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2017
Feb
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When the series Chewing Gum popped up in my Netflix queue, I wasn’t ready to meet the show. Writer/actor Michaela Coel’s large eyes full of hope were stubbornly trying to make an introduction...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 
At its very best, 24 rocked around its clock and remains Fox’s lone Emmy winner in the Best Drama Series category. That was for Season 5 back in 2006, when the show also logged its best Nielsen ratings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 
I haven’t seen a preview of this show – but since Fox is the official network showing the Super Bowl this year, I’m very curious about how this special intends to handle the most infamous Super Bowl halftime show of all. Well, maybe “handle” is the wrong word. But will this Fox special be sufficiently fair and balanced to recount the furor surrounding Janet Jackson’s unexpected unveiling at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004? Or, since CBS got in so much trouble for b
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 
This 2016 prequel to the Snow White story told in 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman reunites Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as Ravenna, but adds other powerful actresses and characters to the mix: Jessica Chastain as Sara and Emily Blunt as Queen Freya. Still, it’s the astonishing visuals of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who did both the Huntsman movies as well as 2002’s scary and creepy The Ring, that rally make this particular fairy-tale world worth re
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 
Tonight’s new show features a Trainspotting reunion, just in time for the sequel's release. Guests include director Danny Boyle and star Ewan McGregor – and they’ll talk  about why they didn’t talk, at least to each other, for about a decade.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Tonight’s guest star is Kristen Stewart (who, coincidentally, starred as Snow White in the first Huntsman movie). Musical guest: Alessia Cara.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 
George Romero’s 1968 zombie movie was filmed in Western Pennsylvania with a total budget of $114,000. Yet look at it now, nearly 50 years later, and it’s impossible to overstate its influence on the horror genre in general, the zombie genre in particular – and The Walking Dead in almost plagiaristic homage.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: It seems weird to say this, without any irony, but Santa Clarita Diet, which is unveiled today with its entire 10-episode first season available on Netflix, establishes itself instantly as one of the three best zombie shows on television right now. Or, to be even more specific, one of the two best zombie comedies. The zombie drama that’s part of the big three best undead series, is, of course, The Walking Dead. The other entertaining show, a zombie comedy-drama, is CW&rsqu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
This 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller is one of his true classics. Watch the movie, then read, or watch, Hitchcock/Truffaut, for a wonderful dissection of the film’s key set pieces. The book Hitchcock/Truffaut, in which Hitchcock was interviewed in depth about each of his movies by fellow filmmaker and former film critic Francois Truffaut, came out in 1966, and made me want to become a critic. The movie version of Hitchcock/Truffaut came out in 2015, and is so good, I can’t get it out
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
SEASON FINALE: It’s the Season 2 finale of this wonderfully weird series, which already has been renewed for a Season 3, and has Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) in a wedding dress. So expect drama and trauma, no matter what happens.