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Reviews Millennium Mambo Review

Vicky (Qi Shu), the twenty-something at the center of Hou Hsaio-Hsien’s Millennium Mambo, is stuck in a rut. Long after dropping out of high school, and far from any reasonable, sustainable lifestyle (which would hypothetically include gainful employment, and hypothetically not filled with hard drugs and a controlling, abusive boyfriend), Vicky …

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After the oldest Johnson kid Zoey had an entire episode to herself, Junior gets his turn. Andre overhears in the morning carpool that Junior’s being bullied at school. Since Andre was bullied himself as a teenager, he figures out that he can help Junior defend himself.

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Screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) has been treading water in Hollywood for fifteen years, his laurels firmly resting on a single Oscar-winning script and little else. Now, short on salable ideas and with Southern California Edison breathing down his neck, Michaels agrees to take on a resident teaching position at …

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There was a time in my life when I thought funny rape jokes were impossible, but Abbi and Ilana have brilliantly proved me wrong with Broad City season 2 premiere “In Heat.” The episode starts out with a tricky subway sequence in which the girls have to get to the front of the train.


It’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and that means the Johnsons will take their annual ski trip. “Martin Luther Skiing Day” …get it? Andre forces his family into taking this rigorous trip when they’d all much rather spend their vacation relaxing at home or by the spa.

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The consensus seems to be that 2014 was a phenomenal year in television, giving audiences more quality and variety than ever before. In our Awards post, we counted down the most deserving shows and performances. In this post, we share observations about shows we saw this year, talk about some shows we didn’t get a chance to mention there, share discoveries from before 2014, and look forward to what’s awaiting us in 2015.

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A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved. Stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie. In theaters February 27, 2015.

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In general, comedies are low-risk, high-return commercial propositions. They’re made relatively cheaply, often with one or two mid-level (or lower) stars of the comedic variety. If they don’t hit, they quickly fade into obscurity, their losses, minimal in the grand scheme of Hollywood things, written off. If they hit, however, they’re money in the virtual bank for the studios financing them, making sequels, wanted or unwanted by …

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