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Netflix Picks: December 2016

BEST BET – FILM Blue Jay – 12/6 I thought this had already made its way to Netflix, but if you haven’t seen this powerful two-hander yet, get on it as soon as it makes it to the servers. Mark … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Havana Wild Weekend” (B+) Another solid travel episode, though it gets way too real in its opening minutes. Grampa heads to the VA hospital since the nursing home can’t help him. Lisa asks, “Aren’t those … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: October 2016

BEST BET – FILM Mascots (2016) – 10/13 A new film from Christopher Guest is cause for celebration. Director of the most consistently, uproariously funny films in modern history, his mockumentaries are always side-splitting and endlessly rewatchable. BEST BET – … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) House of Cards (Netflix) Mr. Robot (USA) Should win: The Americans Could win: Mr. Robot Will win: Game of Thrones Should have … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should and will win: Veep Could win: Black-ish Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine COMEDY ACTOR Anthony Anderson, … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: August 2015

BEST BET – FILM Sleepy Hollow (1999) – 8/1 Rarely has material and director been so suited as Tim Burton and Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Yet, Burton throws any attempt at fidelity right out the window in … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: July 2016

BEST BET – FILM The Big Short (2015) – 7/6 The Armor of Light (2015) – 7/7 You want to get angry? These films will get you angry. The former is the Oscar-winning story of how the banks bet on … Continue reading

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Emmy Voters, Don’t Forget About These Great Potential Nominees

With more shows and eligible nominees than ever before, a comprehensive Emmy guide like I’ve done in the past would take weeks to assemble. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, I’ve opted to highlight the folks who may get … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 June 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “To Build a Better Beta” (B+) Is it possible to feel bad for Erlich Bachmann? Maybe not, but it will be interesting to see how the show keeps him involved going forward, considering he had … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: June 2016

BEST BET – FILM Spotlight (2015) – 6/22 This year’s Best Picture winner is a knockout, with a stellar cast that, for most of its runtime, steers away from grandstanding and focuses on the victims of this unspeakable tragedy and … Continue reading

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