Category: Verdict: 1.5

Though some parts are effective, major conceptual problems make the piece impossible to recommend.

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The Playboy Club 1.01: Pilot

In response to the success of AMC’s Mad Men, the major networks have chosen to assault us this year with a slew of sixties period pieces, each dealing

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The Raid: Redemption (2012)

With The Raid: Redemption (also known as just The Raid or Serbuan Maut), writer-director Gareth Evans has distilled the action thriller to its bare…

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Transporter 3 (2008)

After the stupid yet charming The Transporter (2002) and the misguided The Transporter 2 (2005) comes Transporter 3, which presumably dropped the definite article…

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Tusk (2014)

What with filmmakers catering more and more to the geek community by way of post-credit Easter eggs, obscure continuity nods, and incessant pop culture…

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V 1.05: Welcome to the War

Anna: “You’ll get your army.” Back in high school, I had this misunderstood friend (let’s call her Sally) who wasn’t the most popular girl…

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V 2.04: Unholy Alliance

Wow, they’re really going all the way with that Space Antichrist thing, aren’t they? This week, Anna visits the Vatican to manipulate the Catholic Church, a plot point that might have resonated more

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

X-Men: The Last Stand is like a teenager from MTV’s Laguna Beach. It’s pretty but too shallow to be involving; it talks too much,…

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