand.com

The entertainment industry is in the midst of a Balkanization process the likes of which we’ve never seen. The latest iteration: a streaming service for one TV show.
Zombies trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Review

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.

Reel World

Cinematic Experience

See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.

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Winners and Losers

Super Bowl LII Ads

The tone of this year’s Super Bowl ads was either straight-up jokes or tear-jerking emotion, and here's the best and worst.
Very, Very Valentine trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018
Puppy Bowl preview

Idiot Box

Patriots vs. Pups

“The Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet

This year on Super Bowl Sunday, Animal Planet will be offering up puppy programming from 4am until midnight, making the NFL’s hype seem positively quaint by comparison.
Altered Carbon trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
In the Fade

Film Review

In the Fade

Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society

There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.
Reel World

Reel World

Ultima Encore

Bless Me, Ultima takes Red Sky At Morning's spot at NHCC’s BoA Theatre. Learn about the state's film incentives and George & Michael Kuchar.

Idiot Box

TV News

Updates from Around the Dial

New shows are coming from Netflix, Amazon and FOX.
Dirty Money trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
12 Strong

Film Review

12 Strong

Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on

Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.