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“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

“Step Sisters” trips over its own message

January 21, 2018

Witty and problematic, Netflix’s “Step Sisters” nudges the issue of cultural appropriation. The Netflix original attempts to follow in the footsteps of shows such as “Dear White People” and ...

Black Mirror reinvents itself in its fourth season

Black Mirror reinvents itself in its fourth season

January 4, 2018

Science-fiction can be a fun escape from reality, but “Black Mirror” only establishes a fear for tomorrow’s advances. Charlie Brooker’s hit anthology series about the many ways technology cou...

Universal Studios Hollywood does not make for a holly jolly celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood does not make for a holly jolly celebration

December 11, 2017

HOLLYWOOD — It may be difficult to get into the Christmas spirit in California’s sunny setting, but Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates its all-new holiday experience with two attractions to hel...

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

“The Disaster Artist” is one of James Franco’s best biographical adaptations

December 10, 2017

As we progress further into the 21st century, you’re likely to find fewer and fewer people who have heard of Tommy Wiseau’s early 2000s cult classic “The Room,” let alone actually watched it. It’s a cultural experience and cinemat...

Best and worst movies of 2017

Best and worst movies of 2017

December 7, 2017

2017 was a mixed bag in a lot of senses. From a number of producers, actors and entertainers being called out for sexual allegations to Bill Nye getting his own show on Netflix, there was a lot to be ha...

“Curb your Enthusiasm” ninth season is “pretty pretty good”

“Curb your Enthusiasm” ninth season is “pretty pretty good”

December 5, 2017

TV show revivals are almost always a bad idea. Shows such as “24: Legacy” and “Fuller House” prove that, but “Seinfeld” creator Larry David makes an exception to the rule with the return of his se...

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” — come for the nostalgia, stay for the fun

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” — come for the nostalgia, stay for the fun

November 28, 2017

Video game lovers rejoiced last week when the cherished “Animal Crossing” developer  released its latest installment in the form of a mobile game. “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” was unveiled on Nov. 21 with ...