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20th Anniversary of The X-Files Celebration: More Best Of Lists

20th anniversaries only come around once and I’m making a big fuss for one of my favorite shows, The X-Files–IMHO, one of the best TV shows ever. So in the spirit of tradition, here are some of my votes for … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Light on the Darkness but Still a Fun Ride

The multi-hyphenate JJ Abrams, writer-director-producer-ADHD wunderkind, pulled off quite the coup 4 years ago when he skillfully revived a beloved franchise even ardent fans thought was toe up. Abrams admitted he’d never seen the show, yet he managed to capture … Continue reading

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Iron Man 3: The Curse of the Threequel

When you make a film as close to perfection as Iron Man, of course it’s going to be hard to keep up the quality for the sequel and the next sequel and maybe the other sequel and the prequel. The … Continue reading

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Spielberg’s Lincoln: Brilliant, Yes, but a Little Shaky on the Dismount

It’s easy to take Steven Spielberg’s mad directing skills for granted. A biopic about a larger-then-life character doing great things for humanity? For Spielberg, it’s like falling off a log. But darned if Lincoln, sure-fire hit though it is, isn’t … Continue reading

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The Life of Pi: Allegory in 3D

Yann Martel’s book club darling Life of Pi was long considered unfilmable because of the esoteric nature of the storytelling–and the starring role of a big tiger. But Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee not only took on the challenge, he did … Continue reading

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Copper on the BBC America

Kevin “Corky” Corcoran is a hard-case detective in New York’s Five Points neighborhood circa post-Civil War. He gives an egg to a starving child and doesn’t require pleasuring in return, so we know he’s a good hard-case detective. And, like … Continue reading

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Closing The Closer: Now That’s What I Call a Finale

Remember back in the day when Brenda Leigh Johnson first arrived at the LAPD? The pretty, dainty Southern belle was put in charge of alternately crusty, macho, and skeptical officers whom she would have to supervise. And, she was put … Continue reading

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