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‘Mr. Robot’ has really grown on me

Mr. Robot is one of those shows that everybody’s talking about. It’s being praised by practically every TV critic in the land, has amassed a huge legion of fans, and seems to have tapped into both our love of technology and our paranoia about the huge corporations who run that technology. Everybody seems to love this show, so why did it take me so long to get into it?

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HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ enthralls with suspenseful subtlety

HBO might be better known for resurrected bastards and fire-breathing dragons these days, but The Night Of proves that the network can also deliver a well-crafted and suspenseful crime series. Those longing for the early days of True Detective (and not that horrendous excuse for a second season) will be delighted with this new Noir-esque crime drama.

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Everybody needs to stop complaining about Jon Snow spoilers

If you’ve been on Twitter and Facebook for even a couple weeks, you know that people post about movies and TV shows, and those posts sometimes include spoilers. If you truly believe that knowing what happens on a show will destroy your entire life, perhaps it’s best for you to avoid social media (and probably society in general) until you’ve seen the episode. And yes, this post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6.

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Key and Peele hit the big screen with hilarious results in ‘Keanu’

Whenever stars of TV sketch comedy transition to the big screen, the question on everyone’s mind is: will this just feel like a sketch stretched out to 90 minutes? Thankfully with Keanu, the answer is no. Yes, there are some lulls and a few jokes that don’t always land, but the impeccable chemistry between the two makes their dialogue exchanges absolutely hilarious. And did I mention that adorable kitten?

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Prince 1958-2016

Like with Michael Jackson and David Bowie, I couldn’t even conceive of a world where the was no Prince. He’s engrained in the cultural backbone of generations, and people like that never truly die. So today, I’m sitting at my computer listening to Purple Rain over and over again and remembering the legendary entertainer who will always be a part of our collective hearts.

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‘Inside Amy Schumer’ is back and sharper than ever in season 4

You’d be remiss to write off Inside Amy Schumer as “chick comedy” and discount how smart is it. While there are jokes about periods, bikini waxes, and other more female-slanting topics, this is one of the sharpest shows on Comedy Central—and this is a network that is home to my favorite show of all time, South Park. In the season 4 premiere, Amy Schumer brings her trademark sharp, edgy humor to topics like relationship politics, actual politics, and even the Broadway smash Hamilton, all with her witty and unique spin that we love so much.

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‘The Jungle Book’ a respectful reboot with modern-day flare

For me, when it comes to Disney classics, there are old-school movies like Snow White or Pinocchio, and there are ’90s hits like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Originally released in 1967, The Jungle Book falls into a sort of gray area between the two, so it seemed to most ripe for revival in the form of a CG-filled reboot. Thankfully, Jon Favreau’s take on The Jungle Book keeps all the spirit of a great Disney movie while letting the technology shine with superb CG.

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‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ a genuine delight

This week, the nostalgia gods at Netflix delivered Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which sees the titular hero befriending Joe Manganiello and going on a road trip. The movie’s funniest moments aren’t a snarky nod to dated nostalgia, they’re genuine and played with conviction, reminding us why we’ve loved Pee-wee Herman for three decades and counting.

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Will ‘The Revenant’ bring DiCaprio Oscar gold?

As far as I’m concerned, Leonardo DiCaprio should already have several Oscars on his shelf. ‘The Revenant’ could very well be the film that finally scores him some Oscar gold, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s his best film. Brutal and beautiful, this film has racked up lots of nominations from professional and critics groups already—and it deserves the accolades, but will this be the one that finally secures a DiCaprio win on Oscar night?

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Cliches cause pacing fumble for ‘Concussion’

‘Concussion’ has the potential to address a controversial issue, but rather than blowing the lid off the scandal surrounding NFL head injuries, this Will Smith starrer gets sidetracked by schmaltzy cliches.