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TV REVIEWS: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Arrested Development may have been kicked off the air in 2006 after three seasons because of low ratings, but its online resurrection via Netflix Sunday night may have given the streaming service its most-watched hit yet. Procera, a company that measures online usage, indicated that many ISPs were nearly overloaded by Arrested Development fans, 10 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FAST AND FURIOUS 6

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Unlike The Hangover Part III, the sixth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has attracted overwhelmingly positive reviews. Not that the critics are jumping up and down and whooping it up with excitement as some members of the audience will likely do over the Memorial Day weekend. Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HANGOVER PART III

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest Hangover movie is getting a jump on its primary rival — the latest Fast and Furious movie — at the Memorial Day weekend box office by opening tonight (Thursday). It may need it. Writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times: “As the expectant audience at the screening I attended waited for The […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics are writing at great length about how Star Trek Into Darkness is not the last generation’s Star Trek. The film, writes Claudia Puig in USA Today, “may not go boldly back to the archives, but it serves up an exhilarating spectacle.” Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News comments that “this go-all-out […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE GREAT GATSBY

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Throughout the week, reports spread that initial reviews of The Great Gatsby were far from great. One website, TheBusinessInsider.com, even headlined, “‘The Great Gatsby’ Could Be The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year.” But in fact, the movie is receiving quite a number of favorable reviews. Indeed, The New York Times‘s A.O. Scott remarks in the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: IRON MAN 3

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As superhero movies move from one sequel to another, they appear to grow “darker,” to use a description that pops up a lot in the current reviews of Iron Man 3, with Robert Downey Jr. again in the title role. Critics generally appear to applaud the darkness. Says Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times: […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: 42

April 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Older moviegoers often complain that they don’t make movies like they used to. But judging from the reviews of 42, a biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball, this is a movie made exactly the way they used to. Robinson’s image in the film, critics say, is virtually faultless. That’s OK […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE CROODS

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviews of DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods can be described as pretty good overall. But none of the critics are particularly thrilled with it, either. Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times devotes just four short paragraphs to the movie, remarking that “it’s colorful and has an appealing central character and — who knows? — might […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Olympus Has Fallen, the first of two thrillers about a terrorist takeover of the White House, is being taken out by critics the way the terrorists are taken out by Gerard Butler’s character in the movie. Robert Abele in the Los Angeles Times describes it as “a typical slab of Hollywood action in which the […]

MEDIA WRITERS SMASH NBC OVER SMASH DEBACLE

February 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

NBC executives who had stood by their expensive musical drama Smash despite plunging ratings last season and who insisted that it only needed some tweaking to make it a success were taking it on the chin from TV columnists Wednesday after the show’s two-hour season premiere tanked in the ratings. “Smash Ratings Smushed!” headlined Entertainment […]

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