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Review: 'Alcatraz'

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"Alcatraz" concocts a fantastic premise with a dense mythology that essentially creates a procedural -- namely, rounding up a couple hundred long-missing inmates, which in theory (and in success)…

'Napoleon Dynamite'
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Review: 'Napoleon Dynamite'

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It's been seven years since "Napoleon Dynamite" became an unlikely indie film darling, and unless you've been watching the DVD with regularity in that intervening span, Fox's new animated version…

'Rob'
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Review: 'Rob'

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Rob Schneider's questionable appeal will be put to the test in "Rob," a series said to be loosely based on his life, about a guy who marries a stunning, considerably younger Latina and inherits her…

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'24 Hour Catwalk'
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Review: '24 Hour Catwalk'

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Lifetime's newest reality series feels like a "Project Runway" knockoff for Goths on speed. Dark, frenetic and full of torturous time constraints, the show is, by say, designer Christian Siriano's…

'The Firm'
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Review: 'The Firm'

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Once you've gotten past the casting -- Josh Lucas in the central role, with Molly Parker, Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie as support -- what really stands out is how sluggish the pilot is.

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Review: 'House of Lies'

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The Showtime series "House of Lies" -- based on a memoir by the same name -- understandably drops the subtitle "How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time." That's perhaps…

downton abbey
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Review: 'Downton Abbey'

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"Worth the wait," host Laura Linney says at the outset of the "Downton Abbey" sequel, and for once, the claim isn't just hype. A near-flawless follow-up to writer Julian Fellowes' Emmy-winning…

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