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Category Archive: What to Watch

Films On HBO: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (2015)

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) feels like the mildly cynical indie alternative to the already indie-feeling The Fault in Our Stars (2014), a film which, if you remember I loved,… Continue reading

Starz’s “The Girlfriend Experience” is … an Experience

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Disturbing but sexy. Intriguing but horrifying. Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience is a lot of things. Better and more insightful critics might tell you that The Girlfriend Experience is a cutting edge drama about a… Continue reading

Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and Characters with Psychology (a.k.a., people)

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Jessica Jones is not an invulnerable show, though it does have a super-powered capacity for awesomeness. It is incredibly, unnaturally strong in a lot of ways, but it still gets a cut above… Continue reading

Netflix Review: “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

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It takes a lot for me to be surprised by the way a movie is made. I’m not talking about jump-scares or even the horror genre; I’m talking about the process of filmmaking and… Continue reading

Game of Thrones S5:E1 Review: “The Wars to Come”

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GoT season 4 brought us to a wonderful finish with the battle at Castle Black followed by Tyrion’s titillating escape. What at the time felt like a very satisfying double homicide has now… Continue reading

Netflix: “One Day” Review

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Messing with time is a funky thing. The Doctor would have us believe it’s all wibbly wobbly and very dangerous, yet storytellers have been playing with it for as long as stories have… Continue reading

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: SUSPECTED FLOPS

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This is the list of the new fall primetime shows that didn’t quite make the must see list and that I expect we won’t see around for very long.   ABC Forever (Tuesdays… Continue reading

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: MUST WATCH ON FOX, The CW, & CBS

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The second look at this season’s must see new shows featuring FOX, The CW, and CBS. FOX Mulaney (Sundays 9:30/8:30c) Premise: The show follows John in his day-to-day life as he interacts with his… Continue reading

FALL TV PREVIEW 2014: MUST WATCH ON ABC & NBC

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The 2014 fall primetime season is right around the corner. I know that there seems to be a lot of new shows out there. I am here to help you sort through the… Continue reading

Best of Netflix: “Mud” (2012)

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Some of the best films out there are the ones you just can’t watch casually. They are almost a task to watch because of their gravity, and when you reach the end, they weigh heavily… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “How to Be a Man”

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What is the most important thing a father can teach his son? How to be a man. Mark McCarthy (Gavin McInnes), a former comedian, has just discovered that he is dying. Not wanting… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About That Scene from “Game of Thrones”

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SPOILERS Last year I went through great efforts to do the weekly episode recaps for Game of Thrones. This season I have to struggle with a stolen borrowed HBO Go account just to keep up with… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Mean Girls”

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Are you a lady between the ages of 19 and 31? Chances are, you love Mean Girls. Sixteen-year-old Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) has just started public school for the first time and wants… Continue reading

Psych: A Retrospective (10 Reasons to Watch)

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Psych had its final show last week. After 8 seasons, 119 episodes, 1 musical, and a ton of laughs… Psych has ended. Psych is an hour long comedy about Shawn a fake psychic detective,… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Guild”

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What happens when your gaming life meets your real life? Watch The Guild. Codex (Felicia Day), the online gaming persona of Cyd Sherman, has come to the realization that her offline life, better… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (2012)

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How much of a story can you tell, when there isn’t much to tell? Enough. Max Youngman (Keith Poulson) is an awkward man. Over the course of his life, he aloofly stumbles in… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Watch: “Breaking Bad”

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The final eight episodes of this beloved series were recently released onto Netflix, and if for some reason you haven’t watched them yet, I’m here to set you straight. Note: this list is… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Boondocks”

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“Excuse me! Everyone, I have a brief announcement to make…” “Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11.” Welcome to Woodcrest, a white-washed town with few… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Iron Sky”

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If you don’t learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it. In 2018, the President of the United States decides to begin sending new missions to the moon, in order to help… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Giant Mechanical Man”

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How do you create a painting? One brushstroke at a time. After losing her job and getting evicted from her apartment, Janice (Jenna Fischer), a young 30-something having difficulty navigating the waters of… Continue reading

10 Reasons To Watch: “Hannibal”

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NBC’s Hannibal slipped by most of us unnoticed, judging by its ratings at least. That’s a shame because it might just be the most intriguing network drama since ABC’s Lost. The entire first season is now… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Puffy Chair”

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“All this Duplass ever wanted was his chair back. It really tied the room together.” Josh (Mark Duplass) has found the perfect birthday gift for his father. It’s a comfy, purple recliner; just… Continue reading

Be Mine: What to Watch this Valentine’s Day on Netflix

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Is your Valentine’s Day 2014 looking more like Doomsday 2014? Did you wait ’til the last minute to make a reservation at her favorite restaurant to find there aren’t any left? Or did… Continue reading

Netflix is My Valentine: 10 Movies to Watch if You’re Single on V-Day

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For some people, being single and loving it is pretty easy on 364 days of the year, but once mid-Feb rolls around and it starts raining rose petals and chocolates and everything is… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Untouchables”

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Welcome everybody to the wild, almost midwest. This here is our sheriff, Eliot Ness. In Prohibition Era Chicago everyone knows that Al Capone (Robert De Niro) is the bootlegging kingpin. The problem is… Continue reading