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V.28 No.3 | 1/17/2019
Replicas

Film Review

Replicas

Keanu Reeves goes old school in retrograde sci-fi thriller

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Replicas feels more like a Syfy Channel “mockbuster” parody of a sci-fi film than an actual sci-fi film. The effects grow increasingly junky, and the whole thing devolves into a poorly staged string of chases scenes involving lots of interchangeable guys in black suits with guns.

Reel World

Reel World

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Native Rock

This week, see Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and a new local shorts showcase.

Black Monday trailer

Idiot Box

Coke and a Smile?

“Black Monday” on Showtime

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“Black Monday” takes viewers back to Oct. 19, 1987, when the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history wiped out economies across the globe.

A Discovery of Witches trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

V.28 No.2 | 1/10/2019
On the Basis of Sex

Film Review

On the Basis of Sex

Courtroom drama lauds its subject for her role in the fight for equality

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Anyone inclined to go see a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first place is going to be perfectly happy with On the Basis of Sex and its infectious optimism.

Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs

Reel World

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Atomic Monsters

This week we've got Super 8 Movie Night in the Nuclear Living Room and free screenings of Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs and Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Deadly Class trailer

Idiot Box

Killing Time

“Deadly Class” on Syfy

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Though it lacks the gonzo, over-the-top, hyperviolent stylings of Syfy’s other Image comic series, “Deadly Class” packs enough blood-soaked action to keep audiences interested.

True Detective Season 3 trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

V.28 No.1 | 1/3/2019
The man, the myth, the Dick.

Film Review

Vice

Satirical biopic plays (dirty) politics

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If you're inclined to laugh at the real-life hijinks of our country's various psychopathic politicos, then Vice just might get your vote.

KiMo

Reel World

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Theatre Tour

Have a free, docent-led guided tour of the KiMo, retro-view "Breaking Bad," see Skyscraper and two back-to-back episodes of the local PBS documentary series "¡COLORES!"

Idiot Box

Warner Warning

Media giant goes streaming

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Hollywood continues to balkanize streaming, this time with WarnerMedia, whose new subscription-based service offers you exclusive access to ... hmm.

Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

V.27 No.51 | 12/20/2018
Aquaman

Film Review

Aquaman

Bright direction and epic action keeps watery superhero afloat

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Aquaman is a breezy blend of mythology and sci-fi, delivered to audiences with a winking sense of humor.

Reel World

Reel World

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The Worst Films of 2018

We love you, Hollywood, but sometimes you can be so cruel. Here are the top 10 transgressions Hollywood made in the name of cinema in 2018.

Homecoming trailer

Idiot Box

Dialed In

The Best TV of 2018

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What was the best TV of 2018? Among 400 channels, several thousand websites and a whole bunch of digital streaming services, here are a few that stood out.

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