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'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Is More Whimper Than Roar

Calling the plot of Godzilla: King of the Monsters stale would be an insult to the fossilized potato chips hiding between your sofa cushions.

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'The Spectacular Now': High School and Consequences

What high school partier Sutter can't realize is that being 18 and in love with the perfect, nerdish Aimee may be the high point of his life.

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 4

The 2010-2011 season meant saying farewell to cult favorites Friday Night Lights and Smallville, as well as the ongoing mania surrounding one of TV's most mediocre shows, Glee.

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Super Spots or Big Blunders

A lot of production, distribution, and marketing companies spent a lot of time and a lot of money to air ads for movies that are six months away. Which ones will make them a lot of money instead of costing exactly that?

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Friday Night Lights: The Second Season

Even with such an obvious misstep as the murder storyline in the second season, this is still one of the most well-executed series on television.

Jessica Suarez
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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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Friday Night Lights

The series abjures the usual primetime penchant for suburban gloss or metropolitan grit. Instead, it claimed as its territory lower middle class life in the America of vanishing jobs and diminishing horizons.

Lesley Smith
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Friday Night Lights

In the mundane, in the small and sometimes sad realities of small-town life, the heroic can be found.

Lee Wang
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Friday Night Lights

Once the football game started in last week's premiere episode of Friday Night Lights, the clichés came fast and hard, but still, compelling.

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Lyon's Den

Trades on the image of D.C. as a shadow-realm, characterized by backroom dealings and shifting loyalties.

Chris Elliot

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