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‘Kill Your Darlings’ beautifully portrays story of Beat Generation

‘Kill Your Darlings’ beautifully portrays story of Beat Generation

October 16, 2013
Filed under ARTS

  It’s 1944 and things are changing in New York City. A group of young men are tearing down the normal conventions of poetry, forming what they call the Beat Generation and they are starting to take the city by storm. “Kill Your Darlings,” the first feature film from director Joh... Read more »

‘Welcome to the Family’ disappoints on NBC’s new comedy lineup

‘Welcome to the Family’ disappoints on NBC’s new comedy lineup

October 3, 2013
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  If you’ve seen a city bus in the past two weeks, then you’re bound to have noticed an advertisement for NBC’s “New Family of Comedies.” One of these is Mike Sikowitz’s “Welcome to the Family,” a show that revolves around a Caucasian family and a Latino family learning to get... Read more »

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

September 20, 2013
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Six dramas enter, one remains. Which show will take home the top prize? For starters, the common consensus has been that the second season of “Homeland” wasn’t as good as the first, so its chances of winning aren’t great. The same goes for “Mad Men,” which hit a bit of a rough patch after earnin... Read more »

‘Place Beyond the Pines’ promises perfect plot, performance

‘Place Beyond the Pines’ promises perfect plot, performance

March 28, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

  Derek Cianfrance first wowed audiences at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with the critically acclaimed “Blue Valentine.” This year, the director returns to the big screen with “The Place Beyond the Pines,” a film about consequences and how the results of our actions can often affect fut... Read more »

‘Parks and Recreation’

‘Parks and Recreation’

March 14, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Exclude From Homepage List

“Parks and Recreation” is just about as sincere as any show on television. Co-creators Greg Daniels and Mike Schur have clearly been working to make it as genuine as possible. Of course, this is accomplished in part through the show’s colorful collection of characters, each of whom has been crafted with so much heart. It is difficul... Read more »

‘Community’ cast discusses fourth season secrets

‘Community’ cast discusses fourth season secrets

March 5, 2013
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  Few shows face as much adversity as “Community” has in the leadup to its fourth season. Previous showrunner Dan Harmon was fired, Chevy Chase created several problems on set and a prolonged hiatus kept the show away from its dedicated fans. Despite these complications, the show has... Read more »

Amy Poehler promises heart, surprises in future ‘Parks’ episodes

Amy Poehler promises heart, surprises in future ‘Parks’ episodes

February 28, 2013
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  As one of the brightest and funniest shows on television, “Parks and Recreation” is at the top of its game. Last week saw a spectacular episode in which Leslie and Ben’s relationship reached a climax with their dream wedding. Show star Amy Poehler said, “It’s chemistry, baby.... Read more »

‘SNL’ requires better selection for hosts

‘SNL’ requires better selection for hosts

February 18, 2013
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On Saturday, Christoph Waltz hosted what was probably the best episode of “Saturday Night Live” in quite some time. Waltz was sharp and quick on his feet, working with some decent sketches — including the Tarantino lampoon, “Djesus Uncrossed” and the “What Have You Become Game Show... Read more »

Don’t say no to Oscar-nominated Chilean film

Don’t say no to Oscar-nominated Chilean film

February 15, 2013
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General Augusto Pinochet ruled over Chile for 15 years. In 1988, a referendum was called on his presidency, upsetting the country’s political balance by creating two opposing sides. Those who remained loyal to Pinochet would be voting “si” in the upcoming election, while those who opposed hi... Read more »

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