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December 11, 2007

The Windy City Incident

What I received, instead, was the worst movie I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a shitload of bad movies.

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December 2, 2007

Finale Fever

Most shows are heading to “fall finale” land this week. For some, it’s disappointing that we’ll have to wait until January or February to see two or three episodes before a strike-induced hiatus; for the rest, good fucking riddance. Aliens…

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December 3, 2007

The Closer / Saving Grace

Tonight, cable’s most popular show returns with a Christmas special. Riding hot on its coattails is cable’s somewhat-popular show, which begins a four-episode arc held back from its summer run for reasons I can’t explain. Frankly, with both series I’m…

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December 9, 2007

57 Channels (and Nothing On)

What, you thought I was kidding last week? We got a pretty solid Heroes finale and perhaps the best Reaper episode of the series’ run (unfortunately, legend has it that this will also be the last episode until the strike…

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December 23, 2007

The Rise — well…Fall of Journeyman

This week, NBC unceremoniously burned off the last two episodes of its best new show, Journeyman. It probably won’t return after the holidays, or the strike — it’s unofficial, but it’s done. NBC gave full-season pickups to two dismal but slightly-more-popular shows,…

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