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Review: ‘Harsh Realm’

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In this latest futuristic allegory weighing the various merits of good and evil, Chris Carter doesn't tell us that "the truth is out there." Rather, the "X-Files" creator and acknowledged king of…

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Review: ‘Wasteland’

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You don't fully realize how annoying people in their late 20s can be until watching this sudsy drama from that impresario of innuendo, Kevin Williamson. He gave the world hip horror pics with…

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Review: ‘Love & Money’

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Here is Friday night programming flow, CBS style: At 8 p.m., it's "Kids Say the Darndest Things"; at 8:30, it's "Snobs Do the Zaniest Things." At least, the latter would be a more apt title for this…

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Review: ‘Roswell’

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The sci-fi genre gets a much-needed shot in the arm from this poignant allegory about the burdens and mysteries of the teen years. Although "Roswell," the entertaining brainchild of Jason Katims ("My…

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Review: ‘Angel’

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In propelling this spinoff of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," creator Joss Whedon has to tread carefully, so as not to disrupt the mythology that spawned such a loyal and devoted audience. It's a…

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Review: ‘Animal Farm’

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In choosing to adapt George Orwell's 1945 satire on Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary Russia, it's hard to imagine what audience the filmmakers had in mind. This aesthetically unappealing…

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Review: ‘Work With Me’

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Television history tells us that lawyers generally are not the most lovable souls on the planet (Ally McBeal excepted). Thus, building a romantic comedy around a pair of married barristers may just…

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Review: ‘Popular’

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Billed as a comedy, but with generous helpings of drama, "Popular" is a hip-sounding and visually entertaining piece that might best be summed up as "The Odd Couple" meets the "The Brady Bunch" meets…

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Review: ‘Ally’

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What should we call "Ally"? A series spin-on? A semi-clone, perhaps? By any description, this "Ally" without the McBeal signifies the dawn of an new era in broadcast primetime, one that has an eye…

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