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  • Film

    Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

    The flick focuses on interviews with two subjects: An operative of Israel’s Shin Bet security service and the son of a principal leader of Palestinian organization Hamas.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    You might want to just listen to the soon-to-be-released album instead.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    And the animation sucks, too!

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    The biggest complaints from fans? It's too short.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    This year's installment is packed with unique underground films, including plenty of horror and exploitation movies.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    Sin City Saints arrives later this year.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    The strain for respectability can be felt in virtually every moment of David Dobkin’s hokey dramedy.

  • television

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Never has the rush of a new sexual relationship been such an oppressive bummer.

  • television

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    An endearing cross between Gilmore Girls and Devious Maids, the CW show is better than anything else the networks have offered up this fall.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    And this is supposed to launch a franchise? Good luck, guys.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Based on a great children's book—and that's about it.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Viva Nash-Vegas: An estimated 20,000 people flocked to the MGM Resorts Village for the three-day music fest.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    It contains some fantastic performances to boot.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    Stop with The Conjuring. Trust us.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    With an inherently short shelf life (each episode is named for a letter of the alphabet, implying a maximum of 26 episodes), there’s little room for surprises or originality.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    For comic book fans tired of TV superheroes who are barely super, this may be just what they’re looking for.

  • Music

    Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    The biggest musical makeover came in an ill-advised cabaret-jazz version of “Hot N Cold.”

  • television

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    Let's put it this way: It makes Scandal look tame.

  • television

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    And Jeffrey Tambor steals the show (big surprise!).

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    The film further prooves that Laika is the Pixar of stop-motion animation.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    The movie, starring Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith, fails to make either mode entirely convincing.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    It's an incredibly awkward mix of horror and comedy.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Can we all just admit that YA-based entertainment is really getting old?

  • television

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    "It’s more engaged with meaningful issues than the other “modern” sitcom that airs right before it."

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    The Liam Neeson film is quiet, unpretentious and ultimately pretty effective.

  • television

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Do we really need a Batman-focused police procedural?

  • Film

    Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

    Looking for some more cute dolphin antics? It delivers.

  • television

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The dialogue is self-consciously quirky, except when it’s manipulatively sentimental.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The final installment fulfills its function of flattering the worldview of Rand’s fans and followers, while completely failing as a piece of narrative cinema.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Something is obviously not right at Beckett Warner's new school.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Elvis has truly left the building.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    This Elmore Leonard adaption does a better job of translating his work than plenty of other movies have.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Strip headliner Gregory Popovich and his menagerie of pet performers play fictionalized versions of themselves.

  • Music

    Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

    There were loud sing-alongs and vigorous mosh pits throughout the night, but it was all still fueled by nostalgia.

  • television

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    Here are 10 shows with some amount of promise, plus two old ones to keep watching.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Unlike its subject, who performed feats that people remembered their whole lives, the History Channel program is entirely forgettable.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    The Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz directed flick is a ramshackle travelogue about two senior citizens taking a vacation to Iceland.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    A stoner comedy is the last thing you would expect from the creator of Mad Men.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Brosnan isn't James Bond, but the comparisons are unavoidable.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    Comas. Check. Flashbacks. Check. Cheesiness. Check.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    The man who gave us Twelve Monkeys now gives us ... this.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    Too many one-dimensional characters. Not good.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    The talent is there, but not the laughs.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    It's still a great book, though.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    We're beginning to sense a trend with Allen's recent 'comedies.'

  • Film

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

    It's on Cinemax, but it belongs on HBO.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

    For a superstorm, this tornado underwhelms.

  • Film

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

    Mike Cahill's second effort is plagued with hollow solemnity.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    There’s still room for improvement at next year’s event, but for the first time, it’ll have an established high standard to live up to.