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Bill & Ted's 30th Anniversary: Still Most Triumphant

Bill and Ted's relentless enthusiasm, openness, and goodwill toward all they meet are infectious and, quite frankly, rather inspiring, even (or perhaps especially) in the face of the apathy, prejudice, and animosity that surrounds us today.

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'Stranger Things 2' After the Binge: How Well Does It Hold Up?

In spite of its stale scenario, sluggish start, and insubstantial side-stories, overall, Stranger Things 2 is still a satisfying sequel.

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What Happens After Happily Ever After?

Whimsical, poignant, and unmistakably magical, The 10th Kingdom has a grand scale yet an intimate and relatable story that is enchanting for viewers of all ages.

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Gotham: Season 2 Episode 11 - "Worse Than a Crime"

Despite a few delightful moments of sinister silliness, Gotham's uneven mid-season finale is mostly disappointingly bland and melodramatic, fizzling out much anticipation for the show's return in the spring.

Liz Medendorp
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'Fresh Off the Boat' Embraces the Humor of Clashing Cultures

The unfamiliar can be frightening, but the Huang family deals with cultural difference by taking the confusing and making it amusing in a highly relatable way.

Television

Gotham: Season 2, Episode 9 - "A Bitter Pill to Swallow"

Returning to a characteristically meandering, unfocused plot, this week's Gotham is at least punctuated by the promise of a fiendish friendship.

Liz Medendorp
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Gotham: Season 2 Episode 7 - "Mommy's Little Monster"

Upheaval seems imminent as Gotham’s proto-villains reach their emotional and psychological breaking points.

Liz Medendorp
Television

Gotham: Season 2, Episode 6 - "By Fire"

A few pivotal and frankly twisted moments energize Gotham in one of the second season's better episodes.

Liz Medendorp
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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 5 - "Scarification"

There isn't much to say about "Scarification", a seemingly random hodgepodge of unrelated expository scenes.

Music

Ratatat's Intuitive Creative Process: "It Just Feels Right"

When you're a duo of instrumental guitar beatsmiths who start headlining festivals in Poland, you know you're on to something good. Even more amazing though? How Ratatat's new album features the band's first-ever cover song (and the story behind it).

Television

Gotham: Season 2, Episode 4 - "The Strike Force"

A disappointingly uneventful letdown after last week’s exciting and bold developments, "The Strike Force" uses bland exposition to introduce new but clichéd characters.

Liz Medendorp
Television

Gotham: Season 2, Episode 3 - "The Last Laugh"

In the wake of a shocking twist and the loss of one of the most compelling characters, what does Jerome's death mean for the future of Gotham?

Liz Medendorp
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'The Goldbergs' Are a Strangely Familiar Family

Even with their boistrous personalities, the Goldbergs are a distinctly ordinary family; that's what makes them both relatable and funny.

Liz Medendorp
Television

Gotham: Season 2, Episode 2 - "Knock, Knock"

Turning focus to the off-kilter, almost wacky band of villains announcing themselves as the "Maniax", this episode pushes silliness into the realm of the macabre with more violence, more madness, and more theatricality.

Television

"Damned If You Do...": 'Gotham' - Season 2, Episode 1

This season premiere opens the door for Gotham to shake things up in the Caped Crusader's city, leaving viewers with exciting questions about the fates (which may not be set in stone) of these beloved characters.

Liz Medendorp
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'Gotham' Season 1: The City that Gave Rise to the Dark Knight

Gotham gives a sense of realism and depth to a city on the edge of anarchy, a cesspool of corruption and madness that spawns the kind of villainy only a superhero born of that place could combat.

Liz Medendorp
Television

The 'Frozen' Characters' Mix in 'Once Upon a Time - Season 4' Creates Quite the Slush

In what appears to be more of a publicity stunt to capitalize on the immense popularity of Frozen, Storybrooke is looking more like Disneyworld than a classic fairytale world.

Liz Medendorp
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'Hackers' Proved to Be Ahead of Its Time

Initially received with mixed reviews, Hackers has become something of a cult classic whose plot eerily makes more sense today than when it did when it was released.

Television

'2 Broke Girls' Is on the Way to Comedy Bankruptcy

While it has moments that make you think about laughing, this sitcom relies heavily on poorly delivered re-hashings of the same tired jokes.

Liz Medendorp

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