Daredevil’s Season 2 Isn’t As Good As Season 1. It’s Better.

I hesitated a little bit when the second season of Daredevil was released on Friday, thinking it had to be worse than the first season. Some of the people involved behind the scenes have changed, after all, and there was no possible way they could continue zigging when every other show around them zagged, was…
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Reel Bad: Movies For The Strong Of Stomach

Some movies are good. The best of them become legends, cult favorites or classics, and they have enough fans that people still talk about them decades later: “The Godfather,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Princess Bride,” “Casablanca.” Some movies are terrible. The worst of these also become legends, cult favorites or classics, and if…
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Review: Jurassic World Hit Me Right In The Nostalgia

Nothing could have matched the original Jurassic Park, but Jurassic World danced so well along the line between charming nostalgia and modern adventure flick that nobody should really care. The movie was absolutely successful in capturing the feel of the original Jurassic Park, which all of its other sequels utterly failed to do, and made…
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Yes, I Am An Evil Supervillain, Thank You

I’m Lex Luthor and Emperor Palpatine and Magneto and The Penguin. Best-case scenario, maybe I get to be antihero Beatrix Kiddo on her roaring rampage of revenge in Kill Bill. But that’s on a good day. Why am I turning into a supervillain? Well, if you believe the Myers-Briggs personality tests, I have an ENTJ…
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Music Review: Charli XCX’s “Sucker” Is Rude, Crude, But Pretty Good

I wouldn’t want kids to listen to Charli XCX’s most recent album, “Sucker,” but if you don’t mind an F-bomb here or there, it’s great stuff–punk-flavored, hard-edged pop with retro-80s styling. Madonna might have sounded like this, if she was starting her career now and if she were starting with as much musical talent as…
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