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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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‘Girls’ Season Three: Navigating Unexpected Territory

Love it or hate it, 'Girls' has a distinctive voice -- one of the most raw and honest on TV.

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Scraping the Barrel: #90, ‘Cool as Ice’

This cinematic abortion stars '90s rap face-palmer Vanilla Ice in the role of douchebag-on-motorcycle. It's 50% 'Footloose,' 50% 'The Wild One,' and 100% everything we regret from the '90s.

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Scraping the Barrel: #91, ‘In the Mix’

It’s a mob drama, dontchaknow?

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