Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 6:32pm
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A recent report from the Los Angeles Times found that in 2019, over 30 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were flown out to the set of the recent Netflix series “Emily in Paris.” One member likened the trip to that of a “king and queen,” complete with a private museum showing, amusement park rides and a two-night stay at a five-star hotel, The Peninsula Paris — all paid for courtesy of the show.

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 6:32pm
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In many ways, Superman is both the easiest and hardest hero to write. It’s easy because everyone knows how he is supposed to act: strong, charismatic, pure of heart — a person who embodies true American values. But this might be a double-edged sword: If Superman is inherently perfect, where is the room for growth? Without imperfections, it’s hard to see what kind of hero’s journey our character would undergo. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 2:37pm
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It’s no secret that FOX has been, for better or worse, one of the most influential producers of animated television. From “The Simpsons” to “American Dad!” to “Family Guy,” the studio has been carving the landscape of adult animation for generations.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 5:16pm
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“The Crew” has a simple enough premise. The comedy focuses on the struggles of a failing NASCAR team after their old boss quits and hands over the reins to his intelligent but abrasive daughter. Starring Kevin James (“The King of Queens”) as the typical male sitcom hero, this show plays on the tense dynamic between an old guard that misses the good ol’ days and new players who are trying to shake up the racing world. Despite being a fairly unique premise, it turns out that’s the most original aspect of the show.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:40pm
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Distrust of the American justice system is not uncommon today. This sentiment makes a lot of sense for the Black, Indigenous and people of color who are often the most mistreated by an institution supposedly meant to bring about justice.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 4:10pm
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It’s hard to think about the funeral industry. Even the term “industry” just sounds so wrong: the business of death.

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 7:03pm
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The film “The Silence of the Lambs,” based on the 1988 novel by Thomas Harris, was released three years after the book to record-shattering acclaim. It remains the only horror movie to ever win Best Picture at the Oscars, with Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter both widely considered among the greatest characters ever put on the big screen. So, whether overly optimistic or not, there are high expectations when it comes to its remakes and series adaptations. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 1:23pm
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“RESET: The Unauthorized Guide to Video Games” is a fascinating, extensive and extremely relevant look at video games — the games themselves and the broader American culture that envelops the industry. In true Vice fashion, the show is less of a mundane history lesson from a bored professor and more of a candid discussion between the host Thomas Dexter (“Lost Child: Sayon’s Journey”) and the real people who have lived through experiences in this world. The show also doesn’t shy away from talking about the uglier side of the culture, whether it is misogyny, racism or both.

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 4:36pm
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From the year 1950 to his death in 2000, Charles M.

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 2:58pm
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Alan Tudyk (“Harley Quinn”) looks like an alien. The way he contorts his face, the unmistakable coldness behind his eyes and, in the new Syfy pilot episode of “Resident Alien,” the lack of movement in his careful body all point to the same conclusion: It can’t just be an act.