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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Slacker comedy 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' is amusing

Comedy Central

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

“Big Time in Hollywood, FL” finds itself within the well-known territory of Comedy Central slacker comedies with the likes of “Broad City” and “Workaholics,” but it has yet to reach the comedic heights its predecessors have displayed over the years.

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Podcasts and the art of listening

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

There was a time before Spotify and playlists of playlists, when people driving to work or ensconced in a sofa listened to the radio, which meant they had to shut up and listen.

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'DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition' revels in its ludicrousness

Capcom

BY JACOB RICH

Make no mistake; “DmC” is as ‘video game’ as video games get. In this world, it’s as if the rules of ’80s gaming never died— you kill stuff to try to get the highest score possible. There are no lofty promises of unique storytelling experiences or grand artistic value; this game is confident in being pure, unadulterated arcade fun.

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Alec Stern: From 'Boyhood' to 'CSI: Cyber'

BY ALEC STERN

Let’s just say a lot can change in a year.

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'Girls' finale a fitting end to perfectly imperfect season

HBO

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

Hannah’s final words of the episode seem to be coming not from a character but Dunham herself, a nod to all the young 20-somethings who are watching, desperately trying to glean whatever useful worldly wisdom they possibly can: “Life, man. I can’t guarantee perfection, but I can guarantee intrigue.”

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Episode Review: 'Walking Dead' characters confront false hope

AMC

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

After presenting the idyllic life and promise that Alexandria offered over the last two episodes, “The Walking Dead” reveals in the episode “Spend” the degree of incompetence and neglect beyond the well-kept community’s facade.

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'One Big Happy' is one big downer

NBC

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

“One Big Happy” is full of strained one-liners about lesbians, stereotypes about straight guys and more off-color boob jokes than the 2013 Oscars.

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