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Five Biggest Academy Awards Mistakes Of All Time

The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and by Monday morning I’m sure we’ll all be debating the pros and cons of the awards given. That’s sort of a fact of life about the Oscars—every year ...

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Saul Goodman: Baddest Lawyer Alive (‘Better Call Saul’ Preview)

No one ever accused Saul Goodman of being a great lawyer, but it’s an accusation I’m making now. From the moment Bob Odenkirk’s sleazy attorney first bumbles onto the screen (Season 2, Episode 8 “Better ...

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We Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Proves Disney Can Tackle ‘Star Wars’

With 'Guardians of the Galaxy', Marvel and Disney have shown the world that the appetite for grand space epics still exists -- and it’s voracious.

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Emmys 2014: Five Award Races to Watch

Stephen Mills highlights five of the most interesting, competitive, and potentially surprising races at this year's Emmys ceremony, which airs on Monday, August 25th.

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Scraping the Barrel: #88, ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’

When you create a film that loses in viewership to a sultry scene between reptile and footwear or the private endeavors of a lonely primate, you’ve chosen the wrong career.

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Scraping the Barrel: #89, ‘Gigli’

'Gigli' is a glimpse into an alternate dimension where Ben Affleck is cool, J-Lo is talented, and jokes about the mentally-handicapped are funny.

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Back Off, Jerk: In Defense of ‘Friends’ (‘Cheers’ for Gen-Xers)

The finale episode of NBC sitcom Friends aired 10 years ago this month. Michael Yellin reflects on the show’s highs, lows, quirks, and shark-jumps, all the while defending the show’s ultimate accomplishments. Once upon a time, there ...

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Godzilla: Tragedy and Comedy

Godzilla movie 2014

Reese LeBlanc retraces the massive footprints of motion picture's most reliable radioactive dinosaur -- from Saturday horror greatness to cartoonish stupidity to, just maybe, a shot at redemption.

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How A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ Breaks All the Rules — and Wins

If I worked at A&E and a pitch for a TV show came across my desk that proposed this modern-day prequel to 'Psycho,' I would have laughed and thrown it in the trash. Thankfully, I ...

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Critical Coin Toss: Did the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale Jump the Shark or Hit the Mark?

Three Glide writers debate the merits of 'How I Met Your Mother''s controversial finale.

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