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Netflix vs. Premium Cable: Who Will Win At The Emmy Awards?

With 14 Emmy nominations, the once little mail order provider turned online streaming network, Netflix, has officially made it to the big leagues. Its original productions of “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” are up against top cable shows including “Game of Thrones” and “The Newsroom” from HBO and “House of Lies” from Showtime.

08/22/2013

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Comedy Giants Contend For Emmys: Which Actors Will Bring Home The Win?

The comedy categories in this year’s prime time Emmy Awards are packed with major talent. From Lena Dunham to Bob Newhart, there are major stars vying for the top honors this year. Check out who might take home the Emmy – do you agree?

08/22/2013

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 4: ‘Augustine’

Augustine is the second movie in the past three years to deal with the long-discredited disease referred to as “female hysteria” – used as the go-to diagnosis for many mental and physical health problems suffered by women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

04/14/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘Mansome’ More Irksome Than Comely

Well now someone’s gone and done it. They’ve made a documentary about the scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin when Steve Carrell gets the hair yanked out of his chest to the accompanying screams of, “YeeeeAAAAAHHHHHH, Kelly Clarkson!”

05/18/2012

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Movie Blog: ‘Apes’ Human After All, Men Interchangeable

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is relentlessly ridiculous to the point where you wonder if apes were behind the camera in addition to being in front of it, but the movie is never less than totally entertaining summer escapism.

08/05/2011

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Movie Blog: Permanent Arrested Development

Pointing out the disparity between a finely crafted drama which excels in every conceivable level one could expect from great movies and two formulaic summertime cash-grabs bereft of originality, nuance and (more to the point) entertainment value is probably unfair. So be it.

07/08/2011