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New Dinosaurs, Old Plot

Jurrasic World is big, loud movie with a smaller, quieter movie inside of it, peeking out at unexpected moments.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Stronger Together”

After two episodes of Supergirl it is clear that the best and strongest thing about this series is Supergirl herself; Melissa Benoist steals every scene that she is in.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 7 - “The Zygon Invasion”

The Doctor's moral compass, among other things, goes haywire in this curious episode.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 5 - “4,722 hours”

The relatively quiet “4,722 hours” shows the ways in which we create paradise even in the midst of the ugliest realities.

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30 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Look! A Zombie! Race and Passing in ‘iZombie’

iZombie’s “passing” narrative complicates its broader racial politics.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

The pilot episode of Supergirl offers its own version of the old Superman tagline: You will believe a woman can fly!

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Why CW’s ‘The 100’ Is a Feminist Dream, Except for When It’s Not

The 100 gets a lot right (and some significant things wrong) in its examination of a post-nuclear society.

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‘Breeders’ Isn’t Bad Enough to Be Good

Is this a porn film under the guise of trying to be serious? Or an attempt at a serious film from a director too used to directing porn?

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 6 - “The Woman Who Lived”

A bleak but compelling episode that may -- or may not -- have witnessed the arrival of the Doctor's new companion

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 4 - “Devils You Know”

“Devils You Know” offers new insight into the season’s arc, while visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack shares how to balance special effects and narrative.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 5 - “The Girl Who Died”

The real problem with the enemy -- with the whole first half of the episode, in fact -- is that he’s a colossal red herring.

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‘The Doctors Are In’ Tries to Be All Things to All Readers

Alas, the holding of passionate views does not in itself make for compelling reading.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 3 - “A Wanted (Inhu)man”

Messy lives, bad decisions, and poor outcomes plague nearly everybody in this week’s episode.

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SyFy Miniseries ‘Ascension’ Is a Promising Thought Experiment Canceled Too Soon

Ascension plays with the range of pleasures associated with the detective story, but framing it within the claustrophobic environment of a spaceship puts quite a spin on the old formulas.

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Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 4 - “Before the Flood”

The second half of this two-parter is an object lesson in how to make good drama.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 2 - “Purpose in the Machine”

Last week’s episode pushed the boundaries of how much belief a viewer can logically suspend.

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Thriller ‘Reversion’ Has Some Hard Edges

Reversion is hardly subtle in its critique of our tech-dependent lives, and the idea that we might seek comfort, inspiration, and fulfillment of emotional needs from our devices.

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6 Oct 2015 // 11:00 AM

Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3 - “Under the Lake”

“Under the Lake's" writing, direction, and performances manages to breath new life into a tired premise.

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‘Outlander’ Continues to Subvert Expectations in the Second Half of Season 1

Scottish landscapes, authentic detail, and the female gaze. Who could ask for more?

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‘The Martian’ Does the Math

Ridley Scott’s futuristic lost astronaut epic strings a series of logic puzzles through a lighthearted ensemble dramedy that feels equal parts The Avengers and Gravity.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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