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Does The Nightmare Before Christmas permit or pan holiday overkill?

I have long said Nov. 28 is the ideal date to screen The Nightmare Before Christmas. It marks ...
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How should TV shows reference their pop-culture peers?

To its credit, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has not exactly tried to reinvent that which cannot be ...
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American Experience: 30 years of placid, pensive pauses

PBS’ American Experience began its fourth decade by recollecting an obsolete entertainment entity. The irony could not be ...
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Conan, Michael Palin overdue for a crossover

Times were much simpler for Conan O’Brien when he last had Michael Palin on his show. Palin, who ...
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School of Rock holds up by sticking to serious fun

Dewey Finn (Jack Black) does not need Horace Green Prep as much as the other way around. How ...
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall keeps getting better

The masterminds behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall can take delayed secondhand satisfaction in Bill Hader’s Emmy triumph. The co-creator ...
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The Dragon Prince: New decade, same expectations for Ehasz, Volpe

Surprisingly, it has been 10 years since Avatar: The Last Airbender aired its final episode on Nickelodeon. Now producer ...
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Common threads between Anchorman 2 and D2

Wasn’t it Anchorman 2 where someone told the protagonist, “Everyone wants to be something bigger”? No, that was ...
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McCain was a perfect cameo for Wedding Crashers

One week before John McCain passed away, the Paramount Network happened to screen his lone theatrical film appearance. ...
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The unique nostalgic merit of retro commercial uploads

At precisely 13-and-a-half years this week, YouTube is the age of an eighth grader. Meanwhile, Pure Moods is ...