TV Review: Young Justice Is No Justice League

DC Comics’ “Young Justice,” a two-year cartoon TV series loosely based on comics, is no “Justice League.” There, I said it. That’s probably the worst criticism I can level at the show, because despite plot holes you can fly a planet through and characters who pass around both the Idiot Ball and the Angst Ball…
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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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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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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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Review: Didn’t It Rain, Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie, known for portraying a talented, bitter physician on “House,” loves the blues, and despite being British, he’s released two blues albums — “Let Them Talk” and “Didn’t It Rain.” I’m a bit impulsive at times, so when I saw the name “Hugh Laurie” on a CD on the shelf (yes, I still buy…
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