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“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 ...

“The Punisher” review: A Frank Castle portrayal fans can be proud of

“The Punisher” review: A Frank Castle portrayal fans can be proud of

November 28, 2017

Jon Bernthal plays Frank Castle in the Netflix Original “The Punisher” and he is every bit as riveting as he is violent. Unlike previous failed attempts to bring a live-action Castle to the screen, ...

“Star Wars: Battlefront II” is a step toward something great

“Star Wars: Battlefront II” is a step toward something great

November 25, 2017

“Star Wars: Battlefront II” is a frustrating game because with every step it took forward, it took two steps back. It confronted all the issues of its predecessor with an array of new blasters, a wide cast o...

“Lady Bird” is one of 2017’s best movies

“Lady Bird” is one of 2017’s best movies

November 23, 2017

“Lady Bird” is a movie which, at least superficially, is incredibly familiar. The story revolves around a girl in her final year of high school as she tries to figure out what really matters to her a...

Compelling, yet shallow: CalRep introduces “Polaroid Stories” at the University Theater

Compelling, yet shallow: CalRep introduces “Polaroid Stories” at the University Theater

November 19, 2017

It only took a few minutes for the audience to feel uncomfortable in California Repertory’s performance of Naomi Iizuka’s “Polaroid Stories” which premiered at the University Theater on Nov. 17. But no...

“Justice League” is fine and that’s good enough, for now

“Justice League” is fine and that’s good enough, for now

November 19, 2017

“Justice League” feels like the kind of paper that’s good enough to earn, at best, a solid B. It’s structured coherently, free of technical errors and flirts with reaching for something me...

“WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret” tells audiences to make a change

“WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret” tells audiences to make a change

November 8, 2017

The revolution begins. Dark at first, then followed by the sound of a piano. A soliloquy is delivered and a quiet voice jokes, “Every now and then a country goes wrong.” This is the prologue to “...